I honestly didn’t know that Skydrive did that, Dave. Very annoying. From the ones in that list, it is my least favourite as there are, in typical Microsoft fashion, way too many (often hidden) caveats that come with the seemingly expansive and free service.
I’ve never played with LiveDrive — I tend to opt more for services that I can use for free, wherever possible — but I would be very interested in hearing about your experience with it!
In the meantime, if you are looking for a photosharing/storage service that lets you easily deal with full resolution photos and is not Flickr, you should check out the following two posts, both are fantastic options for photo sharing “as is”:
You might also want to try photoshop.com, as it’s service and internal editing tools are very good.