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PhotoShelter & PicScout

Two powerful solutions, together helping you sell more photography

Let your images do the marketing for you with the power of the Picscout ImageExchange Icon.

Anytime buyers using PicScout's ImageExchange add-on see your photos online - via search engines, content sites, or virtually anywhere else - they can preview your licensing information and click to your PhotoShelter website, where they can purchase or license your photography directly! Read the FAQ

Sell on our site or yours

Every PhotoShelter website includes an integrated shopping cart that supports sales of prints, products, Royalty Free, Rights Managed and Personal Use downloads. Or, keep your existing website and just plug-in our image galleries and e-commerce, integrated for a seamless experience for your site visitors. Its up to you!

Our lab or yours

We offer you a choice of three professional print labs that can automatically fulfill any print and product orders - you set the prices, they print and ship. Need more control? Self-fulfill any product you want to ensure that your prints and products meet your stringent quality controls.


In addition to prints and products, we offer the most choices for digital sales. All files are sized and delivered automatically after payment.

Unlimited pricing profiles

Pricing with PhotoShelter is easy and flexible. Create as many different pricing profiles as you want and apply these to single images or across whole galleries. The pricing profile dictates the price of any single image. Anytime you update the central profile, it immediately updates all associated images.

Pricing photography: we can help!

Want to sell Rights Managed stock photography but not sure how to price an image based on end usage? We know the feeling. Rights Managed pricing can be extremely complex. That's why we've partnered with Cradoc fotoSoftware to bring you fotoQuote - the market leading pricing calculator integrated directly into your PhotoShelter shopping cart. Choose our default pricing, or use fotoQuote to create your own!

Use coupons to drive sales

Create a coupon to market to your customers by offering a percentage or dollar discount on your products. Limit by date and usage. Track who is using your coupons. Making sales is easy!

Reports & stats

The 'Stats & Analytics' section of your e-commerce dashboard allows you to see critical information - including what images are sitting in client shopping carts and the amount of pending sales across all of your images. We also support Google Analytics to help you narrow in on specific site navigation and conversion data as you continue to optimize your site for sales.

No waiting for the money

Unlike other services, when you use PhotoShelter, you're the "merchant of record" and the funds are transferred directly to you at the point of sale - no waiting for checks from us and no minimum payout balances. We take 10%, you keep the rest. No hidden fees, no strings attached. Your clients can set up an account with you to make subsequent purchases easier, or just bypass the account creation for one-time purchases. Use the following to collect money online:

Sell in 16 currencies

If you're selling downloads or self-fulfilling prints and products, you can easily sell in any one of 16 currencies. So, your customers will feel right at home using their own currency.

Keep the tax man happy

Our tax chart allows you to set tax by US/Canadian state and country. You can even indicate VAT and set a special notice on your invoices to conform to local requirements.

The Complete Solution to Show & Sell Photography Online
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  • High resolution file distribution
  • SEO & social media
  • Integrated online sales
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Picscout - Every Image Gets Its Credit

PhotoShelter members with e-commerce enabled can get access to PicScout's ImageExchange, a powerful solution that the world's largest stock agencies use to reach more image buyers online.

What photographers are saying about PhotoShelter & PicScout

Craig Mitchelldyer uses PhotoShelter
"You could ask 10 people how they make money using PhotoShelter and you would get 10 different answers. That's what is so great about it. There are so many ways to use it and use it to your advantage."
"By providing copyright holders with an incredible mechanism to connect with actual buyers who want to use images when and wherever they encounter them, PicScout promises to restore image credit and image values to me and the whole digital image landscape."
Shelley Alger uses PhotoShelter
"I'm using PhotoShelter for all of my web-based needs. They host over 2,000 of my images and have made the fulfillment of fine art print orders and image licensing extremely easy. With PhotoShelter, I can manage my site from anywhere without knowing how to use HTML or design software. It's the best photography business decision I've made."
"PicScout's ImageIRC is a major innovation for photographers and stock professionals alike. It will be a tremendous asset to anyone who licenses photographs for a living. PicScout ImageIRC makes it easy for anyone to secure rights for high quality photographs and should eliminate the argument that someone may have been oblivious to a copyright."
Andrew Collings uses PhotoShelter
"I think of PhotoShelter as my image vault...for online image storage and e-commerce for print and file sales. I can easily manage who can see which images or download high resolution images. The functionality and speed is so good, you feel like you're working in an application, and not viewing a website."
"The initiative that PicScout has taken to track online, license, and protect the ownership of the imagery of professional photographers worldwide is not only outstanding, it is crucial in our rapidly evolving online marketplace for imagery."
Jody MacDonald uses PhotoShelter
"While shooting in remote locations year round, PhotoShelter's features make me more efficient with my time by allowing me to upload, show and sell my images in one place. It's a simple, powerful and indispensible tool for any photographer."
Chris Hornbecker uses PhotoShelter
"PhotoShelter's private protected galleries for client downloads are incredibly helpful as a commercial photographer. The ease with which clients can access images is great.self-fulfill prints. It saves me time and effort, which is priceless."
Hans Halberstadt uses PhotoShelter
"I've had very good results since signing on with PhotoShelter. The presentation of the images is excellent, the automated fulfillment system works well, and best of all, search engines find my photographs quickly and efficiently. "