After paying $100/year for 7 years, i was thrilled to see that zenfolio is now allowing the storage of RAW files alongside JPG files. This is a feature that potentially makes Lightroom/zenfolio integration a much smoother experience for us professionals.
But why in the world would RAW files incur the additional, significant cost when i'm already paying for unlimited storage?! I have read zenfolio's lame explanation that RAW files are "different", because they are so much larger and the fees are necessary to offset the additional load on your servers. But i find this sort of reasoning insulting to my intelligence. TIF files are allowed to be stored under your current unlimited policy, but RAW files are not? A TIF files is almost exactly the same size as a RAW file, so why the extra fees? It strikes me as an artificial hurdle to have to manage JPGs and TIFs separately, or get to handle JPG's and RAW files alongside each other, like they should be, only by paying a sizable extra fee.
I have loved being a zenfolio customer for 7 years and counting, but if this policy stands, i will not be renewing my membership after my current term runs out. I find money gauging like this unacceptable and unworthy of an amazing service like zenfolio has been.
Am i the only one who feels that this is not a policy worthy of zenfolio?