Smugmug vs. Zenfolio!

Started Jul 28, 2006 | Discussions thread
jfriend00 Forum Pro • Posts: 12,454
Lots of new pro features on Smugmug

For pros selling their photos on Smugmug, they just added a whole bunch of great features, most of which I don't think Zenfolio has. Among those new features are:

o Custom watermarks. You can define any image (including transparency) to be used as a watermark to protect your images.

o Digital downloads to sell your image files rather than prints. They offer six different versions (three sizes with two different licenses) for you to price. You decide which of the six you want to offer and what prices you want to offer.

o Backprinting so your photo business can be represented on the back of the printed images. You can also include keywords such as a gallery name, a date, filename, etc...

o Proof delayed shipping. You can choose to not have the prints that your customers order fullifilled immediately from your original uploads. Instead, you can configure it to email you when an order is place and you can then tweak the originals before they are printed. This is awesome for event photographers who can't possibly hand tweak every image, but would happily spend some time hand tweaking an image that someone orders an enlargement of.

o Pro identification in the shopping cart so your name and contact info are mentioned in the shopping car.

Here's a quick rundown of the new features: http://blogs.smugmug.com/release-notes/2006/07/28/new-features-july-28-2006/ .

See http://www.dgrin.com/forumdisplay.php?f=35 for lots more discussion of all the new pro features.
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John
Gallery: http://jfriend.smugmug.com/portfolio

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