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Every photographer wants to maintain a portfolio/Online gallery with his or her best works to promote the creative photographs and share those with the photo enthusiasts. This article has carefully chosen 25 best portfolio/image gallery hosting and photo sharing sites for photographers to showcase and promote their works. Flickr Alternatives: 25 best photo/portfolio/image gallery hosting and photo sharing sites for photographers to showcase and promote their works. The list does not include flickr and deviantART as these are used most widely; and most importantly, the purpose of this post is to shed some light on the potential alternatives of flickr and deviantART that you might have been unaware of. This article also recommends some 30 worthy stock photography sites to sell and manage your photos. Hope this list will let to discover some valuables places to showcase and promote your photographs even further.

Zenfolio
Zenfolio is a user friendly photography hosting site for professional photographers to create and organize online photo galleries easily. With Zenfolio, photographers can showcase their works with original quality using elegant page designs. You can also upload full size photos from your camera, sort them into galleries for your photography portfolio and group them any way you want to create clear, compelling presentations. A portfolio on Zenfolio costs a little(minimum $25/year), but you can always take a free trial.
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Photo.net
Photo.net is a popular photo community where you can showcase your portfolio to a wide range of audiences. At photo.net, you will be able to manage your photo gallery, upload and exhibit your best works and receive critiques from the community. Free users get limited opportunity to showcase their works however it only cost $25 a year to promote your photographs like a pro.2-Photo.net-photography-community-photo-hosting
1x.com
1x.com is another popular place for photographers and photo enthusiasts. You can sign up with this awesome community and upload your pictures to your portfolio. But unlike other photo hosting sites, 1x maintains a restriction to publish any photo to its homepage. That means it has to be approved by an editor before being published. To be able to show images not published, it also offers a premium membership, which includes your own professional homepage with complete control over what photos to be displayed. 3-1x-com-photography-portfolio-hosting
Behance Network
Behance Network is one of the world's leading platforms to create professional portfolios across all industries, including photography. As a free member at Behance, you will be able to create multi-media portfolios to showcase your photographs within the network, as well as throughout partner sites and organizations, and the industry-specific Served Sites. 26-behance-network-portfolio-hosting
Coroflot
Coroflot is another good place for photographers to showcase creative works for free. Like Behance, it has a vast audience where you will always love your portfolio to be. It also allows you to send visitors to your portfolio via a short, easy-to-remember URL. You will be able to see how your portfolio is doing with detailed traffic stats. With no upload limit, you can share as much work as you want for free. 25-coroflot-projects-portfolio-hosting-and-sharing
Smug Mug
Smug Mug is another excellent service to publish, share or showcase photos in your portfolio. You can try it free, but to make your photographic works a ‘brand’ , Smug Mug has a pro membership offer that gives unlimited storage for your photos and sell to millions of customers with its innovative sales tools. A SmugMug Pro Account will cost $150 per year. 4-Smug Mug-photo-hosting-sharing
Snapixel
Snapixel is probably one of the best photo sharing site for free members, as it offers 5GB storage for them. It also comes up with the tools to upload, store, organize, share or sell photos. I personally like Snapixel for its easy-to-use features and the huge free storage. 5-snapixel-photo-hosting-portfolio-showcasing-site
Viewbook
A beautiful site where you will love to create a portfolio for your photographs. It has a clean and beautiful interface which also lets you design and control the presentation of your work, on the web and mobile. Viewbook has three categories of membership packages—starting from $4/month, with elegant and visually appealing galleries and albums, unlimited galleries, iPad portfolio app and more. 30-viewbook-online-photo-album-portfolio
Carbonmade
Hundreds of photographers and artists preferred cardonmade to showcase their works for its large audience, unique design and easy-to-use features. With carbonmade, users can change the overall look, the logo, and the domains of their portfolios to suit their styles. It offers two types of memberships. Free users are allowed to create five different projects with a maximum of 35 images. Paid users get 50 projects, 500 images, 10 videos, domain binding and more at a price of $12 per month. 31-carbonmade-online-portfolio-project-hosting
Ipernity
An awesome and free photo sharing site. You can share your photos with the whole world and last but not least, create a powerful indexing tool that enables you to locate all your information and that which others allow for sharing. 6-Ipernity-free-photo-sharing-gallery-hosting
