Download all images via PhotoShelter invitation

If you received an email invite from Djuna with the subject line “Download Image Gallery”, and you wish to download all images in the gallery or collection, this doc is for you. It provides step-by-step instructions on downloading a full set a high-resolution, non-watermarked images to your hard drive. If you wish to download selected images in a gallery or collection, see this post.

Step 1: Open Email Link

Open your email invitation (example below) and click the link provided.

This example invites a client to a “collection” of “galleries”. You may have received a collection invitation, or an invitation to a single gallery. Instructions are much the same, with a few differences highlighted below.

Step 2: Log in

The invitation link should direct you to a login screen (below). If you are a new user, log in with the email address where you received the invitation and a password of your choosing. If you are a returning user, enter your previously chosen password, or follow the link for “Forgot Your Password?”, which will email you a new password. Logging in directly will bring you to Step 3: Access Your Invitation.

In some cases, you will not be routed to a login screen. You may instead find yourself at the image collection or gallery to which you’ve been invited. If you have been invited to a collection, click a gallery thumbnail to access a gallery. Otherwise, you will skip this sub-step.

In our collection invitation example, we’ll click the “Hobbits” thumbnail to access the Hobbits gallery.

Look to the area highlighted yellow (below). If you see a button for “DOWNLOAD ALL” you are already logged in with download access. Skip directly to Step 4: Download Images.

If you don’t see a download button, select “client login” from the “photo archive” dropdown menu at the top right of the screen…

Your goal at this point is to reach a login page. If you reach an “Account Info” page (below), click log out, then select “client login” from the “photo archive” menu again.

At the login page, enter the email address from your invitation and a new password.

Step 3: Access Your Invitation

The login screen will direct you to your account page (below). Click “My Gallery Invitations”…

…and on the following screen select the gallery (or collection) you wish to download…

Step 4: Download Images

PhotoShelter allows you to download all images in a single gallery with a single request. For a collection of galleries, you’ll need to conduct a separate download for each gallery. Following our collection example, click a thumbnail to enter a gallery…

…such as, Manggarai…

Note the “DOWNLOAD ALL” button, which indicates that you’re logged in with full download access. Click the button!

Now click “Browse” to choose where on your hard drive you would like to download images. If nothing happens, check that you have Java installed and enabled.

After selecting a download directory, leave the image setting on “Original file” and click “START DOWNLOAD”…

Now sit back as all images download to your hard drive. Leave this window open to complete the download. You are free to continue web surfing in other windows or tabs.

To download a full collection of galleries, repeat Step 4 for each gallery in the collection.


Photographer David Ettinger provides additional guidance on PhotoShelter downloads here.

Sun Microsystems offers Java downloads, as well as a test module and browser instructions (below).

And if you’re still having trouble, don’t hesitate to contact Djuna.

DOWNLOAD ALL System Requirements:

  • Java (a.k.a., “the Java Runtime Environment”) installed on your computer
  • a Java-enabled web browser

Not sure if you have Java? Run this test. All is good if you see an image like this:

If not, follow links on the same test page to download Java, and to enable it in your web browser.