December 20, 2007
Gift subscriptions, updated Cart with no registration, and new upload tools
After a short break from getting the Premium plan released, we are
back in the saddle. By popular demand, you can now
give a gift of Zenfolio at any
subscription level. Simply pay for a subscription and then send an
e-mail with activation code to that special someone. Your billing
information will not be saved in the gift account, and you get full
referral discount (total value of $10). You can also use your
account balance to pay.
Something else we have been working on for a while is a
more streamlined Shopping Cart checkout.
Registration is no longer required when buying prints and other
photo products. While there are advantages to opening a free
account during the checkout, the default option is to continue with
a Guest checkout.
We have also improved Cart pages by removing information that was
not needed, and by adding
Ordering FAQ with
answers to the most common questions that may arise during
Building up on the available Zenfolio
, we have two new upload tools available.
- Apple iPhoto '08 Export
is an internal product featuring a streamlined
interface to match the ease of use of iPhoto.
- Export-to-Zenfolio is
a plug-in for
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom that
allows uploading photos to Zenfolio directly from Lightroom.
This plug-in was developed by
and it is available directly from his Web site. Please take a
minute to leave a "thank you" note for Jeffrey for developing
this very useful tool that we now use every day ourselves.
A small but useful addition is the ability to read the
IPTC Copyright field from uploaded photos, and
copy it into the photo Copyright field on Zenfolio. This happens
automatically when you upload original photos.
Lastly, a small update to the way the Cart link is displayed at
the top of Visitor pages. The Cart link is now displayed only if
something was added to it.
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