Photobucket Windows 8 application may appear attractive but it fails to impress us when it comes to functionality. This application allows you to not only view your own images but also the pictures uploaded by other users. However, the number of editing options available on desktop applications is quite disappointing. We hardly found 1 or 2 options to edit our images whereas the web based application has plethora of options. And for us this was a big turn off.
The only and worthy editing option we found on Windows 8 Photobucket application was that it allows you to rename your images. Honestly speaking this is a very basic feature and this is something that every photo editing application offers.
Since we tested this application on a touch screen laptop therefore we expected Photobucket to let us use the touchscreen feature at its best. It does not allow us to move photos around. We can only view our images and bunch of others that are posted on the web. With no editing option and no proper utilization of Windows 8 features we felt this application has a long way to go.
One interesting feature of this application is that every day is a new day. This application shows a different theme of images by default on daily basis. Today you might see beautiful backgrounds and tomorrow it may all be about luxurious cars. This is quite exciting feature as it gives you something different to look at daily.
Windows 8 application also allows you to rate the images of other users. Unfortunately, unlike the web based version the desktop application does not have videos. You only have the option to view, rate and favorite the images of other users. Most importantly the desktop application allows you to share the images you like. You can send those images via email to your friends and family members. After using the Windows 8 application we felt that this application has a long way to go and can be as good as Flickr but for now it is better to stick with the web based version because it offers you flexibility and freedom.
For us this application was a big disappointment. With very limited editing options, no way to view videos and some unexpected crashes made us annoy. We preferred using the web based application because we felt the desktop application does not offer you a proper Photobucket experience.