Cost: Free for an unlimited number of photos and up to 10 short videos; $30 a year to add unlimited HD-video storage.
How it works: Having just acquired all of KodakGallery.com’s customers, this powerhouse lets you upload and store unlimited photos in their original size and create upto 100 personal “Share” websites that allow friends to comment on and print photos from an assortment of your albums.
Cool perks: The free desktop application Shutterfly Express Uploader lets you quickly upload pictures. You can order an archive DVD that includes your photos without enhancements. You can add special effects and captions to prints for free.
Drawbacks: You can’t see other people’s photos unless you receive an invitation.
Best for: Ideal for those who may be new to working with digital photos; also for private people who want to buy prints and custom-photo gifts regularly.