Product updates and announcements.

    12x Faster Image loading

    Can you feel the speed? ๐Ÿš€

    We improved the image viewer performance by 12x. ยน 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.

    ๐Ÿ›  Improvements

    • Improved animation performance of image viewer and admin panel sidebar

    ๐Ÿชฒ Fixes

    • Removed Image flickering when navigating through images in image viewer
    • Thumbnails of multi-page PDF Files are no longer distorted
    ยน - 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 ๐Ÿ‘€

    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? ๐Ÿค”

    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

    ๐Ÿชฒ Fixes

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

    ๐Ÿ›  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 ๐ŸŽจ

    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.

    ๐Ÿชฒ Fixes

    • CMD+K did not trigger while in shares

    Hello CMD+K

    Run Commands and Search for Content with CMD+K โŒจ๏ธ

    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 ๐Ÿ“„

    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) ๐Ÿ“ฑ

    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 ๐Ÿ“ฌ

    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 โœจ

    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

    ๐ŸŽ‰ 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 ๐Ÿš€

    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 ๐Ÿพ

    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

    ๐Ÿ“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

    ๐Ÿชฒ Fixes

    • Image Downloads on Mobile did not work in some cases

    ๐Ÿ›  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

    ๐Ÿชฒ Fixes

    • Image loading failed in some cases with safari

    ๐Ÿ›  Improvements

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

    Share Theme Updates

    ๐Ÿชฒ Fixes

    • Fixed Loading of Shares if no Theme Settings are set

    ๐Ÿ›  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

    ๐Ÿฅณ 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.

    ๐Ÿ›  Improvements

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

    Closed Beta Launch ๐ŸŽ‰

    Organize Media Visualization

    Framebird launched in closed beta today! ๐ŸŽ‰

    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