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SmartAlbums is eenvoudige en intuïtieve albumontwerpsoftware voor fotografen.

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Pluspunten:

Support for my album vendor (custom templates). Cloud Proofing with feedback integrated with the design software.

Minpunten:

I have never run into anything negative with this software. It has been one of my favorites to use.

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Gemiddelde score

Gebruiksgemak
4,8
Klantenservice
4,8
Functies
4,8
Prijs-kwaliteitverhouding
4,5

Waarschijnlijkheid van aanbeveling

9,3/10

SmartAlbums heeft een totaalscore van 4,8 van 5 sterren op basis van 72 gebruikersreviews op Capterra.

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Marianne
Marianne
Photographer in VK
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Fotografie, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Such a timesaver!

5,0 5 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: I use Smart Albums to design all my albums. It is such a huge timesaver without compromising on quality. Before being a professional photographer I was a magazine designer so I have pretty high standards when it comes to layouts, and Smart Album definitely delivers. Couldn't live without this genius piece of software!

Pluspunten:

The beautiful layouts, ease of use and speed, link to cloud proofing, ability to export for InDesign tweaks.

Minpunten:

It's hard to think of anything!! It would be lovely if cloud proofing was included in the license but it's understandable why not.

John Michael
photographer in VS
Fotografie, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Make my life easier! Yes Please!!

5,0 5 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: I've been a wedding photographer for more than 33 years and have been designing albums for our clients nearly that long. From the film days to digital I have tried out almost every iteration of album design software available and SmartAlbums is the first that made it easy to actually design books in front of my clients as part of the sales process. Clean design and ability to change page templates "on the fly" real time has had such an impact on making better, beautiful and more timeless designs which ultimately makes my clients happier and our business makes more money. Producing albums for wedding and portrait clients is such big part of the income stream for our industry I really don't understand why all photographers are not designing albums for their clients especially since smartalbums makes it so easy now. I guess some photographer just like to leave money on the table.

Pluspunten:

A fast, easy and most importantly an intuitive UI takes the album design process from a chore to a pleasure. The clean and uncluttered interface keeps distractions out of sight and allows me to actually design albums right in front of my clients in real time. Other big pluses are the ability to make custom templates, custom sizes and sizes for all the album company books that I would wish to use.

Minpunten:

Not many cons as much as little wish list items that i have had. But with each version and update my little wish list gets smaller and smaller.

Paul
Owner in VS
Fotografie, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

A Greedy and Dishonest software company

1,0 3 maanden geleden

Opmerkingen: I purchased Smart Albums Lifetime Licenses for a lot of money and then they moved to the subscription model and knee capped the latest version I had so I couldn’t cloud proof.
It’s my opinion they are a greedy and dishonest company. I would not support them after they did this to me and probably hundreds if not thousands of professional photographers.
Find a great proofing solution, but please, do not choose SmartAlbums.

Pluspunten:

It was useful before they stopped supporting lifetime licenses

Minpunten:

Pretty much everything after. I reached out to them and I was told that I was out of luck and that I'd have to pay up more money to continue to use the software. They were happy to take a huge lump sum up front from many pro photographers and leave them high and dry later.

Reactie Pixellu

3 maanden geleden

Hi Paul. I can understand your frustration here. SmartAlbums 2 is an older version of our software that we no longer support as it has been officially retired for over 4 years now. We can't guarantee optimal functionality in newer computer versions and updated operating systems since SmartAlbums 2 hasn't been updated in years and has become obsolete. For this reason, we recommend upgrading to a SmartAlbums subscription which is constantly updated.

Kate
Photographer / Owner in VS
Fotografie, Zelfstandig ondernemer
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Album design is finally enjoyable and hassle-free!

5,0 5 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: It saves me time, and makes me look fantastic! And my clients love the software too. I am actually proud to share this in face to face meetings when I occasionally have clients request to meet to go through their design! I also like that I can switch easily between templates and manual design for those trickier spreads.

Pluspunten:

SmartAlbums is sleek, easy to use, intuitive (for my clients also!) and just beautifully designed. I used to dread album design time because of the tricky back and forth with my clients. This software makes the process hugely enjoyable and I can now create gorgeous designs and share them at lightning speed. The integrated feedback saves so much time, no longer requiring back-and-forth between various screens. I love it! A huge time-saver and most importantly a really great experience for my clients.

Minpunten:

Nothing - it's honestly practically flawless!

