is different to most on-line
image databases in that
it provides the tools for you to sell your own images on the Internet
than taking a commission for selling your images for you. In
addition lightforsale.com will become the
portal to a
photographers and visitors to the site will be able to search through
all the public images of all the photographers.
To see an example site built around lightforsale.com go
Image Manager was written specifically for lightforsale.com and it
is your link to the on-line database. It gives you complete control
over which of
your images are represented in the database and what
information is assigned to those images. In addition it allows you to
limit access to your images by creating user accounts, create pricing
structures, view orders and even create surveys so that you can gather
feedback from your clients.
panel of the Image Manager allows you to select the images you
want to upload, enter information about those images and upload that
information together with a preview version of each image.
Each image can
be assigned a price structure and several different
pricing structures can be set up.
When several similar images are to be uploaded, details which apply to
all those images can be entered into the template panel.
image has four sets of permissions associated with it 'View User',
'View Group', 'Download User' and 'Download Group'.
If an image is uploaded which has 'guest' user or 'guest' group
permissions then that image will be visible to all visitors of the
lightforsale.com web site, otherwise in order to view the image a
visitor will have to login as a user which is either a member of a
group specified in the group permissions for the image or a user which
is explicitly listed in the 'User' permissions of the image.
There are two versions of each image preview on the server, one with a
copyright message and one without. Those users with permission though
the 'View' permissions will see the copyright version and those with
permissions through the 'Download' permissions will see the preview
without the copyright message.
client places an order that order is e-mailed to the owner of
the images in the order. The order will list each of the images that
were ordered, the size and number of each print required and
any custom options which have been setup by the photographer (such as
borders on the images).
The orders can also be viewed using the lightforsale.com Image Manager.
do not currently have a web site then lightforsale.com can host
a site for you. The site can be anything from a simple web page with
links to your photographs in the database or a complete web site hosted
under your own domain. Lightforsale.com can also offer e-mail accounts.
have an existing website then the dynamic pages of the image
database can be linked to your website with a look and feel to
match your existing pages.