Instead of using QR codes, you can also use barcodes if you have one of Foolography's Entagged devices. You can purchase them directly though us, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Please follow these steps when you set up a job:
1. Create a new job and the select the method QR Tagging with List of Names
2. Upload and import the names list to the job.
3. Export the names list as a PDF with barcodes
4. Create the QR cards, tick the box next to "show barcode" (Advanced Settings). Generate the cards and print them if needed.
5. On shoot day, you scan the code, either from the PDF with barcodes, which is most convenient, or from the QR cards. Then, you take the picture of the person. The pictures will then automatically be tagged. For more information on the workflow on location, please check Foolography's tutorial. Hand out the QR cards to students, so their parents can preregister in case you don't have their emails prior to the shoot.
6. Under Photo Management, upload the pictures via Easy Upload, sFTP, Lightroom or via our Web Upload. If you use the Web Upload, create a new album first.
7. Now, you'll have all pictures in one album, open the album and click Resort photos to albums under Individuals Actions and select your preferred scheme (teacher or group). The system will then sort the images based on your names list. This way, folders for each teacher or group will be created, so that each gallery goes into the correct folder. New albums are created for each group or teacher from the name list.
Note: Group photos will have to be manually moved into the correct albums afterwards.
8. Afterwards, you can delete the empty folder.
Please note: At this point, 'Distribute photos to all albums' doesn't work if the access codes have been activated in earlier albums or jobs. We're working on an improvement.
Important: If you use barcode tagging and QR tagging in your account:
Entagged changes the copyright information in the camera you use, the camera will store the last scanned code into all the following photos, even if you don't use the Entagged system for the next shoot. Therefore, at the end of a barcode shoot, you could scan an empty barcode, or one with your standard copyright info if you prefer, to replace that last "real" code you scanned. You can also go into the camera menu and edit the copyright information manually to delete or overwrite the code that's in there before you shoot a job using QR cards.
If you don't delete or overwrite the last scanned barcode, you will notice the following in your next QR tagging job: Though all access codes are captured perfectly, not all the images of the QR cards won't be tagged automatically. You can fix that by removing the access codes under "Individuals Actions" in the respective album in Photo Management. This will bring you back to the page where you see the three steps to activate the access codes. Once you've activated the access codes, the pictures will be tagged correctly.
Q: Can I also use barcode tagging when I don't have a names list?
A: Yes, just select the method QR Tagging on the Settings page of the job and include the barcode on the QR cards as described above.
Q: What is the workflow for Green Screen?
A: You take the pictures, then you upload the JPGs to the system and sort the images in their respective albums, the system will then automatically create individual albums and galleries. This way, you can make sure the images are correctly parsed and the metadata does not get lost through the knockout process. Then, you upload the knockouts with the exact same filename and the system will automatically replace the JPGs to the PNGs.
If you use our knockout service, the workflow is the same: You first upload the JPGs, sort them into their albums, afterwards, you request the knockout service under the Photo Editing tab.