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Taking photos and uploading them to the web has never been easier. The best sites to store those photos keep them backed up, make them easy to share, showcase them in good-looking galleries, and offer you lots of space and effective editing tools. This week, we're looking at five of the best image hosting sites, based on your nominations.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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I'll come right out and say it: I'm not a big fan of Instagram. And no, it's not because iOS users have had their underpants in a knot over the Android release, but because for me, it really doesn't live up to the hype. Here's why, and more importantly, here are some just-as-good alternatives for Android users (and some for iOS users too!) who want to take and share photos with or without those filters that make a 5-megapixel phone camera look like a 70s' Polaroid?

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Facebook is easily one of the most popular places to share photos and videos with friends and family. Now the folks at Facebook have streamlined the process, allowing you to upload media directly to your account via a personalised email address.

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PiccDrop is an extremely spartan photo hosting service with a friendly attitude towards a wide variety of image formats. The PiccDrop website consists of little more than a button to browse for the file and a button to upload it. Once you upload it, you are redirected directly to the image itself sans the forum and HTML-friendly formatting many image hosts provide. PiccDrop allows for unlimited uploads, has a file size restriction of 6MB, and supports a multitude of image formats including: .jpg, .png, .tiff, .bmp, .gif, .ico, .icn,s .vg, .pdf, .icns, .hdi, amd .psd. For another quick and spartan photo hosting service check out EchoPic, for meatier photo hosting check out the Hive Five: Best Photo Sharing Sites.

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Webapp EchoPic is a no-frills online photo storage service, which has no albums or advanced features, but offers a fast way to get pictures on the web painlessly. Registration isn't necessary to use the basic features; unregistered users have unlimited storage and a file size limitation of 1MB. Registered users have the same generous storage plus an increase in file size limit to 4 MB. One minor caveat: there is no resizing feature, so make sure to resize or crop your photos before uploading them.

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The first consumer-priced, one-megapixel digital cameras hit the streets just over ten years ago, and today digital cameras are everywhere—hell, one megapixel is tiny for even our cell phone cameras. As a result, we snap picture after picture without giving a thought to the price of film, which means you've got hundreds of pictures to share with friends and family. Earlier this week we asked you to tell us your favourite photo sharing web site, and today we're back with the five most popular answers. Hit the jump for the low-down on the five best photo sharing tools the web has to offer.

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Windows only: Freeware application PicMe scans your digital photo library and displays your pics in a flashy 3D-ish stacked interface. PicMe is primarily an image browser, and that's what it's best at, but you can also use it to share photos, either with photo sharing webapps like Flickr, Picasa Web Albums, or Facebook, or with PicMe contacts. The free version allows you to share 200 print-quality photos, so that's probably not your best choice for uploading your pics to the internet unless you really don't post that many photos. Either way, the interface itself brings a fresh way to browse your photos that may help liven up the way you interact with your photo library.

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