Format

Format

5 / 5 167 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Format online portfolios are designed for professional photographers, artists, illustrators, designers, models and other professionals in creative fields.


Average Ratings

167 Reviews
  • 5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $6.00/month
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Format
  • www.format.com
  • Founded 2010
  • Canada

About Format

Format makes it easy for photographers, designers, artists, and illustrators to build, design and manage a professional online portfolio. Tens of thousands of creative professionals in over 190 countries use the platform to beautifully showcase their work, attract clients and grow their careers. Founded in 2010 in Toronto, Canada, Format is a self-funded company dedicated to empowering the freedom of artists.


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Format Features

  • Auto Update
  • Content Import / Export
  • Drag & Drop
  • Invoices
  • Landing Pages / Web Forms
  • Newsletter Management
  • Online Booking
  • Online Store Builder
  • Real Time Editing
  • SEO
  • Surveys
  • Templates

Format Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Simple. Easy. Amazing.

Oct 01, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: The user interface is very streamlined. The website I have created through Format really demonstrates my work.

Cons: The design editor can be a bit tricky to adjust to your preferable settings. Takes a few trials to find out what settings control what in the drop down menus in the design editor pane.

Overall: Showcasing my portfolio with class.

Easy to use and looks great.

Sep 26, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I like the way Format are always refining and improving their offering. Also, if you want coding changes they are always super helpful and quick to implement.

Cons: Some thought needs to go into the online shop offering. Currently I'm not able to make the images as large as I would like to help customer decision making. But I'm sure they're working on it!

good to work with , like your support

Sep 25, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
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Pros: great style, easy to handle , good customer support - you get back really quickly , i like the view live site option,

Cons: more self-control in the features, missing more separated functionalities or the possibility to use different features from different themes, would be amazing if its possible

Easy to update and great SEO functionality

Sep 25, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love its graphic style and easy user interface, it is easy to design your website by quickly reviewing your changes.

Cons: The inability to have different sorts of galleries within one website- I would like to display my images in different ways on different pages. I would also like to be able to link to individual galleries by clicking on a single image as opposed to that just bringing up that single image.

Overall: Ease of use, easy to understand and modify, great customer service very fast and very clear in their instructions.

Was looking for something even easier than Wordpress to launch a good looking site quickly.

Sep 23, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Ease of use. Drag and drop, imports easily with a great choice of layouts for different types of artists.

Cons: I don't like that you need to use a Youtube or Vimeo link to put a video up. I would rather just have a direct embed that plays right in the site without 3rd party.

It's easy to use , and I often update my photos, so storage is very important to me.

Sep 23, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Pros: I like the design of this site theme, there are many different simple design, and easy way to operate.

Cons: I can not download photos from my format website to my computer, and the new admin interface is a bit unaccustomed.

Overall: Can introduce my work to others

Format is easy to use and well made with a great support team for when the occasional snag occurs.

Sep 23, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The way my site looks and how easy it is to update it. Format allows me a sleek look for my website without much effort on my part, and when I need to add more images or share more information, I can do so without stress.

Cons: It seems a little weak on SEO capabilities. I've done all I can to make it as good as possible (as far as I know), but it doesn't seem to stick well to Google image search. Will have to research more.

Overall: A professional website for me to maintain my portfolio and credentials on.

Easy to use; Fabulous customer service!

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Love the simplicity and functionality of the user interface. But my absolute favourite thing is the Format customer service. No waiting on the phone to get help from someone across the world needed... you message them over the website and they get back to you so soon! And they really do listen... if you ever find something you don't like or wish they had, they will most likely include this feature in their next update!

Overall: I've recommended Format to all of my photographer friends. It would be awesome if it were cheaper but I understand all the costs associated with running an interface like this and I'm happy to oblige with the cost!

Great but need more templates

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The ease of creating gallery and customizing the website in seconds. The smooth transition between images.

Cons: Less options of web templates. Font options, the splash page content could be more innovative with unique designs for photography and videography. A feature to display video resumes.

Love Format, easy to use and very customizable. Also love the layout/theme options. Made for photos!

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ideal for photography and digital storytelling portfolios. Attractive, simple and well designed themes and layouts for creative work.

Cons: Wish there were more options for creating a different gallery type/layout within each theme. It would be great if you could create a custome page and then select a gallery layout that's different from the one the theme comes with, rather than having to use the image blocks.

Great.

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use and great customer support. Format is perfect for photographers. It's easy to setup and maintain. And can be updated at any time.

Overall: Peace of mind.
I love the way Format makes it easy for me to do pretty much anything I want with my site. It's a great tool for photographers and super easy to use. Love it.

