We offer a range of services allowing you to display and sell your photographs via your own website. Some of our services are free and some are via an annual subscription fee. You can compare the features using this link. No special software is needed, you can edit and control your new website using our easy to use on-line editor. We provide everything you need, you just supply the photos!
We offer two types of service, a completely free service and a subscription account! Our Pro-User subscription service starts at just £7.99 per month (or save by paying £79.99 per year) and includes unlimited photos and galleries. Our Pro-User service is designed to meet all the needs of the professional photographer or serious amateur. All our packages include your own unique website and hosting!
As soon as you sign up! You choose your own website name, this is then used in your own unique URL, so if you choose the name "studio" your website address will be www.studio.luxipics.com This new website will appear within minutes of signing up, and you can start to customise and upload your photos straight away.
Yes you can! You can start with a FREE site and upgrade to Pro-User at any time. Simply log-in to your website and access "My Account" your upgrade options and prices will be shown, this upgrade will be immediately applied to your account. You will only pay the difference in the remaining subscription period, no surcharges applied!
You can upload all your pictures using our "bulk uploader". Simply click on the gallery you want to add the pictures to, or create a new one, then select add photos. Just navigate to the folder on your hard drive and select the photos and click on upload, we recommend that the image size is kept to a resolution of about 1024 by 768 and saved as JPG's. This will result in a file that is about 300Kb in size, this will be ideal for your Luxipics site. If you are selling digital downloads, you can upload larger files for those particular photos, this will allow the larger files to be downloaded by your customers. Large files of 1MB or more will take longer to upload and may slow the navigation down for your customers when viewing original files.
Our amazingly easy to use on-screen editing tools mean that you can easily edit any part of your website. When you are logged simply hover over the item you ant to edit and click on the "edit" icon, you will then be able to change colours, upload a new logo, re-arrange galleries etc.
Yes you can! You will need to subscribe to our Pro-User level, you will then be able to enter your own domain name in your account details, you will also need to change the details where your purchased your domain to update the "DNS" to point to our servers. You will need to set the www host record for your domain to 22.214.171.124. This is normally an "A" record, it will not work with a CNAME record as this requires a full domain name. If you do not know how to do this then please contact the company you used to register it and they should be able to help.
Full details of how to do this vary slightly by different domain companies, but by following our help files on the forum you should be able to complete this. Once changed it can take a few hours to resolve the new address, but often this is completed in a few minutes.
Yes you can, the level of customisation depends upon your subscription level. A Pro-User can replace the entire top banner with their own custom graphics removing any reference to Luxipics. Free users can only upload a small logo and the Luxipics logo will remain in place.
Yes you can! All levels of service include the ability to change to colours of the background and navigation buttons and text, our Pro-User also gain access to some exclusive gallery designs and slide shows.
Our subscription service has a built in shopping cart system that integrates with any standard PayPal account. You can sell digital downloads via a credit system, you simply buy credits and then when you sell a download your credits get used up, but you receive all the money your customer has paid via your own PayPal account. If you wish to sell prints then you will need to subscribe to our Pro-User level of service, all print sizes and prices are controlled by you and the payments are made directly to you, no commission is charged.
All subscription levels of service provide a shopping cart system designed to handle sales of digital downloads with payment directly to you via PayPal. If you intend to sell digital downloads of your photos, you will need to upload the additional file size for each photo that is available to purchase, or you can just supply the standard web image that is normally displayed on the website. You will also need to buy download credits, these cost from 30p each and can be purchased in bulk via your "My Account" area once logged in. These credits help towards the cost of the bandwidth needed to provide this service to those that use it. No commissions are charged on sales.
Any enhancements that are added to your level of subscription service will be automatically applied to your account with no additional cost to you, we may provide some "bolt-on" services in the future that you can buy if you would like to use them, these would be optional.
Depending upon you level of subscription you can use our "right click" protect feature to stop the easy download of images via the web browser, however to fully protect your photos we would recommend that you apply a watermark, our Pro-User's can create their own watermark using any image, including their own logos
Our paid for subscription level has a feedback/comments facility for individual images. You will also have a guest book for general feedback about your website. These features can be turned on/off in the control panel and you can ensure that any comments are approved before they go live.
Yes you can, we do encourage subscribers from all over the world! If you are using any of our subscription services all payments to us will be in you own currency at the relevant conversion rate offered by your credit card provider. Any sales you make on your Luxipics website will be in your own local currency and is paid directly to you.