Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pictage Review

Company name: Pictage


Pictage is a complex solution for professional photographers, which includes image hosting, printing and sales solutions. It’s geared mostly at wedding photographers and covers various features a photographer might need both online and offline.

Among Pictage’s major features are: online proofing, end-to-end order fulfillment, full album solution, photographer directory, professional lab, slideshows and album design. Unfortunately, you can preview neither website samples, nor admin interface of online proofing and slideshow solutions. To get an access to the product demo you have to register and email to the Pictage assistants.

If you want to become a Pictage member, there are two plan options available – Pictage Lite and Pictage Pro. The first plan includes 10 basic features, including unlimited event and image upload, online proofing, complete order processing, Pictage in-house pro lab and others. This package costs $199 yearly and right now they have a discount period which allows you to pay $99 for the first year. Pictage Pro package contains some more advantages, such as two free directory listings, fully automated payment solution, multi shooter sub accounts, slideshows and album design service. A more advanced plan will cost you $99 per month. (now you can pay only $19/mo for the first 6 months). You can view the complete feature comparison and pricing on the official company’s website.

You can see that Pictage is a rather expensive service, but the number of specific photographer oriented features makes it worth to be taken into consideration. The company was founded in 2000 and by this time it has developed into a powerful and comprehensive solution for professional event photographers. It has its own community and judging by numerous testimonials we’ve found on their website, Pictage does justice to itself. If you are a wedding or reportage photographer, you can consider Pictage as a tool for organization your business workflow.

1 comment:

  1. I have been surfing the web for many hours in search of this information via blogs, testimonials etc. You have done the work for me. Many thanks for all your time and effort.
    Steve Gardiol