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Category: Photo Sharing Websites (AKA Online Photo Album Sites)
Website: http://www.phanfare.com

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Phanfare is still the best choice out there
16 December 2012
Reviewer: Kocart from Illinois, USA

203 of 356 people found this review helpful

I hope Phanfare will continue to succeed because it is far and away the best service out there. They organize your photos well, permit selective sharing, provide optional display of exif information, the option of permitting downloads of full sized files, and a professional subscription package for pros. The albums are polished and attractive. I have customized albums alphabetically under the "timeless" category, and selectively shared them with genealogy groups to share original documentation with cousins. In addition, I share my online photography which is stored in albums chronologically and grouped by year, with titles and descriptions chosen by me. I can permit on line comments, and I can also enable a drop box for others to send images to me.

I would like it if Phanfare offered more variety in their calendars. But I think the company wisely decided to forgo a direct challenge to Shutterfly in this area, and has stuck with its core mission of photo storage and sharing. I have a quarterly subscription to backup my images on DVD to have a copy in case of a corporate disaster, and this service is in addition to my basic premium subscription. It is worthwhile.

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In summary, I would recommend Phanfare to a friend.

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24 April 2011
Reviewer: Photolover from Cincinnati

198 of 379 people found this review helpful

Two years ago my wife and I wanted to share our wedding photos with friends and family and wished we could create a beautiful, professional looking slide show with panning and zooming just like on her Mac. Phanfare did all of this and much more. It allowed us to build a slideshow with our own music and to this date no other photosharing site comes close to looking as professional.

Smugmug is the closest but the slideshows and quality of the service do not compare with Phanfare.

The price of the service has dropped to $29 and I'm surprised more people don't know about this service.

Now for the bad: Phanfare did attempt a large subscription price increase last year to $99. They said it was done cover the high cost of server space to archive original photos. A lot of pro photographers discovered this site. I wrote a long email to them protesting as did many other subscribers. Now, for $29 you get all the great photosharing but those who need photo archiving pay a bit more. I hope they succeed with this new business model because NOTHING comes close to this great photo site.

In summary, I would recommend Phanfare to a friend.

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13 April 2011
Reviewer: Sh4un65 from UK

188 of 332 people found this review helpful

I have had my phanfare account since it first started up. It is very easy to upload photos either online or offline using the desktop engine.

There are plenty of themes so your albums will always look great.
You can upload music for slideshows. Extras include Johns background switcher.

Over the last couple of years the price has gone up considerably from about $25 when I first started to $99 now for the unlimited premium account. The only real downfall is that not many people know about it.

In summary, I would recommend Phanfare to a friend.

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