Snapizzi DATA Projects are used when you have Subject/Product data to connect to your images.

Data Projects are used for:

  • School Photography
  • Youth Sports Team and Individual Photography
  • Bands, Ballet Schools, Swim, Track, etc. (Snapizzi supports multiple groups per Subject and multiple cameras per Project)
  • High-Volume Commercial Photography (All product data is connected to images)
  • Any other use case where you'd need to connect Subject/Product data to images and/or group photo(s)

Data Projects generate uniquely coded camera cards that link to the uploaded data for each Subject as shown below. Simply photograph the Subject's code and then take their individual photos.

A Class code is also generated and is to be photographed in the same manner as the individual Subject codes prior to taking each group photo. Snapizzi will also automatically place the correct group photo(s) in each Subject's gallery.

Snapizzi provides you with three ways for customers to find and order their photos:

  1. Snapizzi Studio Search Page
  2. Paper proofing
  3. Direct URLs that can be sent to your customers

Read this article if you'll be using image editing software that may change image file EXIF data.

**Snapizzi does not store, alter, or edit your image files or EXIF data in any way. Snapizzi sits between you and your platform. Uploaded images pass through Snapizzi and end up in your host platform account.

Here are the DATA Project steps:

  1. Create new DATA Project.
  2. Upload CSV file of Subject data.
  3. Generate Subject and Class cards (or use Paperless).
  4. Photograph Subject code.
  5. Photograph Subject.
  6. Repeat.
  7. Photograph Class code.
  8. Photograph Class.
  9. Repeat.
  10. Cull/edit images as you normally do.
  11. Upload sale-ready images to Snapizzi (including keyframe images containing the codes).
  12. In minutes, images are sorted and posted to your connected e-commerce platform and ready for sale from your Studio Search Page, Paper Proofing, or sending direct URLs to your customers.
  13. Snapizzi Bundles make it easy to produce school service items.
  14. Any Project errors can be resolved using the Diagnose & Remedy tool and our Repair tools.


Here's how to do it.

1.  PROJECT TYPE: Click the "New Project" button on your Dashboard and select "Data" for the Project Type.


2. PROJECT NAME: Name your new Project.


3. PHOTO SERVICE: Select the hosting platform to use for the Project (this option will only appear if you have more than one platform linked to your Snapizzi account). Snapizzi has partnered with these industry-leading platforms: ShootProof, PhotoDeck, PhotoShelter, Libris and Zenfolio.


4. SUBJECT PRIVACY: Select privacy settings for Subject galleries. ShootProof users click here for a one-time extra step needed. These options can be changed at any time.


5. PHOTO INDEXING: Indexing method is what Snapizzi uses to determine the proper sequence of your image files when processing. Time taken typically provides the best results and should be your first choice. Read this if your workflow may alter your image file EXIF data.

Name, privacy, and indexing can be changed at any time. Even after the photos have been uploaded and processed. The Project type can be changed as long as no photos have been uploaded.

There really isn't any reason to rename files prior to uploading to Snapizzi, but if your workflow includes renaming prior to uploading, be sure that your filenames include leading zeros equal to the highest number in the sequence (e.g., 0001 - 9999 rather than 1 - 9999). Your Project will not index properly otherwise.

Snapizzi can export renamed versions of your image files for you if needed.

6. UPLOAD CSV: Import your Subject Data into your new Project.

7. CSV FILES: Camera Cards are generated in the order listed in your CSV file so be sure to have the list sorted in the order you would like them printed. Your CSV file should have header field names like below. If you are unsure, please contact us and we'll be happy to assist you. Since the data fields for each Project are established by the CSV file, you can use whatever field headers you'd like. It doesn't need to be formatted like our sample CSV file.  

You can edit your CSV file to add/update Subject data at any time.

In order for the search function to work properly, the headers for the Subject names must be "First Name" and "Last Name". Snapizzi automatically places Group photos in Subject galleries. Adding an asterisk* to the name of the column header of your groups will automatically tell Snapizzi the column defines your groups. It isn't required, but if not done, you'll do it when mapping your CSV fields

Read this for multi-group Projects (ballet schools, bands, etc.), where a Subject is in more than one group photo. 

Lastly, please read this article for important information regarding filenames, image editing and EXIF data.

PASSWORD

If you'd like to require customers to enter a password to view their photos, you must include a column labeled "Password" in your CSV file as well as enable passwording in the Privacy Settings. You can define the passwords however you wish, but if no values are in the password column, Snapizzi will create passwords for you which can be changed at any time. We recommend that you don't use the letter O or number 0 unless the context is clear for your customers. For example, if using last name, they know it would be the letter O. Or if using numbers, they know it would be a zero.

SEARCH vs. TARGET SEARCH

The default search behavior of your Studio Search Page is by Name, ID, or Snapizzi 9-digit code. You don't need to include a "Search" header in your CSV unless you wish to change this behavior. 

If you supply "Search" values in your CSV file, all other fields are excluded from search. That means customers can only find photos using the defined search value in the "Search" column, so be certain this is what you want to do.

If you upload a CSV with a "Search" header — but no values — the photos will not be able to be found. Since you set up the Project with a targeted search, you'll need to edit your CSV to correct this problem by adding values (first and/or last name, etc) to the "Search" column. If you haven't shot the Project yet, you can simply create a new Project and import the correctly formatted CSV.

REMOTE GALLERY NAMING

The default remote gallery name for each Subject is the 9-digit code from their camera card. Most photographers choose to use the Subject's name to personalize the gallery. To do this, include a "Gallery" column in your CSV and paste the names. In the example above, the galleries use the Subject's last name and the password is their student ID number.

8. ASSIGN CSV FIELDS: The CSV columns now have corresponding default camera card fields taken from your CSV file.

You can edit the column names that print on the cards in the right column. Otherwise, they'll print as shown. You can preview the cards by clicking the "Sample Cards" button. 

9. CARD FIELD ORDER: Select the columns and order that you would like them to appear on your camera cards. Drag any fields you'd like to omit from printing to the right column. Snapizzi automatically creates a “Full Name” column for you if there are "First" and "Last" name columns and no existing "Full Name" column.  


10. CHOOSE GROUPS: Choose which column defines your groups. In this example, a class card would be printed for each teacher listed in the CSV file. Learn how to set up your CSV to automatically connect multiple groups to the same Subject (ballet schools, etc).

You're now ready to generate your Snapizzi Camera Cards.


RELATED ARTICLES

Snapizzi includes a robust set of tools and features that take the "work" out of your high-volume workflow.

Get Bundle (export for school service items, rename image files, etc.)
Get Subject List (export Project data with gallery URLs)
CSV Files (automatically name remote galleries, set passwords, edit data)
Linking Multiple Groups to a Subject (ballet schools, etc.)
Link Galleries (siblings, buddy pictures, etc.)
Studio Search Page (how customers find their photos)
Snapizzi Paperless (digital versions of Camera Cards)
Snapizzi Stars (control order that Subject photos appear when exporting for Bundles or Paper Proofing.
Sample Project (quickly see how Snapizzi works)
How to Create a Blank DATA Project and Add Subject Info Later.

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