The new fotocommunity has arrived

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We are incredibly proud to present the new fotocommunity to you today. Like we announced in the past weeks, we worked hard on making the fotocommunity easier, more modern, and more user-friendly. Now you can experience the result for yourself. And we’re sure that you’ll like it.

Why are we changing? What defines us? You’ll find the answers to these questions in the following film:

We connect people – in front of and behind the camera. That has been our mission for the past 15 years. And it will continue to be for the next 15 years.

With our new fotocommunity, we have now paved the way for the advancement of our community:

  • With our new search function, it is easier than ever to find awesome pictures and fascinating members.
  • Our new single-frame view gives great photos more room to display their full potential. At the same time, all relevant information regarding the picture is easily traceable.
  • Our photos are now displayed in a bigger format and give the viewer the opportunity to deal with the picture on a more intense level.
  • Several pictures can be uploaded and edited at the same time – as fast as never before.
  • The new profile integrates all information about the photographer/the member in a well-arranged manner.
  • I can now compliment interesting photos. I can follow exciting photographers and can keep up-to-date in this way.
  • I can control the new fotocommunity easily and comfortably from all devices – also from my tablet or smartphone.

But that is only the beginning. In the next months, we will develop the fotocommunity further and further. Like Chris has already explained, we will use the new fotocommunity as a starting point for a sophisticated, well-designed advancement. The result provides more individuality for you as a member while the usability will be simpler for all visitors.

The new fotocommunity – a structural restoration in several phases

Let’s compare the current situation with the renovation of a house. The old fotocommunity started 15 years ago as a small house and was expanded step by step by more and more annexes. Some annexes were already built in a more modern way and therefore already had underfloor heating, for example, while other parts of the house were still heated by a fireplace. Since they were constructed by different architects, all of the annexes also look different from each other. As a visitor to the house, I had a hard time finding my way around. If I had memorised the floor plan, I could get along. Otherwise, I could err through the winding corridors for a while. Little by little, the architecture of the house also did not correspond to modern standards anymore. A modernisation was in order.

We have now structurally restored the house. The base was completely replaced and refurbished with modern building equipment (picture system, search technology, etc.). The windows (pictures) are now bigger, the rooms structurally arranged and easily findable (navigation). All new areas of the house are accessible without barriers (all devices) and newly painted (new design).

However we have not torn down, but structurally restored. There are still annexes that could not yet be restored in the current construction phase (dates, models, home page, forum). Some of the old wires could also not yet be exchanged (news system). And a few of the extensions wished for by the inhabitants (f.ex. group function) have been postponed until coming construction phases. After all, the base first has to be modernised before additional corrections can be put into place.

We have designed the construction plans together with you. Your feedback on what the house should look like in the future was and is enormously important and has helped us a lot. Even in the first phase of construction (beta test), we were able to built in a lot of improvements because of your feedback. For this, we are very grateful to you.

Of course a renovation also means that as a resident of the house, I have to reorientate myself after moving in again. Some rooms or switches are now in a different place. They are in a better place, but I first have to get to know the new routes and locations. The new colour is beaming and seems unfamiliar in the first few days. And I have to get used to the bigger windows – but will soon learn to appreciate them. And then soon, I will feel at home again.

As architects, we have put a lot of thought into how the house should look and work – and how the move to the new fotocommunity can be configured as easily and comfortably as possible. On every page with a new design, guidelines will appear on your first visit, which will lead you through the new page and its functions. You can open these guidelines again at any time. Just click on the blue light bulb on the bottom left. Additionally, you’ll find a post on each new page type in our blog, which explains this page with pictures and videos.

Like on every long-planned construction project with a lot of subsections, we could build more and more on this forever. But we have divided the overall project into several construction phases in order not to deprive you of the new house for too long. This means: You can now move in and for us, the new phase of construction begins. The plan is ready, but as always, we’re happy to receive your feedback. And as usual, we will continue to always keep you up-to-date on planned advancements of our house, the fotocommunity.

