Frequently Asked Questions
What is different about ‘exhibbit’?
COMMERCIAL ART GALLERIES
- Have replicas of your gallery exhibitions online instead of a row of pictures on your website and.
- Exhibitions can be easily created by your gallery manager in your own bespoke gallery replica, or use one of our galleries to exhibit in.
- Having your own gallery created online also provides you with a very powerful exhibition curation tool.
- Busy clients who don’t have time to come to the gallery will now be able to see your exhibitions.
- Expand your gallery space by mounting online exhibitions that don't have physical duplicates.
- Represent more artists virtually, and give yourself the opportunity to increase sales.
- Stock exhibitions take up time and space and are often inelegant. Now you can hold multiple exhibitions where theme is more the approach rather than getting as much as you can on the walls.
- Clients will be able to go home from the exhibition and show their family that artwork they love online, and even change the wall colour to suit their own.
CURATORS AND ART MUSEUMS
- Museums can have replica's of their exhibition spaces modeled for curators to design future exhibitions in.
- The resultant exhibitions can be published online to either act as a preview, or as a revenue gathering addition to the physical show.
- Imagine curating online shows from your vast stores of art, for people to view in an elegant and interactive way.
- Students and art lovers around the world will be able to view and discuss art they would never have otherwise seen.
- Curate exhibitions that would be physically impossible.
- As an educational resource, these virtual exhibitions can be licensed worldwide.
- For artists this is a very empowering prospect, as you will be able to show your work hanging in an elegant space to your clients and to prospective galleries without the enormous cost associated with holding a real exhibition.
- You can send your exhibitions to anyone via email, include them on your website, your facebook fanpage or any other social media platform such as Twitter or LinkedIn.
- Being able to view all your works in one space where size and relative scale can be easily felt is an important part of the buying process.
- For photographers and print artists, this is simply fantastic as you won't need to have the artworks printed until they sell.
- Viewers can get really close to your art, filling the screen with just a part of a work. Then zoom back and view from across the room.
It is easy to create your own exhibition and Preview your art in our gallery spaces and it's free to trial.
- Click on the "Create your own Exhibition" and choose a gallery.
- Exhibition creation is a simple drag and drop process. You then add the artwork information and relevant text.
- The exhibition is then ready for previewing and making final alterations before “sharing” to your chosen audience.
If you haven't installed the player earlier by viewing our exhibitions the program will take you through this simple process.
This is such a intuitive, fun, and powerful program, you will be flying around your own exhibition within minutes.
After previewing you can go back and add more work, details, frames and shift artworks around. You can leave the program and when you come back it will be there just as you left it.
Click on "Exhibition Creator" to go and create your own exhibition.
Can I update my exhibition?
You can edit the pictures and the prices but not the title, the artist or the bio text. You can also mark an artwork as "sold".
What are the optimum sizes for my images?
To get the best navigation speeds for a wide range of computers we have optimized our system to take care of both resolution and files sizes.
If you have Photoshop then you will have had some experience in making copies of your images web ready. Acceptable files types are .jpg .gif .png .tiff under 8mb. Remember larger files will take longer to upload. To ease uploading you may wish to use a program like photoshop or iphoto to reduce your file sizes to between 2 and 4mb, by resizing the image, however please ensure that you do not degrade or compress the image quality. The optimum size is around 1500 pixels in the largest dimension. This will give a good looking image when viewed very close.
If you are not familiar with these programs don’t worry, our software will take care of it.
How long will my exhibition be viewable?
For the duration you sign up for, 1 month, 3 months or 12 months.
What if my exhibition Judders?
The two main causes of juddering movement are:
1/ Other programs running at the same time, close other applications for optimum performance.
2/ A low end graphics board for example one with 128mb of non dedicated memory. A lot of older laptops have a feature which is called shared memory. This means it is shared between the graphics board and the CPU, and is not ideal.
In most cases it is a memory issue or lack of it.
Is my graphics card up to it?
Most cards are up to the task no matter how old they are. Cards over three years old may not display floor reflections, or show white triangles during fast movement, but we've designed ‘exhibbit’ to be compatible with nearly all computers.
Can I have extra walls in my gallery?
Yes, extra walls can be added as a custom build. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your requirements. We plan to offer floating walls in our next version of the exhibition creator.
Is there a choice of wall colours?
We have intentionally kept the walls neutral. Viewers to your gallery can change the wall colors from within your exhibition, this change is not permanent.
In the next update we will be including a feature for gallery walls to be changed by the exhibition creators. The wall colors will still be able to be altered by the viewers.
Can audio files be added to an exhibition?
Yes, we can add this for you. You can use audio to add narration or ambient sound to the entire exhibition environment, and also to individual works.
Email us us about your requirements at email@example.com. Please state your name, the title of the Exhibition and the length of the audio that you wish to add, and we will contact you with a quote.
Can I add frames to my works?
Yes, and you can specify the width of your frame. You can also pick from a large range of colors. This is accessed by left clicking on the artwork thumbnail in step 2 or 3 of the "Exhibition creator" and clicking "Edit" This opens up an edit window where you can add a frame size and choose a color.
Does Exhibbit work on PCs and Macs?
Can I put work from one exhibition in another?
Currently you can only re-use these images within the exhibition that they are loaded into. If you want to use an artwork that hasn't sold in another exhibition you can reload the image into a new exhibition.
Where is my exhibition hosted?
We host all exhibitIons on our exhibbit server in California. This guarantees the best speeds, updates and new features as they become available.
Can video files be projected onto the walls?
Yes, we can add this for you.
Email us your requirements at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state your name, the title of the Exhibition and the length of the video that you wish to add, and we will contact you with a quote.
Are the thumbnails of my artwork to scale?
Yes, and remember to enter the exact size of the real artwork into the exhibition creator. If it is a photograph or print, enter the size you will be printing it.
You only need to enter the width or height of your artwork and the software will work out the other dimension.
What is the best browser for 'exhibbit'?
Chrome loads the exhibitions the fastest, and FireFox and Safari both work well. Internet Explorer does not show shadows under the artwork thumbnails in the catalogue, and Internet Explorer 8 has problems showing fullscreen.
Some Macs seem to have an issue when going to Fullscreen Display. It goes black for 2-3 seconds before refreshing the screen. PC's don't seem to have this issue.
To get out of fullscreen mode press the Escape key.
Most computers (under 3 yrs old) are able to display Exhibbit exhibitions at fullscreen with smooth navigation.
Of course this will depend on the grahpics card. card. So it is best to run it at the default size if you have judders in fullscreen.
Tour mode is flexible. Whilst it is in operation you can use the mouse or arrow keys to move away or closer to a work.
You can use the || pause button and then move backwards, sideways or travel to another work. When you hit Play or || pause again, the tour will resume where it left off.
The Loop button will do just that. Great for onsite, just click the Tour button then Loop.