Swift Galleries

Swift Galleries


5 / 5
130 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

We help shoot-and-burn photographers make the switch to In-Person Sales through training, tools and coaching, all included for one low monthly or yearly membership.


Average Ratings

130 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Swift Galleries
  • swiftgalleries.com
  • Founded 2014
  • United States

About Swift Galleries

What started as a wall art designer has evolved into a full-fledged, start-to-finish training, tool, and coaching for shoot-and-burn photographers to switch to in-person sales. The Printmaker System by Swift Galleries includes: The Path to Printmaker in-person sales course, to walk you step-by-step from start to finish; Swift Galleries wall art design and in-person sales tool; and The Printmaker Coalition private coaching and community group.


Swift Galleries Features

  • Appointment Scheduling
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Client Management
  • Contract Management
  • Event Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Order Management
  • Project Management
  • Proposal Management

Swift Galleries Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Swift Galleries

Feb 26, 2019
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: Room view is super easy, text me a picture, and upload it using the link, super easy!

Cons: I wished I could make the picture any size I wanted and it not be limited to the sizes I have already placed in the system in advance. Because obviously we can get about any size from our lab, and sometimes I need to tweak the size, even though it is not in my normal offering, I can still get that size and create a gallery for it. The system will not let me size to a size I have not already pre-determined and built in my collections. Alos. I have not have any customers yet want to review the galleries or send me a room of their home. I have offered and tried, and nothing. I think it's good but I am not probably using it to the best of it's capabilities. I do not use Swift Galleries for the actual slide show and viewing at all, I use Lightroom, because there isn't various categories to use when selecting. There is not enough variety to star options, like LR has. it just yes or no. I want to mark ones the love and separately and leave the others for possibility. Or categorize by a color label who wants that (grandma or mom) etc. It just does not have enough robust filtering through the images, so I don't use it for that. Also, it does not offer any cropping to show the client. If a client is looking at a shot and they need to see what it would look like cropped to another size not in the aspect ratio, you can't show that. I think it's great at room views, but the rest lacks.

Overall: Customer service is good. It needs to be made more robust as listed above for viewing. It takes a while to build your product lists, once you do that is done though.

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on March 01, 2019

Hi Stephanie, thanks for your honest review! We do agree that our yes/no for choosing images is much more simple than LR, but we did built it to help you move quickly through that process, because we all know that a slow or stalled meeting trying to make those choosing decisions can really slow things down and give clients decision fatigue.

As far as getting clients to review/send room photos, take a look at the Path to Printmaker, I think the Learn module might be the best place to start.

As far as cropping, when you place an image into a product in the designer, you will edit/choose the crop. Crops are not available when you're choosing images, and they are not available in the add-ons section for non-wall art.

Swift Galleries will be your heroes!

Feb 22, 2019
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: I love everything about Swift Galleries! Seriously, they are the best. I had a client who had chosen 2 canvases worth $3000, based on a wall mock-up of her bedroom wall, with plans for her wedding one later this year. Well, she was repainting her room and was talking about changing her order completely. I met with her again in person and talked to her and then showed her the mock-up once more. She was in love again and decided to not change it at all.

Because of Swift Galleries, I saved a big order and now that she has the two canvases, while anticipating her one from her wedding this May (2019), she is beyond excited and in love.

I have mock-ups on our website of different walls and photos because of Swift Galleries. It has been one of the best tools in my business!

Cons: I don't know if this is covered already, but the one thing that bugs me is that the resize tool for the templates won't let you choose sizes that aren't in that product type. This is slightly annoying for custom sizes. But other than that, I'm sold for life!

Overall: My overall experience with Swift Galleries has been phenomenal! They've saved sales for me, helped create countless new sales, instill confidence in myself and what I do, helped me with selling and business tips via their Path to Printmaker courses, and has been an integral part of my business as a whole. It's easy to use, and I enjoy it even as a creative! It's so much fun making different mock-ups for clients and your website! Thank you Swift Galleries for helping me so very much!

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 28, 2019

Hi Jessica, thanks for your honest review! We're so glad Swift Galleries and the Path to Printmaker have been helpful tools for your business; it's really why we do what we do!

You're correct that we do not allow you to resize products to sizes you do not already have built. We're talking about other ways to handle this going forward but don't have concrete plans. What we want to make sure is that you don't offer (and sell) a size that either you can't deliver on, or a size that comes with a huge customization fee you don't have factored into the price if you just base it on similar sizes.

Thanks so much for all of your interaction with us over the years; we're excited to see your photography business continue to flourish in 2019!

The best thing I've ever done for my business

Nov 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This software has changed my life. Seriously. Gone are the days that I feel like I'm not good enough. Using this software has made me THE professional to my clients. It's also given me a larger purpose to my business. This has been hands down the best thing I've EVER done as a photographer for my business. The subscription fee is so nominal to the amount of money that I've made from using swift galleries and the personal business coaching that it provides is so helpful. In the year that I've been using swift galleries I've made the most money that I've ever made as a photographer. I can't imagine not using swift galleries!

Cons: There are some aspects of the sale meeting that I don't like - maybe it's because I'm not spending as much time in the sale meeting as I do in the design phase. For instance, when customers want to make changes to the wall gallery I can't figure it out and often times have to go into a separate tab to make the changes, save the suggestion, and then go back to the IPSmeeting. I also wish there was a way to totally create a gallery with your client just in those cases they don't like what you've created or the gallery creation goes a totally different way while with the client. But again, maybe this is because I spend less time in the sales meeting aspect rather than the design phase.

Overall: Can I say I love you guys even more? I was practically rock bottom (professionally speaking) very close to being introduced to swift galleries. I was thinking I was going to have to go back to teacher (AH THE HORROR) or get a different job in order to provide for my family. It was such a depressing time because obviously if i were to do something different then I'd get less time with my family. You guys have given me the tools to legitimately have a "work at home profession" and be there for my family - which was what my goal was all along, right? I've done countless webinars and followed so many photographers to try to get THE SECRETS to having a profitable photography business - but now??? I'm that photographer.

