I have a client (professional photography business) who needs to setup a site where they can show low-res images for their clients to pay online to download a hi-res version of the image.
The example they gave me is [url removed, login to view],
except that site doesn't charge for downloads. So I guess this project is similar to a small-scale version of an istockphoto or fotolia. They said they want their clients to be able to pay and download the images similar to iTunes.
They want to be able to easily upload images to the site, and they need a login for each client - so clients can see their photos to be able to pay for downloads. So this wouldn't be a public site. Their photography clients will only be able to see and download their own photos.
The photography company has a merchant account and accepts Visa/MC, so they'd like for their clients to have the option to either pay through their merchant account or pay by PayPal.
I'm a designer, but not a coder. There may be software out there that offers all this, but I'm not aware of it. I want to make sure all bids I receive on this are complete and cover everything listed here, so when you're done, it's TURN-KEY...
I need to be able to turn this over to my client with everything working perfectly, where he can upload low-res images in each client account, and then his clients can login, view the low-res images, add the ones they want to a shopping cart, pay for the images (through merchant account or PayPal) and then be able to easily download the high-res versions of the images they paid for.
This all needs to be seamless and completely functional, with no bugs. And I need to make sure you stand behind your work, even after it's "done" and paid, so that if a week after you're paid and my client is using this and he says something is not working as expected - just like istockphoto or fotolia would work - that you will fix (as it should have been done originally) without extra cost.
We also need this to look GOOD as well, by American standards. I know there are some coders who are great at programming, but their design looks crappy - with funky colors, etc. This can have simple design, nothing elaborate needed, but looks are as important as functionality.
This is also a small 3-man photography business, so we obviously need to keep costs down.