Photoshop.com
Photoshop.com is the online complement to Adobe's family of Photoshop software, offering an array of photo editing, storage and sharing tools for professional photographers. You will also be able to improve your photography skill set at Photoshop.com as it features inspirational works by talented photographer and provide useful content and tutorials. It offers two level of memberships---Basic (Free) and Plus. A free user gets 2GB of space, personal URL to access account, online photo management, editing, and interactive photo galleries and lots more facilities at Photoshop. Paid users get even more, with 20GB of space, for $49.99 a year.18-photoshop-online-photography-album-hosting
Red Bubble
Red Bubble is a creative community and marketplace for the creative minds, including photographers. It is place for positive encouragement and feedback, somewhere to display work, admire work and talk about work. Red Bubble also allows you to showcase and sell your photos with zero hassle. So Sign up for free and enjoy the ride! 7-Redbibble-creative-photography-community-and-marketplace
Krop
Krop offers an industry standard portfolio hosting for your photographs. With Krop, you will be able to quickly organize your work in some beautiful templates. Free users get a 10-image limit while the paid users enjoy unlimited images uploading, style gallery access, domain mapping, RSS, and video embedding. 29-krop-photography-portfolio-hosting
Flavors me
Not absolutely a photo hosting site. But it allows you to create your portfolio or blog in a few clicks. It has extremely beautiful design and layouts, providing photographers with an ideal platform to showcase their works. 8-Flavors-me-photography-blog-hosting
Pixdaus
Pixdaus is a popular photo bookmarking site for photographers and photo enthusiasts. It takes a different approach to environmental photography. Registered users can submit their photos and vote for others’ works. So sign up, start discovering and sharing pictures. 9-pixdaus-photography-bookmarking-site
Phombo
A creative photography community. Upload your photos, make your portfolio and share them with the world. 11-phombo-community-photo-gallery-and-image-hosting
Phanfare
Phanfare is a useful photo hosting/portfolio site for photographers to display photos online. With Phanfare, you can upload photos using its innovative system or plugins. It also supports Adobe Lightroom, Apple’s Aperture and iPhoto, and Google’s Picasa. You can even upload photos to your portfolio from your iPhone. It has a bunch of sharing and organizing options to ensure maximum exposure for your photos. There is a saying that good thing never comes free, but Phanfare is cost effective as it charges $ 29 for a year. 16-phanfare-image-portfolio-hosting
Photodom
Great photo hosting site for photographers to create portfolio and showcase their works.12-photodom-image -sharing-gallery-hosting
MAGIX Online Photo Album
With your FREE online photography Album at MAGIX Online, you can present your photos in an impressive way on the web to share those more impressively. You will also get a customizable album website with more than 180 wonderful album design templates for every occasion, your own web address as well as up to 10 GB disk space for all your photographs… just an amazing photo hosting site for photographers! 19-magix-online-photo-album-image-sharing
Fotoblog
Fotoblog is a non-English site which a gives great way to show the world around your eyes. You can post your interesting shots right from the scene. This is something like a photo diary community, where records are maintained in the form of photographs with descriptions and comments. Sign up today and share your photographs! 13-photoblog-by-image-sharing-showcsasing
Webshots
Webshots, a concern of American Greetings, is one of the largest photo and video sharing site which also provide a state-of-the-art photo-management application that provides tools for managing photo albums and sharing images online. Webshots offers both FREE and a Premium memberships. Choose the right one for you. 17-webshots-online-photo-gallery-portfolio-site
Jalbum.net
jAlbum lets you turn your photos into spectacular online albums. It's free and only takes a minute. It also provides a desktop application for photographers to upload, manage and showcase their online portfolios. You can also upload online albums straight to your own hosting with the jAlbum desktop app. Jalbum offers 30 MB storage for free users while 1 GB and 10GB for paid users. Paid memberships will cost $ 2.5 to $10 per month. 20-jalbum-online-photo-portfolio-creator
Issuu
Issuu is the leading digital publishing platform delivering exceptional reading experiences of magazines, catalogs, and newspapers. You can also upload your best photographs as publication to create beautiful digital editions and reach millions of audience. 28-issuu-publish-photo-online
Badorgood
A non-English photography community where hundreds of photographers showcase their photographs and rate and leave comments on others’ works. 23-badorgood-photography-community-image-sharing
Foto.md
Another beautiful site for photographers to go around. Accept photo submission to a broad range of audience with rating enabled. Photography contests are being held there to discover the beast pieces. 24-foto.md-showcase-your-photos-online
Places to promote your photos, sell online and earn royalties