So thank you!!! :)

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on November 14, 2018

Kaitlin! This is amazing, thank you so much! We've had such a blast watching your business grow and it's only just begun! Thanks for being a member and a friend. :)

Also, you can totally do all of that stuff you mentioned (design during the Sales Meeting, etc.), let's jump on a call and I'll walk you through it.

Great Value, Great Solution

Feb 17, 2019
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: Swift Galleries really makes my business stand out. Customers are WOWed when I show them their walls and the new photographs arranged in the perfect size and configuration. I plug my laptop into their tv via an HDMI cable. During the sales session, we are able to make changes to the configuration and they pick the exact images they want on their walls. Swift Galleries allows me to sell exactly what the client wants--the ultimate service!

The industry insiders will tell you to buy ProSelect. But they have been in business for years (when ProSelect was the only option) and have their workflows built around ProSelect (which, frankly, is cumbersome.) They have no reason to try something new. But now, we have options! Swift Galleries is affordable, and easy to use, and works for today's photographers.

An added bonus is the training and facebook group support that is included. You have regular access to the couple who built the software. They answer questions, host live video chats, answer questions and provide real support! And they are great people!

Cons: One challenge that I haven't figured out yet is how to save the wall designs that we create in sales mode--like when a customer wants to choose from option A, B or C. I end up making screen shots and showing those.

Overall: Great experience! I have been using the software for 3 years now and it has helped me increase my average sale! Customers are happy with what I propose through the software and buy it!

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 19, 2019

Thanks for the honest review!

We're so glad we can help you and other photographers, and appreciate your noticing and acknowledging our time and work we continue to put in every day.

Make sure to upvote the feature request for saving a suggestion in a sales meeting if you haven't already - it's something we're looking into for 2019!

Great way to show clients image sizing on their walls

Feb 23, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like being able to take snapshots of the design wall and save them in my client notes. It's easy to upload my files, and I appreciate that the software advises if the file is too small to enlarge past a certain size.

Cons: I wish there were a way to show the actual frames - and show different matte colors. I miss being able to size "on the fly" the way I could do with the iOS app Preveal. That was so useful when I was sitting with a client designing their gallery wall.

Overall: I run a very small business, as I'm semi-retired. I like the ability to save albums of client images, and the design snapshots that can be saved and emailed to a client. I do IPS already, so I haven't yet checked out many of the courses, but I intend to do that this year!

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 26, 2019

Hi Marianne, thanks so much for your honest review! We've discussed the functionality of adding frame moulding images but that is not yet included in our set of features.

I know exactly what you're talking about with inch-by-inch sizing that was in Preveal. We did find that most photographers were using a more specific set of sizes, or they had to keep referencing their labs' available sizes and sometimes accidentally offered a size that ended up having a customization/cutting fee that made their costs much higher than they'd anticipated during their sales meeting. We decided at that time to build pre-chosen sizes and prices, but we'll look at maybe a functionality of both options and how that might work. As always, we really appreciate your feedback, Marianne!

Paid off the first time I used it

Feb 22, 2019
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 hard to pin-point just one thing. The design software it's is so easy to use and make a HUGE difference when I can sit down with clients and show them print options right on their own walls. And the customer service is second to none. The SG team puts SO much added value into their customer experience. I was hugely skeptical before using the software. I asked several colleagues if they really found it added value to their business or if it was just some fun tech to play with. I can't believe I ever hesitated! I paid for a year's subscription the very first client meeting that I used the design software.

Cons: Because it's new(ish) there are some functionality features that are lacking. Things like changing out products on an entire gallery, or resizing an entire gallery at once would be huge! But I can imagine the logistics behind these types of features would be difficult.

Overall: Before utilizing Swift Galleries I almost never sold wall sized pieces, and never a full collection. Now, almost every client purchases multiple large pieces, and my average sale has tripled.

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 27, 2019

Hey Kris, thanks so much for your kind and honest review! We know being able to change an entire template to a different product would help with your time-spend during designing galleries, as well as resizing an entire gallery. Thanks for making sure to be involved with feature requests, conversations with us (not just questions about the designer itself but also about business questions), and giving us feedback!!

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Swift for the Win

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: There is so much about Swift Galleries that prompted me to stick with them. Such as:

Easy to learn

A great way to keep track of client/appointments

Allows you to insert your own slideshow

Creates easy to read receipts - and automatically emails it to the client

Helps create a seamless transition from reveal to order purchases

Provides beautiful room templates to show off wall art

Has the ability to take credit card information and process the transaction for you

There are step by step tutorials provided to help learn how to use everything.

Allows you to log in on any device/wherever you are because it's all online, instead of being a program that's downloaded to a certain desktop/laptop.

Cons: There is no way at this moment to customize the receipt that the client receives.

While it does provide a basic slideshow through it, there's no way to set music to it (but it does make up for this by allowing you to upload your own slideshow instead).

Overall: Overall, I am enjoying using Swift Galleries. I love that I can sign in on any device no matter where I'm at. This allows for much more freedom and less worry on whether or not my client can come to me.

I love that there are a tone of tutorials and that you're walked through step by step on how to use Swift Galleries and how to make that sale.

I love that the Owners are involved and continuously strive to make it better and address their clients feedback. I also love that if you have a question, they are prompt in answering it and will work with you until you have it down.

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 20, 2019

All the heart eyes. Thanks for your kind and honest review. Just a thought on the emailed receipt - you can put your own email address in so it's emailed to you instead of the client, and you can create a customized receipt outside of Swift Galleries if you want to do that.

Thanks for being a part of what we're doing; we're glad we can give you the extra help along the way. We appreciated it as photographers and knew we needed to help others with more than just wall art - a helpful, positive community plus quick response to your questions.

