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#1 2015-02-15 07:05:28

DigitalOxygen.ca
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Downloading All Images at Once

I often allow downloading of small versions of client photos via Gallery.  Clients often want to download all of them and find it painstaking to download a single image at a time.

What is best way to download all images from a gallery at once?  If there is no existing simple way to do this can a "Download All" feature be added?

A while back I started writing my own code to create a .zip of all the images in the photos-for-download folder of the gallery and used PHPlugins to add a Download All button to the top of the gallery but (if / when I finish it) it likely won't be as elegant as a built-in solution.


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#2 2015-02-15 10:23:24

rod barbee
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Re: Downloading All Images at Once

Simplest way may be to just export the images from Lighttroom and zip them into a folder. Put that zipped folder in the gallery's folder and provide a simple text link.


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#3 2015-02-15 11:40:36

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Re: Downloading All Images at Once

True, that is a relatively simple way but requires a bunch of extra steps and means I have to re-export, re-create the .zip, and re-upload each time I update a photo in the gallery.  Looking for something a little more automated.

The code I started putting together will zip everything in the photos-for-download with some checks ahead of time to see if the .zip already exists and if so whether photos-for-download has been modified since the last .zip was created.

I could try to find time to revisit that and see what is left to be coded / tested but thought I'd see if there was some existing functionality I missed or perhaps if CE4 brought a new feature for this (I'm still on CE3).


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#4 2015-02-15 16:13:31

Matthew
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Re: Downloading All Images at Once

There is no existing functionality.


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#5 2017-02-08 09:56:33

DigitalOxygen.ca
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Re: Downloading All Images at Once

Is there functionality for this in Backlight? Perhaps with the Cart or Client Response Add Ons?

Maybe even an option to add all images to the cart as digital downloads and rely on the normal functionality from there?


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#6 2017-02-08 10:19:31

rod barbee
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Re: Downloading All Images at Once

No, that functionality does not exist in Backlight.


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#7 2017-02-08 11:10:07

DigitalOxygen.ca
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Re: Downloading All Images at Once

I thought I remember reading somewhere about an "add all" option for cart.  Does that portion exist?


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#8 2017-02-08 11:23:44

rod barbee
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Re: Downloading All Images at Once

That was probably the option to check all/check none in a Client Response album. That has nothing to do with downloads though, it's for feedback


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