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Michael Weeks
Wed Jul 22, 15
4:34 PM
The desired outcome is that images are available to the parents of the dancers from the website and only to their parents or people that the parents give the code to. Sytist updates have made this possible.

To this end the use of an automatic renaming system comes into great use and that is what I have been esting to fully utilise the password protection in Sytist. I am currently testing a scanning/renaming utility and can soon give details about it.

Of course you can also use the codes in Lightroom, Darkroom or other image programs whilst onsite so that people do not have to look through hundreds of images. The client or salesperson could use a scanner with their code and automatically be presented with the images with the code.

The first stage would be to produce barcodes ready for the event, as an example




For good security sequential codes such as these should not be used and a random sequence should be used which is easy enough to create in excel (happy to put more info together about that)

There are many ways that the codes could be allocated but a good way is to create to copies of the code, one for the dancer and one for the photographer. The photographer adds the dancer details in case of dancer losing, damaging etc.
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As each dancer comes to the photographer their code is scanned into the coding system and each image is renamed so instead of DSC_7925.jpg this image would be renamed as


DanceSchool220715-Dancer1-7925.jpg
The first part of the name is a user field for DanceSchool220715 i.e. something relevant to event and / or date ? the second part is the data that is scanned in i.e. Dancer1 and the third part is from the filename (other configurations possible.

When the next dancer comes up the scanned data field is changed so that this would be named as

DanceSchool220715-Dancer2-7949.jpg
When the dancers come back with a different costume their card is just rescanned so we have

DanceSchool220715-Dancer2-8105.jpg

DanceSchool220715-Dancer1-8076.jpg

DanceSchool220715-Dancer3-8120.jpg
Now if we wish to add group shots we have a reserved card with the code GROUP so that we get

DanceSchool220715-GROUP-8124.jpg

If these images are uploaded to a gallery in Sytist using the password protection system based on filenames then when somebody enters the code Dancer1 they would see the images for Dancer1 plus any group images in the folder (Note: the Group feature is specially coded by Tim for me and I hope that it will be available in the next release) i.e. these images




Mike
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admin
Thu Jul 23, 15
9:02 AM
I'm pinning this to the FAQ so it can been seen. Good info here.
 
 
 
 
 
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David Voy
Thu Jul 23, 15
12:53 PM
I been messing with printing up tons of QR Codes too, to hand out when I do Event Photos.
Some QR Codes simply direct to the Specific event photos etc... and some QR codes can be specific to people/groups GREAT Info.
Edited Thu Jul 23, 15 12:56 PM by David Voy
 
 
 
 
 
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Belinda Strodder
Sun Jan 03, 16
11:16 PM
Hi Michael, I am new to Sytist and setting it up now - I have been using Photocart for years in combination with Daves uploader and wondering if you can help me please? I am looking to upload thousands of photographs in the next few days - I need Sytist to automatically create the Folders as Daves uploader does and I can't seem to find that option anywhere?I would be most grateful for any assistance,
Belinda
www.dancephotogrphy.net.au
Michael Weeks
Mon Jan 04, 16
1:17 AM
All I do is resize everything ready for upload, I use a program called Faststone photo resizer an I made a video to show how I do it via FTP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vRZil6uIR0

Mike
Melissa
Fri Jan 29, 16
4:31 AM
Michael, I am doing something similar. Would you be willing to answer a few questions?
1. Are you shooting tethered? How are you connecting bar code to file?
2. How do you setup packages/fulfill? I am spending FOREVER on the backend fulfillment side converting orders to a volume order for roes events or schools/sports ordering software. Maybe you print yourself, but any insight would be great!
Michael Weeks
Fri Jan 29, 16
4:51 AM
Melissa,

I nearly always shoot wirelessly and now starting to use WiPics and will add details about this. The barcode is the filename.

The question of packages is not an issue with Sytist and I print myself.

Mike
Melissa
Fri Jan 29, 16
5:00 AM
I am a bit slow on some things so please forgive me.... :D

Camera.... kid with bar code. Scan with what, into what? to name the file? How do you get the bar code, to be the file name/

I understand making packages is not a problem. What I'm wondering is after someone orders... and you have 200 orders in your "open orders" how do you summarize that to process? Or are you handling each order individually?
Melissa
Fri Jan 29, 16
5:02 AM
Ok... I spoke too soon. Looks like that is handled by WiPics? Is that correct? May I ask, before you used that, how were you doing it?
Michael Weeks
Fri Jan 29, 16
6:22 AM
Melissa prior to this there was no way I could do it effectively and hence why I had conversations with Tim.

Mike Weeks
Melissa
Fri Jan 29, 16
8:30 AM
I think I'm missing something then. Tim's software is reading the bar codes and renaming the files? That's the part I'm trying to understand how you handle and handled before wipics. I understand and love the features in sytist. Just trying to figure out how to get the bar code and pic associated to start with.
Michael Weeks
Fri Jan 29, 16
8:38 AM
The wipics software is renaming the images in to to a useable format, something like DATE-Dancer-FileNo.jpg and then when people type the dancer code into sytist they get only their images.

Mike
Edited Fri Jan 29, 16 10:05 AM by Michael Weeks
Adrian Fischer
Tue Jan 17, 17
5:51 PM
Hi Michael,

What are you using to shoot wirelessly? I looked at the wicpic site but its a little confusing. I normally shoot tethered to a laptop. I also face the issue of parents only wanting to see their own kids or parents who dont wont others seeing their kids so the barcode QR solution is what iM after. Do you have to have the android device as the go between. Can you not shoot directly to the laptop?
 
 
 
 
 
Michael Weeks
Mon Jan 30, 17
3:22 AM
Adrian,

the WiPics solution needs an Android device to act as the wireless sender, I have however found a Nikon/Canon application that could do this https://kuvacode.com/smart-shooter/documentation/barcode

Mike Weeks
Edited Mon Jan 30, 17 5:28 AM by Michael Weeks

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