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April 26, 2008

New fulfillment partner offering photo gifts, more products from Mpix, new features

Order T-shirts, Mugs, Key Chains, Mousepads, and More from a New Merchandizing Partner

We are happy to introduce a new fulfillment partner to the Zenfolio e-commerce platform. Please welcome Imagine Your Photos gift fulfillment company based in Miami, Florida. The IYP Photo Products company delivers the highest quality photo merchandising by using the latest imaging and transfer technologies on a variety of surfaces. You can find out more about the company and their products here. The new products are available immediately to ship anywhere in the world, and we will be adding more products from them over time.

If you are an existing Zenfolio customer, and would like to make available the new IYP Photo Products, you will need to enable them under the Print Ordering or add them to your price list.

Color Correction is Now ON by Default for Mpix Products

One of the best services the Mpix lab offers is the Color Correction service. An actual trained and experienced technician analyzes each image and makes subtle adjustments to ensure the best color reproduction, sharpness, and density. And the best part is that this service is included free of charge.

We have always offered this service from Mpix but it had to be explicitly selected in the Cart. We were so impressed with the results that it is going to be turned ON by default now. For those who do not care for it, you can still disable it in the Cart and in your price lists.

New Mpix Products

We are adding three new value products from Mpix. The three value sizes are 3.5"x5", 4"x5", and 4"x6" printed on Kodak Professional Endura E-Surface Color paper. The best part is that these prints are only 19 cents each. The new products can only be ordered with no color correction applied.

Several New Features and Fixes

This release also includes several new features and a number of bug fixes. Here is the list:

  • The ability to Copy one or many photos to another gallery instead of re-uploading
  • Groups, galleries, and collections can now be sorted by Date Created, Date Modified, and Title.
  • There was an intermittent problem while using the Firefox Web browser where some buttons did not always respond to user input. This problem is now fixed.
  • If you have IPTC Copyright field filled out in your uploaded photos, it will now correctly transfer and display next to your photos avoiding the double © symbol problem.
  • Many of you have told us that you want a link to the user forums to be available from the Edit View. We are happy to oblige.
  • Added three new subcategories for "Sports > Water Sports > Kayaking", "Sports > Water Sports > Rafting", and "Transportation > Spacecraft"

Infrastructure Upgrade

With this release we have significantly increased our storage and transaction capacity. A lot of work has been done behind the scenes to ensure smooth growth and scalability.

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