Photobucket vs. PicMonkey

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Photobucket
Score 6.8 out of 10
N/A
Photobucket headquartered in Denver offers their cloud services for uploading, sharing, linking and finding photos, videos and graphics. Service plans may include hosting, photo editing, private album sharing or sharing to social media, and caption and title creation and editing.N/A
PicMonkey
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
PicMonkey, from the company of the same name in Seattle, is an application designed to help users create standout visuals for Insta posts, Facebook covers, YouTube thumbnails, web pages, holiday cards, posters or anything with a visual, offering graphics and templates, unlimited stock photos and features to support illustrative presentations.
$7.99
per month
Pricing
PhotobucketPicMonkey
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Basic
$7.99
per month
Pro
$12.99
per month
Team
$33.99
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PhotobucketPicMonkey
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Features
PhotobucketPicMonkey
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Photobucket
7.6
2 Ratings
8% below category average
PicMonkey
-
Ratings
Versioning7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Document collaboration8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control7.52 Ratings00 Ratings
File search7.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Device sync8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud Storage Security & Administration
Comparison of Cloud Storage Security & Administration features of Product A and Product B
Photobucket
9.0
1 Ratings
6% above category average
PicMonkey
-
Ratings
User and role management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
File organization9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Device management9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cloud Storage Platform
Comparison of Cloud Storage Platform features of Product A and Product B
Photobucket
8.2
2 Ratings
2% below category average
PicMonkey
-
Ratings
Performance7.52 Ratings00 Ratings
Reliability8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Storage Reports9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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PhotobucketPicMonkey
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Medium-sized Companies
IBM Cloud Block Storage
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Score 9.3 out of 10
Adobe Illustrator
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Score 9.0 out of 10
Enterprises
IBM Cloud Block Storage
IBM Cloud Block Storage
Score 9.3 out of 10
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
PhotobucketPicMonkey
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(2 ratings)
9.9
(5 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.8
(9 ratings)
User Testimonials
PhotobucketPicMonkey
Likelihood to Recommend
Photobucket
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 (Apple iCloud, 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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PicMonkey
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.
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Pros
Photobucket
  • 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
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PicMonkey
  • Simple & easy to use.
  • Plenty of content - always make something unique.
  • Organized.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Always improving & adding new content.
  • Search bar.
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Cons
Photobucket
  • Plans are awkwardly priced compared to competitors
  • [In my opinion,] made shady practices in the past forcing users to their premium plans
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PicMonkey
  • 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
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Usability
Photobucket
No answers on this topic
PicMonkey
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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Support Rating
Photobucket
No answers on this topic
PicMonkey
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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Alternatives Considered
Photobucket
[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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PicMonkey
Adobe Photoshop 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. Canva has much better templates and design options, but not as many photo editing options. I like to use a combination of PicMonkey and Canva for my small-business marketing needs.
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Return on Investment
Photobucket
  • 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.
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PicMonkey
  • Gain in Facebook followers.
  • Increase in awareness of important city announcements.
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