Tuesday, 13th Oct 2009
A new feature that has been added to the gallery photo pages. Now you can add photos to a ‘basket’ and download them all in one go as a zip file. Just like you were shopping for photos, but these are all free.
This makes bagging up a bunch of texture photos for your project even quicker and easier. For example, take a look at the bottom of this photo page.
How to use the download basket
When you are on a photo page, you’ll see a bar at the bottom of the screen like this:
If you want to put the photo you are looking at into the basket, click on ‘Add photo’, and you’ll see the a thumbnail of the photo appear in your basket. That photo will now stay in your basket until you either remove it, empty the basket or download the files.
Whilst browsing the gallery, your photos are not shown, in order to save space. Click on ‘Show / Hide’ to see the photos in your basket.
You can add up to 10 photos in one basket before you’ll be asked to download the photos. If you want more, simply download your files, then carry on browsing and you can fill your basket up again.
When you’re ready to download your photos, click on ‘Download (ZIP)’ and your photos will be processed and after a few seconds you’ll be asked to download a zip file, containing the photos that were in your basket.
Once you download your files, your basket will be emptied and ready to start again.
If you want to remove photos from the basket, click the ‘X Remove’ label underneath the thumbnail or you can empty the whole basket in one go by clicking ‘Empty’.
I hope you find this new feature useful and fun to use. It’s been in development for a while and I’m very pleased that it’s now part of the live site. If you have any comments, questions please send them over.