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Tim - PicturesPro.com
admin
Mon Aug 17, 15
5:34 AM
Post feature requests in this thread only.
 
 
 
 
 
Tim Grissett, DIA - PicturesPro.com || My Email Address: info@picturespro.com
Jim Whitesell
Mon Aug 17, 15
6:15 AM
Hi Tim,

I'd like to be able to use multiple currencies, allowing the shopper to select their currency or use geo ip rules to set it for them.

I was thinking of installing a second sytist set for a second currency (installed in a different sub domain on the same primary domain. It would be a bit of a hassle to set up with the same products in two different databases but is something I'm seriously considering. Is there any discount for a second license to be used on the same domain?

Thanks,
Jim
Rolando Rivera
Mon Aug 17, 15
8:36 AM
when someone sends a request to access a gallery we get notification to allow them.. I don't like to screen these request because I never know who or what relationship they have with the client of the gallery... this is the reason the gallery is password protected...

Feature Request : be allowed to assign a email address to each gallery so that we can put the clients email there...... This way when a request comes in the Client / owner of the gallery will get the request and they can give them the password to their gallery or screen them. .. If no email in entered then the request can come to the admin. This way we don't have to ask the client if it is ok to allow access to their gallery.. This feature would be especially good for photographers who do boudoir photography ... I wouldn't want personal private images of my clients to get out especially in this type of photography... Plus I'm sure the clients would appreciate these kind of pics to get out either .... What do you think?
Edited Mon Aug 17, 15 8:39 AM by Rolando Rivera
erik M
Mon Aug 17, 15
1:25 PM
Sytist has many great features.
But I miss 2 core functionalities for selling images, that are essential for us:

- building hierarchical-structures to sell (licenses) of images
- a good search functionality over ALL photos

best
Erik
Chuck Lamb
Mon Aug 17, 15
3:13 PM
I am using this as my main sales tool now! some way of getting reports and sales .

trying to go through order now to find out who hasn't ordered on an event and it is really hard when you can't filter the list in any way.

Thanks
David King
Mon Aug 17, 15
3:37 PM
Similar to the above, I would like to get a sales report per gallery. I need to know how well each event sells,
David King
Mon Aug 17, 15
3:45 PM
Its been mentioned before but I would like the following discount and promotional offers added ...
1. . Buy n get 1 free. For some prints we do an offer of buy two get one free, so the option of offering being add this as a discount option would be useful. The customer could not add it unless the condition had been met, or if we set up , for example, buy 2 get 1 free, every 3rd one is automatically priced at zero (or an offer price)

2. Free gift. We offer a free gift for orders over a certain value. An option to prevent an item (free or otherwise) being added unless the basket total >= ?x would be great

3. A variation on tiered pricing such that additional items could be offered a a reduced rate. Eg The first print is ?15, the all additional ones are ?10 or 1 is ?15, 2-10 are ?10 each, 11 and up are ?5 each.
Edited Mon Aug 17, 15 3:51 PM by David King
Michael Leenheer
Mon Aug 17, 15
3:50 PM
A similar idea to David's #2 item: I would like to be able to offer an Early Bird special which is a free ITEM rather than a discount.

Ideally this would be a photo item from our price list (or store) which would then ask them to choose a photo when they've reached the minimum purchase - sort of like incomplete packages do.
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Leenheer | New Light Photography - SUB Photo
Arron Robles
Mon Aug 17, 15
4:01 PM
Hello Tim. Back From VaCA and ready for another great season! I wrote a while back. Below is the link to the post for a feature request.

http://www.picturespro.com/support-forum/sytist/index.php?t=20923-subscription-feature

Please let me know if you have any questions,

Happy Developing.
 
 
 
 
 
Arron Robles, Solutions Designer |Reports Developer | SharePoint Developer - APVisions.com - arron@apvisions.com | PicturesPro Affiliate | Sytist V.2.4.0 | PhotoCart V.7.1.0
Michael Leenheer
Mon Aug 17, 15
4:27 PM
Maybe a forum feature would be handy too: The ability to "upvote" someone else's suggestions :-)
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Leenheer | New Light Photography - SUB Photo
Mark Houde
Tue Aug 18, 15
10:27 AM
Copy an Option to different items in Store or Buy pages.

Thanks.
 
 
 
 
 
James Gillette
Tue Aug 18, 15
10:33 AM
Tiered Pricing :)
Michael Weeks
Tue Aug 18, 15
5:40 PM
Tim,

I think Sytist is a great tool for what I have paid for it, but if I could have more I will always manage to find something else to ask for

1. I need to be able to sell watermarked and un-watermarked versions from the website for immediate fulfillment of digital images *Critical*

2. For me the sales total is after discount, currently reading stats is misleading - maybe an option so we can choose? *Critical*

3. I would like to have total sales figures with each gallery just like Photocart - gives me full oversight of good and bad jobs *Critical*

4. Default splash pages (multiple pages) i.e. for each category I could have a different splash page. *Medium priority*

5. Bulk email control, i.e. my web server will only allow 100 emails an hour so it is difficult to email all those that have viewed a gallery *Low priority*

6. Discounts / Coupons valid against a particular product *Medium priority*

7. In Photocart I could see a stat for total images uploaded to the gallery. *Low priority*

8. The possibility to email all those with active shopping carts over a date range i.e. not email those already emailed *Low priority*

9. Paid for discounted price list i.e. customer pays a fee for 12 months on VIP price list *Needs customer research first*

10. A way to bulk add to paid for access galleries *Medium priority*

I know that my request for some features may be unique, for others not possible, but then there are the others. You can not develop all of what everybody wants but maybe if there was a poll here for most sought after features you could target your efforts to the most popular.

Many thanks for all the help and support over the years

Michael Leenheer
Tue Aug 18, 15
7:22 PM
Please consider adding a way to automate or streamline sending the "warning" emails when a gallery is about to expire.

(As seen in this thread: https://www.picturespro.com/support-forum/sytist/?t=20678-automate-the-gallery-expiring-emails#23106)
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Leenheer | New Light Photography - SUB Photo
Michael Leenheer
Tue Aug 18, 15
9:37 PM
To David King & Michael Weeks: You can get some statistics of how much was sold from a gallery already - when viewing the gallery in admin, click "Stats".
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Leenheer | New Light Photography - SUB Photo
David King
Wed Aug 19, 15
11:05 AM
@Michael L; yes but, unless I'm missing something, those stats are for the last 30 days only.

Edited Thu Aug 20, 15 4:37 AM by David King
Alicia Williams
Wed Aug 19, 15
9:58 PM
Have an option for downloads to have it be "completed" without having to upload the files. I use dropbox instead of your system because i want to be able to upload and change files on the fly.

I am not sure how you can do it but I'm looking for a tick box that says "Upload override- redirect to url for download" or something like that

Where I can plug in their dropbox file and they can manage it.

Edited Wed Aug 19, 15 9:59 PM by Alicia Williams
 
 
 
 
 
Terri Kieffer
Thu Aug 20, 15
12:12 AM
I like the reports the way the Photocart does them. I miss that.

It would be great to do an invoice for Orders that had tax for June-Dec and have it show just those orders, to pay state salestax.

Another feature that might be a bit obscure, but would ROCK would be to have files labeled with a 2 or 3 letter code at the end as we do them at events, with the photographer's initials. Then to have the site create a report showing how much of a certain photographer's photos sold from a specific event. I use a viewing software on site at events and that one feature saves me hours and hours of post event calculations.
Pete Davies
Thu Aug 20, 15
2:25 AM
My two penneth (it would have been three but you added in the default text for galleries this time around - yay!)

1. I would like the gallery price to reflect an early bird offer rather than showing the standard price.

Some clients dont listen to us and dont read the information we send - they look at our standard price and declare we are too expensive. If the early bird rate was shown instead we would sell more

ie - if I sell something as standard for ?100 but offer 25% off with an early purchase - I would like the price to reflect this and say ?75 until the early bird expires and then revert back to the standard price.

2. I would love a system for a 'champion product' that highlights something that is the best deal ever - I know pop up boxes can cause issues but if when they log in they get presented with a reminder of this special with a link to add it to the basket that would be great

Thanks in advance
Pete
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Weeks
Thu Aug 20, 15
5:13 AM
I knew there was another.

recent Shares is wasted on me as I have sharing turned off but something that is nearly important as Orders for me is the status of the Montage Proofs that I have placed for customers. If the status of those could be on my Admin page that would be great and bin the Shares.

Mike
Edited Fri Aug 21, 15 12:27 PM by Michael Weeks
Michael Leenheer
Fri Aug 21, 15
12:25 PM
An all-powerful search box.

Please set up the main "Admin" search box to look through everything site-wide: tags, gallery names, clients, and orders. It would be so useful to be able to see all our points of contact with someone from a search like that.

It is at times frustrating to have to open a drop-down menu (People, or Orders) and try to click in the search box and type something because if the mouse slides the whole thing vanishes.

EDIT: the search box also doesn't search partial text, which can be frustrating. If I tag something in the plural (composites) and search for the singular (composite) I get no search results. I don't think that's a big coding change but it would be a huge improvement in the usability of the search tools.
Edited Fri Aug 28, 15 12:04 PM by Michael Leenheer
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Leenheer | New Light Photography - SUB Photo
David Voy
Sat Aug 22, 15
10:35 AM
Can there be a feature where we can add photos to any gallery by means of automated process like folder sync , like Drop Box.
That way , if i add a photo to a certain folder in drop box, it automatically gets added instantly to the gallery.
 
 
 
 
 
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Ryan O
Sat Aug 22, 15
11:15 AM
Is there a way to either:

1. Allow people to see the pricing, but then prompt that you must be logged in to add items to your cart when they attempt to add the items to their cart.
or
2. Place the "you must login to view options and add purchases to your cart to alongside the photo (like the cart options are when they are logged in) rather than the little message in the upper right corner?

I am finding customers are not seeing and I kept getting calls asking how to purchase this so I had to change back to password protecting the sections; which in turn has caused a bunch of unnecessary accounts from extended family.
Ryan O
Sat Aug 22, 15
11:19 AM
I know we have a "must buy from this category" before buying from others, is there a way to extend that so that you can make only a specific category linked to that category. Example, can buy print collections, canvas, metal, but cannot buy digital images until you purchase from the prints collection. Or cannot buy from a specific category until you have a minimum of $xxx in purchases? Example: spend $xxx and then be able to add products from this category.
Edited Sat Aug 22, 15 11:19 AM by Ryan O
Geoffrey Bolte
Sat Aug 22, 15
11:28 AM
Tim been very happy with the product as well as your support when we have issues!!

1. What we would like to see added is a way to have different logos for different events. Figure we handle a lot of sporting events where we have different sponsors, if we could streamline the logo addition when importing/offering free/logo downloads it would be great!!

2. A way to have the watermark separate from the actual image. That way if we accidentally checked the watermark or didn't check it we wouldn't have to upload and process them all over again!

3. Coupons specific to products, figure we like to offer different coupons, but not being able to limit where it can be used doesn't help!! I understand you can have products that do not apply coupon or discount but that doesn't help us!!

4. On the back end a way to edit the mobile version in the template, figure some things just don't look right in mobile.

5. Also a better way to track tax and sales. Which looks like it was requested before would be a better way for sales statistics. Some I am very happy with what you have so far, but there are a few things missing!!

Thanks for everything you have done this is a great product!!


One more thing that I just realized while editing a few pages. A way to disable the caption being shown on slideshows. So maybe a checkbox that enable/disables it in the gallery? Would hate to remove captions that will help with SEO if we don't want them viewed with the photos. Thanks!
Edited Sat Aug 22, 15 12:14 PM by Geoffrey Bolte
Sarah Ulrich
Sat Aug 22, 15
3:47 PM
1. I would love the option to have an automated "Your gallery is expiring soon" email that we could set to send automatically 24 hours before gallery expiration to any email that has logged in to view the gallery.

2. I really, really miss the "add to package" option from the thumbnail view. It is much easier for clients to add a set of 15 digital files, then pop back out to thumbnail view and click the icon to add image to package. The way it is now they have to click into each image and choose...it's clunky, especially if a client doesn't want to choose those 15 files right at that moment.

Thanks for considering.
Alicia Williams
Sat Aug 22, 15
10:11 PM
I would love a file from all gallerie orders, so I can pull together the files automatically on my end.

On my old cart they had a program where a file downloaded and I pulled it into PS and it automatically pulled the files from the gallery for me, and I just uploaded them.

It saved HOURS of my life pulling one file at a time to order.

 
 
 
 
 
HAP
Sun Aug 23, 15
4:06 AM
Hi

I wish there was an option for adding png's of different framings as preview overlay for my prints. It would help my customers to find the right framing for theire picture.
Ryan O
Sun Aug 23, 15
2:10 PM
Hi Tim,

2 more requests:

1. I know that clients can add collection options when selecting the collection, is there a way to add or remove those options after they have added everything to their cart. I often find that clients want to add or remove options (changed their minds) and then get frustrated if they have to start all over.

2. A continuation of the first. I find clients want to upgrade their collection and get frustrated when they have to start over. Is there a way to allow collection upgrading. Example they upgrade and if the same products are listed in the upgrade it keeps them in the cart as part of the new upgraded collection, only removing or adding a warning red triangle etc. if that item is not part of the larger collection?

Ryan
Ursula Page
Tue Aug 25, 15
2:04 PM
Love the system in general. Just a few add ons I would love to have.

1. I would love an add on to the form detail...even if it was an extra option we paid for so that the forms could be more detailed and include signatures like machform. I hate having to add all session fees from my machform sign ups manually into sytist and having an additional software is just a pain. I would love a machform-like feature we could use.
2. I miss the orders having a count of how many pictures purchased and how many prints on them. It was very handy for double checking orders before being made with the lab.
3. I would love an automatic expiring gallery notice that would be sent out 1 - 2 days before the gallery expires. If forget to do this myself at times if it is a busy week.
Ryan O
Tue Aug 25, 15
2:20 PM
To expand on Usula's request 3. Auto notifications for gallery expiring and also for early bird expiring.

Alicia Williams
Tue Aug 25, 15
11:23 PM
allow more than 999 photos to be uploaded at a time. I have a wedding with 1300 and I exceeded the limit for upload :( I resize them too.
 
 
 
 
 
David King
Wed Aug 26, 15
4:43 AM
Be able to include some shop items, such as personalised keyrings, mugs etc that require prints in the price list that appears alongside the print. Rather than expect the user to go to the shop, add the product and then go to the gallery to choose the images. It would be much simpler if the item appeared alongside the images. with the other purchase options.
Eric
Wed Aug 26, 15
4:50 PM
Feature 1: When a customer/s login it takes them straight to their gallery.

Feature 2: Expired Gallery Notice - with an option to purchase more time.

Feature 3: Like/Hide Button for each photo so gallery owners can manage what photos are shown.
Details Here: https://www.picturespro.com/support-forum/sytist/index.php?t=21034-game-changing-feature-request-likehide-button

LOVE SYTIST!!! Thanks Tim!!!
Ryan O
Wed Aug 26, 15
5:48 PM
I would like to add a vote for Eric's second and third request, both would increase revenue for us photographers and timely orders. Sytist completely blows photocart out of the water and I look forward to seeing the direction you take with it Tim. I would also like to add that I love that you actually care and listen to what we can use to make this the best tool for us!
Aleutian Calabay
Fri Aug 28, 15
5:55 PM
Adding reports for galleries, this has taken up the most amount of time besides fulfillment, using the excel sheet to sort orders for shipping. The work around I've used is creating a custom shipping option for each event and sorting by that, but it's still a pain.

Lab integration would be huge!! Would definitely be willing to pay for that, but understand that might be difficult with a self-hosted website.
David Burt
Sat Aug 29, 15
5:14 AM
Hi Tim

I have a section on my website where I want to be able to charge individuals to view each gallery.
I cannot see this working unless I keep the price low and offer an incentive.
Is there any way I can, lets keep this simple, charge ?1 to view the album and issue a credit for this.
Then when they have viewed three albums, and have three credits be able to get a free (3 credit) download?

I don't think there is any way of doing this on the current version?
Timothy Foster
Sat Aug 29, 15
11:58 AM
this may be a reach but maybe a feature added to the account creation so someone can join a mailchimp mailing list when they create their account to receive special offers?
 
 
 
 
 
Tim Foster
Ryan O
Sun Aug 30, 15
1:11 PM
Collection image notes would be of great use, is there a way to add this in, they seem to work on individual images, but not for collections or collection images? I added a notes section (which is a temporary fix), however they are not able to edit or add their notes after adding an item even when viewing their cart.
Edited Mon Aug 31, 15 1:26 PM by Ryan O
Alan Schaefer
Wed Sep 02, 15
2:47 PM
Tim,

I know i asked before about adding frame selections, loop view here is a good site link to see what i am asking for http://www.longislandphotogallery.com/proddetail.php?prod=RJL177&cat=8

Michael Weeks
Sat Sep 05, 15
2:52 AM
I have a project proofing section set up and the annoying thing is that I can not close the project from the proofing section, I have to go in to the project and close. Yes I know it is only 1 further mouse click but it is one that I would rather not be doing

Mike
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Alexander Fischer
Tue Sep 08, 15
2:36 AM
Hello there,
I have the following requests / suggestions:

a.) At the moment I still use another photographer system in which you can let generate QR codes, which are then subsequently printed as a card and include the access code for future gallery (the codes are stored in the background). If you then, for example, photographing a kindergarten, the child is first photographed with the QR Code and then the child, then the next with the QR Code and so on. The group shots have no QR Code and are visible to all in the folder and all other photos are organized so that I can upload all the photographs of the children at a time and getting the photos after the QR Code to get the parents of each gallery display. I hope I could explain it understandable.

b.) It would be great if you could create coupon codes that are avoidable only certain your categories. I would for example like to do action where I give a discount of X on canvas screens, this may however be applied only in this category werden.Oder I sell Birth cards through the shop, and here it might give X% but only there. Of course it would be great if the customer buys in much upselling and all vouchers may be used as long as it has a product from each category.

c the dispatch of automatic reminder emails when the galleries expire.).

Alex
Simon Elwell
Wed Sep 09, 15
8:26 PM
Here are a couple of feature requests:

1. From each client gallery I would love to be able to export a summary of images ordered, options (b+w, borders & finish etc.), sizes and notes etc. without client information, into an excel or CSV file. This would be great with just the image number and not the gallery location so as to be able to import it into Lightroom.
2. I would love to have the option for the images to be uploaded and initially filtered or viewed as black and white images.
3. I would like to see a filter option on the Order tab to be able to sort by each client gallery or at least view each client galleries orders independently.
4. Multiple select and move images in the 'photo display order' in the galleries

Many thanks

Simon
Edited Wed Sep 09, 15 10:14 PM by Simon Elwell
Mark Houde
Thu Sep 10, 15
5:05 AM
I can't embed an external link in a Section Preview but I can in a Page (Content) Preview.

Featured Sections & Featured Content previews present themselves differently (Content under Sections) on the home page and may present a jumbled appearance when both are used.

My request is to either allow external links in Sections or allow Featured Sections and Featured Content to show seamlessly (beside each other) on the Homepage.

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Alicia Williams
Sun Sep 13, 15
11:12 PM
Allow your order form (UNDER ORDERS ON THE CART) to say at the top above the images "Downloads, PRINTS, AND # of Images"

I get so confused when it says "8 prints" on my order, but I have 7 images and 8 prints in my cart. When someone orders a photo more than once its hard to keep track and each time i have to go back and triple check someone ordered something twice.

I have uploaded photos of what my cart shows me and what your invoice shows me.

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Edited Sun Sep 13, 15 11:14 PM by Alicia Williams
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Weeks
Mon Sep 14, 15
4:19 PM
Reports

Currently the reports are based around the calendar year but most of us have will have different accounting years and it might be nice to be able to set that as the default

Mike
Annie McElwain
Tue Sep 15, 15
5:32 PM
1. Privacy Option: a client can opt for certain photos to be private (often times they don't share with family because there are a couple photos they don't like).

2. Coupon codes for specific items-- I know this has been mentioned, just seconding my vote.

Geoffrey Bolte
Wed Sep 16, 15
2:29 PM
Tim thought of something today.

Would love to be able to do a recurring payment/subscription package type deal. Where it is automated. I know stripe can handle it, can you institute it into Sytist? Figure we have a few clients that pay monthly/quarterly. Also would allow us to offer a payment plan on some of our larger packages. Thanks!
Yew Kwang Lim
Sat Sep 19, 15
4:22 AM
Hi Tim,

Thanks for the creating this thread. Will add the suggestions to here as and when I have any:

1. To display BUY ALL as a single item in the invoice instead of displaying all the images.
2. When sending email from client gallery, the current default is turn on for people who have access to the page etc... it will be good to set the default off so that we don't accidentally send out messages to people unnecessary.
Edited Sat Sep 19, 15 11:32 PM by Yew Kwang Lim
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Weeks
Sat Sep 19, 15
4:44 AM
I would like to be able to view and see who my best customers are as I do a lot of repeat business i.e. order customers by sales

I would also like to be able to easily find any deactivated accounts

Mike
Tara Brooks
Thu Sep 24, 15
7:05 AM
I briefly browsed this section so hopefully I am not already repeating a request. I would love to have the ability to set a Buy All (such as the digital files, or a 5x7, etc.) to only be allowed to purchase after a minimum order requirement is met through my standard a la carte prints and collections.

Also, the ability to duplicate a section would be great!
Edited Thu Sep 24, 15 7:06 AM by Tara Brooks
Adina Hayne
Fri Sep 25, 15
7:16 PM
I would like to see the gallery association in the compiled order area. As a school and portrait photographer, often I am trying to pull orders from different schools at a glance. It would be beneficial for me to be able to look at the orders area instead of having to go to each gallery and click on stats, total, etc.

Thanks for your consideration
 
 
 
 
 
David King
Sat Sep 26, 15
7:39 AM
It would be useful to be able to assign an email template to an order status. So that when an order is set to that status the email is automatically sent (or a yes/no option is displayed to confirm)
Garry Hamilton
Sat Sep 26, 15
9:18 AM
Hello All.
I had a look at the requests and hopefully I did not overlook any similar requests. If I did, my apologies.
I would like to see a calendar based booking system feature in the sytist application.
1. This would enable a potential client to check the availability of and book a photographer for their event.
2. Allow a photographer to track their bookings, time and set their availability
Gill Valls
Tue Sep 29, 15
2:20 PM
Hi Tim

Just created an account to offer my two cents. I am nearly ready to jump in and purchase your product which I have been getting accustom to. Two things I would like to see in this program and I know I will probably have more suggestions once I get it and go live.
But till then:
1. the ability to have orders be sent automatically to print labs for order fulfillment through you upgrading your software. Maybe including software for our particular labs we use so that we can bridge the gap. Not sure about the logistics for this though. I prefer to work with local professional labs but am not against using major U.S. labs as well. For me that is the only major change that would send this program over the top and complete my list of what I am looking for in such software. I would rank this at number one on my wish list.

