(Closed) Can someone PLEASE help me?! What does this mean? I am so confused right now. :(

posted 6 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would probably ask your photographer to explain it to you, and let you know what other brides have done in the past (where to print pictures, etc).

Post # 4
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Helper bee

If you’re able to download the pictures at full resolution and he says you will have printing rights, ask him to write that you have printing rights in your contract.  You should be able to go anywhere to print them and prove that you have the rights with the contract.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’m confused by his clarification as well but the contract seems to say that you will be able to download the high resolution images to your computer, which to me means you can print them anywhere.  I would be worried about having them on a computer though in case of a crash.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

This isn’t the normal way to do things for sure. Most web galleries at least that I have used do not let you upload the full resolution to them, meaning you couldn’t print very big images. Normally they give you the CD with the photos or you pay extra to get the CD. I would ask if you can get a CD, trust me you won’t want to have to download all your wedding photos one by one!

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Ask him if you can get a copy on a CD.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Sorry double post!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It may be a way to force you to order prints directly from the online gallery?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Make sure you get a free CD in the contract AND clarify if you are going to be able to download all pictures, or just be able to send a picture straight to your printer to print from his website.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hmm…I would just verify that the image quality will be there if you opt to enlarge a photo…

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Unmarked negatives usually mean they aren’t edited. At least that’s what it sounds like to me! And optimized to an 8×10 sounds to me like he is just trying to get you to buy prints. It takes the same amount of time to put full-resolution pics on a CD as the 8×10 sizes. It sounds gimmicky personally. I would ask him why you can’t get the CD with the full-resolution?

Post # 13
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Newbee

Unmarked to me would mean unwatermarked, not un-edited.

The explanation on the website means that you will recieve digital copies of all the photos and that you can thent take those photos to a professional lab yourself and get them printed there because you will have a note explaining that you have the right to do so signed by the photographer.

If you order through his online web gallery, I’m sure you would have to pay him for those photos, but because you will have the files, there is no reason to do that.  You can just send them straight to a lab.

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