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January 10, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Creating, Editing and Sharing a set of Favorites - For Visitors

The Favorites feature allows you to pick specific photos in a gallery or collection, save them as a set of favorites, and then share this set directly with the photographer or with your friends.

This feature can be used to communicate a message to your photographer about the selected list of photos.

Example uses for this feature include:

  • Creating a list of photos that you would like retouched
  • Creating a list of photos that you would like displayed to their wedding guests
  • Create a list of photos that you dislike and would like not to be displayed on the site.
  • Create a list with just one single photo and send a message to the photographer about that one photo

Before a Favorites list can be created, the system will require you to first log in or create an account under the photographer's site.  The Favorites List is then stored in your account under the site. You will then be able to access the Favorites List from any internet connected computer web browser just by logging in to your account.

You can create as many Favorites List as needed.

Changes to Favorites Lists are automatically shared between you and the photographer.  So if you remove a photo from the list or add a new photo, the change will be automatically reflected when the photographer views the list.  It also works the other way arounds as images removed from the list by the photographer will also be removed when you view the list.

Please note: if the photographer has chosen to protect your images with a password, you may be required to enter the password again to view the images in the Favorites List.

Please click on the link below to navigate directly to the desired section:

Creating a Favorites set
Creating a set Selected for Purchase Later
Editing the Favorites List
Deleting a Favorites List
Sharing a Set with the Photographer
Sending a Set link to a friend

 

Creating a Favorites set

Before a Favorites list can be created, the system will require your to first log in or create an account under your photographer's site.  The Favorites List is then stored in your account under the site. You will then be able to access the Favorites List from any internet connected computer web browser just by logging in to your account.

There are a few methods provided for creating and adding photos to a Favorites list.  The available methods will vary based on the photographer's chosen site customization settings.

To create a Favorites list or add photos to a Favorites list, navigate to the gallery that contains the desired images in your photographer's site.

Hover the mouse pointer over the image or the thumbnail of the image.  If you see a heart shaped icon in one of the top corners, click on it to add the photo to a Favorites List.

Add to Favorites Heart

You can add multiple photos to a Favorites List at once by using the Select Photos button in the Thumbnails View of the gallery.

  1. In the Thumbnails View of the gallery, click on the Select Photos Button.
  2. Move your mouse over the bottom-left corner of a photo thumbnail and click on the black circle that appears. A check mark will be added. 
    Repeat this action with each favorite photo thumbnail until you have selected all desired photos
  3. Or click All if you wish to select all the photos in the gallery.
  4. Click the Add to Favorites button.

Add to Faves Select Button

You can also create or add photos to a Favorites list through the Photo Page view.

In the Photo Page view, right click on the image then choose Add to Favorites in the menu that appears or click Add to Favorites in the Photo Toolbar above the image.

Save to Faves Photo Page

Again these options will depend on the way your photographer has customized their site and so not all options may be available.

If a Favorite list has already been created, the option will be provided to continue to add to that set, or make a new set.
A Favorites list will be created based on your choices and a link to the Favorites List will be visible at the top left hand corner of the screen.

Favorites Lists in page corner


Creating Selected for Purchase Later Favorites Lists

Use the steps displayed in this section to use the Select Photos button to select multiple photos at once.

Click the Buy button then choose Save photos for purchasing later in the menu that appears.

Create For Puchase Later List

You will be prompted to add the selected photos to an existing Favorites List or to create a new list.


Modifying and Saving a Set of Photos

Click on the name of the Favorites List in the top left corner to view and edit that Favorites List.

Favorites Lists in page corner

  1. Click the Slideshow button to view the images in a slideshow.
  2. Click All to select all of the images in the Favorites list at once or click None to deselect any highlighted images.
  3. Click an image to select it.  Click on the down pointing arrow to see the Favorites photo menu.
  4. Choose the desired action from the menu that appears.
    To view images larger within the set, choose View Image. You can also double-click any thumbnail to display it larger. 
    Choose Remove to remove a photo from the list. You can also click the X in the top right of the image to remove the image.
  5. Click Buy to buy all of the photos in the Favorites list. See this guide for more on how to buy from the site.

Manage Photos in Favorites List



You can change the order in which the images are displayed by dragging and dropping the images into place.  
Favorites Drag and Drop
This can be done with multiple images at once by holding down the Control key on the keyboard (Command key on a Mac) then clicking on each image until all of the desired images are highlighted.
 

 Deleting a set of Favorites

You will need to be logged in to your account to view your Favorites lists.

To delete a Favorites list, hover the mouse pointer over the name of a Favorites list as displayed in the top left corner when viewing your photographer's site. 
Click on the name of the desired Favorites List (next to
Switch tothat you would like to delete.  This will open the list for editing.

Again, in the upper left, click on the down-arrow. A menu will appear where you can then select Delete.
You will be asked Are you sure you want to delete this favorite set? Click Delete to confirm deletion.  Please note that this cannot be undone.


Delete Favorites List

Sharing a Set with the Photographer

Once a Favorites List is created, the list is automatically accessible to the photographer.  However the option is provided to Share the list with your photographer.  Sharing a Favorites List allows you to communicate a message to the photographer about the photos in the list.

When the list is shared with the photographer, the photographer will receive a notification about the newly shared list.

Photographers will be able to view Shared Favorites list and will have access to editing the list.

Any changes made to the list by the client or the photographer is automatically reflected when the other party views the list.  So for example, if you add or remove photos from the list, when the photographers views the same list, the same photos will have also been added or deleted.  Because of this, it is not necessary to re-share a Favorites list that has already been shared. 

To share a Favorites list with your photographer, click on the name of your set in the top left corner of the site.  This will open the Favorites list.

  1. Click the Share Favorites button at the top of the page. A pop-up window will appear.
  2. In the Share to Photographer tab, edit the title of the Favorites List.
  3. Enter a the message to the photographer in the field provided.
  4. Click Share. 

Share Favorites List with Photographer


Sending a Set link to a friend

In addition to Sharing a Favorites List with the photographer, the option is also provided for you to share the Favorites List with their friends.

Please note: if the photographer has chosen to lock the images with a password, the password will still be required in order to view the images.

Favorites Lists are shared with friends using links. The Read-Only link allows your friend to only view the set while the Collaborate with Friends link allows your friend to make changes such as rearrange and remove photos.

To begin, click on the name of your set in the top left corner of the site.  This will open the Favorites list.

  1. Click the Share Favorites button at the top of the page. A pop-up window will appear.
  2. Select the Share to a friend tab.
  3. Copy and paste the URL provided and send it via email to your friend.

Share Favorites List with Others


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