I have used format since 2011 + I love it! I use it for my personal photo site + for my business!

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Format is always updating and adding new features, it is clear they listen to their customers. It is super easy to use, change layouts, customized layouts, etc. Plus the price is great!

Cons: I suppose more layout options would be nice. Or one that is more modular - build your own from the ground up kind of, without needing knowledge of coding.

My experience with Format has been excellent.

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: The software has a good range of templates to work with, and the design and editing features are very user-friendly. Creating an online portfolio is quite straightforward and painless.

Simply Amazing

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love how easy it is to use, since day one I jumped right in and learned how to manage everything really fast. The picture quality always looks beautiful and crisp! I love how handy the Proofing feature is, it's perfect for clients and so easy to use. Lastly, anytime I need help with something, the live chat is so convenient and everyone is so helpful. I will be a long time user of Format!

Cons: Sometimes it's a little slow at uploading photos, and I wish there were more themes to choose from. But overall no complaints!

Format: an elegant, modern, creative, professional, easy software to share my work with the world!

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Design options
Variety of options to build our perfect page
Respect for our work
Format's blog
Format pdf's

Cons: Value per month (I think is excessive)
Site just in english
Not so often informative e-magazines/pdf offers

Great platform alaways encouraging the community.

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The culture the company provides towards creatives is amazing. Always something to learn and different ways to show they care.

Cons: The new interface is interesting and an adjustment to get use to. Prefer the old layout more so but I appreciate the step forward.

Overall: Peace of mind.

Amazing- Easy, fluid, modern, perfect way to customize my online photography portfolio

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: -easy to use -amazing customer service -expanding template gallery -shop feature -the way "photo galleries" look -always being updated and improved

Overall: beautiful website, a great website to represent my photography

Anytime i needed a question answered it was always made easy.

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Id have to say the price and simple categories when trying to set up the right type of website you want. you can get started quickly, theres not much room to procrastinate.

Cons: the new editing area for the themes aren't as easy to navigate as it used to me, maybe too many options. which I'm sure is great for many people just not me

Overall: Many gigs, and referrals from the simple design.

i've been using format for about 5 years now and like the creative control i have over my site

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: i really enjoy the customization process and how easy it is to use for those who aren't necessarily web designers. i also like how emphasized they are on visual art and creating software that really benefits the artist. also the customer service is great !

Cons: i wish there were more options for themes that had more dimension like an image or video background

I've been with Format for years, and much prefer it over other platforms

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It's easy to use, and the themes are great. I love how customisable it is too. I've never had any problems with this software

Cons: There's isn't much that I don't like. I'd love the ability to have image rollovers to be implemented, but that's about it!

I am happy that I found Format, and want more people to know how awesome their product is.

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Format is easy to use and offers many clean, non- distracting, and professional templates. The customer service crew is friendly and rapid in response. They want to know real details if you have a complaint. I've never had a problem with my site going offline or getting hacked. It is direct- unlike managing a site through wordpress. They surprise us with free new upgrades...like a store! I thought that was really cool.

Cons: I've been using the redesigned site administrator graphic upgrade and mentioned to customer service that I thought the earlier version was easier to navigate or see, perhaps it was a design/ contrast issue. I'm getting used to the new layout, so in some ways I'm used to the learning curve of a new graphic interface design. Perhaps another visualization option under the new scheme, or a few adjustments available for contrast settings would help.

Overall: So far Format is the only company I've found that has fulfilled my requirements for WYSIWYG site production at a reasonable cost.

Always an easy task to update my website

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I am always happy with the end product of my website, considering the ease and speed of which I can put pages together, websites look professional and clean. It is also easy to completely change the design of a whole website without loosing data and time. I do enjoy the option of previewing of new designs with my site

Cons: Sometimes after a Format update, I can find it tricky to find features or links to update my site again... But I do always find them eventually. For example, I found it difficult to find the options for social media links last week. But overall I am always happy.

Overall: I get a platform to advertise and promote my work, I often get positive comments about my websites

I haven't had any problems. Format is a reliable service and makes creating a website easy.

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: It's easy to use, you can make something really professional without having to know anything about coding, or building a website. The templates are very simple and clean, and allow your work to stand out. It's easy to make changes as well.

Cons: I wish there were more website templates to choose from. I also wish they were a little more customizable when it comes to how they work/set up.

I am continually impressed with their platform for the last few years!

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The ease of use and functionality - beautiful templates! I was able to quickly figure out how to select a template, alter the template, etc. even without any type of quide. I've used Squarespace and Format is so much more intuitive to me. Also I love the simplicity of most of the templates and amount you can alter them. The Proofing site is a HUGE plus as well.

