The best ways to upload images typically depend on the type of application a person is using and how he or she may want to share those images. Someone who simply wants to back up his or her images, but not share them, can use an Internet storage service or send himself or herself an email with the images attached. Storage and sharing of images can be done fairly easily through an image hosting and sharing service. Someone can also upload images to a social networking site or similar website to upload and then share his or her images with others.
To upload images, someone will typically have image files on his or her computer, and then upload those images from the computer onto some type of network. This is usually a wide area network (WAN) such as the Internet, though a local area network (LAN) can also be used for businesses or family households. One of the easiest ways to upload images for personal use or storage is through a data backup service. These websites allow people to purchase digital storage space and then upload files, such as images, onto servers that store them for future access. Someone can also send himself or herself an email with images as an attachment for online access to those images.
If someone wants to share images, however, then it is often easiest to use an image hosting website to upload images and then share them with others. There are a number of websites that can be used for this purpose, many of which offer free storage, though paid services may provide greater space for larger images. These stored images have dynamic Internet locations that can be shared to give access of uploaded images to others. This allows a user to upload images and then have others see those images for personal or business purposes.
There are also ways to upload images to social networking websites for sharing with friends and family. These sites often allow users to create a profile and then upload images that can be used as a profile picture. Images uploaded in this way can typically be sorted, arranged, and labeled into separate folders, allowing the user to organize the images in a useful way. Friends of the user, on the social networking site, can then see those images, allowing people to upload and share images with friends or family who may live great distances away from the user.