2. our option to show first time guests (through IP address maybe) in the home page, or just galleries, or any page, a dialog box to accept a notification that indicates that all images are copyrighted, etc. Something like your cookies dialog box but a small dialog box for copyright notice. I know this will not prevent anyone from attempting to copy images but at least we did our PSA. This is not at the top of my wish list but something I was thinking about. Such notice is usually at the bottom of the page which no one really pays attention. Just like to bring it to the forefront and have guests and customers know.

Again thank you for developing a strong software and am looking forward to jumping into it really soon.

Gill
Michael Leenheer
Tue Sep 29, 15
9:20 PM
@Gill Valls: your item #1 is a very in-depth bit of software development. I'm not involved in developing Sytist in any way but I had a bit of an inside view in one lab's efforts to develop software for this purpose and it is VERY complicated. One part of the issue is that as a photographer you can not create your own products on the site -- you need to download the product list from the lab you select or you will end up with products in your catalog that the lab can't create.

Your option #2 is already possible by using the "Splash Window" option on photo galleries and pages - Tim is ahead of you on that one!
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Leenheer | New Light Photography - SUB Photo
Gill Valls
Tue Sep 29, 15
11:14 PM
Hi Michael

Thanks for your reply. I appreciate it. It goes without saying that software development is complicated. I am not a software developer and just offering ideas for those who are experienced in this field to ponder the possibility. I believe in one post early this year Tim was looking into the possibility of such an option and another poster suggesting ROES software. However, if it is not possible at this time that is fine. Not the end of the world.

As for #2 I will look into that.

Kind Regards
Gill
Michael Leenheer
Wed Sep 30, 15
12:28 AM
Request: Sample / Preview Photo as part of the "Sub Products" in a Store item.

What I would like to have is an image that refreshes as they change the options they select. For example if I create a t-shirt product in my store, and the shirt comes in crew-neck and v-neck style, when they click the style button the preview photo could update based on the chosen option.
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Leenheer | New Light Photography - SUB Photo
Rose Sood
Wed Sep 30, 15
8:20 AM
Hi Tim,
Rather than the add photo icon, I think it would be easier for my client if there was an add to cart or add this photo button, like we had in Photocart. I know some of my clients will not know what to click on to order a particular image.
Rose
Rose Sood
Wed Sep 30, 15
10:36 AM
Please add range pricing for Buy Alls like in Photocart
EXAMPLE:
In Photocart I had tiered pricing set up with range pricing, that was a cost for all images that changed when the # of photos in a gallery increased.

Price
Range Pricing
From To Price
5 to 12 $25.00
13 to 24 $45.00
25 to 99 $89.00
100 to 200 $100.00
201 + $150.00
Edited Mon Oct 12, 15 2:54 PM by Rose Sood
Rose Sood
Wed Sep 30, 15
3:55 PM
Hi,
I also would like to have external links in sections.
It would be nice to be able to feature a specific page, not just sections on the home page.
Lisa Schaaf
Thu Oct 01, 15
8:50 AM
Strange, I'm not seeing my post here! I'll post again! These are in my priority request order.

1. Tiered pricing like already posted
2. Batch move orders to custom statuses
3. Batch re-upload adjusted images
4. Ability to send email only to those who viewed gallery who HAVE NOT placed order
5. Have "required purchase from group" be on a sub group vs main group. i.e., you can only purchase from this group if you buy from ANY other group.
6. Ability or organize product base in sub groups
Jason Fry
Mon Oct 05, 15
10:18 AM
Hi Tim,

Would it please be possible to have an option when viewing a proofing page in admin and filter so only the images which have comments are shown ? I use proofing pages a lot with my customers so they can request revisions and it would be really handy to see just them ones they have requested rather than having to scroll though all the images. If there could be radio buttons or tick boxes to show all images, those with revisions, all unapproved images and all approved images it would be really helpful.

Thanks

Jason
paul
Mon Oct 05, 15
11:03 AM
It would be great to have some sort of zoom feature. So clients can hover their mouse over the images and only see a little bubble of zoomed detail. Of course the source of the zoom would need to somehow be obfuscated so it can't be retrieved.

I've got into the habit of only putting up smaller sized thumbs as I've come across a lot of my images that have simply been screen grabbed. I know they can still do the same, but now it's pretty poor quality if they do.
paul
Mon Oct 05, 15
11:26 AM
Ability to restrict search & replace to current gallery so images that happen to have the same name, but totally unrelated don't get replaced!
Kathrin Gerner
Mon Oct 05, 15
12:00 PM
I didn't read all of the posts above but one of the first was a name search over all of the photos and galleries of the site and this would be very important for me, too. Please make it happen!
Marco Cappalunga
Thu Oct 08, 15
10:09 AM
Hello,
to me it would be very important the possibility to have the possibility to assign only a selected payment for a gallery,for instance to a dance school give only the possibility to pay only at school and not with other methods,like paypal or bank transfer.
Thanks
 
 
 
 
 
Rose Sood
Thu Oct 08, 15
11:51 PM
Please add ability to duplicate a photo product in the store and all its options. Usage: when designing a product that has several options AND has multiple design versions of the same type of product (like photo cards) it would be way easier to dupe the product and all it's options and then simply change out the design/version photo.
Joe Gabbard
Mon Oct 12, 15
1:06 PM
Might be a long shot but could you add an online sign up feature similar to Sign Up Genius or mysignup.com? I'd be willing to pay extra for a feature like this. Styist already acts as my website, customer gallery and ordering. If I could add a calendar that customers could sign up for time slots and pre-pay for sessions that would be fantastic. I currently use mysignup.com which I can link to from my Stytist website but it's very basic. Sign Up Genius has advanced features but they cost too much (especially the prepay options). I'd rather pay you and have it integrated in my website.
Greg K
Wed Oct 14, 15
11:02 AM
Hi,

On the orders page I would like a field to show which gallery/subgallery the order is from. Perhaps even the option to sort the data by order number or gallery.
Why?
I photograph schools/nurseries.
When the orders come in on the orders page I have no way of knowing which order is from which school/nursery.
Each school has its own deadline that I batch the orders together to send off to the printers. Currently, I have to repeatedly drill down into hundreds of orders to check and double check I have got all the right orders batched together.

Edit: I've just seen this issue has already been raised by another photographer in my field.
Adina Hayne
Fri Sep 25, 15
7:16 PM
Edited Sun Oct 18, 15 2:49 AM by Greg K
 
 
 
 
 
Simon Trafford
Thu Oct 15, 15
11:59 AM
Hi Tim,

Have you given consideration to add text messaging to Cell(mobile) numbers functionality?

As the majority of customers use their mobile devices it would seem to be a sensible next step option. It would also alleviate the issue we constantly have with e-mails arriving in Junk/Spam folders and the customer not realising they are there.

Kind regards

Simon
Randy Frum
Fri Oct 16, 15
9:07 AM
Hi Tim.

So far I love this product... and I do have a couple of things that would make this product more valuable to me:

1. Recurring Invoices - I love the fact that you can setup invoices and give individuals the option to pay with Credit Card. But as a wedding photographer I have many customers who like to sign up for monthly payment plans. A feature to setup a recurring invoice to occur on a set basis (say once a month) for the same amount... etc would be awesome! (and probably not too difficult to implement... right?)

2. Contract Signing. Maybe this one is not appropriate but would be great for me or anyone that deals with signed contracts. Maybe something similar to CudaSign.
Rose Sood
Sat Oct 17, 15
9:20 PM
I would like to require clients to be logged in in order to add to cart, but still be able to view the products and images without being logged in. Also to set this on buy and store pages which do not have a price list. This would allow me to contact customers who have put items in their cart, but not checked out
Greg K
Sun Oct 18, 15
3:13 AM
My request has already been asked by
Michael Weeks
Tue Aug 18, 15
5:40 PM
Point 3.

I also require a summary of sales from all sub galleries within a gallery to calculate a clients commission.
Hopefully, I'll have some time to look at the database over the next fortnight and create an sql script for it.
 
 
 
 
 
Alicia Williams
Sun Oct 18, 15
10:27 PM
I would REALLY love to see the orders come in more organized by Print Size,

4x6,

5x7

8x10

Digital Prints

I find it really hard to put in orders and toggle back and forth making sure I don't miss anything. When I pull the orders up my clients go back and forth between 4x6 and 5x7

This would also go hand and hand with the feature of saying 12 prints, 10 images (so you know that an image was ordered more than once.

I'd also love to see the columns and number of prints ordered on the order sheet not so far apart, or placed closer to the print size.

Maybe make the spacing between each print order smaller too, that would help!


Having them all grouped by size would help SO SO SO MUCH!
Edited Sun Oct 18, 15 10:29 PM by Alicia Williams
 
 
 
 
 
Alicia Williams
Sun Oct 18, 15
10:31 PM
My clients are also consfused by the "buy all" item.

They click on a photo and say "Buy all" but they think they are only buying that one photo for $250 even though I have it saying they get ALL iamges.

There must be a better way
 
 
 
 
 
Adina Hayne
Mon Oct 19, 15
10:53 AM
We service many schools and we would like for parents to be able to order from various galleries all in one cart. For example, school portraits, sport portraits, prom portraits, etc. They used to be able to order from multiple galleries, but now it will only allow them to order from galleries with the same price lists. This creates an issue because people only want to check out once. Today I lost a sale because of that.

Please consider reinstating this option. I understand what you said about people choosing different images from different galleries but this has never been a problem in the past.

thank you
 
 
 
 
 
M Davis
Mon Oct 19, 15
8:35 PM
Really need RSS feed option. Our non profit is now podcasting. RSS is vital to our progress!
 
 
 
 
 
M. Davis
michael milner
Tue Oct 20, 15
4:02 PM
Have options that are available for collections that can only be selected once within that collections. e.g.. I'm using options to have client specify where an image is to be positioned in a multi image print. It would be nice to be able to remove that option once it has been selected
michael milner
Tue Oct 20, 15
4:04 PM
This may be a big upgrade, but it would be cool if there where collection templates that could offer multi image prints that actually showed what the template looks like and allow the clients to drag and drop images into those openings to fill their print so they can see how the final product looks. That would be awesome
Alan Tutt
Wed Oct 21, 15
11:43 AM
One thing that I foresee wanting to do is to offer a category of premium greenscreen backgrounds that add an extra fee to the order.

In other words, to be able to offer a group of background galleries at the standard price, and 1 or more premium background galleries that add a dollar amount to the composite image. Maybe have an option to add 1 fee per background, no matter how many images it's used with, or a separate fee for each image the background is used for.

I know a lot of event photographers doing greenscreen work tend to have their pricing set up this way.
michael milner
Wed Oct 21, 15
5:24 PM
How about shipping options for product options. e.g.. I offer a print to be matted that wold require a higher shipping cost.

Also how about pricelist per image. I have some fine art images that have specific sizes and it would be nice to have a specific price list for them
Greg Chambers
Thu Oct 22, 15
3:37 PM
It would be great to have access to historical website stats. Perhaps at the end of each month, a text file is generated saving all the details from that particular month that can be accessed in a folder at the host. There are many times when I need to look at the performance of old pages.
Alan Schaefer
Thu Oct 29, 15
3:49 PM
Tim,

One of the sites I use for printing any options to possible integrate WHCC products or their system to help give my workflow a boost and to help streamline my online business. Here is their web site https://www.whcc.com/resources/integrated-services in reference to this process.

Let me know it would be great to have people order and pay and the photos go direct to the printer or fulfillment company.

Alan
David Cochran
Thu Oct 29, 15
5:54 PM
Tim,

I think that the S3 hosting option is great. However when you upload photos from FTP, it doesn't organize the files that it uploads to S3, instead it puts them all in the root folder. You can imagine how hard it is to organize or even find anything on my S3. I noticed that when you upload from the web interface it creates a date folder for each upload. That would help tremendously!
shane shiflet
Sat Oct 31, 15
10:57 AM
would love and to have logo on purchased downloads!!!
loaded over 75,000 images this year with very little problems and your customer service is remarkable. thanks
Daniel Halstead
Fri Nov 06, 15
12:49 PM
not sure how to explain this one... I have some PSD files that are shots of frames I sell... would it be possible to do any of the following ( based on green screen concept)

1: have the client select a frame then insert the photo they want to purchase in to the frame so they can see what it would look like framed?
or (or both?)
2: have the client take a pic of the wall that they want the print to go on, upload it to the cart then see the image on top of the pic they uploaded so they can see what it looks like on their wall?*

*:http://www.ohmyprints.com/de I currently use this site.
 
 
 
 
 
Luis Garza
Wed Nov 11, 15
9:30 PM
Hello Tm, If this hasn't been asked for already, i would like to be able to sort the product base list. Right now the full list sorted by price and I would like to be able to sort by name and or size and have that sort be carried over to the price list screen when adding products to lists. It would help to have all the 4x6 and 5x7 etc. labels grouped together.

Many Thanks for a great platform!!
Daniel Halstead
Thu Nov 12, 15
3:23 AM
Another quick one...
would it be possible to tag clients? (but we could generate our own tags)
example:
jo blogs - family
exotic sports cars - business
kevin smith - client
Bridal 123 - partner

and then filter them so we can generate a list of contact details for marketing? and bring the notes section across ;)
these details could be added on the people page

still the best platform out there!

d
 
 
 
 
 
Banzai Photo
Thu Nov 12, 15
2:23 PM
Magnifying glass zoom feature the same as in Photocart but for Sytist. The idea is to take a small photo in a gallery and be able to zoom without having to load the 'large' version of the file.
David King
Fri Nov 13, 15
5:55 AM
Would it be possible to add a "Random" option on the slide show? I use a slide show on the home page and it would be great if the content could vary whenever someone visits the site.
Jessica Gilbert
Sun Nov 15, 15
11:57 AM
It would be fantastic if I could create a drop down menu with whatever links I choose, rather than just links in a specified section or category. :)
Rebecca English
Tue Nov 17, 15
10:36 PM
I'd love to see the ability for clients to make comments on each photo in a collection or package. I use Sytist collections mainly for album ordering, and sometimes my clients will ask me make changes to a certain picture. It would be nice if they could do that in the shopping cart instead of having to email me separately. Thanks!
Joline Wellendorf
Fri Nov 20, 15
5:31 PM
PLEASE! I'd like to be able to post notes to a gallery, notes that are visible only internally - so me and my employees can log phone calls, email dates, etc - notes on what the customer has requested photoshopped, complaints, concerns, promises, etc - so we can stay on the same page when talking to a client regarding a gallery.
Joline Wellendorf
Fri Nov 20, 15
6:24 PM
I would love to be able to "like" or vote on ideas submitted here in the request forum, maybe somehow help prioritize needs.

I service schools, and the ability for parents to order across multiple galleries and checkout all at once is desperately needed. I see someone else has posted the same need... this is a huge deal...

Thanks!!
Rob Lovatt
Fri Nov 20, 15
6:41 PM
The following would be massively beneficial to all Sytist users!

The ability to clone a page -->

Would love to be able to clone a page that is loaded with generic text, sub galleries, each with standard headings, and each with their own text and unique price lists, etc. Being able to clone pages would save massive time in not having to set each of these up when creating a new client gallery.

Uploading images -->

Would love the ability for people to upload their own images with the ability to then purchase products from a pricelist - just as though the images were being added to any gallery. Yes, some pretty fundamental issues would have to be addressed like upload destination, upload filesize maximums (and minimums), and image agreements, but these have been similarly dealt with in other areas of Sytist. All of those criteria could be set in a main control panel. The upload function could be added to forms, and the variables, including which pricelist to set the uploaded image to, could be set at the page/category level. It could then be populated dynamically much like image tags in a gallery.

Product previewing -->

As an expansion of the greenscreen idea, how about adding the ability to add standard product image files where a client could select an image from their gallery and it would overlay their image over the product (like a print in someones hand, or a print on a wall).

Editable database -->

Forms in Sytist are excellent! Would love to see them be viewable, searchable, and editable after the fact in the admin side. For example a couple filling out a wedding contract remotely, then having the ability to adjust and refine later. As a next step to that, having it attached to a customer's account so they could edit it themselves later when logged in would be gravy!

Automatic emails -->

This is a touchy one, but having the site send standard emails automatically would be amazing! For example, once images have been uploaded to a new gallery, 3 days after images are uploaded to see how things are going, a reminder email that the gallery access will be expiring in 2 days, etc. I had this feature in a custom site ten years ago and it was so helpful! It was a matter of setting up "triggers" (variables) for a category. Eg. send _X_ email -- _X_ days -- _after_ -- _gallery creation date_ -- . There were only a handful of criteria to deal with and then it was a matter of having the emails that fit the criteria be send when the clock hit 12:00am everyday. Because there would be various email going based on different criteria, there were never more than the server could handle or would look suspicious.



Edited Fri Nov 20, 15 6:46 PM by Rob Lovatt
Kim Brooks
Sat Nov 21, 15
9:47 PM
I would love to see image view stats on individual photos again - like photocart. We always check gallery views and see which image our clients clicked on most. Then we offer specials on that image if they did not already purchase it. It was a great sales tool to have those stats.
Joline Wellendorf
Sat Nov 21, 15
10:41 PM
Kim, I sure would too! I would like to have control over when the "tables are too big" and when this data gets purged. This helped me tremendously in Photocart.
anonymouse
Wed Nov 25, 15
5:24 PM
CREDIT CARD SURCHARGE

I would like an option per payment method which adds a percentage to the final price in order to recover my costs. For example, I would add zero if they pay by bank transfer, and 3.5% if they pay by Paypal. This is quite common in some countries/industries.
chris stockman
Wed Nov 25, 15
5:28 PM
I would like for you to devise a way to compile all orders from a setting in one report. That way, I can have the total number of orders for each image number, instead of having to look at different reports and compiling my own report. This would help minimize mistakes in compilation. I am sure other photographers could benefit from this feature as well. For example, if you have three different families ordering from one photo shoot, it would make ordering a lot easier.

Christopher Stockman
Erika Epley Thiele
Fri Nov 27, 15
2:21 PM
Features I am missing from Photo Cart....

1.) Baby/Wedding Registries for clients to give out to their friends and family to help pay for sessions.
2.) Reports on what items off the products lists are selling more than others. So an itemized list of all items that have sold for the year.

Thanks, Tim!
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Weeks
Fri Nov 27, 15
4:57 PM
I have my galleries organised by type such as

Site Content > Galleries > Equestrian >

and the separate events have their own pages

I know I can export a list of who has viewed each page but it would be great to export at the Equestrian level

Mike
Tim - PicturesPro.com
admin
Sat Nov 28, 15
12:08 PM
Erika, there is already a registry system in Sytist:
http://www.picturespro.com/sytist-manual/articles/registries/

And when you view the products in your Product Base, it will show you the total sold.
 
 
 
 
 
Tim Grissett, DIA - PicturesPro.com || My Email Address: info@picturespro.com
Alicia Williams
Wed Dec 02, 15
9:32 PM
Would love the ability to send a cart "nudge" - reminder to clients. I have a bunch of clients with Shopping carts loaded to the top, but no one is buying! Would love to send an automated email after a set number of days that says "Don't forget you still have your shopping cart " or something like that.

I have one client just sitting on a slew of spending a lot of money and I want it!! :)
 
 
 
 
 
Melissa
Thu Dec 03, 15
5:40 PM
EXPORT TXT FILE of orders

I would really like to be able to export a list of orders. Not all the orders for a time period. Orders filtered by order status, or orders by page/gallery sold (i.e. when you go from page sold totals, to the list of orders).

The spreadsheet could include any information from the order that is at the order level - i.e. Customer Name, Billing Address, Shipping Address, Payment status, order status, shipping date, Tracking number, sub total, discount, sales tax, total sale, cog. etc.

This file would be used for multiple things.
1. To create shipping labels. List can be imported into label creating programs to create shipping labels. Currently I hand copy and paste each field. As you suggested I contacted other people that use the software and asked how they do this and no one had a good way. All agreed a spreadsheet would really help.
2. To total the sales outstanding - sometimes I need to know how many dollars in sales are outstanding to ship (gives me an idea of my COG outstanding)
3. Kick backs to leagues/schools etc. I provide my leagues a list of who purchases and their basket totals as a verification that I am paying them the correct amount. Also use this to create my check.
4. Sometimes I need a summary of what is outstanding for orders by status, but I don't need all the detail the order print out provides.
5. I used to have this feature and used it all the time.... These are only a couple uses.

Would also be nice if the spreadsheet included the page/gallery the sales came from or the one where the highest percentage came from.



Edited Thu Dec 03, 15 10:10 PM by Melissa
Melissa
Thu Dec 03, 15
5:44 PM
FILTER ORDERS that are OPEN

In the orders tab - would love to have the option to view orders that have the tag "open" only. Currently the option is to see all "open orders" or those that have been assigned to other status, but there is no way to view "unassigned" or those that have not had the status changed - the ones that show status as "open". This could just be displayed on the left menu with the other statuses as "Open or unassigned" along with the other statuses.

My business process has been to review an order and then place it in the appropriate status. The order being in a status means I have started a process. There is no way for me to view orders that have not been assigned to a status (or in my case started) When there are thousands of orders in "open" I would like to be able to check to see if something has not been moved to a status. I used to also use the spreadsheet in the previous post for this.
Edited Thu Dec 03, 15 5:48 PM by Melissa
Gloria Avina
Sun Dec 06, 15
4:03 PM
The ability to schedule emails. The ability to assign individual songs per sub gallery. (This would be very helpful for weddings!)
Jon McCarthy
Tue Dec 08, 15
5:40 PM
Would love to be able to apply a logo to paid downloads. I know the feature is available for free downloads, but not for a paid (or instant) download.
 
 
 
 
 
Rose Sood
Mon Dec 14, 15
9:38 AM
I need to be able to follow up on carts for users that are not logged in. I need clients to be able to see the prices, but then prompt that you must be logged in to add items to your cart.

Please add an option to view pricing when not logged, but must be logged in to add to cart.

I am hoping this is on your TO DO list.

Thanks Tim
Chris Nutt
Wed Dec 16, 15
7:34 AM
I would like the ability for me to add comments to pages on project proofing. Sometimes we need to add comments or notes against requested revisions - at the moment we have to add this onto the e-mail. It would be so much better if we could add the notes on an image by image basis.
 
 
 
 
 
Robert Madrid
Wed Dec 16, 15
9:13 PM
Hi Tim!

I dont know if you guys have already talked this but I was wondering if you could add "see only client selections" in the proofing area. Sometimes I have over 700 images and scrolling through all of them to get the approve selections is a bit annoying. Again, if some how I have missed this feature please let me know :) Thanks.
Amy Bush
Sat Dec 26, 15
10:35 PM
(may have posted in wrong place, sorry)

I feel like these 2 issues are the only thing really holding this product from being one of the best photographer behind the scenes must haves in the biz. Please consider.

To be able to have an email subscription form which will allow me to send out specials and notifications with new blog posts. This would be great for promoting sessions and discounts and drumming up a customer base and following. When a customer signs up for their account an option to get emails, newsletter and so on. Or when a customer first comes to the website allowing a pop up option to sign up for discounts, subscriptions, newsletters and blog info.

