PhotoShelter – A Review

What is PhotoShelter?

Created and developed specifically for professional photographers, PhotoShelter provides a powerful sell photos online platform with which these photographers can grow their client base and sales, and also extend their reach to more potential clients and other existing customers in the cyber domain. Currently, over 80,000 photographers are using PhotoShelter, in order to run their photography business.

This software offers more than 100 tools, all of which are designed to seamlessly integrate with user’s workflow to help to save a significant amount of time, which allows the user to make photos as per clients requirement and sales needs.

Benefits of PhotoShelter

It boasts a backend engine which is designed to give the user full control of Photography business they run. With this software, the users can easily sell packages, prints, digital downloads and royalty-free stock photos, and receive payment for their work using various payment gateways such as Stripe, PayPal,, and Netbilling. The user can quickly upload all of his/her photographs on to cloud-based storage which can be accessed from anywhere, at any instant of time. Another feature that caught our attention is that there is no upload size limitation which makes it easier for the users to upload virtually images into their cloud storage without going through hassles of reformatting or resizing their images.

This platform also provides an easy way to its users to share with the public audience, or set sharing setting to private and then send them to potential customers. The platform also provides an automated print and product fulfillment process, along with watermark functionality to safeguard the photographs.

Overview of PhotoShelter Features

This platform is quite customizable and has various HTML5 templates. It is also mobile ready. It provides cloud storage to its users and custom domain name. The websites created by this are responsive to adapt according to laptop and tablet displays. It also provides beautiful full-screen portfolios. The automatic image-level based sitemap is generated and updated. The automatic sitemap is submitted to Google. It also provides automatic ALT and TITLE tagging from user’s images IPTC. Users can share their images via sharing sites like Facebook, Google+, Twitter, WordPress and more.

This platform provides three plans as mentioned below:

  1. Basic Plan which costs at $9.99/month or $8/month (billed annually)
  2. Standard Plan pricing at $29.99/month or $25/month (billed annually)
  3. Pro Plan costing around $49.99/month or $45/month (billed annually)

So, if you are looking for a platform to build your professional photography website, then just go for this. In case you try this platform then do let us know about your experiences. Your suggestions and views are always invited and don’t forget to post your opinion in the comment section below.

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