Shimmer Media Releases Photopia To Sell Photos Directly From Android Mobile Devices

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No monthly fees, a free mobile-responsive Web page, and no seller costs make it easy for anyone to get started

Shimmer Media LLC today announced the release of Photopia, the free, easy way to share the joy of photography. Photopia unlocks the potential of the billions of mobile photographs taken every year by going beyond social network posting to true photographic sales. The product enables anyone with an Android device to offer photos for sale to any customer in the United States, directly from the device. A mobile-responsive Web page that hosts the same photos is also included, free of charge.

The Photopia model makes it easy for anyone to get started. Every member is provided a portfolio space of 50 photos, free of any monthly charge. Using Photopia, the member assigns a royalty to any image offered for sale in Photopia. Shimmer Media does not charge a fee on royalties below a certain dollar value, meaning that for many photo sales, the Photopia member retains the entire product markup.

Products available for sale include the most common print sizes, both border and borderless, as well as posters and thirteen ready-to-hang stretched canvas from 8x10 through 24x24.

The Photopia shopping cart simplifies mobile order creation. The image, along with any cropping or borders, is previewed directly on the same page that includes sizes and pricing. To facilitate shipping, Photopia is integrated with Google Contacts. Payment options include PayPal and most major credit cards.

Photopia emphasizes quality photographs. Uploads may be as large as 4500 pixels in the longest dimension. Thumbnails are typically displayed in full aspect ratio, rather than a square crop, so that even the smallest image captures the full brilliance of the original.

Photopia also includes a range of tools for photo sharing, including photo comments, favorites, and member lists.

To ensure Photopia products reach the widest possible audience, every Photopia member also receives a free hosted Web page. This mobile-responsive page allows anyone with a Web browser to view and purchase the Photopia products. The page is automatically populated from the images uploaded into the Photopia app. Payment is through Braintree, a PayPal company, and supports most major credit cards.

Photopia is available now for free download from Google Play at

Photopia is a part of the growing line of Shimmer Media applications, including:

  • Kokua, a multilingual, real-time Android travel app for Utah's Big 5 National Parks
  • Shimmer, a unique and dazzling way to sell, display and purchase large, high-quality photographs.
  • ShimmerTV, an Android TV-based version of Shimmer that extends high-quality image display to UHD monitors.
  • Voyage, a fast and easy way to share your trips in real-time, shoot photos, and record maps.

For more information about Photopia, visit

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