How to Create a Link to Send Photos

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.

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Upload a Photo to Imgur

Step

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

Imgur home page with Upload Images button highlighted.
Imgur.
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Step

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 Images pop-up frame with Browse Your Computer highlighted.
Upload a screenshot saved to your clipboard by pressing Ctrl+V.
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Step

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

Start Upload button highlighted in the Upload Images frame.
Imgur.
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Upload a Photo to TinyPic

Step

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

TinyPic home page, with Choose File and Upload Now buttons highlighted.
Select a suitable size from the Resize drop-down menu if you want TinyPic to resize your photo.
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Step

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.

CAPTCHA security code and Upload Now button.
TinyPic
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Upload a Photo to Photobucket

Step

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

Photobucket home page with Start Uploading button highlighted.
Photobucket.
credit: Image courtesy of PhotoBucket

Step

Click the Upload button after logging in to your account.

Upload button on the Photobucket account page.
Select Library to view your existing Photobucket uploads.
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Step

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

Photobucket Upload page with Choose Photos & Videos button highlighted.
Open the Facebook or URL tab to upload a photo hosted on Facebook or on an external website.
credit: Image courtesy of Photobucket

Step

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.

View Uploads button on Photobucket.
Alternatively, share your entire public album instead of a single picture by clicking Share Album.
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