YouPic.com is a new website designed for photographers with the goal of providing a place where they can share their work, find new and different inspirations, and "dramatically improve" their photography.
How Does It Work?
Using your email address, your Facebook account, or other social networking account, you can create your own portfolio of photographic work and begin searching through those offered by other members.
This company believes that offering a place for photography enthusiasts to share and discuss their work, and the stories and details behind their photographs, will help them become better photographers over time.
In addition, the best shots uploaded to their website will be awarded with exposure, awards, and honors, through their system of photographic sharing and voting for "favorite" photos. This site also plans on eventually expanding the services and features they will offer to their users.
It seems that at this time, signing up for a YouPic.com account is free. It is unclear if membership will remain free once they expand their services or features, or if some of the future offerings will have certain charges.
Because this company does not currently charge any costs or fees they also do not publish a Refund Policy at this time. In the future if they do decide to add fees for the services they offer, they will either publish a Refund Policy or an explanation of why refunds won't be provided.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact their Customer Service team with questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by email at [email protected] or at [email protected], depending on your reason for contacting them.
While there are not really any user or customer reviews available at this time, there do seem to be some positive reviews from other websites and sources.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are many different websites that offer people the ability to share their photos, like Instagram, or those that are more focused on professional photography like Flickr.
If you have any experience with this company or their products, please leave your YouPic.com reviews below.
19 ‘YouPic.com’ Reviews
I just joined YouPic a few days ago. Someone dm me on instagram and it looks like a spam because she wants me to send her my profile link when I join. I still joined 'cause YouPic looks really decent. Just didn't send my link to that girl.
If you like navel gazing, and accumulating "favorites" ( akin to likes on facebook), "repics" where someone saves your photo to their profile, and maybe getting lucky and having your photo selected as an "inspiration", then you might like YouPic. I joined free for about 10 days, over which I posted 145 ofmy photos, which were viewed over 45K times. I also had almost 4,000 "favorites", almost 2,000 "repics and 2 inspiration stars. I was at Level 11 when I deleted my account. Why did I delete, you ask? Well, Youpic takes a lot of work to advance levels, get fav's and repic's, and inspirations. I started out only going on the site each morning and evening, but quickly found myself checking it more and more during the day. Keeping up with the comments left by others becomes a real chore. You can also buy a premium membership, which gives you perks including supposedly better exposure, but I didn't bite. In the end, all it is boils down to hitech "navel gazing" You might like it, but not for me...
This is a 500px clone, plain and simple. Like 500px, they try all kinds of ways to monetize the site, but the main way is to sell packages that "increase exposure." It is what it sounds like.... you're basically paying money to have more people see your photos so that you can get higher ratings. You get some other stuff like tutorials or whatever, but youtube is better. So if you like stars next to your photos, paying helps get you there. I can pay for views on Instagram, and it's more useful.
They have spammed me on my instagram DM multiple times about signing up for their services. I've told them time and time again that I'm not interested in signing up for their service nor do I want free publicity as I'd rather get payed for my work or sign up for a service myself.
I've blocked I think about 50 or so of their accounts, it's starting to really piss me off, really unprofessional of them.
i don't know why my account is banned on youpic.
I am a Premium member of YouPic and since upgrading from Free to Premium, my profile and photos has got a great jump in exposure. Just easy to use and fast with HR photos. I always have trouble using large HR photos on my own website because it takes like tons of time to load. And we all know that speed is a killer! :-) But they seem to be having some nice technology they created, that solves this nicely.
I never signed up for their emailing list, yet keep getting emails from them inviting me to try YouPic. The unsubscribe button doesn't work, it simply takes me to their site. There's no email address or anything listed on the website. I don't know who these people are or how to contact them.