Product updates and announcements.

    Better Grid Performance

    Improve Grid View Performance

    We improved the performance of the Grid View. It now loads faster and is more responsive when scrolling through large galleries.

    πŸͺ² Fixes

    • Removed error dialog that appeared too often lately

    New Share Theme: Hero

    New Share Theme: Hero

    There is a new Share Theme called "Hero". It's a minimalistic theme that focuses on the images. It features a nice zoom intro animation of the title image.

    Improved Share Theme Preset

    We reworked Share Theme Settings to make it easier to customize your Share Theme. It now features a bigger preview of the Share Theme while editing the settings, there is also a new button to save a copy of the current Share Theme and we added the possibility to to overwrite the default Share Theme in the Share Settings.

    πŸͺ² Fixes

    • Share Status Chooser no longer jumps to "No Status" when selecting a status while another status is loading.

    Share Fixes and Improvements & Capture One TIFFs

    πŸͺ² Fixes

    • Tiffs exported from Capture One now get displayed correctly
    • Long Share Titles now get displayed correctly with the correct line breaks

    πŸ›  Improvements

    • Scroll position on Shares now gets restored when navigating back
    • Shares that include child galleries now show the correct thumbnail
    • Better contrast ratio for the Share Title overlay on Grid Tiles

    Fixed rotated portrait RAW images

    πŸͺ² Fixes

    • Fixed portrait RAW images not being rotated correctly
    • Fixed PDF files with transparent images inside not being displayed correctly in the preview

    RAW Image Support

    Support for RAW Images

    You can now upload and view RAW images in Framebird. We support all major RAW formats, including .cr2, .nef, .arw, .dng, and many more.

    πŸ›  Improvements

    • AVIF Images are now supported
    • Non Image file formats are now marked with a file type icon to make them easier to distinguish

    Live Chat Support and Bug Fixes

    Added Live Chat Support

    Do you have any questions or need assistance? We are here to help you. Just click on the ? icon in the bottom left corner and start a conversation with us.

    πŸͺ² Fixes

    • Collection Gallery Count is now displayed correctly
    • Used storage space is now displayed correctly

    Admin Panel redesign

    Admin Panel got a fresh look

    We redesigned the admin panel to make it more user-friendly and intuitive. The new design is more consistent with the rest of the app and provides a better user experience.

    Better Placeholder Background

    We improved the placeholder background of images. The gradient now looks more natural and is less distracting. Also it's not pixelated for Safari users anymore.

    πŸͺ² Fixes

    • Removed flickering of Images while loading

    12x Faster Image loading

    Can you feel the speed? πŸš€

    We improved the image viewer performance by 12x. ΒΉ You can now load images faster than ever before. Just go to a Gallery, open the image viewer and navigate through the images. You will notice the difference.

    Animated GIFs

    We also added support for animated GIFs. You can now upload and view animated GIFs in Framebird.

    πŸ›  Improvements

    • Improved animation performance of image viewer and admin panel sidebar

    πŸͺ² Fixes

    • Removed Image flickering when navigating through images in image viewer
    • Thumbnails of multi-page PDF Files are no longer distorted
    ΒΉ - Based on our internal tests with a gallery of 3000 Images.

    See existing Shares before creating a new one

    Not sure if you already shared a Gallery πŸ‘€

    You can now see all your existing Shares before creating a new one. This way you won't create duplicates by accident.

    Added Changelog Page

    You can now follow the latest Changes we made to Framebird on our Changelog Page. It's also available in the Admin Panel when you click on your Avatar -> What's New.

    Customize the Roundness of your Images

    Don't like rounded corners? πŸ€”

    You can now customize the roundness of your images. Both the Share Themes and the Admin Panel have a new setting called Rounded Corner Radius. You can completely disable the roundness or increase it if you enjoy the roundness.

    (Thanks to Paul)

    Grid Performance Improvements

    πŸͺ² Fixes

    • Mobile Grid did not scroll while navigating through the image-viewer

    πŸ›  Improvements

    • Improve the performance of scrolling (We optimized the rendering architecture)
    • Improve the performance of the slider to zoom in/out

    More Theme Settings

    More Theme Customization 🎨

    You can now choose from light or dark mode for your shares. Switch the Grid Style between regular Grid or Flow Style. Tweak the Grid Gap Tile Size to your likings.

