Digital Download Instructions:
What is a digital download? Abigayle Ray Photography LLC uploads all photographs from your session to our secure photo hosting website (www.abigaylerayphotography.com) in a password protected gallery, so only you have the link and password or those that you select to share it with. You can then view all the photographs from your session and also save them to your computer, external hard drive, memory card, flash drive or cell phone/tablet. Instructions are included below on how to download/save your images both in high resolution and low resolution. The photographs are in the same resolution, quality and size as you would get on a USB Drive (if your session comes with one, or if you purchase one separately).
There are two types of downloads you can choose: Low Resolution - Good for sharing online, social media, email, etc. and High Resolution - Good for ordering prints, canvass, wraps, photo albums & books and other print items.
The images in this proofing gallery are able to be saved to your computer as well as smartphones and tablets, but please be aware that they will be a much lower resolution/quality than your images from our gallery hosting website that is separate from this website. All clients will be provided the link and password to access your high resolution images from your session on our gallery website. The images on this site are NOT recommended nor intended for printing purposes due to the lower resolution, size and possible pixelation of the image due to its reduced size. These images are only suitable for sharing with family and friends by email, social media or in a personal blog/website. We only recommend using your images from our gallery website for printing or ordering print products of your images.
Option 1 - High Resolution Download - Suitable for prints and print products:
In your gallery simply click on an image that you like and wish to save. Look at the upper center of the image and there are icons there, the download icon is the far right one (the icon next to the arrow below), simply click that and the full resolution and size image will be downloaded to your computer or other media device (please see photo below). These images will be in their full resolution and size and are suitable for printing.
Option 2 - Low Resolution - Suitable for sharing, email, social media or personal website/blog use only:
Simply right click save the image that you wish to save to your computer or other electronic device. Be advised right click saving does not save the image in the full original size. It will compress the image to a size that is suitable for email, social media and internet usage. Images saved this way can only be printed only by you personally as any professional lab will not print images with low resolution and size. Please remember that your USB drive that you are provided with are your high resolution, full size images that can be used for printing purposes.
To Download/Save Photographs to Smartphones & Tablets:
Each phone operating system (Android & Apple) and manufacturer (Samsung, LG, iPhone, etc) are different in the way you can save your images to your device.
These instructions are for Android, but should work for Apple and others. Examples below taken from a Samsung Galaxy S9+ operating Android Oreo 8.0
**Please Note - Do NOT take a “Screenshot” of the image as it will result in very poor image quality, reduced size and pixelation. If you have any issues please contact us and we will do our best to assist you.
**Important Information**: We do NOT recommend taking a "screenshot" and or saving photos from social media sites such as facebook or twitter to any computer, tablet or smartphone. Most all social media companies including facebook and twitter compress images on upload so that images do not take as long to load and uses less storage space on their sites, but by doing this they "shrink" the image from its original size and resolution and the image may even look pixelated, thus leaving you with a poor quality image. If you choose to download or screenshot from any website you will have an image that is not representative of us or our work as well as you not having the best images from your session with us. Always use your high resolution images from our gallery website for printing images and sharing. If you have any issues please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
How to Purchase Prints, Albums, Gallery Wraps and more of your session:
Professional Prints: You've just invested in a professional photographer to take amazing photos of you and your family. Make sure that those incredible photos you've seen in the online photo gallery are just as incredible when you bring them home.
To Purchase Prints: Please go to www.abigaylerayphotography.com/print-pricing for print pricing and size information then contact us by phone, email or schedule an in person meeting if you are a local client to place your print order with us. Our Lab does require a minimum order of $50.00
To place your order: Simply tell us what products that you would like to order from your session, size, and quantity wanted.
We currently offer: Prints, Photo Albums, Photo Books, Gallery Wraps, Print Wraps and Invitations/Announcements/Cards
When looking online in your gallery there is a number below each image, or on your USB drive it will be the filename of the image. We just need the image number that is shown (the example below shows in detail the location and what is needed). We will then place the order for you with our vendor.
Our Lab guarantees your photographs for 100 years under normal usage, handling and display so rest assured that you are receiving the best prints from your session and that they will last to be seen by generations to come!
We also have numerous mounting options and photo enhancements available for your prints:
Mounting Options: Frames (multiple colors available), Single and Double weight Matboards, Styrene, Masonite and Foam Board. We highly recommend mounting any prints 16x20 and larger
Surface Modifications Lustre, Pebble Texture, Finelinen Texture, Florentine Texture, Linen Texture, Palette Texture, Matte Lamination, High Gloss Lamination and Brush Texture. Please inquire for more details and pricing as this is only a small list of extras that can be purchased.
General Print Information:
When you place your print order with Abigayle Ray Photography you can rest assured that you will receive the highest quality prints as all of our prints and products we offer come from a professional photo lab which uses the highest quality paper and inks.
All Prints ordered with us are guaranteed up to 100 years from our vendor under normal use, handling and display.
Our Lab color calibrates their machines with each order, so if you order prints in the future they will look the same as the ones you get now so that your memories will always look the same and last a lifetime.
Our Lab also offers a multitude of sizes from normal sizes to panoramic and unusual sizes (such as an 5x15 or 15x40 prints) on paper as well as on canvas, thin wraps and metallic prints. Whether you want traditional sizes, square prints, odd sizes or panoramic, if you can imagine it, you most likely can order it!
The quality from a professional print lab is far superior to getting your prints done at Walmart, Walgreen's, CVS, Costco or any other “quick” self-serve photo labs as they are set up for mass production and only offer a select few "common" sizes, also their machines are not color calibrated on a daily, weekly or even monthly basis so each time you print they will most likely look different than the first. Their papers are not of professional quality or thickness either, and most importantly there is little if any guarantee or warranty offered.
You can view a few samples of the different print qualities next to this (simply click on an image to view it full size) and see the difference for yourself.