PASS Gallery Instructions
Thanks to Kristin of At First Sight Photography for coming up with the base for this blog post!
We all know CD's are becoming a thing of the past, and flash drives are nice but PASS.. PASS just blows both of those out of the water. No more waiting to get your CD in the mail, brides! Now your gallery will be emailed right to you to view, share and download all your images! A new feature is coming out next month for you and your family to order prints straight from your computer or phone! Your family and friends will be able to order their prints directly from the gallery with out asking you to send them a copy a gazillion times! Are you excited?! I AM! Here's a step by step guide on how to work the PASS gallery...
Open the Gallery: To open your gallery, you simply have to click on the “View Photos” button in the email or Facebook message you received in order to open it in a web browser.
When the gallery opens you should see a super sleek looking gallery like this...
Logging in: The next thing that you should do after opening your gallery is log in. In the top left corner of the screen, you’ll see 3 horizontal lines in the shape of a square. Click on that to access the menu on the left-hand side of the screen. At the bottom of the menu, click on “Login”.
You must log in with the Facebook account or the email address that has been given VIP access to the gallery. If it’s an email address, you will first have to click on “Create Account” and then you can create an account. If you do not log in, you might not have full access to all of your images. If you have logged in successfully, you will see your name underneath “Account”. Please contact me if you’re having trouble with the login process.
Viewing: If you want to view your images one at a time, just click on an image and it will expand to fill the screen. To get back to the full gallery, click on the arrow in the top left corner of the screen, or click on the faded arrows on the left or right of the image to scroll through each of your images in this larger format.
Favorites + Sharing: Once you are logged in and viewing your images, you can mark your favorites with a star and create your own collection or share them to your favorite social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. When you click on an image and it expands, you will also see a new menu slide out from the right-hand side of the screen. You can click on the plus sign to expand the menu so you can see what each of the buttons do.
At the moment, sharing to Facebook directly from PASS doesn't actually add the image to your profile. I would recommend downloading the image and then uploading to Facebook.
To add an image to your favorites, just click the image to view it larger and on the right hand side click the star.
To just see your favorite images gallery go to the left hand side and click the three horizontal lines and your favorites will be the first tab.
To share with your family and friends just copy and paste the URL of your gallery. Send it to them in a text, email, or on Facebook.. it's really THAT easy.
Downloading: When you are ready to download your images you have two options. To download just one picture at a time: Click on a specific picture, go to the right hand side of the page and click the download tab.
To download a whole collection at once: Go to the left hand side of the page and click the download all tab.
Once you click the “Download All” button at the bottom, the gallery will package the images as a .zip file for you. It will notify you when the file is ready for you to download, or you can simply wait.
This next part is a big selling point for me since so many people have smart phones, tablets an iPads. To view your gallery on your phone, open the same link from above in Safari (iPhone or iPad) or in your Android browser, and you’ll be able to add your gallery to your home page on your phone. Now you have your very own gallery app and it is with you no matter where you go so you can show off your photos to anyone you want to!
p.s- i know, i know.. the emails and voicemails! The emails are from my junk email and the voicemails are all from my mom! I promise I call her back! ;)
Downloading to Smartphone or Tablet:
You just log in like you would on the computer, and you should see the screen fill up with your images. When you click an individual image, you will see a green arrow and a Facebook icon. If you click the green icon that will save it directly to your camera roll for you to have all the time for a quick show and tell ;)
I hope these PASS Gallery Instructions were helpful! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me and ask!! :)