I upload my photos to Flickr. (See here.) I like Flickr’s clean, minimalist design. But Flickr offers more than photo hosting service. It is also a social networking site, where shutterbugs form groups and share their works.
Popular it is, I suspect that Flickr is being challenged by Facebook. (Well, as an MBA student, I am trying to compare them from business perspective.) Facebook users can create photo albums on the site. Better still, it is free. By comparison, a free Flickr account only displays a maximum of 200 pictures. If we wish to display more than that amount, we need to upgrade to a pro account by paying a fee.
How should we choose between Flickr and Facebook? If you are a casual snap shooter who merely want to share your pictures with your friends, the choice is a no-brainer. For professionals or serious amateurs who wish to showcase their works to the world, Flickr still has some advantages. Still, I notice that many advanced photographers have formed their groups in Facebook.
Which photo hosting services are you using?