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Sytist 4.8 Upgrade Now Available

16,196 posts (admin)
Mon Feb 26, 24 4:56 AM CST

View detailed information about this update in the changelog here.

A major addition in this upgrade is a new QR Passcode Photos system. 

Generate QR codes that contain a photo passcode to photograph when photographing subjects that automatically password protects the subjects' photos in the gallery.

Learn more about QR PasscodesVideo tutorial

Other changes include: 

  • Updated PayPal Checkout to Advanced Checkout where you can enable the credit card form to display directly on the page.
  • Added the option to add "Subject First Name" and "Subject Last Name" fields to booking services to collect the subject's name (e.g., child's name when parent is booking). 
  • Added the option for lead time to special events so you can prevent same day bookings. Set lead time to 1 to prevent same day bookings.
  • Added to the "Do not allow adding photos to this collection from different galleries, sub-galleries" option in collections to include not allowing to add photos with different passcodes. So a parent  can't add multiple children to the same collection without having to create different sub galleries for siblings.

And more changes. View the change log here.

How to update:
The first time each day you log into the admin it will check for the update and if one is available you will have a notice in blue on your Sytist admin homepage

If you have already logged into your admin today, then you won't get the notice until tomorrow. Or you can click Settings in the main menu then UNDERNEATH the left menu click check for update.

Edited Wed Feb 28, 24 10:26 AM by Tim - PicturesPro.com
Tim Grissett, DIA - PicturesPro.com
My Email Address: info@picturespro.com
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64 posts
Mon Feb 26, 24 6:59 AM CST

Hi,

I just updated and the update erased all gallery preview photos and I cannot re-add them!!

Thank you,

Sabine

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64 posts
Mon Feb 26, 24 9:00 AM CST
Sabine Periard wrote:

Hi,

I just updated and the update erased all gallery preview photos and I cannot re-add them!!

Thank you,

Sabine

yes same thing happened to me, preview photo is the first photo in the gallery and when i go to change it does not update.

looking forward to working with the new QR codes, thanks for much for adding this feature!

S
64 posts
Mon Feb 26, 24 9:03 AM CST

To add, sub gallery preview photos are not affected, just the ones for the main gallery. I still see them but they don't show anymore on the site.

16,196 posts (admin)
Mon Feb 26, 24 9:05 AM CST

please email or post a link to where I can see this. 

Tim Grissett, DIA - PicturesPro.com
My Email Address: info@picturespro.com
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64 posts
Mon Feb 26, 24 9:14 AM CST

I emailed you with an example.

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16,196 posts (admin)
Mon Feb 26, 24 10:59 AM CST

Update 4.8.1 will fix this. To have it check for an update now , click Settings in the main menu then UNDERNEATH the left menu click check for update. 

Tim Grissett, DIA - PicturesPro.com
My Email Address: info@picturespro.com
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357 posts
Mon Feb 26, 24 11:46 AM CST

Interesting update Tim, look forward to testing it over the summer.  

You deserve to do well with this update as it removes a big block for many people using Sytist, over a more SaaS solution like GotPhoto.

One initial concern that I know UK school photographers are going to face if they rely solely on Sytist:  we have to give the school an identity image of each pupil file named exactly with their unique identifier in the database - e.g. 001234.jpg at 600x400pixels    I am assuming obtaining this data and renaming upon export is not possible from the current iteration?  I haven't read the help files fully yet.  

Thanks Tim.


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64 posts
Mon Feb 26, 24 12:22 PM CST

Hi again,

On another page (Client galleries / selling photos) previews also don't show anymore even after the additional update (4.8.1).

And I didn't get client order emails this morning after the update.

Thank you!

M
296 posts
Mon Feb 26, 24 2:34 PM CST

Tim,

on 4.8.1 and generate qr code is giving a sytist url and not my websites url, printout updates with my sites url in the text and the passcode but the qr image is wrong


Mike

18 posts
Mon Feb 26, 24 2:59 PM CST

Tim this update with the QRCodes is a major feature for us school/Daycare photographers.  

