Table of Contents

  1. Prerequisites

  2. Getting Started with Jobs

    1. What is a Job?

    2. Creating your first job - explained

  3. Job Creation Guide

    1. Creating a new Subject-based Job (with unique online codes per subject)

    2. Creating a Standard Job (one password for everyone to see everything)

    3. Creating a Green Screen Job


Prerequisites

  • You need a price sheet and a shopping cart template before you can create a job.

  • You cannot change the following job configurations after the job is created:

    • Subject Configuration

      • Checked (default): The job will have subjects to assign specific images.

      • Unchecked: The job has image groups for everybody to see everything.

    • Green Screen

      • Checked: The job accepts PNG images and allows background ordering.

      • Unchecked: The job converts PNG images to JPG upon upload.

You cannot change the following configurations after images are added to the job
- although this sounds scarier than it really is:

  • Image Format

    • Standard Format: Limiting image quality to 3200px on the longest side.

    • Large Format (default): Maximum image quality 6000px on the longest side.

  • Disable Face Detection

    • Faster image upload at the cost of disabling auto head-sizing.

❗Pre-Order jobs should always use a custom form❗


Getting Started with Jobs

What is a Job?

Think of a job like a folder that contains all of the Images, Orders, and Subject Data for a specific shoot or event. Everything you built and configured in Blueprint is used as the building blocks for a new job.

Any local changes made in a Job are to be synced back to the ImageQuix cloud and made available on every device you use.

Creating your first job - explained

Click Jobs to view all jobs the studio has created. Click on a job title to open, or use the green + New button to create a new job:

❗ There are multiple, optional, pages with options to configure, this article only reviews the minimum requirements needed to create a job. ❗

Once you've opened the New Job Setup tool, enter the following: 

Job Title

Recommended Format: YEAR SEASON SCHOOL TYPE

Examples:

  • 2022 Fall ABC Elementary Underclass

  • 2023 Spring XYZ High School Seniors

  • 2022 Smith Wedding

Stick with a format easily identifiable for the studio and your clients.

Job Type

Select a job type from the drop-down list. Using the right type will help with:

  • Restricting certain discount codes to work with specific job types.

  • Running bookkeeping reports for specific job types.

  • Job filtering views from the jobs table.

The available selections are:

  • Wedding

  • Portrait

  • Seniors

  • Underclass Spring

  • Underclass Fall

  • Sports

  • Event

  • Daycare Spring

  • Daycare Fall 

Configuration

Here you will find several options for configuring your job's type and properties:

Configuration

Detailed

Additional

Subject

The job will support individual subject records - each having a unique online code used to access their gallery.

  1. This option is checked by default.

  2. This option is locked after job creation.

Pre-Order

The job will support ordering on a gallery regardless of subject data or image availability.

Check the box to allow customers to pre-order (submit orders without verifying subject gallery or selecting images).

  1. Attach a Custom Form for customers to include data that will be needed to match orders to subjects after checkout.

  2. Toggle-off to force customers to verify subject gallery and order with image selections.

Green Screen

The job will support PNG images uploaded to the gallery and allow customers to view custom backgrounds rendered behind their pose online.

  1. This option is locked once the job is created.

  2. The price sheet used needs Background Sets for customers to view and order on with their PNG image.

Hidden

The job is hidden from your studio's Gallery Landing Page.

Customers will only be able to access with a direct gallery or subject link.

Manually Set Online Codes

The job will allow you to customize or define a unique id for subjects when creating a subject or importing data.

Leave unchecked to have Blueprint create and lock-in guaranteed unique codes for your subjects

  1. Commonly-used when using subject-known unique identification as the "password" to the gallery. (ex. Student IDs).

  2. The job can still create guaranteed unique codes for subjects while this option is enabled, if needed.

Images

Here you will find several options for configuring how your job handles images:

Image Configuration

Detailed

Additional

Format

A set maximum-size an individual image that can be added; Choose from:

  1. Large Format

    1. Max of 6000px longest side

  2. Standard Format

    1. Max of 3200px longest side

  1. Large Format is the default and recommended setting.

  2. Standard Format will limit Image Quality to help with upload speed

Only Show Primary Image

The gallery will only show a single image for each subject in their gallery.

Their primary image is studio-defined but defaulted to the first image added to the gallery.

Disable Face Detection

Removes facial image processing while importing images.

Auto Head-sizing will not be available to use in the Job - but images can be added into the job faster


Price Sheet

Assign a price sheet to the job. Browse or search from all active price sheets created.

Cart Settings

Assign a shopping cart template to the job. Browse or search from all active templates

Create or Continue 

Once finished, click on the green Create button to start your job. You'll be taken to the Subjects tab inside your new job:

❗Check 'Import subjects after job creation' to immediately start importing data.❗


Job Creation Guide

There are multiple pages with options to configure during setup, but this section will only go through the minimum requirements needed to create the job.

Below is a table of common configurations all users start with when making a job. Click to view a screenshot of each configuration:

Job Type

Click to View

Additional

Subject-based Jobs

(Unique Online Codes)

  • Check Manually Set Online Codes to define your own "unique gallery password" for each subject

Standard Jobs

(No Online Codes)

  • Everyone sees every image in this type of job.

  • Set one password for everybody under General > Password

Subject-based Green Screen Jobs

  • Allows PNG images to be uploaded

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