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Sytist is a self-hosted system to sell photos to your clients, services, downloads, registry and so much more with features you won't find anywhere else.

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Anniversary Sale!
Sytist was released one year ago! Save 20% by using the coupon code:
sy20
Valid through December 31, 2014.
Can not be combined with any other discounts and does not apply to services.
If you previously purchased Photo Cart, you may be eligible for a 50% discount. Click here for details.
Selling Your Photos With Sytist
A robust system to sell your photos to your clients.

Sell Prints

Create your own list of print products.

Sell Prints
 

Create the sizes & types of prints want to offer like 5x7, 8x10, canvas, etc... and set your own prices.

Create options for your prints like paper type and image options such as retouching fees.

Also within the options, you can create an option for a customer to also purchase a download file for an additional fee when purchasing a print.

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Unlimited Price Lists

Create price lists with different products & pricing.

Unlimited Price Lists
 

Create price lists with different products & pricing. When creating a new gallery, you can select which price list to use for that gallery. You can also assign a price list to a customer so what ever they purchase will be at that price list overriding the price list assigned to a gallery.

Creating price lists are really easy because all the products you want to offer are in a product base. And when adding products to your price lists, you have the option to override the default price for that product & also create quantity discounts.

You can also set a minimum purchase amount on a per price list basis.

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Sell On All Devices

Computers, tablets & phones*.

Sell On All Devices
 

Sytist is designed to be compatible on all devices and your customers can purchase photos from a computer, tablet or phone*.

*Prints & downloads are available for purchase on a phone however collections are not. Photos can not be added to collections on the phone because they are complicated.

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Account Credits

Credit that can be used to purchase products.

Account Credits
 

Add a credit to a customer's account that can be used to purchase products. When a customer has a credit on their account, it will come off the order like money. If their is left over credit, it will remain in their account. You can also set an expiration date for the account credits.

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Print Credits

Redeem print credit and select photos for it.

Print Credits
 

A Print Credit is a collection of photos, just like a collection (package), that a customer can redeem at no charge and select photos for.

With print credits, you will issue them a code to use to redeem the print credit. Once they redeem it they will select the photos for the print credit.

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Free Downloads

Optionally offer free downloads to your customers.

Free Downloads
 

Optionally offer free downloads to your customers. With the free downloads you have the options to watermark the downloaded photo, add a logo to it and make restrictions to how many photos they can download for free and if they have to be logged into their account in order to download a photo for free.

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Sell Downloads

Sell photos as instant downloads.

Sell Downloads
 

Offer photos that your customers can purchase and download as soon as their order is complete. You can offer different sizes and set those sizes for each product.

If multiple downloads are purchased on an order, they can be downloaded in a zip file.

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Variable Coupons, Discounting & Specials

Offer coupons & specials that have variable discounts.

Variable Coupons, Discounting & Specials
 

Offer coupons that have variable discounts. Example, 10% off on orders up to $99.99, 15% on orders $100 - $199.99, 20% off on orders over $200.

You can also create an Early Bird Special on galleries that if they order before a certain date, they get a discount. This is also a variable discount like the coupons.

Offer quantity discounts on prints & downloads so the more they purchase the more they can save.

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Buy All Collections

Purchase all photos in a gallery at one time.

Buy All Collections
 

Buy Alls are collections that are used to buy all photos in a gallery, sub gallery, from favorites or a search term. For example, this can be used to purchase all photos as a 4x6.

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Customer Cropping

Offer the option for customers to select crop.

Customer Cropping
 

For prints, you can offer the option for the customer to select their own cropping. If you have that enabled, when they add a photo to their cart, they have the option to adjust the crop for it. They can also adjust the crop from the view cart page.

When a customer has elected to adjust the crop, it will be highlighted and shown to you on the order.

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Pre-Register For A Gallery

Customers sign up to be notified when gallery is available.

Pre-Register For A Gallery
 

You can make a page (gallery) set to Pre-Registration status so the gallery is shown on the website, but when visited, they can enter in their name and email address to be notified when the gallery becomes available.

When you have customers pre-registered for a gallery, when you go live with the gallery there is an option to send those people and email from the admin.

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Watermarking

Add a watermark to help protect images.

Watermarking
 

With all photos you upload to Sytist, you have the option to watermark the photos when they are uploaded. There is also an option to add a logo to the photos.

When you elect to watermark the photos, all sizes are stored on the sever watermarked with the exception of the original which is used for downloads.

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Photo Collections (Packages)

Create photo collections of prints and / or downloads.

Photo Collections (Packages)
 

Create photo collections of prints and / or downloads. You select what products are available in the collection.

The collections offer many features such as:

  • Limiting the amount of poses that can be selected for the collection.
  • Create options for the collection.
  • "Extra Photos" option. This allows the customer to purchase additional photos from the collection at an additional price. You can charge more for an extra photo if that poses has not already been selected.
  • Include a "credit". This is a dollar amount included in a collection that can be used to purchase a la cart photos.

