Bringing Stories to Life,
for Over 20 Years.

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Pixami Company History

Founded in 1999 and headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Pixami is a leading provider of online software solutions for the creation of school yearbooks, and personalized, printed photo products including photo books, greeting cards, calendars, posters, canvas prints, mugs, mousepads, fabrics, and other photo gifts.

We developed the world's first online photo book creator in 2000, and have a long history licensing software to large, high-profile companies in the consumer photo market including MyPublisher, Snapfish, Sony, Yahoo!, American Greetings, Kodak, Epson, and many others.

In 2010, Pixami launched our yearbook software after realizing the need for a full-featured, easy-to-use online platform for independent yearbook publishers and portrait studios. Yearbooks quickly became a very fast growing part of our business.

Pixami also has extensive experience in digital print and related technologies, having worked for many years with the leading photo book publishers and equipment manufacturers to streamline the web-to-print process for personalized photo products.

Pixami solutions are based on a proprietary online platform, developed 100% in-house, and are completely brandable, highly customizable, and available in multiple languages. Pixami customers drive thousands of live sites worldwide, and process millions of orders per year, in markets that include yearbooks, consumer photo, travel and tourism, events, and team sports.


Custom Hosting Infrastructure Development

Pixami has over 20 years experience serving high-volume customers in the consumer photo space including Snapfish, Sony, and many others, and 10 years as a leading provider of online yearbook software. As a result, we have significant experience designing and hosting advanced, large-scale websites, and we maintain one of the most powerful, reliable hosting environments in publishing.

Our platforms are hosted primarily in the cloud on AWS, and we've served millions of users who require consistent high-performance, even during intensely busy peak seasons. We host and maintain these environments primarily in proprietary cluster environments at AWS, with each server running multiple docker containers, and we continuously incorporate more features into our environment to enhance performance and reliability.

Pixami offers custom AWS development services, on an hourly or project basis, to customers who need similar hosting capability and infrastructure. Pixami utilizes and has expertise in the following AWS technologies:

Computing: EC2 running Docker containers, Lambda, Batch
Storage: S3, plus Glacier, EFS
Database: RDS (Aurora), DynamoDB, ElastiCache
Networking: VPC, CloudFront, Route 53, API Gateway
Development: CodeCommit, CodeBuild, CodeDeploy, CodePipeline
Management & Governance: CloudWatch, Auto Scaling
Analytics: ElasticSearch, Kinesis
Security: IAM, Certificate Manager, WAF
Integration: Simple Queue Service, Simple Notification Service, Simple Email Service

Please contact us to learn how we can help take your AWS hosting to the next level.


Pixami Partners

Work with a Pixami Publisher or Portrait Photographer!

Pixami works with numerous yearbook publishers and school portrait photographers worldwide, including the largest and best in the business! Sign up with a Pixami Publisher or Photographer, use the Pixami software of your choice to create your book, and get the best possible print quality plus world class support! Contact Pixami and we'll connect you with a great partner to meet your specific needs.