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XI. Using PhotoDay Capture

PhotoDay Capture is a mobile app that enables photographers to create private galleries of individuals by automatically matching people data with professional photos using FaceFind, PhotoDay's face recognition technology. It can be downloaded for both Apple and Google devices from their respective stores.

As a PhotoDay user, you automatically have access to the PhotoDay Capture app. However, if you want other photographers on your staff to take reference photos, you can do that too! Simply invite them to use PhotoDay Capture by going to the Settings tab in the upper right hand corner of your Studio Panel, clicking on My Studio and selecting Users on the left hand side of the page. To avoid any issues, we advise you not to share logins for the PhotoDay Capture app. If you’d like someone else to use the app – or even if you want to use it on another device – be sure to invite another user with a different email.

Studio - Add Users

You can then enter and submit the emails of any other individuals that might need to download and use PhotoDay Capture. Anyone you invite via email will receive an invitation in their inbox to download and log into the PhotoDay Capture app.

User - Invitation email

On picture day before the photo session starts, you and your staff members will log into the PhotoDay Capture app on your phones or tablets.

Capture App

You (and your staff!) should now see all of your private gallery jobs you have previously created. Go ahead and select the job for which you are photographing. Capture will then populate a list of names gathered from the people data associated with that job.

Capture - people's list

Check in each person before they take a seat to be photographed. Simply ask for their name and either select it from the list of people in the app, or search for it using the search function in the check-in list.

Capture - Photo taking screen

When you select a person from the list, you’ll then be brought to the camera function of PhotoDay Capture - this is where you will snap a reference photo of the person you just selected. This reference photo will then be associated with that person’s data, and will be used to match them with your professional images via FaceFind. Go ahead and snap a reference photo using the camera button at the bottom of the screen.

Capture - camera button

Once the reference photo is captured, the person is fully checked in and ready to have their professional photo taken. Repeat this process for all individuals on the Capture list.

The PhotoDay Capture app internally matches the reference photo and the CSV data of each person with your professional images. When the mobile device you’re using detects a cellular or WiFi signal, the app will automatically synchronize its data with your Studio Panel on PhotoDay. The folders in your people data list will now contain the correct reference photo for each person.

People Data with reference photos