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A tool that manages and organizes all of a person’s photos.

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A startup that provides a service where you can hire a photographer to take professional photos of you

154

A startup that helps restaurants quickly take and sell photos of their food

131

A platform where people can create a profile and upload photos of themselves to be rated by other users. The site is mostly for fun at this point, but it could be a useful tool for dating.

114

Makes your iPhone photos look better. The startup takes a lot of photos and fixes them up, including helping with color.

110

A startup that sells a service that lets you hire a photographer to take photos of you and your friends

109

A startup that provides a service where you pay $50 and then a photographer takes photos of your house from different angles and then you get the high-res photos

109

If you’re a food blogger, you need to know how to cook. The startup helps you do just that with a workflow that allows you to take photos of food you’re cooking and then create a recipe card that you can share with your readers.

107

A startup that’s building a low-cost, low-power drone with software that allows it to do a variety of tasks, including aerial photography.

106

A social network built for black professionals. It’s a version of Facebook for black professionals that’s designed for different demographics, with features like a photo gallery and a newsfeed that’s tuned for black users.

106

A software platform that allows producers to create, edit, and distribute videos, audio, photos, and text.

106

A startup that lets people create a website from a photo of their business card, which they can then share on social networks.

106

A rewards platform that lets people earn points for doing things with their phones, like taking a photo, following accounts and businesses, and more. Bunch can be redeemed for cash, merchandise, or travel.

105

A startup that allows users to search through their Facebook friends’ photos to see if they’re using their real name.

104

A startup that helps people with finding and organizing their digital photos

103

A startup that helps content creators, such as photographers and videographers, monetize their work.

103

A platform that allows users to share their thoughts, photos, and videos with each other. The idea is that this platform will help users share their experiences with each other in a more sharing-oriented way than Facebook.

101

A web service that takes a single photo and turns it into a 3D model.

100

A way to create branded and custom clothes with screenshots or photos.

98

ShareWorks is a cloud-based tool for sharing media such as photos, music, and video. The startup also offers a paid-for mobile app as well as a desktop companion for editing and sharing.

95

A startup that helps people take better photos and videos with the goal of building a community of photographers.

92

A software that automates the process of taking high-quality photos of products for online stores and catalogs

92

A startup that helps you repurpose your personal photos and videos by turning them into memes, gifs, or even videos

91

A San Francisco-based company that wants to make it easy for people to take photos and videos of their food. The startup is focused on helping people create the perfect Instagram photos to show off what they’re cooking, eating, or buying.

91

A tool that turns a photo of a painting into a 3D model that can be shared on the web.

91

This is a photo sharing app that lets you send your friends a “snapshot” of whatever you’re looking at. The startup monetizes via selling advertisers the ability to target specific geographic areas or high-traffic areas.

90

A startup that is working to create a cryptocurrency that helps people stay organized by helping them store and share their photos.

90

A startup that takes a photo of your license plate and sends a notification to your mobile phone

90

The company believes the camera app should become a “mobile photo studio” where you can easily retouch and adjust your images.

89

 A tool for self-employed agents to track their work and expenses, helping individuals, from photographers to coaches to dog walkers, keep track of their business.

89

A startup that enables users to create a story about a short trip online, using photos and maps. The app has been in beta for two years now, and has over a million photos and videos.

89

A subscription-based service that organizes people’s photos and videos into a repository on their behalf.

89

A platform for the self-storage industry that allows customers to share photos of their storage units, enabling renters to get in touch with customers and find out about the facilities.

89

The startup behind Pachube has expanded into the market for connected devices that allow users to collect and share data. The company has launched two other products since the acquisition: the Pachube Watch, which is a customizable wristband that can be paired with smart devices to collect fitness data and share data with other devices, and the Pachube Photo, which is a way for users to capture and share their photos with other users.

88

A text-based platform for sharing your photos, videos, and location over the Internet. The company is building a social network for photography that they say will be able to support 3 billion photos by 2028.

88

A drone that can follow you around on land and in the air, taking photos and video and providing a 360-degree view of your surroundings.

88

A tool to create a photo-realistic simulation of an office environment with a 3D avatar. Its founders say it’s the first 3D avatar platform that is both accessible and real-time.

87

A tool for people to share their photos online.

87

A startup that helps people explore the world through photography and film. It wants to help people find the “right shot” for their travel photos.

87

A digital photo book service that turns your photos into a digital book.

86

A startup that’s building a mobile app that makes it easier for people to take photos of their pets for pet insurance.

86

Symmetry is building a digital taxidermist, a tool to help users turn their photos into 3D digital models. It can be used for anything from creating a doll of a family member to making a taxidermy mount of a dead animal.

