|Archiving status||Saved! – Find a user|
Picplz was a photo sharing service that died on July 3, 2012.
- On July 3, 2012, picplz will shut down permanently and all photos and data will be deleted.
- Until then, you can log in and download your photos by clicking on the download link next to each photo in your photo feed.
- Thank you for your support of picplz and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
The website was replaced with the following:
- On July 3, 2012, picplz will shut down permanently and all photos and data will be deleted. We have provided download links for existing users to save their photos. Thank you for your support of picplz and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.
We got it:
The following sections are kept from the early archiving effort for historic interest.
Picplz has an API that returns data if you give it (incremental!) numerical ids.
Image formats: the API has several image formats available. We may or may not want all of them. The web interface uses the following formats:
56s,64s,100s,400r,640r,1024r (1024r being the largest version the API provides), so we might want to get those.
A first version of a download script is available in the GitHub repository. When given a numerical user ID the script uses the API to download all data and images of that user.
Something to decide: we can get all the information from the API, but what else should we save? Should the WARC file include any of the web pages, even though that doesn't provide extra information? At the moment the script downloads the user's homepage and the page of every picture.