Posts Tagged ‘facebook’

ssl & Facebook & co

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Today we have two bits of information for the security interested:

  1. All data you enter in your Phixr settings – usernames, passwords, PINs, etc. – is from now transferred over the web in a safe, encrypted way via SSL (https). You might notice this fact through a security warning from your browser, which is totally safe to ignore: Since Phixr otherwise only uses unencrypted data transfers, there is a necessary “switch back”  from encrypted to unencrypted transfer after saving your settings. Some browsers consider this “switch” a reason to warn.
  2. Facebook has been supporting encryption (https) for a while; Phixr as a Facebook app now also works for those who use Facebook with encryption (https).

Happy phixing!

Phixr Photo Editor ->, Facebook update

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

In the last couple of hours Phixr might have reacted strangely. This was due to extensive database and code updates – and a change of domain names for the Spanish and German versions of Phixr.

From now on, the Spanish version is found at and the German one at

In the process we unfortunately had to disconnect all users of phixr in Spanish and German from Facebook, MySpace, Photobucket and Picasa Web Albums.

Our appologies.

In other news, we adopted Facebook’s new authentication scheme. Don’t get shocked – for Phixr to provide all its previous services, it needs all those permissions and intends no harm. For the privacy interested, here’s what we do:

Access my public information“: Phixr only uses your name in case you tag yourself in a photo, and the list of your friends. No other information is accessed or used.

Post to my Wall“: As dangerous as this might sound, in fact, this is only needed to upload photos to your albums. Phixr does not “post” anything “to your wall”.

Access my photos and videos“: This is for allowing Phixr to download your photos from Facebook, including photo tags. Phixr does not even touch your videos.

Access my friends’ information“: This is for accessing (speak: reading) photo tags in your photos, targeting your friends, and for being able to download your friends’ photos. No other action is performed.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to comment to this post.

Again, sorry for the hiccups earlier today.

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Phixr vs. Facebook

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

Did you know that Phixr is also available as a Facebook-app? It’s public profile page is here.

To be honest, it’s not really a Facebook app. Phixr’s interface is too big to fit into Facebook’s small working area, and re-sizing it would leave you with an unusable miniture. So we decided to integrate at least a part of Phixr into Facebook.  In essence, you can login, sign-up and select the photo to edit inside Facebook, the rest will be happening in a new window or tab.

BTW, if you like Phixr, we’d be grateful for a review (clicking on the stars does nicely, if you are lazy) or if you even became a fan. Not fishing here, really.

Phixr fixing week!

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Phixr got a few new features during the last few days:

  • Phixr now supports uploading photos to Twitter! You can tweet directly from inside Phixr now.
  • Phixr now has a new Facebook entry page. You can choose the photo to edit directly from within Facebook, without the cumbersome step of authorizing Phixr first.
  • Phixr has a new way to transfer photos from Photobucket and we now also support group albums.
  • We improved SmugMug support. This is much faster now.
  • Photo rotation is improved. You can now rotate photos of any size. However, larger photos will be clipped to the actual photo area, no background added.
  • You can now print your photo on your local printer.
  • Bugfixes in speech bubble, lomo and round corners tools. We apologize for eventual inconveniences.

New interface; Hello, Facebook.

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

Now, let’s see. Been a while… Anyway, despite or efforts currently being focussed on a different project, we can happily announce that we fulfilled some of your wishes. One of those was adding support for Facebook. Voila, there you go. (Did anyone actually ever use Costco? We kicked it out, if anyone wonders.)

The most prominent change happened on the interface side though. Hope you folks like it… Cu!