85

A startup for a variety of creative professionals, including photographers, graphic designers, videographers, animators, and other creative types.

84

A tool that helps users visually organize, tag, and share photos with others.

84

A tool for managing and communicating with a team’s shared Google Drive and Google Photos.

84

A startup that helps workplace wellness with activities like yoga, personal training, team bonding, or even leaderboards for photos of employees’ healthy lifestyles.

84

A startup that takes your photo and turns it into a 3D model. The app lets you print it into a model that you can then take on a journey.

84

A crowdfunded service that helps people get their photos on the TV screen with their voice.

83

A startup that allows people to take a selfie and instantly find the nearest photofinisher to have it printed.

83

The startup’s mobile app is meant to help photographers plan their shoots, then let them share photos directly to social media.

82

Professional photo editing software for marketers.

82

This startup wants to make it easy to put your favorite photos on a physical slide that can be hung on a wall. It’s like a physical version of Pinterest, but for your own photos.

82

A tool that allows you to build and control your own social profiles with your photo and bio.

81

A B2B company that helps people sell their homes by taking photos, sending listings, and handling payments.

81

Ability to locate and talk to friends and family who are in the same place as you. The startup is building functionality to make phone and messaging more like texting, with the ability to send and receive emojis, stickers, and photos.

81

A tool that helps you quickly and easily share photos and video clips with your friends and colleagues.

81

A startup that provides a service for people who want to sell their stuff The service will come to their home and photograph their stuff and list it on online marketplaces

80

A startup that makes it easy to take your own and other people’s photos and build a website around them

80

This is a startup that wants to make it easy for people to order and ship photos and prints. The company was created by an ex-Googler.

79

A company that makes it easy for websites to allow users to post photos to social networks from their websites

79

A startup that lets users upload, preview and purchase a pre-made selection of stock photos from thousands of professional photographers and stock photo agencies. Users can save money by purchasing images from photographers at lower than standard rates, and then have them professionally curated by the company.

79

This startup is selling a product that makes it easier to show off your pets on Instagram by allowing people to take photos of their pets with their phones. Users can then share those photos on Instagram.

79

A startup that helps people communicate with each other on the internet by allowing them to create and share photos, videos, and text messages.

79

A startup that sells the first commercial drone to have a consumer version available, with a price tag of $1,000. The drone is made for those who want to experiment with aerial photography and videography.

78

The startup, based in the Netherlands, has built a device that turns any Android smartphone into a camera. It promises to ease the process of sharing photos, while also allowing users to take photos that are harder to take with a traditional camera.

78

A collaboration platform for photographers and artists, built for the Chinese market. They have a service called “A.P.I.S.” where artists and photographers can upload art and photographers can upload photos to sell.

78

A no-code app which allows users to take a photo, upload it, and have it designed with a scratch-off code. The designs can be made by users for free or paid via subscription.

76

An online photo editing platform, also available on iOS and Android, which is meant to be used by people with no experience in photography to be able to add various effects to photos.

76

A platform for businesses to manage their employee headshots, from the front-facing photos they’re used to seeing on LinkedIn to the full-on professional headshots.

75

 A social network for creatives and photographers, where users can discover, follow, and search for work by the same criteria.

74

A San Francisco-based startup working to make it easier for people to share their photos, videos, and other media while on the go. The startup has an iOS app and plans to launch an Android app soon.

74

A startup that lets you send photos and videos from your phone to a rotating cast of actors for posterity.

74

A platform that allows users to share their photos and allow visitors to download all of them in one go.

74

 A startup which allows users to create their own apps for their pets. Users can add photos, videos, and GPS locations, and can set up various types of alerts, including sounds, actions, and location-based messaging.

74

A startup that lets people opt in to offer their digital photos to filmmakers in exchange for money.

74

A platform for photography that lets users sell photos against their copyright. The startup’s co-founder, Jake Sion, says it started as an homage to the Instagram addiction many have to sharing their photos.

72

A digital drawer that provides a digital photo frame, calendar, diary, and address book. It’s designed for the elderly and visually impaired.

71

A way for users to contribute content in the form of photos, audio, video to the existing photo sharing app.

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We want to let people organize their photos and videos as easily as they organize their text messages. We’re building a photo management app that’s simple and easy to use, and we’ll be selling our own photo storage product through the app.

71

A tool for curating photos, with a feature that lets you make collages.

71

A startup that’s building an app that will help users to change their appearance in real time, combining the optically-corrective benefits of makeup and the photorealistic capabilities of CGI.