Pricing options that allow separating prices and are collapsible within a group.
For example....
Price List 1:
Fine Art Prints: (arrow here to expand or collapse)
5x7
8x10
11x14
Fine Art Metal Prints: (arrow here to expand or collapse)
5x7
8x10
11x14
Fine Art Canvas:(arrow here to expand or collapse)
5x7
8x10
11x14
Add Ons & Products: (arrow here to expand or collapse)
Coasters
Key Chains
Acrylic Magnets

Not sure where the product options went, but it would be nice to add products to a price group as well.
For senior session I can add key chains, for school sessions, acrylic magnets and so on.
Edited Sat Dec 26, 15 10:36 PM by Amy Bush
Terri Kieffer
Sun Dec 27, 15
2:28 PM
Would LOVE to have the ability to reference the Stats from expired events.
Iwona
Wed Dec 30, 15
12:46 PM
It would be amazing if we would be able to add additional credit for each option we create on a product.

Base Product = $50 Credit

OPTION 1
--- Sub-option 1 = No Credit
--- Sub-option 2 = No Credit
--- Sub-option 3 = $50 Credit
______________________________
Total Credit of Base Product with Option 1 (Sub-option 3) = $100 if purchased.

This shouldn't be too complex to implement, but would open so many possibilities for us to create awesome packages as well as sell discounted credit if purchased ahead of time, etc.

EDIT: Also, the fact that there is sub-option for each product option is awesome. And all sub options should have a credit field attached!

Here is a screenshot of how it could look like for maximum simplicity: http://alomia.ca/sy-photos/2015/12/30/10/large_cd47caeb8_Option_1_w_3_SUB-OPTIONS.png
Edited Wed Dec 30, 15 12:58 PM by Iwona
 
 
 
 
 
Ryan vL
Thu Dec 31, 15
10:16 PM
If there is one request I could make of Sytist it would be a tweak in how the current Justified layout is generated. Rather than the current method of setting a fixed row height, I would like to see Sytist dynamically generate varying row heights and photo widths to display all of the photos in a gallery with no cropping. After spending the last month preparing my new Sytist site this is pretty much the only thing I miss about my old site. With my old site you specified a minimum row height between 60 and 400 pixels (I used 250), that way row heights would not drop below the specified threshold but they could range between that number and the maximum in order to make everything fit. If this could be incorporated into Sytist it would be fantastic, maybe giving us the option of either fixed heights as it is now or minimum heights.

Here's an example of how it looked on my old site, all four rows are being displayed at slightly different heights (with corresponding differences in image widths), everything fits and there is no cropping:


The current Sytist method for comparison, lots of cropping as can be seen by my cropped watermarks in the top row of photos:


Most of the time the effect was fairly subtle as in the example above. Sometimes it could be more dramatic (which I personally liked):
 
 
 
 
 
Rolando Rivera
Sat Jan 02, 16
12:58 AM
I agree with Garry Hamilton on the following

I would love to see a calendar based booking system feature in the sytist application.
1. This would enable a potential client to check the availability of and book a photographer for their event.
with online payment for retainer fee.
2. Allow a photographer to track their bookings, time and set their availability
Alicia Williams
Sat Jan 09, 16
12:43 PM
I have a client that had items in their cart favorites bucket and wanted to buy "All" of them. She kept clicking the "Buy all button" and was very annoyed it meant buy the entire batch from the gallery just not the 30 she selected.

I think to fix this, you could do two "buy all favorites" button and a "Buy all in gallery" button.

I spent two days telling her to stop clicking BUY ALL. :)
 
 
 
 
 
John Shaw
Mon Jan 11, 16
2:06 PM
OOPS I accidentally added this to the common thread. Is there a way to add Square as a payment option?
 
 
 
 
 
Do All to the Glory of God - 1Corinthians 10:23
Ursula Page
Tue Jan 12, 16
7:30 AM
I would love to have the minimum order by gallery back as we did in Photocart. I have a client that needs to spend more than my minimum amount based on a special agreement, but I hate having to make an entire new price list just for her. Also, when you change price lists in a shopping cart (I have one of my base price lists with and without a minimum order) then I have to clear their cart and reinput everything in their cart if I change their price list to the no minimum order one. I sometimes have to do this if a client is ordering cards or announcements in a hurry and the rest of their order later on. Thanks Tim!
Michael Weeks
Tue Jan 12, 16
10:51 AM
Ursuala one of the things you can do with Sytist is make it a pay to view gallery and give them credit on their account so if Minimum spend is $500 you charge $500 to view and give them $500 credit

Mike
michael milner
Tue Jan 12, 16
9:19 PM
Feature Request

Lay-y Plan
It it possible to offer a payment plan option for clients to be charged each month?
or an option to digitally sign a payment plan contract?
Adina Hayne
Tue Jan 19, 16
8:49 AM
I would love a way to export a CSV of orders with the following fields:
Image Number
Package(s)

 
 
 
 
 
Capybara Mailman
Wed Jan 20, 16
11:25 AM
Hi Tim, we're still learning how Sytist works but so far it's great! Thanks!

One thing that would be huge: changing photo size options at the photo upload stage.

We use different photo sizes depending on the type of job to prevent image theft. For weddings we do larger files since they already have the hi-res files; for schools, we make them very small and watermarked. Instead of changing the default size settings each time, it would be nice if we could pick sizes on the photo upload page.

One other minor thing: we don't use many of the options on the Gallery page, but one thing we need is the Page Link. Right now it's hidden under More Options. It would be nice if it was displayed up top, say under the description, so you don't have to click on anything. Or maybe an option to re-arrange the options? Haha maybe that's too much.
Also, our site uses an SSL cert, so all links must be https, but the page link displays a http URL. Not sure if that can be changed as an option.
Stephen Jorgensen
Thu Jan 21, 16
2:13 AM
Hi Tim,
A request I have in the project proofing department is for the client to be able to leave a message with the Approval. I use it for album design and it is working well but if the client is happy with the design but would like to request something retouched they need to send me an email at the moment. (I only retouch the images when the design is approved)

Hope this makes sence.

Steve
Capybara Mailman
Tue Jan 26, 16
4:18 PM
The Photo display options for display Galleries (not selling Client Galleries) aren't very good, unless I'm missing something.

The Slideshow option is ok, but an option to have a row of small thumbnails at the bottom, for quick navigation, would be nice.

Standard Photo on page w minis in closer to what I'm looking for, but you can only put the minis on the left, not the bottom or right. Weird. And using the minis to navigate is useless, because you see the photo once you mouse-over a mini - clicking doesn't make a permanent switch to that photo, as it should. You have to leave your mouse over a mini to see it.
Philippe Penel
Wed Jan 27, 16
10:56 PM
I would like to have a big red "Unpaid" message in the "view orders" page.

The message is there when you view the page which displays all the open orders but my workflow is to open the oldest open order, and then click the "newer" link which takes me to the next page. I don't always look whether it is paid or not and end up preparing photos for clients who haven't paid. A red sign would alert me straight away.
Laura Luis
Sat Jan 30, 16
11:37 AM
1) Sign contract

[...electronic signature capability for pdf photography contract which can be uploaded/downloaded/stored in Sytist and associated with client in Sytist...]
Laura Luis
Sun Jan 31, 16
1:45 PM
2) Retina ready display images/processing

[...upload images at 2x for 1x display...for example 300x500 72 dpi display size would be processed as a file size of 600x1000 72 dpi to accommodate Retina displays...admin user would in this example have to upload images with 1000px width or height minimum to avoid quality loss...]
Edited Sun Jan 31, 16 1:46 PM by Laura Luis
Laura Luis
Sun Jan 31, 16
4:01 PM
3) Enable a way to view/copy full file name in enlarged image view

[...longer image file names get cut off, clients may need to reference image #s in correspondence...]
Laura Luis
Sun Jan 31, 16
4:17 PM
4) Enable user-defined max width or height for Large gallery image display (in Client Galleries/Selling Section)...maybe also a setting for Magnified Views (2)

[...would be nice to upload/process large file size to accommodate Retina displays but be able to actually display the Large image version at a more "compact" size with a fixed maximum height or width - rather than lose image quality by dropping down to the Small image version. I upload/ftp at 1200 for the Large images to accommodate Retina, but I think some styles of photography look much nicer displayed at 450 to 650 px when the user clicks to order...as an option, I'm sure some folks prefer full size!...]
Edited Sun Jan 31, 16 4:19 PM by Laura Luis
Aaron Couch
Mon Feb 01, 16
4:28 AM
**Customer export**
I would like to have the option to "order by" any of the selected fields - such as "company" "city" state" as I use the exported data to generate targeted email campaigns.
Even better would be to integrate a Mailchimp API to pull customer information and keep my Mailchimp database in sync with my Sytist.
Tom Fenn
Mon Feb 01, 16
5:03 AM
I don't know if this has been already requested or not, but could a preference be added to change the size of fonts (ie make smaller) when using the editor on iPads or other tablets? At present interface font size is fixed and this makes it incredibly clunky if trying to edit one's site using a tablet, running either iOS or Android.

Cheers!

Tom
 
 
 
 
 
Kelli Leavens
Mon Feb 01, 16
1:53 PM
I would love an easier way to sell digitals. I currently use another site for my digital sales where I can just upload and then email a pin # for download. Would love to have it easier or similar to this on Sytist. It is also confusing for customers when they purchase digitals, (I'm not sure why, but not everyone is as smart as we are ;) ) PIN numbers for downloading would be amazing.

If there is already an easier way to do it, let me know :) Thanks!!!
Kelli Leavens
Mon Feb 01, 16
1:55 PM
Oh, and registries. On photo cart I had the registry option where customers could register for their baby / bridal showers and I don't see that in Sytist. Thanks again!
Aaron Couch
Mon Feb 01, 16
10:31 PM
"Work List" from Photocart.
While the packing slip option is similar, I always used the "check boxes" provided on the Work List in photocart to check off my products when filling an order.
I believe this is a VALUABLE option that has not been included in Sytist
Daniel Halstead
Thu Feb 04, 16
9:04 AM
Hi all...
I am just about to renew my subscription to: www.stickyalbums.com (remove if not appriate)
And it got me thinking... can this not be done in Sytist? After all it is only a Web page based on a template?
It could save me a bit of money each year and then even more of a reason to pay for my sytist subscription... (that is amazing value!)
Please let me know... so i know where I am going to put my money this month ;)
 
 
 
 
 
John Price
Fri Feb 05, 16
11:38 AM
Hi Tim

I want to be able to allow my customers to download a certain amount of images.
I was thinking along the lines of creating a coupon that would allow X no. of downloads,
This would enable me to email customers thanking them for their recent print purchase, As a thank you please use the coupon code which will allow you X no of downloads.

Thanks

John
Daniel Halstead
Wed Feb 10, 16
9:52 AM
maybe I might have missed this... but is there anywhere we could add some more user fields to registered customers?
Date fields and other info that we can relabel ourselves?
and also the possibility to link clients together such as siblings?
 
 
 
 
 
Caitland Corbridge
Wed Feb 17, 16
1:09 PM
Sytist has really become a great tool for me, I am liking it a lot, so thank you!

As Aaron mentioned above, I also really miss the old photocart "Work List". I feel like I am wasting so much ink and paper as I print out these packing slips to fill my orders. I really need the total number of prints/images at the top of the work page again (as with photocart) so that I can recheck that when filling their order. Also, I've always wished that it also listed the total number of 4x6's, 5x7's, etc.

One thing I am having a problem with, is that I have some digital file packages created, and as they fill their package with their images, it is not listing which SUB gallery it is from. It lists the page and the main gallery, but not the sub gallery. I am dealing with literally thousands of candid photos, and it is really hard to find what sub gallery they are coming from. All my other regular print orders are working fine.

Thank you!
Caitland
Rob Lovatt
Thu Feb 18, 16
12:50 PM
Excellent continued work Tim! Here's a few thoughts:

Multiple sidebars - Something useful for those with multiple genres in their site. The sidebar is excellent, so now ho about having multiples available? Create a new sidebar name, load it with widgets like normally, and have the option to select which sidebar to use at the category or page level. It seems like the framework you have could do this easily.

Alternate files - So far only jpgs can be added to galleries, and other files can be added to the misc files section. I would love to see the addition of uploading things like PDFs, PNGs, and TIFs through the regular upload interface. Not necessarily to view, but to be a download space for customers. We currently use dropbox for sharing files, but to have everything stored for customers in one area on sytist would be convenient now that they are used to the system!

Gallery sort - Would like to have the option of "sort by name ascending" for a gallery. It can be set on the page, but not the page defaults. If you could add the sort options that exist at the page level to the defaults, that would be great!

Editable forms for customers - The forms section is excellent in how customisable it is. I have thought about using it as a detailed document for wedding contracts, but means it has to be done in one shot. We would love it to be editable after the fact. Say, have it set on a page that a customer can come back to to change it, almost like an online document. Then have the corresponding database on the admin side.

Duplicate page - Thank you very much for responding to this! Hopefully you can implement the duplication of subgalleries and their options along with the pages!

Thank you for the continued support on this excellent product!

michael milner
Tue Feb 23, 16
3:53 AM
Would love an option to sell gift cards or vouchers / certificates that the customer can set the price of and buy either for themselves or for a friend
Jon Farmer
Tue Feb 23, 16
10:46 AM
Not sure if this has been raised from the forum yet ...

Would love to see the ability to create credits for particular products ie "?xx.xx worth of downloads"

Sometimes I wouldn't want that credit to be used on printed items.
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Leenheer
Mon Feb 29, 16
5:34 PM
Kind of a variation of the green-screen feature you already have; could you find a way to let clients drop photos into a template? Single image templates would be wonderful -- with the magnificent dream of a multi-image template some day in the future.

We could design PNG files of photo borders with a center cut-out for events, for example, and then use a variation of the green-screen system you already have to allow a preview of a client's own photo inside the overlay.

(Nod to Michael Milner for having a similar idea, posted in October 2015.)

Tags: Template, overlay, drop in, transparency, border
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Leenheer | New Light Photography - SUB Photo
Peter Gillahan
Wed Mar 09, 16
5:26 PM
Could we please have the option to tick "Category" as a field to export to CSV in REPORTS? We really need this in order to identify what school/job total sales etc.

Thank you
 
 
 
 
 
paul
Mon Mar 14, 16
8:09 PM
What some posted before:

8. The possibility to email all those with active shopping carts, a reminder that they had item picked out but did not by them. And perhaps have an admin setting to how many reminders to send.
Sportsnapper
Tue Mar 15, 16
4:21 AM
I'm moving from photocart to Sytist (finally) as it now provides some great features that I can use. But the first thing that I've tested has now put me off - the upload process. It seems slow, and I've no idea what's happening under the covers.

I think that there needs to be an asynchronous upload process, rather than keeping a browser window open - and better feedback on the process of the upload (3 of 5670 processed) Googling around a bit turned this up http://symcbean.blogspot.co.uk/2010/02/php-and-long-running-processes.html

So upload starts a separate php process, and allows you to keep working on your site. And your site should stay more responsive to customer requests. It would also mean you could create an api of sorts to initiate the upload process remotely after the ftp transfer is finished.
 
 
 
 
 
Gareth Jones sports-alive.com
paul
Wed Mar 16, 16
12:49 PM
Can you please look into added Bitcoin payment support? It would save us all a lot of money in fee's.

Thanks
Paul M
Thu Mar 24, 16
6:06 AM
Now that we have MailChimp integration (Thanks!!!), please consider deeper shopping/cart integration. :)

http://mailchimp.com/connect-your-store/
 
 
 
 
 
Lachlan Ryan
Thu Mar 24, 16
8:29 AM
When replacing the photos on an order with the edited photos for the customer, I would like to be able to upload all of the edited files in one go - exactly the same way that you can overwrite/replace images when uploading to a gallery. I want to be able to do this and replace the photos on the order only.

My process is to upload all photos into a gallery in low resolution, mostly unedited - and then edit them (after purchase) and upload the high resolution file to the order only.

Perhaps there is already a simple workaround? I understand I can replace the photos in the actual gallery, but I'm not sure if that's ideal. Any thoughts?
Edited Thu Mar 24, 16 8:29 AM by Lachlan Ryan
 
 
 
 
 
Sami
Sun Mar 27, 16
8:52 AM
I would love to see Tave integration, so orders can be passed from Sytist into Tave.
 
 
 
 
 
Sami
Sun Mar 27, 16
9:03 AM
Ooh and a mobile App! Which would download the images to their phone, and show up like an app on their main screens so they can use it offline.
 
 
 
 
 
Rolando Rivera
Mon Mar 28, 16
10:46 AM
please return old Photocart Coupons and Product options

Would like to see a way to duplicate a current or used coupon. This would duplicate just the discount parameter and name.. you can have it leave the CODE and Expire dates empty so that they may be customized.

In the original Photocart under product options I was able to have a drop down list in which I could place photos of a product. For example I have attached a sample of the drop down to choose which Invite a customer would like.. or to allow them to see maybe the difference in photo texture finishes. or album covers ect...
https://www.picturespro.com/forummemberphotos/2442/2442-160328104317.jpg
Attached Photos
Edited Mon Mar 28, 16 10:47 AM by Rolando Rivera
Mark Houde
Tue Mar 29, 16
5:26 PM
A feature where the customer could drag and drop or select and display different images in a composite product.
Edited Tue Mar 29, 16 5:26 PM by Mark Houde
 
 
 
 
 
andrew bershaw
Fri Apr 01, 16
10:41 AM
Image Overlay,
I know the subject came up a while ago, shortly after Green Screen was released. I haven't heard back that i can remember, butI would love to see the ability to have an overlay option as well as Green Screen background. Here is 2 samples. The first one is with GS BR as well as an overlay. there are also instances where i would like to give the option of a school mascot or Text overlay. Hopefully available prior to next football season.

Andy
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jadine bruner
Sun Apr 03, 16
12:30 PM
I know I've addressed this in another area of support, but thought I'd put it here.

I would like that nothing in the shopping cart to be able to change unless the customer does so. This CAN happen when 'options' are added to the same image. If a customer puts an image in the shopping cart withOUT any image options chosen, and then later decides to add that same image, this time with options added, the first image that was already in their cart automatically gets those options added to the first one, since it's the same image.

Just seems very wrong that adding any product can change what is already in their cart.

Hoping for a re-vamp on those image options soon.
Will Wenzel
Mon Apr 04, 16
12:04 PM
Now that I've seen the impact the featured gallery has, I'd like to use billboards more (really, for every gallery). Since these are for client galleries, I'd like to use images from their galleries, so I'm choosing the upload slides option instead of most recent from section. My first request is, Can't I just use images already uploaded to the gallery? Why have to re-upload images?

Second billboard request - Can we have the ability to use text that covers all slides, So that the gallery title could always appear in the billboard? I know I can add it on each slide separately, but a global option would be nice.

Third billboard request - can we format the text on slides to be center-aligned the way you've set up the text in featured-gallery? Really, I would like the whole text feature-set of featured gallery to be available in billboards, so the text centers on the image, then the arrow button appears.
Will Wenzel
Mon Apr 04, 16
12:12 PM
Feature Request - Ability to delete photos except for Photographers' Favorites. It would be nice to be able to select all of the photographers' favorites throughout subfolders, (maybe this can already be done?) when a gallery is expired, move them to the main folder, and delete all the subfolders. Then I'd just have a gallery of my favorite images to keep up for marketing.
Kathrin Gerner
Tue Apr 05, 16
9:17 AM
It surely was asked for some time ago but I would love to be able to use Sytist in a second language. Tim, please, that would be very nice. It would be sufficient to be able to use German and English for me, no need for more languages. I found a topic that dates back a long time but it seems you did not follow this route.
Tony Juays
Tue Apr 05, 16
2:09 PM
Square now allows it to be used as a payment gateway. I would like the option to be able to do my online payments using Square.
https://squareup.com/developers
Thanks
Will Wenzel
Thu Apr 07, 16
11:28 AM
Featured Image Billboard - Hi Tim, here's another thought after using gallery exclusive. Could you give us a third billboard option to use the featured images from a clients gallery and subfolders? It feels like you might have a lot of the coding already done, and that would be life-changingly useful!
Will Wenzel
Sat Apr 16, 16
2:23 PM
Manually Rearrange Galleries - can the popup window that allows this be sized to fill the whole screen so that it's easier to see which images are being moved on larger galleries?
Aleksandr Guzov
Wed Apr 20, 16
6:01 AM
Hi, Tim!
It would be great to have a possibility to send print order e-mail to known photo lab, with link to generated zip archive.
1. Client chooses files he wants to print, photo paper type.
2. Chooses photo lab (list from my sytist).
3. Chooses a method of getting photos. (Pick up from photo lab, or from photographer, or sending by mail).
4. Places order, makes payment.
5. Photographer receives order, uploads files to gallery.
6. Photographer clicks the button ?send order to photo lab?.
a) Sytist generates zip archive with chosen files.
b) Letter with order details and with link to archive goes to e-mail address, associated with photo lab name from the list. Copy of letter goes to photographer?s e-mail address. May be also a link to online order, where is photo cropping information.
7. If client chooses ?pick up from photo lab? method, in the letter there will be the name of client or person, who will come to photo lab to get photos.
8. If it is possible, with confirmation that photos have been downloaded by photo lab.
Catherine Bligh
Thu Apr 21, 16
1:17 PM
It would be great if I could add a page, PDF document (like signed contracts) or direct link to a persons specific My Account Page through the People section.

And/or add a section to the bottom of their My Account Page that I could customize to the client (my idea is to have a "Next Steps To Take.." and other notes to communicate with the client in simpler way than a chain of endless emails.)

Having a boutique business with a more intimate relationship with my clients, I would love to make the My Account Page more personalized and user-specific to take it beyond just for them to keep track of their orders and gallery site.

Thanks!!
Michael Leenheer
Fri Apr 22, 16
12:05 PM
A coupon which adds a product - a free download or print or store item even - to the shopping cart at no charge.

I'd like to add either free downloads when a certain value is purchased, or maybe a set of free wallets for 'orders over $x.xx'. Looks like I'm not the only one either, based on a quick search for "coupon" in this thread. :-)

(The current method of offering a % or $ value off the order isn't nearly as effective as giving a specific product; clients could just use the coupon to discount other products which may have lower profit margins.)
Edited Fri Apr 22, 16 12:09 PM by Michael Leenheer
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Leenheer | New Light Photography - SUB Photo
Kimberly Neyer
Mon Apr 25, 16
8:56 AM
I offer my clients a discount when they purchase an image more than once and currently they have to check a box as an option to take advantage of this. A few times though people have not checked the box when they could have, or they have checked the box when they shouldn't have. Oops! I'd like to automate the discount - is there a way that you could add the option to recognize an image is already in the cart as an item or as part of a collection and apply a discount to it each additional time it is added to the cart?
Michael Leenheer
Wed Apr 27, 16
12:07 AM
Regarding the new "gallery owner" feature: could that be streamlined to be a part of the process when assigning "people" to a gallery? Our client list is over 10,000 people and scrolling down that long dropdown list twice ... well it would be nice if we could just have a tickbox to say "Also make this person the gallery owner".

