When you're getting started with PhotoShelter for Brands, you'll notice these terms used throughout our product and this Support Center:
Library / backend Library = also referred to as the "backend", this is where your media lives; it is only viewable by Admin, Editors and Taggers (see: Library Staff)
Portal = The public-facing website where the general public and Invited Users find what media they are looking for, either by browsing (Galleries) or by search (Search)
Library Staff = The page within the PhotoShelter for Brands account where user role assignment occurs for Admins, Editors, Taggers and Contributors. It generally refers to the small group of users with backend access to see everything in the Library, who organize and set permissions to share Library files externally via the Portal. Contributors have upload-only access to the PhotoShelter for Brands account and cannot see the backend of the Library despite being included on the Library Staff page.
Contributors = People with permission to upload (only) into the PhotoShelter for Brands Library
Invited Users = People who can view and potentially download visual media from your portal
Files = Images, videos, PDFs, and a whole host of other file types. See Prepare Your Files for Upload for more details.
Collection = A group of Galleries and/or other Collections. You cannot upload files into a Collection (see Gallery definition below)
Gallery = a group of files
V&A = "visibility and download access" permission settings which are applied to Collections and Galleries in the Library and are controlled by Admin + Editor users
- Quick Action buttons
- Single-file actions available in the Right Pane of the Library. If the icon is green, this setting is activated for this file.
The dollar sign allows you to apply a pricing profile to an image. A green dollar sign means the image has one or more pricing profiles assigned.
The person represents whether the image in question has a model release. If the icon is green, the image is model-released.
- The building represents whether the image in question has a property release. If the icon is green, the image is property-released.
Transaction fee = A percentage (8%) of anything you sell through a PhotoShelter shopping cart.
Download (download an entire gallery, selects from a gallery, or a single image)
Save a single image to a lightbox (user must be logged in to use this feature)
Share (copy the page link, email the page link, share to the page link to Twitter or Facebook)