Cons: Was missing a type of template that I really wanted that most photographers use (via Squarespace). They had all the pieces separately across other templates but didn't put them together.

Overall: A beautiful professional website

Great platform to use if you're planning to get your name out there and and to have great looking

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I really like the format app because you can quickly take down or put up new old work in the mater of seconds.

Overall: Clients and exposure

I absolutely love Format - elegant, minimal look and easy to use

Sep 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The design templates, simplicity, very intuitive. The best part is customer service: everyone is extremely responsive and helpful. I love a real time chat feature to solve problems.
My favourite features: proof pages, sales area and customised pages.
I also get a lot of positive feedback on my website from my clients. I must say, the looks perfectly reflects my brand.

Cons: There are no cons at the moment - everything seems to work properly. One feature I would love to see in the future is having a quality full screen video on the home page.

It's simple and customizable. I'm comfortable wit it and I trust it.

Sep 20, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It evolves and keeps me updated with new changes. Working within the structure is comfortable and efficient.

I'm very happy with Format, being a user for many years!

Sep 20, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: User friendly, straight forward and clean. Anyone with min understanding of how to create a website can use and navigate it.

Cons: More options in designs and themes. Would love to see some new and exciting options, like when you can just roll the pages down instead of clicking and going to another page and...

Overall: It helps me show my work to the world and connect with like minded people. Also helps me with ethics's business side of what I do.

Amazing

Sep 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I have been using format for about 4 years now and choosing them over other website builders was the best decision. Compared to square space and other platforms, format is definitely the most straight forward and easy to use. They have a super simple which makes even the messiest website clean and minimal. The proofing link section has made my life way easier for sure.

Cons: I wish there were more options to choose from for layouts and fonts. I think it would be cool to have some animations to choose from, Maybe even a logo designer. Besides that there really isn't much more I would change.

Overall: I can showcase my work on a beautiful easy to use platform.

It has been a good experience, its easy to work with.

Sep 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The support: its fantastic when i have a doubt or i need some help, i get an answer very fast and thats very awesome! And i also like the is so simple to work with, with just a little patience you can learn how to do just about everything cause its very well explained.

Cons: i think what i like least is the fact that i can't choose different templates do each page, so if i wanted one album to be like all the photos are in thumbnails and you click and opens and have a different setting in a different album is not possible. but other than that i dont have anything to say negatively about it.

Overall: my clients get easier access to my portfolio.

Lovely

Sep 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It's easy to use, and easy to update new images onto my website. Also, whenever I need help moving things around Format makes it easy to solve the problem.

Cons: You can not import your own fonts onto the site template. I would love to be able to purchase my own font, and import it to a template.

Easy Peasy Web Site

Sep 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Format has been awesome. To be able to run your own website as an artist without having to be a hardcore coder is amazing. I love that I'm able to change images, or the look of my website with the greatest of ease. I also like the fact that Format sites are compatible with devices, so that my clients can easily view my site on their smart phones or tablets, as well as their laptops.

Cons: I think Format is great overall, but it'd be nice to have a few more site template options for when you'd like to update the look of your site.

Very user friendly

Sep 19, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The program is very user-friendly and has cool website design layouts. I like the simplicity of it. I also like how easily accessible the features are.

Cons: I wish there were more options of website design layouts. Also, I wish there were more flexible features for the page layout.

So far the best software for building websites. I can be focused on my work instead of fixing bugs.

Sep 19, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Customer support is awesome here! They are answering my questions immediatelly.
Format is nice because if you want to keep it simple you can, as I do. I just use it for simple gallery to showcase my photograph and never had any problems with that.
Feature called "proofing" saved me a lot of time with selecting photos remotely with my clients. And also it is good because you look more professional with this proofing thing instead of sending numbers of files via email.
I would highly recommend this for a photographers.

Cons: There are some times that working in "manager panel" is really slow but it's not a big thing. For now the only feature that is missing is uploading files in the background, so you can work on other things in your website while uploading a gallery.

Everything is very easy to use. I always found the things quickly.

Sep 19, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love the diversity of the templates, how easy I can try a new one and the great possibilities about the design.

Cons: I'd love some more typography to choice in the design. That is everything. I'm really happy with format.

Overall: As a student it was really easy to get a beautiful portfolio for my job research. I think the service is great and everything is easy and simply to use and change.

Using format since long time and still satisfied comparing it with others internet tools

Sep 19, 2017
4/5
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4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The possibility to change site style so rapidly and yearly subscription as well is a great opportunity to review your work

Cons: What I think must be improved is the flexibility in fonts choise and the quantity as well; also the pictures positioning should be more simple and with more options

Overall: More visibility

Format is everything I've been looking for in website building/maintenance.

