Picapp.com

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  • #534596

    merovee
    Member

    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 ?

    #534704

    timethief
    Member

    Have you followed these no widget required use the shortcode instructions for wordpress.com blogs? http://en.support.wordpress.com/images/picapp/

    #534705

    timethief
    Member

    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?
    http://support.picapp.com/entries/252028-i-m-using-wordpress-com-do-you-support-it

    #534707

    merovee
    Member

    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 .

    #534708

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Sadly, it looks as though PicApp no longer supports WordPress.com’s shortcode, at least I could not find anything on their site about it. It’s either the download the plugin, which we can’t do, or use the javascript version, which we also can’t do.

    I just sent them feedback on their website and will post back here should they sent a reply

    #534711

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Looks like I’m behind in my reading. :) Seems like they’re waiting for something on WordPress.com’s side.

    #534712

    timethief
    Member

    I’m surprised too. If the shortcode worked then why is a widget required?

    #534719

    merovee
    Member

    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 .

    #534722

    timethief
    Member

    If you want to contact Staff please use this link > http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

    #534723

    merovee
    Member

    Thanks for your help – I’ll do that .

    #534725

    timethief
    Member

    Best wishes. :)

    #534734

    raincoaster
    Member

    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.

    #534763

    raincoaster
    Member

    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.

    #534764

    They’ve gone rogue!!!!

    #534767

    raincoaster
    Member

    They picked the wrong day to do it. I have to contribute to two tech blogs today and I feel like emailing Valleywag too.

    #534768

    Go for it.

    #534769

    raincoaster
    Member
    #534778

    eyalg
    Member

    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
    no.

    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!
    Eyal

    #534784

    @eyalg, you do realize that for those here at wordpress.com that are using your images how much this sucks?

    #534841

    merovee
    Member

    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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