Do you find Flickr and Photobucket a pain? Want to store your photos online securely and privately? GPhotospace could be the add-on for you.
GPhotospace is a free Firefox add-on currently only for Windows that uses a Gmail account as space for you to store and, if you wish, share your photos with your friends (and enemies if you have their email addresses).
Installation is easy, and once you've enabled the GPhotospace add-on and restarted Firefox, you are taken on a short guide on how to use the application. Uploading photos is pretty fast compared to Flickr etc, and albums are stored neatly in a Gmail style page in the browser. You have to have a Gmail account and you can open one during the add-on setup process.
Photos have to be in .png or .jpg format, though that's fairly standard and shouldn't cause anyone huge problems. You can share your photos and albums by selecting what you want, and then clicking the share button. The albums are then shared with any email addresses you enter, although it doesn't appear to be linked to your Gmail address book, which is a shame.
At the moment there are no options to link your photos to any of the social networking sites, but the developers seem to be stressing GPhotospace as a more private system. Nevertheless, it would be a good option for future versions.
GPhotospace is a neat little add-on which gives you a large amount of storage space for your photos, while keeping total control over who can see them.