Today, I am starting with a new series of articles on this blog. This new series of articles will bring to you many seen and unseen websites with great useful features and also the websites similar to well known websites. The world of internet is huge no one could have ever explore the entire of it. Even the search engine bots and crawlers can’t index all the content of the web. I have been a regular net surfer for years now but I still find some websites everyday, which I find of great utility but less known. In some cases I find few features of very popular websites, those are not commonly used. here I am sharing all of what I could have found over the web. This will be of great use to you as you use internet and web for your personal and professional needs.
In this part, we will talk about a few good and great websites, related to graphics, multimedia, video, audio and other relevant topics. Nowadays use of multimedia devices like digital cameras, multimedia mobile phone, smartphone is very common.Also the communication mediums and data transfer speed has improved over the years. Social media sharing site are also becoming part of life. So is increasing the use of web by people for there multimedia needs like photo and video storing, sharing, video photo editing etc. The increasing use of multimedia and its demand has made scope for people to monetize their media. Here, we have few best multimedia utility sites.
I know that you would be amazed that why I am talking of YouTube, as it a very popular website. I need to tell you that though YouTube.com is a popular site but still there are many things about YouTube. I thought of starting this series with the giant in the multimedia site industry. there will be many things to talk about YouTube but I will stay restricted to very important point because they will of of real utility and other information can be found on informative sites like www.wikipedia.org.
YouTube is a video site which allows user to view, upload and share videos of nearly all generally used formats. As of Dec2011 users could have uploaded videos of up to 15 minutes of length. A registered user could have uploaded videos of unlimited length. Registration could have been done by verifying through a mobile phone but YouTube may restrict this option to some users. So the most important benefit YouTube provides is unlimited storage of videos. Again it offers a variety of sharing option which can be used to share videos directly to popular social sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google etc. You can also embed links and I frames in other site, this allows you to show a YouTube hosted video anywhere on the internet. Nowadays videos are the best medium of spreading your messages , as an interesting video may get thousands of views in a very short time. YouTube also allows few people to monetize their videos by showing advertisements. This is very great option as people having good videos do not need to operate a separate video site, operating such a site will be very expensive as the bandwidth usage will be much more than any other type of site. If you create a YouTube channel with views in multi thousands you may earn fair amount of money because a good video will become popular rapidly on the site. So for now YouTube is the giant in video sharing which is controlled by industry giant Google and there is other competitor anyway near to it.
Photobucket is a reputed photo and video hosting platform on the web. It has got few very good and extraordinary feature like creation of slideshows from photos. Photobucket has many competitors but my idea behind its inclusion here is because as of now Photobucket is offering unlimited space to store photos. There is a video storing option which is limited to 500 videos but people have better video storing and sharing option which has already been discussed here. So Photobucket can be considered as a best option for storing photos, images on the web.
Pixlr is a web based image editor offering variety of image editing options for free. I am including Pixlr in this series because it is really easy to use and offers various option for image editing. It is also very fast and can be used over web smoothly. Pixlr offers an editor with all the options you require to basic image edition, it also has some advanced options like effects and better color balance option. It is very sufficient for basic and intermediate use. It also has an express editor which is semi automated and offers image editing on the move. It has an entertaining editor named pixlr-o-matic. This one allows you to give crazy effects to your photos in minutes. Apart from all this Pixlr offers extensions for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. These extensions can grab images and directly edit them in Pixlr. Pixlr has a basic photo sharing service known as pixlr.imm.io. There are various application provided by Pixlr for Iphone IOS, Android phone, Symbian phones, Facebook and Windows powered pcs.
Mypictr is a tiny site but of a great utility. Nowadays we have many social connectivity sites providing different options for us to stay connected with our family and friends, as well as to make new friends. We usually have different social profiles on these different site, our profile is incomplete without a good photo. The photos required by different social sites are of different sizes but Mypictr makes it easy for us to get a photo for various social sites by offering an editor which allows us to create exact size photos from any of our photo. Currently Mypictr provide sizes for all leading social platforms.
In upcoming articles to this series we will get to know about many such interesting and useful sites. stay connected.