Sunday, May 24, 2009

Colored Themes in their final look released

All colored Themes for free users are fully functional, it means that now you may change the lookout of your Homepage - "Your Photos" tab - and the coloring of your Albums with just a few clicks in "Control Panel". For easier management, "Control Panel" has also been arranged in a more logical way into these tabs: "Homepage", "Albums", "Photos", "General Settings" and "Organize in Categories". To manage the Themes, you have to access either the "Homepage" tab or the "Albums" tab, as the Themes can be chosen separately for these two groups. Or you may choose another coloring for a specific Album in Album "Settings" or by clicking the "Change look" button.

The Themes determine the visual appearance of a chosen window by applying different color saturations to its background, frames, or the like. Sometimes the best effect can be reached by applying similar color as the one in your Photos like choosing the Green Theme for your "forest" Album. But if you have simple line art Photos, a better way may be in choosing opposite colors, something that strengthens the Photo simplicity by "blackness".

We are planning to release another set of elegant Themes soon, but only available to our Pro users.

Do not forget to click the “Save” button for your changes to take effect when using “Control Panel” and sometimes even reload your windows because some of the browsers load your previous coloring from theirs memory.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Flash-based alternative to Java uploader released

There is a fourth uploader available to choose from. It requires Flash 10 to work but it manages things like Full-screen mode or Creating New album together with its access mode. In a case your Flash is older it enables you a direct update to the newest version.

We have tried to design a functional and easy to work-with design. Thus we have split the whole uploading process to three steps - each one required by the other uploaders as well - but this time only fulfilling the first step allows you to proceed further and so on. The first step is choosing an album or - a new time-saving feature - creating one and setting its access mode using the uploader. The second step is the addition of your Photos and the third step is starting the upload process.

As usual, you may add titles, description and tags during the second step and see whether your Photo has been uploaded already or not. But with our Flash Uploader you may work in the full-screen mode to view your Photos without the browser’s buttons.