 
 
 
 
 
Michael Leenheer | New Light Photography - SUB Photo
Paul M
Sun May 01, 16
7:09 PM
I really would like to be able to click phone numbers to call them when they are displayed (e.g. the People info pages, Order pages, etc). This would really save a lot of hassle when I'm using my iPhone on-site for photo sessions, etc. So, please wrap all phone numbers with the tel: HTML link like this:

1-212-555-5555

 
 
 
 
 
Alan Tutt
Mon May 02, 16
12:01 PM
After testing the new feature for multiple free download sizes, I see that if one downloads more than 1, all files are given the same name. I'd like to see an option to add a size indicator on the filename, such as "-large", "-medium", or "-web".

For the same feature, the description shows "Largest available size" if one of the options is set to allow that. It would be nice to be able to change the description to indicate that multiple sizes are available.

I'd also like to see an option to create a "package" of downloads with multiple sizes, which would make it easier to offer quantity discounts for multiple packages, which in itself could be a separate feature request. (To offer discounts on packages).

Thanks.

- Alan
Matthew Brooks
Tue May 03, 16
8:24 PM
I would love there to be an option to upload a PDF print release to an order that has a digital download. Also the ability to set a limit on how many times a customer can download an image from their order.
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Weeks
Fri May 06, 16
4:57 AM
I need to be able to email all those that have registered and not purchased for things like reminders that Early Bird discounts are due to end, people that have already purchased really do not need to know.
I still have that issue that my server is limited to 100 emails in an hour and I can get events with far in excess of that registering and being able to send out the emails over a longer period via a cron job would be great.

Mike
Greg K
Fri May 06, 16
6:30 AM
I?ll echo 2 points mentioned above.
- Gift vouchers from grandparents to go towards a session
- Mail shot to people who have registered and have items in basket but did not complete purchase. The feedback I have had from nursery managers is that the online ordering system is too complicated for many parents and they gave up. I?d like to be able to email all the clients connected to a gallery (with multiple sub galleries) to offer assistance at the point the early bird discount is due to end, or order deadline due to expire.
 
 
 
 
 
Geoffrey Bolte
Sun May 08, 16
3:39 PM
Tim

Been thinking,

It would be great to instead of offer a discount for early bird, but to offer a free print or digital product if placing an order within a specific amount?

Also if we could limit coupons to specific items - such as a digital product only discount, etc.

Maybe limit coupons to specific galleries?

I know there is a bunch more, just can't think of them off the top of my head!!

Thanks,
Geoff
Lionel unartvisuel
Wed May 11, 16
7:04 PM
Keywords... would be nice to have the possibility to avoid the same keyword 100 times just because it was written in the meta file uploaded. Then it's a real pain to select them in that list. Also, typing the first letters and having a list of them would improve their use...
 
 
 
 
 
Melanie Levy
Mon May 16, 16
3:20 AM
Please, please, pretty-please could we have the ability to create a paid access option on sub galleries? I'm an equine photographer and for horse shows, some people register ahead of time, but others don't. It'd be great to allow access to the overall gallery while still charging those who haven't signed up to view their photos.

Thanks for the consideration!
Jared S
Mon May 16, 16
12:01 PM
It would be nice if the recent visitors/stats would properly support CDNs like CloudFlare or CloudFront.

The visitor's actual IPs can be found in the request headers `CF-Connecting-IP` and `X-Forwarded-For`.
Paul White
Wed May 18, 16
8:06 PM
I would love to have the following slideshow features:
1. A button that a client can click to start a slideshow from the thumbnail view - like Photocart has.
2. Ability to have music with a slideshow that is started when clicking on the "play" arrow that is on an enlarged image. As it is, music can only be played when selecting the option to have the gallery view begin with a slideshow.
 
 
 
 
 
Paul White
Paul White
Wed May 18, 16
8:19 PM
Could we have more flexibility in the wording of the Early Bird Discount? The syntax seems awkward to me.
Here's how I have it appear now: "Order online before May 25, 2016 and receive a discount on orders of $20.00 or more 15.00% off."
Here's what I would like to have it say: "Get a 15% discount for online orders placed before May 25, 2016." In other words, the awkwardness comes from having the discount percentage tacked onto the end of the sentence. It's much cleaner to have the percentage appear before the word, "discount" instead of at the end - and similar to the way Photocart did it.
I would like the option to choose whether or not to have an order amount as part of the discount requirements.
 
 
 
 
 
Paul White
paul
Thu May 19, 16
6:30 AM
Is it possible to notify clients when they login that they have downloads available when they haven't downloaded them yet?

I find that customers don't seem to know to go look at their order for the download links, even though it's on the order email as well as detailed when they go through the checkout.
mike norman
Fri May 20, 16
4:24 AM
when offering a free download of an image - is it possible to make it clearer that the image that the image has been downloaded ..

when the image is clicked, they are relying on their browser to tell them it is downloaded, and the DOWNLOAD NOW window doesn't change .. so they click it again if unsure and end up with multiple downloads which skews figures and confuses the person a little

Just change to DONE or something would be helpful
Edited Fri May 20, 16 4:25 AM by mike norman
Jennifer Zmuda
Fri May 20, 16
9:34 AM
I'd love it if there could be a multiple person approval option with the proofing galleries. We have a team of people who all need to sign off on images before they can be used. Also if the whole process could be mobile responsive that would be amazing. I work with people who don't have time to sit down at a computer.
Eric
Sun May 22, 16
6:03 AM
Can you start looking at the Checkout Section and consider some adjustments there.
Right now there's too much going on before the purchase commitment. A quicker checkout would really help out.

The fewer the decisions a potential buyer has to make before clicking the Process Order button the better.
If someone is purchasing just digital files or services, why do they need their zip or their address?

Do we really want them distracted with creating an account at this point?
Would it better to treat it like the Gallery Exclusive and remove all the links from the top?


Edited Sun May 22, 16 6:20 AM by Eric
Paul White
Sun May 22, 16
8:46 PM
Please provide a way to turn off watermarking for individual galleries.
Please provide a way to turn off the huge preview photo shown after clicking on a gallery. It looks terrible with vertical images - which are about 75% of the portraits I shoot. Or, an alternative is to have it respect the proportions of the picture so that both verticals and horizontals are shown in their entirety.
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Paul White
Rose Sood
Mon May 23, 16
10:07 AM
I regularly use print credits and would love to be able to duplicate or copy an existing print credit like in PC. It would be a big time saver.
Paul White
Mon May 23, 16
10:13 AM
Tim, I don't know if it would be of interest to you, but I am recruiting a group of about 10 people to be a testing group. They will be people of widely varying computer skills - everything from barely computer literate to seasoned "expert" users. My goal is to have them navigate my site, including the shopping cart, with instructions to complete a range of tasks. Then, I will determine which areas are not intuitive, and therefore cause problems that hinder or prevent them from completing the assigned tasks.

Having been the webmaster of my sites for over 20 years it is easy for me to get "tunnel vision," thinking that something is obvious and intuitive when in fact my clients are baffled by it.

If you are interested, I will share the results when I complete the study.

By the way, I so appreciate you and this wonderful tool that you have developed. My comments are intended to help make a great product even better.

I bought PhotoCart when it first came out, to replace my own custom-written shopping cart. By the way, my first shopping cart was, I believe, the first of it's kind in the world. I had it programmed because there was nothing available for photographers and I began getting inquiries from photographers all over the world asking where I got it.
 
 
 
 
 
Paul White
Lionel unartvisuel
Mon May 23, 16
4:17 PM
I'm checking the people function, when mails are growing slowly, it seems hard to find the right person or group of persons that have been involved in a page.

Being able to add a few category or group names (kind of keywords for peoples) in the People data could improve that search.

Actually I use the "company" selection, but as they can change it, then it gets difficult to reselect that option.

Would those extra fields accessible only by the admin help other Sytist users?
Edited Mon May 23, 16 4:40 PM by Lionel unartvisuel
 
 
 
 
 
Rose Sood
Mon May 23, 16
6:46 PM
Please add the ability to sort product base alphabetically. It is a pain to have it sorted by $ value.
Thank You
Paul White
Tue May 24, 16
12:43 PM
Would love to have slideshows on phones. I know there can be an opening slideshow; what I mean is to be able to click an arrow on an enlarged image and have it play - just like it does on a computer.
 
 
 
 
 
Paul White
Paul White
Tue May 24, 16
12:46 PM
Please provide a way to disable Early Bird after it has been enabled for a gallery. I keep clicking the little green box next to trying to make it turn red; seems like a logical way to implement that.
 
 
 
 
 
Paul White
Paul White
Tue May 24, 16
2:20 PM
Some of my Wish-List
1. A choice to add an external URL link in the Gallery Exclusive Design "Your Contact Page" drop-down.
2. A way to add our custom links to the ones above an enlarged photo. Now only Favorite - Share - Filter - Compare are shown.
3. A way to disable the large preview photo, and to have it display the entire photo - both portrait and landscape photos.
4. A way to start a slideshow from the Menu Bar.
 
 
 
 
 
Paul White
Will Wenzel
Wed May 25, 16
11:02 AM
@Paul White - A few posts up you asked about turning watermarking off for individual galleries. I don't think you can turn it off once you've watermarked them, but you always have the option of not watermarking a gallery on upload. In the upload photos screen, there's a checkbox on the left to watermark or not.

You also asked about the 'huge image' at the top of the screen - this is a new feature that is easy to disable. It's Gallery Exclusive Mode, and is toggleable from the main edit page, just below the publish,draft drop down.
Paul White
Wed May 25, 16
2:28 PM
Will Wenzel, Yes, turning off Gallery Exclusive Mode does get rid of the huge preview. However, it also gets rid of some features, such as the link to my main website and my phone number. It should be so simple to have the preview image respect the image proportions so that the entire image is displayed. That would be ideal, but just turning it off would be an improvement.
In another post I request the ability to turn off the Early Bird after upload. Sometimes, I realize that I mistakenly added the discount. I have, however, found a work-around. I just set the expiration date of the discount to a date before today, and of course, the discount disappears!
 
 
 
 
 
Paul White
Will Wenzel
Thu May 26, 16
11:37 AM
@Paul White. You can edit your header to include a link to your main website and phone number in Design, Header and Footer. You can adjust the Early Bird globally by editing your section (which might be client galleries). Site Content, List All Content, choose the section in question. Click the pencil icon to edit, and choose default settings on the right. At the bottom of the list is early bird special default days - you can set that to 0 so you never have an early bird unless you specifically add it.

FYI, I don't work for Tim or Sytist, I'm just a happy user.
Paul White
Thu May 26, 16
12:51 PM
Will Wenzel - I realize all of that, and have already done it, but when a client gallery is entered the Header disappears! Don't misunderstand, I am a happy user also. I bought Tim's first program, Photocart, when it was first released and think he does an awesome job. It can certainly be improved, however, and I offer suggestions toward that end.
 
 
 
 
 
Paul White
Will Wenzel
Sun May 29, 16
3:36 PM
Hi Tim. Three CLF related requests - 2 should be easy, 1 harder.

First, in the CLF global settings (Design>CLF settings) could you please include the checkboxes for 'Contain Portrait Photos' and 'Contain Landscape Photos' that are in Edit Category>Design Options>Edit CLF display so those could be globally set?

Second, those are such useful settings, could you please include them on options for CLF settings that aren't in sections? If I enable CLF for my homepage I don't have those checkboxes.

Third (this is the one that's probably a lot more work) could we get the same display of a constrained images on top of an unconstrained image in billboard settings? Or better yet, could we just use CLF display in a client gallery, with the images populated from subfolders?

I know your list is a mile long, and I'm guessing 1 and 2 are already on the hit list somewhere.

Will
Paul White
Mon May 30, 16
8:52 AM
A problem my clients are having, which is aggravating both of us : They overlook the "Redeem Print Credit" box and try to put the Print Credit Code in the Coupon field during checkout. When it isn't accepted, they call me. I tell them they should put it in the Print Credit Box at the top of their account screen. When they do that, it forces them to choose the images for the collection AGAIN. Now they have TWO collections ordered and, of course it wants them to pay for the extra collection. So, they call me again.
Two suggestions: (1) put the print credit field on the check-out form, and (2) automatically apply the credit toward a print or collection if that print or collection is in their shopping cart.
 
 
 
 
 
Paul White
Cindy Moore
Fri Jun 03, 16
2:16 PM
Inherit Parent Price List - Right now if you create a category (Schools) and select a Price list [Standard Pricing], that will be the default price list for that category. When you create a sub gallery (Smith High School) and select a different price list [School Pricing] and upload child galleries (Students) to that sub gallery, it would be great if the child gallery (Students) could adopt the sub gallery (Smith High School) price list [School Pricing] if the the sub gallery has a different price list than the selection for the category [Standard Pricing].
Lisa Schaaf
Sat Jun 04, 16
8:21 AM
I think I have asked for this in the past, when a client sends the automated email to "request password" for a gallery, please change the "reply to" to the client, not me! I can't tell you how many times I'm out and about and think I have replied only to see the Access Code in my inbox hours later.
paul
Mon Jun 06, 16
8:17 AM
For expenses, can you add a tax/taxable function?
Stephen Jorgensen
Mon Jun 06, 16
6:24 PM
For Project proofing I would really love the option for "Approved with area for a comment." so the client can approve the design and request retouching. We only retouch images after the album design is approved.

Thanks
Steve
Paul M
Sat Jun 11, 16
6:48 AM
I would love to see some kind of wall display mockup capability. This could perhaps be something where I could upload multiple "walls" in the admin and then for each client gallery select some of the proofs to mockup for clients to see. I'm doing this manually today. But, since you already have the "green background" capability, this may not be a big stretch to develop. This capability would fantastic for clients to see how their images would look in real world settings and let them see what large artwork really is since many times they think an 8x10 is "large".
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Kimberly Neyer
Sat Jun 11, 16
10:19 PM
For the Calendar: The ability to further customize a shoot so that it can only be scheduled a certain time. I like the "once per day" feature, but when I was testing it out I realized that if I only have evening hours available on three days of week and morning hours another two days a week, all five days will show up on the calendar screen, even if they are booking a sunset session, for example. Then if they click on a date that only has morning hours available, they will get to the next page where it shows the time slots and realize there are no evening slots available left for a sunset shoot. Then they have to click back and try a different date, trying to find a date that has evening hours available. If I could mark a sunset session as only available between 6pm-9pm for example, when they go to the calendar screen, only the days that have evening hours available would show up. Does that make sense? I have the same problem with newborn sessions, as I only schedule those M/W/S *mornings*, so I don't want all those other days of the week showing up as available.

Also, the "lunch break" feature is a workaround, but I would also like the ability to set the calendar hours in multiple chunks of time, i.e. Mondays between 8:30-12pm and 6:30-9pm.
Aric Hoek
Sun Jun 12, 16
1:07 PM
Calendar Sync.

I?m a Mac user and I currently use a Wordpress Plugin for my calendar and scheduling. The plugin will allow me to subscribe to different calendars I have created on Mac Calendar and will then block off times it finds on those calendars.

It also allows for the reverse. My Mac Calendar can see my Wordpress Plugin calendar.

So, if I have a lunch, coffee scheduled on Mac Calendar on a certain day, the plugin sees the appointment and will not allow appointments of any kind to be booked during that time slot.

This is also helpful because I can see my wife?s calendar on Mac Calendar as well, and if there is an event that requires both of us in attendance, I can then make a duplicate appointment which the plugin will then see and block off for me.

Thank you.
 
 
 
 
 
Aric Hoek
Aric Hoek
Sun Jun 12, 16
8:21 PM
I love the look and feel of your calendar. Thank you so very much for continuing to advance your product.

I?m a one man studio.
Kids are home for summer break.

Two services:
In studio headshot session.
Location headshot session.

Lets say on a particular day my wife is home until 1pm before she leaves for work, so she can watch the kids while I shoot on location until then.

How can I make it so on a certain day, during a specific block of time, a certain service can not be booked? I can only leave for location services while my wife is here to watch the kids.

Currently I am using a Wordpress Plugin which allows you to manipulate a service??s schedule with individual ?Exceptions?. It allows me to say, for this service, on this day, don?t allow this service to be booked during a particular time block. This allows me to plug in my wife's work schedule a month or more in advance as I learn of her schedule.

It allows me to book in studio headshot sessions all day long, and block off times for my location service when I know my wife will not be here to watch my kids.

Thank you again for your new calendar system!
 
 
 
 
 
Aric Hoek
Nikki Elliott
Mon Jun 13, 16
3:51 PM
Love the new calendar. Was hoping there would be a way when creating a session type that there would be a special event option, but you could select a wide range of dates. This would help when we run a promotion ie. Fall session packages from Sept 1-Oct 30. That way it could limit their booking to the designated dates.

Thank you!
Paul M
Mon Jun 13, 16
9:59 PM
I like how the count of expiring galleries was moved to the leftmost column from the center one. This is much better placement for mobile phones. I would like to see the list of shopping carts moved there as well.
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Ehrmann
Tue Jun 14, 16
11:05 AM
1) Would like the ability to limit a coupon to a product like only downloads. This way could give a coupon for free downloads, or give a discount for prints, etc.

2) The ability to either setup the coupon for certain galleries or within the gallery select what coupons can be used in that gallery.
Karen Leaf
Wed Jun 15, 16
1:42 PM
Thanks for all your help Tim.

Could all options from the booking section selected be listed on an invoice and any email reminders be listed?

IE: Service is listed as a Senior Session
I have a session scheduled with an upgrade to a location session.
Client selects starts time at 9:00 and with the upgrade it ends at 10.30.
Another option client selected would include pre-purchase of digital files.
Another option would be entered by the client in a text field (in this case the actual location)

Would really like the invoice and subsequent reminders to read something like:
Senior Session,
Date/Time
On-Location (the option name),
All digital Files (another option)
Location: (from text field)

I think the info is somewhere in the software since it comes up in the booking calendar detail but I can''t find it (and wouldn't know what to do with it if I did find it)

Thanks again.
Banzai Photo
Thu Jun 16, 16
9:51 AM
Not sure if it was ever mentioned, but a feature where you could easily allow a client to download any of their own 'favorites' within a gallery without manual interruption would be awesome.
I don't want to have to manage all kinds of manual process just to give pictures if the client have paid for them, or if it's a 'family / friends' gallery.

Thank you for considering this feature.
Rob Lovatt
Thu Jun 16, 16
3:55 PM
Great revisions on the site Tim!! Wanted to touch base on a few more things...

1. View stats on images - photocart had one line under each image in the admin side saying how many times the above image was viewed. Can we add that to sytist?

2. Favorites link - on admin side, add a 'favorites' link for a gallery on the top tab menus - just for convenience sake.

3. Jump to gallery - another feature in photocart that was handy for quickly finding anything.

4. Search wildcards - using an asterisk "*" as a wildcard when searching the DB - handy when not sure what the spelling of a gallery is, for example.

5. Front-end Image uploads - I know I've asked this and it has a multitude of challenges attached, but would LOVE the ability for a client to upload an image and then have it pertain to a pricelist. ei, for clients to order prints and products of their own image. Currently am using a dropbox plugin that allows an upload but not in any way connected to the product page it is on.

6. Admin Upload other files - Would love to see the upload interface have the ability to intelligently upload and sort video files or PDFs into a gallery instead of having to use the 'all files' section and a link.

7. Upload preview images - often we have a need to use the same image in various galleries as a placeholder. Would like the option when uploading a preview image to load it from an existing folder instead of uploading it every time it is needed, much like a media folder in wordpress.

8. Plateau Bonuses - it has been touched on by others. Would like to set an automatic ordering bonus for a gallery. Could be done on individual gallery or category level. Set the order amount, then what the bonus product is. When the customer hits the amount, it is added to the cart as a free/bonus item.

Thanks for the continued service!
Paul M
Sun Jun 19, 16
4:52 PM
In addition to the Plateau Bonus that Rob suggested, I would really like a way to upsell products and services based on what people have added to their cart. I'd like a way to suggest enlargements when someone orders a 5"x7" or upsell a canvas wrap when someone has added an 11"x14" print or even suggest an album when someone orders a large canvas.

Also, I would like the ability to tie a coupon to a specific service or print/collection that is offered. Just offering $XXX or xx% is too generic. I need a way to encourage people to consider other options which directly relates to my "upsell capability" request.

Keep up the great work!
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Leenheer
Tue Jun 21, 16
4:35 PM
Billboard slides active/inactive setting.

Creating a billboard with text effects can be time consuming; I like to rotate my special offers / messages so it would be nice to be able to "turn off" a specific billboard slide and reactivate it a few months later.
Edited Tue Jun 21, 16 4:36 PM by Michael Leenheer
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Leenheer | New Light Photography - SUB Photo
Timothy Foster
Thu Jun 23, 16
3:13 PM
not sure if this one was mentioned. I would like to be able to apply a discount when creating an invoice. That way the discount is reflected to the client and also helps me not have to do the math on the entire invoice to remove the discounted amount.

Would be nice to do this on individual items and/or the total amount of the order.
 
 
 
 
 
Tim Foster
Trenton Talbot
Sun Jun 26, 16
11:10 AM
Other than already mentioned tag cloud, it would be nice to have an option to have a menu item visibility triggered not only by the user being registered, but also hidden for the logged in users. That would allow to post articles like "Why register", describing benefits of creating an account. And removing the clutter once they are registered and logged in.
 
 
 
 
 
Aaron W
Mon Jun 27, 16
12:49 PM
I really appreciate the new features each time they come out! Here are two requests on my remaining list:

* In the gallery expiration email to the gallery owner, have the option to charge for an ongoing extension / renewal. Ex: if a gallery is set to auto expire in 90 days, the email would offer the owner an opportunity to pay $__ monthly or annually to keep the gallery active. A courtesy reminder would go out just prior to the renewal charge, and the owner would be able to cancel at any point. If the owner cancels or the renewal payment doesn't process in time, the gallery will go offline.

* Being able to create gallery types, ex: engagement, maternity, wedding, so there can be different defaults and settings applied to each type. Ex: Engagements could expire in 14 days by default, share the same layout, and have a default price list that is different from wedding, maternity, etc. The default expiration email for the Engagement type could be different from the default Wedding expiration email, for example. When we're creating a gallery, we'd be able to designate whether it's a wedding, engagement, etc.

I know these are big ideas, but figured I'd at least put them out there. They'd be infinitely useful to us, and likely others.

Thanks!
Alexander
Mon Jun 27, 16
10:13 PM
Hi Tim,

I would like the feature improvement of the checkout area in Sytist.

At the moment the "State" section in the checkout area above "Country" seems a bit confusing for website visitors. It is showing all states in all countries, I would like to see if the visitors selected one country such as Australia, only the states in Australia will show.

Another thing is I noticed that if Northern Territory (Australia) is selected, it will actually change to Northwest Territories (CA) for some reason. Please have a look into it.

Thanks,
Alexander
 
 
 
 
 
Trenton Talbot
Tue Jun 28, 16
11:27 AM
Rebuilding images. P-l-e-a-s-e. Every gallery software available today has one.

