PhotoRocket makes photo sharing more social. The user can upload photos from Facebook, their computer or a mobile device The photos can be organized into themed galleries. The user can create a gallery for an event or base it on a specific subject or individual. Photos can be shared with groups through Facebook, Twitter or email. Group members can view and comment or download photos. The user can add full resolution photos to their PhotoRocket account from numerous sources. These can be shared all in one place so the user doesn’t have to send friends and family to numerous websites to see all the photos of a single event or occasion. Group members can also contribute photos to the user’s photo gallery.Show more screenshots »
PhotoRocket was founded in 2009 by Scott Lipsky and Gary Roshak. The application was intended to give users a convenient way to share all their photos in one place, even when they have been uploaded to multiple online sources. The application was praised for its convenience as well as the user friendly interface. Some complaints were made about the responsiveness of the desktop version as well as the lack of an auto share gallery feature.
PhotoRocket has convenience on its side. Users can easily gather all their photos from social networks, mobile phones and their computer into one place. The application provides the best combination of group features to make it an appealing competitor against sites like Facebook that already have a photo sharing feature. Users can invite others regardless of where they do or do not have accounts. PhotoRocket allows those invited to interact as well by posting comments to photos, making the experience even more engaging.
PhotoRocket has a nice, clean design that favors modern visual elements such as 3D buttons. The design is sleek as well as user friendly. The user can choose from story, collage or grid layouts when creating a new themed gallery for their photos. This provides just enough variety to be interesting without taking up too much of the user’s time in the set up process. The application makes it easy for users to share their photos with friends and family who use different social networks and photo sharing sites.
A new user can begin by clicking the light grey “Sign Up” link in the upper, right hand corner of the PhotoRocket homepage. The next page includes a large white button for users who prefer to sign in with a Facebook account. Others can click the “I want to create a new account” radio button to the right to reveal the registration form. The form asks for a name, email address and password. The user must also check the small white terms of service agreement box at the bottom of the form to continue. The user is advised that a confirmation email has been sent with a link that must be accessed before they can log in.
Anyone can create a PhotoRocket account for free. The site does not charge a subscription fee and the user is given unlimited access to all basic features. PhotoRocket is still in beta and mentions the addition of pro level subscriptions in the future. No mention of price or what will be included has been posted. The site also includes a catalog of photo merchandise and prints that can be ordered through the site as well. The user is not required to make a purchase to maintain an account.
PhotoRocket is ideal for anyone who wants to share photos with friends and family across multiple social networks. The user can bring all their photos to one convenient virtual photo album and organize them however they like. A handful of social features, such as commenting and group photos makes the experience more enticing for those the user invites to view their photo galleries.