Archive for April, 2006

Blue friday?

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

New feature: Phixr now supports uploading photos to fotolog.com and buzznet.com. In order to use this feature, you must supply an e-mail address in your settings. Otherwise, this feature is pretty self-explaining. Seems I keep repeating myself :)

Also, I temporarily increased the maximum photo size to 1280×1024, and also the quality for jpeg compression. This is an experiment for the performance capabilities of our servers. Until further notice.

There came some complaints about the quality of the photo during and after processing them. Folks, let me remind you: What you *see* is NOT what you get. Download and save the photo with the buttons below the photo, or e-mail or upload it to any of the supported sites and you get the REAL photo.

Boring thursday

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

New feature: Phixr now supports uploading photos by e-mail. For this purpose, you get a PIN code, which is displayed and can be changed in your settings. The e-mail address to mail your photos to is USERNAME.PIN@phixr.com – where USERNAME is your username and PIN is the said PIN code, consisting of 5 digits.

Furthermore, your Photobucket username and “mobile upload PIN” can be saved as well. However, you can still enter or change it when uploading photos to photobucket.com.

On a sidenote, the Russion version of the Wallstreet Journal and the Financial Times wrote about Phixr yesterday. Nice….

New features

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

Many new features this time:

Upload per Windows XP Web Publishing Wizard: Please go to the “Settings” page to learn more about this and to install the required file.

Upload per “Phixr Instant Upload Tool”: Another new way to upload photos into your Phixr account. Quite handy, actually: Say, you surf the web and want to upload a photo you just found on some site. Simply activate a bookmark (or, as Internet Explorer users would call it: a favorite), and be presented a selection of images of this site. Then you just need to click on the photo or image of your choice, and voila, it will be uploaded to your phixr account.

Otherwise, just page design changes.

Whazzup

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

Added the forums yesterday.

Got much mail about the ads and that they are annoying. Folks, please understand that this site is free for you. Free as in beer. I tried to reduce the amount and size of the ads to a minimum and also played with the location. Hope this makes the whole thing a little less annoying. Let me know if you have any suggestions.

Also, I got mail asking for support of other photo sites like photobucket.com or imageshack.us. First off, photobucket doesn’t seem to have an API suitable for phixr. As regards imageshack, I contacted them but got no reply yet. So please be patient.

Calming down

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

Added the text tool today. Hope this satisfies your wishes, Steve.

Editor now scrolls down to photo after editing operations; color picker is a bit bigger.

People, if you like this site, spread the word and the link!

First post

Monday, April 10th, 2006

Welcome to phixr, folks!

First off, who and what “is” phixr? Answer: Phixr is a two-man show. I (Thomas) had the idea when I was abroad, passing by an internet cafe and lacking a photo processor at hand (read: on the computer I got at this cafe). I hope you find phixr as useful as I do.

And before I forget, there are two more issues I would like to mention at this point:

If the application behaves strangely in the first weeks this might be my fault as I constantly update it. This may cause some delays in operation, which I will try to keep to a minimum.

Also, I intend to set up a forum within the next few days where you can post your comments, report bugs and chat about your experiences with phixr. In the meantime, if you feel the urge, please e-mail me. The address is found on the Terms Of Service page.

PS: Please don’t complain about the google ads. The site is funded out of our very own pockets and bills have to be paid. If you are interested in funding this site or advertising on this site, please contact me. The more revenue is made from the ads, the higher the chances that this site will survive.