We are pleased to announce a much requested feature, entire event and gallery downloads.

Your clients can now download all the images in an event or in a gallery. The download can either be free or paid.

To set free downloads, open the Event level sharing section in the event's settings page, and move the downloads slider to the unlimited setting.

To set up paid downloads, click on the Downloads tab in your pricelist and add a price to either the Complete event download or Complete gallery download products shown. 

In either case, the download will be accessed from the new Downloads menu link that will appear in the event's nav bar.

If a client is downloading a Free download, the user will be prompted to enter in their email address and then a zip file will be created and downloaded automatically.

If a client is downloading a Paid download, the download will be added to the user's cart. Once the order is placed, you will have the opportunity to re-upload retouched versions and then "release the downloads" when you are ready to fulfill the order.

While you can offer both free and paid downloads in a single event, it may be preferable to choose one or the other so as not to confuse your customer. If you do choose to offer both, it is recommended that the free downloads be offered at a lower resolution that the paid ones.

If your images are watermarked, free downloads will include the watermark, unless you set the download resolution to the Original setting, in which case we will deliver the image without a watermark.


It is important for photographers to have the flexibility they need to sell the way they want to. With that in mind, Proofpix strives to deliver solutions that can keep up with photographers’ demands while remaining easy-to-use both for them and for their clients.

Recently we were asked to accommodate a type of bulk discount that we had not envisioned of previously. A photographer who shoots high-volume school photography and does his own print fulfillment explained that he sells and prices his work as follows:

He creates 10 different layouts from a single 8x10 sheet which results in 10 different per-pose packages:

Package A

1 - 8x10

Package B

2 - 5x7

Package C

4 - 4x5

Package D
8 - Wallets

And so on…

He sells the first sheet, regardless of the layout, for $20 and any additional sheet for $18.

While we offered per-pose packages which inherently include discounts and we offered percentage-based bulk discounts which would give the buyer a discount for the matching items in their cart, we could not find a way to accommodate this “stepped” approach to discounted his items. So we built it!

We have added four massive improvements:

  1. You may apply bulk discounts to a category of products, such as Photo Prints

  2. You may specify the range when a particular discount be given (between 1 and 1 products no discount is given. Between 2 and 5 products, a 10% discount applies, and a 15% discount applies with 6 or more items)

  3. You can also specify if the discount applies to all the items in the cart or just to the items in the range

  4. You can choose between percentage or finite money amount discounts

Our new calendar widget allows you to view your upcoming photo sessions and appointments so you can manage your time and team more effectively.

Customers can book photo session appointments through your custom forms if you add a scheduler component to them. You can set up the scheduler to auto-confirm appointments or you can confirm appointments manually. When an appointment is submitted, you receive an email that allows you to confirm the appointment and add it to your Outlook or iCalendar with just a single click. Or if you prefer, you can confirm appointments using the new calendar widget in the admin control panel. Once an appointment is confirmed, your client will receive a confirmation via email.

We have also added custom appointment reminder emails so your clients automatically receive email reminders about their upcoming appointments. Your clients will be able to:
  • Add the appointment to their favorite calendar
  • Cancel or request to re-schedule appointments with just a click

You can configure a tailored message and choose the number of days prior to the appointment that the email reminder will be sent.

Hope you enjoy the new features! Please let us know how we can make running your photography business more efficient.

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You can now attach custom tags to your customers to easily segment them for quick searching and filtering.

This is especially handy, when you want to send a mass email campaign to a specific segment of your customers. Let's assume that you want to drum up some business from customers that you have not heard from in a while. Simply create an email campaign, and then filter the list of recipients by selecting the tags from events that were shot over a year ago. In just a few of clicks, you have narrowed down your list to the required audience, which will help make your campaigns more successful, and by extension, your photo business more profitable.

Check out this quick video introduction to customer tags below.

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Photo credit: Milkos

Nobody really likes dealing with the legal side of business transactions because they can be costly, hard to understand and let's face it, not much fun at all!

Professional photographers should always protect themselves from liability with a signed, written contract. Not only do contracts clearly set the expectations for the photographer and their clients, they also establish grounds for recourse should either party not fulfill their end of the agreement, making it much easier to pursue satisfaction in a court of law.

Contracts also have the advantage of setting one's clients at ease. A clearly laid out contract actually helps reduce stress and will be one less thing to worry about on the big day!

A good photography contract usually includes but is not limited to:

  • Customers name and contact information (both bride & groom or mother & father if possible)
  • Date & time of the event and a list of all the locations being used (perhaps list the time expected and the number of photographers being used at each one)
  • A detailed description of the services and pre-purchased products or packages to be supplied
  • A breakdown of fees including deposit and payment schedule and the type of payments you accept
  • Detailed description of usage rights
  • Model release
  • Legal jurisdiction (where will disputes be solved)
  • Signatures of all parties involved
We are pleased to announce that all paid Proofpix accounts now include digital contracts that can be signed on any device with either a mouse or with your finger on a mobile device. 

Our digital contracts can be saved as templates so you can re-use them over and over again with little fuss.

Contracts are easily emailed and follow-up emails are automatically sent to all parties whenever a signature is received so everyone is always aware of current status.

Once all signatures are received, the final pdf document is downloadable and encrypted with a digital signature so we can be sure that the copy any party possesses has not been altered.

We will be adding some common contract templates that our clients are free to use and tailor to their needs.

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