Managing your own photography business means that you’re constantly trying to find new and innovative ways to become more productive and find efficient processes, whilst carrying out your service and attracting new customers.
Finding tools that can make your working life easier is essential if you want to take your business to the next level, especially if you’re working solo and are managing by yourself.
Implementing workflow automation can help to create seamless processes that save you time, money and hassle when juggling the rest of your business’ priorities.
At Halsys, we offer MicroLab, which is a powerful print fulfilment workflow automation and perfect for photographers who are dealing with volume photography.
What are some of the key features photographers can expect with MicroLab?
Face Recognition and Detect
With the Face Detect feature, you can quickly and automatically crop visuals in seconds. The face detection tool applies a crop around the faces in the job you’ve got open, which is a great time-saving feature and helps you to keep consistent. Using automating processes can take the time and effort out of tasks you might have to perform manually.
As a school photographer, you’re usually dealing with hundreds of photos, so being able to apply the same crops is essential and you only have to take a few seconds each time to crop. You can save plenty of time to work on other processes and parts of your business.
Centralised Data Base with Powerful Search
When you’re a professional photography business, the amount of photos that you have to compile in one job can quickly mount up. It can be difficult to organise photos and files so they’re in the right place and easy to search through, especially when carrying out a school photography session. This makes your editing processes much easier to handle.
MicroLab’s Powerful Search function allows users to find photos without having to search through folders, taking time and energy away from other tasks. Advanced database technology means that the metadata of an image is searchable with the powerful function and makes organisation and location of photos much easier – as well as increasing productivity.
Improved workflow for photographer
MicroLab gives photographers the tools and capabilities to essentially become their own lab. As a growing business, it’s important to keep running costs low and controllable, so outsourcing isn’t always a cost-effective option for start-up professional photographers. MicroLab provides a time saving and efficient way to bring your lab in-house.
Take control of your printing process and manage costs by using MicoLab’s professional tools for producing high quality prints. Your production costs can reduce and MicroLab supports the latest DryLab printers from Fujifilm. This is especially useful for photographers that want to use a barcode-based proofcard system for their business.
You’re able to streamline your workflow and minimize inefficiencies in your process. Having more control over your costs and processes means that you can make better financial decisions in the early stages of your business and grow faster. For better business progress, MicroLab can help you to make smarter decisions.
For more information about MicroLab, get in touch with our experienced team today.