The GotPhoto people have been after my business for awhile but I did not want to pay the high %Fee for using their sales techniques and did not like that the customers where taken to a different website url to view and purchase.   

I currently create my own passwords and scan using Foolography app.  I tested your new QRCode creating section and it looks like it will work fine.  

My dilemma is that I still send a paper proof with preview images and passcodes to my customers (no judgement HA, I just find that people still need to have something laying on the counter to remind them especially with the volume I photograph).  I run a script program that reads the passcodes embedded in the images and creates me a spreadsheet which I use to data merge in my price sheets/previews I print for the school parents.

I just tested and If I use your QRCode generator and scan them with the Foolography app before each student.  When I upload I make sure to uncheck the QRCode box and Stylist still reads the embedded passcode in the metadata.  IT WORKS PERFECTLY!!

I will now like to include the Systist QRCodes on my price sheet so the customers won't mistype passcodes and it takes them right to their gallery.  I have tried to use the export feature in the QRCode section but I am getting a fatal error.  

I would just like to have the info to recreate the QRCode that takes the customer directly to their gallery.

Thank you for this update!

134 posts
Mon Feb 26, 24 4:18 PM CST

Hi Tim

I successfully upgraded to 4.8.1 today. Everything seems to work, but only category previews are not loading. See https://www.otterspeer.com/agenda/ for example

J
19 posts
Mon Feb 26, 24 4:49 PM CST

When I click on list entries I get the following error and no data shows but i know its working as I can see the QR Codes when i click Print QR

Fatal error: Uncaught TypeError: in_array(): Argument #2 ($haystack) must be of type array, null given in /home/tapes/public_html/sy-admin/qr/qr-list.php:251 Stack trace: #0 /home/tapes/public_html/sy-admin/qr/qr-list.php(251): in_array('jordan.robertso...', NULL) #1 /home/tapes/public_html/sy-admin/qr/index.php(422): require('/home/tapes/pub...') #2 {main} thrown in /home/tapes/public_html/sy-admin/qr/qr-list.php on line 251

492 posts
Mon Feb 26, 24 6:30 PM CST

Silly little thing but the URL for your tutorial is 'turtorial'

https://www.picturespro.com/sytist-manual/qr-passcodes/video-turtorial/


This is a really amazing feature, can't wait to try it out! Thank you Tim.

Michael Leenheer   || My Sytist: https://subphoto.ca/client_galleries/demo01/
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64 posts
Mon Feb 26, 24 10:29 PM CST

I am thankful for this update and excited to put it to work. This brings Sytist up to a whole new level, great job on getting this in place!

I have noticed since applying the update I am not receiving order notification emails. I thought today was a slow day and then I logged in to the admin panel and saw I had quite a few new orders. 

I did a fake test order and I received the email a customer would receive after they order but l did not get the email that l should receive. I looked under email logs and I can see that I stopped receiving them after i applied the update. The last new order notification email i received was at 8:29 am and i applied the update shortly after that. i have not received any new order notification emails since.

Also when l go into the mobile site for QR codes and l hit list entries l am getting the "fatal error" message

when l go to add an entry everything works, but the QR code is too big and and l cant get it to go smaller so it does not work when you photograph it as the outside edges are missing. I have attached a screenshot from my iphone13.

Also when i am in the gallery admin under QR passcodes and hit the Export button i get another "fatal error" message

Thanks again for your work on this Tim! 

Attached Photos

Edited Mon Feb 26, 24 11:08 PM by Dale Schappert
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296 posts
Tue Feb 27, 24 9:49 AM CST

Tim on the iPhone the going to settings we have lost the sub-menu and now have to rotate the phone to find a sidebar 4.8.2


regards


mike

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36 posts
Tue Feb 27, 24 10:17 AM CST

Can a QR code be created for a gallery with pre-order turned on and no subjects? In other words, we put the QR code on a poster, and parents can go straight to the pre-order site without having to enter the password? 

16,196 posts (admin)
Tue Feb 27, 24 10:28 AM CST
Stephen Araujo wrote:

Can a QR code be created for a gallery with pre-order turned on and no subjects? In other words, we put the QR code on a poster, and parents can go straight to the pre-order site without having to enter the password? 