Until then, we now hope you enjoy the shining new fotocommunity.

In the name of the entire, very proud, team

Daniel

PS: at this point too, it is time to say thank you. To our developers and our product management, who have done a fantastic job. To our community managers, who stand by your side day and night to offer help and support. To our marketing team, who offer you amazing product tests together with our partners. To all our other helpers, who make it possible to advance the fotocommunity. And of course to you – for your loyalty and your commitment. Because we go all out for you day after day. And you reward us with your enthusiasm for the fotocommunity. It honours and motivates us immensely and we thank you so much for it.

77 thoughts on “The new fotocommunity has arrived

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  1. Pfriemer -

    I’m not happy with the new version and I hope FC will soon return back as it was before

  2. I am not against progress and perhaps FC did need some changes but, contrary to what you say in your enthusiastic video, the new FC now is anything but “user friendly” and “intuitive”. For me it’s not even nice – from the aesthetic point of view (white background is particularly annoying) but this is a matter of taste, of course. As a result, FC has just become “one of many” instead of “one of a kind” – as it used to be. Of course, I appreciate your efforts to implement some improvements but perhaps these changes were introduced too fast and there were too many of them at a time. Sometimes evolution works better than revolution.
    One thing is true in your video though: FC established lots of friendships over the years and made many people develop their skills and this is what you can be really proud of.
    Hope one day you will manage to fix all the problems and flaws (if you see any) and FC will regain its past uniqueness. Wish you all the best.

  3. Deryck -

    I have read all the comments down this list and waited for a couple of months to make my decision and see where things are going. Here are some observations.
    1. Fotocommunity management wrote a long blog to state how happy THEY are with the new site.
    2. Some of the oldest and most loyal contributors to FC has given very valid comments to what isn’t working for them.
    3. Not one SINGLE COMMENT back from the FC management team.

    Personally I find the new design cumbersome and unattractive.
    Uploading a picture into a folder doesn’t work properly, you have to move it after the upload.
    Some of the picture displays are “raped” as Mark Billie put it.
    Navigating through the site to find your friend’s pictures is a lot more difficult and not intuitive at all
    There are a couple really good changes, like the Homepage Photos and Editors Choice, but it doesn’t make my experience any the better as a whole.

    Although I haven’t been as active in the past couple of years as before, I am a paying member and therefore a customer. If a customer’s comment is not important and his needs are not met, I guess the customer needs to find a different place to buy

  4. I am really sad by the changes made by the Administration. Fc in this new look has lost its identity. Now it is just one of the many . Not One Of A Kind !!!!
    What chance have we by venting our disgust?
    Those that are supposed to hear have no ears !

  5. Hi all,
    I’m still missing the homepage side. In my opinion there are better photos then in the gallery, but this is of course personal taste.
    But I have still a problem, when I upload a picture I can’t put it in my folder first go. I have to upload the picture and then klick on editing to put it in my folder, that’s annoying.
    the reactions to the new FC are very bad, a lot of people will cancel the membership and these are people who were here long time. I think it is a pity and it is a shame that there’s no reaction of the management at all.
    Please react.
    Gr.manu

  6. I have canceled my membership with Fotocommunity (FC) because of the recent April 2016 changes in the viewing capability and quality of members posted photos. No longer can I view your photos in great detail due to the display size limitations now imposed on all FC members. That truly a shame since this was once a wonderful place to share our passions.

  7. Hi all, the looks of the new FC is a matter of personal taste and you could discuss it but when the new FC is like a Swish cheese with several holes in the security it’s about time to return to the old version instead of being the laughing stock. Come on and admit that the release of the new version was too early and needs a lot of changing before it should be released.
    gr.Rob

  8. Here a message from Johanna:
    quote:Hi all,

    You can see the photo of other member in a larger size, you can even copy it by right click,
    You have to send the photo by Fotomail, to yourself :)))
    FC has deleted the click right, because forbeden do copy small size, now you can copy original size!!! :o))) LOL
    Also, always by right click, you can see “display the source”, especially during the so-called completely anonymous contest, you can see the authors of the pictures ” to vote” for the contest :o)))
    FC tried to solve this problem for the contests, not the theft of our photos!
    I had found immediately…. Yet me, in computer problems, I am a big zero quartered :)))
    Best regards, Johanna quote
    gr.Rob

  9. How does a person view others photos in “Full Screen Mode” or is there no longer a full screen mode? The site was built to display photos in the most optimum size for viewing…I guess that is no longer true.

  10. Hi all, but that seems to work only under your own uploads, a bit stupid if you ask me
    gr.Rob

  11. Hi all, just discovered under an upload you’ll see “Photo Options” use it and then ask for displaying the original. Then the photo will be slightly bigger, and then you can tap on the photo and it will be enlarged so you can see the smallest details
    gr.Rob

  12. it was great as long as it lasted.so dismayed by this new version that i will be leaving fc next month.thank you all for inspiration.happiness and good light to you all.mike .will miss you a lot.

  13. Think it’s a bloody shame that there’s no reaction of the management at all
    Gr. Rob

  14. terrible display.don’t like the way pics are so different in size and really don’t like anything about the new design.progress,i think not.

  15. After returning from my short holiday, I noticed that the FC programmers have changed something in the new system.
    Now it is possible to see notifications that concerns only new comments on your own pictures and notifications of new pictures from buddies.

    How ?
    1. Click on the bell symbol.
    2. Click below in the window on the text ‘xxx more notifications >’ Now a screen with notifications is displayed.
    3. Click on the small box (second line on the left)
    4. Select only ‘comments’ and ‘photos from friends’ and do not select ‘discussions’.
    5. If you want to see only new comments on your own pictures, then you must also not select ‘photos from friends’.

    ***

    In fact, the FC management should publish this change in stead of me…..

    Mark

  16. Think it’s a pity that despite all problems with the disfunctioning of the re-styled FotoCommunity only a few members are sharing their worries and the same names keep coming back. As for the admin group I think it’s a pity they are used as sitting Ducks because they are in between. The owners are showing a lack of interest in their paying members instead of discussing and explaining their point of view. Looks like they behave like an old Dutch saying “When getting a shave sit still and don’t move”
    Gr. Rob

  17. I can not propose any English photo for votes, user never proposed by me
    But I can propose my own photos!!!
    Bernard

  18. @Luc
    If, and I emphasize, IF everybody will have free choice, then it’s no problem, otherwise…..

    Mark

  19. @Mark :”optional” means you have the possiblity !!
    500px uses the same possiblity, you can add a watermark or you don’t and you’re also free to make one yourself…
    they have finally installed the right-click protection which doesn’t mean much, but it’s something and now you can add a watermark making potential thieves life more difficult !
    greetz,

  20. @ Rob,

    I found the article back on the German FC site.
    Here’s the link : http://www.fotocommunity.de/blog/fotocommunity-inside/was-ist-beta-phase-und-wie-sammeln-wir-feedback

    In chapter 8 you can read : “Daher werden wir den gesperrten Rechtsklick, den sich viele gewünscht haben, bis zum Start der neuen fotocommunity noch umsetzen. Wir weisen aber bereits jetzt daraufhin, dass dies kein vollumfänglicher Schutz gegen den Bilderklau ist. Weiterhin denken wir über eine Wasserzeichen-Option nach, die optional auf ein Bild angewendet werden kann. Allerdings mit dem Nachteil, dass das eigentliche Bild dadurch nicht mehr störungsfrei angesehen werden kann.”

    As you can see it’s surely not a gossiping.

    Mark

  21. Hi all, reading the contributions I saw I made a stupid mistake. I spoke of 120KB but that should be around 350KB but that’s still a great resize of the original max 1000KB
    gr.Rob

  22. @ Rob,

    I found a way to see the size that FC used for displaying your picture.

    Here it is :
    1. send a photomail of your picture to yourself.
    2. after arrival, open the photomail.
    3; Click right on your picture in the photomail and then you can see all information like in the good old system.

    Mark
    (users help users seems to be the latest trend :-))

  23. Hi all, after having a different opinion then Mark I slowly changing mine. In the old system my uploads used to be resized by FC and then there was about 500KB left. In the new FC there’s only about 120KB left. In the old you could get your own uploads back and that’s now impossible so I can’t compare. I’ve wrote several times to Matthias but I don’t get a straight answer about the max sizes og an upload. The only thing I here no matter how big your upload is FC will take care of it
    gr.Rob

  24. @ Alexander Stefanatos,

    I wanted to comment on one of your pictures, but I received the message ‘You are getting ignored by this user. Therefore writing a comment is not possible.’

    Is this true or is it another error in the new system ?

    Mark

  25. @Mark, see my adventures with Matthias. When there will be a watermark on my uploads I’m away
    Gr. Rob

  26. @ Rob,

    The page that contains their future plans seems to be removed from the German site and is now replaced by a text ‘wir sind dran’ written by the ceo of FC.
    But I swear on my mother’s grave that the intention to use watermarks in the future was announced on the German site.

    Mark

  27. After several quickmails with the admin Matthias about the max size and resolution of an upload I still have no answer else then, there are no max sizes but FC will resize it. Now I’ve asked what sizes FC is working, can’t be that difficult to answer that so I wait and see
    Gr. Rob

  28. @Mark, could you send me a link to that message on
    robnagelhout@ziggo.nl
    When that’s real I think about leaving despite I just payed for the coming year. Nobody is fuzzing around on my pics
    Gr. Rob

  29. The misery is not over yet.
    I just read on the German FC site that the management is thinking to display all pictures in the future with a watermark.
    Whether the user likes that or not, does not interest them.
    They are God.

  30. partial answer: at the “portfolio” function the photo can be viewed much better and it can be blown up ( Control +). This is still the old system and far better than the new one.

  31. my question: how do I enlarge my photo on the display pane? The old system allowed me to blow up to full screen! Now it’s impossible. Actually the photos come up even smaller than the preview!

  32. @Luc, we just started with the new version so that contact tab should be on the new version. Thanks anyway. Send until now two mails to the admin-team but still no response. I’m off into the Sun again. See you
    gr.Rob

  33. Mar k go to the top of this page and its there then go to general
    H

  34. Hi all, I think changes are unavoidable and we should give it some time to get the max result. I know what I’m talking because I build an own website a few years ago from the base off as some of you know. It takes time to get rid of all buggs even after testing, Windows is a fine example. But it has no use to climb immediately in the tree and start with threars of leaving. That has never solved a problem. The size of the displayed upload is indeed smaller and I expect that we soon hear why and I even think, hope that will change. For those who can’t find the forum look in the tab “community” and you’ll find what you’re looking for. As for the admin-team, telling in that same forum, complaints should be send to support but that’s the only thing I can’t find so I wrote some quickmails to Matthias. I’ll wait and see and for now I’m gonna enjoy the Sun. Have a good Sunday and enjoy life
    Gr. Rob

  35. Thanks for the information Harold, but forum ?
    Like many other things, forums have been abolished in the new system. I don’t see them.

    Mark

  36. Go to general Forum for a message from Admin
    Harold

  37. @ Rob,

    On 29-04-2016 you wrote:
    “Life is a chain of changing moments, called progress.
    Can you tell me where I can find this progress?
    I ask you, cause upto now I haven’t found them, and from FC admin you won’t get any reaction at all !!
    I do admire your optimistic and patience thoughts about this all, but when you read the comments I have the feeling you’re the only one.
    Thanks in advance, and have a nice day.
    Arie

  38. Hi To Admin

    I am writing this due to reading in various areas of the site ie front age and in forums about the feelings of the new version of FC

    .
    Regards the first issue which was the uploading of photos when launched this had not been able to be tested as it took you back to the old system I assumed that this was either being worked on or wrongly that you were using the old one still Oops wrong

    I sent emails via this email sheet getting no reply’s yet you ask for comments. Guess what no reply’s.

    Having seen various comments regards these items in forum and in the item on the front page saying new format on line seeing repeatedly that comments are made through this and maybe other methods i think it discourteous for a website like this with its numerous members. I know it seems to be only a small number who are writing but could this be due to members not knowing where to send them

    The only reference to the problem i have seen so far was on the forum saying you we were having technical problems then followed by a its now working then the explosion of complaints even today as more members are getting to see the did areas to read them

    I think a member of Admin should publish a reply to these concerns in a place where they can be seen by everybody without delay maybe an email to all on all languages as it seems to be common in the complaints. Sadly what was a good site is now spoilt you look like losing maybe only a small number, considering your membership numbers, but bad ‘news’ soon gets around

    I have seen that it has taken two years to put the new FC together and in less than one week there are many unhappy members, and some even saying that they will leave.

    Maybe a small cog

    But please reply ASAP

    Disgruntled H Thompson

    Hi To Admin

    I am writing this due to reading in various areas of the site ie front age and in forums about the feelings of the new version of FC

    .
    Regards the first issue which was the uploading of photos when launched this had not been able to be tested as it took you back to the old system I assumed that this was either being worked on or wrongly that you were using the old one still Oops wrong

    I sent emails via this email sheet getting no reply’s yet you ask for comments. Guess what no reply’s.

    Having seen various comments regards these items in forum and in the item on the front page saying new format on line seeing repeatedly that comments are made through this and maybe other methods i think it discourteous for a website like this with its numerous members. I know it seems to be only a small number who are writing but could this be due to members not knowing where to send them

    The only reference to the problem i have seen so far was on the forum saying you we were having technical problems then followed by a its now working then the explosion of complaints even today as more members are getting to see the did areas to read them

    I think a member of Admin should publish a reply to these concerns in a place where they can be seen by everybody without delay maybe an email to all on all languages as it seems to be common in the complaints. Sadly what was a good site is now spoilt you look like losing maybe only a small number, considering your membership numbers, but bad ‘news’ soon gets around

    I have seen that it has taken two years to put the new FC together and in less than one week there are many unhappy members, and some even saying that they will leave.

    Maybe a small cog

    But please reply ASAP

    Disgruntled H Thompson

  39. I agree with many of Leo’s points. None of mine three top photos comes up in my profile page!…Many other “details” don’t seem to work…I don’t like to grumble and I’ve learned to be patient enough…let’s see for how long..

  40. Leo_nid -

    hi guys
    just a few thoughts about the new layout
    first, i don’t like the look of it..
    i miss the old layout with a dark-grey bg and thumbs showing pics fullsize…
    second, i uploaded a pic 427 Kb in size and after upload i found that its size has been changed to 127 Kb which means inferior quality…
    thirdly, there are score of minor glitches like, for example, i fail to be alerted about quickmails: the little envelope sign does not light up, etc..
    with regards to the above said, i am suspending my uploads at the FC (but will continue commenting on other person’s pics)
    my subscription ends in August, and i will think twice before renewing it
    L

  41. Hi mark just look at your profile and the photo you mention and agree its cropped clicked on it it then came up full with the moon but if you don’t click on all you see is the reduced pic. guess you get complacent i cn’t remember unfortunately how it showed pics in profile
    Harold

  42. @Mark, now I see what you mean and indeed that’s not how you’ve made it so that part should change and then for everybody. Has probbably to do with with another resolution. So that part I agree but the rest of my contribution I see again no response and that’s still a pity.
    Gr. Rob

  43. @ Rob

    You wrote in your last post ’ I keep reading that the uploads are raped etc. etc. but that’s not what I see.’

    Okay Rob, I will give you an example.

    Have a look please on my profile page. There you see the section “My top photo’s”.

    (in this section there should be 3 pictures of me that I selected , but as you can see only 1 is displayed by the new system. it’s one of the errors that I reported to the FC support, but they don’t react as usual)

    Now let’s go back to the section “My top photo’s”.
    There you see my picture ‘Swamp of ice and snow (4) : the night’.
    It took me blood, sweat and tears to make this shot : preparations during the 2 previous nights, looking for the best position in a totally frozen swamp plain and during the night of the shooting I was standing and photographing there for hours by -18°C all alone by myself trying out different exposures etc…

    The result is a picture that I’m very proud of. But if you see how that picture is displayed in the new FC system, than I poop in my pants of misery.
    The main subject of that picture, the full moon, is 75% cut away in the new system. The whole mood, build up and composition of the picture is gone. This was not the case in the old system.

    That Rob, is what I call a raped picture.

    I reported this already to the PC support, but again no reaction, no one seems to give a damn.

    Mark

  44. @Mark and others, I keep reading that the uploads are raped etc. etc. but that’s not what I see. But if quality of the displayed work is your main concern I don’t understand I got so little response on my crusade to prevent a drop down in the general quality of the uploads. The uploads in this period compared with the uploads from 7 years ago is rapidly decreasing and not due the change of how FC looks. So if we use the start of the new FC as a moment to give honest critiques we’ll see very quickly an increase of the quality and imho that should be the main goal of a photo-site instead of collecting hollow stars
    gr.Rob

  45. @ Rob,

    The way you support the new system makes me guess that you are a fan of it, which is of course your right.

    But nobody can deny that 90% of all passionate photographers want the old system back because they hate the way their photos are raped when displayed in the new system. And there lies the problem.

    Coincidentally or not, but displaying photos on a site like this on a respectful and not raped way is a must and that is NOT to be find in the new system !

    I predict that, due to the new system, within 2 years FC will mostly be populated by 16 to 18 year old boys and girls who think that making selfies is photography.
    FC will no longer be a photo sharing site, but just another stupid social media site for brainless people.

    Mark

  46. @ Mark, that’s comparing apples with pears. But Microsoft is a fine example. I’m using it since 15 years I guess and Microsoft forced me several times to upgrade to the next version. The story you can stick to the old version is rubbish because you’ll loose the needed support and then slowly your computer is changing in a Swiss cheese with big holes in it.
    Using FC for a couple of hours and slowly I discover that all the functions are basically the same as a month ago. Only the looks are changed dramatically. Just give it a try for a week and then we talk again.
    You talked about a new car, but believe me there’s so much changed in the technique the last 5 years. And leaving FC, for what, I’ve been a member on about every photo-site you can name and everywhere it’s the same. Real changes as I promoted on the forum etc. etc. had given just a few reactions and that’s a real pity.
    gr.Rob

  47. @ Rob,

    Microsoft can. Why not FC ?

    Mark

  48. @Mark, would be nice if every members could dress-up his or hers own site but that’s not realistic so…
    Gr. Rob

  49. @ Rob,

    You wrote ‘the new look is a matter of taste’.

    I agree, but why don’t they give back the old system to the users who hate the new system ?
    It’s sooooooooooooooooooo simple. Everybody happy.

    I might be wrong, but if you read the German comments, I guess that 95% of the users want the old system back.
    And again the FC staff stays deaf, dumb and blind.

    Mark

  50. Howcome I see just 7 or 8 names taking part of this discussion. Could it be that the silent members act the same as me. Just wait and see. I never eat my soup as hot as it is served. And the new look is a matter of taste. Take it easy and enjoy the coming weekend
    Gr. Rob

  51. Very well said Mark…… at least give us the option of using the OLD or the NEW fc.
    I know which one I would be using… The OLD ORIGINAL FC.

    Sue

  52. @Rob,

    Changes are only good if they make things better, not if they make them worse.

    FC was the best photo sharing site in the world and I payed with pleasure for my membership. Now it’s a low quality bullshit site where most of my pictures are raped the way they are presented.
    That’s not what I paid for.

    Rob, suppose once you go to a garage to buy a new car. You see a model that is totally to your taste, you buy and pay it. 2 weeks later, the car is delivered. When you arrive at the garage, you see that the car is delivered with square wheels. The manager says, don’t worry dear Rob, we have decided that this is better for you and we are very proud about this. If you react ‘but I did not pay for that’, the manager leaves and says ‘take it or leave it’. Are you going to just accept it Rob and driving away with your square wheels ?
    That’s exactly what happened with FC. All changes were rammed in my throat, just like that.

    But as I wrote already yesterday, there is a solution, even a VERY SIMPLE solution.
    Let every user choose via a setting in his profile if he/she wants to use the old or the new system. Just like Microsoft does, every customer can choose wether he uses windows10 or an older version like windows8, windows7, windows vista etc…
    Give the old system back to the users who wants it and leave the old system as it is, do not change it anymore. In the future, implement all new features in the new system as much as you like, have fun with that, but KEEP YOUR HANDS OF THE OLD SYSTEM.
    Everybody happy. Can it get more simpler ?

    Something else. No one of the FC staff or FC administrators has given a response on all the remarks made by loyal users and that’s a BIG SHAME. Microsoft by contrast is listening to his users, they gave their customer the start button back in windows10.
    The FC staff stays deaf, dumb and blind.

    Mark

  53. This is b****y rediculous. I have managed to upload a picture and it is on my site with my previous pictures. BUT… IT DOES NOT SHOW UP ON THE MAIN SITE FOR COMMENTING ON. What is going on here. We never had this trouble on the old site.

    I DO NOT like where comments have to be made as I cannot see the picture I am commenting on and have to keep dodging up and down which is very frustrating.

    I do not like that where comments are made is now white….

    The whole site is a wast of space.[IMHO]

    WHEN CAN WE HAVE THE OLD SITE BACK PLEASE……….

    AThe sooner the better.

  54. We shouldn’t forget that life is a chain of constantly changing moments called progress. We should give it a change before we step out. Running away is very short minded.
    Gr. Rob

  55. The new lay-out looks ‘cheap’ to me. Don’t like it at all. It’s time for me to search for something else and more friendly to use.
    Had a great time at FC, but it seems good times come to an end.

  56. Hi all, give it a few days or even a week, my guess most of the problems will be solved
    Gr. Rob

  57. why,oh why did you change such a great site.i really don’t like it at all.i used to say how navigable the old site was.not now,alas.i just really don’t know why you spent all this time and money on something hugely inferior.i think you’re going to lose a huge number of paying users.very sad about this.regards,mike.

  58. Manu T. -

    Das mit dem hochladen hat sich erledigt. Es klappt jetzt.

  59. It seems that the upload in .com is possible again.
    It took the FC staff 26 hours to fix this bug. Speaking of service….

    But further on still no single response from the FC staff or FC administrators on all the remarks made here by loyal users and that’s a BIG SHAME !

    When I look how my pictures are presented in the new system, I’m getting more and more angry, it feels like all my pictures are raped.

    In Germany there are currently 783 posts written by users about the new system and 99%, I repeat 99%, of those users wants the old system back ! High time for the FC staff to admit that they were all wrong to ram this adjustment in our throat.

    Mark

  60. Manu T. -

    Hallo Zusammen,
    euer Film hört sich ja ganz schön an, aber leider kann ich noch nicht mal ein Bild hoch laden. Die Kategorien öffnen sich nicht.
    ich kann auch mit dem neuen System nicht mehr sehen, welche Bilder neue Kommentare erhalten haben.

  61. Hi all, Mirjam found out that we should log in in the German part and then we can upload through that channel for long as it takes
    gr.Rob

  62. When doing testing if you went to upload during that period it took you straight to the old system

  63. That, Mark, is a very pertinant question……. but will we get an answer.
    Even one to say that the powers that be here are trying to get things sorted out.

    I for one have missed being able to come onto this site and ‘meet’ with my friends through their pictures.

    If this community goes to thw wall then I think that we will all lose a few good photographic friends.

    If nothing else… then please give us the old site back until such time as you have actually and finally got the new one soted out so that it works for us all.

  64. Why is nobody from the FC staff giving a response to our remarks ?
    Are you so ashamed from what you’ve done ? Taken away all the fun and pleasure that we had in the old system.

    Mark

  65. I have just read Marks words from 9.53… and I completely agree with him on all counts.
    The old FC worked like a dream….. the new one. Not for me thankyou.

    It is a shame because you have obviously put in a lot of work… but for what.
    Not a lot of reward.

  66. Eurika… I did find where to delete an old pic… and got so far with a new upload…. but NOT far enough for it to actually be uploaded.

    I even found out where to get to the pictures from my friends and to comment on them…. BUT… it took an age by comparison to the old site.

    Once again… I really do not like the change from black to white, and for me setting our pictures on a white bg would ruin them, and so why not leave the whole page black with white writing.

  67. I’ve been trying out the new fotocommunity for hours now and I don’t like it at all.

    All the lots of work that you did to make the new fotocomunity is totally useless. FC was a well-functioning system, now it’s totally confusing, unclear, messy and ugly, even very ugly.
    The old FC was top and really the best photo sharing site in the world, I would rate it 95/100. The new FC is now situated in the poor low middle class or even lower with only 15/100.

    Also on the German site (.de) I read that hundreds of users are not satisfied with the new system. It seems that everybody wants the old system back, except for 1 individual who likes the new form (you see I’m honest).

    The solution is very simple, I repeat : VERY SIMPLE. Let every user choose via a setting in his profile if he wants to use the old or the new system. Just like Microsoft does, every customer can choose wether he uses windows10 or an older version like windows8, windows7, windows vista etc…
    Give the old system back to the users who wants it and leave the old system as it is, do not change it anymore. In the future, implement all new features in the new system as much as you like, have fun with that, but KEEP YOUR HANDS OF THE OLD SYSTEM. Otherwise you might loose half of your customers, or even more.
    Is that what you want ?

    To me it looks like you have designed a new car, with a flashy bodywork, with lots of (non working) buttons on the dashboard, but with SQUARE WHEELS…….

    Mark

    Reminder again : as already reported 14 hours ago, it is currently still impossible to upload images in .com ALL UPLOADS ARE REFUSED BY THE SYSTEM ! (see my message from 27/04 19:44)

  68. Have found out how to delete photos by going to foto opitions go to edit photo and box at top delete this box did not come up first time i tried

  69. I have to say that it was a shock to my system this morning… finding this new FC on my screen.
    I cannot UPLOAD a picture and nor can I find where to delete one from my photos.
    I find it most frustrating.
    Another thing… I do not like the white drop boxes….

    What I would really like to know is WHY it has all been changed when, to my way of thinking, it worked perfectly well as it was.

    It seems to me that just because you have clever people who know how to manipulate this site……. WHY DO IT WHEN IT IS NOT BROKEN???????

  70. Where’s the running gallery where you can see all day the new uploads, after clicking on new photos in the community I still see the same uploads of yesterday. Where is the date and time under the uploads???
    Gr. Rob

  71. You Can’t delete old photos to upload new ones and can’t select categories in upload
    As previous said can’t view all communities as previously able

  72. uploading in .com NOT possible like Mark already stated !!!!!
    looks a lot like 500px now using the neverending scrolling system…

  73. Is there anybody at FC that reads the comments on this new presentation system ?
    Upload in .com is still not possible (see my message from 19:44)
    How long must we wait before the system works again ?

    Mark

  74. Here’s a second remark of me.

    Something else that does not work is the display of my 3 top photo’s. Only 1 photo is displayed and the upper part of that picture is even totally cut away.
    Correction please.

    Mark

  75. My first impression is that I am not very happy with the new style.
    But maybe it’s a matter of being used to it. We will see…..

    One thing that I want to report now is that the upload function DOES NOT WORK in.com
    It’s impossible to choose a category in the section ‘Assign your selected image to a category’ and so the upload is always refused.

    Mark

  76. It looks like I can visit only the .com part instead of all communities and that would be a pity
    gr.Rob