Zenfolio Abstract Photo Gallery | Features / Shopping

Zenfolio Gallery Collector Account
You have the option to create a Collector Account allowing you to save Favorites Sets and/or shopping information. Favorites sets are sets of images you can share and manage. The shopping cart as any normal ecommerce cart saves your items you are thinking of purchasing, but more importantly at Zenfolio it ALSO saves all your options for custom framing, matting, product cropping, greeting card custom text creation etc. etc.

Zenfolio Gallery Shopping Process - online custom framing etc.
The way the Zenfolio shopping process works is that you place an image in the cart and then select the detailed options for that image. Prints have paper types, custom framing, cards may have custom text or designs. You may select custom cropping for an image. All these options appear AFTER you place an image in the shopping cart. Being able to retain this information and customization for any number of images is itself a reason to create a login account.

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Zenfolio Gallery Favorites Sets
The Zenfolio online gallery offers a tremendous feature set to make finding images easy and most importantly giving you the opportunity to compare images you like and think about them before you make any commitments to purchase anything. You can create sets of images called Favorites Sets and send them to me or anyone else to edit them collaboratively - before you even select any print product and before you touch the 'shopping cart' at all.

Print Products offered for Purchase at C Ribet Zenfolio Gallery
Once you have selected one or more images to print, you can decide from a wide variety of print options for them. I have made available for open edition prints now:

Zenfolio Abstract Photo Gallery Features | Your Collector Account

You can maintain your own Collector / User Account at the Zenfolio C Ribet Gallery

I admit that this is another dreaded login and password pair to remember, but what you gain by doing it is the ability to create persistent sets of images from all over the entire gallery site as Favorites Sets which you can then share with me directly and collaboratively or with anyone else to view, edit, add to, remove from and manage collaboratively (or as a readme only style image set). 

Zenfolio Abstract Photo Gallery Features | Favorites - Sets of Images

C Ribet Zenfolio Gallery Favorites Image Sets
Zenfolio Favorties Sets are sets of images you can create which allow you to share sets of selected images with others (or me, the artist) - or you can just use the sets as your own organization tool. These Favorites Sets are not the same as products in the shopping cart. …

Zenfolio Abstract Photo Gallery | How to buy from Artist C Ribet

Zenfolio Abstract Photo Gallery | How to buy from Artist C Ribet

GalleryCalifornia.com showcases the artwork of C Ribet with a new focus on open editions - available through a new online art gallery at Zenfolio.com for C Ribet artwork newly available in a wide variety of print products previously inaccessible. This site (GalleryCalifornia.com) is a plain vanilla website with no ecommerce capability - all of that is now done through the Zenfolio gallery. The purchase process take place through Zenfolio, but the presentation is mixed between this - the GalleryCalifornia.com website - and the Zenfolio pages linked to and displayed live and accessible here.

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C Ribet Zenfolio Gallery is an Image Driven

The Zenfolio Gallery is an image driven online gallery. This is ideal for me, because what I create are images, and I organize and manage them as images on the computer. The final physical art piece created can be anything involving the images. This aspect of Zenfolio is part of what enables the amazing features of the Zenfolio Gallery website (like the ability to create Favorites Sets

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The most simple opportunity to begin the process of thinking of purchasing an item can start at the details page for any image (you can also purchase from Favorites Sets) or from Gallery thumbnail sets or Collection thumbnail sets.

For example, in the Porthos the Bulldog Gallery where Porthos has his vanity pictures you can click the 'Select Photos' button:

Porthos the Bulldog Gallery

Which then allows you to select any number of photos in the gallery all at one time. …

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The single image details page (with thumbnail gallery browser) is the most likeliy location from which you will select an image to add to a Favorites Set or which you wish to purchase as a print, canvas print, etc.

The Image details page for a portrait of Porthos:

Porthos the Bulldog Detail Page

If you hover over the 'Buy' button you will find that it is not really a 'Buy' button, but it gives you the option to save the image to the 'SELECTED FOR PURCHASE' Favorites Set as well as purchase options. …

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We are going to purchase a Framed Print of Porthos using the online custom framing tool.

