dotPhoto Card Sale – as low as 25 cents plus free shipping for Club Members

As low as 25 cents each Cards-Home2Gorgeous Holiday Cards at Prices You Won’t Find Anywhere

Our exclusive 2014 designs start at just 25¢ a card.

Each and every gorgeous 4×8 holiday card includes a mailing envelope and costs as little as 25¢; 5×7 folding cards with envelopes are as low as 99¢. Forget Black Friday discounts — compare dotPhoto to Shutterfly, Snapfish, and others, and you’ll find our price and quality can’t be beat — any day of the year.

Pick yours out today —

CLUB MEMBERS: your shipping is free on all card orders!

dotPhoto Partners with Buffet Restaurants for Seasonal Sweepstakes

Exciting things are happening at dotPhoto! We’re proud to announce our latest partnership with Ovation Brands, the parent company of national steak-buffet restaurants Ryan’s®, HomeTown® Buffet, Old Country Buffet®, Country Buffet® and Fire Mountain®.

Our partnership, an online photo contest called Your Favorite Buffets Seasonal Family Sweepstakes, runs now through January 15. Guests are encouraged to upload their family photos this holiday season to dotPhoto’s dedicated Buffets platform for a chance to win free food for a full year and a dotPhoto photo book.

The dates of the promotions are:

  • Thanksgiving: November 7 – December 2
  • December Holidays: December 3 – December 27
  • New Year’s: December 28 – January 15

Visit your local buffet today to see our in-store promotion and join the fun.

Get a coupon for your favorite Buffet here.

Find a restaurant in your area. Click here.

Best Photo Calendars in the World

dotPhoto now provides a world-class Photo Calendar Solution that

  • has hundreds of options
  • enables total customization
  • enables you to save a calendar project for up to six months
  • can be started in any month of the year
  • includes free shipping for dotPhoto Club Members

If you’ve ever wondered how to make a photo calendar: How to make a calendar

Make a calendar now

Change Starting Month

We’ll design your photo book for you — no extra charge is now

And now we’ll design the book for you. Save time and hassle:

1. Choose the book you want
2. Upload your photos
3. Approve the design.

Try it here…

You can also download new software to design books on your desktop computer or iPad.

Great Short Photography Quotes

“Never forget that all the great photographs in history were made with more primitive camera equipment than you currently own.” Brooks Jensen

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” Ansel Adams

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” Henri Cartier-Bresson

“Photography helps people to see.” Berenice Abbott

“Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.” Ansel Adams

“Good photos are like good jokes. If you have to explain it, it isn’t that good.” Anonymous

“The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” Dorothea Lange

“The negative is the score; the print is the performance.” Ansel Adams

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.” Imogen Cunningham

“When people ask what equipment I use, I tell them my eyes.” Anonymous

“The most important part of a camera is the twelve inches behind the viewfinder.” Ansel Adams

“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.” Alfred Stieglitz

“Amateurs worry about equipment, professionals worry about money, masters worry about light. I just take pictures.” Vernon Trent

“There are no rules for good photographs; there are only good photographs.” Ansel Adams

“Any photographer who says he’s not a voyeur is either stupid or a liar” Helmut Newton

“If it makes you laugh, if it makes you cry, if it rips out your heart, that’s a good picture.” Eddie Adams

“There are two people in every photograph: the photographer and the viewer” Ansel Adams

20 Free Photo Packages for Favorite Fall Photos

Upload your favorite fall photos here:   The 20 most entertaining entries will receive a free Photo Package that includes four 5x7s, two 8x10s and a set of four 4-pack wallets.  Your photos may even be featured on dotPhoto’s home page.

Upload here to win
Upload here to win

Halloween Invitations and Celebration Cards

The biggest photo upload day of the year in social media is the day after Halloween. You can also kick off the season with dotPhoto Halloween cards like this…

Halloween 4x8 Custom Card
Halloween 4×8 Custom Card

Each card includes a free envelope, and economy shipping is free for Club Members.

Click here to see how to order.

Free merchandise shipping for Club Members

We’ve beefed up our Club Plan to include free shipping on all photo merchandise with no minimums.

This means that Members don’t have to wait until they accumulate $30 of orders to get free shipping. Order a 16×20 Matte Poster for just $9.99 and the shipping is included. We’ve also reduced prices for 2-day and Overnight shipping.

All paid dotPhoto Plans also get free merchandise shipping.

We’ve reduced item prices, too, so our Club Members are saving money AND getting free shipping.

Take a look at these savings:


Other Leading


3×5 Refrigerator



$1.11 / 14%

White Mug



$5.98 / 38%

16×20 Matte



$12.99 / 57%

**All prices include economy shipping; dotPhoto Club members receive free economy shipping with no minimum quantity.

Why would we include free shipping? Frankly, we were inspired by Amazon’s Prime model, which gives members free shipping on many products. Most online photo sites charge exorbitant shipping fees even if you get a decent price. We think that a good price AND free shipping is what our members would prefer. So far, they seem to love it.

We’re adding lots of new features to dotPhoto Plans. To start saving, join here!

From phone to dotPhoto to Facebook

I just sent photos from my phone to dotPhoto where I can print and organize my photos — and then shared a photo on Facebook.  Here’s how:




Clicking on the photo will share your dotPhoto album.


Steps to share on Facebook:

Free Photo Editing and Conversion Software

Many people ask us how to convert their large RAW files to JPG files for uploading to dotPhoto. Others want to know about free photo editing tools.

Here is a collection of really excellent free editing and conversion software.

Converts many photo file types plus audio and video.

This sophisticated editing program also offers a powerful bulk conversion routine.

Open-source vector graphics editor that will output to SVG files

Open-source image retouching tool

A man, his cameras, and the glaciers…

Now available on Netflix is the story of a nature photographer who wanted to record the receding glaciers. It’s partly a technological tale, too, because he thought, when he started in 2008, that he would be able to buy time-lapse cameras off the shelf that would gather photos over several years. For anyone who has ever tried to implement a big project, Chasing Ice is heartbreaking on two levels: the first is when the team returns to find that the equipment didn’t work as expected. I won’t spoil too much of the movie, but, if you’re interested in the planet and love beautiful photos, see Chasing Ice.

Share dotPhoto with your own email system.

The nice thing about your own email system is that you have already established your own groups of family, co-workers, and other organizations. Now it’s easy to share your dotPhoto albums and pictures through your own email system. Here’s how:

Share your dotPhoto albums on Facebook!

Facebook is a great place to share, but dotPhoto is an easy way to organize, print and backup your photos. Now we’ve made it easy to upload your photos to dotPhoto and share them to Facebook. Just click into any dotPhoto album and use the Facebook share icon in the upper right. Here’s a step-by-step FAQ: