March 1, 2010

Divvyshot – A Better Way to See and Share Photos

Divvyshot is a simplified photo sharing website that eliminates the visual clutter and complicated tools that most users never end up putting to use when they upload photos on the web. Instead, Divvyshot focuses its resources on what matters most—giving people an easy and intuitive way to share photos with family and friends. User photos can be organized by collection or event, and groups of friends can collaborate on collections by each adding their own pictures to create a comprehensive set.

Signing up with Divvyshot is as simple as the site itself—just enter an email address, choose a password, and you’re ready to go. From there, you can upload photos straight from your computer or import them from a pre-existing Flickr account. Although events are initially set as public, making them private and viewable only by friends is a snap. Click on any thumbnail and a full-size, full-resolution version of the image will appear to the right. And without opening any separate windows or clicking away from the main page, you can rename a photo within a set and rotate it as well.

Because Divvyshot albums are open to the public by default, anyone with a collection’s URL can add photos to that set, making it the easiest way to get photos from groups of friends—such as when you’re making an album of all the images taken at a wedding or birthday party. And thanks to the Divvyshot’s iPhone app, you can see all those images no matter where you are in the world. Whether you’re looking for a new way to collaborate on albums or searching for a simple photo sharing site that’s easy enough for your parents to use, Divvyshot fits the bill.

Practical Uses:

  • Share photos with friends online
  • Collect all the photos taken by people at an important event
  • Store high-res versions of your photos on the web
  • Show your parents how to use this simplified photo service

Insider Tips:

  • Create your own profile on the Divvyshot site
  • Download the Divvyshot iPhone app
  • Drag and drop images right from your computer
  • Connect with friends who already use Divvyshot by searching for their email or name

What we liked:

  • Super simple signup process can be done in seconds
  • Easy to sort photos by activity, contributor, or chronological order
  • Ability to name and rotate photos without leaving the album page
  • Make any event private with one click of a button

What we didn’t like:

  • With so many other photo sites available, some people might not be keen on switching from a service they’re already comfortable with at this point
  • No integration with a 3rd party printing service to making printing photos easier


Company Info:

  • Launched: March 2009
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California
  • Founded by: Sam Odio
  • Web site:


  • Free for basic users
  • Paid accounts will eventually be released


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