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New Tookapic is now live

Phew... finally. The new Tookapic is here. A week late, but we finally made it. Welcome. Enjoy the new experience.

Sorry it took so long, but moving 3/4 of a million photos with 13 million likes and 8,5 million tags is not as easy task as I thought it would be.

But it seems to work now.

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Streak broken?

Don't worry about your streak that might have been broken during the migration. Just send me a message using the help widget at the bottom of the site and we'll fix your streak.

Why did we change Tookapic?

We got rid of unused features and implemented the most requested ones. v 5.0 was rewritten and redesigned from scratch. Tookapic will now serve its purpose much better.

Getting There

As you know, the update had to be postponed due to some issues we've uncovered last week. Everything we know about is now fixed, and you should have no problems continuing your 365 project on Tookapic.

However, even though I've tested this new version of the site with dozens of beta testers, I'm pretty sure there's a bunch of bugs still waiting to be found and fixed.

If you think something does not work as expected, please let me know. There's a "Need Help" button in the bottom right corner. Feel free to use it, attach screenshots or other files related to the bug.

We'll be fixing the bugs and improving your experience in the upcoming weeks.

Feedback, please!

I know changes is not something people like. Especially big changes. And I know, it might be tempting to shout out how much you don't like the changes. I get it. But please, give it a week or two and you'll see how much better the site is now.

Let me know what you think of the update in the comments below.

140 comments

Lauren Huston I've only had the chance to check it out through my phone briefly but it looks really nice! Will be able to have a look properly when I get home tonight.

Chen YiZhou Coooool !

Iwona- shadoke Wow! This is very interesting! Congratulations, Paweł!

Jana Babackova For the fist look: Simply amazing! I like the journey timeline, simplified upload, photo filtering and the the badges idea over the points, but at the same time I will miss the color circle around people photos, because that somehow indicated how long is user there and/or how much he/she is active. And the color dots for photo color profile, which was above the # tags in old system, but I guess I am the only one who watch that ;) Are we able to choose cover photo for gallery? One last thing: why the folder icon is green? :)

Paweł Kadysz Thank you! I'm glad you like it.

Badges will replace levels. They will be visible on user's profile photo. You'll be able to choose one of your unlocked badges to show on your avatar.

Folder icon is green if you've added this particular photo to one of your galleries. If you did not, the folder icon will stay gray.

jenth23 Where are the badges?

Paweł Kadysz Coming soon.

Michał Looks great! Congrats... Now let us get used to it ;)

NatZ I really like it! What an amazing job! Now it's time to explore it deeply

Monika Fabcia Amazing job! Congratulations Paweł!

LIDO Congratulations, everything works well.

craig Looks good! Nice clean interface! Well done!

Satoshi T I uploaded a picture and enterd a description through the new interface. A question : Is 'auto tagging' obsolete? I liked it...

Paweł Kadysz Yes, new version does no longer tags your photos automatically. Since tags were mostly used to find photos on stock, we don't need auto-tagging anymore.

jenth23 I liked tags, and often edited them

jenth23 Is there any way to edit photo description to add tags?

Marcin K. @jenth23 Yes! It does not seem intuitive, but easy to do: When you are in the photo view on top right (right to your avatar) you have a gear. Clik on it and choose "edit" from the menu. In the box with the description type something like "#exampletag". And click "Save changes"

Magda Ko I like change, need some time to get use to it ... but where is my photobook I almost finished for 3rd year at Tookapic. It was so pretty :(

Paweł Kadysz New photo editor is in the making. I can guarantee that making a book with this new editor will be so much easier, faster and more satisfying.

Magda Ko there was a few things to be improved but it was not bad, Looking forward to it

120mr I'm waiting for the photobook too and I'm hope it'll similar to old ones ;)

Paweł Kadysz Photobooks format will not change. Just the editor will.

