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Make Distributing Mass Portraits a Breeze Using QR Codes

Large portrait taking gigs can be a bit of a nightmare. If you’re taking multiple portraits of a few hundred people, trying to sort through those and organize them so that they’re easily found is no walk in the park. Fortunately, you can find an automatic solution to this problem on Robert Bieber’s photo blog Bieber Photographic.

If you look past the unfortunate name (sorry, couldn’t help myself), the system that he put together for distributing mass amounts of portraits taken at his church is pretty ingenious, and he puts the whole thing up as a walkthrough in case you want to follow the same steps. Without going into too much detail, he basically used several scripts to generate QR code cards, link them to the photos of each person, and put thumbnails linking to the originals online online where each individual could find their portraits — all without doing any manual sorting. If this sounds like something that would benefit you, be sure to check out the original post for the whole walkthrough and links to all of his pre-written scripts.

Automating Mass Portraits With QR Codes [Bieber Photographic]