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Sneak Peek: DigiLabs Pro, Import to Order Fulfillment Photo Platform

DigiLabs, the company that was first to bring press-printed products combined with online ordering to the market, is scheduled to announce a new all-in-one photo platform, DigiLabs Pro, on March 8 at WPPI. The company’s goal, according to CEO and one of DigiLabs’ founders Chanan Steinhart, is to get back to full service for professionals. Professional Photographer magazine was given a sneak peek at the new products and broad spectrum of service and options that DigiLabs plans to offer in the new platform.

DigiLabs Pro aims to be a completely integrated combination of a new generation of DigiLabs software that uses Athentech’s Perfectly Clear image enhancement technology and allows for a unified workflow from image editing to web gallery creation to album design to product ordering and fulfillment. DigiLabs creators say they’ve incorporated easy-to-use wizards throughout to make the process simple and smooth.

DigiLabs also stresses that they will provide a number of cost-effective product options for photographers targeting more economically conservative clientele. The new Anza flush-mount album with black leather cover is offered as an affordable, yet high quality, album that “can meet the needs of customers at virtually any price point.” While the premium Marina album offers more flexibility with 20 to 80 sides and seven covers, including luxury leathers and an animal-friendly vegan option.

Along with the launch of the new platform, DigiLabs is also launching their new StudioShare iPhone application, which allows clients to view and order from a photographer's studio-branded web gallery. It will be the first professional photo proofing and sales app for the iPhone. All DigiLabs Pro users can use and share the app, which then allows clients to view photos and securely place orders from their iPhone.

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Images ©Ben Chrisman; iPhone interface from beta version of StudioShare.

Updated features in DigiLabs software include:

• Centralized location to create all DigiLabs offerings including web galleries, flush mount albums, photo books, gallery wraps, cards and personalized calendars
• Ability to toggle between multiple open projects simultaneously
• Access to Athentech’s Perfectly Clear image enhancement technology
• Easy-to-use wizards make creating products, from albums to proof books, as straightforward as a few clicks of a button

The new DigiLabs software is currently in beta testing and is scheduled for public release in April.

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The screen grabs above show a preview of the album design and ordering process in DigiLabs Pro software. Images ©Ben Chrisman; from beta version of DigiLabs Pro.

If you would like to learn more about DigiLabs’ new offerings, there is a webinar scheduled for March 24, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. PT. For more information, visit the DigiLabs Webinar site.