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Photoshelter Reviews

Reviews from 59 real-life Photoshelter users.

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  • I am very pleased with it

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  • I originally got PhotoShelter for the online image storage and when they brought in the integrated portfolio site it took me no time at all to switch from a website and photoshelter to the full photoshelter. I find it great for showing my portfolio. The best part is that my clients can come straight to my website to download images with a password and it’s almost like having my own picture agency working for me.

    10/10 for any professional!

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  • If you want to sell wedding and sports photos it’s very good.

    The management side is it’s strong suit, the tagging, pricing and user management.

    For just sharing and the odd photo, I think smugmug is fine. Plus you have far more range of styles.

    One area PS lacks is in the web styles, with only a few on offer.

    One aspect people don’t know about is the in built pricing model. This is very useful to price work for advertising etc.

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  • Photoshelter is more of a place I use to send out event photos. It allows me to keep bread & butter work separate from showcase portfolio work.

    The other main thing I use it for is to send out to clients.. for proofing, selections, of client Work. And batch multiple downloads of events.

    It’s also great for work syndication.. red carpets, fashion weeks, film festivals etc.. one upload, then can ftp syndicate to multiple locations with a few clicks.

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  • Unfortunately there are some features that are actual not possible with PhotoShelter (f. ex. integrated blog system, individual contact forms) and there are some annoying bugs, but all in all I would recommend it because it's really easy to use.

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  • It works fine. But with some limitations. Hard to customize. And the form ( The one that you used to write to me) has photoshelter as the sender. So I overlook the mails from the site sometimes. But overall I am happy with the site. I mostly use photoshelter as a way to send my pictures to customers.

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  • Yes 100%... It's the most flexible solutions for photography and videography.

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  • As a site for my photographs I cannot fault it. Great templates to choose from, plus easy to create a bespoke looking site with lots of functionality. I have not done much research, but it seems good value and for less than $50 per month - unlimited storage as back-up.

    Plus you get lots of great guides and whenever I have had any issues I have received an immediate and helpful response.

    I have not used the retail function on the site, but it also looks impressive.

    I can not find fault with PhotoShelter as a professional photographer

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  • I think Photoshelter is good. The backend is really easy. The mobile version is fairly good. It has rotation but landscape doesn't do full screen like I would like. I actually don't use it very much but I like it.

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  • Photoshelter has been ok, they seem to have some issues with optimizing the SEO. I am working on switching to Good Gallery", I think they will be better.

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  • it has worked well for me. i would recommend.

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  • I would recommend it. It does extra for me – I can sell my photos directly to end-user.

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  • I’ve been using it for a few years. I just wish they had a better mobile friendly template. Other than that I enjoy it

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  • I do use photoshelter and I highly recommend it for photographers.

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  • I'm using photoshelter and mainly because it is very easy. For that purpose I would recomend it.

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  • I’d recommend PhotoShelter to anyone wanting to build a portfolio site. All the components already built in, good templates for photographer portfolios, makes it easy to look good. Good functionality.

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  • we like it and would recommend it. Some of the generic customisation is limited and there’s a lack of a bulk upload facility but.

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  • I would highly recommend photoshelter!

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  • I would recommend them.

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  • I use Photoshelter professionally,

    and if it is a good work tool

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  • It’s the only one that I’ve ever used, I am happy with it and would recommend it however there are some things I would change. I may end up trying something else in the future.

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  • At least for my photography needs is great.

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  • the backend is easy to use so I can add pages and customize PLUS sell images. But I barely use it for that.

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  • I am indeed using PhotoShelter, and yes, overall, I’d recommend it.

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  • I have been using them for several years now. Yes I would recommend them as well. I think the most usable feature for me is that fact that I can show and deliver files to clients from the website.

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  • i use Photoshelter for my portfolio. But also for my online archive. And i would recommend it to others.

    I used to have my portfolio on a page built using Wordpress. And my online archive on another page, using a differensen service.

    First of all i do really like how you can build your portfolio using Photoshelter. I do also really like the way i can have my archive online, and that its really easy to uppload images directly from both Photo mechanic. And Lightroom (Support for this is built into Photo mechanic, and there is a great plugin for Lightroom).

    To me the above is truly great as i pretty much work as a ”one man agency”.

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  • I love it for my portfolio. I also have blog through squarespace with a portfolio. My only complaint with PhotoShelter is it's interface regarding blogs. Squarespace is much easier to use.

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  • yes not bad...is the only i know.

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  • I love photoshelter.

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  • I have two websites, one on Photoshelter and one on Format. Both display my images well, which is really all I care about.

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  • I would highly recommend Photoshelter for photographers. There are about 80,000 other photographers who would say the same thing

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  • I recommend the use of Photoshelter as portfolio, but also if you want to sell pictures to magazines.

