Started a new web site for our booming event photography business. Bokoo as in beaucoup! http://www.photobokoo.com
If you are experiencing any issues downloading the LoRes pictures with the iPhone app or don't have an IOS device just send us an email and we will send it to you ASAP.
All requests (both sites) can be sent to:
or just for Gatineau (during Santa hours this could be quicker)
You need to include your order number and password in the request.
This year we are doing the Santa Pictures in 2 of the largest malls in the Ottawa-Hull area - Bayshore and Les Promenades Gatineau. Gatineau starts tomorrow and Bayshore is late this year starting on the 23rd. I'll post more screen shots and photos as we go along.
The HiRes version of the North Pole 2 App (NP2 HiRes) is now available in the app store. This app was in the app store exactly 36 hours after my submission. Apple is really doing a good job of turning these around these days.
NP2 version 2 contains the changes required to support the Santa Photo Events for 2014 in The Bayshore Shopping Centre and Les Promenades Gatineau.
My nearly perfect submit percentage with Apple continues as this upgrade was weirdly approved by Apple within 3 days.
Here are some screen shoots....
I followed my own advice and removed all use of imagemagick calls in my latest mac app. I am now doing all the image manipulation natively with cocoa. It slowed me down a day or two but was worth it. Makes for a much more robust app in the end. All my image manipulations - thumbnails/multilayer christmas cards/gift tags/wallet sets/text annotation/cd image etc for a typical 4 session photos seems to take only 5 seconds, whereas imagemagick was 10X+ longer. Now I don't care about making imagemagick work across operating system upgrades anymore!!!
For the third time I reinstalled Mac OS X Mavericks on one of my minis that I use for my Santa projects. I had to reinstall as I had installed wordpress as a test. Wordpress worked but it wrecked all my normal goodies I use with the apache server.
I installed Yosemite on a second partition - more on this later.
Thus I had to reinstall imagemagick. Here are my install instructions.Your install may be different. I installed it like this:
1) I first install x11. Get x11 from here as recommended by apple and install.
2) Make sure you have Xcode installed and the command tools for Xcode also installed
if you dont
and follow the install instructions if appropriate
3) Next get homebrew by doing this:
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/mxcl/homebrew/go/install)"
tested it with these terminal commands
Next I install using homebrew
brew install imagemagick --with-x11
4) I had my imagemagick install folder from before so I just used the same version (ImageMagick-6.8.7-1), already tarred. I reinstalled imagemagick with the commands below:
sudo make install
and it "magickally" worked.
I have put my current new IOS app on hold as I prepare for my Santa work this season. I will have to rewrite my North Pole and North Pole Hires apps to handle two sites and make it bilingual. In addition I will need to update my Santa Server iPad app to make it bilingual also. I have already started a new Mac app which takes a "net order mode" output and prints not just on a Noritsu as usual but also on a normal event printer such as a DNP DS-40. I actually have written a working version already. After christmas I will use this software and update my mac app "Kiosk Net Order Controller" to include the ability to print to a local event printer not just a high end Noritsu printer.