That exciting email has arrived! Your online gallery is ready. You click and see all your amazing images in a beautiful gallery. Now what?
DOWNLOAD and BACK UP
One of the first things you need to do is download a copy of your high resolution files. Make sure you make back up copies of these and save files in MULTIPLE places. On your computer AND an external hard drive. Perhaps you have access to a cloud storage such as Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive. These have some free options worth signing up for.
Technology has a way of breaking down. Backing up your images in multiple places will ensure you have copies for the years to come.
HOW MANY IMAGES DO YOU DOWNLOAD?
When you signed your contract with Ethereal Photography Inc. you agreed to an allocation of files. It may be 5 or it may be 500. This number is important. You will only be able to download the number of images that were agreed to for FREE.
If there are more images in your gallery than allocated, these digital downloads will be available for PURCHASE through your shopping cart.
Please pay attention to what you download. Every downloaded counts toward your allocation.
NOTE: Once and image is selected and downloaded, that image can be downloaded an unlimited amount of times without affecting your allocation number.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD IMAGES
Hover your mouse over the image you want. Several icons will appear at the bottom of the image. Click on the arrow to download the image. This method downloads ONE image at a time.
Move your mouse to the top right hand side of the gallery. Click on the arrow. You will have option to select multiple images or ALL images for download.
Once your allocation of images is used up, the gallery will automatically prompt you to buy additional downloads through the shopping cart.
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIGH RESOLUTION AND WEB SIZED DOWNLOADS
A high resolution file will be the original file I edited and uploaded for your personal copy. The file size is much larger. The resolution size is the image used for printing.
A web sized download will be a much smaller file size and is ideal for sharing online and posting on social media. The web sized images are also watermarked with the Ethereal Photography Inc. logo.
Although you have purchased a copy of your images, I retain the copyright of all my work, as per your signed contract. Essentially this means, that you may keep and use your files for personal use. They may be printed (with a print release) and shared on social media.
Photography is an art form. Images are not to be edited/transformed in anyway. This includes filters.
Images are not to be sold or used for commercial purposes without permission.