The growth of the internet has made taking and sharing digital pictures a very popular activity. No matter where they go, people with cell phones take photos and immediately upload them to show friends, family or whoever. PicPlz has created a specialize resource that helps users get the most out of these photographs. The service is location based so users can share photos no matter where they go right away. Additional features are included that allow users to customize the look of their photographs before they share them. Users can add an instant film, Russian toy camera, 70’s style, or high contrast monochrome filter before posting. The site has also built a community so users can see what other users are uploading with their Android or iPhone devices. It offers Dropbox support, allowing users to save both their original and filtered versions of images in the cloud.
PicPlz was introduced in 2010 as a better way to share location based digital photographs. Users are given many easy to use tools to add style to photos or share with others. The site was created to be compatible with the most popular mobile devices, including iPhone and Android. Today, PicPlz has significantly grown its user base as well as its collection of unique, personal photographs posted by the community.
PicPlz was shut down on July 3rd 2012.
Many sites offer users a way to upload and share photographs. Some of these work by allowing the user to create an album then link the photo in different ways. While these are effective solutions, they are a bit cumbersome for anyone who is out and about and wants to quickly share a photo taken on their cell phone. PicPlz makes it easy to edit and upload photographs then share them to anyone online.
The PicPlz website entices users with colorful photographs depicting happy people exploring far away places. The site also provides a few examples of the available filters, which are a little limited but still helpful. A new user can easily navigate the site. A grid of recent photo additions is also presented, but the organization prevents the overall look from becoming too busy. A little white space builds borders around each image, containing the color, texture and patterns within.
Signing up for PicPlz is very easy. The user must have either a Facebook or Twitter account. There are two blue buttons along the right hand side of the homepage, one for each option. After clicking the corresponding button, a pop up box asks the user to enter their username and password to log in. The bottom of the homepage also includes links to the Android and iPhone stores so users can install PicPlz on their mobile device.
PicPlz isn’t the only photo application available, so the free price tag is definitely a wise choice. Many others are also available free of charge. Anyone can log in with their Twitter or Facebook account information without paying a dime for the service. The mobile device downloads are also available for free. The application is relatively new, so this may change in the future should the creators add more features and functions. For now, anyone can use PicPlz for free.
Anyone with a mobile device and desire to share their photos can appreciate PicPlz. The application is easy to use and entirely free. The filters are limited, but still a nice touch. The tools are also very easy to use and even registration takes seconds (as long as the user already has a Twitter or Facebook profile).