Incredible Course + Powerful IPS Tool All in One

Feb 15, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The Path to Printmaker course is worth the price of admission, in my opinion, and I have already recommended this to colleagues of mine. Representative is fabulous at teaching and the information they have put together is like "aha" moment after "aha" moment - and I have been in business for 6 years! Even when it is something I either know I should be doing or could have guessed, it is just put together so well and in such a systematic, doable way. The course content is easily laid out, well-thought-out and just super useful all around. Kind of a game-changer actually.

Cons: I really love that they have included things like slideshows and the ability to invoice - I have just been using other tools for these systems and they have been working well for me so far, so I haven't had the need to use them. It's a great idea to have it all in one place, though, and as this software develops and gets better and better, it might be worth just letting go of the other tools I'm using.

Swift Galleries is a more robust version of their original Preveal which was also a game-changer for me. Unfortunately, I don't find it quite as easy to use in my clients' homes as Preveal was - partly because it was an app and I didn't need to worry about having wifi.

Overall: In general, Representative are incredibly gracious with their time and are wonderful at teaching and helping photographers grow - an incredible team with great enthusiasm and heart. Swift Galleries/The Path to Printmaker is a super reasonable investment to make in your journey to becoming a success as a high-end, lower volume professional photographer.

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 25, 2019

Hey Lisa, thanks for your kind and honest review. We love having you around and have loved following you and your business over the years!

If you have other thoughts for us on ease-of-use in front of clients, please do reach out via email or chat. I'd love to get more thoughts from you!!

Lifesaver for my business!

Nov 06, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: My 3 favorites things about this software are that it's super easy to use; it gives me the ability to actually SHOW my clients what their images will look like when displayed in their home; and their customer service is, hands-down, the most amazing, fantastic & helpful service I've ever encountered with any product.

Cons: The only con I found with this software ended up being changed in one of the updates, so now I'm perfectly happy! :)

Overall: Swift Galleries has been my business' lifesaver! The software has helped me sell so many beautiful wall galleries and prints to my clients because they actually get to see for themselves what their images will look like when displayed in their home. Any time I've had a question or problem pop up, the customer service has been downright ahhh-ma-zing! In addition to the software, Swift Galleries offers complimentary business courses which have taught me a ton about running a successful & thriving business & have given me the confidence to stop doubting my value & actually charge what I'm worth. In a single ordering session, I sold enough prints to cover over 50 years of my Swift Galleries subscription cost, so keeping this software for my business is a no-brainer.

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on November 18, 2018

You're awesome, thanks so much for such a great review, Amanda!

Just sign up already!

Feb 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The wows that I get when showing people their galleries. They've already seen the photos. But when they see them on their own walls in the form of a gallery collage, they are always blown away. I've sold a suggested gallery every time I have used it:

Cons: Simply the tediousness it takes to put in every item I sell.

Overall: Swift Galleries is the only thing about my business that I have kept around since the start. So far it's an irreplaceable tool. Affordable and pays for itself so quickly!

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 20, 2019

Thanks for your honest review! I agree, setting up products and pricing for anything for your business can definitely be tedious. We actually had a past tool similar to Swift Galleries where there wasn't any section of the tool for prebuilt products. But then photographers had to pay attention closely as they built gallery designs in front of clients, and I really felt like my sales flow and mojo got messed up if I had to think about stuff like that during a sales meeting. So we changed it up - you do all that work on the back end, and just once (other than if you update your prices periodically), so you can focus on your client's experience and sales meeting flow when you really need to.

Thanks for sticking around, we're so glad our tool has helped you and your business!

Swift Galleries helps me make more money!!

Feb 26, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: What I like most about the software is that it was easy to set up my products, and it's easy to change things as well. I love that you can use your own photos of rooms, or use the many they have to choose from.

Cons: Sometimes it's a little tricky just getting from what you have saved in suggestions back to selecting photos, but most likely it's something that I am missing!! I'm not a very techy person!!

Overall: The main benefit from using Swift is that I can show my client's their work on their walls and it creates a larger sale, that I normally wouldn't have had without it. It allows me to be a salesperson without being pushy. I am a little uncomfortable with sales, so this just makes it easy for them to see what they could have, much better than how I could just describe it.

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 27, 2019

Hi Ana, thanks for your honest review! You're right that it's not simple to get back to changing yes/no selections, but we're looking at a few options. If you haven't already, it would be helpful if you upvote the feature request "Add the IPS meeting menu to the designer module". You can get to feature requests by the Printmaker site and the Support tab on the top right.

Swift Galleries Review

Nov 02, 2018
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 used two other similar software products for my photography business, but

Swift Galleries rises above both. There are several things that I like MOST about this product. First, it is very user friendly, easy to use, and very efficient. And, second, the service that the company owners provide to it's customers is above and beyond amazing!

Cons: There is nothing that I like LEAST. The company owners are always trying to make their product better for it's customers, and as they say-they are making it work, and then making it better.

Overall: The problem that I was having was an inefficient product while I had my sales sessions with my clients. The software was unpredictable and often did not work. When I switched to Swift Galleries, not only has it worked every time I have used it, but my clients love being able to see exactly how their images will look on the walls of their homes. But, the main thing that sold me on this product was the incredible service the company owners provide. They are genuine, willing to help, and are always just a phone call, email, or message away.

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on November 14, 2018

Linda, thank you so much for this amazing review! We're so glad to have you in our community and have loved getting to know you and your business!

Worth the Price for Customer Service Alone

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Uploading room pics in your session to see what the photos will look like RIGHT THEN.

Easy to input new data

Easy to keep track of sales

Slideshows are easy to go through and can cull from there

A M A Z I N G customer service

All their lessons are 100% applicable to the program and how to grow your biz

Cons: I want it to be easier to input newer products. They have a ton of products already ready for you to put in the system. But when you use a more consumer brand, like ZNO, you have to do it all manually. It's a tad annoying.

Operates a little slow from time to time.

