Could you explore a better way to turn on instant downloads? As it is right now when a client wants to download their favorites, they have to be added to the list of "PERMISSION TO DOWNLOAD INDIVIDUAL IMAGES" list, but when I do that it disables the ability for anyone else to be able download individual images. Is it possible to have categories of download when you grant permission to download full gallery? As it stands, it's not super intuitive for our clients to just simply download without having to add in a bunch of emails. I understand that the galleries are set up to generate sales, but it's not super easy for those of us that include the downloads in our package price. Maybe just take a look again how to make downloading easier for the client.
Olaf Gradin commented
I could see these download options being a part of the bulk upload procedures helpful. If I could batch my list of allowed emails, that would help too. I either need to be able to batch the allowed emails or enable categories for downloads as part of their bulk upload function (perhaps both). Single downloads could be painful for the customer, so giving them an option of the "category" or favorites list to download all at once would probably be nice for them.
I like the idea of making an open download the standard and then having an option to restrict downloads. That would make it easier imo.
Maybe a better suggestion would be to make an easier way for favorites to be downloaded by my clients. Currently if I send the gallery to the bride, and she forwards it to her friends and family, they can create a favorites list but not download it unless they are added to the "permission to download individual images" list. A work around is to just not have anyone on the permission to download individual images list so that they can download the images one by one, but that is kinda a pain. Hopefully that helps to illustrate the issue I am having.