Separate Individual Download and Favorite Downloads into 2 functions.
Message from support - "At this time the Favorites Download is attached to the Individual Download option and they can't be separated. You might add this idea to the Suggestion box, maybe our guys can figure out a way to make this into different options."
Dexter, can you provide a scenario where this would be useful? There is no way to limit the number of favorites that your clients can select, which means that if downloading favorites is enabled independently of the individual image download permissions, your clients could still download all of the images in the gallery. They would simply mark all of the images as a favorite, and then download their favorites.
Thanks for the additional details, Dexter. It sounds like you're using this as something different than what we originally intended it for, but we'll consider your use-case for it as we plan for future functionality.
Dexter Harper commented
If a client can browse a gallery and download images instantly without creating favorites that would override the need of creating a favorites list.
Favorite lists are important because if gives some insight into who are downloading images. For example I regularly provide images marked as favorites to the yearbook publication staffs of the eight school districts where is shoot as appreciation of allowing access to the sidelines and courtsides of their athletic events. Favorite lists provides the loose who, where and when data whereas the bulk number of free images downloaded only shows quantity.
I have farmed out the management of my social media sites and websites, these managers rely on the ability to quickly browse and download individual images and have no need of creating favorites. The number of images they download isn't of concern.
The number of images marked as favorites is not an issue. Clients given the permission to download their own favorites can and should be allowed to download the full gallery of images if needed. And if the only option is for those downloads is to flow through the favorites process there would be some stats associated with those downloads.