Overall: Have you ever used a software that will guide you through the whole program AND give you endless valuable marketing info? Yeah, I haven't had that much luck either. The staff supports are seriously ON THE BALL with this software. It's easy to integrate into your business AND they guide you step by little step to doing it.

I've tried a lot of different softwares for my company. Most of them are over prices and not as applicable as I thought. If you follow the program provided, you'll make back your money 2 or 3xs in your first IPS meeting.

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 25, 2019

Thanks so much for your review, Michelle. All the heart eyes.

Thanks for your feedback on inputting new products. We'd love to get more feedback on how you'd like to build products. Email/chat at me when you get a minute; I'd love to pick your brain!!

Swift Galleries is an Amazing Resource for Photographers and Clients

Feb 26, 2019
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 being able to show clients what their photos will look like as wall art on their actual walls and in the context of their real homes. It is so helpful as a decision-making tool, and being able to show people what is possible and provide personalized recommendations helps me to provide the kind of service that sets me apart as a photographer while giving clients the experience they deserve. More than the software itself, though, is the support team behind it. Customer reps are amazing resources and their guidance and support are priceless.

Cons: There's not really anything I don't like about it. Perhaps only that some product lines are not yet pre-loaded, meaning that I need to manually enter them. However, they are continually adding products and features every day, and provide a lot of technical support and tips on the DIY aspects, so I know it will only keep getting better and better.

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 27, 2019

Hey Tania, thanks for your honest review! We will work to continue to grow our available products and templates to be automatically loaded.

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The Solution I Wish I Had Created!

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It addresses the WHOLE process of in person sales while also eliminating the need for investing in as many samples (or any at all). The print maker system has so many educational resources as well as tips and templates that have benefitted my business beyond just sales. I've never seen a product or tool for photographers made by photographers that was this helpful, intuitive and effective! I'm a total fan!

Cons: I don't think there's anything that I dislike, honestly.

Overall: SWift galleries is a powerful tool that is not only empowering In Person Sales for my business but also improving my capacity for business which means increasing income via sales and by volume of clients too!

Also I can't say enough about how helpful, dedicated and genuine customer support is but also being real humans through their business which is refreshing and builds trust!

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 18, 2019

Thanks for your kind words. You fill our cups when you tell us your business has done well with our education, resources, and tool. We can't wait to see where your business goes from here!

Methods to improve In Person Sales

Feb 15, 2019
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 found Swift Galleries software for In Person Sales to be a tremendous benefit. The learning curve is easier than others I have tried and the customer support is personal and efficient. I like that I can take a photograph of the clients's wall and shown them what their choices will look like on THEIR wall. This has been a great benefit in sales to my clients. I highly recommend the Swift Galleries system for any professional photographer.

Cons: It takes a little time to learn, but any software does.

Overall: I have found people to be open to more and better purchases when they see what their choice will look like in their home. Many people don't realize just how small an 8x10 image is on a wall over a bed. When they can actually see this, they are open (and often insistent) for large prints and matted and frames wall art.

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 19, 2019

Hey! Thanks for the review! We appreciate your kind words. We know you work hard and want to make sure you trust us that we're working hard for you too!

An excellent addition to my photography business

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: Love the ease of use, all the preloaded templates and also the option to be able to collect the payment through the software. I would definitely recommend Swift galleries to all my photographer friends. It's really a game changer. The articles, lab reviews and live videos on Facebook are an added bonus and are very useful!

Cons: It would be great if the images are uploaded in order according to the file name.

Overall: I can show my clients how their portraits look like on their own walls. It's an eye opener for everyone to see how each size looks. Especially when clients think an 8x10 is a big print, I can show them how small it really looks on their wall and guide them towards a more appropriate size and my clients appreciate that a lot.

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 19, 2019

Thanks for your review, we appreciate the time you took do give us this feedback and for other people to read your thoughts as well.

It sounds like you may not have leading zeros in your files. If you're missing the extra zeros you'll see files in a different order. So you want something like ASmith_0001.jpg instead of ASmith_1.jpg. Please email/chat if you need some more info - we have a help document on how to set this up when you're exporting image files from editing software, or loading from your memory cards.

Gets the job done, start to finish

Apr 02, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Showing clients their images on their walls always impresses them and makes my job so much easier. The order export kees things quick and simple for me to place the order with my lab, with any additional touch ups I see fit.

Cons: The fact it is all on the web slows it down a lot. Takes awhile to upload a client's image if wifi isn't too good.

I don't like how you can't save to suggestions during an ordering session, you have to add it to the cart.

Overall: I have been using Swift Galleries for years and my clients really love it. It gets the job done, is easy and has all the needed functions for a smooth selling process. I love Swift Galleries!

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on April 04, 2019

Thanks for your honest review, Jennifer! If you haven't already, please upvote the feature request for saving a suggestion during an ordering session. Thanks!!

Swift Galleries is a game changer

Feb 22, 2019
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 pretty easy to get started! Creating wall galleries is so easy. I love showing a client exactly what it looks like before they order, and how they fall in love with it even more when the gallery is installed. What I like most about the software is the customer service. I'm no technical wizard. The reps are so quick to answer any questions and are super kind and funny!

Cons: Product management is a little overwhelming.

Overall: Swift Galleries is an excellent tool for photographers. It makes sales presentations a breeze! I love using the gallery templates and rooms, as well as creating my own. I love that I can use the client's home and plan out exactly what size gallery will fit in their space and they can virtually try it before they buy it. Perfection!

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 26, 2019

Hi Paige, thanks for your honest review! We're so glad we could make your day a little brighter when you get in touch. :-)

We have product management on the table for discussion in 2019, we'll see where we can take it next!

A couple suggestions

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love the ability to be able to not only take my clients' rooms into the software and place collages onto them, but to also be able to do it on stock photos as well. Sometimes my clients will be building a house, painting a wall, etc. and won't be able to provide me with a room photo just yet, so it's helpful to have the stock photo option.

