TownNews integrates myCapture with BLOX allowing users to increase the value of their photo archives by selling the images directly to consumers as high-quality photographs and photo gifts. TownNews customers can upload a high-resolution photo with an article, and have a Buy This Photo link automatically appear with the photo. This button would link to that photos myCapture page.

NOTE: TownNews does not charge a setup fee to add photo fulfillment to your site, but there may be fees associated with myCapture.

Enable myCapture or BLOX Photo Sales for Flex


From the drop-down in the the upper left choose Settings / URLs...

NOTE: Not sure how to access BLOX Applications? Click here

Photo sales Pg Custom

Select the URL you want to enable Photo Sales on (for the entire site, select the root URL) then click on Edit.

  • Click on Page Customizations.
  • Scroll down to Photo Sales and click to expand those properties.
  • Check the checkbox for Vendor and select myCapture or BLOX Photo sales.
    • If you are using BLOX Photo sales there are no other changes in this setting. 
    • If you are using myCapture:
      • Enter the Vendor Domain (ie: test.mycapture.com).
      • If you are using a myCapture Pricing Sheet, enter the ID, otherwise, leave it blank.

Save changes and reload layout

Click Save or Save changes and reload layout

NOTE: For more information about Flex Page Customizations, Click Here.

To Enable myCapture or BLOX Photo Sales For Zen


From the drop-down in the the upper left choose Settings / Site...

NOTE: Not sure how to access BLOX Applications? Click here


Under Custom Properties, add the site custom property accordingly.

  • NAME = photo_vendor and VALUE = mycapture (all lowercase).
  • If you are using a custom myCapture domain, that can be set using the domain custom property, NAME = photo_vendor and VALUE = the Value of the custom domain set in myCapture.

NOTE: For more information about Zen Site Custom Properties, Click Here.

Editorial / Assets Application Settings

application settings panel hi-res

This setup creates a "Buy photo" link for images with high resolution available. What constitutes a high resolution image is set in Settings / Editorial / Asset settings in the BLOX admin. Default for most sites will be 1100 x 1100px (you may have to click on the 'gear' icon in the upper right hand corner to open Asset Settings).

High Resolution Image

hi-res in asset

If an image has a high resolution version, it will indicate that on the Image asset's 'Other' tab in the admin (From BLOX CMS Desktop - Go To Editorial / Assets then click on New Asset dropdown button and click on Image). A hi-res version can be uploaded under Other as well.

If the image meets any of the following criteria, it will NOT display with the "Buy now" link:

  • The image is not high resolution
  • The image is from the Classifieds or Businesses application
  • The image has been syndicated by the Content Exchange Network
  • The image has a byline that contains '(courtesy' or 'associated press' The parenthesis is required for contributed photos. 
  • The image has a caption that contains 'contributed photo' or 'ap photo' 
  • The image is flagged with 'AP' or 'Contributed'
  • The image is tagged with a keyword of '#nosale' or '#ap'

Note:  If you use the Keyword #nosale, #ap or the asset has the AP or Contributed flags, the Image, or all Image assets included in a Collection asset will not display the "Buy Now" button if Photo Sales is enabled and set up.  If there are specific photos you do not want to sell, then the #nosale keyword should be added to those individual photos, not the Collection asset itself.

 "Buy now" example:

buy now mycapture example

NOTE: myCapture works with Image assets, and Collection assets containing images. You would only be able to purchase one image at a time, you could not purchase an entire Collection at once. You can also use myCapture to purchase e-Edition pages.