CORE® is Candid Color Systems® most extensive and powerful software tool to manage and market event images.


CORE® is Candid Color Systems® most extensive and powerful software tool to manage and market event images. CORE® allows users to identify images to individual names and/or teams, groups or categories. CORE® can be used to proactively market to customers by sending e-mails with imbedded images and a direct link to their images. CORE® also gives users the ability to create and print proof order forms, which can be used to market to those who do not prepay or remarket at a later date. In addition, users are able to import name and address lists for events to reduce data entry when identifying images and placing orders.

CORE® boasts unique, market-specific features based on identification and marketing needs. The CORE® modules we serve include: Grads, Groups, Races, Schools, Sports, Candids and Wedding/Portraits. This software is available at no charge and offered exclusively to Candid Color customers.

CORE® Highlights:
  • Most powerful tool for managing event images and Ecommerce
  • ID images to individuals and/or divisions (teams/groups/categories)
  • Email campaigns or single emails with embedded images
  • Direct links to photos
  • FedEx Shipping available on Retail Site
  • Web site branding
  • Ability to assess late/archive fees for late retail orders
  • Security options - limit to specific images and/or events

CCS Uploader

CCS Uploader is a powerful, yet simple and easy to use image uploading software created by Candid Color Systems®. This software is available in both a desktop and web-based version, which is MAC® friendly. The CCS Uploader desktop application allows users to upload images locally from their computers directly to Candid Color Systems® server via the internet. Our proprietary software also allows customers to renumber and rotate images, extract data from image files to determine photographer productivity and much more!
CCS Software Features

The Basics

Submit orders to CCS (in office) Y - No commission Y - No commission
Number of software users Unlimited Unlimited
Commission for online, website orders (placed by consumers) Starting at 5% Starting at 5%
Image storage for 5 years at no cost Y Y
Unlimited image uploads Y Y
Free color correction of every image Y Y

Shipping & handling:

Free Fed Ex shipping to your office Y Y
Drop shipping to leagues, schools, etc Y Y
Individual packaging (even on bulk orders/pricing) Y Y
Profit from shipping - set your own charges to consumers
Fed Ex Overnight & USPS options for consumer orders online Y Y


Custom website branding with logo & contact info Y Y
Custom website branding with colors & style sheets Y Y
Customize email receipts to consumers Y Y
Gallery layout 1- thumbnails (select size & qty per page) Y Y
Gallery layout 2- thumbnail & larger preview Y Y
Galleries (sort images) by team/group name Y Y
Galleries - personalized by individual (name or #) Y N
Display images online by frame # or by time Y Y
Identify images by name (optional) Y N
Identify images by bib number (for races) Y N
Custom branded watermark & scrolling watermark available Y Y
Image security by personal PIN number & event/gallery password Y N
Consumers can enter their own titles, text & bubbles Y Y
Consumers can place orders across multiple galleries/events Y Y
Allow consumers to upload images to your galleries/events Y Y
Consumers can mark favorite images online Y Y
Online rendering of popular products available (WYSIWYG) Y Y
Shopping carts saved (with log in or cookies enabled) Y Y
Mobile website accommodates green screen Y Y
Accept credit cards, checks & paypal online (no merchant account required) Y - 3% (payment processing) Y - 3% (payment processing)
Image protection - right click, screen capture & pinterest supression Y Y
Save common "offers" (sets of products & pricing) for frequent use Y Y


Collect emails online before a job is live Y Y
Email management (import from spreadsheet, manage bounce backs ,etc) Y Y
Email marketing - personalized Y N
Email marketing - not personalized Y Y
Email campaign templates available (for up to 5 years of mktg.) Y Y
Print personalized proofs Y N
Batch ordering Y Y
Custom marketing pop-up online (graphic or simple text) Y Y
Set your own product pricing Y Y
Text message marketing (addt'l fee) Y Y
Text message marketing (addt'l fee) Y Y
Mix & match (multi-image) package support Y Y


Import orders & data from other software by excel or CSV Y N
"Default offers" available Y Y
Sell a product CCS does not produce Y Y
Green screen - select background dynamically online (see pricing) Y Y
Green screen - pre-apply backgrounds (see pricing) Y Y
Titles and logos available on prints Y Y
Stuffer option (thermal or photographic. Addt'l cost) Y Y
Automate sales and discounts (ex: 20% off) Y N
Use your own merchant account (for in-office orders) Y Y
Accept & create gift certificates Y Y
Customer support Included Included
Advanced reporting & order tracking Included Included
Ability to assess late/archive fees for late retail orders Y Y
Drag and drop images into organized categories Y Y