I am pleased to announce the introduction of Phanfare Pro. Phanfare Pro is targeted at prosumers and professional photographers who want a fully customizable archival photo and video hosting solution. With Phanfare Pro you can:
- Create your own website of your photos and videos without Phanfare branding at yourname.phanfare.com
- Create up to 1000 subsites, each one with a URL of yourname.phanfare.com/subsite. This is great for photographers who do work for clients and want to create a site for each client. Each subsite can have any subset of your albums and be optionally password protected.
- Customize colors to match other websites that you might maintain
- Customize the header and footer of album pages in one of three ways: with custom HTML; with a custom image; or by including an HTTP pointer to a third party page that contains the markup you want to include.
- Customize the background image that is tiled across your Phanfare web albums
- Use your own domain name through a CNAME record.
- Host up to 20 minute videos
Phanfare Pro also includes all the standard features of Phanfare Premium including
- Storage of full size originals
- The peace of mind of knowing that your images are stored in multiple data centers in multiple locations through Amazon S3.
- Non-destructive image editing. You can always revert to your uploaded original.
- Full control over whether viewers can download originals, buy prints and see EXIF data.
- Our intelligent video streaming that measures viewer bandwidth and CPU speed and delivers an appropriately sized video.
- Integration with Aperture, Lightroom, PIcasa and iPhoto.
- Integration with facebook and flickr.
- Integration with the Eye-Fi wireless SD card for photos.
- Full screen slideshows with music.
- iPhone integration. Synchronize your photos and videos to your iPhone via Phanfare Photon for the iPhone.
- Optional password protection on your Phanfare sites
- Detailed visitor reports with the name and email of each person who clicks through a sharing invitation sent from within the Phanfare system. Perfect to verify that a client viewed the images that you sent.
- The ability to use filenames as captions on images, useful for proofing.
Phanfare Pro is $99.99/year for 20 GB of storage. Additional 20 GB storage blocks are available for $49.99/year.
Upgrades for Existing Customers
Phanfare Lifetime customers are now Phanfare Lifetime Pro customers. We have not offered Lifetime accounts for over a year. This is for legacy Lifetime customers.
Phanfare Premium customers can upgrade to Phanfare Pro and get credit for the remaining time in their Phanfare Premium account. Phanfare Premium customers with unlimited storage (accounts created prior to Aug 1, 2009) will retain their unlimited storage after upgrade.
Our customers have been asking for a Pro offering with more customization for a long time and we are excited that the day has finally come. Phanfare Pro is not “done.” Let us know in the comments what additional features you would like to see.