News from Zenfolio

January 14, 2007

One-year anniversary release brings you ordering prints and new features

This is something we have all been waiting for: the ability to order prints and photo products directly from Zenfolio. It is here now, and, boy, is it exciting!

Zenfolio team has been hard at work for months integrating with not just one, but two very different photofinishing labs. And the underlying e-commerce platform allows us to add more labs in the future including different geographies.

Zenfolio is very excited to have full integration with EZ Prints and Mpix. Read more about these partner labs under Prints & Products.

And be assured that with this foundation in place, we are working on extending the E-commerce platform to allow photographers to set their own custom pricing and sell for profit in the near future.

This is a major release marking our first anniversary of going live with the service exactly one year ago. The following features and enhancements are immediately available:

Powerful Shopping Cart Built for Photographers

Built from the ground up for photographers, this is the most powerful and streamlined shopping cart of its kind. The Cart features such innovations as ordering products from multiple vendors, applying additional services such as mounting and framing, and performing precision cropping using advanced cropping tools. The end result is a smooth checkout flow making purchasing a continuous and elegant extension of viewing photos.

Integrated Add to Cart Interface

Purchasing a print or a photo product begins with an Add to Cart menu on a photo page and takes a user through the vendor and product selection in easy to follow steps. The Add to Cart interface is fully integrated with visitor pages matching them in Theme and style.

Advanced Crop Tool

A robust cropping tool is available as part of Cart configuration. Cropping options include:

  • Auto crop trims off a small area of an image if it does not fit the aspect ratio of a print
  • Fit includes the entire image area even if that means having small white margins
  • Manual crop with rotation and edge-snapping

Three New Themes

Introduced three new themes:

  • Cosmic - make your photos bright constellations with this theme in the background
  • Antique - aged parchment and rusty leather folios provide timeless backdrop
  • Zenbaby - designed specifically for surrounding images of little ones, giving the warm pastel colors and lots of toys to play with.

Managing Email Notifications

Preferences: Email Notifications: you are now in control of e-mail messages you receive from Zenfolio. You can select what types of communications you would like to receive and opt out of the ones you don't.

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