Beta Launch: Lab Coming Soon

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The Beta site keeps growing and growing. What have we been up to? Here's a short summary:

The Beta site keeps growing and growing. What have we been up to? Here’s a short summary:

  • You can share your favorite magazine entries on Stumbleupon, Digg, del.icio.us, Magnolia, Facebook and MySpace
  • You can upload images to some feature entries – like rumbles, the film reviews…
  • You can submit your own stories

But the biggest thing for us: we’ve been working on the Lab, the place for you to upload images. Some users have already received an email asking them to test this feature. So far we’ve had great feedback, both positive and constructive – thanks to all of you! Our next step is to open the Lab to more users, so we can see how well it works with multiple users uploading, editing and sorting at the same time.

We’ve worked on some of your requests and now you can…

  • Upload more than one image at once
  • Drag and drop your images into different albums
  • Tag images, add a camera, film and location
  • Edit multiple shots at the same time
  • Forget about re-sizing because this is done automatically and portrait shots are also supported.

So you want to be a test user too? Just leave a comment on this blog entry and the first people to respond will get an email from us with more details. Thanks! And here is a demonstration video of the new Lab:

written by recurving on 2008-07-03 in #news #relaunch

65 Comments

  1. graefin
    graefin ·

    I can assure you: the new upload tool is very cool and pretty easy to use! Thanks a lot for all the work you've put into this relaunch of lomography.com so far.

  2. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Yeah, great features in this new lab, I agree with graefin!! A real lomo-revolution for an easier, and quicker use, and a better quality of pics! Fantastic multi-upload task! Can't wait to see the next big step: the LOMOHOMES! :))))))

  3. lomodirk
    lomodirk ·

    looks great, much more easy, good work :)

  4. gabriele_mongardi
    gabriele_mongardi ·

    Here I am!!

    Just anxious to try new features as always!!

  5. thitasigma
    thitasigma ·

    looks great...

    is it a flash? hope this will be fast!

    keep up the good work! (:

  6. pederzani
    pederzani ·

    it looks so much better!

  7. brendend
    brendend ·

    oooooo i wanna try out the new lab! pick me, pick me! :D

  8. katykate
    katykate ·

    i'd like to try! sign me up! ;)

  9. nooknook
    nooknook ·

    Ooh, I'd like to try the new lab too please... I've some new pics due back any day and it'd be perfect timing!

  10. seventytimesseven
    seventytimesseven ·

    I'd like to test this one too!

  11. reinertlee
    reinertlee ·

    Oh gosh! I'm so curious now!!

  12. zafirah
    zafirah ·

    That looks great!

  13. weechonghooi
    weechonghooi ·

    this is very very very very good!!!

  14. grad
    grad ·

    Yeaaah! super

  15. yoharryo
    yoharryo ·

    I'd love to try the new super awesome-tastic lab.

  16. yoharryo
    yoharryo ·

    Sorry, forgot to say please. My mother would be ashamed...

  17. gtavares
    gtavares ·

    piiiiiiick me! i wanna try, wanna help. :D

  18. champi
    champi ·

    I'm okay to test that as soon as I have 2 minutes left!!

  19. jogintas
    jogintas ·

    I did already send the huge list of my hints/thoughts, maybe you did not receive it? if you still want/need it, i can resend it :)

  20. graefin
    graefin ·

    It IS fast! At least it was while testing it ;)

  21. maddyoulook
    maddyoulook ·

    snazzy! <3

  22. kefla
    kefla ·

    Sounds great! I've got a fist-full of films here about to be developed, I'd love to try the new features out please! :)

  23. petunia
    petunia ·

    this is just what i was hoping for, everything sounds great; the drag and drop, auto resizing, portrait support (this is really great cos i actually avoid shooting portrait sometimes cos i know it won't look great on here) but the best thing is definitely the multiple upload, can't wait for it to be up and running, it's gonna be brilliant, and hopefully it'll galvanise me into getting my scanner fixed...

  24. missound
    missound ·

    I think the photolab is gonna have a lot more work.

  25. recurving
    recurving ·

    @Jogintas: I forgot to say: thank you to all users who've already sent us some feedback. We are organizing the feedback right now, discussing it and will work it in...

  26. longtimewalking
    longtimewalking ·

    i wanna test too!!! :)

  27. clairethomey
    clairethomey ·

    I'm an excellent beta tester! I wanna test!!

