Gallery Options. When talking with clients, I get asked how the client galleries work and what options I offer to my customers. There are a couple options to choose from.
Open Gallery: No password, anyone can order downloads or prints. This type works best for special events, sporting events, and events I just happen to be at taking pictures and making available to the general public.
Visible Gallery: This tends to work best for sharing with friends and family, they can find your page easily, but you have to provide them the password to have access to the full gallery and to order prints/downloads.
Hidden Gallery: Only you have the link and the password. You can still share it with anyone, but it is not publicly visible on the site.
Each gallery type provides options to my customers and how they want their pictures delivered to them. The included package downloads come via a one-time use coupon code that will discount the digital downloads by the appropriate package amount. Example: 5 digital downloads are $100, so the coupon code would apply a $100 credit towards those downloads. This allows you to share the gallery with friends and family, and you can take your time trying to narrow down which pictures you want to download or print. -Chris