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FAST is BEST!

FAST is BEST

Faster turnaround makes for happier clients.
Happier Clients spend more money.
Faster turnaround = more profit.


SUPER-DUPER PROMO!

Beginning today we’re offering our super popular RUSH Service as a part of our wedding processing services for FREE until December 31, 2011!

Get your job back in as few as 3 business days, and no more than 5.

Related: New Standard Turnaround, as Fast as 48 Hours!!!


PROMO CODE!

RUSH.FREE

(Expires 12/31/11)

Related: Unlimited Editing Is Here!


NEED A JOB LICKITY SPLIT?

Take a look at your backlogged events and/0r jobs that you need to turnaround quick, and let us carry your load!

Related: Our Newest (Fast) Partner – Align Album Design

 

Cheers to no more editing!

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ShootDotEdit and Lightroom 3.0 :: Part Three – Submitting Your Job

UPDATE: ShootDotEdit no longer supports Lightroom 3. We recommend upgrading to Lightroom 5 to take advantage of all of the amazing features Adobe has added. CLICK HERE to learn more about Lightroom 5.

Well, our sincere apologies for breaking from our promised and continued blog post on SDE Lightroom Workflow 3.0.  We had SO many exciting and new announcements to tell share over the last few weeks, so we strategically postponed……, but we are BACK and ready to talk about submitting your Job!

A few things to remember as you are closing the Lightroom Catalog you will be sending to us:

1. Ensure the Standard Size Previews have been generated
2. Ensure all the images have been placed into the correct folders

Okay, now you are ready!

Here is the Step by Step instructions for the above video:

1. Login to the ShootDotEdit DotTracker using your Client ID and Password
2. On the Client Page select “Submit Job”
3. Select Lightroom Workflow
*This will ensure that you can upload the SDE Lightroom Catalog
*This will ensure that you receive back a Lightroom Catalog via email
4. Fill out Job Submission Form > Click Continue
5. Complete Billing Form > Click Continue
6. Submit your Lightroom Catalog, Lightroom Previews, and all RAW images via our Uploader or mini Hard Drive/DVD/Thumbdrive

That’s the last step in the submission process.

Now you can Sit back, relax, and let ShootDotEdit take care of all of the rest!

Soooooooo, what happens when you get an email from us with your completed Lightroom Catalog?  Check back next week to see how to merge your returned Lightroom Catalog with your RAW images.

 

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Surprise! The Color Wizard is here!

We’re learning. We’re learning that our business is at its peak performance when we listen to the needs of our customers, and then act accordingly. Over the past 3 years, we’ve heard reverberating requests for a more comprehensive color profiling system as a part of our post production services for photographers. Options, control, and flexibility have been the common thread. And now, we’ve taken color to a whole new level.

Statements like, “My bride’s skin tone is different than the 1 color skin tone you provide”. Or, “I would really, really, like a color profile that provides more contrast”. “Why can’t I ‘create’ my own color profile”?  “Do you have a color profile for an African American skin tone that is on the uber cool side”?  And, the list goes on and on. 🙂

The questions are sincere and for the most part, simple. However, the answers are much more complicated. Hence, our caution and patience in delivering the right solution.

No more waiting, the solution is here. The ONLY comprehensive skin tone color profiling solution of its kind. And, we’re excited to share it with you! We hope you’ll share the excitement as well!

After nearly 1 year of development, today we officially announce “Color Wizard”:

The ultimate upgrade.

We’ve spent nearly a year preparing to provide you with increased control and flexibility.
And, now, it’s here. Color Wizard.

See what’s new.

  • Dark, Medium, Light, and Fair skin tone options!
  • New “Super Contrast” option

Related: A Comprehensive Breakdown of ShootDotEdit’s Photo Editing Services – read it here!

Talk to a Specialist.

Meet Rick and Kevin, two of our pro color consultants.

Related: Introducing ShootDotEdit’s New Straightening Service

Experience it for yourself.

See and experience what all the fuss is about.

Related: Phase One and Phase Two Artistic Editing.

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Dotman’s Travels!

Have you ever met Dotman?  He is the ShootDotEdit mascott!

Lately he has been feeling slightly blue – the entire team has been very busy, and we haven’t been paying much attention to him.  So, behind our backs, he packed up and took a road trip to visit one of our beloved clients, Liz Bradley!

They had a wonderful week together in Ottawa, Cananda.  Cooking, playing with the dogs, and of course, good ol’ fashion hang out time.  Also, they took it upon themselves to document their time together.  DotMan is such a camera hog!!  Sheesh!

