Photo hosting for traditionalists

Photobucket is the most trafficked photo-hosting site on the Web.

Photobucket, which is owned by News Corp, is one of many Internet image-hosting and photo-sharing sites, many of which offer both free and pay versions. Its direct competitors include sites such as Flickr, Picasa, and Snapfish, and it operates in much the same way as these sites. Photobucket lets you upload, organize, tag, share, edit, and print digital photos. In addition, the service now allows users to upload video clips, which can be edited with an integrated video remixing tool designed by Adobe.

The site provides an array of services that any photography novice, intermediate user, or professional photographer could find useful. You can easily upload images and crop, resize, and rotate on the fly as well as create and organize albums. As with most other online image services, you can adjust sharing and viewing settings with a number of privacy options. Users cans also make their own profiles and portfolios to share with others.

The service hosts more than 7 billion user photos and is one of the most-trafficked photo services on the Internet. Over the past year, Photobucket launched a new version of its mobile site, overhauled its album organization features, and revamped its sharing tools, offering a variety of one-click buttons for publishing to various social networking sites. This service has perhaps the most "blah" interface of the bunch, but pretty much every blog and publishing tool is compatible with it, which makes it a very practical choice for many users.

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