120mr It's so great! :D Thanks!

agnieszka bladzik for me it's bit to cluttered sometimes - maybe I'm stupid but title, description and tags all mesh up together when I scroll over my photos, I would leave the title only when you scroll over
also in activity should I see that someone liked my photo? I have that in notifications
and should my feed page be so short? not even all photos from people I follow?
still good it's finally here

Paweł Kadysz Only now that feed actually got some activity we can improve it. It is short because it only started to serve new content once new Tookapic was launched. You can see all the photos from people you follow here: tookapic.com/photos?stream=fol...

As for activity tab on the homepage - we're tweaking that now as well. The experience should be much improved soon.

120mr Love the font! It's so pretty. And the photo page is fresh. Nice! I have only small problem with titles and descriptions below the photo. It isn't clear for me what is what.

120mr I just see it - the pics on profile page aren't in chronological order. Will it stay?

Maciej Korsan What I like about new Tookapic:
- talks section
- photo view
- overall simplification
- short loading times

What I don't like:
- the homepage/profile view is a mess - photo wall looks squeezed, and I can't focus on one picture, also I've lost the feeling of continuity on a profile page - sometimes mosaic puts photos in wrong order
- hovering over the photo to see description etc.
- vertical photos need to be scrolled on photo view (can't see the whole picture)

Paweł Kadysz - You're right about the homepage. We're working on it now.
- Hovering over the photo - you don't like the effect or the need to hover? In previous version you had to hover as well, but you got much less information on hover.
- Clicking the photo will show you the whole thing at once + EXIF data.

Daniel Borth I agree with Maciej when you click on vertical photos you need to scroll to see whole picture ( at least in safari ) also I see photos form users I don't follow in following tab
but new design is very nice and clean :)

agnieszka bladzik also from notifications bell I would like to directly click and go to eg. comment that someone responded to etc.

Viola Qniej click on the time, not the comment :)

agnieszka bladzik Not straight forward really...

Viola Qniej yes - really unintuitive. maybe Paweł will change it.

vividcolourfabric I want to talk about giving a photo its name and description. You told it's totally remade and I see some similarities to Markdown. Is that it or I'm wrong?

Paweł Kadysz Yes, basic markdown is supported.

jenth23 Great, but where are tags?

vividcolourfabric There's no auto-tagging anymore. I guess it was used for the stock pics part.

jenth23 So how to add tags now?

vividcolourfabric When you describe your pic, just type a hash sign (#) and then your hashtag. Just like that: #tookapic.

jenth23 having to add "#" manually makes it more difficult on mobile

jenth23 Will there be app update?

Krzysztof Maciejewski Simply wow! It is brand new website and looks cool... Some things I will miss, some not, but it is all great adventure to explore... And yes, it will take some time to get used to it :-)

Jan Buchta Ok, my turn. First impresion says it was worth to wait. New Tookapic looks freshy, modern and clearly. Less minimalistic unfortunatelly but pretty good as well.
One thing, I prefered horizontal view than vertical on main page and in profiles. In horizontal mode photos were more exposed. Pictures was at first place an watching photos was easier.
Good point is mobie site works really faster. On mobile devices Tookapic looks just perfect. I like old desktop view because it was simply and minimal. New look is good becouse of functions and usability but mobile site looks so perfect.

agnieszka bladzik i miss simplicity as well - mainly of old stream view - i would leave it with all of the new functions on right/left column

Paweł Kadysz I agree that now, with a lot of content going to the feed it could use some simplicity. We'll be working on that in 2019.

Jan Buchta Yep. I agree. Old simple feed with biggest pics + new functions would be perfect.

jenth23 Maybe add android app first?

Marcin K. there is a mobile version of the page.

Marcin K. Oh... according to "What we plan next" site available here --> trello.com/b/6yjACBf6 they are planning to make an update for the android app.

agnieszka bladzik I can't log out from mobile version by clicking on 'log out button'' also menu in mobile could be still or up button is needed

Jan Buchta You mean iOS app? In my case Android app doesn't work but mobie site is pretty cool. It looks fresh but still simple and minimalist

Paweł Kadysz This should be fixed now. You can track the changes & bug fixes here: notion.so/hop/What-s-new-on-To...

agnieszka bladzik mobile version of the page - not app - confirm it's working now :) thx

Aga Ka Looks good, congratulations Pawel. I will explore it more tomorrow since I am really tired. One question, I see debuts, favourites etc but I don't see group for feedback. Is it me or it isn't there?