Anyway, after taking a look at these, we decided it would not be right if we did not share them with all of you.  Here is a small sample of Dotman’s trip to the Great White North, Cananda.   Eh’!


P.S.  Want to see more?  Click HERE to check out the ShootDotEdit Facebook page too see the rest!

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It’s Photography, not Real Estate

Hi Everyone,

As a post production photography company, we love to partner with leaders in the industry to provide you with the best resources and education to help grow your photography business.

Beginning today, we are offering a 20% discount on ALL album design orders (minimum 30 pages)! When submitting your design order, use the discount code: 2011albumexposure

  • OFFER EXPIRES OCTOBER 9, 2011 at MIDNIGHT.

That being said, today we’re hosting a guest blog from our friends at AlbumExposure. They’ve got some good insight about the important role presentation plays in your business.

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ShootDotEdit and Lightroom 3.0 :: Part Two – Prepping Your Job

UPDATE: ShootDotEdit no longer supports Lightroom 3. We recommend upgrading to Lightroom 5 to take advantage of all of the amazing features Adobe has added. CLICK HERE to learn more about Lightroom 5.

Ready to start prepping a ShootDotEdit Lightroom 3.0 Workflow Job? If so, this is the spot for you! To start, there are two options when submitting a job: submit with a cull (rough edit) or submit without a cull.

You’re in luck, we have videos that show both!

Prepping Your Job for SDE where SDE Will Cull Your Images

Here is the Step by Step instructions for the above video:

1. Unzip a new SDE Lightroom Catalog and place it into the folder holding the event images
2. Open the Lightroom Catalog
3. Click File > Import Photos
4. Locate the images in the computer, and ensure all of the images are selected
*If they are not all selected, click the “check all” button at the bottom of the screen
5. In the upper right, ensure “standard” is selected for previews
6. Click Import
7. On the left hand side under the “client start here” collection, drag and drop any images that must stay during the culling
8. If any Phase One or Phase Two Artistic Editing has been ordered, drag and drop those images into the respected folders
9. Close the SDE Lightroom Catalog and submit the following to ShootDotEdit
*Lightroom Catalog
*Standard Previews
*All Images

Prepping Your Job for SDE Where You Have Culled Your Images

Here is the Step by Step instructions for the above video:

1. Unzip a new SDE Lightroom Catalog and place it into the folder holding the event images
2. Open the Lightroom Catalog
3. Click File > Import Photos
4. Locate the images in the computer (from your keepers folder), and ensure all of the images are selected
*If they are not all selected, click the “check all” button at the bottom of the screen
5. In the upper right, ensure “standard” is selected for previews
6. Click Import
7. If any Phase One or Phase Two Artistic Editing has been ordered, drag and drop those images into the respected folders
8. Select all and drag and drop the entire job into the Color Order Collection
9. Close the SDE Lightroom Catalog and submit the following to ShootDotEdit
*Lightroom Catalog
*Standard Previews
*All Images

Alright, you’re almost ready to submit! Don’t be nervous, next week we will be discussing how to quickly and easily submit your events to ShootDotEdit through our Online Submission Form!

See you then!

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Hellooooo DotPreview!

Two months ago we launched our FREE Test Drive Service as a part of our professional photo editing services for photographers, and it’s been a HUGE hit! Well… except for the name. That caused a bit of confusion. Thanks to your feedback we have officially changed “Test Drive” to “DotPreview”!

WHAT IS IT?
Our DotPreview still has all of the wonderful features that our Test Drive had including:

* Pre-viewing 10 methodically selected images from across your event with your chosen Color Profile applied.
* Ability to change your Color Profile on your DotPreview as many times as you would like until you are completely satisfied.
* Need help or coaching on which Color Profile to choose? NO PROBLEMO! Our specially trained Color Specialists will help guide you to the right Color Profile.

Related: DotPreview from the Wedding Photographer Perspective

HOW DO I GET IT?
Interested in ordering a DotPreview on your next event? Here’s how it works:

STEP 1: Choose DotPreview when placing your job order

STEP 2: We strategically choose 10 images from your job and color correct according to your chosen Color Profile then publish a private “Preview Gallery” for your approval (delivered in 1 business day or less).

STEP 3: Once you have decided on the best color profile for your job…., well, stop thinking about
post processing and get back to the stuff that makes you happy and makes you money.

