Last month I covered an awesome photo sharing service called DropMocks. Unlike most photo management sites this one wasn’t looking to be the most powerful service on the web, and instead just wanted to offer a simple way for users to quickly share photos with one another. There’s a new kid on the block that copies a lot of what DropMocks offers, but also throws in a few goodies.
Min.us is the site that I’m talking about. The resemblance to DropMocks is striking, but there are quite a few things Min.us can do that DropMocks can’t. Here’s a list that I’ve managed to come up with:
- Displays a direct link for each image underneath the preview. The link is to the full-resolution image, and you can use this to hotlink to a particular image.
- In the navigation window in the upper-right corner you’ll see a “Download all” link that bundles all of the full resolution images up into a single ZIP.
- You can manage your galleries by creating an account, or through their cookie-based session. The cookie method will let you manage the galleries you’ve created until you clear out the cookies in your browser.
- When viewing a list of your galleries you can see how many people have clicked on the link to view your images.
- Drag-and-drop rearranging of images you’ve uploaded.
- Add new images to an existing gallery by dragging them into the window when you’ve got the gallery open.
- Supports more browsers (Firefox 3.6+, Google Chrome, Safari for Mac, and Internet Explorer 9).
And then there are the limitations:
- Image size is limited to 7MB each
- There can be a maximum of 50 images in a gallery
- Image types allowed: JPEG, GIF, PNG, APNG, and BMP
I have to admit that Min.us has some nice features, such as the bulk downloading, that really tips the scale for me. There’s no doubt that I’ll be using this over DropMocks for my quick photo sharing needs. Oh, and they also appear to be rolling out updates rather frequently, which I always like to see.