10 Great Things about dotPhoto + One Coupon Code

10 Great Things about dotPhoto
+ One Coupon Code

1. dotPhoto Calendars can start in any month, so, if you order a calendar in January, you can set it up for February through January. Also, with the 30% promo code below, dotPhoto calendars are only $10.49 this month.

2. Club Members get free shipping. That calendar is only $10.49 including economy shipping when shipped to U.S. destinations including military APO addresses.

3. The dotPhoto Frame Shop offers more professional options than any framing service on the web — and you can see how your framed print will look before you order it. Click here to learn more.

4. Procedural Help  dotPhoto provides step-by-step help for everything we do. Click here to search our help data.

5. dotphotobook.com Our book quality is the best on the web, and you can even ask a human to help design your book. dotPhoto books are available in every conceivable size and shape. Click here to learn more.

6. Editing features  You can edit virtually every attribute of your photos on dotPhoto. Just click the pencil icon next to your photo. Click here to learn more.

7. 3×5 and 4xD prints  In addition to traditional 4x6s, dotPhoto prints 3x5s, which are great for scrap-booking, and 4xDs, which have the perfect ratio for most digital cameras, so you don’t have to crop.

8. Bulk Buys  Club Members can buy bulk printing credits for even less, and can use them over the course of a year. To purchase bulk buys, sign in and go to your MyAccount section.

9. Share to Facebook – or virtually anywhere. It’s easy to save, edit and print your photos on dotPhoto — and then to share them anywhere. Click here to learn more.

10. Buy your photos on SD cards.You can always download albums of your photos in the Organize tab, but dotPhoto can also back up thousands of photos to an SD card.Click here to learn more.

This month’s coupon code:  2015

Use coupon code 2015 to save 30% on any order of $20.15 or more. Expires Feb 1, 2015. Economy shipping is free for dotPhoto Club Members. Code 2015also saves 30%  on dotPhotobook.com

Code 2015 for 30% off orders over $20.15

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fotella — self-organizing photos from dotPhoto labs

Imaging technology has improved so radically that our customers’ biggest problem is keeping track of thousands of photos. And customers have asked us for years if we could enable group sharing on dotPhoto. (Yes, you can establish album preferences that enable friends to upload to a single album so you can make books together.)

fotella.com is our project to make photos self-organizing and self-sharing. When you take a photo on your camera phone, fotella groups all the photos from an event by time and GPS data. and shares the photos with other people at the event.

Because fotella organizes by time and space, there is no extra effort on your part: no hash tags, no captions, no friends list, no invitations. Just take a photo and it’s organized and shared.

Oh, and one more thing: there’s no app to install. Just go to fotella.com on your smart phone and tap the camera icon to take a photo from your browser.

fotella doesn’t print yet, but we’ll add an API that enables dotPhoto and perhaps other output sites to print fotella collections.

Feel free to play with fotella.com on your camera phone. We’d love to hear what you think.

What’s with all the posters?

dotPhoto offers three types of posters plus a custom frame store with unlimited, sophisticated framing options:

  1. Standard Posters: our most economical large-size prints  A 16×20 poster is only $9.99.
  2. Rolled Posters: rolled, laminated, enhanced matte paper plus panoramic sizes like the 10 x 25 and 24 x 60 sizes
  3. Framed Posters: Inkjet enhanced matted paper, laminated and mounted to masonite, and framed in a wooden box frame. Includes a hanging kit.
  4. Custom Framing Store: the most sophisticated custom framing service on the Internet. More info on Custom Framing

Here’s an updated, step-by-step process for ordering dotPhoto posters.


Designing a multi-photo framed poster

New: Seriously Custom Framing!

We are pleased to announce that we have rolled out a custom online framing shop.

We couldn’t be more excited: it’s the best online custom photo-framing solution in existence.  Expect to get framed prints that are every bit as high quality as you would expect to buy at your local frame shop.  They are hand made with sealed paper backs, just like local custom frames.

But you will find that our prices are on the average about half what you would pay in a local store.

Club members get free shipping, which is a significant expense on these.

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Overall Features:

  • You can crop your framed photos any way you’d like.  There is no requirement that you adhere to 8 x 10″, 11 x 14″, etc.  You can frame, say a 5.3″ x 40.72″ photo if your heart desires.
  • There are several dozen choices of frames.
  • You can select up to three layered mats, in your choice of 28 colors (mats are only available on images up to 24″ on their long side).
  • You can specify the exact type of glass to be used.  Specify glass (standard, nonglare, or museum — which blocks 99% of incoming UV), or Plexiglas (standard or nonglare).

Framed images can be up to 42″ on the long side.

This is an easy way to frame panoramics or any other photo where you want it how you want it, and not according to some standardized format.  And the pricing is spectacular.  Consider giving one of these a whirl — could be addictive!

To buy a framed print:

  1. Select an image, and click on the Cart button
  2. In the Quick Order Form, click on Choose cards, frames, posters, mugs & more  button
  3. Select Framed Prints

… and you’re off to the races.

For a detailed ordering procedure, click here.

We would love to hear any feedback you’d care to share with us.

Linking to your dotPhoto pages

You can link virtually any page or photo element in your dotPhoto account to your blog, discussion board or web site. You can also use these links in an email.

You can link:

  • Your main album page
  • Any specific album
  • Any specific photo
  • Any album beginning with any specific photo

For instance, here is a link to a sample album: http://www.dotphoto.com/go.asp?l=test&AID=6672239

This dotPhoto FAQ provides illustrated procedures for each type of link:


Printing your photos for local pickup

You can now pick up your dotPhoto print order at over 22,000 retailers nationwide.  

You’ll notice a new button (“Order Prints for Local Pickup”) in our shopping cart. screenshot_newcheckout2 This works well when there’s simply not time to wait for mail-order. Limitations: 1. For the moment, you can only order prints and posters for local pickup.  Other photo merchandise such as framed prints, puzzles, cards, mugs etc. must still be purchased in the normal fashion.

2. The price is likely to be higher than via e-commerce.  We do not control local merchants’ pricing – that is up to them.  That being said, when you get to the store, the price may be lower than you saw on dotPhoto, since local stores very often run print specials.  Those specials do not always pass through to become visible on the system.

Stand-up Photo-cutouts are Back!

Cutouts are baaaack!


We’re reintroducing our wildly popular photo-cutouts. 

They’re ridiculously fun, and can work as place-settings at parties, decorations in the young sports hero’s room, or whatever you may want to use them for.  They really are superb, funky, impeccably crafted things.

A photo-cutout is mounted on an acrylic background, cut out by hand (the art of the thing is getting it just exactly right, and machines simply don’t cut the mustard!) and mounted on a base that will stand vertically. Photo cutouts make excellent gifts.  

There’s an instruction box in our ordering system to specify exactly what you want (e.g., “Just give me the boy and his ball!”).

For a FAQ on ordering photo cutouts, please go here.

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