No way! That’s one of the many benefits of QuickShare Photos - no app download needed. All you need is text message! And because this makes it so easy for everyone to use, you’ll get a ton more pictures!
Yes! Simply choose one of our WhatsApp gallery options, give your guests the gallery WhatsApp number (+15414184121) along with your gallery keyword, and you're ready to capture the event from every angle. All the same features you've come to love from QuickShare Photos, while using WhatsApp instead of regular text messaging for gathering photos.
With a hashtag, anybody can view your pictures or add new ones, so there’s a definite lack of control and privacy. Plus, you aren't able to download pictures from Instagram. With QuickShare Photos, you can download your pictures anytime you want. Ultimately, you have complete control of your gallery with QuickShare Photos - the same cannot be said for Instagram!Check out our How It Works!
That depends on what type of gallery you have:
No problemo! You can create a free trial gallery any time - no credit card needed. Then, when you're ready for the real deal, simply upgrade to a paid gallery and choose your custom phone number.
Currently, QuickShare Photos can generate phone numbers for the United States and Canada. However, our WhatsApp galleries can be used worldwide. All galleries can be viewed from anywhere there's an internet connection, though.
Nope! Your pictures are your pictures, so download them as many times as you wish.
Yes indeed! Messages that are texted in with a picture will show up on the picture as a caption. Voilà!You can also search on captions to only see pictures with captions similar to your search criteria. Further, if you choose to download your gallery to your computer, every picture's file name includes its respective caption, which is a great way of organizing and grouping your pictures. On the other hand, you can also turn the caption feature off if you wish.
QuickShare Photos is a private picture gallery built instantly by text messages from you and your event guests. When you create a gallery, you choose your own custom phone number that you share with guests. All pictures and messages texted to your unique phone number show up instantly on your private gallery webpage. Easy peasy!Check out our How It Works!
You have a number of options:
Sure thing! You can delete pictures from your gallery at any time.
Simply provide them with your gallery's webpage link provided in the setup.
Option 1 is to click the 'Download Link' button under the 'Actions' tab of your gallery, which will send you an email with a link to download your entire gallery (as a zip file). Option 2 is to click the 'Download' button under the 'Actions', which will kick off a direct download in you browser.
It sure is! You can send off a text message to everyone who contributed to the gallery, directly from within QuickShare Photos. Just like sending text from your phone - type out your message, and click send!
This allows you to add pictures directly to your gallery from your computer and/or a digital camera. Very useful for when there is no way to send a picture by text message.
This allows you to add contributor/guest phone numbers to your gallery, bypassing the need for contributors to first send a text in order to join your gallery. Especially helpful if you're wanting to use the 'Direct message contributors' feature before any pictures have actually been sent to the gallery. You can also identify contributors by name. Or, contributors can update their own name by texting the gallery phone number with two hashes (##) followed by their name. Example: ##Wayne Campbell Party Animal
If you choose to 'Require Approval' for your gallery pictures, it will require that all pictures be manually approved before being added to the public facing gallery and slide show. To approve a picture, simply click/tap the green check button that shows up when hovering (desktop) or tapping (mobile) the picture. To un-approve a picture that has been previously approved, click/tap the orange 'X' button that shows up when hovering (desktop) or tapping (mobile) the picture.
They sure will! QuickShare will accept any video format that the mobile service providers will allow. However, some providers (such as AT&T) convert texted video to the 3gp format, which is not supported for viewing in most browsers (other than Desktop Safari). Therefore, video is not fully supported for viewing in the gallery and/or slideshow. If you download the video file to your computer, it should play just fine, though.
After you choose the type of gallery you want, you will then be taken to a page where you can search for your own custom gallery phone number by area code. Just enter the area code for which you'd like to search for a custom phone number, and you will be presented with the available options.
There are a couple common reasons for having a keyword:
Each contributor's picture quality depends greatly upon their phone's camera capability. Further, each contributor's mobile phone service provider determines the maximum allowed data size for a text message, which usually ranges from 1-2 MB (but can be less). The mobile service provider will then divide the number of pictures sent in one message by the maximum data amount allowed. Thus, to get the highest quality pictures sent to your gallery, request that only one picture be sent per message, and hope they have a good phone and service provider!
There are two ways to update a guest's name:
Sorting your gallery is super easy! Under your gallery's 'Actions' tab, click the "Rearrange Gallery" button. From there you can drag and drop your pictures to order them exactly as you'd like!
Most likely you have your gallery set to "Require Approval". Therefore, no pictures will show in your public facing gallery or slideshow until you approve them. To approve, from your gallery admin page, hover over the picture and then click the green approve check box. Once approved, they will then show up.
For any of the pictures that get texted into your gallery, the orientation of the picture is set by the sending phone service provider, and QuickShare Photos does not alter the original picture. However, with Premium galleries, a workaround is to download to your computer the picture you want to re-orient, rotate and save it, then upload back to your gallery. Be sure to remove the "old" picture so as not to have duplicates.
Yes indeed! You can add or edit picture captions by clicking the purple pencil icon button that shows when you hover a picture on your gallery admin page. You will then be able to search your gallery by the picture's caption.
Here's what you need at your venue:
Why, certainly! Those with a Pro gallery can add "collaborators" to their gallery, giving them the ability to edit your gallery just as you can. Under the 'Actions' section of your gallery admin page, simply click the "Add Collaborators" button. From there you can add collaborators by their QuickShare Photos email address, and they will be sent an email invitation. If they are not yet signed up, they will be prompted to sign up first.Keep in mind, though, that any collaborators you include will have all the same features and tools that you have for your gallery, so choose wisely. You can also choose to remove collaborators if necessary.
If you hit your gallery's limit, you will simply get a notice on your gallery admin page, allowing you to upgrade immediately. Rest assured, though, that no pictures are lost along the way. We simply hold them for you until the upgrade occurs.
Yes, you can embed your public QuickShare Photos Gallery into your own website using an iFrame, which would require the help of your website administrator. An iFrame will show the contents of your QuickShare Photos Gallery (or slideshow) in real-time within your own site, exactly as it appears on our site. Further, to remove the navigation bar from the gallery or slideshow residing in your iFrame, pass the parameter no_nav=true to the iFrame's source URL. To remove the slideshow controls (left and right arrows) from the slideshow residing in your iFrame, pass the parameter no_controls=true to the iFrame's source URL. Here's an example slideshow URL for displaying a slideshow in an iFrame, without a navigation bar or slideshow controls. (https://dashboard.quickshare.photos/events/Nn21z4h7xGNYEvCojn_PKx/public_slide_show?no_nav=true&no_controls=true)
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