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I love how accommodating Format is, overall- between the myriad of beautiful, completely customizable templates, to the prompt and helpful customer support, to the shocking affordability, I feel like every single facet of website building/maintaining has been taken into account. The sensitivity to the needs of the user is very apparent.

Very good, clear and easy to use. Very professional design : simple and beautiful.

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
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Pros: Very simple design and easy to edit. This is everything I wanted for my professional website: elegance at sobriety.

Cons: This is too expensive for me. I am paying for this service and I think it is normal, but unfortuntely, the price is too high in my point of view.

Overall: A professional website.

Great experience, is a very unique and complete way of showing your work.

Sep 18, 2017
4/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: That is so easy to use, and it looks good on every device. And that the team really shows interest with the creative community.

Cons: It seems to me that the price are a little higher.. Also that they left Mexico at the end , for the implementations.

Overall: Its an easy and good way to showcase my work

Serve my purpose to showcase my photos and products.

Sep 18, 2017
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: ready made theme, good for anyone who has no clue about web development, design is what you see what you get.

Cons: Still very rigid, cannot duplicate a page. Have to start everything from scratch when doing a new page that is almost similar to another existing page. When search my page on Google, it says not mobile friendly. My clients too have complain that it is not mobile friendly.

Overall: Having a web presence.

Best place to get a website!

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love the different premise layouts for the websites. The layouts are clean, modern, and they have a variety to choose from. If I ever have a problem, the customer service is always top notch. They go above and beyond to help with every single question I've had. They really care about the customers. You can do prettt much whatever you like with your website. It's very straightforward with how to set everything up.

Cons: There's not much, if anything, that I have a problem with. I'd like to have a video as the opening/home page, but you might be able to do that now (I'm not sure).

Overall: It helps me promote my brand and show my work in the best way possible.

Good, Reliable

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It's easy to use, lots of layout options and customising options to make your site unique. Site has never been down for any reason.

Cons: Paying, but of course that's necessary. When I was setting up my page I thing all I wished for was more fonts to use

I've been with format for years now and their customer service has been great and very supportive.

Sep 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Their customer service is great and I am very pleased. Also, I like the fact that I can customized most of the template. The templates are specialized for photographers and that is something I appreciate a lot.

Cons: Latest changes and new home page (where you login), I do not like the videos they put there. Template should become even more minimalistic. They way Pages are displayed could be improved, maybe on a different arrange of list. It would also be great to have a built-in app that help creating high quality GIF animations or flash videos.

Overall: A clean and elegant web site that impress my customers.

Very good! I'm super pleased with Format.

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I love how easy it is to use. The interface is very intuitive and the customer support is amazing. I recommend it to anyone looking to build an online portfolio.

Cons: I feel like there are a limited amount of templates, compared say to Squarespace. Additionally, I wish there were more options within the templates for individual page design.

Suitable my little photography bussiness. Very easy to manage my portfolio and client´s galleries.

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Nice look, great tools which makes my work much easier. The best one is the capability to load my galleries directly from my editing software to my pages and to see the client´s choise right back in the connected editing software. Really easy for my clients to use. Save my time as well as theirs.

Cons: Emails sent from the pages are not archived, so there is a need to insert myself in a copy. Most of the fonts are not applicable for our diacritic.

Overall: Really easy to use. Connection with Lightroom. Easy to use for clients - including favouriting choosen photos and being able to see that back in LR. Great customer service!

I absolutely love how easy it is to use and design

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I really love that we get updates a all the time and especially when there's any type of activity on the proofing folders.

Cons: I really dislike that it's so much harder to use on a mobile device or an iPad. It's really though to see the files, I'm not sure how to relove this issue because I've used other devices and it happens to all of them.

Overall: I find it easy to get in contact with clients using this software and really like how easy and simple it is to use.

Easy to set up, use and modify

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use is teriffic - I like the ability to change design motifs. I very much like the mobile app. I haven't used the Instagram plugin yet - but it sounds promising and useful.

Cons: Certain modifications that are not in the templates are difficult if not impossible . I wish there were more text options in terms of spacing

I Love Format. So easy to use and aesthetic too.

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Format looks faboulus. The proposed templates are refined and esthetic. It's dead easy to use. Uploading pics couldn't be easier. On rare occasions I've had to call customers service for help and I've always been given positive advice very fast.

Cons: There's hardly anything I don't like about Format. Perhaps Id like to have a little more control over the typos and general layout. But all in all it's nearly always met my needs.

Overall: It's helped me to showcase my work effectively over past few years.

