Where to post my pictures, movies, or other files online for free

Updated: 07/13/2023 by Computer Hope
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Users who have media, such as screenshots, family photos, or movies, may want to post them on the Internet so that they can be viewed by others. Below is a listing of different locations on the Internet that lets you post pictures, movies, or other files for free on their servers.


Your ISP (Internet service provider) or company you use to connect to the Internet may provide you a small amount of storage space on their servers for free. Before trying any of the below recommendations, check with your ISP for what options they give you.

If available, you can connect to the server over FTP and upload the pictures to their server. Some companies also have easy to use Internet web interfaces that lets you send files to the server from a web page.

Once the files are uploaded, they are accessible by opening your homepage or directory. This directory commonly consists of the domain of your ISP followed by your home directory. For example, if your ISP's web page is "example-isp.com and your username is myname, your home page could be http://www.example-isp.com/users/~myname or http://www.example-isp.com/users/myname.

Of course, all the above information is an example and can change depending on your Internet provider. Ask your ISP what your home page would be.


Free e-mail services are giving more and more storage space to their users. If you only want to share files with friends and family, try using these free mail services. For example, Google's Gmail gives its users 25 GB of storage space.

If you plan on using this method to share your photos, videos, and other files with friends and family, make sure they can receive e-mail attachments as large as your files. If the files are large (greater than 2 MB) and your recipient's e-mail service does not support large e-mail attachments, you may not be able to send them the photos or files this way.

Social networks

Social networking sites, like Facebook and Twitter, are a great place to upload photos. Every day, over 200 million new photos are uploaded to Facebook.

Other third-party websites

Several companies and websites that lets you store your pictures, images, movies, and other files on their site for free. Below is a listing of sites we've found useful and family safe, and the files they allow you to post.

Supported files: Photos
Description: An excellent site and community that enables its users to post their photos on their site. It lets you upload photos and share them with others online. It a huge user base and millions of photos to view.

Supported files: Video
Description: An excellent site with a great community that enables users to post their movie files on their server for everyone to view.

Google Drive
Supported files: Photos, Videos, Documents (e.g., PDF (Portable Document Format), DOC, and XLS).
Description: Another great free online service provided by Google that gives you 5 GB of free storage and allows your files to be shared with anyone.

Supported files: Any file
Description: A fantastic service that allows anyone to save their files online. Dropbox is available for Windows, macOS X, Linux, Android, and iOS. The Dropbox software lets you to store your files online easily and share them between all devices.

Supported files: Photos, Other image files.
Description: A good site for posting small image files that requires no registration.

Supported files: Photos, Other image files.
Description: An excellent site that supports a wide variety of image formats. Operates an extensive network of servers to host the files. Download time is always extremely fast.