Let's see how to create your own photo order station based on Pixpark Photo Kiosk.
Photo Kiosk software can be installed on any PC which meets pretty mild system requirements. It is a wise idea to use a monoblock PC with a touch screen. There is a number of such devices on market already exist. Such devices often already include Flash and SD card readers, DVD combo and Bluetooth built in.
You may also need to connect a photo printer to make instant prints. You can use any printer which is recognized by Windows. In addition to a photo printer, you can connect a receipt printer.
You can always download Photo Kiosk on this website at the Download section.
Note: Photo Kiosk is based on .NET Framework 4.0. If you are using the latest Windows 7 with all updates installed, you should already have .NET 4.0 installed. So just download the main installation package. If you use old Windows, you may need to download large package which includes both Photo Kiosk and .NET Framework 4.0.
If you use the software without a license key, it is working in an evaluation mode. The only limitation of the evaluation mode is that max number of photos allowed in each order is 5. Full version does not have such limitation.
Before you start to use Photo Kiosk, you should make basic configuration so that Photo Kiosk could find the photo source, printer, etc. You can do it with a Configuration Tool installed along with the Photo Kiosk.
When you launch the Configuration Tool, you will see a number of settings grouped in a tree on a left side. Let's see what kind of settings you should do prior starting Photo Kiosk for different usage scenarios.
Note: Here you will find the information of the basic Photo Kiosk configuration required to start Photo Kiosk and see it in action. More detailed instructions how to configure Photo Kiosk (for example, prices, appearance, order management, etc) can be found in the documentation installed along with the Photo Kiosk.
If you use Photo Kiosk to create a digital order station for your minilab where your customer saves orders on the kiosk machine and your operators fulfill orders, say, in the end of the day, you may need to specify the following settings:
If you want to print photos instantly through the built-in printer, you may want to use the following settings.
If you want to sell photos made by your photographers instead of letting customers to load their own photos, all you need is to specify the following settings:
All the rest settings related to the order fulfillment are similar to previous scenarios.
After you have installed the evaluation version and played with it a little bit, you should purchase a license. You can do it on this website in the Purchase section.
Upon the puchase you receive a Purchase Confirmation Code per each license you purchase. In addition to it, you should generate an Activation Code on the computer where you will install Photo Kiosk using the Configuration Tool (License â†’ Activation Code). Once you get these codes:
After that your Photo Kiosk copy will work as a full version.
Note: No need to re-download Photo Kiosk software. Just apply the valid license key to the evaluation version and all evaluation limitations will be removed.
To learn what else you can do with Photo Kiosk, use the online user's manual. In particular: