Originally posted by kirbic:
A SmugMug pro account should let you do what you want; well, sort of. You still need to set it up like you want to sell the print, I believe, but you can set up proofing so that you are notified when image(s) are ordered. The part I'm not sure of how to handle is the fact that you'd not be completing the order at all through SmugMug. Their forums at dgrin.com may be of help.
ETA: A less automated way would be to have the customer ad comments to the desired proofs instead of ordering. That would eliminate the "fake" order, but would require more interaction on your part. The positive aspect of doing it this way would be that the customer would have the opportunity to make specific comments regarding what they would like to see in retouching.
I have thought about that. I was recently directed to Pbase... trying out a trial there, it's just such a weird design and hard to use. Flickr could be great, but it's flickr and my clients would need flickr accounts, just doesn't seem very professional.