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"I love StudioPlus (Spectra) because I’ve never felt as organized and in control of my business as I do now that I’m using StudioPlus (Spectra). The software is very smart and keeps track of everything. I can’t imagine how I ever lived without it. If I could do it all over again the first thing I’d buy when starting a new photography business is StudioPlus (Spectra)."

Matt Johnson
John Ball Photography

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What's New in Spectra 2012 Volume 1

New name, new look, and great new features! StudioPlus Spectra 2012 Volume 1 is jam-packed with many exciting new features* that our clients have requested. Spectra 2012 gives users powerful new marketing features designed to give studios the competitive advantage they need to build successful photography studios.

Spectra 2012 is available now as a free 30-day trial for new users and a free upgrade for existing StudioPlus users with a current maintenance plan.

+ Download Spectra 2012 Volume 1 installer for 30-day trial
+ Download Spectra 2012 Volume 1 installer for upgrades
+ Watch a video overview of the new features in Spectra 2012 Volume 1
+ Read the detailed release notes for Spectra 2012 Volume 1

New Name and Updated Look
The StudioPlus flagship product has been given a new name in 2012 – Spectra. The new name reflects the full spectrum of management tools that StudioPlus Spectra provides to photography studios, from complete business management to full digital workflow, in a single solution. In addition to the new name, Spectra 2012 also has an updated look and feel. Check it out!
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New SMS Text Messaging
Spectra 2012 now includes SMS text messaging abilities. With text messaging, studios can send individual texts to clients, send bulk texts to a large group of clients, or send triggered texts based on the status updates. Replies sent by the client are also received directly into Spectra and attached to the client's record. SMS text messaging fees apply.

Enhanced Email Abilities
Spectra 2012 contains many new email features, including the ability for Spectra to receive incoming email. Emails will automatically be attached to the correct client, when possible. A new "Messages Hub" has been created which can act as your studio's new email and SMS text messaging inbox. Email signature abilities have also been added to allow individuals to add personalized signatures to their outgoing emails.

Enhanced Tasks
The current To-Do tracking abilities have been renamed as "Tasks" and have been significantly enhanced. Tasks can now be attached to individual records, like clients, sessions, invoices, etc. A new "Tasks Hub" has been added, giving greater management controls to the studio.

New Communication Wizard
A new communication wizard has been added, giving users the ability to send emails, SMS text messages, create phone call records, or print letters.

New Credit Card Processing Options
A new credit card processing routine has been introduced that allows studios to process credit cards with Merchant Warehouse without Spectra ever touching or storing the credit card number. This allows Spectra to be removed from PCI-Compliance scope. Utilizing this new feature makes PCI-Compliance much simpler for studios to attain.
+ Read the article "Spectra 2012 Credit Card Processing Changes"

Control Center as a Service
The Spectra Control Center can now be run as a Windows service, giving greater control and flexibility over that application. Enhancements 
Many new features have been added to Spectra to accommodate the new version of (formerly called The new features include the ability to upload wedding/event contracts for e-signatures, to upload albums for online proofing, to share Animoto® videos online, to upload prepaid orders for online image selection, to download image favorites from InSpired to Spectra, plus much more. See the What's New article for the new for further information.
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* Not all features are available in every edition of StudioPlus Spectra. Check the comparison chart to see which features are included in each edition.
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To find out more about how to take advantage of these powerful new features, call StudioPlus Software at 888.862.4868 or email