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Published 08/29/2011 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Pixpa is a portfolio service intended for photographers, artists, designers and others who work with visual products. The application supplies the user with a place to upload images of their work that can be customized by choosing one of more than 100 unique templates. The user can access and change their preset designs anytime they like. Pixpa lets the user customize a visual style and save it as a new style that the can access later. Organization is left entirely up to the user, who can build galleries, edit individual pages and alter their portfolio content however they like. Pixpa does not limit the number of video and photo galleries the user creates. Additional unlimited content items include video pages, slideshows, information pages and embedded content pages. The user can add a guestbook so their visitors can leave a comment, question or note about their work. Password protection is available for galleries so the user can control who accesses their images. Pixpa also includes integrated social media tools that work with Digg, Ning, Twitter, Facebook, Stumble Upon, Delicious, Yahoo, My Space, LinkedIn, Google, Lost FM and more. Google Analytics are also integrated so the use can track activity on their galleries.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Pixpa was founded in January of 2011. Based out of Wilmington, Delaware, the team currently includes CEO Gurpreet Singh. Pixpa was designed to provide photographers, designers, artists and other creative individual with a place to showcase their work by building a portfolio. Along with the application, the Pixpa team continues to encourage users by featuring them on the official Pixpa blog.

What are the differences to other apps?

Pixpa gives creative professionals and others a place to store and share their portfolio examples. The application offers an excellent level of customization, with stylish layouts and themes that can be saved for quick access. The user can create a themed photo gallery or maintain a similar color scheme and style throughout so visitors can identify their images quickly.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Pixpa is all about images, and it really shows in the site’s design. While blending vibrant blues and greens that give the user a positive, upbeat feel when they first arrive, the application also offers a number of very mature, stylish themes so the user can create a gallery that suits their needs. Images take center stage while Pixpa gives the user a number of customization options that are easy to use and allow the artist or photographer to create an atmosphere to go with their galleries.

How does the registration process work?

A new user can access a free trial of Pixpa by clicking the bright blue “Start Free Trial” button nestled in the upper, right hand corner of the homepage. The form on the following page asks the user to provide their preferred Pixpa domain name, a password, name, email address, optional promo code and simple math problem solution (to prove that the user is human).

What does it cost to use the application?

Pixpa offers users three membership plans. The first is the Starter account that costs around $10 per month and includes up to 100 images, access to over 100 designs, customization features, unlimited galleries, contact forms, availability calendar and guest book access. The Pro account costs around $20 per month and upgrades to include 1,000 images, iPhone and iPad access, search engine optimization, ecommerce tools through FotoMoto and social media sharing features. The Plus account costs around $30 and includes up to 5,000 images, private galleries for clients, custom domain options and integrated Google Analytics.

Who would you recommend the application to? is designed specifically for photographers, designers, artists and other creative professionals. The application allows the user to generate galleries of images and videos of their work. A number of detailed features are included, such as guest books, availability calendars and password protected galleries.

  • Select from over 100 unique designs
  • Password protect specific photo galleries
  • Add a guest book, contact form and availability calendar
  • Social media sharing tools
  • Unlimited galleries, info pages and more

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Pixpa pricing

Cheapest plan (per month) : $9.99
(up to 100 images)
Most expensive plan (per month) : $29.99
(up to 5000 images)




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