  28. gyllzd
    gyllzd ·

    me too, please!

  29. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    count me in!

  30. mubblegum
    mubblegum ·

    I think all these new features are a great idea! I'd be very interested in testing them.

  31. marcdavies
    marcdavies ·

    I'm up for a spot of testing if you're still open.

  32. lomodirk
    lomodirk ·

    Did I say I would like to test? No?
    I really would like to, got some films to scan and upload :)

  33. vtayeh
    vtayeh ·

    Wow! I'd love to be a a part of the testing too! And keep up the great work!

  34. plesaleza
    plesaleza ·

    I would like to try it

  35. casa_de_holga
    casa_de_holga ·

    i´ like to try it too!

  36. lewischaplin
    lewischaplin ·

    yes please! i have always wanted to upload more to lomography, but i didn't like the old lab :(

  37. boredbone
    boredbone ·

    Nice. i want. can't wait:-D

  38. wackybit
    wackybit ·

    Count me in!

  39. recurving
    recurving ·

    We've sent out the first invitations - please check your inbox. If you didn't get the email please check the spam folders or just contact us at beta(at)lomography(dot)com. But it doesn't end here: if you are not on the list yet, just leave a comment! Thanks to all of you for your interest...

  40. 996ft_above_sea_level
    996ft_above_sea_level ·

    Looking good, would love to be a tester too.

  41. evev
    evev ·

    wow!!!!

  42. eggzakly
    eggzakly ·

    Sign me up! :)

  43. falapagoose
    falapagoose ·

    the lab sounds awesome! I'd be pumped to try it out!

  44. macmarco
    macmarco ·

    double wow...please let me try!!!
    ciao

  45. olgasoler
    olgasoler ·

    I'd like to be in as well, thanx for all these great improvements.

  46. jeremix
    jeremix ·

    Wow, nice job.

  47. nathanadams
    nathanadams ·

    Looks good. I'd love to give it a go.

    One question though, will there also be an API for it? I'd love to see a plugin for iPhoto (or other photo apps) similar to flickr uploader. I get all my lomo shots scanned at the photolab, and bring them straight into iPhoto for organising - so a neat and easy way of getting them from that point up to online would be great.

  48. gvelasco
    gvelasco ·

    I've been hoping for this for quite a while. I did a lot of work to my Lomohome and uploaded a lot of pictures, but I became less active here and more active on flickr because of the difficulty in using the lab here, but I would really like to participate here more. This is a great move for you guys. I would like to try it out A.S.A.P.

  49. mattdude1081
    mattdude1081 ·

    me too =]

  50. sanmariano
    sanmariano ·

    Yes, I need to try this! Nice job anyway!

  51. recurving
    recurving ·

    @all: thanks for your interest, you can use the lab now, email are on the way
    @sanmariano: got a message from the server your email address is not working, can you please drop me a line and i will send you all the infos? beta(at)lomography(dot)com

  52. atari_fear
    atari_fear ·

    I'd like to test this one too!

  53. nooknook
    nooknook ·

    awwww, I tried to upload on sunday but my pictures were too small. Then I tried again today (monday) and I've been told too many people have got involved and now I can't test the site after all... Boooo. Was really looking forward to that!

  54. recurving
    recurving ·

    Sorry, we are facing some problems with the Lab right now - too many people using it - but we are working on it!

  55. peter
    peter ·

    The lab is online again. We're still trying out different things, so please be patient if there is some down time.

  56. mrbuttons
    mrbuttons ·

    Tá an site seo go hálainn!

    would love to be a tester

  57. he_is_me
    he_is_me ·

    Would love to be a tester too... but seems your server may not like it! :-P

  58. flannelcat
    flannelcat ·

    could i test?

  59. pathogenesis
    pathogenesis ·

    If there is space for more testers I'd love to be involved!

  60. vandegraeff
    vandegraeff ·

    I'd love to begin testing this. Why - I LOVE YOU LOMO!

  61. obeywan
    obeywan ·

    Count me In!!!

  62. shoegazer
    shoegazer ·

    nice! portrait support is a big plus...lemme be a tester!!!

  63. m0bst3r
    m0bst3r ·

    I want to test it...
    cheers

  64. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Hi ! I'd like to try the new beta lab lomohomes, but I can't upload pics !

  65. mandashitley
    mandashitley ·

    I want to test. am I too late. I have been using the site all week...

    You guys are doin' a great job!

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