When comparing Pixelrights vs Shutterfly, the Slant community recommends Shutterfly for most people. In the question“What are the best cloud photo storage and portfolio services?” Shutterfly is ranked 10th while Pixelrights is ranked 12th.
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They run bi-monthly competitions just for members - to win a camera or prints.
Pro Dropbox automation
If you upload your photos to Dropbox normally, you can just click on a box and all the photos automatically download and populate your gallery. Really simple and quick.
Pro Simple as pie and beautiful design
Their website builder is very simple. Depending on which of the programs you sign up to, you have access to some beautiful designs that really showcase your work. No need to fluff with a design builder, just intuitive tools.
Pro You can register yourself on their live Directory
Benefit from the live directory, upload your details, name, location and key words and be found by agencies, media, customers.
Pro Secure online image protection
Photographers can benefit from not having their photos pinched. No one can drag and drop, copy and paste or otherwise steal your images.
Pro Used by a lot of sports teams for free photo gathering
Con Hard to download photos
Downloads are limited to single photos, not full albums.
Con No Lightroom integration
Shutterfly apparently has or had an API for uploading photos, but the only Lightroom plugin to do so is outdated and crashes while trying to upload.
Con Poor site design
There are multiple "silos" in the site with different user interfaces for the same function, and with different bugs in each. For instance, trying to import from Flickr the support person had me navigate to the Flickr connection UI via Create Photo Book (which actually worked, but didn't give me an easy way for others to draw from my Flickr-hosted photos), because the "Connect to Flickr" function in the main upload screen was broken. Albums in "My Photos" have drastically different capabilities compared to albums in "Shared Sites". This leads to confusion and completely unhelpful support/help documentation.