It's been great. Every featured that's been added has helped improve the site

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I love the beautiful themes and I love that the proofing and blogging are all included. The other thing I love is the blog. The blog is so helpful!

Cons: Nothing at the moment. I think there are always places where sites can be improved but the ease at which it is easy to utilize the features. it's great.

Create for someone who doesn't want to put a lot of time into a website.

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
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Pros: The ease of making pages and linking them, adding images and videos to the pages. Then they also let add the ecommerce

Cons: The whole system is great, however More themes could make this even better. Adding more dynamic themes to choose from would be amazing.

Nothing but positive. I really like using Format.

Sep 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use, multiple layout options, lots of freedom to customize. I find all the pages easy to link to menus, and the Proofing page feature is probably my favorite. Really awesome way to present secure proofs albums to clients.

Cons: I wish it would auto update my linked pictures from Instagram, but that's purely a personal preference. Really don't have any cons about the software itself

Great easy site building just for what i need

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: ability to add images easily and move them around in my folders. also email content and resources are very much appreciated

Cons: sometimes navigating the menus to make changes can be challenging as i don't know where to do an action

Best themes for your portfolio/artists

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I love the ease of use, the modern themes, and the abilities to have private galleries and shops. The abilities to have proofing galleries is also a plus.

Cons: I wish there were more free themes and ability to change specific fonts, and freedom with the navigation bar.

Overall: The main benefit is a beautiful online portfolio and use of a print shop.

Easy yet customizable and flexible

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The guidance that is available is thorough and precise and all of the templates give plenty of structured options

Cons: I wish there was a better way to maybe apply to be on the promoted pages? Also i wish the fully customizable pages had more flexibility instead of working in laid out grid systems

I love what Format offers. I have used other software company and this is by far a winner.

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Love the interface and the look of my site is fresh and clean; Lot of themes to choose from. I also love the fact that Format has "proofing", it allows me to easily share my images with clients and that make a world of difference in my workflow.

Cons: I wish I could save my client's email in the proofing, on the back-end. I also wish I could send Tiff files via the "proofing" app.

My experience has been very positive

Sep 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: Clean and focused on content. It's easy to access on multiple platforms. I believe this is the future of online portfolios.

Cons: The templates are functional but not so different between each other. I wish it could be more visual impact without neglecting its functionality - this is why I stick with Format.

Overall: Easy to access on multiple platforms and operating systems. Clean and clear design, totally focused on content.

Great, easy to operate and not overbearing like some other services.

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like the variety and simplicity of the back end operation. Most of the options are self explanatory. Customer service is impeccable with quick and detailed responses.

Cons: Inability to have video on the website.
Inability for animated transitions in galleries.

Overall: A great platform to showcase my work.

Looks good, easy to use

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I particularly like the modular approach of the themes. It makes it easy to adapt each one to your own needs. This actually means you can have your site up and running quickly. And amend just as quickly. The supplied font choices are simple but nicely chosen to suit a website for a creative.

Cons: Personally, I'd like to be able to add a carousel easily. I imagine if I upgraded I'd be able to add some javascript to the code to do this. But it doesn't seem to be possible on the personal level. Occasionally it can be a bit tricky to get image sizes right. Getting them small enough rather than too large that is.

Overall: I was able to get a new site up and running very quickly. That not only looked good but was responsive.

easy to use but not look easy

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I think its really easy to use and customize a page.
but a designed page doesnt look easy to people.
People always ask me where and how I design my page.

Cons: I know if I have more free to customize page, It would be more difficult to use. But sometimes, I wish that I have more rooms to change things on pages.

Overall: I could design my homepage easily and much cheaper than hiring technician.

Professional and userfriendly

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Very good user interface, awesome support, professional look, full range of customizable themes, the perfect "pre-built" online portfolio

Overall: I save a lot of time because the user interface is so easy and the results are amazing. it's not overloaded but I can do everything I want. It's just the right tool for me and the support is exemplary.

Very pleasure, professional experience, great feeling that my portfolio is presented well.

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy for use, responsive design, professional look, great admin panel, nice looking presets, interesting spotlights.

Cons: Poor blog options (squarespace is far away better), less options for businesses and marketing like phrases between work etc

Love intuitiveness and functionality of this software. The clean designs are a plus!

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Clean minimal and sleek designs that are easy to use. Customer support team is always great and fast to respond with help

Cons: New "pages" interface is a little confusing, compared to the old but I'm sure will just take some getting used to. The Format team has been very helpful in answering my questions

I am using Format platform for more than 5 years. I am extremely satisfied with all their services.

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use, nice design and plenty of options and themes. Its really easy to upload pictures, manage and reconstruct the design and the way they appear.