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Require a Selection of a Product

A customer must select a product before other products can be selected.

Require a Selection of a Product
 

You can make it so a customer must select a product (print or collection) before other products can be selected.

When the customer adds a required product to their shopping cart, then the other products will become available to them to purchase.

If they add a required product then another product, if they remove the required product from their cart the other products will also be removed.

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Public & Private Galleries

Password protected galleries.

Public & Private Galleries
 

You can make a gallery public where anyone can access it or private where a password is required to view. You can also password protect individual sub galleries as well.

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Compare Photos

Allow your customers to compare photos side by side.

Compare Photos
 

Allow your customers to select multiple photos to compare side by side on the screen.

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Photo Search

Search to select tags from photos.

Photo Search
 

People can search within galleries for photos based on key words. Also a cool feature where people can view all tags of photos in a gallery and click on the tag.

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Favorites

Customers can add to favorites.

Favorites
 

Option to allow your customers to add photos to their favorites. You can also view their favorites from the admin area.

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Many Options to Display Your Photos

The "Stacked" Display

Similar to a Pinterest layout.

The "Stacked" Display
 

Shows your thumbnails stacked similar to Pinterest with the styling set in your theme. You can adjust the size of the photos and the spacing between them.

From there, your customers can click to view large with products & pricing if the photos are for sale.

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The "Justified" Display

Even rows no matter what size.

The "Justified" Display
 

This set the thumbnails so each row is even with even spacing between photos. You can adjust the size of the photos and the spacing between them.

From there, your customers can click to view large with products & pricing if the photos are for sale.

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The "Standard" Thumbnails

Your standard thumbnail layout

The "Standard" Thumbnails
 

The standard thumbnails are your typical thumbanil display with options to mouse over the thumbnail to view a larger preview.

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Sell More Than Just Photos

Sell Products

Sell products other than photos.

Sell Products
 

With Sytist you can sell physical products like gear, shirts, crafts and more. You can even sell products to have a photo printed on like purses, coffee mugs, etc... then have your customers select the photos to be printed from their gallery.

You also have the option of setting up inventory control and run sales.

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Sell Services

Create a section to display your services.

Sell Services
 

You can offer your services for your customers to purchase. This could be used for many things such as session fees, design services, etc...

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Sell Downloads

Products for sale and instant download.

Sell Downloads
 

You can upload files that can be purchased and downloaded. Upload zip files, pdf files, etc...

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Design Features
So many options you can create a complete website with Sytist.

Responsive Design

Looks great on all devices.

Responsive Design
 

Sytist features a responsive design that looks great on all devices. It adjusts to the viewer's screen resolution and when a mobile device is detected, it condenses down and displays a mobile menu.

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Content Layout Options

Options on how your content is displayed.

Content Layout Options
 

There are several different options on how your content is displayed on the website. These are a combination of HTML & PHP codes.

If you have some knowledge you can create your own layouts to use for your website.

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Social Sharing

Social integration & sharing of photos & pages.

Sell Downloads
 

Social integration such as Facebook like, Pinterest, Twitter and more for your pages.

Optionally allow viewing to share individual photos to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter & Email.

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Billboards

Billboards display slides with optional text.

Billboards
 

Billboards are like a slideshow you can add to pages, sections, categories or other pages that show at the top of the pages. These are great to add to the home page.

You can also add animated text to display along with the slides.

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Theme Editor

Includes 20 themes and a built-in theme editor.

Theme Editor
 

With the built-in theme editor, you can easily adjust your theme to your liking.

You have a ton of design options like changing the colors of the backgrounds & text, select from hundreds of Google Fonts, placement of the menu, add box shadows, optional side bar and much more.

When using the theme editor, you can a real-time preview of your design in the preview area.

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Contact Forms

Create contact forms to add to pages.

Contact Forms
 

Create contact forms for your visitors to fill out and those results are emailed to you. Create the fields you want to show and have filled out with field options such as text fields, text areas, drop down menus, and check boxes.

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And Even More Stuff
 

Project Proofing

Have your clients approve photos from a project.

Project Proofing
 

With Sytist, you can upload photos from a project for your clients to approve or request revisions. This can be used for designs, albums, ads, etc...

When a client completes reviewing a project, you will see which photos were approved and which had revision requests and their notes on the request.

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Send Invoices

Includes 20 themes and a built-in theme editor.

Send Invoices
 

Create & send invoices in the admin area of Sytist to email to your clients to have them pay.

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Sales & Expense Reports

Total sales and track your expenses

Sales & Expense Reports
 

Sytist has a system built in where you can enter in your expenses and place into a category or categories you create.

You can also enter in expenses on your orders such as shipping or printing expenses.

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Visitor Statistics

See how many visitors and page views.

