Basic Storage Features
Phanfare and SmugMug both offer unlimited storage, so you can upload and share as many photos as you like. However, there are still some differences here.
Phanfare places a restriction that each standard image must be 20 MB or less in size, but that really shouldn’t be an issue unless you were hoping to store extremely complex or poster-size prints. In the Pro package, RAW files are limited to 100 MB in size but, again, this shouldn’t pose a problem to most users.
The Standard and Power packages at SmugMug limit image size to 12 MB or less. Although this still allows you to store photos that are quite large, it could start to cause a problem for some – especially those who want to share panoramic images. The Pro package at SmugMug increases this limit to 24 MB per photo.
A bigger issue may be felt by those who plan to store a lot of video footage. The Standard package at SmugMug does not allow for any video storage, while the Power and Pro plans support videos of 10 minutes or less. At Phanfare, both the Premium and Pro accounts support videos of up to 2 GB in size. The Premium account allows videos with a maximum length of 10 minutes, while Phanfare Pro supports 20-minute long movies.