Phanfare approaches photo hosting differently. Instead of using your profile to display your photos, Phanfare gives your photo collections an entire webpage. Because of this, several things are different about this service. There's less user interaction on Phanfare, and most of the customization options apply to the album pages.
When you sign up with this photo sharing site, you get your own destination URL. This is a unique feature that not many similar companies offer. In addition, a subscription to Phanfare gives you unlimited storage for photos up to 20MB in size and videos up to 2GB. There is also no advertising on your Phanfare site, so you don't have bothersome ads distracting viewers from your photos.
Phanfare offers three different plans: General, Premium and Pro. All plans offer a website, customization options, sharing tools and security options. As you choose higher-priced plans, you get more features, including storage of full-size original photos, storage of HD videos, photo gifts available for purchase, and the ability to set your own prices on photos and photo gifts.
When you create your website, there are a handful of customization options. There are more than 30 color schemes and themes to choose from, and several album layout options available. Additionally, you have full control over the site title and album descriptions. If you desire, you can also create customized slideshows to more easily showcase your images and albums.
To ensure your photos are safe, you can set site passwords so only invited visitors can access them. You can invite visitors to see your images via email. You can also share via social networks such as Facebook and Twitter. Visitors don't have to create an account to view your photos, and you can receive reports on the traffic to your site. Additionally, you can allow visitors to leave comments on your photos.
Phanfare has a knowledgebase located on the company website. There are also video tutorials to help you fully utilize this service and its many features. If you need to talk to representatives, there is a support request form you can submit to the company. Unfortunately, we could not find any telephone or live-chat support or a community forum to post questions and receive feedback from other users.
Phanfare is a photo sharing site best suited for showing off a collection of photos. You can create multiple albums, each with different style, and you can share your collections through email, Facebook, Twitter and other popular means. There isn't much community between Phanfare users, but you can still get help and support from the site's staff.