Let's say, I have 10,000+ images on my site. And I've decided to change something – pixel dimensions for some particular size, or the watermark/logo… The only way to apply any changes now would be deleting and re-uploading all 10,000 photos. Yet by default we're keeping original uploads. C'mon, even prehistoric Menalto Gallery can do a rebuild/re-render.
 
 
 
 
 
Aric Hoek
Tue Jun 28, 16
4:47 PM
Hi Tim,

I love your product. I would like to request the ability to sharpen download images. I shoot with a D800 and if someone wants to purchase a 500px image, it comes out pretty soft.

Thank you.

 
 
 
 
 
Aric Hoek
Paul M
Wed Jun 29, 16
7:11 AM
It would be huge help if the Booking Calendar could be synced with a specific Google Calendar! This would allow all sessions to be managed within Sytist and have the info viewable on mobile devices and applications that use a Google Calendar without double entering everything.
 
 
 
 
 
Nicole Smart Leenheer
Thu Jun 30, 16
9:44 PM
Is it possible when admin only notes are made on orders that an alert be automatically generated on the main order page - similar to when there are client notes or approval of downloads pending? (see attached)
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Edited Thu Jun 30, 16 9:45 PM by Nicole Smart Leenheer
Aric Hoek
Sat Jul 02, 16
4:13 PM
I've been in business 30 years, and I have used many different online gallery systems. I have an idea I have not seen before.

There are many reasons I decided to go with Sytist, one of which was SEO. I was tired of sending traffic to a gallery service which I did not host myself. I want Google to see all of the traffic happening on my site.

That being said, I now want my customers to help me generate even more traffic to my Sytist galleries.

You already have an Early Bird Special, but what if a special could be created based upon how many unique visitors there were to a particular gallery?

"Thank you Jennifer for allowing me to photograph your wedding. Your gallery is now live. All items will be marked down to 50% off when your gallery reaches 100 unique visitors. And when your gallery reaches 250 unique visitors you will be able to download your high resolution wedding images at no charge, normally a $1000 value!"

Have any thoughts on this idea?

 
 
 
 
 
Aric Hoek
Trenton Talbot
Mon Jul 04, 16
2:31 PM
Since we're already parsing ICMP metadata for keywords, why not add an option to size images in a masonry view according to their star rating? Or for simplicity's sake, just 2 options – default and highlight. For example, less than 4 stars – default. 4 or 5 stars – double size in masonry view, and automagically add it to "photographer's favorites".

Just a thought.
 
 
 
 
 
Paul M
Sat Jul 09, 16
2:47 PM
1) The new booking calendar includes the option to specify the session reminder email text. PLEASE include the me session reminder email functionality for calendar events that are set up manually and associated with a contact.

2) Please include expiration date functionality for the new calendar/event pages similar to how the gallery expiration works . I would like them to disappear from the list of calendar/events and display a message like "Event is no longer available"
 
 
 
 
 
Terri Kieffer
Mon Jul 11, 16
5:03 AM
I would love to have the ability to have a report for an event available in the report section even after the event has expired. It would help keep track of expenses, taxes etc.

To also have the event a person orders from available in the Export report section. Yes, I know some order from multiple events, but if at least the main event could be listed, that would be very helpful.
Eric Mason
Tue Jul 12, 16
8:30 PM
Hi Tim!

I have a feature request for the downloads options.

Multiple watermarking options when offering downloads with multiple sizes to customers.

Example:
0,Full Size,No Watermark
1920,Wallpaper,Bottom Watermark (I have a 32 pixel watermark along the bottom for 1920x1080 photos)
1280,Sharable,Full Watermark
Nicole Smart Leenheer
Wed Jul 13, 16
1:50 PM
When using the Replace Photos feature, would it be possible to have the option to have the file replaced on both the order and the gallery in one action? Right now, if I replace the photo in the gallery, while it does change the image data which technically does change the photo on the order - the name on the order stays original, and does not change to the edited name. This means I need to replace the image on both the gallery photo and order photo so the names remain consistent, which doubles the process.
Michael Weeks
Wed Jul 20, 16
5:58 AM
As I mostly shoot events and have many repeat customers the following would be a very useful feature.

Purchasable pricing schemes

Users can pay a subscription to go on to a different pricing structure for a set period of time, but not looking at a continuous subscription.

This The system would need to add them to the different price list and remove them when the subscription expires. They would also need subscription ending notifications.

Mike
Trenton Talbot
Thu Jul 21, 16
1:32 PM
An ability to assign a special price list to the user for a particular gallery. For example, I can create a "Free Large Download" price list and assign it to the client, but that would give her an ability to download any photo from any gallery.
 
 
 
 
 
Jennifer Stork
Mon Jul 25, 16
12:59 PM
Thanks for the new bonus coupon feature!

I would love to be able to select "buy all" products for a bonus coupon rather than a collection - or to be able to add "buy all" products to a collection.

This is because we give all the digital images free after a minimum print investment. Currently they are instructed to put the digitals (a buy all product) in their cart along with their printed products, then enter a coupon code to get their digitals for free. The coupon code discounts the $ amount of the digitals; but, since this is based on a discount off of a cart total, the coupon would still give them the same amount off even if they filled the cart total with all prints.
Jennifer Stork
Mon Jul 25, 16
1:21 PM
A way to collapse the list of images for a "buy all" product in an order - so that it shows they bought x of all images, instead of x of image 1, x of image 2, x of image 3, x of image 4, x of image 5...

(or another similar solution that helps clarify the order and packing slip).

Our idea is collapsing, so that when we sell a "buy all" of all the digital images, the client can still "twirl down" the whole list to download each image one by one if preferred.
Paul M
Tue Jul 26, 16
7:09 AM
I have 2 coupon feature requests -

1) The new bonus coupon feature is great! Please consider adding functionality to enable the bonus coupon based on a specific item being in the shopping cart vs just a minimum cart amount. For example, I would like to offer a discount on Collection A if Collection B is purchased.

2) I would like to offer BOGO specials. Examples include: 1) buy 1 8x10 get 1 8x10 of the same image free, 2) buy 1 set album get 1 identical album 50% off, and 3) buy 1 canvas get 1 canvas of the same 25% off.

Thanks!
 
 
 
 
 
Paul M
Tue Jul 26, 16
7:17 AM
I would like to offer a free download of an image if a client:

1) Tweets a specific message
2) posts a specific message to Facebook
3) signs up for an email newsletter (via MailChimp)
4) Any combination of the the above that I choose (e.g. signs up for email and tweets or posts to facebook)
 
 
 
 
 
Paul M
Tue Jul 26, 16
7:19 AM
I would like to have Same Sign On capabilities between wordpress and sytist. Please looking into providing integration between the two.
Edited Tue Jul 26, 16 7:20 AM by Paul M
 
 
 
 
 
Lisa Schaaf
Thu Jul 28, 16
2:18 PM
I would like to have more than one calendar or the ability to only show certain times available based on the type of session requesting. I only want to offer certain daytime appointments for headshots and I'd like to only offer specific times for senior sessions (i.e., TH,F,S afternoons)
Geoffrey Bolte
Fri Jul 29, 16
9:13 PM
My biggest request would be including all of the EXIF data in the images when someone downloads them. With the capability to read the data and use it in Sytist I don't see a reason why the EXIF should be purged from the images.

I put a lot of info into the EXIF info, and for some of our events it would be nice to be able to track what is being used by a hashtag since I know Facebook automatically pulls data from captions and headlines.

Either way, figure all info gets stripped when downloaded.

Thanks!
Michael Weeks
Sun Jul 31, 16
5:55 AM
I would love to have a sales report that shows which are my best customers, always good for re-marketing

In Photocart it was easy t see what earnings I had for each gallery and having to burrow into each galleries stats is a pain to get the same overview

Mike
Paul M
Mon Aug 01, 16
10:02 AM
I would like to option to require people to check the "checkbox" options for Services (i.e. have to ability to mark a checkbox as a "Required Option"). This would allow me to use it in instances where I want to have contract-like options like "I agree to ..." and require people to acknowledge they have read the terms.

All of the other option types (e.g. tab menu, dropdown, etc) have the ability to mark it as a "Required Option"
 
 
 
 
 
Ryan O
Mon Aug 01, 16
10:10 AM
Paul, you could do a drop down and have only the one option. That might work for the time being.
Edited Mon Aug 01, 16 10:11 AM by Ryan O
Rob Lovatt
Sat Aug 06, 16
11:20 AM
Great work as always!! The recent addition of having customers' favorite images on the home page is excellent. We would really like to see favorites link(s) in the customers admin page as well. Perhaps along the top tabs (text & settings, photos, 'Favorites', etc) so that it is easy to find them in one place when there are multiple favorites lists from multiple people looking at the same gallery. :)
Marcel Comeau
Fri Aug 12, 16
5:46 PM
Hello, brand new to Sytist, and really looking forward to using it. Is it possible to have times that are not in 5 minute increments? We want to book sports teams online and a lot of them have 6 minute, 7 minute, 8 minute etc. time slots, so 5 and 10 don't work for those.
Paul M
Thu Aug 18, 16
6:56 AM
There is currently an option to require an account at checkout. But, I would like the option to require someone to have an account and be logged in before they can add anything to their cart. This will allow me to capture email addresses and follow up when someone abandons their cart.
 
 
 
 
 
Kim Brooks
Thu Aug 25, 16
11:46 AM
Would love to see two things:

1. When creating galleries and adding gallery owners - if the person is not in the list have an +add owner option that allows you to populate client info during gallery creating
2. Import People from csv or excel so we can bulk add people.

Thanks!
Paul White
Sun Aug 28, 16
1:14 PM
The PhotoCart feature that I miss the most in Sytist is the ability to see how many views each individual image has had. This helps me to know the kinds of poses that have the most appeal and so makes me a better photographer.

I would also like to have the ability to turn off the social media sharing icons for a specific category. For my boudoir shoots I would like to eliminate the possibility of those being used. Along that line, can you tell me if someone does share a password protected gallery, will it show a preview photo on the social media site?
 
 
 
 
 
Paul White
Timothy Foster
Mon Aug 29, 16
12:29 PM
I like the option for the Bonus coupon, but would like the option to be able to give discounts on specific items if another item is purchased from the price list.
For example one of our price lists is for sports organizations on their initial order form they can get a discounted team picture with the order of a package. So we would like to create that the same way in the price group. If they purchase a package A they will get a team picture for a discounted price.

Thanks
 
 
 
 
 
Tim Foster
Timothy Foster
Mon Aug 29, 16
12:36 PM
I would also love a way to pull a list of favorites from a specific gallery that includes the names of the clients who's favorite they are. Or maybe some kind of wish list for the clients, also with a way to separate by gallery.
To explain this a little, we take pictures for a group or team, they place an order the day of the shoot but when the pictures are posted to the gallery they have the option to go in and select the image they want and in some cases what digital background and orientation. We currently have them select favorites, including sample background images. and then have to sort through all the recent favorites to find them.

I would like to accomplish this without them having to complete an order online that we could only print individually. Instead have a wish list maybe that can be collected as a list per gallery that could be quickly sorted.
 
 
 
 
 
Tim Foster
Glenn Curley
Wed Aug 31, 16
4:41 AM
Hi Tim,

I know other folks are asking for better photo searching facilities. I was wondering whether it would be possible to include a meta data search? I would like to be able to search by keyword either globally or within individual galleries/sub galleries. Could this be done? I am particularly keen for galleries of sports events where bib numbering is used. if possible, multiple criteria searches would be fantastic.

Thanks
Glenn
Catherine Bligh
Mon Sep 05, 16
2:19 PM
1. Allow the client to enter in the amount they would like to pay towards an invoice instead of being forced to pay the entire balance. Think of when you go to pay your credit card online or cell phone bill, you can pay the "entire balance due", "Minimum Amount" or "Specific Amount". This is great for when I sell a large package and then won't have to create a new invoice each month for payment plans.

2. Ability to link my booking calendar to my Google Calendar or iCloud Calendar so times and dates are consistent across all my calendars.

3. Ability to add a buffer or travel-time to a specific booking on the booking calendar to help avoid schedule conflicts.

4. Get the Proofing Galleries optimized for mobile - currently the viewing is clunky and clients cannot add comments when they hit "Revise" on some phones. When communicating with email these days we have to assume the client is using their phone to view and click through.

5. Let the client zoom-in on the image when in a Proofing Gallery.

6. In a Proofing Gallery, it would be great for me to be able to create some custom radio button or checkbox options for the client to select instead of an open text area when they hit "Revise". People are just emailing me directly to communicate the changes, so I'm trying to figure out how to make this step simplified for them and have them use the site instead.

7. Allow a Deposit option for regular Store products and services (not needed for gallery site items). Big ticket items like Save the Date cards and Add-On wedding coverage would be an easier upsell if the initial cost to purchase is a little easier to swallow.

Thanks so much Tim!
Alexandre Malo
Sun Sep 11, 16
5:15 PM

I would also very much like to have multi-language support as it was in previous PhotoCart.
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andrew bershaw
Sun Sep 11, 16
7:57 PM
Image Overlay,
I know the subject came up a while ago, shortly after Green Screen was released. I haven't heard back that i can remember, butI would love to see the ability to have an overlay option as well as Green Screen background. Here is 2 samples. The first one is with GS BR as well as an overlay. there are also instances where i would like to give the option of a school mascot or Text overlay. Hopefully available prior to next football season.

Andy
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Alicia Williams
Tue Oct 04, 16
10:09 PM
It would be great on the Calendar check out that the shopping cart to the left shows you what you are buying. It says "two items" but there is no way to know what they are actually signed up to buy. See far left, but I can't get the image to upload. :(
Edited Tue Oct 04, 16 10:10 PM by Alicia Williams
 
 
 
 
 
Timothy Foster
Wed Oct 05, 16
9:01 AM
I would like to see the ability to print shipping labels for clients without the order details. the packing list is good for the order processing workflow but is not functional as an actual mailing label. A way to select clients and batch print labels maybe 4 to a page or something like that would be great.
 
 
 
 
 
Tim Foster
Lionel unartvisuel
Wed Oct 05, 16
5:08 PM
In "site content" I wish there would also be the "recently modified pages" link like we can find in the "home" section
 
 
 
 
 
Lionel unartvisuel
Wed Oct 05, 16
5:18 PM
Minor improvement for better efficiency... especially on smartphones where it is difficult to see the"cross" button
When selecting an image for the cart, once done, you can click on the "continue shopping button", you would expect reaching the gallery, but in fact you have to close the pop-up window..
Would it be possible to avoid this second click to reach directly the gallery page?
 
 
 
 
 
Erin Lohden
Sun Oct 09, 16
10:30 AM
1. Print fulfillment through BayPhoto, WHCC, or ProDPI (not a Miller's lab!)

2. We currently use 17Hats studio management software and have noticed that Sytist could do the same things with a few additions. We currently use 17Hats in the following way: First, a client inquires and we send a quote that lists all of our session package options. They choose their options and the quote is accepted/submitted. They are then automatically emailed a link to a detailed contract to sign. Once that's signed they are automatically sent to an invoice for their chosen options and they make their payment. They are then emailed more details about their specific session. The automated email feature is great because it sends reminder emails about their session and we've also set it up to send a "book your next session" email 4 months after their session (automated emails that can be assigned to different places in a workflow is critical!).

We work primarily with newborns so we first book people based on their due date. Currently, their due date gets scheduled on our calendar without a session time. Once baby is born they are given another session date with a time. So they are on our calendar 2 ways and the way we know if a session is an actual "to-do" session is if it has a time. It would be great to designate due dates in some other way on the calendar, but this absolutely needs to be a part of our booking process and calendar.

We would actually prefer to have a web page with all of our session and package options to send to an inquiry so they could just add it to their cart, pay the deposit, sign the contract, etc... Sytist could absolutely already replace the quote/list of session package options, but it wouldn't be as elegant as we'd probably like.

3. Ability to sync with Google calendar.
Timothy Foster
Sun Oct 09, 16
10:36 AM
I second the possibility of Sytist doing what 17 hats does. We are also using it to organize workflows and client inquiries. If this was integrated in sytist it would make order processing, and the automated emailing so much easier. as well as if it could hold contracts that could be sent and signed and stored. and of course the calendar sync.
 
 
 
 
 
Tim Foster
Matthew Brooks
Tue Oct 18, 16
8:38 PM
The ability to set promotional sale price on products and also on booking services, and show the customer with the sales price is and what the normal price is (i.e having the original price crossed out with a red line or x and the sale price next to the original price.)

I also agree with some other folks that it would be nice to have a way to do contracting with clients.
 
 
 
 
 
Alicia Williams
Wed Oct 26, 16
8:41 PM
Can you possibly put a link on the top of the admin page for the site content we have, or give the option to add a custom button from our list of site content. I always need to go into Site Content, List All Content, and then find my Client Galleries Button. I go in here to go view the list of Client Galleries to see how many people viewed the gallery. I'd love a quicker way to access it.
 
 
 
 
 
Ryan vL
Mon Oct 31, 16
8:37 AM
Please give us dynamic row height in the Justified gallery layout. I made this request when I first purchased Sytist last December but since there has been no indication that this is being worked on I am requesting again. It may seem like a trivial thing but the whole reason I have a photography website is to showcase my photographs, photographs which I spend a lot of time editing and cropping so that they are presented exactly as I wish them to be. To have Sytist cropping images on my website, taking away that control from me, is beyond aggravating! Even worse, it looks very amateurish to me to have thumbnails where my watermark has been cut off or is cut in half because of the cropping. If it isn't clear what I am asking for please refer to my post from last December, or look at any flickr photostream to see how dynamic row heights are used to eliminate cropping.
 
 
 
 
 
Stephen Mowbray
Mon Oct 31, 16
8:06 PM
I've asked before Tim and I'll ask again and once it's done then I'll PAY for updates, a 'feature' I didn't anticipate having to pay for when I signed up a few years ago ...
Maybe you could break the 'wishlist' into admin and sales.
Much of the update stuff seems to be admin.
Perhaps my sales model is too simple, they order by website, pay by credit card and I ship ...

But the FUNDAMENTAL of sales starts with the SELECTION of and image and the SIZE of the image
So can we PLEASE GET A DECENT cropping tool that shows the Client what the image selected will look like at a given size ?
Like Smugmug do so well.

Here again is a link to a Smugmug gallery to show you how easy it is for the Client.
And it would save me many hours writing emails noting that an 8 x 10 print would actually look significantly better as an 8 X 12 (as an example)
Then waiting for their reply.
Then finally completing the order.
https://djdo.smugmug.com/Reining-and-Cutting-/NCRCHA-Cottonwood-5-29-16/i-cKdnC63/L

Thank you,
Stephen
Heather McManamy
Tue Nov 01, 16
11:24 AM
I did a quick search for "expenses" in this thread, but didn't quite find what I'm looking for, so my apologies if someone else has already mentioned this...

I would dearly LOVE to be able to import expenses from my bank's downloadable account files. It would be unspeakably amazing if overall accounting could be tracked this way - using a bank's csv file to import and categorize info - but I'd be happy with just being able to import expenses via csv file. They could map toe existing expense fields, so they wouldn't have to be complicated (as far as my tiny programming knowledge is concerned). This would eliminate the need for accounting software (an additional expense), and I'd only have to fiddle with importing to one place instead of multiple places. A cost/time savings all the way around!

The other thing that would be absolutely super is to be able to re-arrange the admin home page. The current setup isn't quite as useful to me the way it is.

Oooh! And I have to second the ability to sync with Google calendar. That would be so sweet.

THANKS SO MUCH for Sytist, Tim! I'm moving away from photography a little bit, but Sytist is still (almost!) perfect for my next venture. I love it! :)
 
 
 
 
 
Dorian Hillegas
Tue Nov 01, 16
8:54 PM
Hi Tim!

I would love to see some kind of barcode or label system happen in Sytist! We are a high volume school portrait company and are always looking for easier and faster ways to spit out labels for the kids' orders.

Thank you! :)
Timothy Foster
Tue Nov 01, 16
8:58 PM
I would like a way to like another person's request for new features, this would limit the amount of these requests by making it possible to basically vote for someones suggestion.

and I would also like the barcode option, and a better upload solution, and calendar integration, and automated emails with workflow reminders.

Oh yeah and THANK YOU Tim for all your hard work and the features you are releasing to us on a regular basis.
 
 
 
 
 
Tim Foster
Matthew Brooks
Fri Nov 04, 16
1:35 AM
Love the new features Tim! Now just a suggestion, would it be possible to have contract signatures hashed (SHA-256 preferred) and signed by a trusted timestamp server? This is to add a layer of security for both the client and the photographer if an issue arises that a contract was altered.
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Weeks
Sat Nov 05, 16
6:18 PM
I have a list of people that have opted out of emails but I can not export a list of customers without them, now that would be beneficial, would also be great to be able to export customers as just those that have visited a gallery section

I have a section for montage approvals but I have to go in to each montage to close it, would be great to have close as an option in the section, would also be great to be able to sort these by open, awaiting attention etc.

I would like to know who my high spending customers are and I would lobve to hav a view like in photocart where I could see all the galleries and how much spent

Mike
livia fremouw
Tue Nov 08, 16
11:12 AM
I don't know if this has been mentioned but I would love to see list of galleries and orders on the front admin page. I don't really care to see who has what in their cart and I don't really care to see recent visitors; both are displayed so prominently there. I thought I'd be able to customize the content of the front admin page but haven't found a way to do it.

It sure would be nice to see the actual list of orders right there and the list of galleries!

Thank you for your consideration :-)
Livia
Alicia Williams
Thu Nov 10, 16
9:27 PM
I might have asked for this before, but I would LOVE a nudge button on the shopping carts. I have about 3K in orders sitting, and people were in the middle of ordering and walked away.
I have a lot of kid portraits and people are probably trying to order during nap time and then get distracted.

A nudge button on our back end, if they are logged in, would be fantastic.
If this feature existed, I would force people to always log in before ordering.
 
 
 
 
 
Micki K
Fri Nov 11, 16
6:18 PM
I like the new contracts. I would also like it if there was a way to make some of the contract area like a form so say if you had information in a Model Release that needed to be added like birthdate (or something custom) that we could create inside the contract with fillable data for the Client to answer and sign.


I'd also love an area we could Add Estimates and if they are accepted.
Simon Trafford
Sat Nov 12, 16
4:16 AM
I would like the ability to use text messaging, particularly because e-mails end up in junk folders unbeknown to customers
Matthew Brooks
Sat Nov 12, 16
11:32 AM
Would like an ability to assign a specific shipping method to certain products like canvas wraps.
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Leenheer
Sun Nov 13, 16
2:15 PM
Calendar Feature Request: along with the "Lead Time" setting, could you add an "End Time" setting?

I would like to have the available booking dates have a limit, so people can't book extremely far in advance on me. For example, right now someone could book a session for Thanksgiving day next fall (or 2 years from now) because I haven't manually blocked off the holidays yet ... it would be nice to put a limit on the over-eager clients :-)
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Leenheer | New Light Photography - SUB Photo
Timothy Foster
Tue Nov 15, 16
12:40 PM
Tim, what about the possibility of exporting a sales report that will break orders down by what category they have been assigned to?
I really need to get some analytics on how many of each type of session, and how much each type of session earned.

