We are always chipping away at client feature requests and we’ve added a few recently that I think will interest you.
High Res File Delivery
You can turn any page of your website into a download for high res zipped or individual files. Deliver all kinds of files to your clients directly through your website. Learn more here:
You can turn on dark mode for your website and/or admin giving you and your visitors a break from bright websites. More here:
Auto Fit/Fill image and video scale type
Do you ever want horizontal images to fill the desktop screen (cropped) but then want the vertical images to fit as well? We have a new setting for that:
Ever wish visitors would see a different order to your index galleries or project thumbnails each day, week or month? We have a solution:
We’ve pioneered another great feature available exclusively on PhotoFolio websites: Lightboxes.
Lightboxes allow clients and visitors to make a collection of their favorite images that they can share, create a PDF of, or even download (depending on what you allow). You can even set it so lightboxes are turned ON by the visitor.
See them in action here:
We’ve added a new search feature to all the websites so visitors can find images or videos to license. Here’s all the info you need to add it to your site:
A few things I love about this new feature:
Results Customization. The results page can be fully customized like any gallery on your site. Display the images however you want (large thumbs, small thumbs, scrolling images, etc.).
Search Input Box. We made a clean modern search box and updated the password input box to match.
Image Keywording. A newly created tags editor allows you to assign multiple keywords with a fancy new user input. Check it out!
I’m super excited to show you some of the designs our clients have created with Design X version 16 (click the image to visit their site) which brought next-level design tools to our award-winning software. What you can do with this software, you will find nowhere else, we are the only software company in the world where specific features are NOT locked into themes. Everything is interchangeable in our Designs.
Design X Version 16 is available now when you sign up for a free trial:
I’m happy to announce the beta release of Design X version 16 which brings some next level design tools to our award-winning software. We really wanted to take Design X to the next level and… we achieved it. What you can do with this software, you will find nowhere else! Bold statement, I know, but we are the only software company in the world where specific features are NOT locked into themes. Everything is interchangeable in our Designs.
Here’s a link to the overview of new features:
In a nutshell here’s what I think is so awesome:
We’ve created 3 awesome new designs to give you a taste of the new features:
Design X Version 16 is in a beta release but has been tested by users for over a month and is available now when you sign up for a demo: 14 Day Free Trial
2 Photographers using PhotoFolio software just won best website awards from PDN Magazine which brings our streak to 9 years and 44 awards. A true testament to the customization available with our software! You won’t find another company in the world with this many design awards using the same software for every single site.
Congratulations to the 2019 winners:
Check out: Andrew Hetherington
Check out: Dan Saelinger
We are digging this new concept of thumbnail only galleries (no click through to bigger images). With the 2x and custom thumbnail sizes you can create some really unique experiences and of course it’s sooooooo client friendly.
Then we thought… how can we make this awesome-er? Video. Video is how we can make it really unique.
Introducing video thumbs. The video plays inside the thumbnail. No more clicking through. Just keep scrolling and looking and watching.
Here’s the support page on the new settings:
Our custom sizing and 2x features have inspired a few photographers to make their thumbs GIANT and so we added a couple new settings to accommodate that.
If your thumbnail size exceeds the thumbs we create from your original image we now use the original image instead. Your thumbs will be crisp on all the latest high res screens.
We added a new global setting and menu item override where you can display thumbs only and turn off the click through to the single images and you can force the use of your original images for all thumbs (not just when they are bigger than the thumbnail we create for you).
Here’s the support page on the new settings:
Check out these clients taking thumbnails to 11:
Our sites are designed to be viewed quick and slow at the same time.
In a hurry to jam through a portfolio? No problem hit the thumbs and start trucking. Want to check out that awesome project in all its glory on your 5k screen? We got you covered.
But what if you have a project that needs some explaining… a bit of text to kick it off. You can drop in a text page or rely on captions but what if the Art Director is in a rush and just wants to see the thumbs? We got it. Introducing Titles and Descriptions for thumbnails:
Any gallery can have a Title and Description to go with the thumbs.
Here’s a support page with more information on the thumbnail Title and Description: https://support.aphotofolio.com/hc/en-us/articles/360005431393-Title-and-Description-for-Thumbnails
All sites are updated and ready to ROCK these new options.