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✨ GENERAL, COVER & LAYOUT SETTINGS ✨
Galleries allow you to share and deliver your beautiful images to your clients! With CloudSpot, you can create multiple galleries from a single set of images!
Is the florist asking for photos of the flowers? Does the event planner need photos of the decorations? Would you like to give the bride and groom a sneak peek of their ceremony photos? You can pick and choose which folders of photos you need to share and create different Galleries for each need!
After you upload and organize your images in a Collection, creating a gallery for your clients to view is quick, super easy, and most importantly it's completely customizable to your brand.
Once your images are uploaded and organized in your collection you can navigate to the "Create Gallery” button in the top right corner of your dashboard.
After clicking “Create Gallery," the gallery publishing window will pop up. Within this window, you can customize your gallery to your preference.
Because CloudSpot galleries are super customizable we will start off by going over the first three sections of your gallery settings; General, Cover, and Layout.
The General tab is where you'll see the gallery name and its URL link - the default name is your Collection's name, but both of these can be customized. To the left, you can select which folders you'd like to have visible in this specific gallery. By default, all folders are visible, but you can easily hide ones that you don't want in your Gallery with the "Show" & "Hide" columns. Additionally, you have the ability to custom sort the other displayed folders within your gallery using the 'Actions' button.
To the right of that, you have control over whether or not you’d like this gallery made visible on your Portfolio Page. This Portfolio Page is a custom page that CloudSpot hosts for you and is your place online to show off your best work! Here’s what a Portfolio page looks like.
Moving on to the next tab in your gallery settings, the “Cover” section provides you with various gallery cover designs on the left, to choose from. Within those layouts, you can adjust your cover photo position or upload a completely different cover image just for this gallery.
The next tab allows you to customize the Layout and color mode of your gallery. You can choose from light or dark color mode on the right side. From column or row layouts, small or large image sizes, and image padding. Here you can dial in the presentation of your images to fit your style perfectly! On the right, you have the ability to toggle on or off the image file name visibility in your Gallery.
The Layout section also has an awesome feature called the "Call to Action Button." most photographers agree that getting reviewed online is essential to running a business! The Call to Action button is a great feature that allows you to place a button that lives at the bottom of your client’s gallery. This button can help direct clients to any website you’d like. It’s perfect for sending someone to your Facebook page or anywhere that you collect reviews online! This button can also be used to link to book another session, join a newsletter, or even to another password-protected Gallery! Since you can customize every aspect of this button, the options are endless.
In the next article, we are going to be chatting about the next three options in your Gallery Settings: Download, Sales, and Access. Be sure to keep reading to learn more!
If you have any questions about CloudSpot features, feel free to contact us in the chat bubble in the lower right-hand corner of your dashboard. We are always happy to help!