Venkata Rajesh
Photographer in India
Fotografie, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Most intuitive and easy to use album design software

5,0 5 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: Smart albums, with its intuitive software and beautiful designs put the joy back in the design and made it a thoroughly enjoyable and quick process. We can design an album in less than 30 mins. Client requested changes and approval through cloud proofing have been super easy. Unlike competitors, the change comments from clients are integrated in the design software for us to quickly make changes and avoid going back and forth checking comments. We design 40+ albums per year and that has been possible because of Smart albums. We could easily say that Smart albums helps generate additional revenue through albums.

Pluspunten:

Intuitive and easy to use software Support for my album vendor (custom templates) Cloud Proofing with feedback integrated with the design software Customer Support

Minpunten:

Nothing much to pin point. It's really that good.

Marie
Founder in VS
Fotografie, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Easy Peasy Album Making

5,0 5 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: I've left my photography business, but if I were a photographer, hands down this would be my go-to for album making. It's just so easy to use. I mean, if you can use Lightroom or Photoshop, you can use this. I used SmartAlbums first when I made a 5 year photo book... the first 5 years in parenting. It was a big project since I did it all at once. Now that I have this software, I can update my album as I go, little by little, making the process much less daunting.

Pluspunten:

Without SmartAlbums, I wouldn't have an album from a higher end printer that I'd desired. I'd be using the same, mainstream printers that everyone else uses. I'd had my eye on an album maker that used a lined cover and hand-stitched binding. SmartAlbums made it possible for me to order from them without having to spend a zillion dollars on an album design service. I did it myself! And can continue doing so for myself, which is even better.

Minpunten:

I honestly have no complaints about SmartAlbums, but rather a wishlist to integrate with more album printers. That's it!

Jackie
Owner/Principal Photography in VS
Fotografie, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Exceptional Platform!

5,0 5 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: We are a small but very busy photography studio. Designing albums was always a serious time-sucker and somewhat dreaded. Nearly five years ago, I subscribed and purchased SmartAlbums and have never looked back. Even when switching bindery/album companies, there were no issues because this software allows you to choose your bindery company with every new design. It couldn't be made more simple and the finished product is polished and professional when presented to a client. If I could give this platform 100 stars in every review, I would! It's a must-have commodity for any photography studio.

Pluspunten:

The ease of use is second to none; I am not particularly tech-savvy but this platform was so easy to learn and continues to grow and expand it's uses without adding on extra learning curves.

Minpunten:

There is nothing I don't like about this software, it's invaluable to my business.

Katch
Photographer/Owner in VS
Fotografie, Zelfstandig ondernemer
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Made my workflow so much better

5,0 5 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: It's easy to use and intuitive, and it has made my album workflow so much quicker and better. I used to not really sell albums because I honestly just didn't enjoy designing them. I used Indesign before and it got confusing, and making small changes became a big task. But with SmartAlbums my design time was cut way down, and making changes for my clients is super easy and quick. My clients also seem to enjoy this way more than my old workflow, its easier for them to view and to add comments and make changes to layouts.

Pluspunten:

Super quick and easy to learn, cut my workflow time way down, no long learning curve, the client portal makes it easy for my clients to give feedback.

Minpunten:

I wish I could save my custom spreads and re-use between projects. But truly that's only come up once or twice, it's not that big a deal.

Geverifieerde reviewer
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Marketing en reclame, 11-50 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Worth every dollar!

5,0 5 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: Clients first select their favorites from their pixieset gallery and I import those images into SA. For the last couple of years, I've designed full albums drafts in under an hour. Clients love how quickly they get their first look at an album design.

Pluspunten:

I love how fast I can mock up an album for client review. I'm a photographer, not a designer, but the built in templates make this so effortless!

Minpunten:

Some of the templates could have a little more variety and a little more flexibility but for the most part it gets the job done.

Sergio
Sergio
CEO in VS
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Fotografie, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Not Smart, Genius!!

5,0 5 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: It reduced my album making time by about 90%.

Pluspunten:

If Steve Jobs had wanted an album design solution, he would have made this.

Minpunten:

Nothing, absolutely every single aspect of the album design process has been taken into account. Absolutely genius!

Hosanan
Fotógrafo in Brazilië
Fotografie, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Essencial na diagramação de álbuns de casamento

5,0 vorig jaar

Opmerkingen: O software foi uma revolução para quem trabalha com álbuns fotográficos e ajuda demais na criação dos mesmo. Mas parece que parou no tempo, sem atualizações e recursos mais sofisticados.

