Distributor work assignments

1. Create DNG;
2. Distribute DNG to Editors;
3. Create Collections;
4. Send Collections to Clients;
5. Receive Collections & Distribute them to Editors;
6. Create Folders for the new photography day.


PC #1

1. Check daily work assignments in the calendar;
2. Start from the top and go down in orders. (Earliest to latest);
3. In the Dropbox RAW & DNG folder check if all images are uploaded from photographers for the property;
4. Import images in Lightroom and apply REPROPIX Metadata at import;
5. Check if all files are imported and if the camera profile was embedded in the image;
6. Stack images by capturing time. Check if stacked corrected – no double stacks or no separate images;
7. Process HDR.

While 1st machine is processing using the next station and proceed with the same.

8. HDR is created;
9. Separate HDR from RAW moving RAW to a separate folder;
10. According to the clients, order select the requested amount of images to process;
11. Add to the SELECTED folder;
12. Create a folder in OUTSOURCE GROUP. (Duplicate sample there and rename);
13. Distribute images to editors;
14. Notify each editor about uploaded files: Property name/Image count;
15. Proceed to the next property.

Create collections (PICU online)

If the customer selects images you will do the following.

1. Process DNG as usual;
2. Create JPG files from DNG:

2.1. Import all created DNG files to Lightroom;
2.2. Select all – export to COLLECTIONS. (make sure previous collections images are deleted from the dedicated folder).

3. In PICU create a new collection. Name it a property name;
4. Upload all JPG files. Insert files to collection;
5. Create a collection password (today’s day & month example: 0525);
6. Copy collection link;
7. Insert the collection link in the word file that is sent from Gmail. Update password;
8. Add customer email in PICU;
9. Send collection to the client;
10. Email duplicate collection info via Gmail;
11. Send a Text message;
12. Move the property folder to the “Collections Standby” folder;
13. Remove JPG files from the COLLECTIONS export folder.

Distribute collections

1. Check if any collections are selected. (PICU online);
2. If yes – download the selection text file to the appropriate folder;
3. Find and add DNG files to the SORTED folder according to customer selections;
4. Preview in Adobe Bridge for possible mistakes (sometimes clients choose the same images 2 times). Replace with a different shot in a case like that;
5. Deliver images to editors;
6. Move Collection online to trash.

Create folders for the new photography day

1. Duplicate sample folder in a month directory
2. Add a folder to a working day folder
3. Rename to an order number, add editor name and Property address.

Uploading Pics to Picu

Stacking & Creating DNG