Darek Świetna robota, jak mawiał Hancock: good job:-D ale brakuje mi przycisku "wróć na górę" na dole strony.

Maciej Kaleta Tak na gorąco:
Wygląd - super. Gratulacje!
Zestaw funkcji - pewnie da się przyzwyczaić.
Dodawanie tytułu - jak dla mnie zmiana na gorsze. Może jestem już staroświecki, ale nie rozumiem co było skomplikowanego w poprzednim sposobie, że zmianę opisano jako ułatwienie? A tu trzeba wpisać # i pamiętać jeszcze o spacji...

Jan Buchta Tak, poprzednia forma wydawała się w sam raz. Miejsce na tytuł, opis, tagi... Wszytko jasne. Nowa forma - pewnie kwestia przyzwyczajenia, ale gdybym był nowym użytkownikiem i nie przeczytał bym instrukcji jak dodawać (teraz musiałem to zrobić), to do głowy by mi nie przyszło, że trzeba wpisać # spacje itd. ponieważ wszytko jest w jednym polu. Kwestia przyzwyczajenia i będzie ok, ale intuicja nigdy by mi nie podpowiedziała, że w ten sposób trzeba dodawać tytuł i opis ;)

Maciej Kaleta I jeszcze jak się zapomni o spacji po #, to ten # jest w tytule : (
Dawne tytułowanie wróć!

Magda Ko Omg this is not for old people, i can not figure it out

Magda Ko In my stream on mobile I see title twice (bold as a title and in normal text) Photo view this is correct. A bit confusing.

Łukasz Brożek If anybody here noticed that Tookapic allow upload only one photo a day?
Yesterday, December 20th, I wanted upload photo taken December 19th and December 20th, but I couldn't upload second photo. Today I have the same issue.
I see notification: "You’re all good! Your photo calendar is full! Come back in about 16 hours to upload another photo.

Paweł Kadysz It should not be like that. We'll take a look at this issue.

Michał Same here. @Paweł I left you a message in the support chat already.

Magda Ko No problem for me yesterday but one upload from PC second from mobile

agnieszka bladzik I couldn't upload second photo today from my phone, yet allowed me from my laptop ;/

tigg Apologies if this has been answered .... not being able to log onto the old app on my iPhone, I hastily deleted it thinking that if I re-installed the app it would work. The app is no longer on the iTunes store when I search [how stupid of me not to check first]. Am I missing something, is the IOS app in the pipeline ... ?
I am amazed how you have the knowledge and creativity to completely redesign and relaunch the tookapic site and it all works. Many congratulations to all [and just before Christmas too, as if you have nothing else to do with a little one at home!]

Maciej Korsan there is no iOS app anymore - use regular website (works pretty good ;))

tigg Ok thank you. I have put the webpage as a thing on the homepage of my phone ... if that makes sense .....

Maciej Korsan there is an option called 'add to homescreen' :)

Gogi Golzman as i mentioned before, the new version looks G-R-E-A-T!
you guys really did a wonderful job!

now can you explain us how to write "Blog" type Talks? with photos & stuff. i got some great ideas.. of course if its possible :)

Paweł Kadysz No plans for that right now.

Jan Buchta I didn't noticed that at my first impression about new site... There is no photo of the day and no share possibility (before, we had share button next to edit button below photo).

agnieszka bladzik there is photo of the day - one with the star in the corner, but it gets lost in new view

Jan Buchta Really? I didn't catch it. I'm looking on main page now and I still can't see it. Maybe I'm tired today or it's just because of new feed.

Kateli That's a shame !! :0(

Paweł Kadysz You can browse all photos of the day here: tookapic.com/photos?stream=pho...

Łukasz Brożek Can you upload photos?
I cannot upload photo, because widget after "uploading: 100%" is reseting - on PC and mobile.

marta_ii I had the same problem earlier, but in my case it worked after a few minutes and I was able to upload my photo. You need to be patient☺

Marek Szymczuk Can you try in the "Incognito Mode"?

