Membership Benefits

How You Can Support Us

  • GitHub Sponsors is priced in USD and also offers one-time donations
  • Patreon is priced in Euro and also offers yearly payments
  • Stripe will be available in 2022, so you can sign up directly in the app without having a Patreon or GitHub account
  • You are welcome to contact us for crypto donations, bank account details, and business partnerships
Thank You!

Frequently Asked Questions

Shouldn't free software be free of costs?

Think of “free software” as in “free speech,” not as in “free beer.” The Free Software Foundation sometimes calls it “libre software,” borrowing the French or Spanish word for “free” as in freedom, to show they do not mean the software is gratis.

Why are some features only available to sponsors?

PhotoPrism is 100% self-funded. Voluntary donations do not cover the cost of a team working full time to provide you with updates, documentation, and support. It is your decision whether you want to sign up to enjoy additional benefits.

What functionality is generally available?

Our team evaluates this on an ongoing basis, depending on the support effort features and config options cause or have caused in the past, and whether they are generally needed by everyone or mainly requested by organizations and advanced users. We encourage everyone who can afford it to become a sponsor, as this allows us to make more features available to the public. Ultimately, that's what's best for the product and the community.

Which benefits do sponsors receive?

Sponsors additionally enjoy all features with a sponsor-feature label attached or marked as sponsors only in the docs, including Interactive World Maps. We will also provide a detailed feature table with comparisons shortly.

Are there alternatives to a recurring subscription?

For those who don't like recurring subscriptions, there will be discounted multi-year / lifetime payment options. To account for income differences, pricing may also vary by region. As soon as we have details, we will announce them publicly. Meanwhile, GitHub Sponsors has one-time donation options if you don't need ongoing support after installation and don't expect updates with additional features for more than 12 months.

Why can't I buy and download a single version?

Unlike traditional offline apps such as Microsoft Office or single-player games, software exposed to the Internet must be updated regularly to stay secure and compatible with the latest standards.

When exactly will new features be released?

We have a zero-bug policy and do our best to help users when they need support or have other questions. This comes at a price as we can't give exact deadlines for new features. Also note that while our team appreciates your feedback, we are not obligated to implement the features, improvements, or other changes you request.

That being said, sustainable funding has a huge impact on how quickly we can deliver new features. So we hope you found enough great reasons to support our mission and sign up for a membership.