To help save time, Pixieset has a great feature within Client Gallery called Collection Defaults! Collection Defaults allow you to pre-configure a number of different Collection settings (Download, Privacy, Store, etc.) and save them as a Default. When creating a new Collection, you can simply select from your Custom Defaults to automatically have the settings you've set up applied.
You are also able to create multiple Collection Defaults within your account! If you shoot both Wedding and Newborn photography, you can easily create different Collection Defaults to accommodate the specific settings you would like to offer depending on the client. For example, you may choose to offer Wedding clients the option to complete a Full Gallery Download for free, whereas your Newborn clients may be required to purchase a Package from your Store.
1. Creating and naming a new Collection Default
To start, head to your Client Gallery Dashboard > Settings > Defaults and select the New Default button.
From there, simply enter your preferred Collection Default Name and then click the Create button.
2. Configure your Collection Default settings
Next, you'll see 6 different categories on the left-hand side that each provides a number of different options to configure your Collection Default settings!
Collection Settings: Collection Settings refer to general aspects of the Collection, including pre-creating Category Tags, customizing Photo Set names, setting a Default Watermark, and enabling Email Registration. You can also choose to add Gallery Assist, include Social Sharing Buttons, set up an Auto Expiry Reminder Email, and even select a default Language.
Design: The Design category allows you to select a specific Cover Photo Style or Cover Video Style along with a number of other design options, including Typography, Color, Grid Style, Thumbnail Size, and Navigation Style.
Privacy: Under the Privacy section, you can control whether a Collection Password will be automatically generated and if the collections will be seen or hidden on your Client Gallery Homepage (Show on Homepage).
Download: Download: Within this area, you can manage the , and Video Download options and select which specific resolution sizes are available for each.
Store: Lastly, the Store category allows you to decide if the Pixieset Store is On by default (Store Status) and even select which specific Price Sheet will be assigned to these Collections. Additionally, if an Automatic Fulfillment Price Sheet is selected, you can choose to enable or disable our Personalized Product Preview feature.
3. Apply Default to new Collection
The next time you click the + New Collection button within your Client Gallery Dashboard, you can easily select your preferred Collection Default from the drop-down menu and have the settings you've set up automatically applied!
Can I still make changes to a Collection?
Yes! Once the Collection is created, if you want to change any of the settings, you can simply go into the individual Collection and click on the Settings tab to adjust the settings accordingly.
Can I edit the Collection Default settings?
Absolutely! Please note that if you make any adjustments to the Collection Default settings, the changes would only apply to newly created Collections moving forward.
Can I update the name of the Collection default?
The name of your Collection Default can always be changed. To do so, simply select the Edit/Pencil icon to the right of your current Collection Default name at the top of the page.