Łukasz Brożek I tried it on few web browsers and still cannot do this.

Marek Szymczuk It should be fixed now. Sorry for the inconvenience! ;)

agnieszka bladzik still I cannot upload from my phone, getting 'upload box' pop up over and over again

Margie I REALLY like it. I wasn't sure at first but somehow I am seeing more work from different photographers and have discovered interesting new people to follow. I think it will help me to not see how many people like others' work, because that can get discouraging sometimes when I don't get as many. I also feel it may encourage more comments which is so nice.
Happy Holidays to all !

Dominique Kinda sad to see most settings have disappeared.

I liked being able to hide my streak and other numbers, I rather not see it or have it on my profile.

Is there a place to control notifications? Before I was able to hide all notifications but notifications for comments.

Jan Buchta On main page -> menu -> settings -> profile -> preferences. There you can mark notifications you wanna get.
Edit: above description id about mobile site. On desktop is even easier. On main page click on profile picture in right corner, settings and preferences.

Daniel Borth but this apply only to email not notifications on the site ( or I didn't find that option )

Jan Buchta Oh yes :/ You're right. I didn't noticed that

Anne I really miss possibility of fast checking days I missed- I have to upload ~60 photos and I need to find them on my computer, but first I have to know which days I'm missing. Maybe I just don't see this function? I liked all "stasistic" panel before. Now, to check missing days I have to click on every photo one by one because it's not even possible to see the date while hovering the mouse cursor over, you only see "Day nr X" :( The only way to see missed days is probably to try upload a photo and then look at the calendar and write down missed days. I did this before and it was ok but my problem is more about this "hovering the mouse cursor over" to quickly see the date. I'm sorry, this comment is a bit messy but I hope it would be enough understandable

Paweł Kadysz When you upload a photo - try changing the date, a calendar will pop up showing you which days you have missed.

But you're right - this could be improved. I'm adding this to our to-do list.

Anne I know, I'm using this "method" now (it's "try upload a photo and then look at the calendar and write down missed days") Anyway, I shouldn't have done so big gaps in uploading in the first place ;) Thanks!

Anne I just came to another thing- maybe somebody already wrote it- but now, when I received an answer and likes from you, I coundn't get here directly from notifications (if I remember correctly it was possible in the previous version). Now it's not a problem because I know in which topic I made a comment but it could be hard when for example you write a lot or you would receive a comment in some really old photo
Edit: Okay, I found it in this topic, you need to click on the time in the notification

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jenth23 Exactly my problem.

Viola Qniej I miss the share buttons and watermark - will it come back? and I do not like the new layout of photos - in my opinion the title and the description of the photo are not necessary, it causes confusion and makes the pictures are not in the same row, which really annoys me (wrr!)

Jan Buchta Yep. I think the same. Missing share button and new layout. This new one is ok but in old versions photos were on first place. Bigger photos on main page. It was easier to watch photos. Tiled layout looks modern and interesting but it is not so clear and simple like before.

Viola Qniej hmm... it does not look modern and interesting, just like instagram - the hash rules. besides, in photography I'm interested in a picture, not a title or a signature. and here my eyes are jumping like crazy and looking for some order that does not exist and it pisses me off :P

Jan Buchta Exactly. This is the essence " in photography I'm interested in a picture..." Old view was better in this point. I agree with that ;)

Michał @Paweł, hass streak calculation changed in nev version? I've uploaded my pic yesterday and at my feed I can see that 9 hours left. I suppose in such case it should be 1 day and 9 hours, right?

Marek Szymczuk It only shows that you can upload a photo. :P

Michał Kinda misleading, but thanks for clarification ;)

Jennifer Missed in beta somehow, but noticing now... there's no way to navigate to next day / previous day when you're actually viewing the photo on its own page. You can see the previous day on your own journey marker, but that's it as far as I can tell. Am I just missing something really obvious?

Paweł Kadysz Try keyboard arrows.

Jennifer Perfect! Is it swipe on mobile?