The easiest way is to select the print we want from the 'Featured Products' list on the lower right of the image details page:

Porthos the Bulldog Detail Page

This is the easiest way to select a product, but you can also choose to select a product from a complete product list by using the 'Select Product' menu item in one of the 'Buy' menu pulldowns: 

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The 'Select Product' menu item of a 'Buy' menu will give you a screen like this one (which may show products which are unavailable for the photograph you are looking at) - selecting from the Featured Products list will only show products that are compatible. …

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Add to Cart Unveils Numerous New Options - including custom framing where it applies

Clicking the 'Add to Cart' button gives us the option to 'Preview and Configure' which allows us to perform actions such as our own cropping, custom framing and matting with the online framing tool, customization of greeting cards etc.

We will hit 'Preview and Configure':

Conformation and Preview Ask

We come to the most powerful (and most confusing) page in the configuration process where we can select from a wide variety of options as well as crop and adjust the image if we choose:

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The Online Custom Framing Tool

There is no requirement to order framing online, as you can always simply purchase a print and arrange framing yourself. Indeed, the online tool for custom framing and matting may seem complex, but it sure can be easier than finding a reputable (and affordable) framing shop, bringing your print to the shop, and going through the process in reality instead of virtually. Using the online framing tool gives a huge cost savings over framing with a brick and mortar frame shop of similar quality. …


Zenfolio Abstract Photo Gallery | How to buy from Artist C Ribet | Print Products

Zenfolio Abstract Photo Gallery | How to buy from artist C Ribet | Photo Prints

IMPORTANT - CROPPING OF PHOTO PAPER PRINTS

Prints on photo papers are printed edge to edge (no white border around the image) UNLESS you adjust the image size and position on the paper using the configuration tool when you place the photo print in your shopping cart. Details on how to use the Zenfolio cropping and configuration tool for photo papers are explained on the page about cropping images for prints on photo papers and details about how the process works on Fine Art Papers are explained on the page about

Zenfolio Abstract Photo Gallery | How to buy from artist C Ribet | Fine Art Prints

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C Ribet Fine Art open edition prints available from Zenfolio are printed on heavy weight fine art papers. Please note that these papers are to be handled with care as rough treatment and/or physical abrasion (rubbing) of the surface can damage the quality of the printed image more so than some other papers. Obviously, you should instruct your framer to take care with any artwork, but most particularly fine art prints.

Zenfolio Abstract Photo Gallery | How to buy from artist C Ribet | Canvas Gallery Wraps

C Ribet photography is available through the C Ribet Zenfolio Gallery as Gallery Wrapped canvas wall art prints. Most images are available in a standard stretched canvas 1.5 inch gallery wrap. Select images are also available in 2.5 inch (the depth of the wrap) gallery wrap styles. If an image is only listed in the standard 1.5 gallery canvas wrap and you would like in 2.5 inch please let me know via the contact form and/or include it in an

Zenfolio Abstract Photo Gallery | How to buy from artist C Ribet | Metal Prints

C Ribet photography is available through the C Ribet Zenfolio Gallery printed on a brushed aluminum substrate to create metal wall art prints suitable for hanging without framing (similar to Canvas Gallery Wraps) with a unique look and feel. Because of limited sizes currently available for this unique printing method through Zenfolio, not all C Ribet photography has this print method available. …

Zenfolio Abstract Photo Gallery | How to buy from artist C Ribet | Acrylic Prints

C Ribet photography is available as another frameless print product through the C Ribet Zenfolio Gallery as a photograph printed directly onto an acrylic plastic with a white backing on the reverse side of the acyrlic. These like the metal and Gallery Wrap Canvas wall art prints are suitable for hanging without framing. Because of limited sizes currently available for this unique printing method through Zenfolio, not all C Ribet photography has this print method available. …

Zenfolio Abstract Photo Gallery | How to buy from artist C Ribet | Cards

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Most all open edition C Ribet is available in one or more card styles. I try to provide options for flat cars (such as those in the image below) in at least one or two styles and qualities, as well as folding cards. Many card styles let you modify them substantially including where you place the image, how you crop the iimage, the text for the front, back and insides etc.


