My blog is http:merovee.wordpress.com . I tried to import an image from PicApp.com . They are saying we have to import a widget which is not WordPress.com compatible and ominously says they will support images already embedded for now . I’d rather half my images didn’t disappear . Has anybody heard anything ?
Have you followed these no widget required use the shortcode instructions for wordpress.com blogs? http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/picapp/
wordpress.com official announcement re: picapp shotcode for wordpress,com blogs http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2009/10/06/premium-images-picapp/
Is this the entry over at picapp you are referring to?
Yes – it implies we are unable to use Picapp.com without the widget . Before it was just a matter of copying and pasting but now it seems we have to register for this widget and download it or maybe I am misunderstanding the situation .
I just sent them feedback on their website and will post back here should they sent a reply
Looks like I’m behind in my reading. :) Seems like they’re waiting for something on WordPress.com’s side.
I’m surprised too. If the shortcode worked then why is a widget required?
In the blog my old images are showing them with the new system at the moment but they hint that this maybe temporary . I thought the new system was that the Happiness Engineers were going to check forum questions first or has this become too troublesome ? Not that I’m unhappy with your reply – it confirms how I read it but it would be nice to hear these announcements from official sources . Reading between the lines it seems the trouble lies at this end .
If you want to contact Staff please use this link > http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/
Thanks for your help – I’ll do that .
Best wishes. :)
I’m using Picapp images on both my internal and external sites and haven’t installed any widget. I doubt I will do it either. Will let you know if they start taking their old images down.
I just checked my external blog, http://ayyyy.com and it appears that their script has overridden my own code and turned ALL my images into links to their site. Since I always link the image to its source, this is EXTREMELY problematic and I will stop using Picapp immediately on all my blogs.
They’ve gone rogue!!!!
They picked the wrong day to do it. I have to contribute to two tech blogs today and I feel like emailing Valleywag too.
Go for it.
Hi Guys ,
picapp just launch its new product , the picapp widget , that turns every static image into a dynamic photo gallery. We built this tool based on feedback we got from many of you guys and are very pleased from the initial results.
Clarification #1 –> do you have to install the widget? :
no. installing the widget is not mandatory at all. you do it only if you like it and see the value in installing it! what we do ask however is for you to register on the new site.
Clarification #2 –> does the new widget is wp.com supported
Clarification #3 ( @raincoaster) –> does the widget “takes over” images you are not interested to be dynamic?
we specifically designed a dashboard function to enable you to control on which site section you want the widget to be active . we also provide in our support page specific instructions for how to disable a specific image . http://support.picapp.com/entries/261665-picapp-widget-is-taking-over-my-image-original-links
Clarification #4 –> what will happen with the already used images and with the shortcode support?
due to insufficient interest , we cant continue to support the shortcode for much longer and we are in discussion with the wp.com team to find a solution that will enable the already-published images to stay on the blogs.
hope this is helpful!
@eyalg, you do realize that for those here at wordpress.com that are using your images how much this sucks?
I received a reply from WordPress.com . I asked whether we would be able to use PicApp and if our images alrady posted would survive . The answer was – We don’t know at this time .
It wont look good for WordPress if we are the only blogging platform which doesn’t support PicApp and I don’t fancy going through a years worth of posts .
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