Presentation Mode

What is the Presentation Mode?

The Presentation Mode is a view trimmed to a pure and beautiful presentation of your work. It is perfect for images and videos of weddings, events and other special occasions.

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Where can I activate the Presentation Mode?

In each gallery you will find a tab called Presentation Mode in the Gallery Settings.

To activate Presentation Mode, activate the checkbox next to Start in Presentation Mode at the top.

Your gallery will automatically start in Presentation Mode for all visitors of the link. You can see the Presentation Mode yourself by clicking on the button Client View in the upper right corner. Or you can open the link to the gallery in a new browser window where you are not logged in to your picdrop account.

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When is the best time to use the Presentation Mode?

The Presentation Mode is best suited for sharing your images and videos from weddings, events and all other moments where you need a perfect first impression and an impressive presentation of your work.

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What exactly is different when opening a gallery in presentation mode?

Your gallery is beautifully trimmed in the Presentation Mode.

The range of functions is reduced to the most necessary to avoid distraction from the most important things: your images & videos.

What remains is a pure, beautiful gallery view without annoying sidebar. With an impressive, large header image, larger preview images, horizontal navigation, large gallery title, individually colored image view and so on.

Only the download function is usable if you have enabled it in the Gallery Settings.

a picdrop gallery in presentation mode with a full screen header image
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What are the design settings in the Presentation Mode?

picdrop allows you to customize all the details of your galleries to best suit you and your clients.

With the following settings you can create your personal gallery look:

1. The opener in the Presentation Mode allows you to:

✅ select a font

✅ adjust the position and size of the gallery title

✅ set the brightness for the gallery title

✅ an alternative title for your gallery

✅ a suitable "Open gallery" button

2. for the gallery image overview in the Presentation Mode, you can adjust the following:

✅ the background color of the gallery

✅ the size of the thumbnails

✅ the spacing of the thumbnails

✅ the choice between a round or square look

All buttons in the gallery adjust automatically to your color and font selection.

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How do I change the background color in the Presentation Mode?

You can set the background color for your galleries individually for each gallery. To do this, go to the Gallery Settings and open the Presentation Mode tab.

Screenshot change background colour in presentation mode

First you decide on the brightness - bright or dark.

If you activate the "Dimmed color" option, you can use the button on the left to choose a grey background. Depending on your choice of brightness, this will be a light or a dark grey.

With the slider to the right you can choose a light coloring for your background.

If you don't activate the "Dimmed color", the background of your gallery is simply white or black.

In the small preview below you can directly see the color effect in combination with your images and videos.

At the end you save your desired color at the bottom with the button "Apply Changes".

This way you're sure to find the perfect background that makes your work look best!

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How do I change the header / opener / title in the Presentation Mode?

For each gallery you can customize how the title should look like.

First, you activate a header image for your gallery.

Then open the gallery settings, click on the tab Presentation Mode and activate it.

Then scroll down a bit in the gallery settings and you will find the settings for the opener:

Screenshot gallery settings opener in presentation mode

Here you can

  1. set an alternative title that will be displayed instead of the gallery name - you can also use emojis if you like 🥳

  2. choose the font for the title

  3. choose from three sizes for the title font

  4. choose a bright or a dark font

  5. set the position of the title on the header image

You can see all changes live on the small preview image.

All these functions enable you to find the right look for each and every client - from wedding to interior design shoots.

At the end, don't forget to save your changes by clicking the "Apply Changes" button at the bottom!

A tip: with one click on “Client View” at the top of the gallery, you can immediately see how the gallery will look for your clients when they first open it!

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How do I change the size and spacing of my previews in the Presentation Mode?

For each gallery in Presentation Mode you can choose how the thumbnails of your images and videos should be presented.

Open the gallery settings, click on the tab Presentation Mode and activate it at the top with the respective check mark.

Scroll all the way down and you will find the settings for the image previews:

Screenshot gallery settings image size and spacing in presentation mode

Here you can

  • choose from three different preview sizes (small, medium, large)

  • change the spacing between the previews (small, medium, large)

  • choose square or round corners for your previews and the whole gallery

You can see all changes live in the preview directly above the settings.

At the end, don't forget to save your changes by clicking the "Apply Changes" button at the bottom!

A tip: with a click on Client View at the top of the gallery you can immediately see how the gallery will look like for your clients once they first open it!

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How can I test the Presentation Mode myself as an admin?

After you have activated the Presentation Mode in the Gallery Settings, the gallery looks the same as before. To test the new view, click on "Client View" in the upper right corner. There the gallery will appear exactly as your client will see it when opening the gallery.

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Can my clients still create image selections, comment on images and so on when entering the gallery in presentation mode?

The Presentation Mode is used for pure presentation and download of your pictures.
If you want to give your clients more functions, you can activate the "Allow switch to edit mode" function in your "Gallery Settings".
If this point is active, your clients can switch to the usual mode by clicking a button on the top right corner of their gallery.
Entering the edit mode they will find all the practical functions of picdrop.
All gallery settings you've set will apply here.
With just one click, your clients can return to the presentation mode at any time if they wish to do so.

Screenshot switch presentation mode to edit mode
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How can my clients hide certain images?

You can give your customers the ability to hide individual files in Presentation Mode.

In the gallery settings, please activate the functions "Allow switch to Edit Mode" and "Do not show red flagged files in Presentation Mode".

When visiting the gallery, your customers can now switch from Presentation Mode to Edit Mode by clicking the button at the top. Adding the red color flag to a file in Edit Mode will automatically hide those images Presentation Mode.

If you want, you can change the name of the red color flag, e.g. to "hide", so that it is even clearer for your customers what adding the color flag will do.

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