How to use your online PASS gallery!
Hi Guys! I have added some directions on how to use your PASS online gallery. After your session with Angie Schutt Photography, you will receive a link to an online PASS gallery for you to show off your FABULOUS images. (make sure you check SPAM too, sometimes my lovely little emails end up in never never land)
1. Images are easily DOWNLOADED & VIEWED from all your devices!
2. Images are easily SHARED with all your friends and family.
3. Images are stored in the cloud for 10 years and replaces the CDs that can be lost and misplaced.
4. You can just send friends & family the link to your gallery for them to see your images!
The awesome PASS gods are making changes every day – updating, adding new features, so I will try to keep this as updated as possible! As always, when you receive your gallery, if you have questions – please contact me! =)
OPENING YOUR 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. It will look something like this =)
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 “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. Depending on the setup of your gallery, you may not even be able to see any images – just a white screen with the black title bar. If you have logged in successfully, you will see your name underneath “Account.” Please contact me if you’re not sure what information to log in with or something’s not working correctly.
The images that you see when the gallery first shows up are my personal favorite images, but there may be more for you to see! Just click on the 3 horizontal lines again to access the menu and select a different collection to view. You should see a collection titled “All Images.” Just click on that collection and it will open in the gallery area.
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 have logged in and are viewing your images, you can mark your favorites with a heart and create your own collection or share them to your favorite social media sites like Facebook, and Pinterest. When you click on an image and it expands, you will also see a new menu slide out from the right hand of the screen. If you want to, you can click on the plus sign to expand the menu so you can see what each of the buttons actually means. You can also share your favorites straight to facebook or the entire gallery!
To add an image to your favorites, just click on that image so that it expands to fill the screen and then click on the little heart.
You can then access your collection of favorites from the menu on the left-hand side by clicking on “My Favorites.”
You can now send your favorite photos straight to a professional lab to be printed! You can choose prints, canvases & photo cards!
When you are ready to download your images, it is super simple. You can download individual images by clicking on the specific photo you want, then clicking the “Download Photo” button. (it looks like an arrow pointing downwards, right below Email.)
Wedding clients have the option of downloading all images at once. You can do this by opening the left-hand menu (click on the three horizontal lines) and click on “Download All.” You can choose to download all your images by putting an X in the box beside the “All Images” collection or you can choose to download one or more specific collections (including a collection of your own favorites.) 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.
Eventually you will see a “Download” button which will allow you to save the images to your computer. Then you just have to open up the .zip file on your computer to extract the individual image files.
THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT!
Now this is where it gets even MORE awesome! 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 your photos off to anyone you want to!
DOWNLOAD TO SMARTPHONE OR TABLET
If you have a smartphone or a tablet, you know what a pain it is to transfer photos over to your device. Luckily….there’s an APP for that! If you have a PASS gallery, you can download the PASS app from the app store. Just type in PASS and it should be the first one that pops up!
Then just log in using the same information as before, and you should see a screen with your gallery. If you click on the gallery, you will see the different collections, and from there you can click on each image individually. When you click the image of the arrow, it saves the image straight to your photo roll with all of your other photos! How cool is that!?! No more dodgy screen shotting or emailing the photo to yourself.
You can also order your own professional prints!! EVEN from your PHONE! BOOYAH!
I will be including these directions in the email I send you with your link to your gallery.