|dScope Image Workflow Software
includes a full image management and workflow solution for Schools
Photography. It covers all four stages of the Schools process.
supports a full range of product options including composites, group
shots, portraits, packaged prints, books and gifting. A design module
lets the operator build all their own templates and then group those
templates together to create all of the products required. There is no
dependency on dScope for product templates, or any restriction on how
creative or conservative you want to be with your product range. You
can easily tailor the product range differently for every school in an
attempt to best match the products with the school demographics.
preparation stage the system allows the import of all the schools data
through standard interfaces, and the setup of that data ready to shoot
images directly into the schools database. There are many tools for
managing and manipulating the data that saves many hours of data entry
and data editing. These functions automatically create all the shoot
structures and all the required databases ready for the shoot. Once the
data is obtained from the school, the data preparation process can have
the full school ready for shooting in as little as ten minutes.
system has workflows that can be utilised for both tethered and
untethered shooting. With tethered shooting the photographer can view
and judge the images at the time of shooting. Images are immediately
entered into the database and linked to the children being shot. There
are three different shoot processes available depending on the style of
shoot being undertaken. dScope can cope with fully structured shoots
where the order in which the children are presented is tightly
controlled, or with completely random shoots where there is no order
Product ordering can be performed at the time of shooting or at many other stages of the process depending on your chosen work practice.
dScope also has a number of failsafe mechanisms built in to help manage problems that may occur such as power and hardware failures. There are also many tools built in to help photographers maintain the image and framing consistency which is vital for a successful and efficient schools shoot.
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the production stage where the dScope system dramatically reduces the
time and cost in the schools photography process. Within minutes of
shooting the last child, the first packaged products can be printing.
The system takes full control of the connected printer to assure that
the products are printed in a fully managed order. This means that all
products for any child are printed together removing the tedious and
costly sorting and collation stage of the work process. Experienced
dScope operators have been able to deliver full product back to the
schools within 24 hours of the end of the shoot.
Kindergarten Photography workflow retains all the capabilities and
efficiencies of the Schools system, with some differences in the
preparation and shooting modes. In most cases kindergarten shoots are
far less structured, data is usually harder to obtain, and it is very
difficult to shoot a kindergarten while the camera is tethered to a
computer. dScope allows for these differences with a more flexible
approach to shooting and an visual image matching module that allows
you to sort and group the images after the shoot. Once the images and
grouped and prepared, the production and printing stages have all the
same efficiencies and product flexibility of the schools system.
|Events And Sports Photography
Events Photography system is used to photograph people in a totally
unstructured environment. The most common uses for this system include
parties, conventions, sporting events, competitions etc.. The Events
workflow differs from Schools Photography in that there is no data
available prior to the shoot and each customer must be treated as a
single entity rather than part of a class. The system allows you to
store full information on each customer, and to manage payments and
invoicing at the time of shooting. The system can be used to manage the
printing of product at the time of shooting, post shoot production and
printing, or a combination of the two.
Photography solution uses the Events Module to cope with the
unstructured shoot process and the need to deal with both children and
parents. It allows you to manage and control the process while
maintaining an outwardly 'festive' process.
|Why Buy dScope??
|The dScope solution is a series of modules that can
• significantly improve the efficiency of your business,
• greatly reduce your production time and/or staffing costs,
• allows you to offer a wider range of product,
• increase your product quality, and
• support your efforts to increase your customer base.
modules are fully integrated so there is no jumping between programs to
complete the overall task. The system is very flexible and can be
tailored to meet your special requirements and workflows. The system is
well supported and very aggressively priced. All modules in the system
can be purchased, on trial or rented independently. Every installation
includes all modules which means the modules can be activated
immediately if the requirement arises.
module within dScope can be purchased or hired independently. The "Core
Module" must be part of every installation and some modules are
interlinked. The Workflow Solutions for Schools, Kindergartens and
Events photography consist of a series of modules linked together in a
workflow. For full pricing of a combination of modules to suit your
requirements, please contact us.
can download a fully functional copy of dScope which you can use for a
trial period by clicking the "Downloads" button above.