Meet the star of the show.
Imagine perfect photos, every time.
Our guidelines turn anyone into a natural photographer.
“Get the car within the lines at the right angle, snap the picture, and its done.”
-Anthony Gladney – General Manager, Lithia Audi Des Moines
During the capture process, step by step the guides walk your team member through the process in exactly the same way, every single time you photograph a vehicle. There are photo guides for a coupe, sedan, truck or SUV. There are over 40 guidelines to choose from. Your photo specialist will place the order of the guides to move your team member the most efficent way to photograph the vehicle.
Stay informed, stay on track.
Time-to-market is everything. Your photographer needs to know which vehicles still need photos at a glance — so Photo Assistant™ puts an up-to-the-minute inventory list in their hands. Together, Photo Assistant™ and Autoport™ create clear and concise communication between your inventory tools, your managers, and your photographer to maximize efficiency and shorten your overall time-to-market.
Your cars have met their match.
Never capture the same new vehicle twice.
Our VIN Duplication System, VDS™ is a powerful piece of tech. VDS™ stores images of new vehicles captured. It prompts the operator whenever he or she scans the VIN of a new vehicle with identical attributes. The operator snaps a picture of the VIN and window sticker, and images from the identical new vehicle are matched instantly. VDS™ saves labor hours and gets real photos from your new vehicle inventory online fast.
How it Works
You shoot the photos
Scan the VIN.
Capture the vehicle using the wireframe guidelines
Send the RAW photo files right from Photo Assistant™
We’ll take it from there
RAW photos are received by Autoport™ in perfect folders separated by VIN
05 Pro Edit
Professionals crop, align, and adjust RAW photos for consistency before adding our Digital Wax® filter
Crisp, clean photos are uploaded to Autoport™ and syndicated by VIN to your inventory tools daily
Photo Boot Camp
Turn any staff member into a pro photographer in two days.
Two to three days of on-site training for your chosen staff member familiarizes them with the device, teaches them ideal vehicle positioning, and assists in creating a workflow to achieve the best possible time-to-market.
Photo Assistant™ is everything a DSLR isn’t.
Resolution - The first DSLR cameras were less than 8 megapixels and took great photos. Since then, megapixels and file size have increased dramatically.
Accuracy - The best DSLR in the hands of an inconsistent operator means inconsistent photos on your virtual frontline.
Efficiency - DSLRs slow the process down. It takes a long time to transfer, edit and rename image files. It’s time-consuming to train a user. Even though DSLRs are made to take pictures, that’s all they really do.
Resolution - Photo Assistant™ uses the 12-megapixel camera from the iPad Pro®. Capturing at 4000 x 3000px, it’s more than sufficient for auto retail photography.
Accuracy - Photo Assistant™ has Wireframe guidelines that promote accuracy, ensuring your customers experience standardized photos across your website.
Efficiency - Photo Assistant™ shows the user how to take the photos then sends the RAW files wirelessly back to our platform in organized folders. It also gives the user up-to-date inventory lists, so your team member knows exactly which vehicles still need photos.
Ready, set, go.
Get your inventory photos and video on lock-down.
Photo Assistant™ device and user kit are included in every in-house Photo Assistant™ package. For more information, call 866.963.1199 or click the button below to get a proper quote. Stop putting off merchandising, and start saving labor hours and get consistent photos for your inventory right now.
We are dedicated to your success.