Top 10 Best Image Hosting Sites

Here are the top 10 best image hosting sites based on a combination of Alexa Rank, content richness, users’ reviews and freshness.  You can store your photos on them as a web album or host your blog image on them to save the traffic. The good news is that all of them are FREE, or at least offer an free service plan.

1. Flickr

Flickr is the most popular image and video hosting and sharing website as well as a excellent social networking community.  Billions of images have been uploaded to it by its millions of users.

2. Fotki

Fotki is an image and video hosting website as well as a social networking service.  The limit for free accounts is now 50 MB.  It claims to offer free unlimited photo hosting for sites, blogs.

3. Fotolog

One of the oldest and most popular photo and image sharing and hosting sites which was available in world major languages.  Free users can upload one image a day while paying members are able to upload six images a day.

4. Photobucket

Photobucket is also a video and image hosting website which enable its free users to upload images or videos upto 300M.  I am using Photobucket image hosting service, easy to use and works very well up to today.

5. ImageShake

A popular website provides image hosting, photo and video sharing.  Image and flash file size is limited to 1.5 MB.  User can also upload images or videos even without an account.

6. Picasa WebAlbum

A image hosting and sharing service launched by the internet Big Boss Google.  Users can upload and store up to 1 GB on professional and enjoy Google servers completely free of charge.  Also you can use the software Picasa to edit images as well as upload them.

7. Panoramio

Popular geolocation-based photo sharing and hosting website owned by google.  The feature is that it is combined with Google Map.

8. TinyPic

One of the most popular image sharing and hosting websites which allows users to upload images without an account.  Advantage of tinypic is that it will give you a relatively shorter URL.

9. Webshots

An old but still popular image hosting site which was created in 1995. There are free members and premium members.  As a free member you can upload upto 1000 photos + 100 more each month of membership.

10. shutterfly

This image hosting site is listed here partly because it claims that “picture storage is free and unlimited. We never delete photos.  We securely store your images at full resolution.”

12 thoughts on “Top 10 Best Image Hosting Sites

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  2. Neil Lee


    Thanks, found some sites I had not heard off here – have been thinking about off-blog image hosting and this gave me some pointers.

    My big concern with off site/off blog hosting is that you are depending on your image host to be reliable. That said, if Picasa or Flickr had hosting issues – I would be really worried :)

    A correction?…

    For number five: Imageshake – do you mean Imageshack (

    The criteria you’ve described look to be exactly the same as Imageshake (also when I click on the link I went to a parked page).


  3. Gabriella

    Hello everyone,

    I know that there are many good image hosting websites out there.
    But I have been looking for somplicity for a while and I found today.

    I like it since its very simple and they do also have a very fast loading time for the images, therefor I would like to share my thoughts regarding

    Regards Gabriella

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