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Set maximum print size for each photo.

I have some shots with my old cameras or some cropped photos and I would like to put them to my photoblog. Thy aren't good for large print size and I can't prevent fotomoto to sell large size prints.

Please Add a "Original size" or "Max Print size" property for photos. then users can set it for each photo from control panel. It will be good for preventing customers to purchases prints larger than minimum of good quality. I think if you get the original size of photos and calculate maximum print quality of them is better than get maximum print size from user.

I think it's necessary feature for selling prints.

Thanks you for great and lovely Fotomoto!
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    Hi Farsad,

    Thanks for your suggestion, but I understand correctly what you're asking for, we already have it! You can change which print sizes are offered on an individual photo basis - for instructions see the "Set individual image options" section of this page in our Support Center.
    http://support.fotomoto.com:/customer...

    I hope that helps, and kind regards,
    Derek
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    Hi Derek.

    Thanks for your answer.

    I thought it was only for set individually price for each photo!
    I tested it. It works only for Premium prints for me!! and doesn't effect on Fine art and Canvas prints. This feature will be good for me If you fix this Issue.
    But I think you should make some change in the control panel of photos. I'm a UI & web designer and couldn't understand it!!! because you put it in the pricing system.
    You should separate it from pricing. My Idea is:
    Change 'Pricing For This Photo' header to 'Pricing and Availability For This Photo' and let user to uncheck the checkboxes in Offered column without forced to select 'This photo is individually priced in the table below.' option.
    and I think changing 'Offered' to 'Availability' is good when you use 'Pricing and Availability For This Photo'.
    But!! This system is good for professional user and there are a lot of photographers that don't know relation between size of the photo and quality of print size. I think It will be good if you make a system that get original image size from photographer and calculate the minimum size for good print quality of it then:
    Automatically prevent customers from buying large size print
    or
    show to customer in frontend a indicator near size options that show quality of each option.
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    Hi Farsad,

    Thank you for your feedback - we do appreciate it. We are currently working on a major redesign of the Dashboard, so look forward to major improvements in the UI coming soon!

    Kind regards,
    Derek
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  • Hi, I will reply elsewhere as well since this topic is a year ago and I don't see the changes referred to in the UI referred to. I don't know if you can help me but my question about original image size and reproduction size and quality has to do with the website I am connected with Fotomoto through, which is Behance.

    Unfortunately they have an upload maximum of 5Gigabytes, which is very limiting. When I go into the dashboard and test out fine art prints or canvas it lets me choose sizes up to 30, 40" or even 60" inches wide. Excuse me for being doubting without seeing the product, but I also now see that you are using a variety of out-sourced print vendors. I don't see how you can interpolate/upscale the image to those kinds of sizes and guarantee fine art quality??? I really need someone at Fotomoto to help me understand how this is being worked out. Thanks.
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    I think you guys need to figure out a way to set maximum print size on individual pictures. I have some pictures that are stitched and have a very high resolution. I also have some that are cropped or have lower image quality. They can't all be printed at the same size. Before the change I was planning on creating additional collections to set which pictures could be printed at which sizes. But if I am reading the plans correctly, I am only allowed to make 3 collections with the basic plan, which is not nearly enough. I can't justify spending $300 a year to have unlimited collections.
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  • Derek (Official Rep) October 16, 2012 06:09
    Hi Kevin,

    First, please note that any Collections you have set up in your account will be "grandfathered in" once the automatic switch is made to the new plans.

    Next, I can see how the original request here (and the topic of your post) is much more relevant now with the new plans coming in to place. To that I can say that our product team is watching these "idea" threads, so your +1 on this topic counts, and the more +1s that people add, the more likely that it will happen.

    For now, Collections are the best way to currently deal with the issue, but yes, they will have a cost soon.

    I hope the reply helps and kind regards,
    Derek
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  • A big part of why I chose Fotomoto was the automated nature of the service, which is very neat. I would like to see the print size limits automated. I suppose that could be done by scanning the auto-pickup files and setting a minimum DPI.

    I know this would require scanning before before any orders are made, so perhaps this could be part of the pro plan.
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    • It's getting computers to do the repetitive donkey work, which is why we invented them!

      As I said, I'm aware this would mean downloading all the images you have available, which is why I suggested it being part of the pro plan.
    • Derek (Official Rep) October 16, 2012 18:05
      Robert, thank you again for weighing in with another accurate answer.

      John, our product team is very aware of the need you're bringing up here, and FYI, this is one of the reasons Collections were born! It's a complex issue, and as always we do whatever we can to make using Fotomoto simple. Some of the challenges here are that a) not everyone uses Auto Pickup b) it uses a ton of bandwidth to request *all* of the high-resolution files, and c) there are several other issues that I'm not going to go in to here.

      It's not likely that we're going to release a "maximum print size per photo" setting any time soon, and Collections are a really good way to deal with this.

      Let me just remind you one more time here that any Collections you set up now will be "grandfathered in" and not be taken away when you choose a subscription plan. Yes, that's a big hint!

      Kind regards,
      Derek
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