How to Buy Photos and Products

Zenfolio is an online photo-hosting company utilized by your photographer to display and market their photos.

Through their website, they can offer their photos for sale. They can also offer products on which those photos are printed.

The main tool for ordering photos and products is the Buy button. If selling has been enabled by the photographer, it will be displayed on most gallery pages or displayed over the images in the site.

If the Buy button is not displayed, this means that selling is disabled. In this case, it is best to contact the photographer directly to let them know that you are interested in purchasing the photos.


 

 

How to Buy Products

Click on the link below to navigate to the specific buying topic.
 

Adding Products to the Shopping Cart using the Quick Shop page

Navigate to the photo you would like to purchase, the Quick Shop page will be displayed.

The list of available featured products will be displayed on the right.
Click on the  icon to the right of the desired product to add that product to the cart.
Quick Shop Page Plus sign

You can then proceed to the cart to pay for the order. Click here for more information on paying for orders in the shopping cart.

For products that require multiple images or additional configuration, the product configuration page will be displayed when the  icon is clicked. Choose from the available product options before adding the product to the cart.

To see a list of all available products, click See all products.
Quick Shop Page See All Products




Adding Products to the Shopping Cart from the Shop Page

After clicking See all products, the Shop page will be displayed. It contains all available packages and products.

Click on a Package to start the order for a package or click on a product category to view the list of products in that category.
Shop Page

You can also use the product menu displayed across the top to navigate to a different product category.
Shop Menu

After clicking on a product category, all available products under that category will be displayed.

Check the boxes on the left to limit the products displayed to just the products that match the checked box.
Product Subcategories

Click on the product to start configuring the product. Click here to go directly to the steps for configuring multi-image products and templated products.


 

 

Configuring Single Image Print Products before adding to the Cart

  1. Use the Product Subcategory Menu to quickly switch to a different subcategory.
  2. Click on a different product to switch to a different product in the same subcategory.
  3. Any available product options will be displayed on the right. Here you can change the paper on which the image will be printed. You can also find the option to frame the print in this area.
  4. Click Adjust Crop to adjust the cropping applied to the image. See below for more details on cropping the image.
  5. Click Add when you're ready to add the product to the cart.

Products Details Page



Cropping Single Image Products

  1. Click Center to center the image into the print. Click Rotate the rotate the image.
  2. Optionally, click on one of the color conversion buttons to convert the image to Black and White or Sepia.
  3. Edit the cropping applied to the image by dragging the corners of the orange rectangle.

    Cropper-Animation
     
  4. Click Save to apply the cropping to the image.
Product Details Page Cropper

Please Note: Everything within clear area inside of the orange rectangle will be printed. The shaded area inside of the orange represents the printer bleed area. That bleed area is usually printed but it can sometimes be cropped out.

Critical parts of the image (such as the head of the subject) must be contained within clear area inside of the orange rectangle (and outside of the bleed area).

 

 

Configuring the Multi-Image Products and Templated Products before adding to the Cart

  1. Use the Product Subcategory Menu to quickly switch to a different subcategory.
  2. Click Change design to switch to a different template design.
  3. Click on a different product to switch to a different product in the same subcategory.
  4. Any available product options will be displayed on the right. Here you can change the paper on which the image will be printed. If available, you can also change the number of copies of the product included with each single set.
  5. Click Personalize to customize the product. See below for more details on customizing the product.
Product Page Templated Product
  1. Click on Change Photos to select different images to print on the product. Images from the same gallery will appear on the right side.
  2. Drag and drop the desired photo into the photo placeholder.
  3. Click on the Favorites tab to select images from your Favorites lists.
  4. Click on the page previews at the bottom of the page to edit a different page of the product.
Change Photo
Please Note: Everything inside the red line will be printed, including any whitespace. Critical parts of the image (such as the head of the subject) must be inside the red line. 


Click on Change Options to select from available product options.
Any available product options will be displayed on the right.
Change Options Template Products


Make sure to edit the text that will be printed on the product.
Edit Text Template Products
Once you've finished configuring the product, click Save to go back to the Product Details page.


Click Add to add the product to the cart.
NSE Template Products Add to Cart





Checking out

Once all of the desired items have been added to the cart, proceed with checking out. Click Proceed to Checkout to checkout and pay for the items in the cart.

Please note, items added to the cart when not logged in are only stored for seven days. This means that the order for the items in the cart must be placed before the seven days or the cart will expired and be automatically cleared. The cart can also be cleared if the browser's cookies are cleared.

To save a cart and avoid losing the cart, click on Save Cart to save the cart to an account in your photographer's site. If you've already created an account and you were logged in to the account when items were added to the cart, the cart is automatically saved to the account and will not expire in seven days (in this case, the Save Cart option will not be displayed).

The option is also provided to Share the cart. This allows you to share the cart with your photographer or with someone else. This can also be used to create a backup of the cart.
 

Proceed to Checkout


After clicking Checkout Now, you may be prompted to Register or Login. Registering a new account or logging in to an existing account allows you to store the order details in an account under your photographer's site. This can be used to check on the status of the order as it proceeds. This also allows you to review previous orders.

The option is also provided to Checkout as Guest.

The Register or Login page will not be displayed if you're already logged in to your account when placing the order.
Register or Login


After entering the desired Shipping Address, choose the desired shipping method from the shipping methods displayed. The total will be updated in real time as the shipping method is selected.

Any coupons provided by the photographer can be entered in this page into the COUPON CODE field.
Select Shipping Method Apply Coupon

On the next page, you can enter your desired payment method and complete your order.

Click here for more details on checking out through the cart.

See this guide if you experience any issues with checking out through the cart.