Graphic Overlays

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One of the most important and useful features of the iSnap photo stations are the graphic overlays. These overlays will give your photos a unique design, which will help promote your brand, as well as provide a nice touch for your users.

Overlay combo

Creating the Graphic Overlay:


 

An easy way to think of how the overlay works is a transparent layer that goes on top of your photos taken. The design will show with the photo, and the portion that is “transparent” will show what the camera captures.
A graphic designer should have no problems with this. Just let them know they need to make an overlay with these specs:
  • File Format = transparent PNG file format
  • Dimensions = 1024 X 768 pixels
  • Resolution = 72dpi (for printing purposes)

Loading Overlays


 

There are 2 basic ways to load an overlay onto your photo station:
  • USB Flash Drive
  • Remotely Online

Both ways vary slightly depending on which type of photo station you have.

‘Armstrong’ Interface Methods

Using a USB Flash Drive:

Flow→Usability→Overlays

Once you insert a USB drive into the photo station, navigate to the Flow/Usability screen on the admin console. Once you tap to select an overlay, you can load it from your USB drive. You can also select from your Media Library which contains previously used overlays, as well as overlays you remotely load (discussed below).

 

Using Online Tools

NCL media library

Load your overlays via the Media Library on your isnap.com dashboard. Once loaded, you can access and select these overlays on the photo station’s admin console, or use them for a profile, which can be remotely loaded onto the photo station.

 

‘Legacy’ Interface Methods

Using a USB flash drive:
Put the overlay file onto a USB stick, plug the stick into the USB on the bottom area near the power plug, log into the admin settings with your “password1” or whatever it is set to now, and tap the icon for Load Overlay one top row. Load a single overlay image or add another if you want multiple overlays.

Using Remote Configuration:
You can actually change the overlay remotely, when you are away from the actual iSnap photo staion.
Hop onto isnap.com with your username & password. Go to Configuration tab → Remote Update and choose Overlay Graphic in the Settings drop-down. Click Apply Configuration and the photo station should push the overlaywithin 3 to 4 minutes.
*Please note, remote loading only works if the photo station is connected to good internet with no security on the network blocking the update. Also, the photo station needs to be on the regular take-photo screen for any update to occur.