I've been using Kodakgallery since 2003 (when there weren't many options and I figured Kodak was a good enough name to stay around). I didn't even mind buying stuff form them until photographs became passe.It's one thing to charge, and it's another thing to charge a user $700. But to not even be able to process that order is incompetent and absurd. To be honest, I made the same mistake. I thought Kodak was a good enough brand. Evidently good enough to eat 70 gigabytes of cherished photos and require an open source ruby script to extricate it. Deepak, I'm glad the script ended up being useful for you. User generated content sites of any kind should heed this rule: Let users download their data. Making a buck is fine, and in fact necessary. But when you're dealing with people's memories, do not hold them hostage.
I even tried to buy their Archive CD except their system can't process > 40,000 images via Archive CD.
They keep canceling my order without comment. [ed: emphasis mine]
(Current photo storage: 62.532 GB Used,
Your Archive CD Pricing:
Number of Photos: 42666
Cost of your CD: $667.85 FYI).
Works like a champ. Send me an address and I'll send you some beer or money or something.