A new business management solution for freelance photographers based on FileMaker Pro has been introduced in the UK.

FOTO SF has been developed by photographers for photographers. It offers useful functions such as contact management and organisation, event management, a diary, sales order tracking, targeted mass emailing, report, invoice and label production and more.

Developer/photographer Uzair Kharawala, who runs his own photography business, explains: "Foto SF was borne out of necessity for us. Our photography business was growing rapidly and keeping track of things was just a nightmare.

"We cover a wide variety of events from portraits, balls, corporate events, weddings, sporting events and so on. We were using different software packages and tons of spreadsheets to keep on top of things. I knew we needed a database, but could not find any off-the-shelf product or software which would meet our requirements."

Foto SF has been designed using Filemaker Pro and can be tailored to match individual requirements. Adjustable currency, tax and VAT rates, task assignement and expenses accounting features all exist in the release.

A trial version of the £405 software is available for download.