How to Create a Link to Send Photos

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Uploading a photo to an online photo sharing platform lets you share that image with friends or colleagues without having to own your website. While there are many photo sharing websites on the Internet, Imgur, TinyPic and Photobucket are free and provide you with a shareable link to your uploaded pictures.

Tip

Most photo sharing websites require you to enable JavaScript. Either enable scripting in your browser before visiting such a site or add an exception to your browser's script blocker.

Upload a Photo to Imgur

Step 1

Visit the Imgur home page and click Upload Images to open a pop-up frame.

Imgur.
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Step 2

Click Browse your computer to select a file from your hard drive. Alternatively, enter a Web address pointing to an image or drag-and-drop a file.

Upload a screenshot saved to your clipboard by pressing Ctrl+V.
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Step 3

Select Start Upload. After the upload is complete, a new page appears, containing a URL you can use to share the image.

Imgur.
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Tip

Create an album by uploading multiple files and selecting Create Album.

Upload a Photo to TinyPic

Step 1

Visit the TinyPic home page and click the Choose File button. Select an image file from your computer and click the Upload Now button.

Select a suitable size from the Resize drop-down menu if you want TinyPic to resize your photo.
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Tip

In addition to uploading images, TinyPic also lets you post videos or shorten URLs.

Step 2

Enter the CAPTCHA text and click the Upload Now button to finish uploading the image to TinyPic. On the next page, write down your uploaded photo's URL or copy it to your clipboard.

TinyPic
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Upload a Photo to Photobucket

Step 1

Visit the Photobucket home page and click the Start Uploading button.

Photobucket.
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Tip

Unlike Imgur or TinyPic, Photobucket requires you to create a free account before uploading photos. Alternatively, log in to Photobucket by using your Facebook account.

Step 2

Click the Upload button after logging in to your account.

Select Library to view your existing Photobucket uploads.
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Step 3

Select Choose Photos & Videos to upload a single photo or Choose folders to upload the contents of an entire folder.

Open the Facebook or URL tab to upload a photo hosted on Facebook or on an external website.
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Step 4

Click View Uploads and select the photo you just uploaded. You can find the URL pointing to that photo in the sidebar, under Share Links.

Alternatively, share your entire public album instead of a single picture by clicking Share Album.
Image Credit: Image courtesy of Photobucket