If you want more than promoting your photographs, stock photography sites might be a good consideration. These are few good stock photography sites that will manage, promote, sell and protect your right on your images and works.

  • Hope you will find both the lists helpful. And if you know any site that was not included here (Especially for Online Portfolio and Image hosting), please let us know.

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    89 comments:

    Will Jennings said...

    http://www.photoswarm.com is another good one too.

    Alrik // Viewbook.com said...

    Thanks for including us!

    christian said...

    Some time ago I came across the photograph 500px.com platform that includes a great selection of photographs and is an absolute tip.

    vector illustration said...

    Super! Thank you

    gandhalfthewhite said...

    I have missed the WIX website in the list provided they have a wonderful interface and produces a custom made site for any purpose, and is exceptional for photo and video contents.

    Anonymous said...

    I think Mejuba.com is the worlds best!
    Unlimited storage and it’s completely free. No monthly limits or quotas. You can upload a whooping 1GB PER upload!
    Photos and videos are stored in their original format and are kept unmodified for backup.
    I also like that you can geo-tag your stuff so it shows up on a map. And you can search for stuff on
    the map – that’s cool!. Even Google Street View is now implemented - eat that Youtube, Vimeo etc!!!
    As the only site i know of it uses a Windows Explorer like navigation with folders – super easy to
    use – even has drag and drop!. You can upload your entire folder-structure in a single upload.
    It’s free, fast, nice design as SO much better than the other video sites.

    Anonymous said...

    PhotoLinkage is another website to be on the lookout for. Their service is free with unlimited uploads, and plus they have a directory for photography blogs and for freelance photographers.

    wout said...

    Paspartout is also a great one http://paspartout.com. there is a free version and the subscription plans offer a lot of features!

    KaKaiKai said...

    cool!
    I'll check some of these out

    Andy said...

    Its a great collection. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    rob said...

    I think deviantart.com/is the worlds best
    bu iv just started useing www.pureshack.com its a new website but its easy to use

    Anonymous said...

    http://fullfunpics.com/index.php...
    Add this to list

    Anonymous said...

    There is a newer site http://macromo.de/ that's getting some traction also.

    Anonymous said...

    If anyone is looking to self host their portfolios, take a look at the ecoPhoto2 WordPress theme – http://idesigneco.com/themes/ecophoto2

    steve caturan said...

    hi, please consider adding https://pixi.me/ to your list – we provide a Gallery2 multisite based service (free, no ads, open source) to share photos with friends & family, or to hotlink images from a blog, forum or auction posting. Thank you!

    Anonymous said...

    http://foliohd.com/ is also another great online portfolio with a free account option! Check it out - it's the next best thing!

    Anonymous said...

    I use wix.com

    JA Glover said...

    Thanks a lot for sharing this ! I've used moonfruit for quite a while, its great value, but very limited for photographers presenting images... so am on the lookout for something more seamless & smooth with full screen. Viewbook seems to offer this. Issuu is also a fab site.

    Ronnie Morales said...

    http://lens.ph is great also. Powered by wordpress, very easy to use andhi-quality portfolio designs

    Qasim Virjee said...

    This is a pretty good overview of options out there - from simple places to get your images online to fully-fledged website solutions.

    If you're looking for a creative online portfolio solution that really does a good job of focusing attention on your media, with slick minimal design I definitely recommend checking out http://www.introduction.io

    Portfolios at introduction.io have a bunch of easy-to-use features which make building and maintaining an online portfolio fun and straight-forward- like multi-image uploads, drag'n'drop ordering, custom URLs + domain mapping & more!

    Simplistic Thoughts said...

    Great list. I have been thinking about what to do with my videos and photos and this is very helpful.

    Vishwas Sharma said...

    Thanks for sharing these helpful websites to browse artwork by talented photographers.

    I would like to recommend Carbonmade as i got creative images from this website.

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    jack said...

    Thanks for sharing these amazing portfolios

    Portland Website Design said...

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    image hosting said...

    http://pikture.net is good

    hosting forums said...

    Really its amazing, i m searching some hosting related sites here i got a bunch of list,thanks for mentioning.

    Fred said...

    I also think Crevado - http://crevado.com deserves a mention here. So far it's the most professional solution that is out there and is a really great addition to my resume.

    I've recently signed up for the paid service as it includes password protected galleries and HD video.

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    MR. J said...

    I think Electrofolio.com is missing in your list!
    They offer FREE accounts and if you want to customize it completely (colours and layouts) can be done really easily as they have video tutorials!

    Hdr said...

    Fantastic photo portfolio list, thanks for sharing.

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    As i was looking for this kind of concepts from very long time.I found this blog really helpful..Thanks..

    Free Online Portfolio said...

    I have Other Service , Free And have so much good template
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    Wedding Photography Sydney said...

    Good resources.

    Urban Krisy said...

    =) Thanks a lot for this informative blog!

    Anonymous said...

    You guys are forgetting about Macro Mode http://macromo.de

    lookup cell phone said...

    Thanks for the list - it's what I have been looking for.

    Anonymous said...

    My top site is www.mejuba.com.
    Really good and free.

    Web Design Poole said...

    Awesome List, I've booked marked page for a revisit when I've had sleep, thanks for sharing your going to save me time searching though POOGLE! tomorrow :P

    Anonymous said...

    500x is now doing a pro account for 5$ less than flickr. they are trying to take flickrs pro accounts.... I HATE flickr and need some serious hange. if easy to move all those images over, im doing it tomorrow. 500x has free/pro/super duper pro.

