13
Apr

Hi supporters of Picblaze,

It is Mathias, the founder of Picblaze.com and I have news of a heavy-hearted decision I had to make:

Picblaze.com is shutting down.

Why? Picblaze.com does not have enough paying subscribers to keep the site running. The fundamental problem is that the business model was too ambitious. The idea was to attract users with the promise of unlimited image uploads, and for a premium, paying subscribers could unlock additional features. The target audience was quite broad: going from photographers to family pictures to website image offloading.

Since September 2016 Picblaze has not been accepting new users. I focused my efforts on converting existing users to paying subscribers. It had some success, but in the end the vision was too ambitious.

In December 2016 I launched a new site, Img.vision specifically aimed at webmasters who want to offload their images: get image storage and speed up their image loading. The central idea is that Img.vision is easy and intuitive to use while providing reliability and speed that typically requires deep technical knowledge. I invite you to take a look if this sounds like what you need. Anyone that signs up now gets a free trial of 1 month.

What are the consequences for Picblaze:

  • Registering new accounts is not possible (has not been since Sept 2016)
  • Paying subscribers will be personally contacted by me to discuss the options
  • Images will stay online until Sept 1st 2017, that’s roughly 4 months from now
  • Users can contact me using the contact form to request a download link to a zip of all their images

If you have specific questions or want to reach out you can do so using the contact form.

Thanks to all supporters.

Best regards
Mathias
Founder Picblaze.com

 

» without comments




24
Sep

We’ve added a new feature to the list of PRO features: the list layout view.

Here’s a snippet:

Picblaze list view

This was a requested feature during the last survey we sent out. The user who first requested this is receiving a free 30 day upgrade to a PRO account. Congratulations!

» without comments




18
Jun

We’ve released a new update that adds robustness to our core application and improve your privacy.

The following sections are affected:

  • editing albums
  • changing privacy
  • deleting albums

Please take into account the notes next to these features. The main consequence for you is that if an album contains images the mentioned action are no longer possible. This means these type of changes need to be done before adding images. Not only the robustness of our app is improved, this also improves your privacy.

If you have specific questions, please use the contact form to contact us.

» without comments




19
Mar

We’ve just released an update that makes the website mobile and tablet aware.
In the industry this is called making your website responsive.

For those interested we chose to use the open-source Bootstrap framework from twitter.

Enjoy this update!

» without comments




04
Mar

We’ve introduced a change to the account benefits.

Here are the changes for FREE accounts:

  • Uploads are capped at 25 per week
  • The first 15 days uploads after registering there is no upload cap

To compensate professional usage is now allowed for FREE accounts and we’ve drastically lowered the price of a PRO account!

A monthly subscription used to cost $9.95 and now costs $3.13. That’s less than a third!
If you choose for a yearly subscription the price per month is now as low as $2.08!

Upgrade today!

» without comments