There are numerous websites that individuals can use for storing family pictures including Photobucket, Flickr and Snapfish. Shutterfly and social networking sites such as Facebook and Instagram are also options for uploading photos. As of March 2015, all of these sites are free for users.
Consumers can also purchase their own photo storage using a cloud storage service. Cloud storage is available from providers such as Apple and Google. Customers pay for a certain amount of storage space with either a monthly or annual rate. Files can then be shared between Internet-enabled devices, such as between a computer and tablet or smartphone.