Photographers use the Image Archive Service to create private client areas, license images, sell royalty free images and/or sell prints at various sizes and price points. The fully searchable Image Archive website is ideal for professional photographers who want to manage private client areas, send custom pricing to clients and who want clients to be able to have their own account administration side where they can manage their own image selections, view order history, view status of quote requests, select images from convenient email based FLASH slideshows and more.
Selling Photography - Selling Art The shopping cart that is part of the image archive service is a robust solution that allows your clients to accumulate items, change quantities, apply shipping and tax information, and pay securely online with PayPal™ credit card processing.
Fashion photographer Akos uses the Image Archive service to display thousands of photographs. His Image Archive is structured with very few folders, which means that every time you access a folder you access a large image count. His thumbnail walls consist of hundreds of thumbnails giving you a quick overview of a large body of work. The enlarge view shows highly detailed images. Ecommerce features are enabled so that anyone can buy the image rights on the spot.
NativeStock, an early adopter of the FolioLink Image Archive service, has established a substantial footprint within their niche market of Native American imagery. The site contains over 23,000 images and each image is highly detailed and keyworded which means that site visitors can effectively search the database and search engines can index the content. The NativeStock library hosts over 700 folders and subfolders. The content is highly organized. Some of the content also makes use of the virtual folder system which allows images in one physical folder to appear in other folders based on certain types of queries without the site administrator uploading the same images. The Nativestock archive hosts a large video stock collection that is also managed by the Image Archive service.
The Reigner Studio Image Archive is run by a husband and wife team to showcase their work. Site visitors can use an online form to inquire about different types of image usage and images are available for sale directly from the site. The number of images is low relative to other archives, but this size of an archive is typical for a gallery or a studio that is not representing many artists.
Jennifer Jackson uses her Image Archive to create an extensive library of over 9,500 images – most of them are fine art photographs. These images can be purchased online at various sizes and are organized through a folder subfolder structure as well as keyworded for searches. Each image has a description giving her archive a distinct footprint in search engines.
ArtBrokers Inc. uses the Image Archive service as an ecommerce storefront to sell prints belonging to a large number of selected artists. Folders are arranged by artist name. All prints are sold as giclees and the site requires site visitor registration. Low resolution files can be downloaded with a watermark by the casual site visitor.
Todd has created an assignment only Image Archive with all private content. He uses his front page to showcase beautiful images of landscapes and seascapes to entice interest, but all content is private and available only with password access.
Rod Mclean uses the Image Archive to drive a stock and prints ecommerce site. He has over 2000 images. He sells prints and offers files that can be purchased for download. He created a front page with a customized logo and a color theme that easily showcases the two main areas of the site.
Keith Barraclough has a stylized Image Archive. He altered the background colors, added a stylized logo, and created an effective slideshow on the front page. He uses the archive for stock imagery and client management.
High Lonesome is setup as an extensive ecommerce site to sell Lloyd Baggs fine art photography. He offers a variety of pricing options per image. Each image is categorized into specific folder areas and keyworded for searches and search engine optimization. Site visitors can browse folders or search by keywords.
The Artful Lens by Hunt Harris is an image archive that contains a variety of folders hosting about 700 images. These images are available as prints and order fulfillment is handled by Harris. The organization of the site benefits from a hierarchy of folders and subfolders which make it easy for people to browse and find content with just a few clicks.
Image Archives are fully searchable database driven websites. Images within archive sites can handle a variety of pricing options, and can be offered both digitally and physically. Digital files can be purchased at various sizes and the Image Archive is able to generate different sizes based on the order.
The Image Archive is a terrific solution for video archives as well as other file types.
The look and feel of an Image Archive website can be customized to a degree by the account holder. Possible customizations include manipulating color and backgrounds, and specifying featured folders, thumbnail sizes and more.
Unlike a Portfolio Website an Image Archive site has an architecture that allows for both searching and browsing of files.