StudioPlus Newsletter — April 2013

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StudioPlus InSpired Stratus

Celebrating 15 Years!

StudioPlus Software is celebrating its 15 year anniversary! StudioPlus Professional (now called "Spectra") was first released in January of 1998 as version 1.0. Since then, thousands of photography studios world-wide have placed their trust in our products. We are truly humbled! Thanks for making the past 15 years fantastic – we look forward to many great years to come!

StudioPlus Spectra 2013 Released

We're proud to announce the official release of Spectra 2013! Highlights include new Lightroom™ integration, new Dashboard reporting options, enhanced price list maintenance, trigger enhancements, HTML email enhancements, new Stratus Drive™ cloud storage integration, plus much more. 

A series of posts by Matthew Hunt, company founder and president, can be found on the StudioPlus company blog, highlighting many of the great new features in 2013. 

What's New in Spectra 2013

Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

We are constantly amazed by the talent and creativity of our clients and we would love to show you off on our website! We invite you to submit some of your best work for possible use on our StudioPlus home page. Your name, studio name, and location will be highlighted next to your image, along with a link to your studio.

For every image you submit, your name will be entered into a drawing for a free Amazon $100 gift card! Please submit your photographs by April 30th to All images must be horizontal and 72 DPI. A maximum of five images will be accepted per studio. All participants will be asked to provide a copyright release for use on the StudioPlus website.

New Stratus Drive Introduced

Along with the release of Spectra 2013, we are pleased to introduce a new service called the StudioPlus Stratus Drive™. Stratus Drive is a cloud-based storage service that is available to all products in the StudioPlus family. Stratus Drive can be used to store email attachments, HTML email graphics, images for StudioPlus Stratus and InSpiredByYou, plus much more. Going forward, new features will continue to be added to all StudioPlus products that take advantage of this shared storage service.

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New Vice President of Operations

StudioPlus is proud to announce the hiring of Janine Westmiller as its new Vice President of Operations. Janine brings 30 years of photography experience to StudioPlus, including roles as a photographer, district manager, and senior technical operations analyst for well-known photography companies including Lifetouch and Expressly Portraits. Janine’s experience as an actual StudioPlus user, combined with her expertise in digital imaging technology and studio operations makes her a valuable contributor to the StudioPlus team.

Read the full announcement



StudioPlus Spectra User –
Kate Smith, The Studio Trainer

Kate Smith has been working with (and for) photographers for the past 15 years, providing business advice, training, and resources that are specifically tailored for the photography industry.

“I personally use StudioPlus software, and have for years. I love the CRM, workflow, dashboard reports, scheduling, and sales presentation capabilities. It helps me manage my business(es!!) smarter rather than harder.”

- Kate Smith, The Studio Trainer

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In this issue...

Celebrating 15 Years!

StudioPlus Spectra 2013 Released Gift Card Giveaway!

New Stratus Drive Introduced

New Vice President of Operations

In the Spotlight



Use InSpiredByYou for...

Online proofing
Album proofing
High quality website
Social network sharing
Show Animoto videos
Sell packages
Watermark images
Colorization options
Comparison view
Branded with your logo
Seamless integration with StudioPlus Spectra



Use Spectra for...

Client tracking
Email marketing
SMS text messaging
Mailing labels
Credit card payments
Production tracking
Digital workflow
Image capture
Sales presentations
Photoshop integration
QuickBooks integration
Mobile sync



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