Special offers for your Diwali

October 21, 2008 at 10:05 pm

Sparkling wishes for a Happy Diwali!image

Diwali wishes from our family to yours!  This holiday season, we celebrate the   joyous festival of lights by wishing every ZoomIn member prosperity, peace and happiness – always.

While getting together with beloved friends and family, during Diwali vacation; whether at the movies with your group, or shopping at the multi-colored markets, we hope you capture and celebrate the many sparkling moments of magic and joy.

We’re pleased to offer you a couple of gifts to make your festive purchases even more special.

Get a free poster with your order

imageEnjoy a free 16×20 collage poster when your order is over Rs. 150 ($4.00).  Why not create your own collage of this Diwali’s favorite moments?  Use code DIWALIPOSTER during checkout to get your free poster.

Here’s a tip – select a location for your poster first.  It may be the kid’s room or that corner above your dining table – then pick an orientation and theme on ZoomIn.

A free 2 GB pen drive – while they last.

It’s time to upgrade that pen drive / thumb drive / USB drive!  Get a whopping 2 GBimage drive completely free with any purchase over Rs. 250 ($7.00).  Your photos are getting bigger and moving them from one computer to another is now going to be so much easier.  This high quality drive is worth over Rs. 400 (about $10) but we are throwing it in for free with any qualifying order.  No need to go someplace else to redeem – just enter the code DIWALIOFFER during checkout.  We will include the free pen drive in your order package.  Toss it into your laptop bag or carry it on your key chain – its handy and an essential part of life in the digital age!

PS – Shoppers in currencies other than Indian Rupees please use the codes DIWALIPOSTERS and  DIWALIOFFERS

Now upload from your desktop

October 13, 2008 at 11:50 am

Introducing the ZoomIn Desktop Uploader – no web browser required.  The Uploader is our take on the very impressive, open source, Flickr Uploadr.  (We left the “e” in the name of our version.)

Zoomin Desktop Uploader

Available both for the Mac and PC, the Uploader lets you add a bunch of photos by simply dragging and dropping your photos into a window like the one above.

In Windows, an ‘Upload to ZoomIn’ option also gets added to the Auto Play menu and you will see it when you insert a memory card from your camera or a CD containing photos into your computer.

The Uploader has many features designed to make getting photos into your albums at ZoomIn a breeze.  You can also work completely offline until you are ready to transfer the photos.  It supports organizing photos into different albums within the same batch, adding photo tags, place tags and setting privacy options.

Most importantly, it can resize your photos before they get uploaded, so they get transferred really fast.  If you do this, remember to keep a backup of your photos somewhere on your computer.   Also, if you plan on buying photo gifts like calendars, you should select the largest size or skip resizing completely.

Click here to download the Windows version Version: 1.0.8
Size: 7.4 Mb
System requirements: Windows XP, Vista, 7
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Click here to download the Mac version
Version: 1.0.8
Size: 18.5 Mb
System requirements: Mac OSX 10.4+

iPhoto plug-in now available

October 9, 2008 at 11:29 am

If you are an iPhoto user on the Mac, you will be thrilled to hear this news.  We are pleased to announce the launch of our iPhoto plug-in.  You can download it here.

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To use it, within iPhoto simply select a bunch of photos and then File – Export.  Select the ZoomIn tab and you will see a window like the one above.  Sign In to your account and set your export preferences from the various options.  The plug-in is loaded with features.  You can resize the images for a faster upload on slow connections.  You can also specify regular tags, place tags and the privacy settings for the photos.    Click on Export and your photos will get uploaded one at a time to your ZoomIn account.  You can work on other things – like sharing this great news with your fellow Mac enthusiasts – while the upload is in progress.  A nifty popup will tell you when it is done.  Thanks for your patience while we built this, I know many of you have been waiting for this.  As always, do let us know if you love this feature or if you have any questions about it.