Format

Format

by Ideaform

Who Uses Format?

Web-based platform for photographers, artists, designers, models, and more that helps build customizable portfolio websites using themes, page layouts, typography, and more.

What Is Format?

Website designing platform that enables businesses to create and edit landing pages, allowing them to showcase work portfolios.

Format Details

Ideaform

http://www.format.com

Founded 2010

Format Pricing Overview

Format starts at US$6.00/month. Format does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. See additional pricing details for Format below.

Starting Price

US$6.00/month

Pricing Details

$6/mo Billed /year Pro & Unlimited packs have /mo & /year packs both.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

Documentation

Support

24/7 (Live Rep)

Format Features

Website Builder Software
Auto Update
Content Import/Export
Drag & Drop
Landing Pages/Web Forms
Online Booking Tools
Online Store Builder
Pre-built Templates
Real Time Editing
SEO Management
Survey Builder

Format Reviews

Showing 5 of 198 reviews

Overall
4.8/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Service
4.8/5
Features
4.5/5
Value for Money
4.6/5
Lydia B.
Freelance Photographer/ Studio Owner
Photography, 2-10 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/10/2019

"Best website service out there!"

Comments: I’m able to use this service for all my online display needs. As a photographer, it’s critical to be able to display my professional portfolio as well as individual client galleries, a contact and services page and list of qualifications. This service allows me to EASILY customize and provide all of these.

Pros: There’s nothing I don’t like about about this software. I can’t wait to be completely switched over from my current website provider. My favorite thing about this service is the ability to easily manipulate my website from the app.

Cons: Honestly I can’t think of a single thing I don’t like about Format. Other than maybe the fact that everything in life can’t be this easy and friendly.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 22/10/2019
Autumn G.
Photographer
Photography, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    10/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/09/2019

"Format is a game changer!"

Comments: I’ve tried seemingly every common website building company out there - I’m so happy with Format after two years that I’m constantly raving about it to my photographer friends. It negates any need for separate cloud storage, client proofing software, and website/portfolio design products.

Pros: Amazing functionality and endless features that are constantly being improved and added to! The annual package is the most ideal solution for a small business owner like me who is focused on streamlining all of my storage, portfolio, proofing and website needs.

Cons: I would love to see an improvement to accessing site editing functions on mobile. I’m frequently traveling for work, and am often away from desktop/laptop access to my dashboard, which makes quick changes to the website difficult.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 24/09/2019
Katelyn F.
Photographer
Events Services, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    5/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    4/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/02/2020

"Easy & Professional!"

Comments: GREAT! Whenever I have an issue or question, they are there to help me immediately.

Pros: I have been using Format since about 2013. I really enjoy how easy Format is to use! Format has continued to make developments, updates, and always offer continual support to their customers.

Cons: I think that their blog format could be worked on. There isn't much flexibility here. I think one of the main things I would enjoy them to incorporate is music. I often times like to pair music with my photos to give a more theatrical experience. I have recommended this to their team countless times, but I still haven't seen this simple feature implemented.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 18/02/2020
Bianca G.
Manager
Consumer Services, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    4/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    5/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    4/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    8/10
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 4/12/2019

"Format"

Comments: Overall I’ve had for Matt for years and I’ve never had an issue with a customer support is speedy I haven’t gotten to meet up with any issues I may have

Pros: What I like the most is that it is extremely User-friendly. Setting it up your self explanatory. Nice modern layout

Cons: What I find most difficult is using it on a cellular device. On the computer it is quite easy to maneuver. However on his cell phone somethings need to be changed as far as downloading pictures

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  • Reviewed on 4/12/2019
Sarah S.
photographer
Used the Software for: 2+ years
  • Overall Rating
    3/5
  • Ease of Use
    5/5
  • Features & Functionality
    3/5
  • Customer Support
    5/5
  • Value for Money
    5/5
  • Likelihood to Recommend
    Unrated
  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/09/2017

"Love the simplicity of use and clean look, but at times there are MAJOR malfunctions."

Pros: I like the easy to use, drag and drop software. I also appreciate the themes as well as the clean overall look of the portfolio website. The shop feature has much to be desired.

Cons: At times there are major malfunctions. For instance, I've had to disable my store because the same image is showing up for every single product. This is an image I initially used months ago as a placeholder, but have since deleted in each listing. When I try to edit the listing, I see the actual product images I have uploaded, but when I preview it on my site, it still shows that random placeholder image from months ago. The thing is I had NO idea that my shop looked like that and for how long? Who knows! It's quite embarrassing and I'm unsure how to proceed.

  • Reviewer Source 
  • Reviewed on 12/09/2017