Professional Image & Video Delivery Solution for Photographers
Review by Michael Corsentino
Digital content creators—photographers, videographers, and designers—all need a reliable, intuitive, and flexible way to deliver their work to clients for review or download. Solutions such as FTP and email are clunky at best and, at worst, lack the key tools necessary for a smooth client experience. San Francisco-based PixOasis and their namesake web-based PixOasis service give subscribers a soup-to-nuts assignment management, web gallery, and image/video delivery solution all under one roof.
Fully customizable to suit individual workflows, PixOasis allows users to: brand galleries with their own logos; set gallery image-thumbnail and intermediate-view sizes; deliver multiple videos or galleries with just one link; create optional password protection for galleries; batch delete galleries or images as needed; reorganize the sequence of gallery images; enable or disable high-res downloads; search for any image; keep track of how many times a gallery has been viewed or downloaded; and deliver any TIFF, JPEG, RAW, PDF, or layered PSD file regardless of its size. PixOasis also provides live phone support—now that’s refreshing!
With PixOasis’s Lightroom plug-in, photographers can easily create and export galleries from Lightroom directly to PixOasis. When it comes to uploading, PixOasis is no slouch in the speed department, performing faster than either Hightail or Dropbox, while offering substantial advantages over both for creative pros.
Clients can view images or videos instantly without cumbersome logins, download an entire gallery or individual images as needed, and add feedback via comments. PixOasis’s Lightbox feature allows clients to cull images from a gallery into a new smaller collection that can then be shared with colleagues for feedback or download. PixOasis also includes a full-featured video player that can be used to instantly view videos without downloading. ■