500px on Wednesday announced the launch of its new Professional Photo Portfolios, redesigned from the ground up. The Canadian company also revealed that it is now serving over a billion page views per month – a milestone it passed just two months ago and has maintained ever since.
500px’s new Portfolio UX gives photographers their own URL, backup system, tabs, pages, and zero maintenance or incremental hosting fees. As before, your Portfolio page links directly to your 500px account.
500px boasts the following three principles features for its new rollout:
- Showcase your photos in beautiful, lush and textured layouts with rich options for people to interact with you and your photos.
- Setup and customize your Portfolio page in just a few minutes, seamlessly updating your photo collection as it grows.
- Create a unique look and feel to your page design. With Portfolios you’ll get access to more features, like full CSS customization (for the brave), Store integration so your visitors can buy your photos straight from your portfolio, and Blog integration that lets you to stay in touch with your customers and readers.
500px portfolio profiles will be getting more features, in terms of photos of course, but also with additional themes and customizations. The company recently also increased storage limits for all its accounts, and the prices for its paid memberships. Free accounts can upload 20 photos per week, while Plus ($25 per year) and Awesome ($75 per year) will accept larger size of photos (up to 100Mb per file) and have unlimited storage.
In an industry that is simply overloaded with products and services vying for a piece of the photographer’s pie, 500px continues to grow very quickly. Furthermore, the fact it is launching offerings while increasing prices shows the Canadian firm is managing to offer something users actually want enough to pay up.
See also – Nearing 500k downloads, 500px for Android updated with better friend and photo discovery features and After passing 1m downloads, 500px releases faster iOS app with Flow for iPad and support for followers
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