Table of Contents

  1. Before you begin

    1. How does the QR Code workflow work?

    2. What is Smart Sort?

  2. Creating QR Codes

    1. Printing a single QR Code

    2. Exporting batch QR Codes

    3. Sorting, Grouping, and Designing the QR Code

  3. Using Smart Sort

    1. Using Smart Sort per job

    2. Using Multi-Job QR Import

  4. Common FAQS

    1. Why didn't my QR Code sort?

    2. How do I take a good QR Code photo?

    3. Can I have "blank" QR Codes prepared for unexpected subjects?

    4. Can subjects use the QR Codes to access the gallery?

    5. Do I have to print the QR Codes to use them?

    6. Can I export QR Codes for a specific group/grade?


Before you begin

How does the QR Code workflow work?

You'll use Blueprint to design and create QR Code "slate cards" to use on-site. For each subject, start by taking an image of their QR Code slate card (recommended for the subject to hold the card) then resume capture as normal.

In Blueprint, add your images into the Job's Unsorted Images pile and start sorting them using the Smart Sort tool.

What is Smart Sort?

Smart Sort a Smart Workflow add-on tool that assigns your images to subjects by searching for a QR Code in your image set and matching it to a unique subject/group.

After identifying a QR Code image, the tool will assign every subsequent image to identified subject until a new QR Code is scanned.


Creating QR Codes

Printing a single QR Code

In a job, select a subject and click on the print command. Select Print QR Code:

You'll open an export wizard that will walk you through setting up the designing and exporting of a QR Code for the selected subject. See Sorting, Grouping, and Designing the QR Code for more information.

Exporting batch of QR Codes

In a job, click on Tools > Export > QR Codes. You'll open an export wizard that will walk you through setting up the sorting, grouping, designing, and exporting of QR Codes. See Sorting, Grouping, and Designing the QR Code for more information.

Sorting, Grouping, and Designing the QR Code

Check out this short video on how to use the QR Code export:


Using Smart Sort

Using Smart Sort per job

Open a job and select Tools > Smart Sort. Once open, select +Add Images to add your images for the job.

After all images have images have been added, select Autosort > QR Code to assign images to subjects. Blueprint will now process and sort all images to their respective subjects. QR Code images are automatically hidden from customer view. If a QR Code does not match any subject, the images remain together "unsorted" for the studio to create a new subject or leave unassigned.

Click Finish to exit the tool. SYNC to upload the images and save your changes. 

Multi-Job QR Importer

From the Jobs tab, select Tools > Multi-Job QR Import

Select a folder that contains QR workflow images for multiple jobs and select Autosort. Afterwards, the tool will let you:

  • Review and correct any image assignment as needed

  • Save a report of all images assigned and still unassigned

  • Sync to upload images to cloud


Common FAQS

Why didn't my QR Code sort?

A. There can be a number of factors, but the most common we see are:

  • Subject QR Code was made for is deleted

  • QR Image is not in focus

  • QR is bent or damaged

Double-checking to make sure no thumbs are covering up part of the QR code and that the image is in focus will go a long way to ensure a successful read.

How do I take a good QR Code photo?

We generally recommend a 3/4th body shot distance. Some common best practices are:

  • Attach physical QR Code to clipboard or music stand for stability

  • Adjust to shooting QR Codes from a e-reader/table device

  • Ensure you're at a 3/4th distance and you've got a good shot of the subject holding the card.

Can I have "blank" QR Codes prepared for unexpected subjects?

Yes! We recommend creating new "blank" subjects int he job before completing the QR Export.

Can subjects use the QR Codes to access the gallery?

Yes! As long as the card was configured with the QR Code type Gallery Link

Do I have to print the QR Codes to use them?

Not necessarily. Some studios have adapted to taking a picture of the QR Code while viewing the digital copy from a tablet. Some argue it makes them more efficient and cuts paper costs.

Can I export QR Codes for a specific group/grade?

Yes! Setting your primary sort to Group Name will allow you to specify which group(s) to use the export with. Just group your subjects in Blueprint before starting the export.

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