Photo Sharing Apps -

Photo Sharing Apps

Photography is one of the staples of modern creativity, with people producing art by capturing beautiful moments at perfect angles. So it’s no surprise that there are popular services dedicated to sharing photos with others interested in consuming and producing them.

From networks such as Flickr to the built-in photo sharing capabilities of instant messaging services such as Discord and Telegram, there are several options that tailor to many specific needs and preferences.


  • iPhone
  • Online
  • Android
  • iPad
  • Windows
  • Android Tablet
  • Mac
  • Windows Phone
  • Linux
  • Self-Hosted
  • Kindle Fire
  • Blackberry
  • Windows S
  • Chrome OS
  • Google Chrome
  • BSD
  • Apple TV


  • Photo effects
  • Photographic filters
  • Photo Organization
  • Share Videos
  • Video Sharing
  • Chat
  • File sharing
  • Group chat
  • Image Editing
  • Integrated File Sharing
  • Private gallery
  • Facial recognition
  • Blogging
  • Cloud sync
  • Web-Based
  • Voice Call
  • Privacy focused
  • Multiple languages
  • Picture sharing
  • Image Processing
  • Integrated Chat
  • Cloud Storage
  • Ad-free
  • Encrypted chat
  • Voice messages
  • IFTTT integration
  • Community based
  • Retouch photos
  • Portable
  • Location-based


  • Free
  • Open Source
  • Paid



Google retired Picasa in favor of Small Google Photos iconGoogle Photos .

Picasa is a software download from Google, that helps you organize, edit, and share your photos.



Telegram is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security. It’s superfast, simple and free. It is like SMS, but more powerful.



Facebook's mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.



All-in-one voice, video and text chat for gamers that’s free, secure, and works on both your desktop and phone.



FreezeCrowd is a social network that connects people in group photos. The motto is to break the ice and connect with your friends through the photos.

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ShareX is a free and open source program that lets you capture or record any area of your screen and share it with a single press of a key. It also allows uploading images, text or other types of files to over 80 supported destinations.



Tumblr is a place to express yourself, discover yourself, and bond over the stuff you love. It's where your interests connect you with your people.



Online social photo and short video sharing community.



Instagram is a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures.



digiKam is an advanced digital photo management application for linux/KDE, which makes importing and organizing digital photos a "snap".



Wire is the most secure collaboration platform featuring messenger, voice, video, conference calls, file-sharing, and external collaboration –all protected by the most secure...


Google Photos

Google Photos is the home for all of your photos and videos, searchable and organised by the people, places and things that matter.



Shotwell is an open source photo organizer designed for the GNOME desktop environment. Features

  • Free • Open Source
  • Linux


Private File Sharing, Sync and Mobile Access for Home and Business. Access, Sync and Share ALL docs, photos, music and videos from anywhere. No Storage Limits. No Security Worries.



4Shared is a large online storage facility where Internet users store their text, audio, video, photo, and other files and share them, if they wish, with other people.



VK is a social network that unites people all over the world and helps them communicate comfortably and promptly.



Choose simplicity, get Cozy.We all have a life and a digital life. Cozy gathers them. In your Cozy, you have all your personal data: pictures, health, bank, holidays, accessible only by you. Welcome to your new digital home.


One True Media


The site closed on May 20, 2014

One True Media is a snap to mix your photos and videos with our effects to create something wow-worthy.



WeChat is a complete mobile communication and private social networking app.



PixelFed is a federated image sharing platform, powered by the ActivityPub protocol.

This is a great Instagram replacement.


Windows Live Photo Gallery


No longer supported and downloadable, together with Small Windows Essentials iconWindows Essentials . It has been succeeded by the built-in Small Microsoft Photos iconMicrosoft Photos , which does not currently contain all of Photo Gallery's functionality.

Photo management and sharing: It is an upgraded version of Windows Photo Gallery, which was a part of Windows Vista with Windows Live. The application is available for download bundled with Windows Movie Maker via the Windows Essentials 2012 suite.



MediaGoblin is a free software media publishing platform that anyone can run. You can think of it as a decentralized alternative to Flickr, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc.


Volafile offers real time filesharing and fast downloads without delays or annoying countdowns. Users can share files in rooms, each with a chat and a filelist.



Known is a simple platform for publishing words, pictures, podcasts and more to a site that you control.




The default Windows installer contains Opencandy. A version with no third-party offers is available in Download options.

ClipGrab is a free downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe, Dailymotion and many other online video sites.