Today we launched a major Photo Finale release!  Check your Photo Finale site to see all the new features and enhancements….including:

Totally Revamped Creative Product Builder:

    • Gorgeous new UI design
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    • New editing controls to make it easier to move, resize, rotate and pan photos and text
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    • Ability to dynamically add photo and text spots to pages
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    • Z-order control for photos (bring forward / send backward)
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    • New “Page” view mode for duplexed products that zooms in on a single page of a spread for easier editing
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    • Photo borders with adjustable width and color
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  • Support for nudging photo-spots using the keyboard arrow keys
  • Larger default product view for single-page products
  • Better default font formatting (larger size, centered horizontally & vertically)
  • Larger range of font sizes (10 – 192) and more precise control for small adjustments
  • The photo-spot and text-spot toolbars are no longer rotated or magnified when the page is zoomed or their object rotated
  • Option to delete a project when existing the Product Builder
  • Faster loading while browsing the product selection pages

Faster Order Submission: The wait time for a user between hitting “Place Order” and getting their order confirmation has been shortened by up to 90%.

New Language: Spanish. ¡Hola! (Coming soon… Italiano)

New URL Options (for improved SEO and direct product linking):

Quantity Pricing Upsells: Creative products offering quantity pricing will now show the user how much they’re saving and prompt them with the quantity needed to reach the next tier.[lightbox style=”modern” image_path=”/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/blog_pf_85_pricing.jpg” popup=”/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/blog_pf_85_pricing.jpg” link_to_page=”” target=”” description=”” size=”four_col_small”]

Currency Formatting:  All formatting and display of pricing on the site now abides by the retailer’s selected currency, rather than the currency of the language the user is viewing the site in.

Fixes & Tweaks:

  • Paid membership plans can be purchased again
  • Updated French, Swedish and Finnish localizations
  • Timestamps shown in the My Projects, Order History, and Photo Viewer pages now use the proper formatting of the user’s locale
  • Improved browser caching to prevent issue where users get a blank page because of their browser’s attempt to load an outdated Silverlight file
  • The Black photo book now defaults text spots to white text
  • Additional user data variables (firstName, lastName, email, dateCreated, nickname) are exposed to Photo Finale Enterprise customers through the PF object
  • The Shopping Cart shipping warning, “One or more products in your order require additional processing time…”, will no longer show up for dealers unless actively enabled
  • Improved SEO indexing for search engine bots (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.)
  • Fixes for error messages related to project pages without layouts set