Wondering how to get photos from guests at an event with QR code capability? I’ll show you the simplest way to do it, FREE! Many of these are free options but you may want to upgrade for additional features. Learn how it’s done below and subscribe for more tips to your inbox!
If you’re planning an event and you want guests to share photos, there’s one easy way to do it. It’s free, easy to use, and you don’t need to download an app.
What is this brilliant feature? It’s called LiveShare. It’s a new-ish service that people are going wild over… and I’m going to show you exactly how easy it is to set it up so you can get photos from guests at an event with a QR code.
You’ll look tech-savvy and, yet, you barely need to know how to use a phone to make it happen. :)
Photo Sharing with QR Code for an Event: How to Set It Up Easily
Many people don’t realize how easy it is to set up photo sharing for guests to upload their pictures using a QR code, so I’m here to help. If you make it difficult to get photos from guests, those snapshots will be stuck on a digital device, buried on social media under hashtags, or never seen at all.
I don’t want that to happen to you!
Here’s the top way to get photos from guests with a QR code in 3 easy steps. You won’t believe how simple this is to use for all ages, all phone types, and even the most basic computer knowledge. Your guests don’t need to be tech-savvy at all to enjoy the benefits of photo sharing and you’ll gain priceless memories that would have otherwise been missed.
You don’t need to download any apps. There’s no special software to subscribe to and it works on any Smartphone device (iPhone or Android). And it’s extremely affordable to do so!
Here’s exactly how to do it in three simple steps.
Step 1: Get a free gallery.
You can sign up for a free event at LiveshareNow and create your gallery. It’s free to “Create an Event” which will set up your account and your gallery. For most features, this is all you need; however, you can upgrade for additional extras at a low cost. You can decide later: right now, you simply need to set up the gallery here.
Step 2: Create a QR code to your gallery.
Once you have the URL of your gallery created in step 1, copy the link and use it to generate a QR code for free here. There are free options as well as upgrades. For now, you just need to get the code generated; you can upgrade later, if you wish.
Now your QR code will link directly to your gallery. Yay! This will make it incredibly easy for guests to access and share photos from the event. Be sure to download the QR code you just created. You’re going to use the code in Step 3.
Now you are ready for your guests to share photos from the event with a QR code. But wait, there’s one thing missing: you need to make the QR code visible for your guests to use.
To do that, let’s put the code onto a sign.
Step 3: Display the QR code on a sign.
The best way to get photos from guests is with a QR code, printed onto some sort of signage at your event. To do it, you’ll simply create a basic sign like this one, which you can print at Zazzle.
To make yours, use the QR code you downloaded to your computer or device and upload it to your sign template.
Here’s an example by MintyPaperie:
This is a great example for a wedding, where you’ll get guests to share photos with a QR code to your private wedding gallery. Smart idea!
This “Capture the Love” is another great signage example: it provides instructions to guests for sharing photos by scanning the QR code with a Smartphone.
► You can easily edit the template with the design of your choosing and select wording that coordinates with your event.
PRO TIP: Before you have it printed, make sure you upload your QR code so it works with YOUR gallery! This is important to ensure the link works properly.
If you’re tech-savvy and don’t want to spend any money, you can make a sign for free. Just use your favorite document software and upload your QR code and add your own text, then print at home.
How to Encourage Guests to Share Photos and Use the QR Code
You want to make the sign visible, so make sure you place it at a popular spot at the celebration.
This signage is best placed on a table at the entryway of your event or at a heavily-trafficked area of the party. For instance, at a wedding, you may put a sign on the bar or near the guest book table. At a birthday party, you may place it by the gifts table or near the cake.
What Kind of Event Can I Use the Gallery and QR Code to Share Photos?
This photo-sharing gallery is perfect for every and ANY event! Whether you’re hosting a birthday party, a wedding, a family reunion, a bridal shower, a bachelorette party, or another event — even a weekend party or family picnic! — it will be a blessing to have. Can you imagine how many photos get missed simply due to the lack of photo-sharing available?
I hate to see it!
By utilizing these tips and creating a free gallery, you can keep your photos organized and make them totally accessible from anywhere by any guest in attendance. These priceless memories shared by family and friends will keep your memories alive! And when you utilize the gallery and make it easy-to-use with a QR code, you’ll generate interest by guests and increase the number of memories shared by partygoers.
I hope this blog post helped you to achieve the goal of learning how to share photos with guests from an event with a QR code. If there’s anything unclear, I’m happy to assist: just let me know in the comment box below and I’ll do my best to help. :)
→ Get started now: set up your free event and start collecting those memories! I’m so happy you found this blog post. Can you imagine all the photos that never see the light of day? I hate to think of it!