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This Season, Give a Gift

Published December 9th, 2011

We intentionally kept it to ourselves, but since the gift season is here, we wanted to share a news with you that might help you make a perfect gift to a great photographer that you definitely know. Head over to a secret Gift page for a surprise.

Here, you can purchase a gift for yourself, a photographer of your choice or just get in early (and receive a gift code you can gift anytime). It's that simple. Just $50 for 1 year of Awesomeness.

Wondering if Awesome is right for you? Well, it allows you to create your personal unlimited web-site, with 18 elegant themes, unlimited uploads and collections, advanced SEO customization options, Google Analytics, and custom domain (yes, you can hook it up with your dormant .com domain).

If you have received a Gift of Awesome yourself, head over to and click "Redeem your gift account" to get your awesomeness. If you don't have an account yet, don't worry — you'll be able to create it during the process.

Enjoy the season!

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Andrew Graeme Gould (inactive)  almost 6 years ago

I love what's good about 500px, but..
iPad view may work well (I don't have an iPad/iPhone), but Android 2.2 does NOT! Portfolios don't show properly, or show first image, then don't scroll. Some portfolio styles show the image too large for the screen.

And by the way, on Android 2.2 from the main 500px page, most links on the dropdown menu don't work. This is with Opera Android browser, in my case. The problem is not Android because all Flickr links work, as an example.

And while I'm at it, why not allow individual users to turn off the Embed function for visitors? Many 500px users are asking for that.

Also, why not remove spam messages in your blog? You may cut off their linking, but it looks unsightly to leave the messages in threads, as here.

Ken Mat  almost 6 years ago

Nice blog,It will definitely help to find perfect gift.Thanks for sharing.

Ken Mat  almost 6 years ago
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J. Mark Edmonds  almost 6 years ago

I refuse to upgrade to awesome as long as the dslike button is present. It's only purpose is for malicious use.

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Ulf Klose  almost 6 years ago

@David: I don’t think that the Dislike-Button should be completely removed. If one really doesn’t like a photo it is ok to vote it down. But, what would make even more sense was to make it mandatory to post a short reason anonymously, WHY one doesn’t like the photo. For me it is okay if one of my photos is down voted but I would wanna know why it happened. Because if not, I cannot improve.

David Heaton (inactive)  almost 6 years ago

My idea's to improve 500px:
2.Make favourites no-longer contribute towards overall rating, it just makes all rating higher, it is better to have them a bit lower because then the photos that do get to 99 are only the really impressive ones.
3.Make the search feature different in the sense that it sorts by highest previous rating, e.g. record how high a rating on a photo gets and then order the search from high to low. So if you search for example for "eye" the results will be eyes that have previously had a very high rating, and therefore only good photos.
Just my 2 cents

David Heaton (inactive)  almost 6 years ago

My idea's to improve 500px:

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Gene Tewksbury  almost 6 years ago

Why is this anything special? That's the same price it always is. Awesome would be some sort of exceptional discount for the Holiday,, not simply restating your everyday price...