When we started Picpack, it was an easy choice to pick Instagram as our photo service partner: it was a fast growing platform with a huge user base and pretty easy to integrate with, and pictures are already nicely pre-squared. Since we started as a side project without external funding, simplicity and easy integration were a necessity.
But things changed, as they do. Starting with the big brouhaha about the Facebook acquisition, later the Terms of Service debacle and the recently updated brand guidelines, we at Picpack got the feeling that things might be moving in certain directions we weren’t completely comfortable with.
Looking at our company now — more than a year after we launched – it becomes more and more obvious, that building our business completely dependent on one single company won’t be a healthy strategy in the long run. Although we were never directly affected by any of Instagram’s changes, we can no longer just accept whatever Instagram decides to throw at it’s ecosystem of apps and developers. And that’s what our users are telling us as well: over the last half year, we got more and more feedback from our existing and potential customers, who are moving away from Instagram or refuse to even start using it.
The biggest feature since we launched Picpack one and a half years ago is now live: from today on, you can upload your pictures straight from your computer. Instagram ist still supported!
Hey, Picpack added a new product: artist packs!
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We’re pleased to announce our new “artist packs” – magnets featuring the work of talented illustrators and photographers around the world.
This is a great way for people to discover new art, and for aspiring artists to promote their work. Personal Instagram photos are still our main focus, but we’re expanding the Picpack service to offer more products and help the art community.
“We’re friends with many photographers, illustrators and artists – people who create amazing work and deserve a wider audience,” says Thomas Albrecht, co-founder of Picpack. “By printing their work on magnets, we hope to share our favourite art with the world.”
Like our regular product, artist packs include 12 magnets and cost €18 each. We offer free delivery worldwide; orders ship from Berlin in one business day.