Oh, man friends!! OH MAN!!!! I’ve been keeping a secret for nearly three weeks now! If you ask my husband, I’m terrible at keeping secrets. But today… TODAY I can finally spill the beans, and I’m so excited!!
PASS PLUS IS HERE!!!
What feels like many moons ago, I started sharing photos with my clients through PASS, an online gallery. It was the first of its kind, offered technology that was only dreamed of before, and was a trailblazer for other digital galleries. PASS has shaped the way photographers deliver images to their clients.
My first galleries were uploaded the spring of 2013, officially marking the end of mailing out discs to clients. I loved that with a simple click, my clients had their photos in their hands. Literally. Photos could be viewed on computers, phones, tablets, anywhere there was internet. It was incredible! And clients absolutely loved their photos being delivered this way.
In four years, technology has shifted a tad bit, leaving the masterminds of PASS asking themselves, “How can we make this better?”
Well, friends…I’m so excited to share that better is here!! PASS Plus, while still in Beta, is slowly being leaked to users, and you’re going to be blown away by what you’re able to do!
LOREN’S FAVORITE FEATURES OF PASS PLUS
PASS heard the desires of its users and implemented the long wishlist of features. I’m excited to share some of my favorite new features of PASS Plus!
PASS Plus is web hosted!
Yes, yes, you read that right!!! This will be the first feature you’re going to notice. Also, I bet it’s the first one you fall in love with! If you’re wondering what this means, it means AWESOMESAUCE!! Gone are the days of the desktop app. We log in to our accounts via a website link and start uploading right from our internet browsers.
The Portfolio Link!
This feature I think makes me the happiest!!! PASS Plus users now have the ability to share all of our galleries directly from one link! The possibilities of this feature are endless. Click here to see what I’m talking about!
Upload More than One Gallery at a Time!
SHUT THE FRONT DOOR?! ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?!?! Do you have any idea how this will change my game this wedding season?!?! I have a dozen double header weekends and being able to upload the two galleries at once is going to be INSANELY awesome! And a time saver! It’s a good thing I upload at night, or this could put a damper on my Netflix binge lifestyle!
A New Design
PASS desktop was beautiful. But PASS Plus is a Jennifer Aniston drop-dead gorgeous kind of beautiful!! Somehow the designers of PASS Plus have created a cleaner, more organized, simplistic design that is ever so pleasing to the eye! The tiled gallery is stunning, and probably one of my favorite new features of the redesign! I also love the new menu. Gone are the days of people confused on how to find the other collections! This is going to make our jobs as photographers a tad bit easier! Say hello to fewer emails riddled with questions! (Who am I kidding, we’ll still get questions!! ha!)
BUT..maybe we’ll get fewer questions because now when someone opens the gallery, a popup tutorial is right there that walks the user through the features of the gallery. I adore this feature. It’s so simple that I think my technologically challenged mother could even figure it out. And friends, that’s saying something!
A feature that PASS Desktop was lacking was the inability to add SEO to our galleries. With PASS Plus, we can now add text to our meta description box! I’m excited to see the return benefit of this feature once Brides start sharing their galleries!
Similar to other galleries on the market, PASS Plus users will have the option to allow clients to download high-res files, original file size, or images sized for the web. You can also charge for downloads! See my next point!
I will be the first to admit that I haven’t explored these features to their fullest extent. The little exploring I did do, IPS Photographers are going to love what PASS Plus has to offer! The Store will have more options available than just gift prints, canvases, and cards. There’s also rumors that we will be able to self-fulfill! This is huge! These features will ultimately save photographers money in the long run! But more importantly, there is potential to make more money through selling and providing beautiful product for our clients!
PASS Plus has so much to offer its users! There are countless other features I could talk about. And even more features yet to be released. Think Lightroom exporting straight to your gallery!!! EEEKKKKK!! Quite frankly, we would be here all day if I listed every single feature that I love! PASS Plus is literally that good!
I’m freaking over the moon excited for PASS Plus to come out of BETA! As if you couldn’t tell with the number of exclamation points I have used today!!! While there are still a handful of tweaks that early adopters would like to see made, the future of PASS Plus is astonishing!
If you want access to PASS Plus, click this link and enter your email address, I just know you’re going to LOVE what you see! But also please remember, it is still in BETA, which means it’s not 100% polished yet! You’re just getting special access!!!
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