One of the biggest challenges faced by photographers is sharing the images with their customers for Photo selection. Security is the most important thing while sharing photos with them. Second major thing is the time. Time is so very precious in every business person's life. Especially, in the photographer's life. That too on muhurtham dates, every photographer will be so busy. At that time, the photographer will feel in the same way as we did. It would be nice to have a genie in our life, who would come out right after rubbing Aladdin's magic lamp and grant us what we need !!!
Yes, Definitely it would be great. We have created a genie in Photomall to help all the photographers. Can’t believe it? Really we did it ! Let’s have a look, how it would help a photographer. If you are impressed, get one for your studio.
Sharing photos with customers is a big deal for everyone. Photographers generally follow few methods for sharing. They Compress or Watermark the photos and upload it in the Drive or a Pen drive and share it with their customers. It is indeed a tedious job and may end up with issues. If the customer happens to loose the pen drive, the Photographers has to upload the photos once again and start the process from the scratch. Next here comes the major problem, to access the data in the drive or the Pen drive the customers needs to have a system and some basic system knowledge to proceed further. Not all customers will have a PC on their own. So to overcome this issue many photographers will ask their customers to come to the studio for the photo selection process and it will be a never ending story due to time constrains and personal issues. As a result time will be wasted and the album will be delayed.
Here we put an end to all the problems by introducing the genie which helps the photographers! Who is that genie? Where is the Lamp? The genie has disguised as a mobile application specially designed for the photographers and can be downloaded from the Play Store. The best part is that the mobile app will be built in the photographers own studio name thus establishing their very own Brand name.
With the help of this mobile app, the customers can carry out the photo selection process wherever they are. Thus you can avoid the time wasted for processing the photos to upload in the drive or a pen drive and also avoid your customers physical presence in the studio.
As simple as that, photographers can upload the photos in the studio's website and publish them. When an event gets published, the particular customer will receive a message with an event link attached to it. By just clicking the link, they can download and login to the studio’s mobile app. Here, the photos uploaded will be in the waiting list and now the customers can carry on with the photo selection process. Photo selection process is made very simple with just a Right side swipe for selecting the photos and a left side swipe for rejecting the photos. They can even zoom in & zoom out the photos for better viewing.
And yet another most important specification is that the customers can give likes & write a comment about the photos. Likes are used for mentioning the priority ranking of the photos. The priority ranking can be given as low, high or very high by clicking on the number of heart present. If a customer needs to convey something about a particular photo, they can write in the comment section provided. (Ex: Please frame this photo, etc.)
Ok wait wait wait…! One question is still unanswered that every photographer might ask! What would that be all about?! Yes Safety? Is this photo selection method safe? Yes! Of course, It’s one of the best & the safest methods to share the photos with the customers.
When the selection process is over, the selected photos will be submitted. The photographer will receive a confirmation email once it is submitted and the selected photos (Zip format) will be ready for download. Now the photographer can download and easily extract the photos from the zip file. (Ex: If the file name is DSC_001, the selected file will be named as DSC_001_selected). All the selected photos extracted must be copied and pasted into the source folder. Here, the selected photos will be placed beside the original photos. Photographer can easily mark and separate the original selected photos for album designing process.