71

A system that helps people connect the dots between their physical and digital lives, that helps them understand the world around them. People can use the app to find out if someone has talked about them on social media, see if they’ve visited a particular location, and snap a photo of an item they want to buy and see if they can find it elsewhere.

70

A startup that is building an app that lets you upload an image to search for similar-looking content, so you can find more like-looking photos.

69

A startup that turns your photos into a series of stories

69

A publicly traded company that provides a platform for people to make money from their photos and videos by selling them on their platform.

68

A startup that allows you to search the internet for photos of your favorite band, and allows you to “unlock” the images with a code.

68

A startup aiming to create a platform that makes it easier for people to share things like photos, videos and files.

67

A technology company that takes photo and video content, and makes it into a product that can be resold as an image or video stock. They’re also developing a platform to enable photo and video creatives to get paid for their work

67

This startup is building a photo-sharing app that helps users organize and share photos. It’s like Pinterest but for local events and places.

67

A social network for pet owners, where owners can post photos of their pets, find like-minded people, and post and discuss questions about their choices for pets.

67

A startup that helps users get their digital photos from Google Photos into iPhoto, Aperture, or other photo-management software.

67

A way to send photos and videos to friends and family via a web application.

66

A community where people can upload their own videos, photos, and music and share them with other users.

66

"We are a group of experienced marketers and developers who believe in building companies that are powered by users and not investors. We want to move from a world of transactional businesses to ones that are built on relationships. Our mission is to build a platform that allows people to create and share their own content in the same way that they share links or photos on Facebook."

66

A software company that helps real estate agents deal with new technologies like digital photography and online marketing.

65

An eye exam app that provides a digital photo of the eye taken from a smartphone camera

65

A provider of “AI-empowered” imagery for advertising, which identifies and tags objects in photos to generate ad campaigns.

64

A platform for identifying “problems” with your photos. The company has built an algorithm that identifies things like “your face looks too small” or “your background looks weird in this photo”.

64

In the US, 90% of people’s social media profiles use photos, but only 50% of those photos are actually being used for social purposes. A company that wants to solve the problem, BuildFace is a tool that uses facial recognition to curate a digital photo-portfolio, using contextual photos to augment a person’s personal brand.

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A company that takes digital photos off your computer and prints them on demand

63

Jeeves is a service that lets people reserve rooms on Airbnb, post photos, and chat with hosts. It’s currently running in San Francisco and Los Angeles and has plans to expand to New York City, Chicago, and Washington, DC.

62

A startup is building a platform to organize and share photos and video of food. They’re already organizing the food into a public database.

62

A startup that helps you to connect with friends and family by sharing messages, photos, locations, and locations.

61

“The most amazing platform to share your photos and videos.”

61

A tool for creating and sharing art, photographs, and videos with social networks and other online platforms.

60

The idea here is to make it easy for people to find, store and share their photos and videos.

59

A computer vision startup that wants to use machine learning and image recognition to make product photos more complete. The startup says their technology can improve the accuracy of product photos 40% with claims to be able to identify colors, shapes and other features of products.

59

A tool that helps people create and share quotes based on the idea of an “epic photo”

58

The startup wants to build a kind of digital scrapbook for co-pilots, allowing them to share photos and stories from their flights.

57

A platform to share and sell private photos with celebrities

57

A solution for customers to take a photo of a receipt or invoice and have it automatically link to a transaction in QuickBooks.

56

A tool for designers to get more out of their creative process, by letting them “mix, match, and remix” colors and patterns in their Photoshop library in order to create new looks.

56

This is a service for professional photographers to sell their photos.

56

A free app for connecting with your friends outside of Facebook. It’s a platform where people can create digital walls and a platform to share photos and videos. They have a team of 30 people and have raised $3.5M funding.

54

A startup that uses AI to rank news stories and photos, using a blend of machine learning and human curation.

52

A way for people who need to move into a new apartment to take a photo of their living room or kitchen and quickly see a comprehensive price list of what it would cost to remodel it. The startup says it’s profitable and has a $150,000 monthly revenue run rate.

52

A tool that helps people add a photo to their LinkedIn profile with a single click.

51

A startup for digital goods, taking a page out of the Apple model of selling new iPhone apps on the day of release. The startup is selling digital goods like digital photographs and videos that have already been processed.

51

A New Zealand-based app that creates a virtualized version of a person’s photo library,

51

A social network for professional photographers

51

A startup that allows users to upload photos of their houses and other real estate for sale, and to set some basic prices.

49

A platform that allows users to share photos, videos, and other multimedia in a single place, and search for content by topic.