We hope this helps! Onward and upward!

Here are a few articles on other services we provide here at ShootDotEdit:

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ShootDotEdit and Lightroom 3.0 :: Part One – Client Setup

UPDATE: ShootDotEdit no longer supports Lightroom 3 as a part of our wedding photography editing services. We recommend upgrading to the current Lightroom version to take advantage of all of the amazing features Adobe has added.

Why should I submit my job in the Lightroom 3.0 Workflow?

Rick, a ShootDotEdit Color Consultant and Test Drive Guru, explains the benefits of a Lightroom Catalog saying, “You receive your final Job via email and, if you choose, you can still put your signature touch on your RAW images because Lightroom 3.0 (and similar RAW processing software) allows for non-destructive editing. Also, metadata that does not affect color (i.e. cropping and keywording) is preserved in the Lightroom Catalog. Lastly, the custom ShootDotEdit Lightroom Catalog has collections for “Must Keep” or “Artistic Edits” which keeps the job very organized, and allows you to give ShootDotEdit all sorts of additional information!”

Related: New Standard Turnaround, as Fast as 48 Hours!!!

So, how do you submit a job via our Lightroom Workflow? We will be posting each step as a four-week process on our blog, but if you are interested in “skipping ahead” you can check out our Lightroom 3.0 Workflow on our Help Desk by clicking HERE!

Week One: Client Setup.

Related: DotPreview from the Wedding Photographer Perspective

Here are the Step by Step instructions for the above video:

1. Log in to your account using your Client ID # and Password.
2. Click on the “Submit Job” tab in the upper left.
3. Download the Custom SDE Lightroom Catalog.
4. Navigate to the location that the SDE Lightroom Catalog downloaded to.
5. Copy and Paste the Zipped Lightroom Catalog into the folder where your images are located.
6. You can now un-zip a new SDE Lightroom Catalog for each new event that is submitted.

Here is a helpful article about the services provided at ShootDotEdit.

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ShootDotEdit & Pictage integrate and transform workflow for good

IT IS OFFICIAL!  Today we are announcing our high powered integration alliance with Pictage:  nation’s leading provider of software and services to professional photographers.

The integration forged between ShootDotEdit and Pictage intends to set a new standard for professional wedding photography workflow. Garrett Delph, COO and Co-Founder explains, “We believe this integration will dramatically improve the way professional wedding photographers manage and run their businesses as it relates to post processing workflow. It was designed to create less stress, more free time, and more profit.  And, we are very excited about that!”

What is ShootDotEdit?

Post-processing for wedding pros and everything they shoot:  Weddings, Boudoir, Engagement Sessions, Portraits, and Events.  ShootDotEdit (SDE) provides custom color processing of RAW and JPG files and a host of other professional post-processing services. SDE makes your images look consistently great!

How do ShootDotEdit and Pictage 
work together?

Pictage alligned with SDE because they are the number one post-processing partner for professional wedding photographers. Our new high powered integration allows you to shoot your event, send your un-edited images to SDE for custom color editing, and receive beautiful images in 6 business days or less!

Do Pictage members get special benefits?
YES!

SUPER-FAST Turnaround Time (6 business days or less)
Pictage exclusive! Standard turnaround time is 8 business days.

FREE upload to Pictage (savings of 5¢ per image)


Where do I go from here???

Before you submit your next job to us, simply verify your Pictage membership in the DotTracker’s Billing Information tab.
 Everything else will fall in place.  Keep on shooting and loving what you do.  Start putting your precious focus, time and resources towards areas of your life and business that make sense.  We’re here for you. CLICK HERE to GET STARTED!

About ShootDotEdit
More information on ShootDotEdit and its post processing solutions designed especially for the wedding pro can be found at www.shootdotedit.com or by contacting the team via email on mylifeback@shootdotedit.com.

About Pictage
Founded in 2000, Pictage is the leading business management and marketing solution for professional photographers. Pictage empowers professional photographers to manage their workflow, promote their brand, connect with community, and sell their work.

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ShootDotEdit :: Fun Friday! (UPDATE)

Congratulations to Garrett and Kevin on winning the Eyes Closed Challenge!  Their image below was the hands-down favorite by the SDE Team as well as YOU!  🙂

They won the rights to the last bag of Goldfish Crackers, which is an extremely valuable prize around the office!

Watch out Garrett and Kevin, we are switching the teams up next time, and everyone is already thinking up new ways to make the next Photo Adventure more challenging.  🙂

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