Uploading and downloading Web photos

When batch uploading and downloading pictures from online photo-sharing sites, third-party accessories can save you lots of time and trouble. Which uploaders and downloaders do you use for Flickr, Picasa, Webshots, and the like?

The number and quality of online photo-sharing sites, along with their burgeoning communities, have been growing exponentially ever since mainstream consumers embraced digital photography.

Flickr, Picasa, Snapfish, 23HQ, Zoomr, and Webshots (disclaimer: Webshots is owned by CNET Networks) are only a handful of the free sites that let you publish your own pics and explore other photographers' creations.

Once you've established your digital presence on a photo-sharing site, you may find yourself uploading hundreds, if not thousands, of photos to share with friends and family. While the sites have powerful technology to display, categorize, and host your images, they're not designed for batch uploading and downloading; that's where third-party plug-ins and add-ons can come in handy.

Yesterday, I took a look at Migratr, a free tool created by Alexander Lucas that can download all of your images from one site and then automatically upload them to another.

What do you use to upload and download photos from your favorite online-photo site? And what's your favorite photo-sharing Web site? Tell me about it in the comments.

About Peter Butler

Peter has been working at Download.com since 2003, when trialware was shareware and toolbars were those large metal rods for smashing car windows. Currently, he wrangles the reviews, videos, newsletter, blog, and special collections for Download.com, as well as managing the program data throughout the software directory.