SmugMug – A Photo Gallery Application Review

SmugMug is an application to handle, display, buy, sell and showcase the collection of your photographs. This application can be easily integrated with your website and WordPress blog, the only thing is that you should have a custom WordPress for it. You can upload and download photographs through Google photos, photo drive or just the desktop. These can be neatly arranged in albums. There is also a facility for photo enhancement and editing to give your picture the real professional look. You can sort, interchange and even close up with your photos. There are a whole host of design templates and skins to choose from to give your showcase window the look and feel you want to display. Various themes and background add another flavour and dimension to the application.

But its best part is the shopping cart. One can sell their displayed photos to buyers, these can be in the form of cards, photo t-shirts or just framed photos. The pricing is variable and there are guidelines mentioned that tell you how to fix an optimum price for your photos. There is a facility under the sell icon to make packages and sell your photos as part of a package to an entire group. You can even create an Event to help promote and sell more of your lovely photos. One can, in a single shot, create and design a completely customised photo website. It is also blessed with a good photo sharing mechanism and tools along with a large photo gallery which is the main display area for your photographs. This is the best photo application for serious photographers, professionals as well as beginners.

There are four plans to choose from,

Basic: Here the cost is $3.99 if billed annually and $5.99 if billed monthly. With this, you get a customised website, gorgeous photo galleries, photo sharing through social media, order prints from best labs, unlimited photo uploads, drag and drop facility and other such features.

Power: $5.99 a month billed annually and $8.99 if billed monthly, here one can use their domain name and HTML customisation which is also possible.

Portfolio: $12.50 billed annually and $20 billed monthly. This is the best for show casting and selling your photographs. Here also HTML customisation is possible and one can store and display downloaded videos too.

Business: $25 billed annually and $35 billed monthly. Perfect if you have a photography business, it helps you to order prints from the best labs in the world and is also e-commerce compliant. Use site wise pricing and activate events to sell your photographs in a more profitable manner.

With a robust cloud sharing facility, this is the best place to safely store and then transfer photographs around the net and social media. I have integrated my blog Tikku’s Travelthon with SumgMug, they give the first 14 days free trial after which one must choose any of the displayed packages. So my last word is, SmugMug is a must for all photo enthusiasts.

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