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Introducing DigiTUBE

This year DigiLabs Pro hosted it’s first  webinar and virtual tradeshow featuring our new DigiLabs Pro software.  In both cases, the use of video was a vital part of our presentations allowing us to share the incredible features of our software.  The sales & support teams found that sharing the past recordings from these events with  new DigiLabs Pro visitors, as well as current DigiLabs Pro customers, has been quite helpful.

That got us to thinking…  We are proud to introduce DigiTUBEDigiTUBE is our own video tutorial channel where new, current and potential clients can view all of our videos and tutorials.  We have some great videos up now on ordering, uploading and other cool things… Check it out for yourself!

We’ve had a lot of fun creating and coming up with NEW ideas for these tutorials and now we’d love to hear from you!  What type of tutorials would you like to see?  Are the tutorials helpful?  Your feedback is OH SO important to us so share away!  Post your ideas and/or comments in the comments section below.

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Digilabs Tip of the Month

When explaining our Ecommerce Services to potential interested photographers I always say: Seeing is believing! And it is… Digilabs Web Services speak for themselves.  We like to call it the Digilabs Difference because Photographers coming from the other guys always rant & rave about the simplicity & customization features!  But just like learning anything new, the better you understand it the better it becomes & that’s why I’d like to introduce Digilabs’ monthly segment TIP OF THE MONTH.  Tip of the month will help Photographers working with our service get a more custom & unique look!

So now, without further ado, let’s discuss the exciting & wild world of  Custom Image Sizing!

When setting up the overall look & feel of Digilabs web galleries you have the ability to control the sizing for the cover image, thumbnail image & zoom image to create your own custom look. And here is HOW:

web gallery image 1

Copyright Ben Chrisman Photography

Go into your Digilabs software & click on Preferences in the top lefthand margin.  Select from the drop down options Image Settings.  This will open a window & you’ll notice web gallery image size on the right with 3 boxes.  This is what controls your image sizing in your galleries.  You’ll notice default it will be set 140 pixels for thumbnail image size, 432 pixels for large image size, & 270 pixels for cover image size where 72 pixels equals 1 inch.  This is the point where you’ll have to let your creative juices flow because you’ll want to decide HOW you want YOUR galleries to look.  I suggest increasing your sizing to 200 pixels for your thumbnails & 500 pixels for your cover & large image settings.  Above you can see an example of Ben Chrisman’s sizing.  His thumbnails are nice & large without being TOO big allowing maximum view per page on any sized monitor.  Keep in mind, bigger is not always better becasue your customers are probably not working on 32 inch monitors & you don’t want to limit the overall viewing experience.

Once you enter in your sizing press OK & if the software prompts you allow the software to re-import all images for the correct sizing.  Once that is complete you will then need to upload your gallery to see your changes.  If you are not happy with the sizing or would like to make further changes you can then edit, reload & reupload until you find the best fit.

These changes will only apply as defualt settings for THIS gallery & all galleries uploaded in the future but not past galleries.  You will have to make these changes manually.

But if you need ANY help let us know. You can contact technical support at (866)344-4522 ext. 1 OR support@digilabs.biz.  Wanna see more examples of Custom Gallery Image Sizing?  Click HERE & visit some our favorite photographer’s sample galleries!

Have fun!

Kate

Kate Fayram

kate@digi-labs.net

(866)344-4522 ext 127

 

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