I also love the ability to calibrate the sizes of the wall compared to the collages, etc.

Cons: The functionality when it comes to inputting new products - I find that a little tricky and difficult. Also, on the designer page where you can add photos, it would be nice to be able to add multiple photos to that area at once.

Overall: I absolutely love it overall. Cutomer reps are amazing to work with and I would definitely recommend this software to other photographers.

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 25, 2019

Thanks for your kind and honest review!

I'd love to get some more info from you on inputting new products - what information do you want/not want to be automatically chosen/filled, what's missing, in general what flow would work better for you? Send me an email/chat when you get a chance because I'd love more info!

Love that I can show clients images on their wall

Feb 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is really amazing. It just makes it so easy to show clients how it will look. No guess work and after I print and hang it it looks just like the mock up. My clients usually buy one or more galleries.

Cons: Sometimes my images are all jumbled on the left hand side when I go to choose an image to place ina frame. But I back out and go back and it is fixed.

Overall: I have definitely sold more prints because of swift galleries. Helps me feel confident in my products.

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by Swift Galleries on February 28, 2019

Hi Whitny, thanks for your honest review! I'm so glad that the Swift Galleries tool is easy to use; there are little things more frustrating than spending time fighting with software.

We have had some photographers mention the jumbled images on the Photos panel/tab. What you can do, instead of backing out and back in, is resize your browser window (just click and drag a side or corner). It only needs to be resized one pixel (or more) and the whole page reloads/redraws itself. That's been a fix that works for everyone but I know it's not as ideal as everything drawing correctly. We're rebuilding the designer from the ground up and I have my fingers crossed that this will be the fix! (Update should be released in 2019 for this.)

Making Money with Swift Galleries!

Feb 26, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love being able to create mock ups of collections prior to meeting with clients to show them what their options are. Being able to then tweak them to the specifications that day increases my sales. The invoice creation is excellent. My first wall art sale was $3400 (previous averages were around $1300). The best description I can give is my client saying at the end " I really liked being able to see it all together, it made spending this much money much more comfortable".

Cons: Moving through it is not as intuitive as I would like. Parts seem a bit clunky. Having said that the cons no where outweigh the negative and the value for what you get is amazing.

Overall: I highly recommend swift galleries, it has increased my sales by helping clients visualize what their wall art will look like. Customer service is prompt and excellent and their online tutorials and resources are excellent.

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on March 01, 2019

Hi Amanda, thanks for your honest review! We're looking at ways to make things easier to do in 2019 and would love your feedback along the way as we put out new updates!

Swift Galleries is Great

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like all the features it offers for an affordable price. I like that you can keep up with clients and cull through their images, and clients love that I can add their photos to their wall to see what it is going to look like before they buy!

Cons: I don't like that when you go through the images and clients choose which photos they like and which ones they don't like you cannot see the number of images they have selected to keep. I always get the question "ok, so how many photos have we said we liked?" and then I have to go and manually count each photograph which can lead to me miscounting and it is time consuming. It is also tough once you choose the images they like and don't like to go back from the designer to the compare window. Sometimes I have clients that will change their mind and they want to see an image the decided against the first time up on their wall, I have had times where I lose all the information in regards to what they culled through and it looks unprofessional on my part.

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 25, 2019

Thanks for your honest review!

When you can, I'd love to get on a call with you about how you're using Swift Galleries and what you're doing in terms of needing to know the number of yes/no images. In case there's any confusion, you can put No images into products and put them through the whole order and the order will still be completed, so you do not need to change a No to a Yes to be able to include it in an order.

Huge Income Boost From Using Swift

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use. Ability to show any product I want. Built in payment system.

Cons: Needing to be connected to the internet. I do sales at clients homes and it's a hassle to always need wifi. I can tether to my cell phone but if there's bad reception then I need to rely on my client's internet connection.

Overall: When it comes down to it, a business needs to make money. So all the fancy software needs to serve a purpose. When I started using Swift Galleries, my average print sale more than doubled. And my clients thought it was the coolest thing. So I'm giving a better experience and making more money with less effort. That, plus Swift does it all at a MUCH more reasonable price than some of its way overpriced competitors.

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 19, 2019

Thanks for your honest review. We're glad we could make things simple and easy for you (and your client experience)!

And yes, cell reception or wifi isn't always a pro for everyone and we appreciate you noting that specifically!

Perfect for Creating Room Views in Selling Wall Art

Feb 15, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love being able to create both beautiful gallery examples with stock rooms for my website and social media and also create custom examples using my client's rooms. I also love being able to adjust and change the wall art options right during my sales session.

Cons: Adding products other than wall art and using the software as a complete selling tool seemed clunky. I only use Swift Galleries to display wall art options now and simply write up the other items (albums, image boxes, desktop pieces, etc) separately.

Overall: I use Swift Galleries as a part of every client session. During our sales meeting, I have already mocked up several option for wall display art using either stock rooms or client submitted rooms. My first sale with Swift Galleries was over $4,000 easily paying for the software. I was selling wall art before Swift Galleries, but typically just one piece. Since being able to show my clients their art in a multi piece gallery on their wall, I have sold multiple wall galleries of images, greatly improving my bottom line, and helping my clients get something they don't get anywhere else.

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 19, 2019

Thanks for your honest review! We are always happy to look at your specific workflow for client meetings to make sure we're building features that are most helpful (I think we did already get on a call, right? If not, email/chat me and let's schedule one!).

We're so glad we could be a small part of your recent success. It's really up to you and your hard work, but we're glad we could make things easier for you! :-)

Path To Printmaker

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Comprehensive and encouraging materials to help me with my business goals

Cons: One think I think could be added to the Swift Galleries App is a way to amend/change invoices for returns or corrections.

Overall: I absolutely love this entire program and it has changed my business. I have convinced one other photographer to join and she is so happy with the program as well. the representatives are very personable and care about my success. They are super fast at responding to my questions and very inspiring in their content and development of the program, the facebook group, and the resources for us to learn and grow as IPS photographers.

