kumu, the studio management software you’ve been looking for...

Wonder what that weird little alien-looking guy is all about? We know getting your business organized can be tough, so we try to inject a bit of fun into the process!

And because Kevin loves to teach and hails from Hawaii, naming his studio management software kumu, the Hawaiian word for teacher, just came naturally.
This studio management software, developed by Kevin Kubota, is now available as a subscription for only $10/month.
LEARN HOW kumu STUDIO can help you grow your business.
Try kumu STUDIO now for 15 days for FREE!
*If you already own kumu STUDIO and want to know how this pricing affects you, click on the FAQs tab here.

NEW kumu Studio Management Software

We are so excited to announce the launch of a new, easy, and affordable photography studio management software—kumu STUDIO. Our goal was to create a fun and intuitive studio management system that provides you with the tools you need to run an organized and profitable photography studio business. kumu STUDIO is powerful, without overwhelming you with complex features. Kumu means teacher in Hawaiian and Kevin designed the software to be easy to use and help you along the way. Many of you saw Kevin demo the software on CreativeLive and the response has been overwhelming. The software fits perfectly with Kevin's workflow and he has been using a similar version in his own studio for years. 

Features of kumu:

  • Manages and links your contacts, jobs, products, and invoices all in one location.

  • Pricing calculator to determine your cost of goods, retail pricing, and profitability.

  • Includes a post-production workflow checklist to keep you on task and on time.

  • Integrates with your image catalogs (e.g. Lightroom or Aperture) for beginning-to-end job tracking.

  • Sales and tax reports to let you know how you're doing.

  • Intuitive and actually kind of fun to use.

  • Currently works on both Mac and PC. (iPad coming soon.)

  • Customer support available from really nice people via email or phone.

  • And too many more to list

Ready to try kumu for free? You can get a 15 day trial by downloading it here. Love it? You can purchase and register it at any time for only $159* (reg. $199). There are no monthly fees or costly subscriptions. For more information visit our website here

*Introductory pricing for a limited time. 


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