No, that's not how it works.

Tim Grissett, DIA - PicturesPro.com
My Email Address: info@picturespro.com
16,196 posts (admin)
Tue Feb 27, 24 10:29 AM CST

4.8.2 released this morning that fixed most things.

Tim Grissett, DIA - PicturesPro.com
My Email Address: info@picturespro.com
134 posts
Tue Feb 27, 24 3:12 PM CST

Hi Tim

After playing with some of the amazing qr-additions to the system, I get an error when processing photos with the ftp option. Checked the QR-check option, click the Process link of a folder, and get the following error: Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Class "QrReader" not found in /**********/sy-admin/process-ftp-upload.php:257

134 posts
Tue Feb 27, 24 3:32 PM CST

Another issue: When sending out the emails with passcodes to the registered people, the clickable passcodes in the email refer to a localhost address, not my website URL.

16,196 posts (admin)
Wed Feb 28, 24 4:17 AM CST
Marcel Otterspeer wrote:

Hi Tim

After playing with some of the amazing qr-additions to the system, I get an error when processing photos with the ftp option. Checked the QR-check option, click the Process link of a folder, and get the following error: Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Class "QrReader" not found in /**********/sy-admin/process-ftp-upload.php:257

That was resolved with the 4.8.2 update.

Another issue: When sending out the emails with passcodes to the registered people, the clickable passcodes in the email refer to a localhost address, not my website URL.

You must be using a localhost address as it uses the $setup['url'] from the sy-config file like every other link that is sent out.

Tim Grissett, DIA - PicturesPro.com
My Email Address: info@picturespro.com
M
296 posts
Wed Feb 28, 24 5:07 AM CST

this is what I get when generating a single qr code, text reads fine, QR code however links to Sytist.co

Attached Photos

134 posts
Wed Feb 28, 24 5:28 AM CST
Tim - PicturesPro.com wrote:

That was resolved with the 4.8.2 update.

Another issue: When sending out the emails with passcodes to the registered people, the clickable passcodes in the email refer to a localhost address, not my website URL.

You must be using a localhost address as it uses the $setup['url'] from the sy-config file like every other link that is sent out.

Hi Tim

The errors with the processing of the QR-photos occur still after update to 4.8.2.

134 posts
Wed Feb 28, 24 6:11 AM CST
Tim - PicturesPro.com wrote:

That was resolved with the 4.8.2 update.

Another issue: When sending out the emails with passcodes to the registered people, the clickable passcodes in the email refer to a localhost address, not my website URL.

You must be using a localhost address as it uses the $setup['url'] from the sy-config file like every other link that is sent out.

All mails are working ok so far, except the mails with those passcodes. When a client receives a mail with fort example 2 passcodes of their children, the URL of the clickable passcode in the  mail points to "/?mypasscode=12345678", so it has no path, it's just that. The other link in the mail which points to the gallery (click here to see the gallery ....) does have the correct (full) path/URL.

16,196 posts (admin)
Wed Feb 28, 24 10:01 AM CST

4.8.3 - February 28, 2024

  • Fixed "Print QR Code Without Subject Data" QR code linking to sytist.net 
  • Fixed mobile sub menu not showing in Settings section (redid how the mobile menu shows in general).
  • Fixed error when processing FTP upload and  checking for QR codes. 
  • Fixed missing link in passcode URLs when emailing passcode information. 

To have it check again today for an update, click Settings in the main menu then UNDERNEATH the left menu click check for update.

Tim Grissett, DIA - PicturesPro.com
My Email Address: info@picturespro.com
M
296 posts
Wed Feb 28, 24 11:54 AM CST

QR  Code url now working, many thanks


Mike

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64 posts
Wed Feb 28, 24 12:09 PM CST

when you go to edit entry on mobile all the fields are empty, i guess you can update the ones you have already filled out, but not the blank ones as it makes it hard to know which one to add the info to.

Attached Photos

134 posts
Wed Feb 28, 24 1:21 PM CST

Thanks Tim. Most is fixed now, but..