48

A photo-sharing service that uses AI to find the best “story” in a photo and recommend it to others. Users can also share their favorite stories with friends.

48

A social media tool that allows users to upload selfies and then tag them with certain details. The startup wants to make it easier for people to tag a photo with information, whether it be the date or a description.

48

A “SingTel Moments” app that lets groups of people share photos, videos and text and then customize the product with different filters.

48

A social network for Latin Americans in the US and Mexico that lets them connect, share photos, and discover events and activities related to their culture.

48

A startup that wants to build a platform for niche communities to share content, from video to photos.

47

A company that hires a team of journalists, photographers, videographers and social media managers to create content for companies to share on social media.

47

iaidigital is building a digital tool that helps cities better manage their streets and sidewalks. The startup’s software can take a photo of a pothole and instantly notify the city of the problem.

47

 A photo app for capturing and sharing memories that includes a suite of features like either a video or still image capture, an audio track, and even a filter that lets you add music.

46

A way for people to take a photo of their food, and see where it came from and what was in it. It’s already up and running, and aims to keep customers up to date on the food they eat.

43

A Facebook-style messaging platform for sharing photos, videos, and live streams. The startup is only looking at the US for now, as they want to avoid the potential regulatory and legal issues in other markets.

41

A subscription based photo storage service.

41

A web-based platform for finding, comparing, and editing photos on websites.

41

A system for hosting, sharing and storing videos, photos, and other files.

40

 The startup wants to store and share original fashion and beauty imagery from photographers and brands.

40

A platform that allows you to take a photo of anything on your smartphone, and then upload it to Google Photos.

39

A concept business that offers a service that allows people to share experiences via photos and videos.

39

A company that uses social media to track the performance of restaurants and other eateries. It’s created a system that automatically posts photos of food and service to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

39

A visual editor for news articles, where journalists can add their own photos and graphics to the content.

37

A platform for photographers to create and sell downloadable photo books. Delivery is currently only via PDF, but the startup is looking to add other forms, including photo books with physical pages.

37

A tool that will take a photo of your face in the palm of your hand and then generate a 3D print of your face.

37

The company sells a tool that allows you to take a photo of a paper receipt and get an instant quote for your repair job.

36

A tool for editing photos and videos in the cloud, meant both for professionals and for anyone looking to preserve their work.

36

A social network that facilitates small businesses sharing photos and information about their businesses

34

Business management for independent professionals, such as photographers, videographers, and event organizers. The startup provides tools for managing work obligations, expenses, and income, as well as coordinating and scheduling.

32

A startup that wants to capture the beauty and lifestyle of cities through photography.

32

A social network for people who want to earn money by sharing photos of themselves through a variety of different social channels.

30

This startup is building a tool that lets a user take photos, add lines, and then a designer can come in and polish the design.

30

The startup is looking to build a “messaging platform for restaurants” designed to simplify restaurant communication. The platform would allow customers to share photos of their meals with each other, and track the progress of those meals through their restaurants.

28

A startup with a camera that allows you to snap a photo into a virtual world. This lets you snap a photo of your friend’s room, for instance, and then walk into that room in VR and be able to explore it.

28

A company focused on building a “universal” drone that can be built for any kind of use, from anything from agriculture to photography to filmmaking.

27

A mobile app that creates, share, and edit a variety of different categories, including photos, videos, and audio, in the cloud.

27

A startup that lets you get paid to order and share photos of food, to drive up healthy meal sales

27

This startup allows people to create green screen videos using their own photos. The technology is used primarily by professional filmmakers, and the company also hopes to tackle the commercial market.

26

A platform for helping people take better photos of the things they buy online. The company is based in the UK, whose startup ecosystem is known for its strong apps.

25

A tool that allows people to create their own personalized product pages on Etsy by uploading photos and text.

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A tool to alert the user when they’ve been tagged in a photo or video.

24

A startup that makes it easy to publish content and photos and other media to a variety of social networks.

22

A tool that makes it easy to work with photos taken with a smartphone

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A startup that helps you find the best product photos with the best lighting, and displays them in a grid on your phone for easy viewing.

22

A tool that automatically scans photos for copyright infringement. The startup wants to help potential infringers to make sure their photos don’t get taken down due to false accusations.

21

It’s similar to an Instagram filter app, but instead of changing your appearance, it changes the tone of your photos.

20

An online marketplace for creative professionals. The company focuses on product photography, videography, and design.

20

A startup that wants to make it easy for anyone to publish content, whether it be text, photos, or video.

20

An online marketplace for freelancers to buy and sell services (web design, photo editing, etc.)