I also miss the amount per gallery from Photocart on the gallery list.

Thanks
 
 
 
 
 
Tim Foster
jadine bruner
Tue Nov 15, 16
10:19 PM
Options - Still problem with the way options is set up. If i create an individual option on a print size, it charges it for every quantity they choose. For example: I offer a "add event logo" option. With the individual options, if they order 3 prints with the option box checked, it charges the option 3 times also. Please consider making an option for us to charge it for every print or only one time. I know the other way of doing options only charges the option one time, but read further for glitch with that.

Problem with the other way you can add image options (that only get charged one time). For example: If someone orders print number 1 with a "add event logo" and then would also like that same image without the logo, the cart AUTOMATICALLY adds the option for that image on all of them. BIG PROBLEM as I see this one. Example of problem..... If I add photo number 1 in my cart and choose the "add event logo" option, then I choose to select photo number 1 again and maybe order it in another size WITHOUT the logo option checked, it AUTOMATICALLY says I want that logo on everything that is photo number 1. Any time a customer chooses the SAME photo, some with options, some without, it puts the options on all of them!! That is changing their cart even if they input it correctly!! Ughh! Anytime someone orders the same photo with options I have to contact them to see if they want the option on all of them.

PLEASE PLEASE consider some changes on options. Possibly just add one more option for us to choose whether to charge it one time, or for every print, OR make it so even if they choose the same photo in another size that it won't add it to every one of that image. The old Photo Cart seemed much better on this aspect.

I also do not like that if they choose options in their shopping cart, I cannot see what options they have checked in their cart until checkout. ??
Please......
Rob Lovatt
Wed Nov 16, 16
9:46 AM
Incredible work as always Tim and team! Have a few thoughts/suggestions:


- Sidebar - currently you can enable or disable sidebar for a section and subpages, but wondering if it would be possible to have the sidebar disabled for the section page and then active for the subpages.

- Sidebar - would love to see a "multiple sidebars" feature. Similar to billboard or sections, where a sidebars can be individually created/customized then selected at the section or page level for greater variety.

- Wall Designer - possible to add canvas/print products, collections, or rooms to a specific wall designer subset, then add them to the pricelist that way? Basically the same way a product or collection is added to a priclist. Currently we find the list of canvas products (for example) very long when all sizes are in the one list.

- Wall Designer - possible to show names of collections when selecting?

- Wall Designer - could it be possible to zoom in on the entire collection, like zooming in on an individual image?

- Billboard - Possible to add a video to a billboard?

Thanks again!
Timothy Foster
Wed Nov 16, 16
4:05 PM
I would like the option to use a different payment method based on what category of client gallery it is. for instance. payment online by auth.net for portrait clients and payment in person for events that I run in studio using sytist as an in person selling system
 
 
 
 
 
Tim Foster
Sean Crane
Thu Nov 17, 16
11:30 PM
Since square now had the API available, can it be added to sytist?

https://squareup.com/help/us/en/article/3853-square-s-e-commerce-api-faqs
Michael Leenheer
Sun Nov 20, 16
12:23 PM
Calendar request 2: more detail in the "Stats" section.
I'd like to be able to see how many of the sessions have been booked, and also the options - how many people bought the upgrade, for example. Ideally this would also be sorted or filtered by date - so I can see, for example, how many sessions I booked this month vs the same time last year.

(The first request was an end limit on open bookings so people can't book more than XX weeks in advance.)
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Leenheer | New Light Photography - SUB Photo
Aric Hoek
Tue Nov 29, 16
11:32 AM
I ould love to see the ability to sell image licenses. I can make it work to a point, but I think you could create something with more simplicity.

http://www.diyphotography.net/photo-licensing-look-basics/
 
 
 
 
 
Aric Hoek
Gareth
Wed Nov 30, 16
9:59 AM
Be able to give a good album proof / draft like this:

http://home.albumdraft.com/
 
 
 
 
 
michael milner
Wed Nov 30, 16
6:10 PM
Thank you for adding the option for contracts. I would love to see some more field options in the template to expand its functionality to be able to include things like a payment plan. If there was n option to input some calculation fields it could produce a lay-by plan for clients. Things like:

[date] populates with the current date
[ref] to be able to add a reference number special to client

some calculation fields for things like a lay-by eg:
[order total] total of lay-by plan
[deposit paid] deposit made to establish lay-by
[how many payments] how many payments / months/ the lay-by is over
[payment start date] date the first lay-by payment is due or made
[payment finish date] last payment due

I think this could be an incredible feature to add
Photos in a Flash
Fri Dec 02, 16
9:25 AM
Hi Tim,

I really love Sytist.
What I would love to see is a faster FTP upload. Would it be possible to do a ZIP upload and then Sytist un-ZIPs the file so that we can save time with the large amount of uploads. I can get a much faster upload speed when I’m doing one large file compared to uploading many small files.
Is there a PHP script that we could run in the sy-upload folder that would do this? Sort of like when we do an auto update Sytist unzips the update.
I know I can do it via C-Panel but I don't really want to be logging into that all the time.
 
 
 
 
 
Catherine Bligh
Mon Dec 05, 16
3:20 PM
One feature that would be an incredible is the use of better forms. I use Wufoo as a form service to create elaborate forms when customers order highly customized products, specifically wedding albums. Each album has many options, upgrades, prices - so using Wufoo I can create powerful forms that are simple step-by-step and have shipping and checkout at the end. There is a lot of rules like "If THIS than show option #2" "if THIS is checked than skip to question #6", these rules that make the form an awesome ordering tool for in-person sales. The results get converted into a document that I can reference anytime I need it.

The only issue I have with Wufoo is it is super clunky when embedded into the website (frames). I would love something that works seamlessly in Sytist without embedded frames and code ruining my design.
Kathrin Gerner
Tue Dec 06, 16
8:02 AM
With the recent notice that my free upgrade period expired I think I'll bump my feature request up again.

I have absolutely no problem to pay for updates for Sytist as it is a tremendous piece of software. I don't use any of the new features added in the last year or so (like greenscreen, wall designer and what not) but if it helps others, I am happy.

The feature I am desperately longing for until this very day would be the possibility to set up a multilanguage site. It was requested several times now and for me it is something fundamental that alone would justify the expense of a year of upgrades. Please Tim, consider it deeply. I don't know how much work it is but as Sytist is such a useful tool even outside native English countries with no competition whatsoever it would make the lives of us Europeans so much easier!
James Burrill
Wed Dec 07, 16
2:04 PM
I would like to see a way that when I am in a category that I have my galleries in that you are able to add Shipping to the batch edit feature. I do a lot of preschools, so I add the page/category of the school and then put each child's gallery under the category. At the end of the deadline period I raise the prices and do not offer the packages to be dropped off at the school. They have to have the order sent to their house. So when I batch edit I can change the price list but I would have to go to each individual gallery to change the shipping. I hope that this makes sense.
Greg K
Thu Dec 08, 16
5:33 AM
Feature request: Improvements for managing mass school/nursery orders.

Option to link new invoice to gallery/sub gallery

Scenario:
4 active nurseries with 4 overlapping periods open for order and 100 orders placed at each.

In processing orders I go to the stats page of a nursery gallery and click to view purchases to process each order for printing.

Bespoke orders invoiced privately are not connected to the stats page of a gallery.
After missing some orders and being unable to find them in the main orders section (containing several hundred open orders), for example via a null in a gallery column, I keep a separate spreadsheet of the order number and gallery for bespoke orders.

Edited Thu Dec 08, 16 5:35 AM by Greg K
 
 
 
 
 
Greg K
Thu Dec 08, 16
5:46 AM
@ James Burrill

James, if I understand you correctly then I've set up a school as a gallery and a child as a sub gallery. When the order deadline expires, I change the price list and shipping on the gallery and it applies that to all sub galleries.
The exception is if any sub galleries have had their defaults overridden to take on a special price list and shipping parameters rather than to simply inherit from the parent folder.
 
 
 
 
 
Christina Kafkakis
Thu Dec 08, 16
9:50 AM
I'd like to be able to add text to my forms, without having a space for text or checkmark show up.

For example: a break field - used for policies/procedures/other pertinent text
 
 
 
 
 
James Burrill
Thu Dec 08, 16
10:04 AM
Greg K Thanks for the info. I will try that out. Yes I set the school as the gallery and the all the children as sub galleries. So if you are doing it that way then it will work the same for me. Thank you so much for letting me know.
Robert Hooper
Thu Dec 08, 16
12:15 PM
I charge more for weekend shoots than I do for weekdays... so I'd love to be able to add a charge automatically if a client chooses a Saturday for their shoot.

Many thanks
Markos Berndt
Fri Dec 09, 16
7:50 PM
I'd like to see services extended a little to include # of people who can sign up for those who want to run multi people workshops... a step further, to send emails out when the list is near capacity and filled. I think the listing should get greyed out when filled.
Will Whitt
Sun Dec 11, 16
9:01 PM
I really like the # of free downloads per gallery. I use this to incentivize my followers to create accounts. I would like this variable to give each account that number of free downloads per gallery and sub-gallery. I do not want the field to change to do what it does. I would like it to do what it says.
 
 
 
 
 
Paul M
Wed Dec 14, 16
5:02 AM
I would like a way to clean/delete credit card info from old orders in bulk. There are too many orders to go through 1 by 1 to make sure it gets deleted. Perhaps you could make an admin screen that would list which orders still have card info assigned to them and provide a checkbox to delete the info similar to how the "Batch Edit Selected Pages" feature works?

Thanks!
 
 
 
 
 
Nic Declercq
Mon Dec 26, 16
6:21 AM
Hi Tim,

it would be great to have the opportunity (maybe with enable, disable button) to show the captions of the images in the gallery's.
As press photographer, I use my site to deliver pictures to newspapers, etc. and they search for names of players, teams, etc.. A lot of the times they have a search result of different people and they have to open every picture to see who's on it. If the caption is directly shown under the picture (can also be after the search is done) it would be much quicker to get the right picture.

Your program is already fantastic, but If this would be possible, it would be great!

Thank you!
 
 
 
 
 
Belgian press- and sports photographer.
Jennifer Stork
Thu Dec 29, 16
11:46 AM
It would be awesome to have a WORKFLOWS tab under a person along with their Orders, Credits, Contracts, etc.

Including features like:
subcategories
check boxes
tasks associated with a job date
Option to assign tasks to administrators
option to write notes with tasks
option to send reminder to administrator on date task is to be completed
Option to associate template emails with a task
Workflow template/duplicate option
Jesse Johnson
Fri Dec 30, 16
3:21 PM
I like the new Gift card option, however I would like to have a gift certificate option instead. Communist California has all sorts of regulations on gift cards and I would like to see a Gift Certificate instead. One because it is legally to have an expiration date and two there is no reimbursement under $10 at clients request.
David Coxsell
Tue Jan 03, 17
5:37 PM
Hi Tim,

Just had a look through the coupons features and it would be nice if we could also have coupons to be redeemed against selected services just as you have implemented for products.

Cheers
Dave
 
 
 
 
 
Paul M
Tue Jan 03, 17
5:51 PM
I agree with Dave! I would also like a way to add an incentive to gift cards. Eg buy $100 in gift cards and get a $20 card free.
Edited Sat Jan 07, 17 1:22 PM by Paul M
 
 
 
 
 
Dre
Thu Jan 05, 17
1:27 PM
Hello Tim,

Thank you for the timely eGift Card function.

I have a request - as there is no minimum amount, can we please have incorporated the ability to add a minimum value so that customers/clients can choose upwards of a certain value? As an example, if the minimum was from the lowest stated eGift Card value, that would be great.

Also, I second Jesse Johnson's request re the ability to upload a transparent (png) or jpg background would be fab.

Thanks
Dre
Dre
Thu Jan 05, 17
1:30 PM
Hello Tim - another feature request. It would be helpful to be able to sort the Product Base items by either Name, Size or Price.

Thanks
Dre
Paul M
Sat Jan 07, 17
1:20 PM
I would like to have a replace code for the credit amount that is on someone's account that I can use in email. Related to that, I would like a way to sort clients based on their account credit amounts to know who should receive an email follow up.
 
 
 
 
 
Paul M
Sat Jan 07, 17
1:22 PM
I would like a way to bulk identify and bulk delete credit card information that has been saved to orders as a means to ensure I don't accidentally forget to delete card info.
 
 
 
 
 
Alicia Williams
Sun Jan 08, 17
7:53 PM
I would LOVE to have the option to export the favorite submissions files as jpg downloads. The reason is then I can import them into my software for album design, and then delete the small files, and tell the software to link to the high res files.

It saves me the step of having to pull each image since the client already tagged them.

Also, the clients favorites is a bit cumbersome.

Maybe I am using it wrong.? I click on it to find clients that have selected favorites, but it gives me a thumbnail view of ALL clients. I want a list of the clients who have selected the favorites. That way I can click on that client and view all their files, and not have to filter through thumbnails to find the correct client.

Does that make sense? I might be doing it wrong?

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your software.

I have a tech issue, but I'll find another thread :)
 
 
 
 
 
Alicia Williams
Sun Jan 08, 17
7:55 PM
I'd also like to be able to have the Contract to have fields people have to check they've read and places they can type information. My contract doesn't work on your software because I have fields I need them to fill out (Brides name ) Grooms Name location, reception, vendors, etc.
 
 
 
 
 
Adina Hayne
Mon Jan 09, 17
12:20 PM
Hi Tim. Just to keep it in front of you, we would LOVE to have calendar syncing available. I am currently have to look at the Sytist's calendar daily for appointments which means we all have to log in and view it. It would be awesome for it to integrate and automatically update our main calendars.

Happy New Year!
 
 
 
 
 
Alan Schaefer
Tue Jan 10, 17
6:27 AM
Tim - Do you have or any available SEO optimizer that helps optimize our pages content, images titles, meta descriptions and more to XML sitemaps
Paul M
Sat Jan 14, 17
6:41 AM
Please add a "resize quality" override option to the popup screen where photos are actually selected/uploaded.
 
 
 
 
 
Paul M
Sat Jan 14, 17
6:51 AM
Tim, I would really like to be able to offer a "rewards" type program when clients receive points based on the dollars spent. After so many points, they would receive a coupon code (with an expiration date!) that they can use for future sessions or orders.

This should be something that customers can view and track in their online account. Ideally, there would also be automated email sent to let them know they received points or have enough points for a rewards credit (along with the coupon code).

This is something that would really help drive repeat business, etc.
Attached Photos
 
 
 
 
 
Paul M
Mon Jan 16, 17
10:10 AM
Similar to the scheduled email that are sent out as gallery reminders, I would really like an email that can be scheduled to be automatically sent out "X" days after an orders is closed and a thank you follow up.

Ultimately, I would like to see more store integration with MailChimp. That way I can automate cart abandonment email, order flow ups and more.
 
 
 
 
 
Jennifer Stork
Thu Jan 26, 17
10:25 AM
Hey Tim! We are using the "forms" for the first time and would love to see an option for a Heading so that we can put text in the body of the form. For example, we have a questionnaire for weddings, and we ask for a vendor list. Currently we have a text field for each vendor, e.g., VENDOR LIST: Videographer, but it would be great to be able to put a header to separate the areas of our questionnaire.
David Coxsell
Thu Jan 26, 17
2:18 PM
Any chance of a mobile friendly gallery?
Currently it seems it's a scroll only method as I don't get a slideshow option when clicking on thumbnails.

I use thumbnails, stacked options at present.

It would be nice if the images filled the screen when an image is pressed and we can just swipe left and right to view previous and next images.
 
 
 
 
 
Robert Hooper
Fri Jan 27, 17
8:51 AM
Maximum lead time for booking:

We can already set a minimum lead time for clients to be able to book a shoot on the calendar. Would it be possible to also add the option for a maximum lead time too?

We're happy to book portraits on weekends as well as weekdays - but I don't want people booking a (for example) 1hr portrait session 6 months in advance for a Saturday in July when I *should* be keeping the prime weekend dates open for wedding photography. If we also had a max lead time, I'd just set this to 4 weeks for all my portrait bookings.

Thanks!
Stephen Jorgensen
Sat Jan 28, 17
4:45 PM
I was just going to type exactly the same thing as Robert above.

I need a maximum lead time Please Please Please. For exactly the same reason.

Thanks Steve
Paul M
Sat Jan 28, 17
7:54 PM
I would like to see some form of 3rd party automation capability so I can use Sytist to drive integration with other tools. Something like WebHooks with Zapier would be great since it enables integration with so many other things like Google Docs, MailChimp, SalesForce, Trello, Todoist, etc.

Take a look at https://zapier.com/zapbook/webhook/
 
 
 
 
 
Christina Kafkakis
Tue Jan 31, 17
11:55 AM
Ability to create multi layer menus (i.e., subcategories within categories)
Ability to change the appearance/order of items on the mobile menu
 
 
 
 
 
Season Moore
Wed Feb 01, 17
2:56 PM
Music slideshows. I am even fine with having to build and host elsewhere (although it would be SO COOL to have the integrated) but right now there just isn't an easy and streamlined way to present them. I would love to have them uploaded and displayed on their own page - one you can link to directly. Uploading one to the video area messes up the streamlined look of the gallery page in my opinion (especially on mobile).

The splash window is just kind of useless to me as is - perhaps have that splash page as a page vs a pop up so you could go back to it instead of that one time show thing?
 
 
 
 
 
Jarett Mutts
Wed Feb 01, 17
8:08 PM
Ability to sync calendar with google calendar?
Aric Hoek
Fri Feb 03, 17
9:42 AM
I would like to see the "required to view" option available on individual galleries.
 
 
 
 
 
Aric Hoek
Michael Mann
Fri Feb 03, 17
10:00 AM
Be able to have multiple languages. I work in France and a lot of my clients are English speaking but I also need to be able to have a French version of my website.
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Mann Photography
gnk
Tue Feb 07, 17
9:23 AM
Hi Tim,

I opened a stripe account and tried to connect with sytist.
Visa, MasterCard and amex worked fine, but can I also use ApplePay via Stripe?

If yes, wich additional settings are needed?
If not, is it planed to extend the stripe-API that also ApplePay can be used?

Thank you very much for your feedback.
Paul M
Tue Feb 07, 17
7:43 PM
I often complete client orders using multiple vendors for different products and then have the items dropped shipped directly to my clients. As a result, I end up with multiple tracking numbers. The current shipping notification email is great. But, I could REALLY use a way to have flag specific items that have shipped along with the associated tracking number. Along with that, I need multiple shipping notifications with carrier tracking numbers per order based on the specific items that have shipped.
 
 
 
 
 
Matthew Brooks
Wed Feb 08, 17
1:49 PM
Ability to add options to canvas print products in the "Wall Designer" feature so that customers can decide if they want a protective coating, edge finishing, etc.
 
 
 
 
 
Paul M
Fri Feb 10, 17
5:13 AM
I would really like a way to have additional fields on contracts that can be filled in by clients.

For example, for wedding contracts, it would be nice to have a way for people to enter wedding location information, wedding reception information, wedding colors/theme, agreed to times, special requests, etc.

Ideally, these fields could be tied to other fields from a Service that was ordered.
Edited Fri Feb 10, 17 5:18 AM by Paul M
 
 
 
 
 
Paul M
Fri Feb 10, 17
7:27 PM
When galleries are in Pre-Register mode, I would like there to be a checkbox for people to also sign up for my email list. People are already providing their names and email addresses so it seems like a perfect place for a Mailing List checkbox. This could function just like the Mailing List checkbox on the Checkout and Create Account pages.
 
 
 
 
 
Eric
Tue Feb 14, 17
4:20 PM
Feature: Cart Check Out

Add the checkout solution to the cart.

When they check their cart they can add their credit card information and make the purchase.

Benefits
Reduces the number of clicks for checkout
Reduces the number of decision points before checking out
Aric Hoek
Wed Feb 15, 17
12:19 PM
I have multiple orders not showing up in my sales reports. Some orders have been partially paid, and some paid in full. Expenses will show up in the reports, but not the sales for some reason.

One of the orders was paid off line, and I entered in the payments manually. The other was paid via PayPal on a payment schedule.

the orders in question both are on payment schedules.

https://www.picturespro.com/support-forum/sytist/index.php?t=31029-multiple-orders-not-showing-up-on-sales-reports
 
 
 
 
 
Aric Hoek
Michael Weeks
Thu Feb 16, 17
12:38 AM
With the introduction of changing the price lists etc. on a date in 1.80 it would be great to have the addition of change to pay to view after a certain period of time as well.

Mike
Erika Epley Thiele
Thu Feb 16, 17
4:38 PM
Batch Edit - Password Protection on client Galleries please!!!

My husband marked 3/4 of my client galleries wrong. A way to Batch edit the password protection feature on them would reallllllly be helpful.
 
 
 
 
 
Erika Epley Thiele
Thu Feb 16, 17
4:51 PM
Can you also add Categories to the eGift Cards menu link so that we can put those in the Main Menu links section under another category title if need be?

i.e. Main Menu links on website > Clients (Dropdown menu item) > eGift Cards



OH....and I THIRD, FORTH, and FIFTH creating the same features 17 hats has in Sytist! Housing all of the management on one site would be ideal.
Features for that:
1.) different contracts templates (fully editable and style-able)
2.) Workflows for each client project that can be checked off as you go
3.) Invoicing linked to contracts (if not already available) (fully editable and style-able)
^^^^
These right here would make me switch in a heart beat from 17 hats. Just saying! LOL
Edited Thu Feb 16, 17 4:52 PM by Erika Epley Thiele
 
 
 
 
 
Aric Hoek
Thu Feb 16, 17
5:26 PM
I love the new ability to have a price list change on a certain date. It would be beneficial to have a scheduled email to warn of the impending price change.
 
 
 
 
 
Aric Hoek
Josh Mariana
Tue Feb 21, 17
11:17 AM
It's been mentioned a few times, but just want to add that editable fields in the contracts feature would be great. As it is now it doesn't work for me as I always have them fill out their complete contact info and wedding location/date/etc on the first page of my contracts. Thanks Tim.
Robert Hooper
Thu Feb 23, 17
10:00 AM
Is there any chance at all that I can make certain days (Saturdays for example) more expensive to book than weekdays?

At the moment I've added a "our chosen date is a Saturday" option to my portrait shoots so they have to check that option if they're booking a weekend, to add the w/end premium - but it's a clunky way of doing things and som epeople just don't 'get it'...

I'd like to be able to setup certain types of shoot to have a different price/premium automatically applied if they choose a Saturday instead of a weekday.

Thank you!
Robert Hooper
Mon Feb 27, 17
4:07 AM
Hi again,

Another thing I think would be pretty useful would be an automated email for abandoned shopping carts - I've had a few carts loaded up and then left - would be great if I could setup the system to send an automated email maybe 3-4 days later if the customer fails to complete checkout for any reason.

Thanks,

Rob.
Trailboy
Wed Mar 01, 17
4:38 AM
Is it possible to better differentiate the images that belong to a collection in the basket. Perhaps an indentation or a different shading? Also to have more of a gap to show where a package ends in the cart listing would be less confusing.

