Once you've accessed your gallery of images from your wedding day, you'll want to download them to use as you wish, including viewing your images offline, sharing them on social media, printing images whenever you wish and saving your wedding pictures for the longer term. Your gallery will have been set up to allow you to download all your photos together in both full resolution (best quality, suitable for printing) and web-size (2048 pixels on longest side for viewing on screens). You can also download your pictures individually as web-sized images.
How do I download all my images together?
You can bulk download your images all together, by section or by favourites list. As well as downloading you photos to your digital device, it's also possible to download your photos to Dropbox or Google Photos directly from within your gallery.
Each time you download your pictures you'll be offered the choice of downloading them as full resolution images (best quality, suitable for printing) or as web-sized images (2048 pixels on longest side for viewing on screens). Just select the appropriate options in the download dialogue. Watch the short video below to see how to download all of your images or specific sets of images.
Gallery Download Tutorial
Click on Play button to see how to download images from the gallery.
The file size of your full resolution images can be quite large, so your photos will download in a compressed 'zip' format to speed up the download. Depending on your device's operating system, just click on the downloaded folder to unzip it and access your photos. If your device's operating system doesn't have an inbuilt unzip utlity you'll need to download and install one from the Internet.
How do I download images individually?
To download any image from your gallery, simply tap on the image you want to download (hover cursor over or click on image if using laptop or desktop) and look for the download icon (downwards arrow). Tap on or click the download icon to download your image. The first time you download an image, you'll be asked to enter your email address and the 4-digit PIN you'll have received when you were sent your gallery link. Then just follow the instructions to download the selected image to your device. You won't need to do this for subsequent downloads.
Note: Images downloaded individually will be downloaded as web-sized images (2048 pixels on longest side for viewing on screens). They are not suitable for making large prints.
How should I store photos longer term?
Once you've downloaded your images or received them on a USB drive, you'll want to think about how to preserve them for you and your family to enjoy for generations to come. Best practice for achieving this is to keep multiple copies of each image stored in multiple different ways and in multiple different places and then to refresh them from time to time as technology changes. Different methods to consider using might include storing your photos electronically on your computer or mobile device, on a local backup drive, in the cloud on a service such as iCloud, Google Drive, DropBox or similar and in hard copy paper form as prints or in an album.
And don't forget, sharing your photos with friends and family can also help to reduce the risk of losing you photos in the future!