Introducing the PhotoShelter Mobile App

Introducing the PhotoShelter Mobile App

Your business never stops moving. Whether out in the field or hustling for the next assignment, client image requests and opportunities to promote yourself don’t wait for you. And these days, the time it takes to respond can make all the difference.

We get it. Professional photography is a demanding job. Success doesn’t come easy. Yet every so often, you get a rare moment to sit back and say “I just crushed it.”

Today, we’re happy to announce a new tool that will help with exactly that.  

Introducing the PhotoShelter mobile app! Ready now on the App Store for iOS devices, this companion app provides a brand new way to directly access, manage, and take care of business on-the-go. (Read: crush it.)


Designed to help bridge the gap between your time spent inside the “office” and the life you live out in the world, the app combines the PhotoShelter features you love with the convenience of your mobile device. It’s as simple as that. Now, you can find exactly what you need, deliver your final product, and even get notified when clients download or purchase — anyplace, anywhere, anytime.


Get full access to your entire archive. View account stats, browse your content, and find what you need when you need it.


Manage your business from anywhere in the world. Edit visibility settings to control who can see your work, price images for sale, grant permissions, and deliver on time, every time.

Ready to take care of business and enjoy some well-deserved peace of mind? Download the app (for free) today. All you need is an active PhotoShelter subscription and an iPhone*. (Single-user accounts only; Android support coming soon.)


Head over to our Support Center to learn more, or shoot us a note with any questions or feedback:

Now go ahead and get back to shooting. 😉

*Formally supported devices: iPhone 5 & 6

*Compatible devices: iPad, iPad mini, and iPod

All device images © Shannon Wild

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  1. Pingback: Photoshelter Has Beautifully Crammed a Ton of Features into a Clean iOS Mobile App | Resource Magazine
  2. Josh at 12:24 pm

    Very exciting. I’ve been waiting for this for some time.

    I just noted that if you try to ‘Save to Camera Roll’ an image that is currently watermarked (by Photoshelter), it will save the watermarked version of the image to your phone.

    It may just be me, but I would think that it should save the un-watermarked version. A temporary workaround is to QuickSend it to yourself, but that is clunky.

  3. RB at 12:36 pm

    Great thankyou.

    When you give access to the gallery does your address book auto fill email address? and what about giving access to groups, does the app pull that info in too?

    • Rachel Reiss Author at 1:06 pm

      Hi RB – Currently the answer to both of your questions is no, but I’ll make sure these items are logged for our team as feature requests. Thank you!

    • Rachel Reiss Author at 4:23 pm

      Hi Jeff – We’re in the final stages of testing now, so we should have some good news to share on this front very soon. Stay on the lookout!

          • Rachel Reiss Author at 1:37 pm

            Hey Martin, yes indeed! We apologize for the delay with the Android version; we truthfully expected it to be finished and released by now, but as Natalie mentioned below, we uncovered a number of unforeseen bugs during testing. Currently we’re still working on ironing all those bugs out, and we hope to have more news on that front soon. Thanks so much for your patience — we really appreciate it!

          • Martin at 11:58 pm

            Hey Rachel,
            I’m a bit surprised that “ironing out a few bugs” takes a year to complete!
            I work in the software industry and while delays are common, a delay by a year for an app is quite unusual.
            It’s disappointing to see that you obviously don’t put a high priority on the Android app.

  4. Carmen Sisson at 6:10 pm

    I really like the app. I still have two major problems: Galleries show as unlisted on phone when they show as listed on the desktop, and keyword phrases appear merged together, ie. MardiGras and instead of “Mardi Gras.”

    Also, I’d like the ability to write and edit captions.

    Still, it’s a great version one. I really like it.

    • Rachel Reiss Author at 9:50 am

      Hi Carmen – The problem you are having re: your listed/unlisted galleries — can I ask you to reach out to our support team about that? That definitely should not be happening, and I’d like for them to do a little investigating to see what exactly is going on. You can shoot them a note at All your other feedback has been logged. Thanks!

