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Latest Windows 10 Update Hides LabPrints Projects

April 27th, 2017

A recent Windows 10 Update causes LabPrints projects to be hidden, and then deleted after 10 days if no action is taken. If you are a Windows 10 user, it’s important that you follow the steps below to prevent this from happening to you.

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Create Albums using Book Builder in JDLab2You

April 27th, 2017

JDLab2You’s Book Builder is used by many of our clients to order both photo books and albums from the lab. However, because not everyone is familiar with the many features and options available in this free software, we’ve created this 5 minute video that walks you through all the steps to create a book or album and send your order to the lab.

Watch the video here.

Get started with JDLab2You here.


Building Reusable Packages in Pick-a-Pack, JDLab2You

April 15th, 2017

Our JDLab2You and Pick-a-Pack ordering software allows you to create packages and save them to make ordering packages faster and with fewer errors.

We’ve created this useful 4 minute video that shows you how to use this feature step by step so you can create your own packages.

Watch the video here.


Facebook Messenger for Photographers

March 22nd, 2017

Facebook Messenger is used by millions of people daily to communicate with both friends and businesses. Chances are, prospective clients on Facebook are just as likely to contact you via Facebook Messenger as they are by phone or email.

That’s why if you use Facebook to market your studio but aren’t using Facebook Messenger, you could be missing out on potential jobs.

Here’s what you need to know to get started.

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New Shipping Prices

March 20th, 2017

With the rise in shipping costs, beginning April 1st JDLab will update our shipping prices. For most orders, this will only add an extra $1 to each shipment. While this doesn’t sound like a lot, multiplied by the thousands of orders we ship every month, it allows us to keep our prices low on prints and services.

Here are 2 ways you can continue to keep your shipping costs low:

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Photoshop Layer Blending Made Easy

March 9th, 2017

Photoshop’s layer blending options give you the ability to quickly do “knock out” effects with text or shapes. You’ve seen these before. For example, you might have seen a montage of a child’s images showing through letters of their name or their graduation date. This can also serve as a great way to add a quote over top of a bridal or senior photo. Fortunately, the technique only takes seconds. Here’s all you need to do.

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PPA Buyer Persona Worksheet

March 8th, 2017

You cannot appeal to a target audience if you don’t know who you’re targeting. While you may have a general idea of whom your customer is, it is imperative that you really understand what drives him or her. Once you know who you’re talking to, then you will know how to talk to them.

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See Your Customer’s Google Search for your Studio

March 8th, 2017

Have you ever wondered if potential clients are finding you on the first page of Google? Here’s a simple way to find out.

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Check to See if Your Email is Hacked

February 7th, 2017

Recently I read about a company whose entire client database had been stolen online. The last time this worried me was when Adobe was hacked(!) but I started thinking about it anyway.

How would I know if my login to a company website was hacked?

After a bit of research, I found this website: Have I Been Pwned. The word “pwned” is a corruption of the word “owned.” It means to utterly defeat someone, or in this case, “have I been utterly defeated?”

You can enter your email on the website, and it will tell you if your email and personal login information are floating around the Internet. Hackers post lists of millions of other people’s email addresses and passwords online, and HaveIBeenPwned.com keeps track of most of them.

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Should You Use Google Adwords for Photography?

February 7th, 2017

Paying for Google Adwords is the only guaranteed way to get your photography studio on the front page of Google immediately.

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