Gallery Cards act as a key to enter a gallery at mypics.io. They can be scanned by an ELEMENTICE™ Device to have images added the gallery + they can also be scanned by the customer for instant access to their own personal gallery from the privacy of their own device. Gallery Cards are designed to be an all-purpose solution for many situations so you can change how they work by changing configuration option in the ELEMENTICE™ Console.
You can use Gallery Cards for anything from giving strangers the easiest access to free images, to upselling your brand-concious customers or you can lock access to the Gallery Card until some sort of in-person transaction has been completed and you 'activate' access to the gallery.
With so many ways to use Gallery Cards, it can get a bit overwhelming. If you get lost, please don't hesitate to use the live chat in the bottom right of this window to talk to an ELEMENTICE™ team member about your use case and we'll help you get things set up how you need.
Here are a few things to know about Gallery Cards...
Gallery Cards work for all events under your ELEMENTICE™ Member account.
Gallery Cards are linked to an ELEMENTICE™ Member account. Any cards you have ordered will work for any/all events you create in the ELEMENTICE™ Console. This means your customers could keep a Gallery Card from one event and use it again at another one of your events. Mypics.io will show the galleries from all events where the ID is scanned.
*We'll always assume that you are using only your own Gallery Cards. You can not mix Gallery Cards accross ELEMENTICE™ Member accounts or share with your mates on other Member accounts.
You can brand the Gallery Cards for yourself and/or your customers.
Gallery Cards are the size of a business card with branding on one side and a QR code with instructions on the other. The code on each card is unique and corresponds directly to a gallery of photos at the website: mypics.io
When you order Gallery Cards through the ELEMENTICE™ Console, we create them under your ELEMENTICE™ Member account. This means you can make custom branded Gallery Cards for your customers/events and they will still work just like any other Gallery Card we've sent you. Why not use it as a value add or an upsell for your Customers who want to get their brand out there more?
A template .psd file for branding assets (including for Gallery Cards) is available in the ELEMENTICE™ Console under the Branding section of any event.
Gallery Cards work with other types of IDs
If you are using the registration feature, the Attendees functionality or Facial Recognition, no worries. Gallery Cards can be used along side these features at the same event - it's not either/or, it's both/and. This means you can have pre-registered attendees plus have a few spare Gallery Cards on-hand which can be used for any last minute additions if needed.
In fact, you can even convert a Gallery Card into an "Attendee" via the ELEMENTICE™ Console. This will use the code on the Gallery Card as the Attendee's ID and ask you to enter further information which will allow sending of sms or email notification to that attendee.
Gallery Cards can be activated/deactivated
By default, all Gallery Cards come activated, which means that when scanned, they will open the associated gallery straight away. It is also possible to make any Gallery Card deactivated, which, when scanned, will give a message notifying the user "This card is inactive. Please speak with event organisers to have the card activated".
Reasons you might want to deactivate a Gallery Card:
You require an in-person transaction to take place before you want to allow access to the gallery (eg Santa photos, you give the customer their Gallery Card and they take it to the cashier who takes payment and activates the Gallery Card).
You don't want people to be looking at the images until after a certain time (e.g. you don't want people looking at their phones until after the end of the performance which is being photographed).
Whatever the reason, you can deactivate cards one by one, or you can ask for all of your Gallery Cards in a batch to be created in a deactivated state.
Gallery Cards can be ordered via the ELEMENTICE Console
You can't just create your own cards which look like Gallery Cards and expect them to work the same. Gallery Cards are unique to the ELEMENTICE™ Platform and are tightly integrated with our system to ensure optimal performance for you and your customers.
You can order new batches of Gallery Cards by following the instructions in our tutorial video.
Helping your customers/guests scan Gallery Cards is a great way to boost positive interactions
Many people still don't know that their smart phone has a QR code reader built in to their normal camera app (although more and more people have discovered this with the rise of QR codes being used for contact tracing efforts during COVID-19). Helping customers/guests access their galleries straight away, on their own phone is a great way to have a positive interaction with them, and highlights to them just how amazing your new ELEMENTICE™ enabled system is!
We made a quick tutorial video so that you will know how to help people scan QR codes on iPhone or Android as well as the fastest alternative methods for people who's phones are a little too old for the inbuilt QR code scanners.