This post is just a simple resource for clients who want to download the images of their event. I am a fan of Photoshelter, the site that hosts my portfolio and have been using them for several years, but their instructions are not always as clear as they could be for delivering images to clients. Hopefully this brief guide will help.

Step 1: Open the email you’ve received. Take note of the password (which is case sensitive) as you may need it to view your photos and will certainly need it to download them. The email you receive will look something like this:

Email with link to photo gallery

Email with link to photo gallery

Note that the images shown are only thumbnails and by default are shown in a square format but your final images will show in their original dimensions.

Step 2: Click on the link in the email.

Step 3: Review the images by scrolling through the page(s). There may be several pages of images so be sure you look through them all. From this screen you can download all or a select batch of your images using the download button shown here:

Downloading your images

Downloading your images

Step 3: Once you click the Download button a window will pop up providing you with the option to select all or some of the images. In almost all cases I would recommend you download the full set of images to ensure you have your own copy of the original files. Click Continue.

Select your images

Select your images

I recommend you download all the images

I recommend you download all the images

Step 4: Choose the resolution you want for the files. Image resolution on my site is determined by fixed ratios indicated in the drop down window. Again, I recommend full resolution / original file, as this gives you the option to use the images for prints. If you know for certain the images will only ever be used in web format you can download the smaller JPEG sizes (600 px). The number shown indicates the long size of the image downloaded.

Choose resolution

Choose resolution

Step 5: The next screen will show you a link. Click on the link and your download will commence immediately.

click on link

Step 6: Wait for the images to download. They will download as a zip file, which is a format used to save size on the download.

Step 7: Locate your downloaded zip file. It will appear in the downloads folder on your computer.

Look for your downloaded zip file

Look for your downloaded zip file

Step 8: Once you have files downloaded, and have located the zip file, double click on it and then move the new folder generated to wherever you want to save the folder. I would recommend you save it in at least two separate hard drives as well as one online cloud based service like a Dropbox or Google Drive.

 

Locate and double click on your zipped folder

Locate and double click on your zipped folder

The zipped folder will now look and act like a regular folder:

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Step 9: You’re done. Your photos have now been downloaded.

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Julian Haber Photographer
Julian Haber is an events, corporate portraits and conference photographer based in Montreal. He is the author of a book on freelancing and runs a busy boutique agency of creative professionals in the fields of photography, videography and design. |