The protection of your work, and of your client’s privacy, is something we value highly at Pixieset. We offer several security features which give you control over how your Collections are viewed and accessed in Pixieset, allowing you to serve a variety of client privacy needs. While you automatically have a Homepage for your work, you can choose to turn this page off, along with whether or not your Collection is shown there, and the privacy settings for each individual gallery.
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Homepage Privacy Options
Turning your Homepage On or Off
Pixieset provides a Homepage from which all of your public Collections can be accessed, allowing visitors to see a selection of your work in one place. We have a complete guide to the Client Gallery Homepage here.
This Homepage is turned On by default. If you do not want a Homepage for your work, this feature can be turned Off at any time in your Client Gallery Dashboard by clicking Settings > Homepage and setting the toggle to Off.
You can add a Homepage Password if you want to have the Homepage turned On but protected by a password. This way, you could share a selection of your work on a single page for easy browsing - and it could only be accessed by people with whom your Homepage Password has been shared.
To add a password to your Pixieset Homepage go to the Client Gallery Dashboard > Settings > Homepage > Homepage Password. From there you will be able to set the password of your choice. Make sure to click Save to save your password.
Collection Privacy Options
To access a Collection’s privacy settings, click the Settings icon > Privacy. From here, you can choose your options for the Collection Password, Show on Homepage, and Client Exclusive Access settings.
If you want anyone with access to the Collection to be able to freely view the images within, you may not need any password in place. That said, some clients may have additional privacy requirements. Setting a Collection Password allows you to put a password in place for the Collection as a whole. Any visitors would need to enter this password before viewing the photos in the gallery. This password is entered in the Guest Access field when visiting the Collection link.
You can read more on adding a password to your Collection here.
Show on Homepage
Your Collections are accessible from your Pixieset Homepage, if it is turned On. You can use the Show on Homepage toggle from your Collection settings to determine if it is displayed on or hidden from your Homepage. This may be helpful for clients who do not wish for their Collection title and thumbnail to be featured on your Homepage.
You can read more on your Homepage options, including setting a Homepage password, here.
Client Exclusive Access
Client Exclusive Access allows you to provide a unique password for your Clients (which is separate from any general Collection Password). This way, people can enter the Collection as Guests or Clients, and Set visibility can be determined based on the password used to enter the collection. You can also allow your client to mark images as private. Only someone who enters this password in the Client Access field when visiting the Collection will have access to those Sets/any photos marked as private. Using these options can be helpful with different types of clients, for example, if the couple for a wedding shoot would rather have some images accessible only by them, and the remainder accessible by any guests visiting the Collection.
When the Client Exclusive Access toggle is turned On, you can add the client password, determine which sets can be accessed only by the clients, and allow the clients to mark photos within the Collection as private:
You can find a complete guide to Client Exclusive Access here.