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Flexible photo studio management system.   Demo ($490.30)
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Light Blue is photography-studio software. If you're a professional photographer, you'll know that keeping track of clients, shoots, images, orders and expenses can be done with a load of spreadsheets, folders, bits of paper and a brain the size of a planet. However, we think there's a better way.

No matter what type of photography you specialize in, Light Blue is a flexible studio management system that lets you keep on top of shoots, orders and contacts. As well as bursting with clever things to help you to run a busy and successful business, Light Blue also makes it
What's New
Version 5.0:

Contact grouping

  • This makes it really easy to deal with groups of people on their shoots (e.g. family or corporate photographers). You can specify one Contact as head of the group (ie the one you want to communicate with), and then other Contacts as group members.
  • When you're working with Contact records -- for example, sending emails, mail merging, exporting, printing labels and so on -- you can choose to use either information from the Contact you're on, or information form the head of their group. That means, for example, that you can have a child as the primary contact for a shoot, but use their parent's information when you're sending letters or emails to them.
  • For more info, see the Contact Grouping video tutorial.
Contact tagging
  • Contact tagging lets you manually tag individual contacts and quickly pull them out of your database.
  • Tags are great for keeping track of things like categorising leads you've received according to the types of shoot they're likely to be interested in (e.g. you could create tags for 'newborns', 'seniors', etc).
  • They're also brilliant for keeping track of which promotions you've included contacts in (e.g. '2014 New Year promo', '2014 summer promo').
  • You'll find them in the right-hand column of a Contact record.
The inbox
  • A hub for your incoming information, the inbox lets you import emails from Mail on a Mac and Outlook on Windows.
  • It's searchable, and really easy to convert an email into a new enquiry.
  • You can also link your website's contact form directly to your Light Blue account, or put up a form requesting information about a wedding so that you clients can fill it in directly rather than posting you a piece of paper.
  • We've created a plugin for WordPress that works with Gravity Forms and is really easy to use, or (for the techies!) you can write your own connection to our API using your favourite scripting language. Find out more about that on our API page.
Custom Reports
  • Light Blue's List View is a great way of generating your own reports, but up to now you've had to recreate them every time you need to run one. Now, using the new Custom Reports, found in the Reports menu, you can save the columns and queries which go with them, to make it really easy to bring up your favourite reports on how your business is doing.
  • We've provided some examples of custom reports to show you what's possible and to get you going!
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Version 5.0:

Contact grouping

  • This makes it really easy to deal with groups of people on their shoots (e.g. family or corporate photographers). You can specify one Contact as head of the group (ie the one you want to communicate with), and then other Contacts as group members.
  • When you're working with Contact records -- for example, sending emails, mail more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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Grhsvo commented on 04 May 2011
Holy smoke $460 for what is essentially a back-room housekeeping tool, nothing to do with actual productivity. Is anyone using this?
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Lynn Davison replied on 08 Jun 2011
It would be wort any photographer's time to check out Artist's Butler. Beautiful interface, and only $30. I've used it for years.
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Date:14 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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Light Blue is photography-studio software. If you're a professional photographer, you'll know that keeping track of clients, shoots, images, orders and expenses can be done with a load of spreadsheets, folders, bits of paper and a brain the size of a planet. However, we think there's a better way.

No matter what type of photography you specialize in, Light Blue is a flexible studio management system that lets you keep on top of shoots, orders and contacts. As well as bursting with clever things to help you to run a busy and successful business, Light Blue also makes it easy to manage your image files, publish them on the Web and profit from them.


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