Visitor Statistics
 

See how many visitors you have coming to your website, where they came from and how many page views.

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Custom Order Statuses

Organize your orders.

Custom Order Statuses
 

By default you can archive & trash your orders, but you can also create your own order statuses to keep things organized.

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SEO

Search Engine Friendly

SEO
 

Sytist has a lot of things built into it to make it search engine friendly. Metadata is automatically generate when you create new pages. You also have metadata section to set a default description and key words.

When you create a new section or page, the URL of that page uses the name of the page. Example, you create a page called "Purple Alligators ", the URL would be www.mywebsite.com/purple-alligators/

There is also a XML sitemap updated each time you create a page and this can be submitted to Google & Bing.

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Want to See?
Cool, check out the demo.
 The front end demo is what your visitors see. The admin demo is where you make it all work.
Everything you see in the demo is built into Sytist.
 
 
 
Note: features such as saving, deleting & uploading have been disabled for the demo.
 
 
 
How Much?
$349
Sytist runs on your own website / hosting.
There are no other fees or commissions.
Buy Now
Anniversary Sale!
Sytist was released one year ago! Save 20% by using the coupon code:
sy20
Valid through December 31, 2014.
Can not be combined with any other discounts and does not apply to services.
If you previously purchased Photo Cart, you may be eligible for a 50% discount. Click here for details.
 
 
Questions?
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FAQ
 
How much is Sytist?
Sytist is a one time purchase of $349 with no monthly fees or commissions.
What do I need to use Sytist?
Sytist runs on your own hosting service so you will need a domain name (yoursite.com) and hosting for that domain. Click here for the hosting requirements. Everything is managed through your browser.
Can I use Sytist just for selling my photos & products?
Yes. You don't have to use it as your enter website.
Can I use Sytist just for designing a website?
Yes. You don't have to use the selling portions on the system.
Does Sytist work on iPads and mobile devices?
Yes. Sytist has a responsive design which adjusts to the visitors screen resolution.
Can I translate the language?
Yes, you can translate the language on the customer side from the admin are Site Design -> Page Text. The admin side however is not translatable.
What are the integrated payment options?
Can I transfer data from Photo Cart to Sytist?
No. Sytist has a different structure from Photo Cart. The only data that can be transferred from Photo Cart is the customer list. There is a tool available to do that.
How do I upload photos?
There is a bulk uploader built in Sytist where you can upload multiple photos from a folder at a time. You can also batch upload via FTP to automatically create sub galleries if needed.
How many websites can I install it on?
The purchase is for 1 installation on 1 website only. If you needed another for another website you would need to purchase another copy.
How much are upgrades?
Major upgrades (changing version like from 1 to 2 to 3) are 50% of the price. Minor upgrades and changes are free. This first version is still actively being developed and features added (which are free so it would be a long time before a version 2).
Payment Options
The following are the payment options & gateways integrated in Sytist.
 
Authorize.net AIM
Authorize.net
Authorize.net is one of the largest payment gateways around. The Authorize.net Advanced Integration Method (AIM) is where the customer enters in their payment details never leaving your website. You will need to have a SSL / Security Certificate installed on your website for this option.
Authorize.net SIM
Authorize.net
The Authorize.net Server Integration Method (SIM) is where the customer goes to a secure page on the Authorize.net website to enter in their payment information. You are not required to have a SSL with this option.
Stripe
Stripe.com
Stripe is a simple way to accept payments online and available in many countries around the world. You will need to have a SSL / Security Certificate installed on your website for this option.
PayJunction
PayJunction.com
PayJunction is a merchant account & payment gateway. You will need to have a SSL / Security Certificate installed on your website for this option.
PayPal Standard Business
PayPal Standard Business
Probably the most popular and easiest way to accept payments. When customers go to pay, they are taken to a secure page on the PayPal.com website to log in OR pay with credit card.
PayPal Website Payments Pro
PayPal Website Payments Pro
With PayPal Payments Pro, the customer has the option to pay with credit card directly on your website or go to PayPal.com to pay. You will need to have a SSL / Security Certificate installed on your website for this option.
Collection & Manually Process
This option allows you to collect credit card information so you can manually process the card. The card information is split up and part of it is emailed to you and the other part is stored in the database with the order. It is split up like that so it is not stored intact in one location. You will need to have a SSL / Security Certificate installed on your website for this option.
Pay Offline
This option allows the customer to place an order without payment so they can pay by mail, in person, etc... When this option is selected, the order is marked Pending until you manually add the payment information to the order.
 
 
Hosting Requirements
For Sytist to work on your hosting, your hosting must have the following features (which are common):
PHP 5+ with safe mode off
MySQL 4+
GD Library installed 
If you are unsure if your hosting company meets the requirementst, download this zip file.
Unzip it to your computer and upload the included sytist.php file to your website. See the readme file for further instructions.

Here is a list of hosting companies you can also check.
 
 
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