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  • I'm currently building a new site using SmugMug. Photoshelter is very limited with the customization you can do, has far fewer design templates, and I'm unhappy with the end user's experience in viewing and the shopping cart.

    So no, I don't recommend it!

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  • I have been using it for years... since the end of Digital Railroad so I think 2006!

    I am very happy with it and will never change!

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  • I would definitely recommend photoshelter. Their UI is very user friendly. Uploading new photos and arranging galleries is as easy as it can get (drag and drop). Many templates is a plus too. Mine is responsive and it’s working flawlessly on smartphones and tablets. I’ve never had any problems with the site (no glitches, no downtime) Pricing plans are good value compared to let’s say Square Space (I have a basic plan and I just noticed the prices have gone up a bit since last year. Still a good deal though). All in all good service, I can definitely recommend!

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  • I’m phasing this one out. I feel it’s become kinky and hard to manage- cart, porftfolio, SEO. I have moved to ArtStorefronts.

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  • I've been using photoshelter for 7 or 8 years. I absolutely love it. It's easy to display my work, create proofing galleries for my client, allows me to easily deliver work to clients. AND THE MOBILE APP IS INCREDIBLE. I can access all my galleries and deliver assets to clients via my iphone. I recommend it to everyone. Their customer service is very responsive and personal.

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  • I would not! I actually canceled their service, and will be building my own website after this account expires. Their yearly prices are ridiculous, and they charge too much for printing, and shipping. Their are much better, and cheaper sites to use.

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  • I would recommend it for sure. Easy to use, it takes a few hours to deploy, even less if you have the pictures selected and neatly placed in folders.

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  • I still like it for the line of work I’m in sharing photos with clients, etc. Have been a bit concerned in the past 2-3 years about the lack of development of the platform.

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  • PhotoShelter is easy to use and I like the ease of being able to create client access galleries but it really depends on what your needs are. It does not provide all of the features that are really needed. I find it inadequate for things like SEO, for example. I will probably ditch PhotoShelter fairly soon and build my own site. One of my biggest complaints is the size restrictions on the logo for my preferred template. If you’re someone like Joe McNally they will customize it but not for others...

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  • I very much like the site and would recommend it highly for it's ease of use (building my site, etc, features and templates. That said, I have never used another photo web site to build my own site so I don't have much to compare it to. I'm very happy with photoshelter.

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  • I would recommend it. Here are some pros and cons on my opinion: Pros - Comprehensive platform for photographers, integrating some good tools like pricing tools, connection with online labs for ordering prints, blog integration, and other valuable tools for photographers. Cons - Very few themes to choose from, and the ones that exist don't get updated or refreshed often, and are not catching up with the evolution in browser and mobile technologies (such as responsive design, etc). In an online world where things are constantly changing, and where there are platforms like wordpress with hundreds of themes to choose from, this can be a problem against Photoshelter. In retrospective, I don't regret using Photoshelter, but if I was to review my approach to my web site now, I would probably use Photoshelter for my photo archive, and another platform such as wordpress to highlight my portfolio and some photo stories with a more eye-catching theme.

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  • It’s been generally pretty good. I feel like there are some features they’re slow to add (e.g., when you go to the Galleries section and are looking at the pages, they feel rather “old,” and I don’t think I can customize it to have larger images with watermarks that you can’t just right-click on). Overall it works and does what I need, and it’s at least on par with everything else out there. Having done work to build a custom WordPress template to match the PhotoShelter style I built, I don’t want to migrate/change, too.

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  • Photoshelter is the best site for photographers. It's the industry standard as far as I know. It is really only for photography portfolios, they do have some video features. However, there not great - it just links to a vimeo page. They also have unlimited storage and file sharing to clients. Thats a huge perk as well as the print and digital download services it offers. It is a great service for professional photographers.

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  • I would recommend it... they have been very reliable and they offer real people you can talk with if you have questions or issues to resolve..I'm very pleased with their service.

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  • I am migrating away from them actually— they haven't innovated and changed anything in a few years and don't seem interested in taking it to the next level. Its OK..but for a portfolio OK isn't good enough.

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  • I do recommend it. It's user friendly and has a lot of back end features for photographers. I haven't even begun to utilize all the tools.

    Shopping Cart etc. So yes, I recommend.

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  • i like it

    but my SEO guy hates it : (

    so i'm currently transitioning to photobiz.com --- hopefully he'll like that one better...

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  • It's a great system for professional photographer's, but a bit pricey if you don't have the income. The photo management and delivery system is secure and very easy to use.

    In terms of a portfolio, it's a solid system. A bit limited on layout choices. Templates are responsive and having an iOS app allows me to access my uploaded photos anytime. I have been using it for the past 3 years and it has matured with some great new features and more streamlined workflow.

    To be honest, SquareSpace offers more templates and more options than Photoshelter and I will be using a Squarespace site as my portfolio and store while still using Photoshelter as my photo/client management system.

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