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 19, 2019

Thanks for the review! I can see why you would want to amend/change invoices for returns or corrections. I'm going to talk with the team about how this could be handled and what we would need to do legally. Would you want to be able to amend a payment (basically, refund partial or full payments in Swift Galleries) in your invoices/orders section and have that go directly through Stripe for you? Email/chat at me when you get a chance, I'd love some more info on what this could look like!

"This porridge is just right..."

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Swift Galleries strikes the perfect balance between features and footprint. It's got everything you need (and nothing you don't need) to help you and your clients design print collections for their home, whether you are meeting in person, or remotely on video.

If you are looking for a tool, and a plan with concrete, manageable steps to help you provide better value to your clients, and more sustainable revenue for yourself, this is the tool you should consider.

Cons: Like most tools, there are some places where the interface can be inefficient - more clicks or context switches than I'd like. The developers actively seek out feedback from the user community, so I expect the interface to evolve with successive updates.

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 18, 2019

Thanks so much for the honest review, and the perfect review title! We're so glad you see our continual work toward the best product and appreciate your kind words. We'll continue working hard for you!

A Must have Software!

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is incredible to be able to show your clients their artwork on their walls before they buy, so there is no question about how great it will look. Swift galleries offers exceptional value with their tutorials and great customer service and they continually upgrade their product to make it even better.

Cons: Not really a con, but like most software, you need to take few minutes to learn how to maximize its use.

Overall: I'm a real estate photographer that doesn't shoot many weddings or portraits, but the few times I've used Swift Galleries, I've made enough profit with Swift Galleries that I wanth to become a full time portrait photographer. The support staff will teach you how you can make q decent living with photography using Swift Galleries.

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 18, 2019

Thanks for your review! It's awesome to know that even minimal use of Swift Galleries has been enough for you, that it's worth using!

Swift Galleries

Feb 26, 2019
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 love the ease of use, the built-in room views, and that the creators are actually listen to the users and develop the software accordingly.

Cons: I don't have too much sessions, so I haven't used it on a daily level. At the beginning there wasn't any circle shape included, but it is added now, so I don't have anything to complain about.

Overall: I think it IS the perfect solution for IPS, if someone -like me- want to sell a high quality experience, which includes high quality wall art products. Plus, everything is under one roof, you can add small prints, large prints etc. Invoicing, order placement, client contacts, all is done within Swift Galleries. It is so easy and simple to use, you just can not not love it!

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 27, 2019

Hi Lilla, thanks for your honest and kind review. We're so happy we got circle products added in for you! Let us know if you ever have any questions or additional feedback!

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Swift rocks

Feb 15, 2019
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 ease of use and the ability to share what images will look like on my clients walls. It makes IPS so much easier.

Cons: I would like more templates for some of the labs built in, but other than that it's been great

Overall: What I love about the product overall is that they are vested in my learning and growth. They want me to succeed and have created an entire suite of products to help increase the likelihood of success. Love it!!

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 25, 2019

Hi Marc! Thanks for your kind and honest review. We are so glad the whole system has been beneficial for you and not just Swift Galleries!

We are looking at some future updates to make it easier to create and possibly share templates among users, so hopefully that will be what you need. I do understand wanting more templates from specific labs!

We wish you all the best for continued success with your photography business!

Helping clients see the vision!

Feb 28, 2019
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 the client is able to see what their images will look like on their walls and you can use this software to help create content for social media and your website.

Cons: I have recently had issues with being able to upload a mass group of photos into the system and I have been batching them by groups of 10. This can be annoying when you want to just set things to download and go! I have been meaning to write about this concern but I have not taken the time to do so! Sorry guys! However, they are very quick to respond and always look for the best possible solutions! They do want to make the best product for you!

Overall: Rep is there to help you succeed and lend you a helping hand!

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on March 05, 2019

Hey KT, yes, reach out! It's been a while since we've caught up. :-) Let's definitely figure out what's going on!

Love Everything

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Versatility, effectiveness, and unbelievably great customer service.

Cons: Honestly, I have nothing bad to say. There were some sluggish/clunky features but they have been updated and improved to the point of no complaint.

Overall: Clients are blown away seeing their photos at real size on real walls and it always positively impacts the sale. Perfect for those who have a hard time visualizing. The customer service, and educational materials are unmatched and have earned great brand loyalty from me and so many others.

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by Swift Galleries on February 18, 2019

Thanks so much for your kind words. We appreciate that our hard work on our included education and customer service has made an impact on you!!

An Amazing Selling Tool

Jan 17, 2019
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 how easy Swift Galleries is to use and it takes the guesswork out of how a portrait and size will look best in a room. I love how you can upload your own rooms and present your best options to your client...when a client can see the final result (before anything is printed), it makes the decision process so much easier.

Cons: Adding all my product offers individually (but that is only because the pro lab I use isn't associated with the labs through Swift Galleries

Overall: My sales have nearly doubled since using Swift Galleries. It's the perfect systemised tool for presenting your portraits and getting orders immediately. From choosing the best photographs, to comparing similar photos, to placing photographs in a frame so they can see how it will look on their wall, is so good. I love it!!!

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 05, 2019

Tania! This is awesome, thank you so much for such kind words!

Shoot us an email with your lab details and we'll see if we can get those products added for you!

Game Changer

Feb 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The preset wall galleries and the ease of checking out.

Cons: I was not able to show just prints cropped for purchase, but was able to add them at checkout.

Overall: When you show clients their images on their wall in their home they say yes every time! Sales for me went from average $200 to average $2400!

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 28, 2019

Hi Michael, thanks for the honest review. You're correct about not being able to choose images and crop for non wall art at this time. A workaround would be to create a wall art product for prints and load a room photo that would work for them and calibrate accordingly. If you have any questions or feedback going forward, just let us know!

Love Swift

Feb 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Being able to show proportions, arrangements and framing options on homes is great.