When uploading to qr-gallery (with check vor QR codes enabled) no new photos appear or being uploaded. With processing an ftp folder now i get the following errors:

Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Object of class GdImage could not be converted to string in *******/sy-admin/qr/lib/GDLuminanceSource.php:54 Stack trace: #0 *******/sy-admin/qr/lib/GDLuminanceSource.php(32): ZxingGDLuminanceSource->GDLuminanceSource() #1 *******/sy-admin/qr/lib/QrReader.php(102): ZxingGDLuminanceSource->__construct() #2 ********/sy-admin/process-ftp-upload.php(257): QrReader->__construct() #3 {main} thrown in *******/sy-admin/qr/lib/GDLuminanceSource.php on line 54

S
50 posts
Wed Feb 28, 24 4:48 PM CST

Hi Tim, 

On 4.8.3    

Just trying to edit an existing FORM and it will not let me save.   Tryed a cople of forms and the same thing.

Not a crisis , just thought I would mention it to see if it was a new bug.

Cheers Steve

16,196 posts (admin)
Thu Feb 29, 24 4:20 AM CST
Marcel Otterspeer wrote:

Thanks Tim. Most is fixed now, but..

When uploading to qr-gallery (with check vor QR codes enabled) no new photos appear or being uploaded. With processing an ftp folder now i get the following errors:

Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Object of class GdImage could not be converted to string in *******/sy-admin/qr/lib/GDLuminanceSource.php:54 Stack trace: #0 *******/sy-admin/qr/lib/GDLuminanceSource.php(32): ZxingGDLuminanceSource->GDLuminanceSource() #1 *******/sy-admin/qr/lib/QrReader.php(102): ZxingGDLuminanceSource->__construct() #2 ********/sy-admin/process-ftp-upload.php(257): QrReader->__construct() #3 {main} thrown in *******/sy-admin/qr/lib/GDLuminanceSource.php on line 54

I can't duplicate this issue. Are you able to upload the same photos via the regular uploader?

Tim Grissett, DIA - PicturesPro.com
My Email Address: info@picturespro.com
134 posts
Thu Feb 29, 24 7:52 AM CST
Tim - PicturesPro.com wrote:

I can't duplicate this issue. Are you able to upload the same photos via the regular uploader?

No. When uploading regular it doesn't show that error, but images are not processed and not added to the gallery. When unchecking the qr-check everything works ok.

16,196 posts (admin)
Thu Feb 29, 24 9:33 AM CST
Marcel Otterspeer wrote:

No. When uploading regular it doesn't show that error, but images are not processed and not added to the gallery. When unchecking the qr-check everything works ok.

I can't duplicate that issue on 4 different hosts / servers.

What PHP version are you using?

Tim Grissett, DIA - PicturesPro.com
My Email Address: info@picturespro.com
255 posts
Thu Feb 29, 24 5:59 PM CST

Tim, I think one of the latest mini updates broke the capability to edit page text. The page no longer fully loads for me. I attached a pic of the error message.

Attached Photos

134 posts
Fri Mar 01, 24 3:08 AM CST
Tim - PicturesPro.com wrote:

I can't duplicate that issue on 4 different hosts / servers.

What PHP version are you using?

Hi Tim

The error occurs with php 8.2.16 on my server. Switched to 8.1.27, and then it worked. Switched back to 8.2, and now that works too. Strange :-)

16,196 posts (admin)
Fri Mar 01, 24 4:08 AM CST

4.8.4 - March 1, 2024

  • Fixed field labels not showing when editing an entry on the QR mobile site. 
  • Fixed error with Godaddy hosting (and maybe others) when trying to process QR codes.
  • Fixed not being able to edit or create new Forms in the Forms section. 
  • Fixed image  options not counting toward free shipping coupon calculations. 
  • Fixed with QR passcodes and FTP upload process QR codes photos getting previous passcode. 
  • Fixed error in Design -> Page Text 
  • Made mobile  view of list & view of orders in admin a little better
Edited Fri Mar 01, 24 4:10 AM by Tim - PicturesPro.com
Tim Grissett, DIA - PicturesPro.com
My Email Address: info@picturespro.com
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