The majority of the contents in this guide apply to both StudioPlus Spectra AND myStratus Desktop.
In most cases, instructions referring to "Spectra" also apply to myStratus Desktop.


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Spectra Features

There are three main versions of Spectra — Express , Standard , and Professional . The Express version is less complex and may just have the features that you want. Spectra Standard has a few more features, and the Professional version has the complete list of features available. 

StudioPlus also offers two additional Spectra products, designed for specific studio operations — OnLocation - Depreciated 2023  and Enterprise - Depreciated for Access 2023 . Spectra OnLocation (available only as an add-on to Spectra Professional) is designed for studios that need to capture images and data while away from the studio and then return to merge their data back together. Spectra Enterprise is designed for companies with more than one studio location. 

Visit the Spectra Overview page on our website for more information on these products. 

Express   Standard   Professional   Enterprise

Standard  Professional Enterprise
 Home page
  • Real-time and trend information
  • Schedule, tasks, weather forecast
  • Shortcuts to commonly used features or websites

 Calendar & scheduling
  • Easy-to-use graphical calendar
  • Single-click scheduling
  • Schedule by user or resource
  • View and print multiple schedules easily
  • Daily, weekly, and monthly views
  • Drag-and-drop rescheduling
  • Recurring appointments

 Client & prospect tracking
  • Family members
  • Birthdays and anniversaries
  • Multiple phone numbers
  • Email addresses
  • Complete client history

 Session tracking

 Social event tracking (weddings, bar mitzvahs, etc.)

 Organization tracking (schools, high school seniors, etc.)

 Invoicing & estimates
  • Invoice for fees, prints, albums, frames, etc.
  • Create estimates
  • Import invoices
  • Copy invoices
  • Sales tax (or VAT/GST for EU, Australia, and Canada)
  • Cash, check, and credit card processing
  • PCI compliant credit card integration
  • EMV compliant credit card processing (US)
  • Print session confirmations, invoices, and receipts

  • Client, session, invoice, and payment list report
  • Analysis and trend reports
  • Accounts receivable aging report

 Production tracking

 Order status reporting

 Task management

 Sales presentation
  • Rank, sort, group, and crop images
  • Show images in black & white and sepia
  • Side-by-side comparison and actual image sizes
  • Slideshow with music
  • Print contact sheets and proof sheets
  • Print invoice image detail with thumbnails

 Import images

 Photoshop and Lightroom integration

 Image archiving

 FTP or burn images for ordering

 Electronic Delivery
 Render images for proofing and production
(including layered PSD files)

 Drag-and-drop digital composites  
 Composite template designer  
 Direct printing    
 Group capture (tethered)

 Green screen tools    
 Advanced price list options
  • Item options, enhancements, and quantity-based discounts
  • Multiple price lists
  • Promotional items

 Customer deposit tracking

 Employee commission tracking
 Product line reporting
 Gift certificate tracking

 Payment plans

 Sales tax reporting

 Custom reports

 Dashboard (dynamic reporting and budgeting)
 SMS text messaging (SMS fees apply)

 StudioPlus Mail (add-on email marketing service, fees apply)  
 Marketing plans
 Loyalty reward tracking
 Phone call tracking
 Mailing and account labels
 Form letters (built-in word processing and merge)
 Send individual emails
 Send bulk emails
 HTML emailing supported
 Triggers (automated emails, SMS texts, letters, and calls)

 Incoming email

 Notification Center  
 Time clock and time sheets
 User security
 Custom filter builder
 Data entry validation (required fields)
 Barcoding for batch processing
 Bulk scheduling
 Advanced scheduling (multiple times and locations)
 Yearbook tracking and CD
 Control Center (automated database maintenance & InSpiredByYou syncing)
 Avalara® (sales tax automation)
 InSpiredByYou™ (online gallery and ordering)
 Microsoft Office®
 Calendar and contact syncing (via Google)  
 StudioPlus Mail (add-on email marketing service)  
 Express Digital® Darkroom
 Quickbooks Destop®, MYOB®, Simply Accounting
 StudioPlus OnLocation™ (add-on to Spectra Professional)
 Data sync with corporate office
 Online chat, email, and phone support
 Priority phone support

* StudioPlus cannot guarantee the functionality of third-party software or the compatibility of specific versions of the integrated software.

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