Great question. The biggest difference is Swift Galleries paid subscribers also have access to The Path to Printmaker course and our Facebook group The Pathmaker Coalition. The Path to Printmaker course is built to help photographers switching from shoot and burn to in-person sales, while showing you how to use Swift Galleries along the way, in a cohesive, quick, easy-to-follow method.

But let's go through a few popular options of Swift Galleries vs. ? to give you some more detailed information.

Swift Galleries vs. ProSelect

ProSelect is a beast. It's a great piece of software that does everything under the sun. The problem is, the vast majority of photographers don't need something that does everything under the sun. In the end, most photographers only use a very small subsection of the features offered by ProSelect, even though they're paying for the full feature set. So let's hit the comparisons.

ProSelect

  • All the features you need
  • A bunch of features you don't
  • It's been around forever
  • It looks like it's been around forever
  • Hefty price tag
  • Long-term commitment for your purchase
  • No ability to use it to sell online
  • No ability to use it on a tablet
  • Software must be installed and run on your desktop
  • Must purchase additional licenses to use on multiple computers

Swift Galleries

  • All the features you need
  • None of the features you don't
  • It's modern and intuitive
  • It's a pleasure to use and to look at
  • It's got an insanely low price tag
  • Low monthly fee so if you don't like it, you don't have to keep paying for it.
  • You can use it to sell online or in-person
  • You can use it across all devices and operating systems
  • No software to install, just fire up the app online and you're running the latest and greatest version, all the time
  • No need to sync photos from device to desktop to laptop to... anything. It's all just there, in the cloud waiting for you.
  • Use it across all devices - laptop, desktop, tablet - with no additional licenses or fees.

Swift Galleries vs. Fundy

I'm not gonna lie, I'm a big fan of everything Andrew Funderberg creates. He's a good dude and he makes great software. That said, if you're looking for something that will help you sell your work as wall art online, Fundy's not gonna cut it for you.

Fundy

  • Created for designing wall art galleries, with some support for selling in-person
  • Desktop only
  • Downloadable software that requires updates to be purchased and installed
  • Long-term commitment for your purchase

Swift Galleries

  • You can use it to sell online or in-person
  • You can use it across all devices and operating systems
  • No software to install, just fire up the app online and you're running the latest and greatest version, all the time
  • No need to sync photos from device to desktop to laptop to... anything. It's all just there, in the cloud waiting for you.
  • Low monthly fee so if you don't like it, you don't have to keep paying for it.
  • Use it across all devices - laptop, desktop, tablet - with no additional licenses or fees.

Swift Galleries vs. Sprout Studio

Sprout Studio could be a good fit for you if you're looking for an end-to-end solution, as long as you're comfortable working within the confines of their business model. If you're just looking for a tool that will help you sell more of your work as wall art, without having to overhaul your entire process in order to use it, Swift Galleries is a better fit for your business.

Sprout Studio

  • End-to-end software solution
  • Requires you to fit your business into their software
  • Hefty price tag

Swift Galleries

  • Targeted solution for in-person and online sales
  • Sell your work online or in-person, you don't need to change your business model just to use it
  • Low price tag and ridiculously quick ROI

Swift Galleries vs. [Insert iPad App of the Day]

Swift Galleries is the evolution of Preveal, the industry's first iPad-based wall art sales tool.  There's a reason we made the switch to web app. In fact, there are a few...

Tablet-based Apps

  • Only work on one tablet type, so if you switch, you have to purchase again
  • Only work on tablets
  • Less processing power
  • Slow update cycles due to App Store hoops to jump through
  • Long-term commitment for your purchase
  • You have to sync your photos from device to device
  • If they offer a free trial, it's watered down or littered with ads

Swift Galleries

  • Works across all devices and operating systems
  • Works across tablet, desktop and laptop. You can even check your sales stats from your phone.
  • Capable of using the full processing power of your computer and modern browser technology
  • Lightning-fast update cycles because we don't have to play by Apple's rules (or jump through their 2-week app approval process hoops anymore! HA! Take that, Apple!)
  • Low monthly fee so if you don't like it, you don't have to keep paying for it
  • No need to sync photos from device to desktop to laptop to... anything. It's all just there, in the cloud waiting for you. Hooray!
  • Full-featured free trial, no strings attached, no credit card needed.
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