Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Virtual Employees

StudioCloud is excited to announce a new feature for our EmployeeBoost users. You can now create virtual employees in your StudioCloud account. What is a StudioCloud virtual employee?
  • A StudioCloud virtual employee is a real-life person who can have access to your StudioCloud Calendar via an ICS feed, be added to appointments and sessions, and can be attached to invoices.
What information can a virtual employee access?
  • A StudioCloud virtual employee can access your StudioCloud calendar via an ICS feed.
Why do I need a virtual employee?
  • Some businesses and photography studios have employees who work for them, but never need access to their business software. With this new feature, you can give them access to the calendar, add them to appointments, or attach them to invoices-allowing you and your employees more freedom to stay connected through StudioCloud.
How can I add virtual employees?
  • In order to add virtual employees, simply go to EmployeeBoost>>User Accounts>>New User. Under the Security Role drop-down menu, select Virtual Employee.
If you have any questions about using a virtual employee, contact StudioCloud at

Friday, November 12, 2010

Email Templates

We've heard your requests, and we're pleased to announce the newest feature of StudioCloud: Email templates.
Email templates allow you even more control over your client management. With this new feature, you can create personalized and customizable text or HTML email templates

What is an email template?An email template is a document used to generate personalized text or HTML emails. Email templates can contain text, images, website links, and more.

What are the benefits of email templates?
  • Staying in contact. One of the main reasons why businesses suffer from customer retention issues is a lack of contact. With the new email templates, you can quickly generate email which auto-populates your clients name, event information, invoice/order information and more.
  • Save time and money. Instead of wasting valuable time and money by creating a separate email for each individual customer, you can quickly attach a canned email response and click send. It only takes seconds, giving you more time to spend doing what you love and less time behind a computer.
  • Send a customizable email to all your clients. If you're getting ready for the Holiday season, chances are you've thought about sending emails to your clients about your seasonal promotions. Why not do it all in StudioCloud? You can create a customized email template chock full of images, links, and texts and send it all at once to your clients-at the click of a button. The email auto-fills the clients name, address, and other information.
Upgrade to CloudBoost
If you upgrade to CloudBoost, you will receive top-notch customer and technical support, syncing between multiple computers and mobile devices, automated emails, automated postcards, automated text messages, and much more. For detailed information about CloudBoost, click here.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New Android App!

StudioCloud is proud to announce the release of the free StudioCloud Mobile App for Android!

Have you ever needed to call your client when you’re on location? Well, now you can access your StudioCloud information on-the-go. With the new Android app, quickly search for existing clients and give them a call or text message.

If you need to edit their information, simply add more details to their account with a quick touch of the screen.

You can even snap a photo of your client, attach it to their file, and you’ll always have a face with a name. For more information about client thumbnail images, click here.

With the new apps for StudioCloud, your life will be easier. You’ll never be lost again trying to find a client’s address or photo shoot location; quickly navigate to your destination with StudioCloud.

And the best part is? It’s all free.

You can download the StudioCloud Android app in the Android Marketplace. Search for StudioCloud or use the QR Code below.

The Android App for StudioCloud requires the latest version of Android 2.2 OS as well as the ARM v7 Processor. To see a list of phones that are compatible, click here. In addition, syncing capabilities between your StudioCloud desktop software and the mobile app require either CloudBoost or EmployeeBoost.

StudioCloud has developed an app for the iPhone and iPad. However, StudioCloud is awaiting an update of Adobe software before the app can be released.

New StudioCloud Board of Expert!

William Branson III is an international portrait artist whose portraiture is quite unique. William has clients that travel all around the world to sit for their portrait. His paintings fascinate many and have been described as being "some of the most engaging and enthralling portraiture ever seen."

Mr. Branson is a member of Cameracrasftmen of America, Professional Photographers of America as well as the founding member of the International Society of Portrait Artists.

The Royal Photographic Society in Great Britain, of which Mr. Branson is one of the few members from the United States, selected his work to be exhibited throughout Europe. All four of his submissions were selected, which is a rare feat. The Queen of England is the Honorary Chairperson of the society.

In addition, William Branson III has been recognized as an Outstanding Artist of the 20th Century by the International Biographical Center in Cambridge, England. Other notable recognitions include Fuji Photo Film USA Inc., Eastman Kodak Company and has had his artwork exhibited at the Epcot Center in Orlando, Florida.

For more information about William Branson III, please click here.

StudioCloud is not affiliated with William Branson III Photography as it is an independently managed website. The views expressed in the pages are those of the contributor(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of StudioCloud International, Inc.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Client Thumbnail Image

StudioCloud is excited to announce the release of a brand new feature that will allow you to manage your clients like never before: Client Images.

Each image is automatically resized to be 128 x 128 px. The image is located on the main page of the client window, allowing you fast and easy access to their file. Each picture is hosted in your account in Cloud Storage. If you find yourself running out of space in Cloud Storage, you can easily add more.

We recommend all our users to update to the latest version of StudioCloud to take advantage of this new feature.

If you run into any problems during the upgrade, please contact