    πŸͺ² Fixes

    • CMD+K did not trigger while in shares

    Hello CMD+K

    Run Commands and Search for Content with CMD+K ⌨️

    You can now run commands and search for files with CMD+K.

    Just press CMD+K (or CTRL+K on Windows) and start typing. You can also use the arrow keys to navigate through the results and press enter to open the selected element.

    We will add more commands in the future to make Framebird even more powerful. If you have any suggestions, please let us know.

    PDF Support

    Preview your PDFs πŸ“„

    Want to share your Portfolios, Callsheets or Storyboards? You can now upload PDFs to Framebird and preview them in the browser. You can also share them with your clients and colleagues.

    HEIC Support

    Support for your iPhone Images (and other HEIC) πŸ“±

    Framebird now supports HEIC images. HEIC stands for High Efficiency Image Container. The format is an updated variant of the High Efficiency Image Format (HEIF), traditionally used by Apple across its mobile devices.

    Email Notifications for Comments and Ratings

    Get Notified about Updates in your Shares πŸ“¬

    You will now get notified via email if someone comments on your images or rates them. You can disable this feature in the Admin Panel if you don't want to receive emails.

    Filter by Rating

    Shooting for the Stars ✨

    Are you using Star Ratings with Lightroom, Capture One or another App? You can now filter your images by rating. Just click on the star rating you want to filter by and you will only see images with that rating.

    (Thanks to Felix)

    Improved Sorting

    Better Sorting

    You can now sort your images by name, date, rating or size.

    New Grid Layout called Flow

    Flow Layout

    You can now choose between two different grid layouts. The new layout is called Flow and it's a more compact layout because it does not show any borders for non landscape images. It's perfect for showcasing a lot of images in a small space.

    Public Launch

    Public Launch

    πŸŽ‰ We're thrilled to announce the launch of Framebird!

    You can now sign up for free to showcase your media files through visually striking galleries, gather feedback, and allow others to download the original files.

    Laptop running Framebird on a Desk

    Added Roadmap and Feedback Page

    Roadmap and Feedback πŸš€

    We now have a Roadmap and a Bug Report Page. Please use them to let us know what you want to see next and what you think about the App.

    Removed Beta Badge

    No more Beta 🍾

    Thank you for all the Feedback we got during the Beta Phase. We are now removing the Beta Badge from the App. We are still working on new features and improvements, but we are confident that the App is now ready for production use.

    Counting Share Views

    πŸ“ˆ Counting Share Views

    We are now counting the views of your shares! No more guessing how many people have seen your share. You can find the view count in the share overview. Every Click counts, even if you click on the same share multiple times.

    Only clicks on the shared URL are counted. If you click on the share in the Framebird App, it will not count as a view.

    Mobile Downloads with Long Press

    πŸͺ² Fixes

    • Image Downloads on Mobile did not work in some cases

    πŸ›  Improvements

    • Mobile Image Downloads will now open in a dialog to save them to iOS/Android Photos App by long pressing the image
    • Improved API Performance

    Improved Image Loading while Scrolling

    πŸͺ² Fixes

    • Image loading failed in some cases with safari

    πŸ›  Improvements

    • Image Loading is now lazy which improves performance while scrolling by a lot

    Share Theme Updates

    πŸͺ² Fixes

    • Fixed Loading of Shares if no Theme Settings are set

    πŸ›  Improvements

    • Forma Theme Logo is now dark no matter if light or dark mode
    • Remove Color Tag Chooser on Mobile Views
    • Made "Shared with Framebird" Button for Mobile smaller

    Introducing Forma Theme

    πŸ₯³ Introduding Forma Theme

    There is a new Share Theme called Forma. It's a minimalistic theme with a focus on the content. It's perfect for sharing images and videos with your friends and family.

    πŸ›  Improvements

    • Modified Grid Tile Styles
    • Themes can now have custom grid tile settings for footer and hover states
    • New Comment Icon

    Closed Beta Launch πŸŽ‰

    Organize Media Visualization

    Framebird launched in closed beta today! πŸŽ‰

    I sent out the first batch of invites to our early adopters on the waiting list, and I'm excited to see what you think about the product. If you haven't received an invite yet, don't worry, I'll be sending out more invites over the next few weeks.

    I'm incredibly grateful for your support, and can't wait to have you on board! Let's make media sharing more enjoyable together. If you have any questions or need assistance, simply write me a mail, and I'll be happy to help.

    have an amazing week julian