and user manual
August 2019 (v. 2.7)
© 2019 PIXEL-TECH. All
Table of Contents
1. Mobile Photo Kiosk – service description
2. Installation and run of Mobile Photo Kiosk
3. The Mobile Photo Kiosk Manager starting window
4. Sales channels configuration
5. Category configuration
6.1 Window of a Product with options
6.2 Window of a Product without options
6.3 Product options
7. Additional options in category and product
8. Working with the mobile application
8.1 Installation and first launch of the mobile
8.2 Placing orders
9. Mobile Photo Kiosk Downloader
Kiosk consists of three elements:
Photo Kiosk Manager – a software dedicated to manage a mobile shop. Using it you
can provide address data of your Photo Lab and set up photo products available
for clients (e.g. prints in various formats, gadgets, etc.).
Photo Kiosk application installed on smartphones/tablets – available to
download free of charge for your clients on Android and iOS platforms. With the
help of this application, the final client places orders for photo products in
your Photo Lab.
Photo Kiosk Downloader – designed to download orders (coming from the mobile application)
from the Pixel-Tech server to your computer. NOTE! Only available when using
the FTP server from Pixel-Tech.
To install the
Manager software, run MPKManager_Full.exe file by double-clicking on it
with the left mouse button and follow the instructions displayed. NOTE!
Both, in the course of installation and its work, the Manager requires
elevation of privileges to the level of Administrator. In the window displayed
while installation and later work select [Yes].
installation the login window will appear.
Press the configuration
button available in the upper right corner of the window , select the target language of the software from the
drop-down list and confirm it with the [OK] button.
Enter an email address and
a password set at the registration level of your shop at Pixel-Tech and press
the [Login] button.
Manager window of your mobile shop
will be displayed. NOTE! To get to know all shop possibilities easily, its
initial configuration (including available photo products) has already been
made. You can make changes and confirm it with the [Publish] button.
The Manager software allows you to
create a fully functional shop, later available in the mobile application.
In the upper part of the window there
are two tabs: General and Company data.
General tab allows you to:  preview
the appearance of the application on a client’s smartphone (with immediate refreshing
of logo or promo texts changes that are made by you),  change your
logo available in the mobile application,  change your promo texts
available in the mobile application, and  access to sales channels
for which you paid (in the example below Online and Local WiFi).
Confirmation of changes takes place each time the [Publish] button 
The Company data tab allows
you to:  enter address data of a shop (these data are not displayed
in the mobile application),  show location of your shop Terms and Conditions
and  set up payment channels. Confirmation of any changes takes place
each time the [Publish] button is pressed.
Please start working with the Mobile
Photo Kiosk Manager from updating your logo and promo texts (if necessary).
Sales channels are opened according to
your order. Their names and descriptions will be visible in the mobile
application. NOTE! Editing a Sales Channel in the Mobile Photo Kiosk Manager
is possible by double-clicking on it with the left mouse button.
Mobile Photo Kiosk service allows you
to collect orders via two Sales channels types:
WiFi (using a local WiFi of a Photo Lab) – a client must be physically present
in a Photo Lab, an order goes directly to the computer disk that is visible in
a local network. NOTE! Due to the need to register the order on the
Pixel-Tech server, locally available WiFi network must provide access to the
Internet (a file transfer will not take place, so high bandwidth is not
(using the Internet) – a client places an order from anywhere. The order goes
to the Pixel-Tech’s server via the Internet.
To edit Sales channel, double-click
on it with the left mouse button. A new window with five tabs will appear: General,
Billing, Emails, Delivery and Products.
In the General tab you are
able to:  change a Sales channel name (e.g. Online, by the
Internet, Buy Now);  set up an email address where you will receive
info about a new order;  enter a short description of a Sales
channel and  an icon in the mobile application; 
determine the language (in which the messages in the application will be
displayed) and currency of the shop;  set up minimum order value (a function
description below) and VAT rate for your products,  get information
about the current state of the Subscription (information about expiry date of
the Mobile Photo Kiosk account, contracted and used files).
In the case of a local (using WiFi) Sales
channel until full configuration is finished (providing the necessary
data), an option Maintenance is turned on. Placing orders through the
application is not possible. To turn it off, switch the button to the [No].
Configure a local Sales channel
(the [Local ?] button in the [Yes] position) by providing:  a SID
name of your network (in the example: Photo Lab);  URL in the form of
a local IP address, then a „/” sign and necessarily the name of a folder (in the
example: 10.50.20.120/Orders);  port, where FTP service is available;
 user name (an access to target location);  passwords (an
access to target location). NOTE! To operate the WiFi Sales channel,
it is also necessary to configure some additional software (e.g. FileZilla)
that will act like an FTP server. Alternatively, Pixel-Tech offers a Router
with an FTP server that is configured to operate with the WiFi local channel.
In the Billing tab you can specify
your company data which will be visible in the mobile application.
In the Delivery tab it is
possible to turn them on/off and to determine their costs. NOTE! „Online
Payment” methods require configuration of at least one online payment method (in
the main MPK Manager Window -> Company data tab).
