Sunday, July 26, 2015

Email Confirmation for New Registrations

From now on, you can ensure that every visitor registration you receive will lead to a correct and working email address. If you choose to require an email confirmation from your newly registered visitors, they will only have to follow the link received in an email to complete the process.

Your visitors can also benefit from this feature by checking that your invitations and any other messages do not end up in spam or somewhere else they are not supposed to be.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

New license management

Our newest update concerns two aspects of license management. Firstly, it introduces custom licenses as opposed to pre-defined ones. This prevents confusion or inadvertent changes to basic license types and provides better consistency for you and for BlueMelon customers. Also, all download products now have a license as a consequence.

Secondly, license editing is separated from the download products. Download products contain only simple drop-down menu where you can select the license type you wish to use. To preview pre-defined or create a custom license, you need only go below the list of your download products.

This reorganization makes creating download products faster and clearer. Furthermore, you are now able to manage all licenses more efficiently. You can create more than one custom license and assign it to multiple download products without any copying.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Pricing in Organizer

The newest option within the organizer provides you with the means to effectively assign a new price list to selected albums or selected photos and videos at once. This improvement can save your time significantly.

Please note, to create a price list, it is still needed to go to "Selling" >> "Price Lists".

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Registrations during Checkout

Now Visitor Registration can be made available during checkout as a separate step. Your customers can either log in or register right after navigating to the checkout page. This doesn't apply to logged in customers who skip this step automatically. You can set the registration to be mandatory, optional, or not present during checkout at all.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Redesigned Album and Photo Views

Our recent changes reflect our effort to provide you with the largest photo size possible and the least obtrusive information panel fully functional also on your mobile devices.

For the single-photo view, we have moved the information panel below the photo and reorganized its contents with specific attention to comments. The whole left half of the information panel now serves to display comments and basic information about a photo offering almost unlimited space. The right half provides more interactive tools like a map, if a location is assigned to a photo, featured products, or photo details with the option to display the full Exif information.

Alongside the major improvement in comments, description and photo information display capabilities, our update enhances the experience for all mobile devices users.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

New options for selling downloads

Our newest addition to downloads introduces new sizing options and redesigns the page for more comfortable use and better adaptability for different displays.

From now on, it is possible to restrict the resolution of the download product using percentage size of the original picture. The option to use width and height in pixels remains as well, allowing you to combine both options so that the scaled down download product will be checked against the maximum resolution afterwards. This way, you can combine different photo resolutions within a single album and still achieve optimal downgrading results for your download products. Thus you can offer truly subtle pricing system.

The new design follows in the footsteps of other bluemelon pages providing support for different devices and simplicity that is our trademark.

If you have ideas about further improvements, post them at this site. We promise you we will discuss them and implement them if possible.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Registrations are becoming Sub-Accounts

We are upgrading visitor registrations into fully working sub-accounts. The main perk of this upgrade is an improved functionality for both visitors and photo owners. This change will also allow us to build further upon this feature bringing you a unique customer-seller interface.
Once your visitor comes to your bluemelon site, she/he will be able to log in to her/his own sub-account using the registration panel. If she/he is not already registered, an email and password are required to sign up. The registration allows the photos owner to easily view any photos liked or purchases made by the particular visitor.
Sub-accounts are very simple visitor-specific accounts. They do not include storage, no confidential data are required, and each sub-account is connected with a specific bluemelon account only.
Now, you and your visitors have a great way to communicate.