Cons: No flash intro for a website. I wanted to add a flash intro theme with a moving image or effect but this is not supported. You can only add a video or GIF images as an intro page but not Flash.

Overall: I promoted my work and my professional portfolio.

Very easy to update, smooth navigation and beautiful interface and templates available.

Sep 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The nice templates available, the way editing the content is easy, the format interface easy to navigate.

Cons: I don't think there is a template optimized for a film/video portfolio. Right now, the videos are managed just like photos but they shouldn't be. Also, some templates still don't work that well on mobile.

The Format system allowed me to finally concentrate on images, not site maintenance.

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Clean designs. Easy to upload and curate images. Provides an all-in-one package for any professional. Galleries, blogs, customization of presentation. Easy for viewers to navigate and professional content display. It allows me to spend little time on website updates and more time on creating content. Viewers appreciate the simplicity.

Cons: Not too many cons. Maybe some meta info on the files (file names and dates). Multiple windows would be nice to drag and drop from different pages/galleries, make it easier to move files. And maybe an archive function for protection.

Overall: I started building websites in 1995, cut and paste using Windows notepad. I worked my way up through HTML, WYSWYG, Dreamweaver, the lot. I finally grew tired of the maintenance, just wanting to do what I do best... photography. Format offered the elegance and simplicity I was looking for after reviewing many different options (Squarespace, Wix, many others). Oddly enough, I am from Toronto, but am now based in Nairobi, Kenya, but wasn't aware Format was in my former hometown around the corner from where I lived. Canadian expertise.

I've been using Format since years ago. I am very happy with it.

Sep 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Is very easy to manage and the designs fit perfect with my work. I like also all the options there are for add social links to it.

Cons: Mails notification from proofing take too long to receive, sometimes almost 24 hours. I have clients who I need to know asap their choices from proofing. Would be awesome if the mail notifications are faster.

I love it, user friendly.

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: simple, great designs, wonderful customer service. My customers Love the proofing feature. So versatile.

Cons: I don't like the way the mobile app works. I can do nothing on it. I wish I could access my account and dowload fotos for social media sharing.

Overall: It gives my photography business a better image. clients love that they can access thier photos whenever they want.

When ever I need help their customer service is always there to help

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like how I am able to have a sleek website design at an affordable price. And how easy it is to customize it

Cons: There's not much I don't like about it but if I were to say it would be that I wish there were more design options

Overall: Clients book me

I have used format for over a year now, its easy to use and I have not had any problems.

Sep 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like most about the software, is the design! Its so easy to build up the portfolio, and the modern style, proofing. Love it!

Cons: What I like least is that
the designs has few opportunities to change the width and number of columns.

Overall: The benefits is that I can easily show the clients my picture, and they can easily send a booking and get in toutch with me.

Fantastic website and interface

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Love the clean, simplistic format and the ease of use. My portfolio is easy on the eyes and the white spaces leave more room for clients to see the clarity in the photographs.

Cons: I would love to see some more templates for photographers that include galleries that are client facing

Overall: increase client base

Very easy interface and beautiful designs let me focus on my own projects, instead of web design!

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: The interface is very easy and intuitive, but still offers ways to customize templates to fit your needs. I had found other web building sites daunting, but Format is clean, professional, and lets me focus on actually doing art, instead of biting my nails over web design. I appreciate the frequent updates, and very fast customer service.

Cons: The price could be a deterrent to some people, but honestly, I'll probably never move my two websites to a different host.

Overall: Format is wildly easy to use, with beautiful templates to choose from, and an unimaginably large breadth of customization an artist can utilize. I host two of my websites on Format, and will likely never go back! I appreciate the frequent updates, and occasional emails and "tips" the team sends out.

Satisfied overall

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy use for an amatuer on web as me, clean and simple layouts for me. I got immediate help when needed.

Overall: A little confusing with the titles, wish I could use the store feature as well but that is something about my country not format.

My experience with format, can be described as easy, flexible and direct.

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like that there's several options to choose from, it's simple and user friendly, whether talking about building the site, or the actual outcome for users.

Cons: I would like if the designers who worked on those templates payed more attention to details when it comes to design, like alignment for example.

Overall: I could show my work and share it with people.

Simple design, easy to use, looks awesome, customer service is outstanding

Sep 18, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: It's very easy to get used to the design and functionalities. You can have a professional looking website in hours. There's a wide variety of design templates, all fully customizable. Whenever you need to contact support, they reply pretty quick and they're very helpful.