I love that, whenever possible, the guys at swift will add products from my print company to their preview options.

Cons: I'd like the previews that I save to be in a bigger size and higher resolution.

Overall: Swift is a great tool for inperson sales. I'm still getting familiar with it and setting up but I love it's potential

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by Swift Galleries on February 26, 2019

Thanks so much for your honest review, Caroline!

As far as setting up goes, if you haven't already, there's a whole unit on setting up and using Swift Galleries with in depth videos over in the Path to Printmaker course.

And as far as the previews/downloaded designs, we actually do some behind the scenes work and create a screenshot of the design. So that file size and resolution is based (foremost) on your computer screen size.

Winner From the Very Beginning

Mar 01, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: First, the interface is super simple and intuitive to use. Few clicks and you know exactly where you are or where you need to go to find your way around the software. Things don't need to be complicated to WORK! And when you have clients in the studio, the last thing you need is to fumble with finding your way around software. Kudos on simplified intuitive design!

Cons: I wish there was an album design/show option incorporated. BUT, I know this isn't what the software does and it's not something I ever held against it. I wouldn't say I like it less because of this. There are very few things I don't like about Swifft Galleries because it has always helped me do exactly what I needed and that is to sell artwork in a very relaxed, non-salesy way that my clients always appreciated and enjoyed.

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by Swift Galleries on March 06, 2019

Hi Laura, thanks for your honest review. We appreciate all of your feedback along the way!

Swift Galleries is an amazing Design & IPS software

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: You can design wall galleries with any type of wall art product. It makes In Person Sales meetings run smoothly. You can use their slide show or import other slideshows for your IPS meetings. Ability to do in person or virtual sales meetings. You can import photos of clients' rooms to show them how the wall art looks on their walls.

Cons: Nothing I can think of at this point in time.

Overall: It makes presenting options to my clients easy and smoothly. Customer service is fabulous and always available for questions. Always improving it.

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by Swift Galleries on February 25, 2019

Thanks for your kind words, Melanie! We're always doing what we can to get your quick responses to your questions about how to do things in Swift Galleries, or in our private community and education.

Just get it!

Feb 26, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I love that you can import a photo of a client's actual wall, and then create a beautiful gallery for them. They know exactly how it will look!

Cons: Occasionally I come across a group of products and have a hard time figuring out which lab offers them.

Overall: Using Swift Galleries, I have been able to narrow down my product offerings. This eliminates confusion for my clients, and keeps the ordering process quick and easy.

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by Swift Galleries on March 01, 2019

Hi Amanda, thanks for your honest review! Send us an email/chat and I'd love to talk with you about groups of products and figuring out which lab offers them!

Swift Galleries is THE solution for Canvas Sales

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: It creates a realistic reality based on the actual setting of a client's home. The emotional and practicality value is incredible sine you can truly "paint" the picture of what canvas sizes and images will look like in their home.

Cons: Guiding the client through it. But it still beats meeting them in person or selling them on something without the real life application being able to be visualized.

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 18, 2019

Thanks for your kind words! We always appreciate your feedback - we can't wait to finish up our next set of updates. I think it will be helpful in better guiding clients!

Clunky, yet game changing

Nov 04, 2018
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: It changes the buying experience, helping clients to properly envision their gallery, and helping them purchase with confidence.

Cons: Still pretty clunky. Can't save mock-ups with clients, can't change all products simultaneously, doesn't auto-align. Overall, lots of fidgeting in front of the client. Software still needs some finessing.

Overall: The customer service/support has been outstanding. I look forward to a smoother software experience, but feel it's worthwhile to invest in the meantime. Takes business to the next level.

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by Swift Galleries on November 18, 2018

Thanks for this honest review, Rachel! I'm happy to see that all of the things that irk you about Swift Galleries are on our short list of features/issues to address. Hopefully we'll be at a 5/5 on all of these soon for you! :)

Love Love Swift Galleries

Feb 15, 2019
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 that I can upload a clients room to use! My clients love it too! It easy to change styles of wall art!

Cons: If I had to say something. I wish it was in app form too to use on my iPad with clients.

Overall: I wish there were more options for companies such as Simply Color Lab. I use their frames and they aren't on Swift Galleries.

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by Swift Galleries on February 18, 2019

Thanks for the review! We pro-and-con'ed online versus a downloaded software and decided online was the best solution and was a solution not in the industry. Automatic updates, use on any device with internet and web browser software, use on as many devices as you want, automatic syncing between devices. That said, we do know that online doesn't work for best for everyone.

With our newest update of users being able to export product files and send them to us, we'll be able to more quickly add other products not already available. You can, however, easily and quickly build products manually if you want to do that in the meantime!

I Love Swift Galleries/Print Maker System

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: What I love most about this software is that the customer support is AMAZING. They are always responsive to my questions, so that I can utilize the software to its potential.

Cons: If I had to pick one thing is that I'd love to be able to have the ability to enter different mat sizes for the length vs. width.

Overall: My overall experience is super lovely. It allows me to create, share, and sell wall galleries to my clients in a systematic, organized way. It is a one stop shop for in person sales and behind it is a wonderful educational training system to help photographers learn more.

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by Swift Galleries on February 20, 2019

Thanks for your kind and honest review!

As far as the mat sizes, I know exactly what you mean. I made and posted a YouTube video that might be helpful for you - for now, spring 2019, it's a workaround, but we have some updates up our sleeves, hopefully by the end of 2019, that will solve the mat width issue for you!

Great for Photographers

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Pros: I love Swift Galleries for the ease of use. My clients love the software for in person and online sales. It is easy to use and looks super professional.

Cons: It is a bit tough to navigate between some functions. It would be great if you could input the size/dimensions of the product you wanted (as an option) instead of dragging to resize.

Overall: It is great software. We do a lot of in person sales in our own home office and at our clients' homes. It is easy to use and offers us a great way to display our work so clients can understand layout and size.

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 19, 2019

Thanks for your honest review!

