After uploading and organizing your images in a Collection, your next step will be to publish a beautiful, client-facing Gallery!
You may be wondering why Collections and Galleries are separate. Well, on 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? In each Gallery's Settings, you can control which Folders of images are visible - along with all other customizations!
Publishing a Gallery
To get started with publishing a Gallery, click the Publish button in the top right corner of your Collection.
This will open up the Gallery Settings. Settings are where you can customize how the Gallery looks, how it can be accessed, and more! We'll break it down for you. 👇
The General tab holds some basic settings - like the Gallery name and URL. The Collection name will be used by default, but both of these can be customized.
To the left, you can select which folders you'd like to have visible in the Gallery. All Folders are visible by default, but you can easily hide any you don't want in the Gallery using the Show and Hide columns. Additionally, you have the ability to custom-sort the other displayed folders within your gallery using the Actions menu.
The General tab is also where you can opt to display the Gallery on your Portfolio. Your Portfolio is your place online to show off your best work!
The Cover tab contains various designs for the cover on the left to choose from. Within those layouts, you can adjust the position of the Cover image or upload a new Cover image for this Gallery.
This tab contains further customization for the look of your Gallery. You can have your images displayed in small or large columns or rows, and adjust how far apart or close together images will be displayed.
Depending on your editing style, you can choose between a light or dark color theme. The light color theme will be a standard white background, while the dark color theme will be a very dark gray.
You can also control whether or not image file names are visible when clients are viewing the Gallery.
Lastly, you can enable a Call to Action button in your Gallery! This button can be used to direct clients to leave a review, visit your website/blog, or book another session - the possibilities 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 or need additional help, feel free to contact us in the chat bubble in the lower right-hand corner of your dashboard. We're always happy to help!