Cons: Their blogging capabilities are very limited, I wish they improved this but it doesn't bother me much now that I found a useful way to take advantage of the built-in blog. I wish I could find more cons but seriously, I've been with Format since 2015 and only once I had an issue with some text on my website.

Overall: A professional looking website

Very simple and efficient.

Sep 16, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The costumer service and the simplicity of using this platform. The fact that the portfolios have a clean and professional look and that there are very useful tools for marketing purposes.

Cons: The fact that on the pro website, still features the name "format" even if you pay an extensive amount per year. I am not fond of products using its clients as publicity.

Overall: Clean portfolio, professional outlook.

So easy!

Sep 15, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Format has been easy to set up and use to showcase my work with potential clients from all over the world.

Cons: I would love to be able to blog or update my website from my phone (android). It may be helpful to have columns or grid to arrange photos and current offer/discounts.

I have enjoyed the easy and smooth experience with Format so far. Customer service is excellent!

Sep 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of setting up a portfolio site and domain. The interface is intuitive and it is simple to create pages, galleries and a good layout.

Overall, extremely positive. A big improvement on my previous portfolio site.

Sep 14, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The back-end very easy and intuitive even for a luddite like myself. Each iteration and site improvement makes things that much easier for me to work behind the scenes on my site. Customer service is extremely responsive as well.

Easy to set up, elegant interface and customisable.

Sep 14, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The ability to get a basic portfolio site up and running in 20 minutes. Elegant designs and easy to follow instructions.

Cons: Most of the templates look great but don't cater for alternatives. For example, I wold like to use one of the grid templates but they all scroll downwards which is counter-intuitive for most of my viewers and can be clunky.

Overall: Got work based on the ability to see photographs presented to their best rather than trailing through text and SEO interface.

Very friendly and efficient customer service! and always introducing new features which is fun.

Sep 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's simple and pretty! Makes my portfolio look professional and high quality. Its easy to add and delete things as i please.

Cons: the recent overhaul of the back end was quite an adjustment. Old version seemed a bit easier to navigate right off the bat (but i've gotten used to it!)

Overall: easily contacted by potential customers

Great software for professional photographers

Sep 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: My clients keep giving me positive feedback on my website and the client portal created with this Format software.

Overall: More clients and a great online portfolio

I loved using format, its easy to use and I love how fast the support team answers my questions.

Sep 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great costumer support from the chat box.
Easy to use design and themes.
Great proofing.
Beautiful typography to choose from.

Cons: Not enough themes for wedding photography in mind and more options to add in the contact form.
The photo galleries don't save automatically like they used to.
You can't watermark just one proofing gallery.
Proofing doesn't let you know when someone downloads all the images from the download button.
You can't add a group page linked to a blog post.
Doesn't have a Facebook group with format team and users for support and questions.

Overall: I have a nice easy to use website.

The experience is great. I get exactly what I beed.

Sep 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Very intuitive and easy to use. Offers me great flexibility. The options are great.
I love that you can change things so easily.

Cons: Would be great for you guys to keep working on adding more design options. The more we can alter these sites to our own needs, the better.

Overall: Total freedom to create what I need.

very easy to use, staff is helpful over chat, looks great and professional for my career

Sep 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: catered to artists, knows what artists needs and makes it more tailored to me, super easy to use and a lot of features

Cons: Sometimes my images look different on different computers, maybe brighter or less contrast. Also there are not enough themes.

Never had a problem, not one. I had a few queries while setting up and these were resolved within ma

Sep 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Its so easy to alter the theme. I alter it aeach month, my visitors say that they revisit so that they can see the new look on the site.

Cons: The credit to format, annoys me, as logos also annoys me on satellite TV, but thats me. I also wish I could use IE in addittion to other browsers to edit content.

Format has helped my social presence flourish

Sep 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of use of everything about the site! I am able to edit each aspect of my website simply and effectively

Cons: There could always be more themes but I am happy with everything honestly. Also an application for android on the Google play store wouldn't go a miss!

Overall: A social presence

Easy to navigate and use, creating pages and adding items really is a breeze.

Sep 13, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The accessibility, navigationsystems, the themes and clean UI/User Interface is what makes Format easy to use. What I do love the most with Format is how easy it is to create the pages you truly dream of.

Cons: Some pages won't show up in the correct order. An example would be:

The pages come up alphabetically in the "Pages" menu, but when you want to import images or pick a site to link up, the pages in the menu would show the pages in "oldest to newest" order. Quite confusing at first, but I can get used to it.

Overall: I got a really sweet portfolio with Format. Enough said!

I found the Format software by chance, while visiting the page of a photographer, friend of mine.

Sep 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The easyness of approach in the construction of a webpage available for people like me, that know nothing about html language or programming. The possibility of choosing between different themes to give the best professional look at the galleries showing my photographic works.