In the Products tab you
may configure products which will be available for the clients who use the
mobile application. To make it quick and easy, in the shop you can find
pre-configured, default photo products. You can:
- double-click on a product to open it (or select it with the left mouse button
and us the [Edit] button on the right hand side of the window),
products – select
the product by clicking on it with the left mouse button and press the [Delete]
button on the right side of the window,
and import products – to avoid having to enter the same descriptions for
subsequent introduced products, you can export the finished product to a file
(select it and press the [Export] button), and then import it (press the
[Import] button) - the product will be added at the bottom of the product list,
new products – click the [New category] or the [New product] button on the
right hand side of the window,
the order of products on the list - by dragging them to the selected position
with the left mouse button pressed
configuration options of Products are presented in chapters 5 and 6.
Kiosk allows you to add two category types:
– within this category it is possible to define independent products or
option – products defined within this category are treated as options.
To add a Category,
press the [New category] button.
In a new window choose a Category
type, enter necessary descriptions, add a Category icon by clicking
the button, and save
Then add a subgroup
(select the [New Group] button) or a final product (select the [New Product]
schemes are presented below.
The example below shows
the already configured adding/editing a new category window and its mapping in
the mobile application.
As you can see
the Multi-product category type under the name Prints has been
added. Inside this category you can find ready products: 9x13, 10x15,
13x18, 15x20 and 20x30.
been added for each product (NOTE! How to configure the product options is
presented in chapter 6.3).
configured for the product are visible in the mobile application as follows:
The example below shows the already configured adding/editing a new
category window and its mapping in the mobile application. As you can see first
the Multi-product category type under the name Calendars has been
added. Inside this category one ready product under the name Photo Desk
Calendar and three Multi-product type sub-categories under names: Year
Planner, Calendar with 12 sheets, Calendar with 13 sheets
have been added. Then following products were created as variants of the Calendar
with 12 sheets product: Calendar A5, Calendar A4 and Calendar
In the mobile
app, this scheme is visible as follows:
options for variants A5, A4 and A3 have been configured using the options tab (NOTE!
How to configure the product options is presented in chapter 6.3).
6. Product configuration
The window for adding/editing a new Product looks differently,
depending on whether the product has options or not.
The window for adding/editing a new Product (with available
product options) consists of four tabs: Product Data, Price tiers, Product
In the Product
data tab pay attention to:
description – it is displayed in the mobile application with the final product
(regardless whether it contains options or not). It is important that this
description accurately describes the product available for sale, and is quite
· Product option – it is displayed with
the final product concerned, in the form of a scrolling list. Options
should precisely reflect all features of the ordered product (e.g. in the case
of the Calendar with 12 pages – its size).
type – You
can decide how to inform a customer about the cropping of the photos he sends.
Crop to aspect ratio – at the stage of
choosing photos from the gallery, the application will inform a client that his
photo will be cropped. NOTE! The actual frame is not displayed or the frame
cannot be moved - the frame is displayed centrally in the image.
Full photo – at the stage of
choosing photos from the gallery, the application will show that the client's
photo will be printed in full.
Ask customer – choosing this option
will automatically add the Choose cropping type option in the Product
options tab (NOTE! How to configure the product options is presented in chapter 6.3). In the mobile
application, the customer will be able to decide whether his photo should be
cropped or not.
· Product type – Mobile Photo Kiosk
gives you an opportunity to order products which require loading more than one
While choosing a multi-photo product
you should specify the elements of the product (e.g. months for a calendar).
After selecting a photo in the mobile
application, a list will appear where a customer should indicate which element
the selected photo should be.
NOTE! You may automatically assign
sequentially selected files to subsequent elements by checking [Assign
automatically] field. Moreover, you may not demand selecting the maximum number
of photos by unchecking [All elements required] option.
In the Price tiers tab it is possible to set
price gradation depending on the number of ordered products. Mobile Photo Kiosk
will automatically change the price, if a client exceeds a given threshold value
of an order. Moreover, it is possible to set a promo price.
For example, for orders exceeding 200
pcs, 0,19 € will be the applicable price, which will be displayed in the mobile
options tab is discussed in chapter 6.3.
The Output tab gives you the option of creating a default
name of directories and files. The standard layout looks as follows:
After pressing the button, a new window will be displayed, where you can
define your own pattern of a name of a directory and a file. NOTE! The order
number (OrderID) is a fixed and unchangeable value.
The window for adding/editing a new Product (without available
product options) consists of four tabs: Product Data, Price tiers, Product
The edition of price tiers
and the structure of a target path of directories and files is done in the same
way, as for the product with options.
NOTE! An example method of
configuring product options can be seen in the instructional video available here:
configure options for a product, go to the Products options tab:
If for a configured product the Ask
customer cropping type has been selected (in the Product data tab), then
the first item is already available on the list of options – it’s the Frame
To add a new option for the product,
press the [Add] button. An empty line of the new option will be added to the
end of the list.
Adding further items within the options
is done by pressing the button.
