Best Gallery Platforms For Web Developers
Every website has a purpose. Some serve as a place to share personal opinions; some allow us to sell products. And some are for showcasing images and photographs. For that, you need image galleries. So, today we are looking at the best gallery platforms for web developers.
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Best gallery platforms
When it comes to galleries, there are a lot of choices for every price and with every feature. Choosing one for you is difficult as there are many factors. But let’s list a few that we find great.
But before we begin, think about what you really need. While there are many platforms, most are subscription-based, meaning they will be sucking money out of you daily. The price depends on the storage; if you don’t need much, it might be prudent to build your own site with tools like Astro or Hugo.
Pixieset uses a subscription model, but there’s a free tier with a 15% commission. If you are willing to pay, you can use your domain and branding. It can look very professional.
SmugMug is, in fact, so smug that it even doesn’t have a free tier. There’s a trial period, which is something. But it’s a true veteran, online since 2002. SmugMug has no storage limits and has lots of import options. The cheapest plan starts at 7 USD/mo and offers users a customized website.
Photonesto is excellent for when you want to upload and sell your images easily. It’s very user-friendly and secure; even better, there’s no subscription fee!
One of the leaders, ShootProof, is massive — and very easy to use. There’s everything, from the sleek UI to tutorials and client-proofing. It uses the subscription model, starting at 100 USD/year.