In December 2011, I had the opportunity to interview the ZangZing CEO, Joseph Ansanelli, on Not Another Mac Podcast (Episode #34).
At the time the service was new and ticked all the boxes when offering a complete solution for storing your photographs online.
Recently, I received word that they would be shutting down as at August 31st, 2012. From the 2 July, 2012 no new accounts can be created.
They have published a series of instructions on how to download any stored content off the service.
The below is taken from the home page of their site:
Unfortunately, we have some sad news to share.
On August 31st, we will be shutting down ZangZing and permanently deleting all photos, contact information, and account information. Starting today, we will no longer accept new users to join or new photos to be uploaded.
To download your original photos, please follow these steps:
1. Sign in at www.zangzing.com/signin
2. Mouse-over the album you would like to download
3. Click the "i" menu and choose Download. This will create a Zip file of all the original photos in that album. Once each album is completed, then begin the next album download as simultaneous downloads can become corrupted by some web browsers
4. Repeat this for all your albums
Thank you for sharing our same passion for design, privacy, and group photo sharing. You inspired us.
The ZangZing Team'
I have sent an email to the CEO to see if he will be interviewed on Not Another Mac Podcast to discuss the closure. If accepted this will be available in the near future. Please make sure you subscribe to the podcast by clicking here.