How to buy from artist C Ribet | How to Crop or Position Images for Printing

How to buy from artist C Ribet | Crop or Position Images for Printing | Fine Art Papers

Fine Art Prints print on a sheet of paper larger than the printed image dimensions.
For example, if you order an 8x10 Fine Art Print and the image exactly fills the 8x10 positioning area in the configuration tool, you will receive a print on a sheet of paper larger than 8x10. This is true for all Fine Art Prints because of the nature of the print process and to allow for proper framing and matting of the Fine Art Print. You may wish to specifically configure the image to add extra white space around the image for Fine Art Prints. The examples and discussions here show this method.

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It took me a while to understand the way the Zenfolio system works for positioning the photographic image on the paper during the order process for a print (the configuration dialog screen is used to adjust image position for any print process, Canvas Gallery Wrap, Fine Art Print, etc.). …

How to buy from Artist C Ribet | Crop or Position Images for Printing | Photo Papers

Jump to a page on photo printing:

How to buy from artist C Ribet | Using the Configuration Tool for Photo Prints

If you want to ensure that you print the entire image you see on screen (within a small margin of loss for the photo printing and paper cutting process), there are effectively three possible situations you will encounter for photographic prints on photo papers when using the Zenfolio configuration tool.

Case 1, Case 2: You may have an image of exactly the dimensions of the 'Product' or 'Featured Product'. …

How to buy from artist C Ribet | Edge to Edge Printing a Full Image

The first and simplest situation is where the image aspect ratio exactly matches that of the 'Product' (the Zenfolio term for anything physical in our case with prints). This image will by default be printed as a photo print with no white space. We will pick a lioness for the example. This image happens to be exactly 8x10 aspect ration (8x10, 16x20 etc):

We click on the 8x10 Print link in the 'Featured Products' list to get the confirmation screen of the product from the full product list (you may or may not see this screen depending upon Zenfolio's configuration as it is redundant):

How to buy from artist C Ribet | Adding white space around a Full Image

The second case and second simplest situation is where the image aspect ratio exactly matches that of the 'Product' (the Zenfolio term for anything physical in our case with prints) and we want to manually configure the image on the paper such that we will get a photo print with a white border instead of the default edge to edge printing. We will use the same lioness. We will configure the to be printed as a photo print with white space we manually define ourselves:

How to buy from artist C Ribet | Mandatory white space with a Full Image

This situation comes up when there is an image of an aspect ratio that does not match any available print size, and we also do NOT want to print the image cropped but want to see the full image in its entirety.

For this example we will use an odd sized Dewscape / Mizzlescape in the Abstract Landscapes collection:

From the above details page, we click on 10x20 Print to create a 10x20 photo paper print of the image. …

How to buy from artist C Ribet | Elective cropping to a Partial Image

The fourth case is where we want to manually configure the image on the paper to crop it (effectively zooming in on part of the image) such that we will get a photo print without a white border but showing only a partial image with edge to edge printing. We will use the same lioness. We will configure the to be printed as a photo print without white space and a specific cropping we manually define ourselves. …

Fine Art Prints and prints on photo papers are prepared differently by the printer. Fine Art Prints are printed on papers LARGER than the image area on the paper and they are not cut or physically cropped down. Your Fine Art Print will be the image of the dimensions you have configured on screen on a sheet of paper larger than those dimensions. For safety, you may want to add whitespace yourself, but it is not required.

In contrast, prints on photo papers are presesented with NO WHITE SPACE around the image UNLESS YOU SPECIFY WHITE SPACE  yourself using the configuration tool. This is easy to do, but you may or may not want to do it for any given image depending upon how you intend to frame the photo print.

All open edition Fine Art Prints of C Ribet printed at Zenfolio are printed on papers which are some of the same which I use for printing limited editions. These open edition C Ribet Fine Art Prints are prints made by one the highest quality print services and are printed on the best Fine Art Papers of Hahnemuhle (German Etching Board 310) and as such are never printed edge to edge. …

C Ribet Fine Art Coupon and Promotional Codes

C Ribet Fine Art Coupon Codes and C Ribet Zenfolio Art Gallery Fine Art Codes & Deals

Stop by the C Ribet Zenfolio art gallery coupon and promo code page for fine art discount codes and specials on C Ribet fine art with ecoupons discount codes and special packages of artwork presented at discounts. Enter your coupons at the shipping confirmation page during the checkout process at the gallery.


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