19

This startup is developing an Android SDK for building applications that can quickly enhance photos with face detection, blurring, or filters. The client-side SDK is for developers who want to build their own apps on top of the iOS app.

19

A platform to host your photos and videos, and help you find people who would like to share them.

18

A startup that helps users organize photos in a way that makes them easier to find and more searchable.

17

A venture-backed startup that’s building an app for iOS that allows you to flip your phone’s screen horizontally and vertically to share photos.

17

This startup does a reverse image search for a person or a company, and can tell you when a photo was taken, where it was taken, and the person or company who was in the photo.

15

A startup that’s building a dating app for people over 50. The app lets users browse by interests, post photos, and build their own profiles. Money is kept separate from the app, so the founders don’t have to have people have to delete their profiles if they don’t want to date.

15

A startup that helps small-to-medium-size businesses send sales emails with photo-realistic pictures.

15

A solution for taking a photo of a damaged license plate, then automatically attaching the license plate number to that photo.

15

A platform that gives users the ability to share their photos on an Android phone, tablet, or computer. The company wants to become a one-stop solution for sharing photos and videos.

14

A startup that encourages people to share their stories through a combination of text, photos, and videos

14

A startup that wants to use AI to help you increase the value of your product photos. It wants to be a sort of digital gallery, with a tool to help you decide between multiple options for a given photo.

14

A company that makes it possible to share real estate listings and photos with the potential buyers and renters.

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Manage and organize your digital photos, videos, and music by using the company’s app, which syncs to the cloud.

13

This startup helps to deliver a new kind of photo book with a digital book that can be sold or shared online. It’s a premium service that costs $600 for a year.

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This product enables grocery stores to take in-store photos of their products, which are then uploaded onto a centralized platform. The startup takes a small percentage of each transaction.

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A tool for creators of videos, photographers, musicians, etc. to upload their work to various platforms, like YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud, etc. and sell it directly without having to deal with intermediaries like Facebook or Google.

13

An online platform that allows its users to “recover” digital media, including photos, music, and videos. The company aims to build a digital library that it will eventually license to other companies to allow them to use the recovered content.

13

This startup is building software that converts all the photos you take on your phone into a web app that can be shared with others.

12

A social network that allows users to upload photos and videos of their pets and “adopt” them for a small fee. Users can search for a pet, add a bio, and a profile picture, and the company makes money from the adoption fees.

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The app lets you make money when your friends want to buy stuff from you. The app creates a “payment” link when you post a photo of an item. When a friend clicks the link, they’re charged a commission on the sale.

12

A startup that wants to give people a way to share photos and videos via text message, and earn cash for it. It has a mobile app and a web-app.

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A patent-pending technology for making 3D-printed objects from photos.

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A system that optimizes the app experience for photos, allowing users to quickly scroll through their photos.

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This startup provides a way for people to share and sell photos and video of their travels on Instagram. It’s a little like Facebook’s Marketplace, and it’s part of the reason Instagram users continue to post and like photos and videos.

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A startup that makes it easy to share photos of your food on social networks, so your dinner party is more Instagram-worthy.

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A prototype of an app that’s like Snapchat, but for business. It provides users with a personalised feed of photos and videos.

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A tool that allows users to create and share thoughts and photos without posting to social media. It’s a tool for maintaining privacy and control over one’s life and day-to-day activities.

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 A collaborative online photo library with a curated search and social features.

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A startup that helps users share photos, video, and text to social media, all in real time. The beta was released in July 2019, and the company wants to scale to tens of millions of users.

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A startup that wants to deliver service-oriented photo printing. Instead of printing, they are printing 3D models or scans of objects you’ve shot with your phone.

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A startup that provides a service where you can upload a photo and it will identify all of the different animals in the photo

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A startup that provides a service where people can go to a special location and a professional photographer will take a photo of them and their family and then print it out

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Idea: A startup that allows people to book travel services, like makeup artists or photographers, on demand, and pay for it all through one invoice

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Idea: A photo company for the new Instagram generation

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Idea: A secure folder for your private photos and videos

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Idea: A startup that lets you send your own photos and videos on demand to anyone who wants to see them

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Idea: This company is building software that helps marketers create better visual content, including more complex templates and more advanced photo editing features.

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Idea: A company that’s building a suite of products around an app that takes and edits photos of sales receipts, making it easy for companies to collect and incorporate visual data into business intelligence.

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A startup that provides a platform for creating custom photo edits for your social media posts. A nice alternative to Canva and other tools for creating social media images.

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A startup that gives people the ability to store their personal photos and videos online and find friends who share similar interests

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