  5. Richard at 6:19 pm

    Great stuff Rachel and team. I’ve been waiting patiently for the Android app to come out for a while now. Looking forward to it coming soon. Thanks.

    • Rachel Reiss Author at 10:54 am

      Hi John – When you say “full screen,” can you tell me what you mean exactly? Right now when you select an image from your archive, you are viewing it as large as it can possibly be displayed while holding your phone vertically, without cropping. Are you saying you want to be able to flip to landscape mode and see it larger, or zoom in?

  6. André at 10:56 pm

    Love this thing! Been waiting for it for years! So can you explain the little icons under the pictures? I can figure out price and search; what does the house and the stationary thingy do?

    • Rachel Reiss Author at 8:31 am

      Hi André – So glad you’re loving it!

      The house indicates whether you’ve marked the image as having a property release, and the piece of paper whether you’ve marked it as having a model release. And you’re correct, the dollar sign indicates a priced image, and the magnifying glass whether the image is marked publicly searchable. Our help article should explain all the icons and features if you come across anything else you’re unsure of:

      Thanks so much!

  7. Marcelo at 1:33 pm


    I’m very happy with the new app, it will help a lot.
    But, do you have plans to create one for the clients to see and download images?
    What about iPad?


  8. Rachel Reiss Author at 2:30 pm

    Etienne & Marcelo – While the app was specifically optimized for iPhones (which means most of our testing revolved around the iPhone experience), it should work for your iPad, as well. If you’re running into trouble, I’d recommend contacting our Client Services team to see if they can help diagnose. You can find them at


  9. at 5:31 am

    Just had a notification come through on my iPhone which is great but can you make it link through to show what was downloaded and by who?

  10. Mike at 10:46 pm

    Is there/will there be an option to modify the Expiry date of a gallery in this app? Sometimes I get requests from clients to extend the date and if I could do that on this app, I’d be able to handle that immediately for them when I’m out of the studio.

  11. Piers Cunliffe at 6:31 am

    Great app to have and makes maintaining my website while on the move a whole lot more manageable.

    One feature that is great is the notifications, but it would be even better if, when you tap on a particular notification e.g. “an image has been downloaded from your website”, you can access and view exactly which image has been downloaded and by who. Other examples of this would be when a sale is made and who bought it etc etc.

    Otherwise, look forward to seeing the app grow and develop further.

  12. Muhim at 9:40 am

    Badly needs iphone 6 plus support. Wish the app also shared the ip addresses of viewers, as seen on the website version. Looking forward to more updates.

  13. Mike at 9:26 pm

    As Piers mentioned above, the notifications part of the app need to be more specific. I need to know who downloaded them and their email address!

  14. DJ at 11:31 am

    Can you “select all” and then do the pricing and model release to ALL the images instead of doing it one by one? Very time consuming one at a time. I found the select all, but nothing happens. Glad to have this app-

    • Rachel Reiss Author at 6:09 pm

      Hi Steve,

      Our development and testing have taken a bit longer than originally planned. I’m afraid I can’t provide a specific time line, but we’re still actively working on it, and hope to have something to share soon!


  15. Rachel Reiss Author at 10:36 am

    Hey Jake and Djuna! The team is still hard at work on the Android app. We’ve found it needs a bit more QA than the iPhone version, and want to make sure it’s as buttoned-up as we can get it before we release. But we are *very* close! Look out for some news over the next couple of weeks!

    • Natalie Blank at 12:10 pm

      Hi Alex,

      Unfortunately this has taken so much longer than we originally thought it would. We’re sorry about that! Because there are so many different Android devices, we’ve uncovered a number of bugs during testing. We of course want to ensure it is reliable and functioning as well as the iPhone version and we do have a team working solely on making this happen as soon as possible.

      We want it to be released as much as you do and we’ll do everything to get it out the door soon. I wish I was able to give a more definitive timeline, but unfortunately the issues we’ve come across already could not have been foreseen. What I can promise is that as soon as we DO know it is ready for release, we’ll let you know right away.

      Thanks so much for your continued patience. We appreciate it!


      Client Experience Team

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