Photo Sharing Websites

Last Updated: March 13th, 2018

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Photo Sharing Websites allow users to upload, store, edit, organize, and share photos. These sites connect individuals with others through comments, tags, keywords, or descriptions. While many of the photos on these sites are accessible through Creative Commons License, there are options to make the photos private. Photo Sharing Websites will also allow for the user to create photo blogs or slideshows of images.

After a user uploads a photo they are given the option to title the photo, edit the photo, or add a caption. Additionally, the website will give the user code so that they can embed the image in a website, link to the image, email the image, or instant message the image.

Application to All Courses

  • Online photos can be viewed as slide shows, downloaded, printed out and e-mailed.
  • Allows user to store, search, sort and share photos.
  • Can to share photos of activities, resources, and research.
  • Users can embed hotspot areas with pop-up messages and links into an image.
  • Photo tags allow for greater organization and streamlines searches.
  • Comments can provide insightful and personal feedback.


View a Search in a Photo Sharing Website:

Getting Started

  • Register for an account with a Photo Sharing Website
  • Browse to upload images to a website or mobile phone
  • Use the available image features to move, edit, share, or delete the image
  • Copy the Email & IM code and paste it into an Email or IM chat window to send the image
  • Copy the Direct Link code and paste it into a Website, Blog, Email, or other location to create a direct link to the image
  • Copy the HTML Tag code and paste it into a Website, Blog, or other location to embed the image
  • Use the tag feature to classify the image into categories
  • Use the available tools to create slideshows, remix images, create avatars, share images, or purchase prints of your images

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Accessibility Statement

Keep accessibility in mind as you develop course content and build assignments and assessments. Many online tools are not fully accessible, so it’s important to think about how you will make the assignment accessible if requested. The Disability Resource Center and the UF Accessibility page will guide you in making appropriate accommodations. You can also find out more about accessibility at our toolbox page on Accessibility in the Online Classroom.

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