Share images and more online
- Easy to use
- Follow and repin friends' pictures you like
- Organize your pictures on pinboards
- Can suck you in for hours
Pinterest is a social photo sharing service that lets you save images you find online into organized spaces.
There are a lot of great pictures online, from memes to gorgeous professional photography. You can opt to save the ones you like to your computer or maybe even post them to Tumblr, although if you're a frequent poster they might soon get lost in the chatter. Pinterest is an alternative that lets you organize all your favorite photos and show them off to others.
How it works
By creating folders to organize the content you find online into pinboards, you'll be able to tailor your interests and even organize them into more specific sub-categories to make them searchable to other users on Pinterest. You can add an image to your Pinterest pinboard manually or in Chrome with a one-click add-on. There's also the option to upload images saved on your computer directly to the site. Just be sure to add a link back to the original source to credit its creator!
Pinterest also offers a feature that lets you "Repin" an image and add it directly to the pinboard of your choice. This is a nice option if you're following a lot of other site users and find things you like on their pinboards.
Pinterest is a visually appealing way to organize the photos you find and want to keep track of online.