Create a free downloadable photo gallery for your clients

Thanks to the possibility you have to create a photo gallery for your customers to download for free in your private customer area, the bride and groom of the last wedding you attended, the directors of a congress or the members of the last marathon in your town, will be able to offer their guests/attendees the possibility to download the photos of the event for free (after payment of your customers, of course).

That’s why today we want you to discover how you can create a photo gallery to download (for free) in your private area and how your customers will be able to access these images easily.

“Learn how to create a downloadable photo gallery and offer a much more complete and quality service to your clients.”

What kind of customers is the free downloadable photo gallery useful for?

The truth is that the client area is one of the most versatile and productive business solutions that your photography business can have.

Here your customers will be able to perform a series of actions comfortably from any place, time and device, such as: view, select, download photos, buy digital downloads or prints in professional formats (Arcadina Labs) and also offer to the people they choose, the free download of a series of images that they choose previously.

Within your private customer area, you can create several types of galleries with different purposes depending on the needs of each of your customers.

In today’s article, we are going to focus on downloading images and more specifically on creating a free downloadable photo gallery for your website’s private customer area.


Here are all the types of private galleries you can create in your client area.

>> Arcadina / private customer area

“Create private galleries with free download option, in your private client area to further monetize your photo shoots.”

Sessions in which you will be able to create a photo gallery to download free of charge

This very specific free image download service is ideal for large social events such as weddings, baptisms or communions where the hosts have already paid for your photographic service and want to offer their guests the possibility to download certain images of the wedding.

It is also perfect for corporate events such as conventions, product launches and all kinds of events where managers want to spread the photos of this great event with the attendees.

But the truth is that this type of photo gallery to download for free, serves for almost any type of report.

If you are a sports photographer and you have to cover a race or a match, this kind of gallery will also be very useful in your client area.

If you are a photographer who has to cover a college party or a graduation ceremony, you are also going to be able to use this type of download gallery.

Or even if you are a nature photographer and you organize field trips with your students, this image gallery with free download will be ideal to share the photos of that day with them.

Learn how to create a free downloadable photo gallery

The process to create a photo gallery to download (free) is very simple, you just have to go to the management panel of your website and in the top menu click on customer area / albums / new.

In this section you will be able to create different types of galleries that your clients will be able to consult and download from their private client area.


As you can see, you only have to fill in the fields:

  • Name.
  • Superior (customer area).
  • Type: photo.
  • Mode: download.
  • Type of client.

And upload the corresponding photos.

To make this process even easier for you, here is an explanatory video.

>> Videotutorial: create a photo download gallery in your client area

Steps to download a free photo gallery

The process of accessing and downloading a series of images for free from the private area of your photography website will be a very intuitive procedure for your customers. Even so, we are going to explain it step by step.

  1. Access to the customer area (with key and password).
  2. Locate the image gallery with free download.
  3. Click on the download button (of the whole gallery or of 1 single photo).
  4. Fill in a short form (optional).
  5. Automatically download the rest of the images.

When it is located in the photo gallery for free download, as we have indicated in step 3, your client will have 2 options to choose from:

  • Download the photos individually (if you are not interested in all the images in the gallery).
  • Or download all the photos available in this gallery at once.


Below, we will explain each of these options separately so that you don’t have any doubts.

Download first image in a free download gallery

When you click with the mouse on the icon to download a photo, a new screen will appear where you will have to enter a series of data (name, email and comment), select the legal notice and press the “Confirm” button.


These fields that appear, you can customize them from the management panel of your website.

  • You can ask your client for as much information as possible: Name, NIF, Address, etc.
  • You can ask them to provide you with (for example) only their Name and Email.
  • Or even, if you already have their data from other occasions, you can skip this step and make the download direct.

An important fact is that this data will only be requested for the download of the first photo (the rest of the images can be downloaded without having to go through this process).

Then, you will receive an email (both you and the client) with all the information about the download. This way, you will be able to keep a detailed control of all the processes that your customers perform in their private galleries.

You will receive all the information in the email provided at the time of your registration in Arcadina. While your client will receive all the data to the email indicated in the previous form.

Download the rest of the images of the photo gallery

To download the rest of the images in this gallery, the process will be almost automatic, since the step where the information is requested will be skipped.

Download complete photo gallery for free download


As in the download process of the first image, the form will appear to collect all the information.

Once the data is confirmed (by pressing the “confirm” button).

All you have to do is go to the email, which you will have received in your email automatically with all the data and click on the link to start the free download of all the images in the gallery.

>> Example of free photo download gallery

So that you don’t have any doubts, here we leave you an article of our help.

>> Arcadina Help / user guide / download free images

Photo gallery to download for free also from mobile phones


So that you can offer a service to your customers fully adapted to new technologies, you will also be able to have this option in the mobile version of your photography website. So that your customers can download their photos whenever they want and from wherever they want (Android/iPhone or PC/Mac). Don’t you think it’s interesting?

What are you waiting for to create a photo gallery to download for free?

So now you know, if what you want is to revalue your services as a photographer and make life easier for your clients. Create a free downloadable photo gallery of your crowd sessions in your private client area.

If you still haven’t taken full advantage of your private client area, here is a compilation of several articles.

>> Arcadina Help / private customer area

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Today we want to share with you the opinion of photographer and friend Víctor to Pepe Fotógrafos.

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Before we say goodbye until the next tip, we want to ask you a question: did you already know that you could create a photo gallery to download for free in your client area or did you just find out about it? We’ll read you in the comments.

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