Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Improved Search Functionality

We have completely redone our search engine. Based on the rising number of queries, the priority was to improve its performance. We succeeded in improving it beyond our initial expectations so that no matter the number of photos on your or another photographer’s site, your results are delivered almost instantaneously. Your visitors can access the search function easily by clicking the magnifying glass in the upper-right corner of your bluemelon website.

There is one more capability that we are introducing with this release. If you want to make “Search” more central to your site, you can enable the “Search Box” in the “Layout” drop-down menu.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Selling Fees Cut Down to Zero

Selling with BlueMelon has just become even simpler and more affordable than before. With our newest change, 8% service fees for processing transactions are dropped altogether. This means, that whether you sell photos and videos worth 50$ or 1000$ a month, we won’t take a single cent from these sales.

In order to sell photos and videos, you now need only an annual subscription plan and nothing else.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

BlueMelon featured on

There are tons of options for getting your photos and videos online — from social media to procuring your own dedicated server. When you partner with a photo hosting provider, you're choosing a temporary or permanent home for your art. Your host can mean the difference between a passion side project and a thriving secondary income stream. To our users who already trust BlueMelon to host your work, we thank you!

Recently, the team of web experts at has reviewed the top photo web hosting services, judging plans by cost, support, site-building customization options, and more. We're excited to announce BlueMelon has been featured among the best services for hosting your photos.

Check out the article here.

Monday, October 3, 2016

New Business Package

Please note that all current subscriptions remain unchanged until their next renewal by default. If you wish to use our new Business Model, contact support and we will upgrade your account free of charge.

The way your customers purchase products has changed significantly. From now on, you set up your own payment processor as a seller. This means that you receive the payments for download products directly to your account. You can choose to use both PayPal and 2Checkout with your Business Package. 

We have lowered the service fee to 8%. For a limited time, this fee can be 0% for the first 100 USD of sales every month.

Other advantages of using separate payment processors include:
  • you gain faster access to the payments and may avoid withdrawals
  • you can customize your payment processing in a greater detail
  • customers can use all common methods of online payments
  • customers can rely on an alternative payment processing in case one fails

The integration of a separate payment processing with BlueMelon is described in "Selling" >> "Dasbhboard" > "Manage Processors".

Due to the infrequent purchases of prints and self-fulfilled products, we have decided to focus our attention on downloads only. This will allow us to continue improving your experience both as a seller and as a customer.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Logo in Site Settings

All our subscribers are welcome to try and comment on our newest improvement of the process for changing a BlueMelon logo for a custom picture of your choice. From now on, the single-step process is always at hand in under the  "Homepage" tab of your "Site Settings". There is a new section Header & Footer that speeds up your access to all relevant customization features.

Our changes in the logo are multifaceted. Not only it is now simpler and faster to customize the logo for every album at once, you may choose the BlueMelon to set almost everything for you. In the new section, you can directly upload a picture from your hard drive, choose its dimensions manually or automatically, and set the url to which it will lead.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Improved Watermarks

Our latest change reflects our permanent goal to provide you with a state-of-the-art and aesthetic protection for your priceless photos. The new watermarks ("Customize" >> "Watermarks") page offers a simplified interface that makes creating watermarks a straightforward activity. The responsive design makes certain, that no matter your device or browser settings, you will always find everything.

Of course, improvements in the interface are only secondary to the newly introduced options and the final effect that our improved watermarks have on your photos. The text watermarks among other things allow you to choose from 9 fonts. You can also upload your own logo and/or text as the basis for the image watermark. The image watermarks allow you to set the percentage width and opacity in addition to its position.

Furthermore, you can now preview your watermarks as they are scaled in relation to the photo resolution with a single click. These changes are applied to old watermarks automatically.

For more information, check our support.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Simple and Complex Price List

For some time, we have been analyzing the way you use price lists and how it can be improved. After simplifying licenses and product pricing, we are now offering you to choose between two price lists modes. The Simple Price list is especially useful for any newcomers to bluemelon.

The new Simple price list provides all the essential tools for you to sell downloads in under a minute. Whether you want to sell downloads of your photos, videos or even whole albums, all you need is to set the prices and a default price list for your account is created in the chosen currency and under a chosen license.

Switching to the Complex price list mode widens the range of options. In this mode, you can manage prints, download product details, packages and self-fulfilled products in the familiar way.

These modes are not compatible.