Likelihood to Recommend
Photobucket used to be great in the late 2000s to early 2010s. Even free account holders could enjoy many of its features and quickly and easily share photos. However, these days there are so many better alternatives, while Photobucket's feature set has been limited to premium and higher-tier accounts. Cloud storage providers now offer generous bandwidth caps, so offloading media is a thing of the past - even for the most budget-conscious freelancers. Photo-specific features provided by these service providers are constantly improving. [...] As time goes on, the list of reasons that used to differentiate Photobucket grows thin given their [in my experience,] shady past in holding photos hostage without a premium plan, I can no longer recommend this service. Price-wise, only their unlimited plan is worth considering since, for capped storage plans, the usual suspects (
, Google Photos, Amazon Prime) have them beat. Likewise, Photobucket's built-in image editor is very convenient for making basic changes without having to fire up a separate photo editor
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I would definitely recommend PicMonkey! It is diverse for the average person or the business professional. If you need to edit pictures, create graphics, or implement marketing media this is the tool to use! It may not be enough for someone who needs something a bit more advanced like Photoshop, but in my experience it has covered everything I need.
Read full review Pros Houses very large photos that I don't have the capacity to store on my computer Allows for a great online backup just in case something happens with my computer or external hard drive Allows me to quickly and easily share photos with clients after their photoshoot is done Organizes photos into a streamlined setup Read full review Simple & easy to use. Plenty of content - always make something unique. Organized. Inexpensive. Always improving & adding new content. Search bar. Read full review Cons Plans are awkwardly priced compared to competitors [In my opinion,] made shady practices in the past forcing users to their premium plans Read full review Changes to toolkit / use buttons are sometimes difficult to keep up with Separating free items (fonts, images, etc.. ) from those requiring upgrade Explanation of sizing tools / pixels is difficult to understand and apply Read full review Usability
PicMonkey's usability is outstanding! I was able to learn how to edit my photos and create graphics in a short period of time. Between the tutorials and the amazing user interface, I felt like a pro! PicMonkey is very detailed but not so overwhelming that you miss out on great features.
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I personally never really need support with PicMonkey. It works great, and I can find what I need. There may have been a few times when I've Googled for an answer related to PicMonkey, but I've not had a question answered.
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[I] also had an ImageEvent premium account, and it was far easier to manage images in Photobucket. ImageEvent's UI is very dated, and its feature set has largely remained stagnant. Photobucket has evolved over the past decade and offers a clean enough user interface to quickly accomplish what needs to be done.
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is a better service with many more options, but for basic image manipulation for someone who is a beginner, PicMonkey is superior. There is almost NO learning curve.
has much better templates and design options, but not as many photo editing options. I like to use a combination of PicMonkey and
for my small-business marketing needs.
Read full review Return on Investment The peace of mind is priceless. Time is money and I spend a lot of time stressing over accidentally losing files. This helps. I no longer have to use multiple services to send files to clients. It's more specifically designed for photos rather than documents of all types I want the positive experience for clients to continue from beginning to end and I like that this system is simple for them to use as well. Read full review Gain in Facebook followers. Increase in awareness of important city announcements. Read full review ScreenShots