Give us a few months and I'd love to get your feedback on our updated designer (around summer 2019). :-)

Swift Galleries Pros and Cons

Feb 15, 2019
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 best thing about this is the team. They are very responsive and reach out to give you information. It has all the basic items that you would need in order to show clients photos and I love being able to create mock ups of what to show my clients.

Cons: It would be great if it had a project option. Also, it is a bit clunky to get used to, definitely have a few dry runs before you use it with clients! Also, it is a bit difficult to load in prices if they don't already have them available. If there is a better way, it was not clear to me, so I don't use that portion of it.

Overall: Overall I think it is a good software and I appreciate that they have training available. The team is very passionate and I believe that they will do great things with it. I know there are other options out there for this kind of software and I am just not convinced that this is the best option. It is however, a very solid option.

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 20, 2019

Thanks for the honest review!

While we don't have a true projection option, you could load in a blank image, project it onto the wall when you calibrate, and calibrate the actual wall. Email/chat me and we can walk through the steps to see if it's a good option for you! We're happy to get on a call too, and we can go over loading products/prices manually if you want!

Switching to IPS

Feb 15, 2019
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: When I've switching to IPS, I started using Swift Gallery. The Printmaker course was very helpful to get me started and prepared for my new IPS business model. The online course explained step by step processes to how to set up my website/blog for IPS and also what to do at ordering session using Swift Gallery App.

Cons: I wish there is an Online IPS option that clients can navigate themselves easily. For example, clients can click on link and the app can walk them through step by step ordering session by themselves.

Overall: Overall, I'm very happy with Swift Galleries. It's a great app to up-sell my products.

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 19, 2019

Thanks for your honest review.

We may have a solution for your online sales, but I have to keep my lips zipped about that for now (as of spring 2019). :-)

Real Training , Real Results and Real Service

Feb 22, 2019
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: I love that whenever I am stuck in a bind, customer service is always available (within business hours). From the very beginning, I was provided with easy step by step instructions, video and course with how to use SG. I was never lost but always encouraged to push through as well as set the goal for my individual results.

Cons: I didn't like that I had to go in add my own prices for products, but that's me being lazy. Every should have the option to put in their own prices for product. SG even goes as far placing a lot of labs prices and mark ups in for you.

Overall: My experience has been awesome. I've been with them 3years

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on March 01, 2019

Hey Josselyne, we love having you around! :-) Thanks for your kind and honest review. And thanks for always being willing to give us feedback and reach out when you have questions!

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Just what I needed

Feb 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: The thing I love most about Swift Galleries is how easy it is to not only use the software but also learn the software. As an entrepreneur, we often wear multiple hats in our business and spending time to learn so many different softwares can feel unproductive. Learning swift galleries was so easy and allows me to implement in person sales strategies without feeling like I don't know what I am doing.

Cons: I wish there were more room images that are available.

Overall: Swift Galleries has made me realize how important it is to be able to provide clients with something they can vision. Seeing sample products is great, but showing them what they could look like in real time is such a game changer. Not only has swift galleries been easy to learn, it has given me a new confidence in my work. Proving that my work deserves to live on the walls of my clients home. I also love how personal representative are. Their support is quick and I feel like they genuinely care for all photographers's success in their business's!

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 18, 2019

Thanks for such kind words. We're so happy to have you with us! While we don't plan on adding more to the 50 stock room photos for now, we are looking into some other options for you!

Great program for a phenomenal price

Feb 26, 2019
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: The ability to create galleries with different types of productswith beautiful pre-made rooms and templates

Cons: I found it difficult to use during a sales session because I couldn't go back to different images to swap in an image the client hadn't originally chosen as a favorite. Caveat though that this happened only once and they may have fixed it since that use over a year ago.

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 27, 2019

Hi Elizabeth, thanks for your kind and honest review!

At this time, while you can not update a saved suggestion during a sales meeting, you can definitely swap out images for orders.

Please reach out if you have any other questions; we're happy to help!

It's Alright

Feb 22, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The concept. Log in, mock up, client meeting. BOOM. But it isn't that simple. I'm learning but is just isn't as simple as it sounds.

Cons: Low res exports

Low res cover photos

Tricky to load

Image choice don't always load

Having to create an opportunity to create a gallery

Creating favorites is not simple either

Overall: I wish it eased album design as well, kept count of choices and rejects, and was just easier to navigate in general. In front of a client you want to be 100 percent confident. I've had smart slides imports fail twice and trying to change out an image or two in a gallery mock-up is not simple. I wish there were different rounds of picks for different galleries or projects. Or if a client doesn't use one on a wall and wants it as a print there should be a "maybe" sort of pile. Sometimes images load overlapped making them impossible to use. Amazing idea but it has some kinks for sure.

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 26, 2019

Hi Kristine, thanks for your honest review.

I took a peek into our customer service records and don't see anything from you to answer some questions you may have, to see if things aren't working properly, or to show you how to use the tool best. It would be great if we can get on a call to walk through what's happening on your end, etc. Thanks!

Swift Galleries

Feb 15, 2019
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: I knew I needed to show not just talk about what I wanted to sell and Swift Galleries made that possible. Being able to place my images on actual walls helped my customers gain the vision I already had. I'm excited about their new payment plan app.

Cons: Only being able to sell wall portraits or wall collages. I think there was a work around but I didn't have enough time to explore that.

Overall: I truly think that the executives are there to help me succeed, they are upbeat, real and a great asset to my business and I'm sure to many other photographers too.

Vendor Response

by Swift Galleries on February 19, 2019

Thanks for the review!

I think maybe you're talking about non-wall art? When you set up a sales meeting (in the client area click on Opportunities, with a shopping bag icon) and go through the sales meeting, add-ons is a section in the checkout. So you'll add any wall art to the cart, click to checkout then add any non-wall art (we call them add-ons) and finish going through checkout. Email or chat if you have any other questions - we're always happy to help!