How can I download pictures as a guest? Why is the word "Proof" on the photos?

Modified on Tue, 15 Nov 2016 at 08:04 PM

A picture is the property of the photographer, so dotPhoto is designed to protect the original photos of photographers unless they are selling downloads of the image. In order to buy a download of the original photo, the photographer must have selected "Downloads" from the many products that dotPhoto sells. Not all photographers want to sell their original files, so, if you are trying to buy the file, please contact the photographer if you do not see that the download is available for purchase. Professional photographers set their own prices for downloads, but the minimum download fee is $2.

Note that files that are watermarked with the word "Proof" on the screen will, if you purchase a download, NOT be labeled with the watermark. The watermark is there to protect the screen image.


There IS a workaround for best friends who want to allow each other to download an album of photos, but you must trust the other person completely. The owner of the account can temporarily change his master password and share that password with a best friend who can download one album at a time using the standard dotPhoto download feature. Once the download is finished, the owner can change his password back to his original password. The download feature is available only to dotPhoto Club members.

Click here for the standard download procedure.

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