Jan Buchta I wanted to post about no possibilities to navigate to next day/ previous day when you're actually viewing the photo on its own page (there is no arrows under the photo like in previous version). Now I just want to say wow! :D Keyboard arrows work! So simple and so great feature. I don't know if it worked on previous page (I was using arrows on screen) but now this is one of my favouite functions ;)

Łukasz Brożek I see notifications about new replies on this talk, but I cannot see what's new...

agnieszka bladzik yeah - the same here, at least it's hard to find in all hidden relies (when there are more then 4 replies to someones post), also new 'red' dot is to similar to heart icon when you like the comment; one more thing [already raised that in beta) is that you got "community (1)" even if you reply to the talks

Łukasz Brożek I didn't noticed before that here's a button "load more". Now I see new comments.
Hidden replies confuse me too.

Maybe it's my fault, but I feel lost in this new Tookapic design.

jokele Me too - I fell in the same trap and haven't noticed the button as well.

Julie Anyone know if it’s possible to reset the streak? I know that was possible with the old tookapic. So you kept your old photos, but your streak and year resets

Satoshi T I have some question about membership fee. Is the current membership a $36 annual fee course only? If I want to support tookapic , can I keep $69 annual fee? and There used to be SuperHero to support Tookapic, will you abolish it?

120mr I liked pics from places galleries, now there is only a list with names. Covers were more attractive. But countries names are great!

120mr Exif data for me is very important. This is the part of learning. Now you have to click to see it. On mobile- to click and to scroll. And one more thing is inconvenient - on pc to see the whole pic - you have to click on it. Usually you click to see enlargement. Now default pic is a piece of the picture.

120mr Beside the exif data I miss easy access to dates. Now you can see the number of days only. You have to click to see a date. For me pics are attached to the date, the specific day of my life, no abstract number which isn't related to number of everyday pic for me - I've started taking them over five years ago. With chaotic layout (no chronology order) and no visible dates there is no clear timeline.

Paweł Kadysz Noted. But I need you to be patient. The experience will improve but we need time to implement the fixes.

120mr Thanks! I completely understand :)

Gosia Oh man!
I really miss the likes. And I'm not even an active user anymore.
The reason is this: I've just dropped by to see how everyone is doing cause I still feel like a part of this place etc etc....
...And I've noticed Iwona 365th photo (tookapic.com/shadoke) . Great right?! I've left her a nice comment and then I wanted to do what I always used to do in a situation like this. Display her most LIKED photos. Like those most appreciated by the community.
It's impossible now :( I remember her awesome photos from the summer but I can't find them easily now. Like those foggy lake pics? Remember them? Those were EPIC!!!

Anyhow...

Have a great year everybody :)

Paweł Kadysz tookapic.com/shadoke?stream=po... there you go :) it's still possible to sort someone's photos by number of likes.

Ian Prince Yeah but the word "Latest" is missing the little pop-down icon that shows Popular and Oldest sort items. Took me ages to find...

Gosia Hahaha! Thanks!
Omg I didn't see that button and I looked for so hard :D
And here I'm rambling I feel stupid now!
OK, the next question.
How do I get to the "finishers" view, was it called like that in the prev version?

Ian Prince Well there's no button to find, that's the problem, it's missing :)

Gosia Yeah, button, link, potato, potato :)

Dave Fritz I like the new format pretty much. It will take a little while to really get to know the new program. Thanks for the effort

jenth23 Where are the badges?
I do miss the camera stats. I wrote down my top ten cameras from the old version, hoped the new version would give me access to a list of all cameras I used :/
(there were 31)

Anne I love today's changes: possibility of easy adding a title again; horizontal photo layout (much cleaner and easier to watch photos), dates when you hover the mouse cursor over and on the main page all categories in one line, great!

Michał Kubalczyk Okay, so I'll just quickly add a few thoughts from me:

+ Love the journey's timeline idea
+ Definitely that was a good move to add the title input once again, I couldn't get how it worked on the first version

- Viewing vertical photos is annoying right now, I need to scroll back and forth to see the whole pic, so actually can't focus on it properly...
- I miss the exif data shown here, it was really useful peace of info
- Still not sure about showing the number of the day on a pic instead of the date when it was taken, it's more difficult now to find the specific one

LIDO Everything runs, Paweł, you're the Great.

