The cross platform photo storage and sharing site, Pumpic.com has added group albums to its services, which allows users to share their albums with other Pumpic members for photo uploading. Pumpic is a free, unlimited photo sharing solution that can be accessed on the web, iOS and Android, and PC and Mac. All of a user’s uploaded photos are automatically synced between devices with a Pumpic app install.
The new group album feature allows users to share selected photos or entire albums with individual friends or a group of friends. Invited friends can in turn upload their pictures to the same album, but the feature does require that they sign up with Pumpic. Browse-only access can also be emailed to non-Pumpic members.
After you give Pumpic access to your mobile and desktop photo library, all the photos on your device get backed up to your account. There’s no option to selectively indicate which photos you want uploaded, though photos can be deleted from your account. The storage site also first uploads a 1-megapixel version of your images, and then after that it uploads those same images in full resolution where they can be shared and re-downloaded.
In addition, Pumpic connects with Facebook, and tagged photos can be automatically shared between registered users.
Pumpic maintains that their storage service will always be free, but they do plan to add in the near future paid services. At this time, you can only backup JPG/JPEG photos to the site, but Pumpic says it expects to enable video uploads by early 2014.