Pixpa gets our top spot for photography and art websites because it was literally made for artists—and it shows.
Pixpa is an all-in-one website builder for artists and photographers. Its templates are specifically designed to showcase high-quality visual content, and you get lots of customization tools to help you personalize every page. It also supports image sizes up to 100 MB, so you don’t have to scale down your images as much as you would on other platforms.
Most importantly, Pixpa offers tools to make running your photography or art business a breeze. For starters, you can monetize every gallery on your site, allowing customers to order prints anywhere they see an image.
Pixpa sites can also function as complete customer portals—so customers can book appointments, view photos from their sessions, request edits, approve proofs, order prints, and pay fees all in the same place. Pixpa even lets you send each client a custom app with their gallery, which they can access on their mobile devices. That way, they don’t have to track down links or remember passwords before they can access their images.
Pixpa also gets credit for being a complete website-building platform. With a Pixpa plan, you get website hosting and a complete site build rather than just a gallery or portfolio. That puts it a step ahead of most art- and photography-specific platforms on the market, but it’s not a perfect tool either.
Pixpa plans offer limited storage, with regular plans maxing out at 10 GB of space. Granted, you can add more storage to your plan for an additional rate, but extra storage is expensive (anywhere from $5 per month for 10 GB to $80 per month for 10 TB).
Still, if you’re looking for a tricked-out, professional site that makes it easy to run your photography or art business, you can’t do better than Pixpa.