To complete the configuration:
an icon describing the option by pressing the button,
a full name of the option and its abbreviation, code and price (if the option
is not to provide additional payment to the standard product price, the price
remains 0 €).
The options that you have configured
might look like this:
You can change the position of a
given option on the list using the buttons. To remove an option, use the button. In addition, option
availability may be temporarily disabled. To disable the option temporarily,
move the slider to the Disabled position.
During your Shop configuration, you can copy created product categories
and individual products. To do so, use the [Export] and [Import] buttons
located on the right hand side of the Products tab window.
To import a given item, select it by clicking on it with the left mouse
button, then press the [Export] button and save the created .xml file under any
name on your computer. Then press the [Import] button and browse the previously
saved .xml file. The copied item will be added to the end of the list. NOTE!
Moving categories/products on the list is done by pressing and holding the left
mouse button on the category/product and simultaneously dragging it to the
You have the option of temporarily
disabling a product or a category of products from the offer. To do this, set
the Temporarily disabled slider to [Yes].
will not be removed from the configuration, only hidden for users of the mobile
application. In the MPK Manager this product/category will be crossed out in
In the MPK
Manager you have the option of using embedded or custom graphics (icons) that
characterize products and categories. Clicking the button
will open a window with
public graphics (Public tab) and the option to load your own (Custom tab).
Installation of the mobile app on the
client’s smartphone/tablet and its connection with your Photo Lab may be
carried out in two ways.
Option number I:
The final client scans
your unique QR code (the one you shared on the website, a leaflet, a poster,
etc.). Sample QR code leading to Pixel-Tech:
Then, the client gets transferred to
his operator’s store (App Store or Google Play), where he downloads and
installs the free mobile application called Mobile Photo Kiosk.
After starting the application, press the [Tap to
In the next step, the
application will ask you to give it access rights to the camera and photos -
press the [Allow] button.
Then, associate the application with
the photographer's Shop – to do so, the customer must either re-scan your
unique QR Code or enter your Photo Lab Code (provided by you on the website,
leaflet, poster, etc.).
Option number II:
The final client on his
smartphone/tablet enters the store of his operator (App Store or Google Play),
finds the free mobile application called Mobile Photo Kiosk, downloads and
installs it. In the next step, he scans your unique QR code or enters your Photo
Lab code (the one you shared on the website, a leaflet, a poster, etc.),
which links the mobile application to your Photo Lab.
From now on, orders placed by the
final client will go directly to you.
Following screenshots show the process
of placing orders by the final client from the moment of starting the Mobile
Photo Kiosk application on his smartphone/tablet.
of the mobile application – [Tap to start] button.
selection – the Internet/Local WiFi depending on the type of ordered service.
The following buttons are also available here: [Change] – to scan a QR code
again and connect another
Photo Lab, [History] – to
display the history of placed orders and the Photo Lab number to which the application is
currently logged in.
selection – in the example below, from the Category Photos -> 9x13 product
the case of product with options, by default the first of the available options
on the list is marked – in this case, Calendar A5. A client may change
this option by scrolling down the list and selecting required option from the Similar
the photo album and choosing photos – adding them to the basket. To select a photo, select
the square in its upper right corner.
Photos can be viewed in a
full screen mode. To view the full screen mode, touch a photo. Viewing
next/previous photo is done to the right/left using standard gestures on the
Photos in the gallery that
have poor resolution are marked in their upper right corner with or . Attempting to add them to the cart
will display one of two messages:
· Basket management –
setting the number of individual products to an order, deleting products,
adding new products, or closing and sending the order using the [Send] button.
If the Shop defined a
minimum order value and it has not been exceeded, an additional message may
appear after pressing the [Send] button.
Pressing the [Continue] button
will return to product selection, while pressing the [Order] button will align
the order amount to the minimum value and allow the order to be finalized.
summary - providing data, accepting Terms and Conditions, selection of payment
and delivery method.
To change a delivery method and/or a payment
method, click on an item - in both cases a scrollable list will appear, from
which you must make a selection.
an order to your Photo Lab.
an order confirmation – the order number.
To install and run the
Mobile Photo Kiosk Downloader, run the MPKDownloader_Full.exe file by double-clicking
on it with the left mouse button.
In the next steps of the installation
follow the instructions on the screen to install the Mobile Photo Kiosk Downloader
correctly. In the last window of installation press the [Finish] button.
The login window will be displayed.
Provide your email and password which was set while registering your shop in
Pixel-Tech and press the [Login] button.
During the first run of the software, the configuration window
will appear. Enter the destination path where order will be downloaded and the
frequency of checking a server, then press the [Save] button.
In the window that appears press the
All orders made by clients
will be automatically downloaded and placed in the folder indicated during
A shortcut of the software in the
taskbar shows the number of orders downloaded to your computer.
While downloading of a new order, on
a shortcut of the software in the taskbar, a progress bar appears.
After downloading of a new order, a
shortcut of the software flashes in yellow.
By opening the software from the
taskbar and clicking [Current order] you can open the last order saved in the
For each order a separate directory
with an order number is created. In the directory, there is a .xml file with
the order details and a separate directory with specification and client’s
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