Marta Tomaszewska After all those days on new tookapic I've just starting to wonder... is it any particular reason why on desktop (full HD) view of the page I need to check weekly themes each time going into dropdown menu, just because it didn't managed to fit by the super-wide search box, that I didn't used yet? :D

Maybe it's possible to have full menu displayed on high resolutions? Or have a current weekly theme somehow displayed?

Shawn I like that idea, because I almost always forget to check the theme.

Maciej Kaleta Używam właściwie tylko wersji mobilnej. Chyba dość niedawno zmienił się znowu trochę wygląd. Moje wrażenia:
- Jak dla mnie poprzedni wskaźnik postępu projektu w formie kółeczka i procent był bardziej atrakcyjny dla oka
- Pod zdjęciami nie ma od jakiegoś czasu w ogóle tytułu - dopiero jak się wejdzie w odsłonę zdjęcia. Przydałby się ten tytuł...
- Jeszcze przed "wielkimi zmianami" można było dodać zdjęcie do tematu tygodnia przez zaznaczenie przyciskiem, teraz trzeba wpisać "theme-...". Czy dałoby się to przywrócić?
- Pewnie szans na wybór wersji językowej polski/angielski nie ma?

Paweł Kadysz - Tytuł jest pod zdjęciami ale _tylko_ jeśli ktoś ten tytuł doda. Pod zdjęciami bez tytułu, tytułu nie ma
- Dodawanie tematu tygodnia zostanie w takiej formie jak aktualnie. Wcześniejszy sposób był "zbyt łatwy". Efekt był taki, że ludzie klikali bezmyślnie w "dodaj do tematu tygodnia" przy zdjęciach, które z tym tematem nie miały nic wspólnego.
- Wersję językową wciąż można wybrać: tookapic.com/settings

Maciej Kaleta Z tym tytułem to coś nie gra, bo ja tytuł daję zawsze i jak przeglądam swój profil, to go nie widać. Zresztą nie tylko u mnie tak jest.
Z tematem tygodnia, to rzeczywiście ma sens...
Ustawienia sobie popróbuję...

Maciej Kaleta Okazuje się, że chyba tytuł zdjęcia wyświetla się jedynie wtedy, kiedy autor doda jeszcze opis do zdjęcia. Przypuszczam, że to nie zamierzony efekt...
Język - mam ustawiony polski, a wchodząc w temat tygodnia sam temat i jego opis jest w języku Szekspira. Chodziło mi spolszczenie na tym poziomie... Jest to możliwe w jakiś sposób?

Paweł Kadysz Jest możliwe. Co prawda to 2x więcej pracy dla mnie, ale postaram się od tej pory tłumaczyć tematy tygodnia.

Maciej Kaleta Jestem mile poruszony dbałością o jednostkę. Jednak jeśli nikt więcej nie podnosił tego tematu i miałoby to być tylko dla mnie, to nie nakładaj sobie dodatkowej roboty - dam radę...

Łukasz Brożek Poprzedni wskaźnik postępu też wydawał mi się przyjemniejszy dla oka. :P
Fajną opcją byłoby zobaczyć też tytuły zdjęć (nad/pod numerem zdjęcia) po najechaniu na nie myszką - czy to na stronie głównej czy na profilu użytkownika.

120mr Zdecydowanie brakuje mi tytułów widocznych na miniaturkach. Liczba zdjęć o wiele mniej mówi o fotografii niż tytuł.

120mr Poza tym strasznie utrudnione jest prześledzenie, czy tytuł się nie powtarza. Kiedyś używałam do tego wyszukiwania na stronie, teraz muszę na piechotę i na pewno jakaś numeracja przy zdjęciach się powtarza...

Maciej Kaleta A rzeczywiście - w wersji desktopowej tytuły już w ogóle się nie pojawiają po najechaniu na zdjęcie. A to była fajna funkcja.

agnieszka bladzik tak tez lubilam ten wskaznik, teraz tylko kolejna liczba

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