I use Pixieset for hosting your image gallery as it makes viewing your photos easy and enjoyable on your desktop computer, laptop, and mobile phone. CD’s quality degrades fast, and stick drives get lost easily, and frankly all of these methods of file delivery add costs to your session package or change so quickly your computer may not be able to recognize them after a system update. The session your purchased and images we made together deserve better.

You can download your full gallery and save to multiple places, or download single images straight to your phone to share on social media. I also recommend ordering prints from you Pixieset gallery. 

When purchasing prints from Pixieset, you get the best quality prints that will last forever and be true in color. I do not recommend printing from drug stores or shopping centers such as Walmart or Costco as the prints will be reduced in quality and may not have the same color profile. I have tested it- I am sure. In full transparency I do get a VERY small percentage of prints sold- but I believe in the pro printers and their work preserving your and my memories so my cut is less than pennies on the dollar so the prints would be easy and affordable for more folks! And after investing into a great session why get cheap prints that will degrade and look bad with off color skin tones?

The process is fast- typing this out I worry I am making it appear more difficult than it is!


The steps to downloading your gallery and purchasing prints are intuitive and should be easy to follow, this reference is here it is just in case!


ACCESSING YOUR GALLERY


You will receive an email with the link and password once your images are ready for viewing or downloads.


  • You will receive an email with the link and password once your images are ready for viewing or downloads.
  • Take note of the 4-digit download pin at the bottom of your email. You will need this to download your gallery.
  • Once you click the ‘View Photos’ button you will be directed to a landing page where you will enter your email for safety and tracking (don’t worry- I won’t save your email or add you to a newsletter or send you any spam!)



HOW TO ORDER PRINTS FROM YOUR GALLERY


Printing your images at lower-grade print shops such as Walmart, Costco, or drug stores will change the color tones of your image and reduce the quality and lifespan of the image. This is why printing your images professionally is so important. You will find that ordering prints from your gallery is easy and affordable.



1. Find the image that you would like to order a print of.

2.Select the ‘Cart’ icon while hovering over the image. If you click the image, you will see the cart icon above the image.

3. Select the size and type of print you desire.

4. Continue shopping or checkout.


 CHECKING OUT


1. Once you have added all the photos to your cart, click the ‘Cart’ icon at the top of the page.


2. Make sure all of the images are cropped correctly. You can adjust the crop to your liking.

3. Click ‘Checkout’. The images you order will be printed at a professional printing lab in the US and shipped directly to you.

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HOW TO DOWNLOAD ALL YOUR IMAGES


You can download your entire gallery in the original highest resolution.


Click on the ‘download’ icon at the top of your gallery.


Enter your email and 4-digit password. This password is in the original gallery email.


Once in, you will be given the option to select which photos to download (your gallery may have folder categories such as ‘Outfit 1’, ‘Outfit 2’, ‘Team Groups’, ‘Individuals’, and so on.)



Click ‘Start Download’.


 Pixieset will send you an email with the download link. This link expires after some time so if you do not download your images in time, simply follow these steps again to re-generate a new download link.







How to create a favorite list to share or download

  1. When viewing your gallery, hover over an image and click on the ‘Heart’ icon.
  2. Enter your email address. This will register the list to your email allowing you to access the list you create every time you log in.
  3. Once you have added all of the photos you like to your list, click the ‘heart’ icon at the top of your gallery to see the collection.
  4. You will see the list you created as ‘My Favorites’. Click the list to view the photos.
  5. Once you are inside of the list you created, you can order prints, send the list to your friends and family, download the images in the list or edit the list name.

How to download a single image


  1. Click on the ‘Download’ icon when hovering over an image (or select the image and click the download icon at the top). It looks like a downward pointing arrow on a rectangle.
  2. You can also select where you would like the download to be sent when it's ready - to your Computer as a .ZIP file, or directly to your Dropbox or Google Photos account. The email address provided will only be used to notify them when your .ZIP file of images is ready to be Downloaded (in case you do not wish to wait on the Download page for this to be completed). The email you receive will also include the link you will need to access your images, and Download the .ZIP file to your computer. Pixieset does not email you for any other reason. 
  3. Your image will download directly to your computer. You will receive the Gallery Download in a .ZIP file format on your computer, which you can unzip/extract to get the .jpg image files inside. If you select Dropbox or Google Photos, the images will be available to view directly from your account. If you are using Single Photo Download to Download select individual images, it will save the .jpg file directly to your computer or mobile device.

 

In some cases, it will ask you for your email and pin code. Single image downloads are always web quality for your convenience.



How to share your entire gallery

  1. Click on the share button at the top of your gallery.
  2. Select how you want to share, facebook, email, etc.
  3. This will share the entire gallery.