Photobucket vs. WeTransfer

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
WeTransfer
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
WeTransfer in the Netherlands offers a large file transfer service which includes up to 20 GB transfer with its Pro service, as well as 100 GB of cloud storage.
$12
per month
Pricing
PhotobucketWeTransfer
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Pro
$12.00
per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PhotobucketWeTransfer
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
PhotobucketWeTransfer
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Photobucket
7.6
2 Ratings
8% below category average
WeTransfer
5.4
8 Ratings
41% below category average
Versioning7.01 Ratings9.44 Ratings
Document collaboration8.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Access control7.52 Ratings3.06 Ratings
File search7.52 Ratings2.03 Ratings
Device sync8.01 Ratings2.02 Ratings
Video files00 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Audio files00 Ratings8.08 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
WeTransfer
8.3
4 Ratings
2% below category average
User and role management9.01 Ratings8.02 Ratings
File organization9.01 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Device management9.01 Ratings8.01 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
WeTransfer
8.6
8 Ratings
2% above category average
Performance7.52 Ratings9.08 Ratings
Reliability8.02 Ratings7.08 Ratings
Storage Reports9.01 Ratings9.73 Ratings
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PhotobucketWeTransfer
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Score 10.0 out of 10
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Enterprises
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User Ratings
PhotobucketWeTransfer
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(10 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
7.9
(4 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.6
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
PhotobucketWeTransfer
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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WeTransfer
It is the most appropriate tool to quickly share documents with someone you don't want to give access to your company's own online library, yet you have to share files. It's great that there's no need to create a user, nor for uploading or downloading files. Just have in mind that the documents on the link have an expiration day!
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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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WeTransfer
  • WeTransfer is very fast for uploading & downloading.
  • WeTransfer allows you to see if the document was opened by the recipient & how many times.
  • WeTransfer allows you to password protect documents.
  • WeTransfer is extremely secure & safe to use.
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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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WeTransfer
  • The price for Pro is a bit high.
  • A way for free users to save an address book.
  • The offline app isn't as robust as the web client.
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Usability
Photobucket
No answers on this topic
WeTransfer
As noted previously, sometimes it can take more than once to upload and share a file if you are using Chrome. It doesn't happen often but of course it always seems to when we are on a really tight deadline. It just takes patient in those cases
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Performance
Photobucket
No answers on this topic
WeTransfer
WeTransfer is extremely reliable 99% of the time. There has been twice in 4 years that their service was unavailable due to server outage for several hours.
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Support Rating
Photobucket
No answers on this topic
WeTransfer
I've only reached out to WeTransfer support once, but they were prompt, courteous, and answered my question. I assume that future interactions would be the same, I'm looking forward to being a long term customer.
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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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WeTransfer
Dropbox is too complex and unreliable to use. I have had many headaches with files not downloading properly, going missing or not opening. I have to spend a lot of time to figure out what I need to do. And just as you think you have everything under control, you set up a nice work environment with organized folders, you realize your storage space is up anyway! Since I've discovered WeTransfer, I never went back to Dropbox.
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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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WeTransfer
  • I haven't paid for this software personally, so I'm not sure, but $12/month is very reasonable if you are constantly sharing files.
  • WeTransfer is fairly professional, so in my opinion, links sent to clients look more professional than using a link from Google Drive or Dropbox.
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