Organize Your Images
You can also create multiple albums to show different groupings of work. You can also share your images by uploading them to Facebook and sending your recipient a link which allows them to see the images as long as they have Facebook themselves. My personal favorite is Picasa, because it offers great flexibility with how you share and organize your photos and send links.
Navigation Must Be One-Click
However you do it, getting your images online is important, and it must be done in a fast, simple way. A one-click link to all of your images is the best option. Remember also that the picture quality must be good because the clearer the image, the easier it is for the consultant to evaluate your artwork, and, some consultants will actually print the images you send them. This is the new realm of on-demand printing which you will be getting into here.
All consultants will have slightly different ways of working with artwork, but there is a growing popularity in digital files that can be easily printed. Here’s how it works: A client receives an image or a link to an image from the art consultant, and if the client likes it, the consultant can print it out in whatever size the client wants. That means they need a high quality image from the start. Many print on demand sites will tell you exactly what they need in terms of image size and quality, but another way to find out is to go to your local printer and ask if they print on demand. If they don’t, find one that does and is close enough that you can go to them if needed.
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