School Photo FAQs  


Navigating the Website
For security reasons, we have removed navigation buttons from the top of your school gallery pages. This prevents anyone without the gallery ID and password from accessing your school site from a linked or shared photo (see Security for more info). However, it does make navigation a bit clunkier. The best way to get around is to use your browser’s “back” button. If you need to start over, simply choose View Your Photos from the top of any page and re-enter your gallery ID.

To purchase prints or digital downloads, simply choose Buy from the menu above your photo, then select the product you would like to purchase (see below for product details). After you add an item to your cart, you will have the option to Preview and Configure the photo—this lets you adjust cropping for prints or convert the image to black and white if you like (details below). 

Class Photos
Don't forget to add a class photo (or two) to your order! After you've added a portrait package to your shopping cart, simply close your cart and return to your class gallery. Then click on your class photo gallery to choose serious or silly, color or black & white and add it to your shopping cart.

You can adjust the cropping on any photo – perfect if you want to zoom in or cut out that t-shirt logo! Simply choose an image, add it to your cart, then select “Preview and Configure” on the confirmation page. Click and drag any corner to zoom in, then click and drag the orange box to center it on the image. If you don't want to crop your photos, don't worry about it: We'll adjust them if necessary after you check out.

Black & White
Due to popular demand, all images are available in black & white! Simply choose an image, add it to your cart, then select “Preview and Configure” on the confirmation page. The 3 icons above the photo allow you to choose color, black & white, or sepia tones. NOTE: all photos are printed on Fujicolor’s Crystal Archive Professional Paper, which produces superior results in both color and black & white. 

Digital Downloads
Can’t wait to get your pictures? Instantly download the original, full-resolution photo files directly to your computer. This is a great option if you want to add the photos to your holiday cards or digital photo albums, post them on the web, or make an unlimited number of prints. Best of all, there’s no shipping charge!

Print Packs
We’ve created 4 popular print packs designed to save you money on professional-quality photo prints. All images are printed on Fujicolor’s Crystal Archive Professional Super Type PD premium paper.

A La Carte Prints
Need more wallets or an extra 8x10 for Grandma? With our a la carte prints you can order exactly what you need. Add extra prints to any print pack or digital download...or build your own package with just the sizes you want.
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Most of our school photos have been processed with basic retouching when needed. If you'd like to request additional retouching, please contact us at [email protected] for details and pricing.

Registering/Privacy Policy
Registering on our website allows you to access your order history, save your cart and favorites, and check out faster in the future. We may send out one or two special offers throughout the year and remind you before your photos expire, but we promise not to bombard you or send you spam of any kind, and we will never ever give, loan, or sell your information to anyone for any reason.

We’ve taken multiple precautions to make sure your photos are safe. School photos are protected with both a gallery ID and a password. The gallery ID provides security because the school is not visible until someone puts in the ID (so no one can find it by simply browsing the site), and the password protects against backtracking into the site from an individual photo or link. In addition, downloading is disabled, image metadata is protected (and does not contain any personal information), and search engine indexing is blocked for all school photos and thumbnail images.

Don't See What You're Looking For?
We're happy to talk to you about custom orders, bulk prints, and specialty products such as mounted prints and canvas gallery wraps. Just send us an email at [email protected] and tell us what you have in mind.