Thanks
Edited Wed Mar 01, 17 4:39 AM by Trailboy
Eric
Wed Mar 01, 17
6:39 PM
Pay to Access Gallery
- Add Time Limit
- When Time has Expired Additional Time must be Purchased
- Credits can/can not be used to purchase Additional Time
- Add Billboard

Aric Hoek
Sat Mar 04, 17
9:11 PM
Image Licensing.
 
 
 
 
 
Aric Hoek
Chris Nutt
Sun Mar 05, 17
9:39 AM
When re-opening a proofing project for approval after chages, it would be great to have an option where the previously approved pages remained as approved - and only the changed pages would be "open". I'm having some customers ask for changes on pages they had previously approved. Causing a bit of an infinite loop scenario!!
Edited Sun Mar 05, 17 9:39 AM by Chris Nutt
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Weeks
Mon Mar 06, 17
6:09 AM
I would love to have aa reminder automatically sent out maybe 2 days after a shopping basket has been created but not purchased.

Mike
Aric Hoek
Mon Mar 06, 17
2:38 PM
With Square Payment, I would like the customers info used in the transaction to be passed onto square so when I am in square I can tell what payments goto what customers.

Also, I am hoping square payments will automatically mark the expense of the transaction as PayPal payments already do.
 
 
 
 
 
Aric Hoek
erik M
Sat Mar 11, 17
6:37 PM
>>Image Licensing. (from Aric)
+1
Rob Lovatt
Sun Mar 12, 17
2:38 PM
Thanks for the recent update! A few more suggestions:

- multiple sidebars - being able to load up a sidebar then select which one to use per section (similar to billboards)

- wall designer collections listing is in a straight line down the page and gets long. would be great if it would tile together similar to stacked thumbnails;
OR
- would like the ability to add a specific wall designer canvas collection from the main price list similar to any other collection, thus eliminating the long list of collections

- would like to see subgroups of canvasses or framed prints in wall designer to shorten the overall product list (eg. 10" wide, 20" wide, panoramics, etc.)

- would like option to display title and caption under image instead of filename in a gallery

- IMPORTANT! - if a section has a specific theme that is different from the main/default theme, then all displayed cart pages should use the same theme as the original theme. (eg. if proceeding to checkout or emptying a cart, the theme/look is different)

Edited Sun Mar 12, 17 9:49 PM by Rob Lovatt
Bruce Pham
Mon Mar 13, 17
7:44 PM
Hey Tim,
A feature I think would be helpful for those who do high volume school and sports is to be able to sort the galleries in alphabetical order for the customer without having to drag and drop on the admin end. Not sure how hard this would be to implement but since it already works for the admin end I figured it shouldn't be too hard to have it work on the customer end.
Edited Mon Mar 13, 17 7:53 PM by Bruce Pham
 
 
 
 
 
Bruce Pham • Forever Studio • School Pictures At Their Best
Paul White
Thu Mar 16, 17
9:10 AM
I would most appreciate a way to choose different emails for "Ship Notify." As it is, I must manually edit the text each time I send an email to a client that has elected to pick the order up at the studio. As it is, the email says, (for instance) "Shipping Date: Mar 16, 2017." This has proven confusing to clients who apparently stop reading at that point and assume that I have shipped their order - even though the Shipping Method says, "Pick Up At Studio."
 
 
 
 
 
Paul White
ShutterSpeak
Sat Mar 18, 17
10:35 AM
Hi Tim,

In order to properly file sales tax there are a few things that are needed for Sytist to report.

Firstly, the total amount of sales where sales tax was collected and the total amount of sale tax collected from those sales only.
Secondly, the total amount of sales not subject to sales tax.
Third, the total amount of sales subject to sales tax generated by credit card sales (or pay pal as this is matched by the state against what you report).
Fourth, the total amount of all sales regardless of sales tax (which is what Sytist does now).

Joe
Marie-Therese Lesieur
Sun Mar 19, 17
8:39 AM
Adding the galery info in the general order page.

We have orders for multiple school coming in all the time... it would be great to be able to sort the general orders by galery!
Pete Davies
Mon Mar 20, 17
11:53 AM
Is it possible to get additional footers?

I want a different message for my commercial clients to the portraits or weddings I shoot so it would be great to have a check box or something so I can design a new one and then assign it depending on the look I want.
 
 
 
 
 
Bruce Pham
Mon Mar 20, 17
12:59 PM
Hi Tim,

It would be helpful to be able to batch move closed galleries to another section. Once a gallery has expired, I like to move it to a section I named ARCHIVE. Currently to do this I have to move them one at a time. This is very tedious and time consuming. It would be nice to select all and move them all to a new category at one time. When you have upwards of 100 or more galleries, this would really help.
Edited Mon Mar 20, 17 1:00 PM by Bruce Pham
 
 
 
 
 
Bruce Pham • Forever Studio • School Pictures At Their Best
Bruce Pham
Mon Mar 20, 17
1:12 PM
MODEL RELEASE

Hi again Tim,

Could you consider adding the ability to send out a model release the same way we send out contracts. Currently I've created a release layout in CONTRACTS and add it the same way I would add a contract to the customer's account, this works fine when I need to request the usage of the their images but when I go to email it, I have to change the email wording from "contract" to model release.

Would be nice if we could have a separate email layout for model releases. Everything works great the way I'm doing it and it allows me to have the release on file within sytist but it becomes frustrating when I need to send a contract and have to change all the wording again.
 
 
 
 
 
Bruce Pham • Forever Studio • School Pictures At Their Best
Timothy Foster
Mon Mar 20, 17
8:38 PM
I may have asked for this before but I would like the ability to sort the product list by categories. We offer many different types of services and each one has it's own pricing some of which is very similar. We do different sports organizations and each has their own pricing groups. they all have similar products but have different options added to them.
for example
A. package = 8x10 and specialty item with option for background choices for baseball
A. package = 8x10 and specialty item with option for background choices for Dance
A. package = 8x10 and specialty item with option for background choices for cheerleading

But when I see them in my product base they look exactly the same unless I put a specific identifier.
If I could create groups for
Portrait products
Cheer products
Dance products
etc. I could more easily identify and sort these items for creating new price lists

Thanks
 
 
 
 
 
Tim Foster
Thomas Radley
Tue Mar 21, 17
2:01 PM
Definitely the following:
Print order fulfillment with a professional photo lab like Nations Lab or Bay Photo
Integration with Google Calendar
Ability to set the order of menu items
Trailboy
Wed Mar 22, 17
5:01 AM
Any chance you can have an automatic calculation of the discount rate when people choose collections over individual images?

I know its an easy calculation, but if it did it automatically for us when constructing collections, then I can adjust costs according to percentage rather than a pull out of the air calculation.

It could even be a feature of collections where we can make a point of how much a customer is saving with a 'sticker' style design or similar in the 'add to basket' section.
Bruce Pham
Tue Mar 28, 17
4:31 PM
In the gallery stats, could you add the expenses for that gallery. It would be nice to have the total sales, discounts, tax and expense all accounted for and a final calculation giving the net profit for the gallery. Also to be able to print the gallery stats for record keeping.
 
 
 
 
 
Bruce Pham • Forever Studio • School Pictures At Their Best
Thomas Radley
Tue Mar 28, 17
4:55 PM
One thing I know we all want is to be able to have orders filled by a printer when they are ordered. Bay Photo has integrated partners that Sytist could do too. See at the bottom of the page.

https://www.bayphoto.com/order/
Aric Hoek
Tue Mar 28, 17
7:50 PM
I would like to see scheduled payments on the calendar. Or possibly a report on receivables.
Edited Tue Mar 28, 17 7:57 PM by Aric Hoek
 
 
 
 
 
Aric Hoek
Timothy Foster
Thu Mar 30, 17
1:19 PM
Stats based on category? So in addition to per gallery stats, a way to get order stats on a per category basis.
For example
Newborn Proofs (all galleries orders and stats listed like it is in each gallery by itself)
Family Proofs (all galleries orders and stats listed like it is in each gallery by itself)


This would let me find out details on specific categories like Newborns vs Family or sports, vs schools, and would allow me to run an event in more than one studio for santa or easter bunny and be able to sort the orders by location for easier onsite fulfillment.

I'm not sure but this might also let me archive orders and still get the stats for them instead of categorizing the orders and manually adding the totals.

thanks
 
 
 
 
 
Tim Foster
Michael Weeks
Fri Mar 31, 17
4:11 AM
Change to Paid Access via CRON

Presently I have to expire a gallery and then manually change to paid for access, would be great if this could be automated

Mike
Gill Valls
Mon Apr 03, 17
2:54 PM
I am currently setting up my Price Lists and Print Credits for several Package Collections. It is my understanding that a new Print Credit will have to be created for each customer every time I sell a certain Collection Package that includes prints.

Would like to request the option of creating several different Print Credits under “Photo Products/Print Credits” tab in the Admin and having the ability to access said Print Credits through client’s gallery under and to the right of “Text & Settings” tab. Similar to the options on the right side of the “Text & Settings” in the gallery page for example similar to “Password Protect” option. I suggest having one for Print Credits with a drop down menu to show which Print Credits are created/available to select from and below that a Print Code field to give it a unique Code for that gallery only with radio button options such as one time use, unlimited, etc. Instead of creating individual Print Credits for each customer under “Photo Products/Print Credits”, one can create a list of Print Credits once and customize it through the gallery area as mentioned above.

I believe this can work too with any Booking Services such as Portrait, Headshots, Senior Portraits, etc. offered if one wants to advertise a special, sale, or discount, offering for a particular Service. Similar to the above example to the right under the “Text & Settings – Options” for a Booking Service, it can include a drop down menu to show which Discounts are created/available to select from and below that a Discount Code field to give it a unique Code for that particular Booking Service only and an expiration date.

I am offering a Senior Package with certain number of prints and am assigning a Print Credit for a Collection of prints sizes I am including with the package with a one-time use to the customer. I am hoping I am setting it up right.

Hope my suggestion is beneficial to someone other than myself. Thanks Tim for your hard work.

Gill
Aric Hoek
Wed Apr 05, 17
11:11 AM
I would like the ability to export individual contacts. We have a customer database created in FileMaker Pro and would like the ability to export newly created people in Sytist so we can import the individual into FMP.

Thank you.
 
 
 
 
 
Aric Hoek
Aric Hoek
Thu Apr 06, 17
11:35 AM
During registration I would like to see a field; "How did you hear about us?"

I also would like to be able to ask what position they hold at their company.

Perhaps the ability for users to add additional fields on the registration form is what I am hoping for.
 
 
 
 
 
Aric Hoek
Bruce Pham
Thu Apr 06, 17
7:10 PM
In a new update, I would like to be able to create the expense types such as lab cost, photography cost....etc. And have it all in one form with each type to have its own input field. This way when you click ENTER EXPENSE you just have to fill it out once and save. As it is now, you have to click ENTER EXPENSE....enter in amount....click check box of the type of expense...save....then repeat. Trying to save all these steps.
 
 
 
 
 
Bruce Pham • Forever Studio • School Pictures At Their Best
Paul M
Fri Apr 07, 17
5:15 AM
I would really like the ability to use additional Mail Chimp merge fields when people sign up for the mailing list. For example:

1) I would like to use a hidden merge field to save the URL used to sign up
2) I would like the client information (address/phone) to be saved if someone signs up during the checkout process
3) I would like to use a hidden merge field to save the order total to MailChimp

The list goes on and one. Basically, I would like to be able to use as much data as possible to accurately segment my email list.
 
 
 
 
 
Paul M
Fri Apr 07, 17
5:17 AM
I would like the ability to disable gallery/page expiration email notifications at a gallery/page level. For example, by default, I would like to the email notifications to be sent. But, I would like the ability to override that and disable them for a couple of particular galleries/pages.
 
 
 
 
 
Bruce Pham
Fri Apr 07, 17
12:39 PM
The ability to sort the email addresses collected per gallery by name or email address. This makes it so much easier to find someone to delete the address when they request to be removed.
 
 
 
 
 
Bruce Pham • Forever Studio • School Pictures At Their Best
Bruce Pham
Fri Apr 07, 17
1:00 PM
I think a great option when clients create an account is to be able to have an automatic credit deposited to the account. For instance, they can get a $5.00 credit to offset the shipping charge or for whatever we can come with as a way to get clients to create an account. Yes, I can set it so everyone has to create an account to view pictures, however, I rather have it so they can make that decision then to "force" them to do it.

I myself, hate visiting sites that forces me to create an account. However, if there was an incentive to open an account than it is still my decision to do so.
 
 
 
 
 
Bruce Pham • Forever Studio • School Pictures At Their Best
Trailboy
Mon Apr 17, 17
3:00 AM
I think a more immediate access to the cart on the mobile is required.

At the moment, on mobile the only way to access the current cart is to scroll to the top, use the drop down and choose cart.

I think a better solution would be a sticky button just like the current 'Close Window' button we currently have when viewing the product list.

Markos Berndt
Mon Apr 17, 17
4:48 AM
I'm not sure if this is an option or something that has been suggested. For registered users to be able to get specific page updates for new images uploaded or changed in a gallery, and to take that a step further, the ability to add NEW over lay onto a thumbnail so they can find the images easier within larger galleries.

Also, I would like to see a reprocess images if I change the settings for image sizes, especially when removing a gallery with lots of images that were uploaded with different settings.

I like Bruce Pham suggestion, the incentive to sign up. I get enough new visits, but nothing catches in regards to signing up, so the real magic can begin regarding starting sales of specific images that people who signed up. Also to amend his suggestion, maybe automatically add a % sign up and get 10% off your first order. To take it further, I would like my registered users to create favorite, maybe an incentive to start a list so I can generate sales on those images eaiser.

I try and push monthly wallpaper, but in order to free download it the user has to sign up, something I would like to do, is to add a donate button on those pages for those who don't want to sign up to download free, but to donate a small amount in order to get the wallpaper.

In other news... thank you for adding the booking features two updates ago, this really opens up my ability to do workshops in the distant future while allowing people to sign up. I still have to implement that into my site.
Scott Haraldson
Wed Apr 19, 17
4:26 PM
Greetings Tim,

First off thanks for creating a great platform for photographers. I've loved my site.

I, and hopefully others, would benefit from the ability to have a client pay for an invoice and be redirected to a download link that would allow them to download all of their images. I charge by the hour and provide clients with high resolution files. Their download files can range anywhere from 500mb to over a gigabyte. Currently the method in which Systist breaks up the images into smaller zip file takes time and effort and is confusing for the customer to understand as well.

I'd much prefer the ability to upload my zip files via FTP and then connect that download link to their receipt of payment.

Thanks for your consideration,
Scott
Libby Benson
Thu Apr 20, 17
8:09 PM
Still getting used to the changes from Photocart. Thanks for the great service with my install.

Two features I don't see are

Discounts. I used to have the ability to do a % on a la carte items if a client purchased a collection.
Multi Image Products in a collection. I have things like collages and albums in collections and I'm having trouble setting up these situations.
joseph cannon
Sat Apr 22, 17
6:58 PM
I would love to see the ability to have a client gallery function as an "app" that they can have on their phone. There are many benefits to this, for an example, check out stickyalbums.com Thanks again for all that you do!
Robert Hooper
Tue Apr 25, 17
7:13 AM
Three things for me at the moment I'd REALLY like to see;

1. The ability to add a premium when booking certain days of the week (i.e for me, Saturdays).

2. For confirmation & reminder emails, I love the fact that you can set a different text for each one - but would love it even more if I could also specify the from email address and name on the templates. depending on what my clients book, I have some of these separately, and at the moment I have to change it each time manually when sending the booking confirmation email. Would be great to be able to set them once for each type of booking then forget it.

3. Id' love to be able to change the way the calendar views, so the weeks start on Monday rather than Sunday - I'm forever having a quick look at the calendar and then quoting the wrong day as being free, since in the UK our calendars are usually displayed with Monday first, not Sunday(!)

A great product though, and still getting better all the time.

Many thanks!

Rob.
Brian Kellogg
Tue Apr 25, 17
7:28 AM
I just installed the 2.0 update. Everything looks great!
I would love to have a setting where you could automatically re-launch the image gallery on anniversaries and email anyone that logged in to it.

Imagine if a family member got this email...
"Bob and Sally's wedding anniversary is one month away! What would be a better gift than a print from their wedding?"

This could generate another couple hundred in sales!
Robert Hooper
Fri Apr 28, 17
2:22 AM
When creating a booking option, if I select checkbox as the option style, the "Check this box if this option is required" dissapears...

Can we have that not dissapear please?

After yet another client telling me AFTER their shoot that they thought the products were included as part of the shoot fee (duh) I wanted to add an option on all my booking forms saying something like:

"I understand no products are included in the shoot fee and have visited the products and pricing page prior to booking".

...so I want to make it compulsory that they tick the box in order to book a shoot. Is this possible please?

Thanks
Edited Fri Apr 28, 17 2:23 AM by Robert Hooper
N'neka Scruggs
Fri Apr 28, 17
9:17 AM
I would love to have a setting where you could automatically re-launch the image gallery on anniversaries and email anyone that logged in to it.

I second this. Awesome idea!

I would like to have a Product Registry, where couples could add prints, albums, wall portraits, etc to their registry. There's still a lot of old school people who want to buy a gift and adding products would give them the feeling of giving a gift & not just cash.

I'm a Madmimi user and would love to see integration with Madmimi. Or integration with IFTTT (preferred) or Zapier so we can connect to other applications.

Charles Croisdale
Sat Apr 29, 17
3:02 PM
Hi Tim,

I would like to see a feature, that when a client is logged into there account and forget to logout that theirs a way to have control over the login cookie time to expire less then 1 year. And maybe be redirected back to a login screen when the cookie expires.

Reason for the request is if a client is login in on a public computer.

Thank You,
Chuck
Charles Croisdale
Sat Apr 29, 17
7:41 PM
Hi Tim,

Request for Sytist to partner with Labs for product fulfillments.

makuahine
Fri May 05, 17
10:20 PM
Hi Tim - I don't even know if this is possible but I'm such a lazy blogger even though I know how important it is to SEO so I fail miserably. I would love to be able to import a feed to the blog like from Instagram or Facebook page posts or something and create a post with tags and all that jazz without having to actually go and do it.
 
 
 
 
 
Gabrielle Mappone
Sat May 06, 17
7:31 AM
CONTRACTS
Could we upload and store PDFs to send?
Joshua Krause
Mon May 08, 17
6:01 PM
I would love the ability to in the "Proofs" section hide all images that weren't approved or request revisions. It's not the smoothest to have to scroll through hundreds of images in a gallery just looking for the green bar when they are approved.

Unless you can already do this and I just haven't found out how yet.

Or even group them, just a way to see only the photos the client has chosen or requested edits.
David Coxsell
Sun May 14, 17
4:12 AM
Could we have a section to override calendar settings for special one day events.
Currently it takes into consideration the times I have set in calendar for unavailability period due to dinner breaks or school runs.

It would also be nice if we could set unavailability periods in calendar on certain days rather than as a whole as I of course don't do school runs on a weekend.
 
 
 
 
 
Aric Hoek
Thu May 18, 17
12:46 PM
The transfer of a contacts information to Square when paying through Square. I would also like to see Square transaction expenses added the way we do for PayPal.
 
 
 
 
 
Aric Hoek
Contemporary Dave
Fri May 19, 17
3:10 AM
I would like to see the ability to re-arrange the order of products in the Product Base. At the moment, the products seem to be arranged in price order. In addition, it would be helpful if you were able to duplicate a product in the Product Base too. That would help if you want to add products that are similar to each other.
mike norman
Fri May 19, 17
3:59 AM
Just a little thing - I do certain events where the guests/client is entitled to a free download ..

when they click the download icon - a little window appears as per the attached image .. after they have clicked it, there is no indication that it is downloading, or has been downloaded.. the Download Now window stays open

with some browsers the downloading is obvious (e.g. google chrome) as the bar comes up at the bottom. Less so on Firefox and other browsers..

it would be helpful for the DOWNLOAD NOW window either to change to DOWNLOADED or just to disappear altogether.

I notice quite a few duplicate downloads which skews the figures.

Not a life-threatening issue, but it would help !

Many Thanks

Mike
Attached Photos
Daniel Halstead
Sun May 21, 17
11:00 AM
Can i ask for the following to be implemented... it would save tonnes of time!

When adding a blog post could you please add the function to automatically post to your own social media.
This would save having to log in to each of your social media upload images etc.

The image to be used could be the cover image.
The text for the social media you would have to type in yourself.

at the moment it takes apx 10 mins to post notifications to all my social media sites when a blog is posted.
David Coxsell
Tue May 23, 17
4:37 AM
When creating forms would it be possible to have an optional check box where the person filling in the form can opt into our mailing list also?
 
 
 
 
 
Marie-Therese Lesieur
Fri Jun 02, 17
8:36 AM
Invoice/packing order layout

Is it possible to make the invoice to fit on one page (Version with price and pictures) I have a lot of orders with 3 or 4 pictures and there is a LOT of waisted space at the top and bottom so all my invoices prints on 2 pages when it could have easily fit on just one ;-) . I need to get the picture on because I used them to pack the orders.

That is a very small thing that can save US (customer) a LOT of money ;-)

Kathryn Yannalfo
Sun Jun 04, 17
10:04 AM
Second on the invoice/packing slip - if the photo could be listed once when there are multiple copies ordered (hate to say but like in photocart) would make printing and ordering easier.

Also sending the client name to square would really help! (I use jotform and square and they send name and e-mail with transaction)

Thanks Tim!!!
Edited Sun Jun 04, 17 10:08 AM by Kathryn Yannalfo
Erika Epley Thiele
Wed Jun 07, 17
10:08 AM
Payment plan for Orders?

Currently, if a client partially pays for a large order, the system doesn't show the payment marked on their invoice. It continuously shows the full amount due. And will not allow you to put in multiple payments on differing dates. It only allows you to put in the current date of payment and you have to manually add the previous payments up with the current payment.
I have a few clients that make payments on their orders, so this would be very beneficial at saving me some time. As well as show the client what they have previously paid and one what dates. Keeps the backend very transparent for the customer.

SO...Payment options for orders
1) Allow for adding in payments, date of payment, and type of payment made (ie Cash, Check, Charge)
2) Show individual payments on email and online invoice
3) Allow client to opt into a payment plan during checkout - 2, 4, 6 month plans and show payments for each
4) Auto emails for payments due on an invoice 1 week prior to due date.
5) also keep the option to manually add in payment if client pays in person, but fix the system so it will allow you to add each payment individually instead of having to add on.

Hope that makes sense! Thanks Tim! You are amazing as always! :)
 
 
 
 
 
Marco Cappalunga
Thu Jun 08, 17
2:06 AM
I would be great if in the Open Orders page it will be added a column to list the event to which the orders belong.
 
