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RedCart v4.2 has been released!

You guys asked for it and it’s finally here! Clients can now download all images from their gallery with a single download link. As a matter of fact, you can create an unlimited number of “Download All” type image file downloads with different image resolutions (up to 1800 pixels on the longest edge), and charge a different price for each if you like. If you need to deliver files larger than 1800 pixels on the longest edge, you can queue those up for RedCart Desktop the same way that you did prior to version 4.2.

When delivering a large number of high res files, it’s usually much easier for both the photographer and the customer to deliver the files externally via USB Drive or some other method. For this reason, we also added a feature that allows the photographer to configure any image file download with an External Delivery method such as USB Drive, Dropbox, WeTransfer…etc.

Configuring a “Download All” type download:

1) From your Admin menu, visit Products -> Image File Downloads and click the + sign to create a new IFD
2) Give the download a name and fill in any other options that you want
3) Flip the switch labeled “This is a Download All option” to Yes
4) Save the download option and add it to your gallery’s price group

configuring a download all

Configuring an “External Delivery” type:

1) From your Admin menu, visit Products -> Image File Downloads and click the + sign to create a new IFD
2) Give it a name and fill in any other options that you want
3) Flip the switch labeled “I want to Deliver File(s) Externally” to Yes
4) Choose whether it’s for All Files or just a Single File
5) Save the option and add it to your gallery’s price group

configuring an external delivery method

Here’s the complete list of release notes:

RedCart v4.2 Release Notes:

  • Added a new option to Image File Downloads that indicates if the download is a Download All option. If this option is turned on, the download link will download a zip file of the entire gallery with the files sized based on the Longest Edge setting for the Image File Download.
  • Added a new “I want to Deliver File(s) Externally” option to Image File Downloads that allows the photographer to sell a file or files and deliver the files via an external delivery method such as USB Drive, Dropbox, WeTransfer…etc. If this option is turned on, a download link will not be provided to the customer. Instead, a custom message will be listed in the order email that details how the files will be delivered.
  • Added a new “Gallery Owners Only” option to Image File Download configurations. This enables the photographer to have more control over download options that are available for gallery owners versus other gallery visitors.
  • Made changes to the Disk Space Cleanup Utility in the Admin to include “Download All” zip files in the disk space calculations for image file downloads.
  • Made changes to the Disk Space Cleanup Utility in the Admin to include “Download All” zip files when deleting files to free up disk space on the server.
  • Made changes to the Order Details screen in the Admin to include “Download All” type downloads in the order details. Also made changes so that the photographer can update the download details for each individual Download All download link.
  • Made changes to the Order Details screen in the Admin to include item details for Image File Downloads that have been configured as an “External Delivery” type download. The photograper can also edit the custom external delivery message directly from the order details page if need be.
  • Made changes to the Order Emails to include details for “Download All” type image file downloads.
  • Made changes to the Order Emails to include details for “External Delivery” type image file downloads.
  • Added new functionality to the cron job that processes galleries and packages them up in zip files that can be downloaded for “Download All” type image file downloads.
  • Added new functionality to the cron job that samples server load averages and saves the samples to the database along with the number of server processors or cores.
  • Added new functionality that automatically throttles the hourly cron job based on the current load on the server. This new algorithm throttles the cron job based on the server’s average load over the last 48 hours as well as the total number of processors that the server is running. This new functionality helps ensure that the server will not become overloaded if many users are purchasing “Download All” type downloads all at the same time.
  • For cases where a server might prematurely kill the cron job before it has finished processing, functionality was added to the cron job so that it will begin processing where it left off on the last run. This ensures that there will always be progress when processing a zip file for a “Download All”, even on servers that limit the time that a cron job can run.
  • Added Disk Space Management features to the cron job so that it will automatically try to minimize the amount of disk space used on the server by automatically deleting “Download All” zip files that are no longer in use.
  • Added Total COGS, Shipping, and Gallery Title(s) to the csv export on the Order Search screen in the Admin.
  • Fixed a bug where multi-select was still allowed when the image list and favorites sections were disabled.
  • Made a modification to the Add To Cart process so that if only one type of product (prints, packages, image file downloads, or store products) are offered for a particular image, that option is pre-selected and the next menu is presented, thus saving your clients an extra click.
  • Made a modification to the Add To Cart process that pre-selects the paper type for an image if only one paper type is offered.
  • Fixed a bug where a product’s addons’ prices were not being set correctly in the cart when the product was in a price group.
  • Removed the sharpening process that happened when downloading Image File Downloads. This process took up way too many server resources which would have made “Download All” type downloads next to impossible. We also received a considerable amount of feedback over the last year that images looked too sharp when downloading images from the cart so we felt it was in everyone’s best interest to remove sharpening completely.

