Zooomr Enters Photo Sharing Marketplace

Posted on November 10, 2006

ZooomrTechCrunch reports that a new photo sharing website called Zooomr is offering more photo upload and hosting space than Flickr. Zoom's free account has 100 MB of monthly photo uploads to Flickr's 20MB free accounts and Zooomr's pro account has 4 GB to Flickr's 2 GB pro accounts. The TechCrunch post also applauded Zooomr's technology.
We've covered Zooomr since launch but I personally have just recently come to appreciate what they are doing. They offer manual and automatic geotagging, picture in picture zooming, and audio narration attached to files, among other things. The Zooomr interface is localized in 18 different languages - that's a big deal. They are doing a great job of innovating rapidly, extending themselves into the world, offering really good value and an engaging user experience.
It is always good to see new websites offering new features for the photo community and trying out new ideas but Zooomr does face a couple obvious challenges. The challenges Zooomr does face are that photo sharing is a crowded market with existing players and they may have trouble with people not typing enough o's.