Picture Software for Schools

I drive an hour to and from work each day.  It’s not a hard drive in traffic, it’s actually a nice peaceful mountain drive.  For the first time in the 3 years I have been driving to the PhotoLynx office, I hit some black ice.  Glad to report nothing, except for my heart rate increasing by about 100% happened.  But, it got me to taking those curves quite a bit slower on my way to work this morning.

On my drive to work (I wouldn’t even call it a commute), I have lots of time to think.  I often listen to Podcasts from Leo Laporte on my way to and from work, which keeps me up to date on the “tech world” and gives me a lot of ideas on things to run by our staff for the future.

But today, my mind was wandering about software that schools can use to create replacement ID cards, awards, bookmarks, and other cool products themselves.  PhotoLynx offers School Image Software (SIS), Lifetouch offers ImageStream, Herff Jones offers Image Pak, and Jostens had Image Base until they were bought out by Lifetouch.

I was wondering how many independent photographers  aren’t aware that they can compete with the “Big Boys”.   For the first time in over 20 years an independent photographer could offer the same thing as the huge national companies out there because of software like what PhotoLynx has to offer.   An independent photographer is way more nimble then the big guys too!  They are there for their customers and can change or fix things at the drop of a hat.  It’s a pretty cool time we live in.  I wish the tools PhotoLynx offers to the independent photographer were available to me years ago.   Who knows, if they were, I would be heading my own independent national photography company…..


WPPI Free Trade Show Only Pass

Come see the PhotoLynx crew for free at WPPI! We will be in booth number 837 at the show.

WPPI 28th Annual Trade Show
March 17-19, 2008 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas

Register for the WPPI Trade Show only at https://secure.rhq.com/wppi/wppi08/attreg/index.cgi.

Use Promo Code BP28 and select PhotoLynx as your exhibiting company when you register to get into the Trade Show at no charge!

Trade Show Pass

Out Source Your Data Entry


 OK – so this is sort of a commercial, but I am writing about it because I feel that there is a need for this service.  I spoke to a small group of PhotoLynx users who thought that this was a good idea.
I met Blair from Tempo Solutions at SPAC this weekend.  Tempo Solutions has designed a Remote Data Entry solution specifically for labs and photographers that offer services to youth sports and school photographers.  The solution eliminates the need for labs, photographers and studios to perform data entry and dramatically decreases errors, increases productivity, provides a digital copy of the order envelope and saves you money!  Further, there is no software to buy or maintain.
Tempo Solutions’ fast, accurate and simple data collection alternative allows photographers and labs to focus on their core business functions; taking and processing high quality photographs while Tempo’s experts efficiently capture your business critical order information. 
How does it work?
Tempo’s Remote Data Entry solution utilizes a combination of technology and business process optimization to dramatically reduce time and costs associated with your current data entry process.  You scan the envelopes, we enter the data.  The paper never needs to leave your office.  After we extract the data from your scanned order forms, the data will be specifically formatted to meet your needs for easy import into PhotoLynx and most other photo management systems. Images of the scanned order envelopes can also be exported to a search and retrieval system for easy access and to help you improve customer service.
¨      Fixed low cost per form
¨      Improve accuracy
¨      No software to buy or maintain
¨      Guaranteed 48 hour turnaround time
¨      Reduce labor and associated order processing costs
¨      Plan for growth without adding overhead
¨      Increase your level of service to customers
¨      Maintain a digital copy of all order envelopes
For information please contact Blair Fraser at Tempo Solutions.
Blair Fraser


FujiFilm offers two week S5 loaner for testing

Fujifilm will loan any PhotoLynx customer or prospect a Fujifilm S5 Pro Camera for 2 weeks for testing.  Along with this offer, PhotoLynx is offering a free 2 week trial of their software for testing with the Fujifilm s5 Pro Camera.  PhotoLynx, combined with the FujiFilm s5 Pro camera makes identifying your images and creating a database of those images quick and simple.  Contact Michael Stevens from PhotoLynx at 1-760-782-9000 or by email at Michael@PhotoLynx.com for more information.

PC Event Face Lift

PhotoLynx just gave PC Event, software, that was formally owned by ImageWare (IWS or PDI) a new face lift. No significant changes have been made to how it functions, but this change gives PC Event a fresh new look!

PC Event Screen Shot