This is one for all of the photographers who read my blog (sorry, clients - I'll get back to posting photos soon!). I founded Light Blue Software just over two years ago, and we've just released Light Blue 3.0 - the latest version of our business management software for photographers.
Heading up the list of improvements are iPhone & iPad interfaces and a new hosting service.
Because the desktop version of Light Blue is built on top of FileMaker's powerful database system, Light Blue 3 has been upgraded to take advantage of FileMaker Go to give photographers access to their critical business data from their iPhone or iPad.
Light Blue Software's new hosting service has been launched in response to users wanting to take their copy of Light Blue on the road. With Light Blue 3, photographers now have the option of hosting their data on Light Blue Software's servers and accessing it from any of their computers (or iOS devices) that have an internet connection.
Other new features in Light Blue 3 include a completely new built-in calendar, improved tax handling for anyone who sells different products & services at different tax rates, and VAT reports for users based in the UK.
Light Blue is a flexible business management system that lets professional photographers keep on top of shoots, contacts, orders, payments and purchases. As well as bursting with clever things to help them run a busy and successful business, Light Blue also makes it easy to manage images files, publish them on the web and profit from them.
Praised for its ease of use, Light Blue has proved very popular with photographers wanting to improve their productivity, and received a 5 out of 5 rating in the March 2010 edition of Photo Pro magazine, who commented that "Light Blue is the most important piece of software I own after Photoshop... every photographer should give it a try". It also won 'Best Private Sector Solution' in the FileMaker CubeAwards09.
For a full list of features, or to download a free, fully functioning 30-day trial, visit the Light Blue Software website.