Pict is designed for individuals and small businesses that need to put images online. Users can upload images as large as 20 MB each. Pict offers unlimited albums, bandwidth and more. The site also allows users to add descriptions and utilize security features to protect their albums. Specific areas on images can be highlighted and described. Users can even share their images with others on Twitter. Firefox extensions are available with additional extensions for Safari and Google Chrome planned for the future. Using Pict, anyone can post and share images, create product pictures for sites like eBay or add eye-catching photos for business purposes to compliment a proposal or client inquiry.
Pict was founded in November of 2008. Today, the team consists of around five employees who work hard to improve Pict for its users. The site has plans to add additional functionality, including compatibility with Safar and Google Chrome, in the coming months. Today, many users access Pict to upload images that are used on sites like eBay, Etsy, and as a way to pass photograph memories to friends and family members.
Pict offers many standard features that users come to expect with an image hosting and sharing website. There is not much available that makes the site stand out. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t work well. Many professionals and small business owners can turn to Pict as an affordable way to post images and share them with clients or potential buyers.
The unique Pict website uses a low key grey and white color scheme that is highlighted by unique elements such as circular, numbered bullets and the attractive Pict! Logo. A handful of screenshots help users get a better perspective on how Pict works. The application is very well organized and presents the user with functional tools that take almost no time to learn.
New users can click on the small blue “Sign up now” link underlined in the blurb of text at the top, right hand corner of the homepage. It is not very prominent on the page, but the user can find it under the login fields. A pop up box containing the registration form asks the user for a valid email address, password, and Captcha code entry. Two buttons at the top of the form also invite the user to register through an existing Twitter or Facebook account.
Although Pict limits the size of each file, the site does not put any caps on how many files can be uploaded. This is surprising considering the free access offered to all users. There are no subscription or set up fees for using Pict. Anyone can create an account as soon as they arrive and begin uploading images to their Pict profile. Each new members who signs up is given access to all current features. There is no word on whether a premium Pict membership is in the works. For now, anyone can enjoy the benefits of Pict for free.
Pict is an image hosting and sharing tool for individuals and small businesses. There are better online photo sharing tools available.