Storage and Basic Features
There are two different packages offered by Phanfare – Premium and Pro. Both are subscription-based and ad-free. We'll examine the pricing structure in more depth later in this review.
Phanfare offers unlimited online storage for standard digital photos – the only restriction is that each image must be 20 MB or less in size, and this really shouldn't be an issue for the great majority of users. An extremely nice feature of the Phanfare Pro package is that it also supports RAW files. For RAW files, the size limitation is 100 MB per file, taking into account that these files tend to be much larger in size.
When creating an account, you'll be able to choose a name for your Phanfare website of the form yourchoice.phanfare.com. If you decide to go with the Pro package, you'll also be able to create subsites and will have the option of using a custom domain name so you can truly make the site your own.
Phanfare also allows several customization options for your photo sharing site. There are over 30 different built-in color schemes to choose from, and Pro users can even designate their own customized colors. In addition, Pro users can choose to use their own custom headers and footers for their sites.
There are a few different options when it comes to uploading your photos to Phanfare. If you're in a hurry or working on someone else's computer, you can easily upload your photos directly to Phanfare using any standard web browser. However, you'll get a bit more flexibility if you choose one of Phanfare's clients – desktop clients are available for both the PC and Mac, and there is even a mobile client, Phanfare Photon, for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
For a full list of Phanfare features as well as a breakdown as what is included in both the Premium and Pro packages, check out this table.