Friday, March 6, 2020

Looking Better than Ever 

        Exhibition courtesy of Elizabeth XI Bauer - London, UK

New Release

 

If you've visited an Exhibbit exhibition recently you may have noticed that all artworks now appear in high resolution, all of the time.

This is a major improvement which removes the need to click on an artwork to load the hi-resolution version, creating a smooth and uninterrupted experience.

UI Updates

 

At the end of the gallery introduction, OPEN has been replaced by ENTER which we feel is more fitting, as you are in fact, 'entering' a room, not 'opening' a page.

You're no longer limited to 'BUY' as a button  label for linking e-commerce pages, now you can compose your own label with up to 27 characters. The new label is added to the dropdown list along with BUY, so you can assign it to other works in the exhibition.


 
EXPERIENCE THE NEW VERSION


Mobile Updates

 

Our iOS and Android apps have had updates to the navigation, UI and the Firebase back-linking system.
We are also pleased to let you know that the loading time for a gallery is now 20% faster.

The navigation has been improved with better handling around small artworks.
We have resolved the tendency when close to an artwork, for your position to drift. Now you can quickly set up a stable view for using with INVITE, or the opening shot for recording a marketing video of your virtual gallery.
 

Install our new Exhibbit mobile App

Experience the immmersive 3D Gallery on your phone or tablet.

 

Firebase back-linking is the system that remembers the exhibition you selected and opens it after installing the Exhibbit app. We have updated this system and fixed the issue that randomly opened the wrong gallery.

If you have had this problem, clear your mobile browser's cache before installing the updated Exhibbit app.



Fixes to Desktop Issues

 

A few people using the Chrome Browser have experienced a black screen when they pressed OPEN/ENTER.
This can be solved by opening:
Chrome/Preferences/Advanced /System and switching on 'Use hardware acceleration'.
You will need to restart the browser for this to take effect.

Next month we'll be back with some new ways to customise your virtual spaces.

Until then,

happy curating,


Amanda Lane and Peter Worrall
co-founders exhibbit.com

Amanda Lane
co-founder
amanda@exhibbit.com

Peter Worrall
co-founder
peter@exhibbit.com 

Monday, November 25, 2019

Introducing 'The Grid'

We've added a new tool for accurately positioning diptychs, triptychs and grouped works.

 

To use 'The Grid' first drag your artworks onto the wall, then select fullscreen on the browser window. Green button = fullscreen

 

This will enable the new 'Zoom wall' to expand to the largest size your computer can display, giving you greater control over the positioning of each artwork.

 

 

Begin by clicking on the 'Zoom wall' magnifying icon.


'The Grid' is turned on by default and can be toggled off to review progress.


 

Images courtesy Torosiete Museum and Gallery 

Useful Tips

 

When using 'The Grid' do not use the 'cmd+' command on your keyboard to zoom in further, as this will give inaccurate results.


'Pin Artworks to Eyeline' only affects images dragged onto or repositioned on a wall when it is ticked on.


 

 

Interested to try 'The Grid' ?


 
TAKE A TRIAL
FIND OUT MORE

 

This is our first version of 'The Grid', and the measurements are only in metric, but it's a good start, and we'd love to know what you think so far.

Next month, we have some more exciting developments to announce, so keep an eye out for details in our December newsletter.

In the meantime, happy curating.


How do you currently present archived exhibitions?


One of the main reasons why people visit Art Gallery websites is to educate themselves. This is an opportunity for you to provide a contextual experience in addition to your past exhibition editorial and photographs.

Past exhibitions are accessed from the MORE EXHIBITIONS button, located on the menu.


 

Standard Archive Directory


 
MORE EXHIBITIONS pops up a directory over the current page.

Click the 'VIEW' button on the exhibition you'd like to visit.

When there are more than two exhibitions, the directory becomes scrollable.



Custom made Archive Directory


 

There is also the option of placing your past exhibitions directory on it's own page of your website as shown here.

We can work with your developers to create a customised directory page for viewing archived exhibitions.

Add up to four previously published exhibitions for half of your gallery's monthly subscription.

For archiving larger numbers we have a tiered pricing system available on request.

 

More than just a photographic record, Exhibbit archived exhibitions are experienced just as the curator intended, contact us and have archive added to your account today.

                          
INQUIRE

Useful Tip

Wherever you click on the screen becomes the centre of your view.

 

Image courtesy Rebekah Jacob Gallery 



 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Preparing Ahead

with your virtual gallery


 


While your current exhibition is being showcased,
you can prepare the next one offline

To do this, select the 'new exhibition' button and start hanging the show by uploading artwork files, or adding already uploaded artworks from your stockroom.
 

When the exhibition is complete, you can publish immediately or schedule it to replace the current exhibition in the future.

Set and Forget

 

Using Exhibbit's publishing tools you can schedule new exhibitions to open on the date(s) you have chosen.


As artworks sell they can be marked with a red dot and the exhibition republished to reflect the new status.


Galleries embedded in your website will automatically update with a new exhibition on the opening date set, leaving you free to do other things.



Warm regards

Peter Worrall and Amanda Lane
co-founders exhibbit.com


 

Amanda Lane
co-founder

Peter Worrall
co-founder 

* Image of virtual Gallery courtesy of Ben Uri Gallery and Museum

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Power of an Invitation


With our updated INVITE tool, you and your visitors can now share exhibitions with multiple people, straight from your Exhibbit gallery


 

INVITE captures an image of your current gallery position and places it below your composed message, ready to email or post on social media.
Your visitors will enjoy using invite too, let them know they have an easy way to share and discuss artworks.

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To make an invitation, move around the gallery and choose a view you like, select INVITE from the menu, then share to email or social media.

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To feature a specific artwork, click or tap on the artwork, then select INVITE from the artwork dropdown and share to email or social media. 

Three Ways to Support your Exhibitions


Before any exhibition opening in your bricks and mortar gallery send a preview, with just a few artworks from the exhibition using INVITE.

After the opening night, hang the full exhibition and email interested people an INVITE. People who came to the physical opening can then re-connect and immerse themselves within the exhibition experience and revisit the artworks they liked. 


During the exhibition, use INVITE to feature specific artworks.

If you know a collector is interested in a work, send them an artwork specific invite. After opening the gallery link, they are placed directly in front of the artwork of interest.



Now you can send multiple exhibition invites, saving valuable time...
Pop over to exhibbit.com and see how
https://exhibbit.com/tutorials/#invite


 


Thank you for trusting us by choosing Exhibbit to present your wonderful artists and their exhibitions, and our best to you all for successfully marketing your virtual galleries.

We're working on some exciting new tools and will be back soon to tell you all about them. In the meantime, our updated INVITE is ready to use.

Warm regards

Peter Worrall and Amanda Lane
co-founders exhibbit.com


 

Amanda Lane
 

Peter Worrall
 

* Image of artworks by Douglas Aargard courtesy of Meyer Gallery