Pluspunten:

Software extremamente intuitivo e fácil de utilizar. Torna a diagramação de álbuns extremamente simples e rápida. Para quem vem do Adobe InDesign sabe o quanto o Smartabulms facilitou a vida!

Minpunten:

As atualizações são muito pouco frequentes, parece que o software ficou estagnado no tempo.Outro ponto muito negativo é a área de inserção de TIPOS, pouquíssimas fontes disponíveis e recursos escassos. Atualmente uso o Illustrator para tal tarefa.

Alan Smyth
Fotógrafo in Brazilië
Fotografie, Zelfstandig ondernemer
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 6-12 maanden
Bron van de reviewer

Agilidade e Facilidade para criar álbuns

5,0 vorig jaar

Opmerkingen: Desde que comecei a usar só tive boas experiências, principalmente no ganho de tempo e sem mais erros de gabaritos.

Pluspunten:

A rapidez que consigo adicionar as fotos e direcionar elas num layout adequado, principalmente por ter vários layouts prontos. O vasto acervo de encadernadoras assim não preciso me preocupar com gabaritos.Mas acho que o principal é que com toda a facilidade eu ganho muito tempo no meu fluxo de trabalho, podemos fazer vários álbuns num curto espaço de tempo.

Minpunten:

A falta de ter uma opção de ver o layout em tela grande sozinho.

Ricardo
Photographer and instructor in Canada
Fotografie, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

The best

5,0 5 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: Best program for album diagrams, I just love the program

Pluspunten:

so easy dynamic and intuitive the program

Minpunten:

I like everything,There's nothing I don't like about the program

Ricardo
Fotógrafo in Brazilië
Fotografie, Zelfstandig ondernemer
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Já foi bom.

3,0 2 jaar geleden

Pluspunten:

Tem recursos interessantes para fazer uma bom diagramação.

Minpunten:

Comprei a versão final dele por uma fortuna. Agora inventaram de ser por assinatura, e com isto, não tenho mais atualizações. Me sinto traído, pois não era isso o combinado.

Matthew
Photographer in VS
Fotografie, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

The best album design software​ on the planet

5,0 5 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: The best album design software​ on the planet

Pluspunten:

The capacity of the software. I love the endless possibilities​ of designing and creating ​pages spreads and​ other software components.

Minpunten:

Start on the right foot.................

David
Photographer & Videographer in Spanje
Fotografie, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Improves our daily work!

5,0 5 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: Pixellu's album designing software simply is a must have for every photographer!

Pluspunten:

We love everything about Pixellu! Their software and services are fantastic and super simple to use. It improves our daily work a lot!

Minpunten:

That we haven't used it alredy earlier :)

Joshua
Photographer in België
Fotografie, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Win win win!

5,0 5 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: Wonderful!!

Pluspunten:

Album design made easy! I have always been a keen fan of Indesign, so I waited long to try SA. If only I had known earlier!! Design is easy, it's fun to play around with templates and photo combinations. The online proofing is wonderful to keep oversight and to communicate with your clients. Done with those long emails and screenshots of clients - that make you want to pull your hair out ><!

Minpunten:

I would love to have the option added to go back to previous versions of a specific spread. Then it would be perfect :-).

Fernando
Fernando
Fotógrafo in Brazilië
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Fotografie, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Melhor Opção para Criação de Album

5,0 2 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: No início da pandemia diminuiu o fluxo de serviço e a empresa postergou a cobrança para que não fosse necessário cancelar a assinatura

Pluspunten:

A quantidade de layouts oferecido pelo software e a possibilidade de trabalhar Offline, exportar os arquivos no formato PSD com a possibilidade de ajustes no Photoshop.

Minpunten:

Apesar de exportar os arquivos no formato PSD, não separa por camadas para melhor ajuste

Sven
Sven
Hochzeitsfotograf in Duitsland
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Fotografie, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

leider nur sehr eingeschränkte Bezahlfunktion

4,0 3 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: Software gekauft, keine Kreditkarte mehr, kann den Service nicht mehr nutzen um Fotoalben in die Cloud zu laden - Software daher unbrauchbar... Schade! Nun muss ich mich nach einem neuen Anbieter umsehen...

