So you’re trying to figure out what photo delivery software is right for you? Well, I’ve tried both Pixieset and Pic-time and happy to share my honest review! What a hot topic in 2023. With both softwares adding new features, it’s hard to know what’s the right one for you.
I personally started with sending CDs. Custom CDs that I would print out a custom cover label. Then we upgraded to USBs and finally (thank god), online galleries!
I think it’s important to look at what level you need this for, how long you’ll need it for, and where you’re at in your business.
As a wedding photographer, it was important to me to have something that was sleek, modern, and easy to use. I also needed unlimited storage and knew that it would be something I would need for at least a decade.
I think both Pixieset and Pic-time are generally pretty similar when it comes to these features. Recently, Pixieset started going in the direction of a CRM so it’s important to note what you want.
I first started with Pixieset! I was overall very happy with my experience!
I switched to Pic-time in 2018 when it looked like Pic-time was starting to go in the direction that I wanted. More luxury products and features with automations. Overall, it looked like Pic-time was going to help me in the long-term for my business and clients.
I think a photographer at any level can appreciate both software equally!
I think Pixieset is a great choice for beginners as you can use it for a website, contracts, and invoices as a one-stop shop!
Note that the Pixieset website does have some limitations as to what it can do. It may require a bit more effort, but still a good option to consider.
If you’re looking for a better long-term option, Pic-time has really made my experience more of a high-end feel and quality.
All of the different features like high-end print labs and products is a must for me. I felt like I was sacrificing quality with Pixieset. Designing albums and being able to process them through my favorite labs is invaluable!
What capabilities are most important to you?
Pic-time had the option to pay to migrate galleries from Pixieset. This was a game-changer for me! I was so stressed about how I would transfer hundreds of galleries I had up and seeing this was an immediate yes.
It was a relatively easy process, but I did have to go back and make a few adjustments.
This portion of the process was probably the most difficult. I hired someone to help me which just made the process SO much easier to understand how in-depth the program could go. If you feel overwhelmed getting started with a new online gallery software, I highly recommend having someone build it out for you! They can set up the automations, your store, and everything you’ll need to get started.
I highly recommend joining each Facebook group to ask any questions you may have or find someone who can set up yours!
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Hi! I'm Kelsey!
My photography journey started in 2009 and I fell in love with documenting moments and capturing people in their element.
10 years ago, I moved to the amazing little mountain town of Breckenridge, Colorado from in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Wild to say I've photographed over 300 weddings and portrait sessions all over. I started this small but mighty team of local mountain photographers to capture whatever season of life you're in.
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