Shutterfly is a photo sharing website that lets users store their cherished memories online and transform them into gifts and personalized merchandise. The user can upload and store photos on the site that can be shared with friends and family. Images are stored at full resolution. The user can also order prints at their local Walgreens, Target or CVS through the website. A number of photo printing products are available, ranging from photo books to cards, stationery and calendars. The site offers a drag and drop interface that lets the user organize their images. Images can also be placed into albums that can be stored in folders for multiple levels of organization. The user can visit anytime to add and share photos or purchase photo-related merchandise or prints.Show more screenshots »
Shutterfly was founded in September of 1999. The Redwood City, California-based company focused on photo books, however it offers a variety of appealing services to its users for free. Many users love the convenient system that allows them to store photos and order prints and other products as they need them. The site also states that they will never delete a user’s photograph and offers unlimited images to all users.
The main draw to Shutterfly is the site’s convenient print ordering system and the unlimited photo storage options included for all users. The site does not delete the user’s images if they do not place an order after a specified amount of time. User images are also kept at their original resolution so the quality stays the same after uploading. The site has combined retail services with a number of convenient photo storage and organization features.
Shutterfly has a very lighthearted design that gives the site a cheerful appearance. A new user is greeted by a number of merchandise options presented on the homepage. This is to be expected since these products are Shutterfly’s bread and butter. The user interface is very clean and simple to use. The drag and drop design makes it ideal for anyone, even novice internet users. The overall experience is pleasant and lets the user organize their photos quickly and easily.
A new user can create a Shutterfly account by clicking the blue “Sign Up” link near the top, center of the homepage. The short registration form appears below the bright yellow header along the left side of the next page. The form asks for a first and last name, email address and password. The user must also check the Shutterfly terms and conditions agreement box before submitting the form. After clicking the button at the bottom of the form, the user is logged in and can begin uploading images.
Shutterfly invites all internet users to sign up at no cost. There are no subscription fees and the user is not required to purchase products or order prints at any point. The site does push its products rather heavily, but the user is under no obligation to buy. Product prices will vary and the user can purchase as much or as little as they want. All basic photo sharing and organization features are included for free.
Shutterfly is a helpful tool for internet users that need an easy, quick way to organize and share photos. Users who frequently order prints and other photo products online can really appreciate the convenience offered by Shutterfly. The site lets the user organize their photos into albums and requires no purchases to store photos at their original resolution. The user can benefit as long as they don’t feel enticed to over spend on the many photo products sold on the site.