February 28, 2014
Raw file storage, order self-fulfillment improvements, Pinterest verification, Cart reminders, and more…
Introducing Raw File Storage
Now you can upload more than just JPEGs to your galleries. We have added the option to store RAW, DNG,
NEF, PSD and other source files alongside your images, all in one convenient location.
Source files are archived just like your images are, in secure and geo-distributed locations. That
means you’ll never have to worry about losing data.
Uploading Raw Files
Uploading is easy. Just use the web uploader to drag & drop your source files along with your JPEGs.
Raw files will be automatically linked to JPEGs for easy downloading and access, either by matching file
names or by date and time taken whenever possible.
Source files can also be linked to JPEGs later after they have been uploaded by going to the new
RAW FILES tab when viewing any gallery in the Edit View.
Downloading Raw Files
Your visitors will never see your source files displayed in your galleries, but if you allow Original File
Downloads you can choose to include raw files by selecting this option in
As a result of making significant investments in our infrastructure inover the past year, we are able to
bring you Raw File Storage at the lowest per GB price available from any photography service. The first 2GB
of Raw Storage are completely free. Beyond the first 2GB here are the rates:
- USD 0.085 / GB / Month
- GBP 0.085 / GB / Month
- EUR 0.085 / GB / Month
- AUD 0.085 / GB / Month
See our Raw
article for more information. Raw File Storage is not available for Basic accounts.
Download Self-fulfilled Orders
Photographers using Zenfolio self-fulfillment can streamline their workflow by downloading the complete
details of any self-fulfilled order, including all photos used in the order, by clicking the new
Download Order link from the Order Details page.
Before accepting an order you now have the ability to adjust the cropping and replace files. Once you accept
the order, the cropping will be applied and the images will be prepared for print. Download the cropped,
print-ready images and send them straight to your printer or to your lab of choice.
API downloading of self-fulfilled orders
High volume photographers can benefit from additional automation options available for self-fulfilled orders.
Using the Zenfolio API you can access the list of pending orders, download complete details and photos for each
order, as well as update order status.
See our API guide on Self-fulfilled URL
for more information, or contact us for information on our high
Merchant Account Support
If you have a merchant account, collecting payments for self-fulfilled orders is a snap. Using a payment gateway
account from either
Authorize.net or PayPal Payments Pro, customers can enter
their credit card information directly, without ever having to leave your site, and the funds are deposited right
into your account.
For more information visit our Support Center article on
Merchant Accounts to Collect Payments
To enhance the security of your password-protected galleries, our system will now detect too many failed password
attempts and lock the user out of the gallery for a period of time. They will be advised to contact the photographer
for the correct password, and you will receive an email alert when a lockout occurs on your site.
Shopping Cart Reminders
Clients may visit your site and have a Shopping Cart full of products, but that doesn’t mean they will complete
the purchase. To help you avoid missing out on these sales, registered clients can now receive up to three friendly
reminder emails about items remaining in their cart.
You can set your preference for sending cart reminders in the Client Communications section of the
Pinterest Website Verification
Good news for Pinterest fans: if you have a Pinterest business account you can now verify your website by going to
Pinterest Business Verification page in the Preferences section of the
Pinterest provides verified business accounts with analytics to track how your site is doing on Pinterest, as well
as a badge showing pinners that your content is from a trustworthy source.
Foil Stamping for Photo Books
Elegant foil stamping is now available for Art Cloth hard cover photo books from MpixPro, Mpix and Miller’s. Choose
from gold or silver foil stamping over any of the art cloth cover colors for a book that’s sure to impress.
Photo Strip Enhancements
Photo Strips have been updated to include subtle movement. When hovering over one side or the other, the strip will
automatically begin to scroll in that direction. You also have the option to display arrows instead of a scrollbar.
Animation of Bottom Pad in Full Screen Grid Layout
When using the full screen photo grid layout for your home page, the bottom pad will slide into view when hovering
over the lower part of your screen. This allows you to maximize the photo grid as well as display a useful welcome
message to your visitors.
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