RedCart v4.1.3 Release Notes

RedCart v4.1.3 Release Notes:

  • Fixed a bug where occasionally users were unable to add print packages to their carts.
  • Fixed a bug where the + sign was getting stripped out of gallery titles when checking gallery views on the Gallery Traffic Report.
  • Fixed a rare bug where emails could not be removed from discount restrictions.
  • Added an option to decode protected images on the server side instead of in the browser. This was done as a workaround for those on ISPs that truncate the protected image data in their network architecture.
  • Fixed a bug where store product add-on selections and information was not being displayed in the order details in the Admin AFTER deleting the store product from the system.
  • Added a new tracking number tag to the order status notification email template.
  • Made a change so that the photographer is copied on order status change notification emails.
  • Fixed a bug where the main image was not being filtered out of the gallery images when clicking looping through the images using previous and next, thus causing the main image to be available to order.
  • Fixed a bug where additional logos were not being displayed in the correct area on the Colors and Branding screen in the Admin. Additional logos are now being displayed under the main logo section.
  • Fixed a bug where gallery passwords containing apostrophes would cause Admin links to not work.
  • Added a “Turn Tour Off” button on the tour which turns the tour off from the tour overlay in addition to the control in the main navigation menu.
  • Made performance fixes to the image list and favorites sections. They are now more responsive when working with large sets of images.

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RedCart Desktop v2.0.3 Release Notes:

RedCart Desktop v2.0.3 Release Notes:

  • Fixed a bug where price group could be misassigned in some cases when editing a gallery’s options.
  • Updated the way thumbnail previews are created when generating and adding new images to galleries to prevent slowdowns with large data sets.
  • Added support for multiple folders of images to be added to an already existing gallery at one time.

RedCart v4.1.2 Release Notes

RedCart v4.1.2 Release Notes:

  • Fixed a bug where a gallery with a custom logo would not be accessible via the regular home screen. This bug was introduced in v4.1.0.
  • Fixed a bug where gallery traffic could be logged for Admin sessions when it should not be.
  • Fixed a bug where images from version 3 galleries would not load in some situations.
  • Fixed a bug where the financial data in the Financial Report was not correct when plotting compare with last year.
  • Fixed a bug where navigating through page dots on the home screen and thumbnail views would sometimes skip rows of galleries and images.
  • Fixed a bug where the minimum shipping amount was being charged on orders where Pickup Only was selected as a shipping calculation method.
  • Made a change so that when using the Ballpark shipping calculation method, the shipping minimum will only be charged if there is weight in the order. If the total weight across all products in the order is zero, the shipping charge will be zero.
  • Fixed a bug where orders could show up in the Admin with customer pickup selected as NO when customer pickup is the only option available.
  • Added support for new license plans.

RedCart v4.1.1 Release Notes

RedCart v4.1.1 Release Notes:

  • Fixed a bug where the tour item for the lock icon was not being displayed when logged in with a gallery owner password.
  • Fixed a bug where an error message could be displayed when rating an image for the first time if you are using the developer version of flash player.
  • Added code that fixes a potential database issue where some servers are configured to default database tables to InnoDB instead of using the MyISAM engine.
  • Fixed a bug where the Add-to-Cart One-Line Note was not displaying in the add to cart dialog.
  • Fixed a bug where the system let the photographer enter invalid emails when assigning print credits and restricting discounts to specific email addresses.
  • Fixed a rare issue where some servers would generate a Server 500 Error behind the scenes when trying to log into a gallery. From the front-end perspective, it would appear to have a blank screen after attempting to log in.
  • Fixed a bug where email batches sometimes only sent to some, not all, gallery owner emails.
  • Fixed a bug where very long discount descriptions would cause the scroll bar and submit order button to be inaccessible on the Order Confirmation screen.

