Thursday, September 06, 2007
XMG Image combines an online photo sharing service with a wide range of image editing capabilities, making it something like a cross between Flickr and Microsoft Paint. The interface is powered by AJAX so it's may be redundant to say that it's extremely slick.
You can upload photos either as a single, a batch, or even compressed as a ZIP archive. They even make it easy to switch from Flickr with an import feature. Then tag your photos as you wish.
Once uploaded, you can easily edit your photos with the ability to rotate, crop, add special effects, and enhance. Sharing images is easy with pre-generated link code suitable for posting on a blog, Facebook, forum, or MySpace profile.
A free account lets you store up to 200 MB of images with 10 GB of bandwidth. Paid accounts give you more space and bandwidth as well as additional editing features.
Overall, XMG Image is an impressive newcomer to the crowded online photo sharing space. It's easy to use and has a rich user experience. If XMG Image doesn't get to the level of Flickr in popularity, it won't be for lack of eye-candy and features.