    Anonymous said...

    also, CARBONMADE IS AMAZING....

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    I got sick of unreliable hostings that delete my images for no reason, so I started my own at http://picorator.com

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    Jonny said...

    You can take the liberty of sharing images and use http://www.libimg.com. Everything there is allow so feel free to share anything. Also sharing is anonymous.

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    Anonymous said...

    Good god! What about Livebooks and FolioSnap. Two big ones you completely missed. I've did a lot of research before settling on FolioSnap and never even heard of half of these! Good list otherwise and very informative/descriptive.

    matt6matt said...

    These sites have great features but are all too busy. I use http://inmyphotofolder.com – It’s free and simple. No limit to number of Photos or Folders. Their PhotoSync application takes care of uploading pictures and folders and it keeps your online Photos in Sync with your Photo collection on your computer. Add new folders, pictures, resize some, delete some, rotate others and the photosync sorts out what needs to be uploaded. The PhotoSync app works on PC and MAC. Add a list of friends e-mail addresses to your account and when you Sync up your photo collection - they will get an e-mail with list of your new Photo Folders.

    Ajay Rana said...

    Hey, if there would be a list of 30 online portfolio sites, www.pixpa.com surely get the place. Pixpa lets photographers to create smart portfolio websites in order to showcase their work.

    JLWoodyWooden said...

    SMUGMUG as re-done their site. The Pro gallery is now $300 dollars a year. They have added a new category of sites called, Portfolio, this is now $150. I'm trying to find out now about pricing you work on Portfolio. I've been with them for 3 years and generally I've been happy. But they have messed around with my prices a couple of times. J.L. "Woody" Wooden

    riche rich said...

    hey there, i think http://www.deffe.com also deserves a place here , sharing can be done by anonymous and free membership holders,uploads pictures with super fast. have a look

    allenhillen said...

    Typically you can upload as a lot of pictures because you are able to fit into that web site, and their (hopefully) quickly servers will serve up your photos 24/7 anywhere you need to use them. As soon as you decide you would like to join a community it is possible to host images with on-line, all you have to do is go to the Control Panel of their web site and follow directions which consist of selecting the image you need to use from your computer and post these pictures in the suitable folder or subfolder of the hosting account.
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    P-teo said...

    some good sites, personally i like to use Gavii.com although its newer than some of these it has a nice easy to use interface.

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    Anonymous said...

    Hello

    There is also a Piikx I recently discovered : it's a photo repository with selling options and auto-photo blogging system. As the website just launched it seems possible to test it for free.

    http://www.piikx.com

    Ahmed Murad said...

    Thanks. Best sites for uploading photo portfolio. http://www.roopokar.com

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    Roopokar.com Team

    Ziad Hilal said...

    Sliding Boxes offers really fresh and clean portfolio websites. Check them out: www.slidingboxes.com

    Online Art Work said...

    Am using Artradio now a days for uploading online art work and I found very user friendly portal there.

    Thomas Dawson said...

    I use www.dphoto.com for a professional online portfolio. It's in flash but currently being rebuilt in HTML

    Anonymous said...

    Great article. This may only apply to San Francisco Bay Area photographers, but I just came across a platform called photo patron at http://www.photopatron.com. It's a pretty clean site and I'm tired of flickr. Anyone have any recommendations on it?

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    James Pasko said...

    I'd love to add another site to the list: http://folio24.com. Although this is (admittedly) a bit of shameless self-promotion, Folio24 does have the same features as the big boys (a la Carbonmade) for less money. Plus, we're very responsive to suggestions/feedback and constantly adding new features and improving the interface.

    We just launched, and to celebrate we're upgrading the first 25 accounts to top-shelf paid versions. So definitely check out Folio24.com!

    James

    Ally said...

    http://imgius.com/ I really love imigius. It's 100% free and it has a lot of features. You can hotlink your pictures, make albums (registration is required for this), and your pictures are uploaded with their quality still there. Also, you can upload pics from the web. You can also get the short link of your images.

    Florida Photographer said...

    I use http://www.photographerhq.com to post my portfolio and to display my work.

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    Dora Ip said...

    The best site was www.jux.com

    Unfortunately, it's going to be shut down this summer. And after looking at several of the recommended, it just doesn't compare to what is shutting down.

    If there are any investors out there, I highly recommend Jux.com

    benze said...

    Great list, but a little dated at this point. Would love to find site that allows for full res photos and videos for free, but can't seem to find anything. The closest I found is smugmug.com for 60$/yr. But I find that a little steep for just some personal sharing with friends and family. Google+ is a great option, but restricts you to 2048px images. Flickr is a waste for video (max is 3min), so that is useless.

    Anyone have any good suggestions?

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