I am so excited to share about this great new feature I have for all of my clients! PASS is an online gallery that not only lets you see your photos, but it lets anyone you share your link with download high resolution images right from the internet of your entire wedding! Let me go through how to use it and it's features and subsequently, why it is awesome and SO easy to use:
Each gallery has it's own custom URL, for instance, this one is afsphotos.pass.us.raidel for the Raidel Wedding. The gallery view looks similar to Pinterest.
Just click on an image to make it appear bigger. Then, you will see on the right hand side of the screen your options. You can share this gallery via Facebook, Twitter, and Email. You can also Pin any single photo to Pinterest. Other options include downloading the photo or adding it to your favorites or prints folder. Let me break these down..
Facebook sharing will use your current image and post a link to your timeline to this gallery. You can also add a personal message.
You can Pin a photo to Pinterest by clicking the "P" on the right hand column.
When you choose to add this to your favorites folder (by clicking the star on the right) you will have a window pop up for you to sign in via Facebook or email. This ensures your folders will be saved to come back to.
Once you have selected your favorites, just click button in the top left and under photos, you will see a "My Favorites" Folder where you can view and individually download the ones you want or order prints directly from the gallery to your doorstep! HERE is a more detailed explanation of downloading.
Same goes for adding photos to your Print Folder. This is an awesome option because PASS uses one of the best print companies in the US and they will make sure your color and quality are top notch. The prices are great and you don't have to leave your house to get them. Ordering from Walgreens or Walmart, although it is cheap, often results in poor quality images with bad color and poor quality print paper.
For more info about the company that prints your photos for you, check out WHCC.
NOTE!!! If you order a 5x7 print, the photo will be center cropped. They will not show you this in the preview as shown above. Your image will be cropped similarly to the example below. As you can see, the first image on the top has no problem being cropped, but the image below it would cause an awkward arm crop to happen. You just need to make the call if you are ok with the cropping or not. If for some reason you have an image like the family photo below and you are just dying to have it in a 5x7, let me know and I can upload a pre-cropped version that will work best for your shot.
For a quick way to add photos to your favorites and print folder without looking at them larger, just hover your mouse over an image and check out the options at the bottom right of that image. This is a great way to sort through a lot of images at a time.
Finally, if you want to leave a message for the happy couple, right on the first screen that pops up for their gallery, you will see this prompt to Leave a Note. Once you click on it, it will give you the ability to sign the guestbook!
One of the coolest features PASS galleries offer is the ability to have your galleries on your phone or tablet through the PASS app (this can be found by searching PASS in your app store)!
I hope this is as exciting for all of you as it is for me! To watch the great video about PASS click here
Have a great week!