Uploader - update

Hi all, 

I know the uploader has been super flakey of late especially if you are running windows 10.

It's been completely rebuilt from the bottom up and will be vastly more reliable than the old system.

It is about 50% there now so I would hope it will be live in about 2 weeks time.

Thanks for your patience. 
Jon

Plugging in your profile into your website

Good morning/afternoon everyone,


Many thanks to Simon for getting this up and running.

We're happy to let you know, that we have a Beta version of a plugin for your website. What this plugin does, is take your profile and you can place it into your website with ease. 

Check it out if you're interested.

https://www.siphilp.co.uk/photo4me-widget-beta-testing


If you have a question, there is a reply area at the bottom of the link.


Enjoy!

Jon & Mike

Details page and Uploader news

Good morning/afternoon everyone,


After the summer vacations, Jon and I are back, hard at work on the site with many projects underway. 


Details page

Over the past week or so, we have been played around with the layout of the details page making it more friendly to use and informative for the customers. This went live yesterday, check it out and let us know what you think!

http://shop.photo4me.com/339620/canvas


Uploader

We are unsure of why the file sizes are not being accepted by the server but being accepted by others. We have pretty much eliminated the possibility that it is the picture itself causing the issue, we think it has to do more with the operating system the pictures are coming from. Rather than spend time on trying to figure out why it happening when we can't see it in front of us, we decided to do a complete rebuild (this has been unexpected) although the uploader is over 4 years old, it got pushed to the front of the projects list. 

We hope that all bugs will be fixed when the new uploader goes live. We don't have release date yet, but it is well under way and we'll update you accordingly.


Thanks for all the hard work you put into the site and we always appreciate your involvement in the community.


Jon & Mike

What you see is what you get

If you take a look at the details page, which over the course of the month has done some extensive work, we’re now starting to show the customer what the products would look like finished.

http://shop.photo4me.com/105066/framed-mounted-print

Today we finished the Framed Mounted Prints display.

We’re going to roll out all the other product displays when they are done.

We hope this will help customers visualize what the product will look like before making purchase.

Let us know what you think!

Jon & Mike

A new buying page

We have been working on a clearer buying experience for the customers for some time. 

We hope you like the new layout and we hope it will increase sales. There are more tweaks including bug fixes to come later this week.

Here you can see it in action:

http://shop.photo4me.com/485824/acrylic

Enjoy
Jon & Mike

Linking an image in your portfolio to a Facebook page/group

Photo4me allows you to choose an image from your portfolio and share it on social media easily with a link back to your portfolio. This is relatively straightforward to do in a few simple steps. 

  1. Login to your account and click on your home button and choose portfolio. 
  2. Click on the image you wish to share.
  3. Click on the Facebook (or Twitter or Google+ link) at the bottom of the image.
  4. Login to facebook then at the top left, choose where you wish to share the photo, I chose in a group, then typed in the name of the group and selected it.
  5. You have the option to write something for it and also set privacy if you're sharing to your timeline.
  6. That's it, nice and simple!
  7. For Twitter simply choose that icon, then input your Twitter login details and change the text if you wish to. 
  8. For Google+ it's exactly the same again.

Ratios for the site

As mentioned, here is the new updated ratios.




The number of sizes available is relative to the number of different sizes we offer across all of our products.

So if you take 1:1 has 14 different size selections. There might be 5 sizes in prints, 6 in canvas, 4 in framed prints and 7 in acrylics. But there is duplicates in sizes but after a size is counted, it won't be added again to the total.

When creating your files, anything with 3+ "different sizes avaliable" gives a good spectrum of size options. 1-2 size sizes avaliable really limit the customer in their choice.


Danger Zone means that if possible, keep the ratio below that level because there isn't many products which can be made and sent out and they are not at all popular.


There is a tolerance of 10%. This means that if there is a square picture but off by a couple pixels, it would bring up all the square products that would be within the 10% tolerance. It would bring up all the square and all the products within that boundary.

Model Release -- Official Standing

We have recently taken into account a lot of member feedback and the on going discussion about model releases and pictures taken in public.


We have reached out to solicitors and we have welcoming news.

 

Any photograph, regardless for commercial or private taken in the public or in a public space can be used and sold. If the image were taken in private, such as a studio or in someone’s private living space, a release form would be needed.


If the person whose picture was taken and they were in a public space/area and demanded funds or the removal of said image, would ultimately come down to the photographer’s discretion.

Therefore to summarize,

Pictures of elders, adults and children, etc whose picture was taken in a public space need no model release and are perfectly acceptable to upload and sell. Please be respectful on how they are portrayed, especially children.

Picture taken in someone’s private living area or in a private setting must require a model release.

 

This new policy is effective immediately.

 

Jon & Mike

New for 2015 Mounted framed prints

We are excited to announce we are now offering a Mounted framed print option.

Michael​ is in the process of adding all the different items to the site this afternoon so you should start to see them appearing very soon.

A full product description will be on the site later tomorrow, but for a brief explanation of the product just click the product pop up on the commercial site.




Custom Request - Airplane

Hello to those who are interested. Aviation aircraft custom.


We have had a request from a client who would like to have an image created with the following specifications.

I'll be sending him the list created by you, in the next 24 hours.

"Can you do this print with the aircraft serial number being a VN like the attached picture. (note the dash above the a.)"


For those who are interested, please upload the image to P4M and post in the comments below. Here is the images he's provided to help with visualization.


Cheers,

Mike