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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 2021 Volume 1

We have added some great enhancements to help automate your workflow, giving you more time to do what you love – TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS.

+ Release notes for 2021 Volume 1

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Spectra 2021 is a free upgrade for existing Spectra users with a current maintenance plan. New to Spectra? Try it free for 30 days!

myStratus 2021 is a free upgrade with your subscription. We will begin updating myStratus accounts soon. You will receive an email with your scheduled conversion date. If you use the myStratus Desktop App, you will be prompted to download the 2021 version the first time you log in after your conversion.
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Quickbooks Online!

As many of you have requested, we can now integrate with Quickbooks Online or Quickbooks Desktop. The process for setting up both is the same.


New Online Username Client Look Up! (myStratus only)

We have given you the added option of searching for Clients by their Online Username.


Importing Invoices now finds clients by Email Address!

We have already allowed the import feature to find Clients by Client Number or Session Number. We have now added the ability to locate Clients by their Email Address.


Added the ability to add a Column and then Filter to our 'Add Clients to a Group Wizard'!

We have made it even easier to find the Clients you are looking to add to a Client Group.


Clients can now respond to SMS Session Confirmations to confirm their Session! (myStratus only)

We have added the ability for your Clients to reply to an SMS to Confirm their Session, they only have to reply YES. Be sure to add a note in the SMS that lets them know they must reply yes to confirm. Once they do, myStratus will automatically set the Session as Confirmed.

Note: this feature requires the SMS Add-on

Added a new Communication Job Manager Utility letting you cancel jobs you have queued up by mistake!

Previously, you had to contact Support to get a job cancelled, but no more! You can now Cancel a job yourself with our new Utility > Communication Job Manager!



Using StudioPlus Email Service, you can now check for Email Validation! (myStratus only)

With our Email Service, myStratus can now find common ISP (Internet Service Provider) domain names typos and suggest corrections, helping you maintain a clean email list.

Added Custom Note fields to Invoices Custom Labels!

We have added 10 new notes fields to Invoices, giving you more room to store info specific to your studio's needs.


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For a complete list of new features* and enhancements in the 2021 versions of Spectra and myStratus, read the release notes.

* Not all features are available in every edition of StudioPlus Spectra/myStratus. Check the comparison charts below to see which features are offered 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