Frequently Asked Questions

 

General Questions:



Purchasing Questions:




Answers:


  • Are there any Memberships to Join (or Subscription Fees) to use this site?
        No, there is nothing to join.  No annual subscriptions.  You only pay for the photos or products that you want and need.        


  • What are the subjects/themes of your photos?
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    • Flowers
    • Gardens (Ornamental and Vegetable)
    • Wildlife
    • Landscapes
    • Seascapes
    • Travel
    • Street (candid people)
    • Food
    • Architectural
    • Arts/Culture
    • Religious
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  • Who are the customers (or uses) of Bloomkins photos?
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    • Individuals - for Interior Decorating photos (for home and/or office)
    • Businesses - for Decorating purposes (such as restaurants, or real estate staging)
    • Stock photos - used by web developers, book and magazine editors
    • Fine Art (Gallery) photos
    • Commercial Marketing
    • Travel Publications (online and/or print)
    • Garden and Nature Publications
    • Businesses who buy photos for use in Direct Mail, Posters, Calendars, Greeting Cards
    • Editorial use
    • Trade Publications
       


    • I received a coupon code, how do I use it?  Where do I enter it?
    1. If you have a coupon code you enter it at checkout.  So first add what items you want to your shopping cart (by enlarging each photo you want, and selecting "Add to Cart +"
    2. Then at Checkout in the "Order Summary" section, just below your purchases "Total" you will see if ask it you have any coupons (e.g. "Coupon Code?"
    3. Click on the words "Coupon Code?", and a box will appear for you to enter your Coupon Code
    4. Hit "Submit" button next to your coupon code to enter it
    5. Then checkout as normal.  Your shopping cart total should now be adjusted to reflect your coupon discount.

    • How do I purchase/download photos for personal use?

      1. Go to the picture you want to purchase and click to enlarge it so that it is only photo on page.
      2. Select "Add to Cart +" button (Note:  do not click the download button to left of this button.  That is for administrative use only and requires a special password).
      3. You will see 4 tabs at the top of the page (Prints, Products, Packages, and Downloads)
      4. Click on the "Downloads" tab, if it is not already selected.
      5. Select "Personal Use"
      6. Select download size (e.g. Small or Medium).  Note:  Large and Original size downloads are not available for Personal Use Downloads only commercial use downloads.)
      7. Select "Add to Cart" button at bottom of page
      8. Select "Check Out" if you are finished shopping and are ready to pay for your purchases  - OR -
        Select "Continue Shopping" if you want to add more items to your shopping cart.

        NOTE:  Be sure to enter a valid email address that you have access to, when asked during the check out process.  Because your digital download photos purchased will be sent to that email via a link to a .zip file.  You will have to unopen the zip file. 

    • How do I purchase/download photos for business use (commercial/editorial use)?

      1. Go to the picture you want to purchase and click to enlarge it so that it is only photo on page.
      2. Select "Add to Cart +" button (Note:  do not click the download button to left of this button.  That is for administrative use only and requires a special password).
      3. You will see 4 tabs at the top of the page (Prints, Products, Packages, and Downloads)
      4. Click on the "Downloads" tab, if it is not already selected
      5. Select "Commercial/Editorial Use"
      6. Complete Rights-Managed License information to calculate cost of the download
        1. Complete "Usage Region" section
        2. Complete "Usage Terms" section
        3. Complete "License Start Date" (Date you need the license to begin)

      7. The calculated Price will appear in the top right of the screen.

        Note:  This price is based on your intended use of the photo (as indicated in the completed Rights-Managed License information sections you completed)

      • Select "Add to Cart" button at bottom of page
      • Select "Check Out" if you are finished shopping and are ready to pay for your purchases  - OR
      • Select "Continue Shopping" if you want to add more items to your shopping cart.
    NOTE:  Be sure to enter a valid email address that you have access to, when asked during the check out process.  Because your digital download photos purchased will be sent to that email via a link to a .zip file.  You will have to unopen the zip file. 


    • How do I purchase prints and enlargements?

      1. Go to the picture you want to purchase and click to enlarge it so that it is only photo on page.
      2. Select "Add to Cart +" button (Note:  do not click the download button to left of this button.  That is for administrative use only and requires a special password).
      3. You will see 4 tabs at the top of the page (Prints, Products, Packages, and Downloads)
      4. Click on the "Prints" tab, if it is not already selected.
      5. Select the prints you want (quantity) and finish (matte, lustre, or glossy) - the default is lustre.
      6. Select the quantity of each size you want of the photo
      7. Select "Add to Cart" button at bottom of page
      8. Select "Check Out" if you are finished shopping and are ready to pay for your purchases  - OR -
      9. Select "Continue Shopping" if you want to add more items to your shopping cart.

      10. If you have a coupon, enter it at checkout.

    • How do I purchase photo products?

      1. Go to the picture you want to purchase and click to enlarge it so that it is only photo on page.
      2. Select "Add to Cart +" button (Note:  do not click the download button to left of this button.  That is for administrative use only and requires a special password).
      3. You will see 4 tabs at the top of the page (Prints, Products, Packages, and Downloads)
      4. Click on the "Products" tab.
      5. Select the photo products you want to order. Notice:   Many of the photo products are white unless color is otherwise indicated.  So keep this in mind when ordering photo products.  
      6. Select the quantity of each photo product you want to order for the photo you selected 
      7. Select "Add to Cart" button at bottom of page
      8. Select "Check Out" if you are finished shopping and are ready to pay for your purchases  - OR -
      9. Select "Continue Shopping" if you want to add more items to your shopping cart.

      10. If you have a coupon, enter it at checkout.

    • What is the difference between Lustre, Matte, and Glossy print finishes?

      On our site, Lustre finish is the default for all our prints (unless you want to change it to Matte or Glossy).
      Below is the brief description of each:

      Lustre -  Has the high color saturation of glossy prints, but has the fingerprint resistance of matte finish without

      the glare associated with glossy prints. Lustre has a semi-gloss finish (between glossy and matte) to the photo print. Lustre prints have a little texture to the paper to prevent sticking to glass frames.

      Matte -  Does not have the color saturation of glossy, but is very fingerprint resistant.  Good for Black and White photos, since color saturation does not matter for black and white photos. Matte has a flat finish, with no sheen.

      Glossy - Has a high gloss finish, and is printed on shiny smooth paper.  Has high color saturation, but is prone to getting finger prints.  Not recommended for photos you plan to frame under glass.  The glossy paper may stick to the glass.   For framing, recommend matte or lustre finishes.