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: 

Porthos the Bulldog Buy A

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. …


© C Ribet 2013