 
 
 
 
James Nowak
Thu Jun 15, 17
11:15 AM
I would love to have Sub Galleries included in the "search" function!
Will Wenzel
Mon Jun 19, 17
11:45 AM
Hi Tim. I find I'm using Gallery Exclusive mode a ton, but that there is no way to control the menu order if you have sub-galleries. Nest a couple of folders, and they automatically show up first. I'd love a way to control the order of this menu. Thanks!
Will Wenzel
Tue Jun 20, 17
8:14 AM
I just made a bride a gallery-owner for the first time. Great to give her the ability to hide images. Any way you can allow admins to know which images are being hidden?
Bruce Pham
Thu Jun 22, 17
8:07 AM
I would like to see an expense report per gallery. Since I'm in high volume photography this would help tremendously with record keeping. The stats per gallery already has a lot of useful numbers, just need expense.
Edited Thu Jun 22, 17 8:08 AM by Bruce Pham
 
 
 
 
 
Bruce Pham • Forever Studio • School Pictures At Their Best
Michael Leenheer
Fri Jun 23, 17
11:41 PM
Sorting of lists.

Client lists especially are sorted by last name and then ... creation date? It is unclear to me, but if I search for a common last name like "Stewart" in the people tab I get 16 results, and they are then somewhat random. Could there be a secondary sort applied?

This would also be VERY handy with the long long dropdown we get for adding someone to a gallery. Our current database has about 18,000 people in it - so when we have to add someone to access a gallery from the "People" tab you can imagine how much nicer it would be if the names were sorted by both last and then first name.

Galleries are the same, and orders, etc.
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Leenheer | New Light Photography - SUB Photo
Paul M
Wed Jul 05, 17
9:19 AM
I would still like to see some form of 3rd party automation capability so I can use Sytist to drive integration with other tools. Something like WebHooks with Zapier would be great since it enables integration with so many other things like Google Docs, MailChimp, SalesForce, Trello, Todoist, etc.

Take a look at https://zapier.com/zapbook/webhook/

Do you have any plans for this? This kind of capability would really open up a lot of doors!
 
 
 
 
 
Paul M
Wed Jul 05, 17
9:31 AM
I would the option to send automated "welcome" email to new clients that create an account using an email from the "default emails" list.
 
 
 
 
 
Marcel Otterspeer
Tue Jul 11, 17
9:33 AM
I use Sytist for 3 years successfully now for selling my photos as a download, package or print. All of the prints are produced with my own printers. It would be a great feature when Sytist can be used for customers who would print their own photos, so I will be their printing house. Customers can upload a (bunch of) photo(s) and select the sizes, options and quantities per image. I can download the files then with FTP, and the order form is in the existing orders section in Sytist. Do you have any plans to implement this kind of features? There are some web to print scripts available, but they are written for designing business cards, t-shirts and so on, but not for photo labs...

It would be great Tim! ;-)
 
 
 
 
 
Timothy Foster
Wed Jul 12, 17
9:19 PM
Would it be possible to add the price list options to the pop up window when creating a new sub gallery? We have to create numerous sub galleries and it seems like unnecessary steps to then go back and click another link to change the price group. And of course sometimes forgetting to because it’s not right there when adding the sub gallery.

Thanks
 
 
 
 
 
Tim Foster
Alicia Williams
Thu Jul 13, 17
9:38 PM
Would LOVe to have the ability to view order totals by gallery. I had an event with over 50 orders and I have to manually go add them up. It was a fundraiser...
 
 
 
 
 
Paul M
Wed Jul 19, 17
6:29 PM
I have two email template requests:

1) New Accounts - I would really like the ability to auto-send a "welcome" email to new clients when they create an account
2) Shipping Followup - I would really like the ability to auto-send a followup email to clients 'N' days after their order has been shipped (not those that are manually archived)
 
 
 
 
 
Amy Lemaniak
Wed Jul 19, 17
6:59 PM
Calendar:
Would love to be able to import a feed from a Google or similar type calendar that has availabilty already blocked out into the calendar.
Adina Hayne
Thu Jul 20, 17
10:13 AM
Good morning. We would love to see the feature that when someone is emailed a remember that a gallery is expiring that it would include their access password for the gallery on passcoded galleries. That would help so much for our school galleries.

Thank you so much for your consideration.
 
 
 
 
 
livia fremouw
Thu Jul 20, 17
12:04 PM
I am still hoping, wishing, praying... for the initial page, after you log in into the admin part, to prominently display:
ORDERS
GALLERIES
Please? With sugar sprinkles on top? Kind of like the old photocart used to have?

Thank you :-)
Livia
Paul M
Mon Jul 24, 17
8:14 PM
Similar to the Sales Reports, I would really like to be able to extract "people" with expanded information.

Additional key export fields include total # of sales, total $ of sales, credit amount ($) available on their account, etc.
Edited Mon Jul 24, 17 8:16 PM by Paul M
 
 
 
 
 
Eric Leszkowicz
Tue Jul 25, 17
10:40 AM
Minor / Major thing
Sometimes the little details matter. What I would like is for the continue shopping button that shows up in the popup to push the client backward to the shopping page instead of the item they just ordered.

They ordered that item and I would like for them to keep ordering things but I feel they will abandon the cart if they just see the last item they ordered.


Example for clarity
- Client clicks package A
- Window pops up for them to checkout or continue shopping
- They click Continue shopping because they want to add a button to their order
- It takes them back to package A and they have to look around to figure out how to get back to the page with all the packages
David Coxsell
Fri Aug 04, 17
9:33 AM
Can we get the ability to attach or upload images in forms please?
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Mann
Tue Aug 08, 17
5:37 AM
A way to batch delete accounts that have been created on the website and no longer in use.
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Mann Photography
Paul M
Wed Aug 09, 17
9:17 AM
I would really like a selectable way to disable the cron email notifications for some of my services pages.
 
 
 
 
 
Paul M
Wed Aug 09, 17
9:18 AM
I would really love the ability to offer a "free shipping" coupon
 
 
 
 
 
Darin Fong
Tue Aug 15, 17
2:39 AM
I would love to be able to set a "default" filter for each photo.

I want my clients to see some photos in black and white or sepia first, by default.
Some photos just look better to me in black and white or sepia and I want my clients to see them that way first.

Then, they can switch the filter off if they want to see the color version.
I know I can upload the photos in b&W or sepia, but then the clients can't see the color versions. They also can't order a print of that photo in color if it's shown in black and white.

Thanks!
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Martin
Tue Aug 15, 17
3:30 AM
It would be great of there were a way to automatically add credit to a customer account, based on their purchase as % or fixed$, and to be able to set the expiry date/time of that credit.

Also, an automated email that is ent to people who have created carts but not proceed to checkout.

Thank you.

Michael
Darin Fong
Wed Aug 16, 17
12:47 AM
I would love to be able to use other "off site" storage options besides just Amazon S3. Dropbox, Google Drive, and especially another web server.

It would be even better to be able to choose among multiple storage sites when uploading photos. When one server fills up, you could use a 2nd storage location. It's problematic to require all the photos stored in one place.
 
 
 
 
 
Darin Fong
Wed Aug 16, 17
12:56 AM
It would be great to be able to name the storage folders and pick which folder to upload the photos to.

Right now, the folder names as just upload dates doesn't make it easy to manage the storage. I know you can manage the photos from within Sytist, but having everything stored by upload date is not very intuitive.

This is especially problematic if some photos for one shoot are uploaded over multiple days. Or if I add a few photos to an event a few days after I uploaded the first ones.

This would also make it a lot easier to find photos in the All Photos section of Sytist. The upload date rarely corresponds to anything useful. A folder name with the event name and event date would be much better.
 
 
 
 
 
M Davis
Fri Aug 18, 17
10:25 PM
Additional contact fields for registered persons, for business accounts, need to add the following fields:

1. Title field
2. Cell phone field
3. Fax line field
 
 
 
 
 
M. Davis
Paul M
Sat Aug 19, 17
4:52 AM
I would like to see full Facebook Pixel integration for the 9 standard Pixel conversion tracking events (e.g. AddToCart, InitiateCheckout, AddPaymentInfo, Purchase, etc).

 
 
 
 
 
joseph cannon
Sat Aug 19, 17
8:35 PM
I would really like more design choices, I am not super great with javascript/html/php/css/etc but being able to be a little more modern with design would be great, i.e. bootstrapify the site. ex. price lists, timelines, parallax effects, others, I know there is a line between too much fancy stuff and readability, page speed, etc but being able to integrate something like Visual Composer that wordpress has would be great.
Scott Dengrove
Mon Aug 21, 17
9:32 PM
Have you ever considered integrating with a sales tax calculation plugin such as TaxCloud? They're free to use and it would really help to provide a more accurate sales tax calculation for Systist. For example, in my state, New York, tangible products such as prints are taxable but non-tangible such as downloads are not.

The problem is that according to the NY sales tax rules if you have a sale/invoice that combines both tangible and non-tangible products the entire order becomes taxable. Right now Sytist can't handle that and as the sales tax laws change it's difficult to keep on top of it. By integrating with a service like TaxCloud those rate changes and other things are instantaneous and we don't have to keep up with them, that's the service's job.
Zach Jenkins
Tue Aug 22, 17
12:11 AM
Just building my site now, but I would LOVE it if more products could be added to the Wall Designer. I sell two styles of floatmount galleries as well as circular floatmounts and I find the current selections of canvases/framed prints very lacking. It would be awesome if at least floatmounts could be added to the Wall Designer and then I can build the galleries same as with canvases.

Thank you!
Jordan McCrea
Tue Aug 22, 17
9:20 AM
Could there be a delete shopping carts button for Value? Like older than a week and $0?
Daniel Halstead
Wed Aug 23, 17
2:47 AM
Possible feature request...
allow people to upload images from mobile devices to a gallery
Example:
At a wedding I go around doing photos when finished I upload edited images to clients gallery,
But also during the wedding on the table instructions are left for people to upload images to a sub gallery that can also be shared.
Mia Winston
Wed Aug 23, 17
5:52 PM
I LOVE Sytist and I only have one request...

In the booking feature for special one day events...can you make it so when a session is purchased it says SOLD OUT rather than disappear? It creates a sense of urgency in clients when they can see the sessions selling out.

Thanks so much for everything you do!!!
Zach Jenkins
Thu Aug 24, 17
2:28 PM
I use Splash Windows to explain (again, as clients have been given the same instructions in person, emails etc) to process for selecting free digital files and or downloading images. I also use them on the services page to let clients know when mini sessions will be open for booking. I know I can use the default settings to make it so that all my downloading galleries have the same splash window content (perfect!), but what I'd really like to know is if there is a way to have a different default setting for the Services page.... or better yet, add in a drop down menu in the splash window builder with all three of my templates so I can just select the one I currently want to include. Pretty please?
Matthew Brooks
Fri Aug 25, 17
2:51 PM
Integration with Backblaze B2 Cloud storage (Backblaze's version of Amazon S3)
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Gara
Wed Aug 30, 17
7:30 AM
Hey Tim,

The 1 thing that would be a game changer for me (and I'm sure anyone else who offers photo booth services) is the option to automatically process image files in certain galleries.
I have a watch folder which uploads images to an ftp folder, but currently have to click on PROCESS every few minutes.

Thanks

Michael
M Davis
Wed Aug 30, 17
11:39 PM
When creating a contract template, the template allows the uploading of a logo. in my case a PNG file.
It prints frome the print link on the contract. However when the contract is emailed to a client, the logo does not display - at all - in the email. It would be good to have the logo show in emails as that is consistent with corporate branding.
 
 
 
 
 
M. Davis
Paul M
Fri Sep 01, 17
9:45 AM
With the new "Download Credits" option available, I would really like to have a way to automatically add credits to a client's account based on what they purchase. For example, I would like to add "1 credit" for every digital image a client purchases and offer a free download once they have 10 credits. In this way, I can essentially offer a "buy 10 get 1 free" type of offer.

Is there another way to provide this type of offer?
 
 
 
 
 
Paul M
Fri Sep 01, 17
9:48 AM
There's a "credit" option that is part of a Service/Product. However, I need the credit to be associated to a Sub Product so that I can change the credit amount based on the sub product option that is selected.

Please consider adding this since it would save me a considerable amount of manual work.
 
 
 
 
 
M Davis
Sun Sep 03, 17
12:57 AM
Adding in the contracts area the following:


After 31 years in business, 8 years teaching college level courses including business of photography, I have found 'contract' is a harsh word that many laypersons are not confident using. I have ran trial tests with my commercial accounts that will sign an estimate but not a contract even when the contents of both are the same. This brings me to what I'd like to see in Sytist in the Contracts area.

It would be great to have the ability to modify the word 'Contract' to 'Estimate' or to 'Agreement' or to 'License' and also use a drop down menu depending on the need. For example as a commercial photographer I provide an estimate, I also provide a usage license. It would be great to create an estimate, then at time of image delivery create a 'license' which I do anyway but having it online in electronic format in the My Account section would be great for a client to have. Other times I can have more of a complex situation where I would use the header as 'agreement', so having the option choose the header in the contracts area would be great.
Also, as I have mentioned in other posts, having the ability to attach a PDF file in the body of the contract, and to the invoice, say for terms and conditions or a client shot list would also be helpful.

I am not concerned with the word 'contract' used in the back end or in the url coding process, just with what the cilent reads on the web page.
Edited Sun Sep 03, 17 1:00 AM by M Davis
 
 
 
 
 
M. Davis
Bruce Pham
Wed Sep 06, 17
2:45 PM
Please add all expenses to the gallery stats. This would help tremendously when viewing sales and expenses per gallery.
 
 
 
 
 
Bruce Pham • Forever Studio • School Pictures At Their Best
David Coxsell
Thu Sep 07, 17
7:51 AM
It would be great to have an option to set a start and end date for a booking service.

This would really help with seasonal events that last anything from 1 month onwards but would not be available after a certain date.
 
 
 
 
 
N'neka Scruggs
Sat Sep 09, 17
1:40 PM
Bonus coupons.

It would be great to add bonus coupons to individual products and not just collections. I want to offer a sale on certain individual products and creating a bunch of 1 item collections just to add a bonus coupon makes this process needlessly cumbersome and time consuming.
Michael Leenheer
Mon Sep 11, 17
2:58 PM
Do you still read this thread, Tim? With this many hundreds of posted ideas I wonder if mine will be totally lost at the bottom of the list :(

So - my idea builds on what you did a few months ago by adding the "hide description" feature for complex packages and products. The real value of your cleanup is that it makes the choices in the shopping area simpler; I'd like to see this implemented one more layer deep so the options for specific products can also start hidden and then are revealed only as needed.

For example: all "Framed Prints" would be sold through one "product" beside the image. All descriptions would be collapsed until they click it; when they click the page for framing opens and the first option section opens up ("Step 1: Size of Image"). All other options are hidden and the options are collapsed. Once they choose the size of image, the next step (say, "Step 2: Frame Style") opens up. Choose your frame style, then "Step 3: Finishing Options" pops open.

This idea was prompted by a salesperson who is encouraging me to switch to "printscapes.com" - and while I don't like their business model they have an excellent shopping cart system that even a grandma could use. (Sample implementation at https://jenna.printscapes.com .) There's some ups and downs, but their method for dealing with multi-step purchases is nice and clean.
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Leenheer | New Light Photography - SUB Photo
M Davis
Wed Sep 27, 17
6:43 PM
It would be good to have the project proofing area to allow admin access to the proofing project page when admin is logged in like allowed with galleries.
 
 
 
 
 
M. Davis
M Davis
Wed Sep 27, 17
6:46 PM
Would be great to allow different default splash pages saved in the admin area with a drop down menu to choose splashs page text depending on the gallery or proofing project.
 
 
 
 
 
M. Davis
M Davis
Wed Sep 27, 17
6:50 PM
Having a uniform 'replace code' for the entire web site for emails would be helpful. Or at least consistent for galleries and proofing project area.
I am finding the 'replace codes for some of the default emails are not working as they should. There may be a password included in the 'new login' replace code, however it is only the password and doesn't indicate that it's the password. The customer doesn't know what it is. Also, the customer email address does not display with the 'new login' replace code. Both under the proofing project default email.
 
 
 
 
 
M. Davis
Paul M
Sat Sep 30, 17
4:55 AM
It would be great if the search feature in the admin menu bar also included People. It only searches Pages/Galleries right now, but I spend more time searching People.
 
 
 
 
 
Paul M
Fri Oct 13, 17
4:47 AM
I know I've requested a "rewards" type program before, but having a product price list that returned 10% back as an account credit would be a GREAT option!
 
 
 
 
 
Benjamin Skigen
Thu Oct 19, 17
4:05 PM
It would be nice if the filename of the zip file generated by "download all" would include the subgallery name. Right now, it's just the site name and subgallery name.
 
 
 
 
 
M Davis
Thu Oct 19, 17
4:52 PM
To have ability to add general notes to the 'People' header section page.
For example: I have 4 templates to use when invoicing a client.
Having the ability to add the 4 templates to a notes section accessable at the people header, regardless of the registered person selected, would provide instant access to the notes needed to prepare the invoice.
Other option would be to have an invoice template section just like the contract templates.
 
 
 
 
 
M. Davis
Bridget Carlson
Sun Oct 22, 17
9:22 AM
Stock Photo Section:

It would be nice if the price would update when a size option is chosen from the drop-down (like it does in galleries when a different option is chosen) so the user can see the new price instead of waiting to see the new price when they get to the cart.

i.e. The set price is 64.95 for a 10x13 however, in the dropdown the user chooses an upgraded size of say 30x40 which would make the price 214.95. Right now when you choose that option the price they see stays the same instead of updating like it does if say I was using a gallery section. They do not see the updated price right away and don't see it until they go to their cart.
 
 
 
 
 
Paul M
Mon Oct 30, 17
8:28 PM
It would be GREAT if I could offer payment plan options at checkout. For example, offer the option for clients to select a payment plan with 2 (or 3 or more) equal payments at checkout if the order total is over a certain amount.
 
 
 
 
 
Dre
Tue Oct 31, 17
6:06 PM
I would like to have a sale option also in the booking pages.
Edited Tue Oct 31, 17 6:07 PM by Dre
Aric Hoek
Wed Nov 01, 17
11:54 AM
I want to be able to ask new account creators how/where they heard about my services.
 
 
 
 
 
Aric Hoek
Caylena Cahill
Wed Nov 01, 17
10:24 PM
Hello!

I have some requests (sorry if they exist already. if so, please let me know):

As far as I can see, I can only type custom text in to create an invoice. I would like to add my custom packages and pricing components into the booking section or a store page, to be able to both use as a customer interface where they can build their own estimate, but more importantly, where I can add my own items (and options) - from my product list, store pages or booking calendar - to an invoice for a particular customer in the back end.

I want to be able to use this software to build estimates which have a separate or non numbering system from regular orders, with the ability to convert an estimate into an invoice (basically by adding a number and making it payable.

Can I add my logo to the invoice / packing slip?

Please add support for multiple/partial payments for an order/invoice.

I would also like to use this as an image archive and give access to all galleries/images to an intern or graphic designer for marketing purposes. Is there currently a way to easily create an account that can see all the galleries, but not the personal or sales data, without having to manually add them to every gallery?

Automated invoicing/billing reminders?

Automated email reminders for gallery expiration, payment due, etc?

Customer list in alphabetical order - when I click the letters in the customer list, it isn't really in the expected order - I think it shows in reverse chronological order of when they were added into the system.

Tom Duggan
Thu Nov 02, 17
8:41 AM
There was a request back in 2016 that I would also like to see :

It would be awesome to have a WORKFLOWS tab under a person along with their Orders, Credits, Contracts, etc.

Including features like:
subcategories
check boxes
tasks associated with a job date
Option to assign tasks to administrators
option to write notes with tasks
option to send reminder to administrator on date task is to be completed
Option to associate template emails with a task
Workflow template/duplicate option

So, Task/TO DO lists and possibly an accounting module?

Thanks!

-Tom
Michael Leenheer
Fri Nov 03, 17
11:27 AM
Pricing: can we please (please please) have a pricing option which creates a SET price for quantities purchased?

By this I mean that the price of the first photo wouldn't change when the quantity price begins, just the price of the 2nd or 3rd photo. This would give us a lot of pricing options that are very tricky to do as-is. For example:

First photo: $40 -- total order $40 (+ tax & shipping of course)
2nd photo: $30 -- total order $40 + $30 = $70
Each additional photo: $20 each. If they order 5 photos, the cost would be $40 + $30 + $20 x3 = $130.
(As-is, Sytist would make the price of all photos $20.)

Some things this would let us easily offer that we can't now:
- first product free, cost for extras (from same OR different images)
- pay $x for first 10 photos, pay $y for anything above that
- maximum price for a product (only pay up to $x, anything after that is free - useful for gallery downloads where they could pay $5/download but a maximum of $50 for the whole gallery)
- control minimum order amounts

Thanks for considering!

Tags: quantity pricing, price structure, shopping cart, product base
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Leenheer | New Light Photography - SUB Photo
Michael Weeks
Tue Nov 07, 17
3:40 AM
Special User,

I have a number of pay to view galleries and password protected galleries. In the same way that I can give a user their personal pricelist I would like to be able to add a user to a selected group that does not need to pay the pay to view charge and/or can view any gallery regardless of password settings. Yes an Admin could do it but I don't want them to have admin rights.

Mike
Aric Hoek
Tue Nov 07, 17
10:57 AM
The option to require someone be logged in when adding a calendar event into their shopping cart.
 
 
 
 
 
Aric Hoek
Aric Hoek
Thu Nov 09, 17
7:50 AM
Sales.

I want a much more robust ability to create sales. Sales for sessions. Sales for any individual product I want.

I want unique ways to announce those sales.

They should have the ability to set a quantity. They should have the ability to set an expiration.

Please. :)

LOVE your product.
 
 
 
 
 
Aric Hoek
Matthew Smith
Mon Nov 13, 17
5:50 AM
FEATURE REQUESTS (is there any way to hack the below 2 things?)

1) Template emails: more flexible use of "replace codes". Specifically I'd like to be able to send the customer account credentials (their email and account password), when sending "Invite to view password protected page".

see screenshot for email mockup

* yes, I know you can send the gallery page password, but I prefer to send the customer account password, as I want them to log on to their account to see this gallery and also then be able to see other account details, invoices, contracts, etc.

** useful to be able to insert their email address (= logon username), even though they know their own email address it saves confusion


2) Option to attach gallery photos to gallery invite email

e.g. Zenfolio automatically adds the first 5 photos in a gallery to the Gallery Invite email. Doing this by use of Replace Codes would be ideal, so I can design my own templates.

see screenshot for email mockup

3) Support full HTML email templates. Unfortunately when I paste in a full HTML template into Sytist email template (which I do by switching into code view and pasting the HTML), the code is not interpreted properly. The styling etc is interpreted as email text.

see screenshot for example

* the HTML email is generated by one of the free online HTML email template generators, which benefit from years of experience in dealing with different email clients
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Edited Mon Nov 13, 17 6:06 AM by Matthew Smith
Matthew Smith
Mon Nov 13, 17
6:08 AM
Final screenshot below, showing template HTML that is not interpreted correctly.

When switching out of code view, then back in, there are loads of paragraph tags inserted
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Edited Mon Nov 13, 17 6:13 AM by Matthew Smith

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