|Description||Photo hosting and printing|
|Series A, 11/1999 |
|Series B, 5/2000 |
Snapfish is a photo sharing and storage service that was acquired by HP in 2005. Users can upload, print, and share photos with friends. Printing photos is Snapfish’s main focus for the site. This is a different focus than most photo sharing and storage sites that usually have a strong focus on the community aspect, like Flickr.
Snapfish has even partnered with retail stores like Costco and Walgreens so you can pick up your prints locally. Users can also easily create gifts, photo books and cards using their photos.
Users are encouraged to upload as many photos as they want since they have unlimited uploads. However, to keep unlimited upload status users are required to buy prints at least once every year or their photos will be deleted. This is easy to get around since you can buy a single print for around $0.12.
|Launch Date||April 1, 2000|
The one thing that is blaringly absent from the Snapfish home page is the Snapfish community. When you are done signing up for an account, which you are required to do before you can explore the service, you can upload photos and order prints but there is no sign of other Snapfish users.
The only way you can connect with other Snapfish users is if you share a photo album with them via email. You can’t view or search everyone’s photos like you can on Flickr.
However, Snapfish does score some points by giving users two nice tools. They have a photo uploader called QuickUpload that users can download to their desktop for streamlining mass uploads. They also have a tool called PictureMover that uploads photos from your cameras and devices straight to your Snapfish account.