You’ve probably heard of the many popular photo sharing sites by now, which include Photobucket, SmugMug, and Flickr. Flickr stands above the rest because of its huge user base and community. The photo sharing service has been around since 2004 – it was acquired in 2005 by Yahoo! and soon after became big. Since then, it’s acquired more than 50 million users and 80 million unique visitors, and is among the top choices for independent photographers. It also has a great Social Media aspect to it.
Joining flickr is a very easy and free process. Upon registration, you’re allowed to upload 300MB of photos each month, at a fixed maximum resolution. 2 Video uploads, and access to the most of the site and community are the other perks with a free account. The Pro account is very worth it though, if you’re an aspiring photographer or hobbyist. For $24.95 a year you get unlimited uploads at any resolution, unlimited HD video, no ads, ability to post photos to up to 60 groups, statistics, and much more.