SmugMug puts prices up … annoys many photographers


Many professional photographers use SmugMug to store, display and sell their images. Unfortunately many subscribers have just seen their annual feed hiked.

Users were notified by email that the package structure had changed from Basic, Power and Pro to Basic, Power, Portfolio and Business -- and that along with this, prices had changed too.

What had been the Pro ($150) account has been split into Portfolio ($150) and Business ($300), with users able to set prices and make profits with only the Business account, (they had previously been able to do this with the Pro account).

Unsurprisingly many photographers who rely on the service are not happy with the move and the offer of being able to renew for $250 for next year hasn't been enough to stop them taking to Twitter to vent.

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