Pluspunten:

Super Software, auch ganz leicht zu bedienen

Minpunten:

Nur leider kann man NUR mit Visa oder Mastercard bezahlen, nicht jeder hat dies! Oder in meinem Fall - nicht mehr, als ich mein Konto gewechselt habe, hatte ich nicht daran gedacht, das ich diese eigentlich nur für diese eine Software eine Visa oder Mastercard brauche und hatte mir aber keine dazu bestellt weil ich auch nicht einsehe dafür auch noch eine jährliche Gebühr für die Bereitstellung zu bezahlen. Gerade in der heutigen Zeit alternativer Zahlungsmöglichkeiten, wie Paypal oder Apple Pay - Daher für mich ein absolutes "No-Go!" Man bekommt ja auch nicht von heut auf morgen eine Kreditkarte, die Kunden wollen ja auch Ihr Fotoalbum sehen und nicht noch 3 Wochen warten...

Andy
Artist in VS
Fotografie, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 1-5 maanden
Bron van de reviewer

EASY and makes Album Design FUN

5,0 5 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: I love how quickly I can turn designs around. It is fun to see all of the different options and dive into it creatively while knowing that each layout has been carefully planned. Takes a lot of guesswork out of design and makes the process and outcome much more desirable!

Pluspunten:

I love how easy this is to use. The learning curve is a few minutes and you can have basic use of all the features. Try out 10 different looks for the same page in a few simple clicks. Rearrange and adjust layout. Create your own layout. It's all right there and straightforward to do. We've been using the software for pre-shoot mood boards, and social media stories as well as physcial album design, multi-faceted and love the additional uses.

Minpunten:

It took me a moment to figure out how to design my own template. Though there are more robust services for text design, easy enough to export and add after the fact.

Amanda
Owner/Photographer in VS
Fotografie, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Couldn't survive without it.

5,0 5 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: Wonderful. Really great team & overall customer experience.

Pluspunten:

SmartAlbums revolutionized the way we create albums for our clients. It cut the time we needed to spend designing by at LEAST half, and allowed for easy changes should our clients request them as well. The designs are beautiful, flow nicely page to page, and are very user friendly. I recommend Smart Albums to every photographer I know!

Minpunten:

No cons to report. We've had a glitch with the software in the past, but customer service is amazing & handled it for us.

Guilherme
Guilherme
CEO in Brazilië
Geverifieerde LinkedIn-gebruiker
Fotografie, Zelfstandig ondernemer
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

A melhor experiência de diagramação de álbuns

5,0 3 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: Experiência maravilhosa, desde o primeiro conta pude perceber que era a melhor opção do mercado.

Pluspunten:

A ferramenta é simplesmente fantástica, a experiência de diagramação se torna extremamente fácil e eficaz. A possibilidade de trocar os designs apenas com um clique torna a experiência ainda mais prazerosa, além da possibilidade de personalizações manuais.

Minpunten:

Acredito que deveria ter alguma integração para compartilhar as diagramações pelo celular, tendo em vista que boa parte dos clientes acessa por lá.

Israel
CEO in Spanje
E-learning, Zelfstandig ondernemer
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

The revolution in the way to edit the creation albums

5,0 5 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: I have done several tutorials in Spanish for the community of photographers who are in my online training plan and explain the operation of the program in all the face-to-face courses I do in various countries.

Pluspunten:

For me the points in favor of this software are: 1) Speed 2) Simplicity 3) Multiple file support 4) Export to PSD and InDesign projects 5) JPG/PDF Proofing Export with watermarks and image numbers

Minpunten:

I would be missing an option to maintain the original proportion of the source images without making any kind of cropping.

Pat
Owner in VS
Fotografie, 2-10 werknemers
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Make MORE money

5,0 5 jaar geleden

Opmerkingen: SmartAlbums allows us to make more money, easier, by providing quality album designs to our clients, fast.

Pluspunten:

SmartAlbums allows you to quickly create perfect albums for your clients. We make roughly 30-40 albums per year, and without SmartAlbums both creating the designs for our clients as well as proofing the designs to them would be downright impossible. Honestly — the best piece of software we use.

Minpunten:

Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Works as intended and has fantastic support behind it.

Luciano
Fotografo in Brazilië
Fotografie, Zelfstandig ondernemer
Heeft de software gebruikt voor: 2+ jaar
Bron van de reviewer

Muita praticidade e agilidade na diagramação de albuns

5,0 vorig jaar

Opmerkingen: o SmartAlbuns foi primordial na otimização do tempo. os templates e a maneira automática que lida com a distribuição das imagens é fanstástico.

Pluspunten:

a praticidade, agilidade, interface amigável.

Minpunten:

o processamento costuma ser lento quando o álbum tem muitas páginas.