Piwigo.com and other photo sharing websites
There are plenty of photo sharing solutions over the web. You can find social networks dedicated to photography or social networks with a photo album option. Some of them are free for a limited storage space and propose paid upgrades for more storage and/or display advertisements all around your photos. Other ask for money and offer unlimited storage with no advertisement and full size photo. The user has the choice, and that’s a good thing!
Basically Piwigo.com is a hassle-free hosted Piwigo for $39/year with unlimited storage, no ads, 30 day trial period, automatic backups and upgrades. This doesn’t make Piwigo.com really unique, does it? So what makes Piwigo.com different from other photo sharing websites?
We respect your privacy. Our goal is to provide a creation and hosting service for photo galleries, not a pretext to gather and sell as many personnal data as possible.
Sustainability and no vendor lock-in. You can get your data back: photos, albums, tags, descriptions, visit history…. and install Piwigo for free (with Piwigo.org) on any other web hosting provider. This one is probably what makes Piwigo.com really unique and I’m very proud of it.
Your gallery is customizable. Piwigo.com is not a social network where nothing is more like John’s page than Matt’s page! Combining a theme, a few plugins and display options make your Piwigo gallery unique.
No advertisement. We never display any advertisement on your pages. Only your photos and information you have chosen to display.
Your photos in their original quality. No mandatory reduction on the resolution of your photos. Your photos are just like when you upload them, with no loss in quality.
No requirement for your visitors to register. Your visitors can register with no requirement on your gallery: no need to create an account on a social network or on a search engine.
Real humans for email customer support. A customer support is available by email. You don’t need to ask your questions on a public forum, so don’t hesitate, no question is stupid, we will reply shortly and with a smile 😀
After wondering what we, as users, are expecting from a photo hosting service, we have chosen to provide only paid service because we don’t want to display ads and we don’t want to monetize personnal data.