Archive for March, 2007

Espablog

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Elsa says: Estamos super orgullosísimos de finalmente poder presentar nuestra versión alla spañola :-) . Nos faltan un par de cosillas todavía, pero estamos trabajando en ello. A divertirse pues!

Ben says: Well, that was a head-start. We will be launching the spanish site (http://es.phixr.com) in the very near future (like this weekend or, at least, on Monday).

Thomas says: Correction. It has been launched. http://es.phixr.com

Webshots

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Webshots upload finally works. Took a while, so we are sorry for all inconvenience.

Welcome Picasa

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Let’s welcome another major photo sharing site to phixr: Google’s Picasa Web Albums are as of today fully supported (for down- and uploading).

Meanwhile, we have been working hard on the spanish version of phixr, soon to appear at www.phixr.es. We estimate its launch sometime next week.

Have a nice weekend! – and sorry for the service interruptions on Friday.

Speedup

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Did some tunings in order to reduce browser load. Phixr now runs much faster in your web browser.

Friday, finally

Friday, March 9th, 2007

Hm, what’s up this time. Oh yes, the crop tool now allow saving the cropped part as a separate photo. Handy if you, for instance, want to cover a part of a scanned piece of paper.. clip out a completely white part, and “paste” it over the part to be covered. How to “paste”? That’s where the updated mix tool comes into play: You can now use the marked area for specifying the exact position of the other photo to be mixed into the first one. If you set the mixing opacity so that the mixed-in photo completely covers the current photo, you’re finished!

Some fixes

Thursday, March 8th, 2007

Today we fixed a few minor bugs, so please excuse a few service interruptions. Many thanks to the folks at East Lothian Glow and Musselburgh Grammar School.

New despeckle algorithm

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

Phixr now has a new despeckle algorithm (to be exact, it uses algorithms described in “Fast Anisotropic Smoothing of Multi-Valued Images using Curvature-Preserving PDE’s.” by D. Tschumperle (published in the International Journal of Computer Vision, IJCV(68), No. 1, June 2006, pp. 65-82).
demo_desp

This method achieves wonderful results with noisy images, but is really slow compared to phixr’s previous (yet still available) method. So please, don’t beat your browser, it actually takes that long.

Still nothing new regarding webshots. Upload still fails. We appologize.

Photobucket support extended

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Photobucket support is now extended as Phixr lets you download photos from photobucket to Phixr as well now. However, since this works differently than the upload (which requires you to enter username and mobile upload PIN), here are a few words: For downloading images from photobucket, you need to log into photobucket from inside the phixr website. After that you can browse your photobucket album(s). In order to grab a photo and drag it to Phixr, please use the “Transfer this photo to Phixr”-button in the bottom.

Note: There is also an “upload” button (and a file selector field immediately above) which allow uploading photos to photobucket. With these, you can only upload files from your computer, not photos that are currently stored in your phixr account. Last but not least, the “Logout”-Link in the top right of the photobucket “window” logs you out from photobucket, not phixr.

No news on the Webshots front, unfortunately. Uploading still fails.