Cons: There are very few things that I like the least of this software, mostly technical.
But as I wrote above I have little knowledge of programming.
Would love to have more flexibility in fonts and writing parts. And more possibilities to create a cover to start the webpage.

Overall: A lot of people got connected with my works and received positive messages about my page.

Good

Sep 13, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of migration to my bluehost website domain. Changes to the site were not instant - they took about 24 hours to take full effect.

I checked my after one day, the domain connection was working. Changes to your registrar's site are not instant

It's best to check your connection after one day.You will know that your domain connection worked - have to enter www before the domain, or it doesn't work (ie., www,davenportprojex.com as opposed to davenportprojex.com ).

Be sure to check that www comes up in the address bar.

Cons: Limited options for access to the application templates for sites. Not very clear guidance on adding background music to a website.

Overall I'm a big fan. Always recommend format to people I know. Very easy to use.

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: How easy it is to use. The technical support. The layout and all it's functions. The price. The quick preview link.

Cons: I wish there were more themes to choose from. I do find this quite limited. As artists we want our sites to be different, but we want to have some level of control and we don't have thousands to invest in a website that sometimes is harder to use.

Please make more themes/sites :)

I feel that Format offers all the features for a great, professional portfolio online for artists.

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like the clean, modern look. I like the store and proofing options. This makes it a more complete portfolio, not just a website or photo viewer.

Cons: The store option does not have inventory controls and it should offer more products and images at the base level. The store should also have better layouts.

Overall: A professional, online presence.

Great Website, I love the options.

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: I like the templates in Format and the ability to be able to use them and customise the different options. I like the way they work on mobiles and different formats.

Cons: I don not like the way the Videos are embedded on either Youtube or Vimeo, I would like them to be native to format. Also better options for Video style formats.

Overall: My website drives sales, and allows me to show my work to my customers.

So easy to set up and customise my website. Fantastic customer service!

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Great templates and layout making Format easy to use and navigate.
Had a recent issue with my account and the customer service was amazing!

Cons: I love using Format, but I wish there were more templates to choose from, and a little more manual customization.

Amazing

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy and practical, it's very easy to navigate through and everything is easy to understand and change, it' very simple but the best website for me

Cons: Limitations of features. There are some features that I would love to have but format just doesn't have it yet.

Very easy to use and figure out, great ability to customize. Affordable and amazing customer service

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: The drag and drop is easy to use, and it looks great. You can easily figure out what any problems or elements are, and how to adjust them. There's a easy web pop up to get to customer service if you have any issues. They offer a blog, store, portfolio, client gallery, and all sorts of templates so that you can "do it all". They also helped me with linking to my domain and everything that entailed.

Cons: There was a bit of experimentation necessary to figure out how to properly use the tag system, it's a bit different from others I've used, but easy to fix once I figured it out.

Overall: A beautiful website and a one place to do most aspects of what I need from my site.

Easy and breezy.

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to maintain my site. The customization tools are great. Easy setup and design. Makes it easy to hand over to a client.

Cons: The changes in layout and design took a bit to learn. Would love more customizable templates. Ipad or mobile site should have ability to make custom changes.

Overall: An easy customizable and economical site.

Easy as it can get

Sep 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Easy to set up. Looks good. Anyone can use it. Displays my work very well. Makes a real professional look to my business

Cons: Need more unique templates. I want my template to show my entire picture not crop it with certain templates

Overall: Having an online porfilio to show in a very professional way.

An easy and user friendly way to present a creative portfolio, with contemporary templates.

Sep 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Very easy to use and keep up to date with the drag and drop backend, but fully open advanced customisation to let custom CSS personalise the website.

Cons: Without a knowledge of website design, the default backends don't cover some basic elements of customisation.

Overall: Easy to use. Looks good.

Faithful for over 3 years

Sep 12, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
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Pros: I like how easy it is to manipulate your work on the site. The additions with proofing available have also made a difference in the way I operate.

Cons: I wish there were a few more templates to choose from or atleast some seasonal ones. I feel that they have stayed pretty consistent with the same ones for a few years now. Also, for personal reasons, I prefer for when photos are uploaded, for them to be added to the top of the page, but they tend to go to the bottom, so especially when its a bulk import it can be a bit tedious brining them up one by one.

Format makes it very easy to manage my website and photography with fantastic design.

Sep 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Love the design templates, range of customization, and ease of photo management. It's made it super easy to shift from student to professional portfolio, to an overall photo business site over the years as I've grown.

Cons: Wish there were more design customization features, especially overall design, gallery and page formats, and font options.