RedCart v4.1 Release Notes

RedCart v4.1 Release Notes:

  • Added a “Smart Tour” feature that teaches customers how to use the cart based on how the gallery is configured.
  • Added the ability to modify, activate, and deactivate specific “Tour Items” from Configuration -> “Screen Notes and Text”
  • Added a new gallery level configuration that allows the photographer to turn on “Public Uploading” so that gallery visitors can upload their own high resolution images to the event. Once images are uploaded, prints and other products can be purchased using the uploaded images. Uploaded images are kept private between the uploader and the photographer until the photographer “approves” the uploaded images for other gallery visitors to view. This feature is useful for labs and photographers who print for other photographers. This feature can also be used in combination with the star ratings feature to hold photo contests where viewers rate images to vote.
  • Added a new section to the Screen Notes and Text page that allows the photographer to translate order statuses and payment statuses.
  • Added the sub-gallery menu to the image detail view for quick access to various parts of a gallery.
  • Added the ability to use TLS instead of SSL for SMTP connections.
  • Added a new checkbox to the watermarking settings that allows you center the watermark on mobile devices.
  • Made a change so that gallery owner emails can be comma separated or separated by a semi-colon.
  • Added a feature where mousing over a favorite folder shows which favorite thumbnails are contained within that folder.
  • Made a change so that download links are NOT emailed out when choosing an offline payment method such as Mail a Check or Pay in Studio. When using an offline payment method, the payment status must be updated to Completed and the order email must be re-sent from the Admin to send out the download links. This ensures that payment is received and manually verified by the photographer prior to sending out any download links.
  • Made a change that allows the photographer to create a Spend $x get $y type discount and use it to override the global minimum order amount on an order that has a $0 subtotal.
  • Made a change that filters out all gallery categories from the home screen that do not contain any active galleries.
  • Fixed a bug where the “View All Galleries” label was hard coded on the mobile site so it wasn’t able to be customized. This can now be customized from “Screen Notes and Text” in the Admin.
  • When using a direct store product link on mobile devices, added a new message to the mobile site that indicates that the product is only viewable from a desktop or laptop computer.
  • Fixed a bug where product images were not in the correct sequence order when using a direct product quick link.
  • Updated Order Search, Order Details, and order CSV exports to include translated order statuses and payment statuses.
  • Fixed a bug where scheduled emails were not being sent out when they should have been.
  • Fixed a bug where apostrophes caused issues when creating or modifying an existing image file download.
  • Fixed a bug where apostrophes caused issues when creating or modifying an existing package.
  • Fixed a bug where image collection items could require cropping by the customer even when cropping was not allowed for that image collection item.
  • Fixed a bug where the security warning icon in the Favorites and Image List sections would persist even after logging into all private galleries in a session.
  • Fixed a bug where the business name and first line of the business address was printed on the same line of the Customer Information screen.
  • Fixed a number of usability issues related to favorites folders. They are now much more usable.
  • Fixed a bug where images were not draggable into the comparison boxes when dragged from the watermark.
  • Fixed a bug where RedCart would log an error to the Failed Transactions Report if a refund was issued in Paypal for a specific order.
  • Fixed a bug where pinching to zoom was not working on iOS7 mobile devices.
  • Fixed a bug where the main navigation menu could appear to be cut off when linking directly to the store or a store product.
  • Fixed a bug where an alert was incorrectly being thrown to the screen when editing a product add-on dropdown menu option.
  • Fixed a bug where rating images in compare mode would not always save.
  • Fixed a bug where selecting all in multi-select mode in the favorites seciton would not select all favorites.
  • Made a change to the shipping calculator. Previously, the system would not apply the shipping min or max values if the subtotal was $0. The shipping min and max values will now be applied even if the subtotal is $0.