Got questions? We got answers!
Howdy mates! Thanks for staying with us during the last months of testing and tweaking the site formerly known as beta! Now online for a few days we hope that you are enjoying the new face of Lomography!
Of course, no change this big will ever be easy. We deeply apologize to everyone who feel that they have been left without answers or forewarning to the change and feel that we need to emphasize once more what has happened, what is currently happening and give you guys a little preview of what is still to come!
What has happened
Simply put we have created a new website from scratch. We have designed some new Homes for you to store your Lomographic masterpieces, launched a new online Magazine (with more sections updates on analogue photography than you have ever seen before!) and a new section called Photos (where you can browse hundreds of thousands of photos taken by thousands of Lomographers from around the world!). While the bulk of functions from the old Lomography has been integrated some are still being worked on!
For a short while still – the old pages can still be accessed at old.lomography.com
What is happening
Based on your feedback we have set some priorities among ourselves:
Photos – We have currently started the process of migrating nearly 5(!) million photos from the old site over to the new. Over the next 2 weeks you will see a sharp rise in photos on the page, most of which will be loaded to your homes. We would like to ask you for a little bit more patience, as 5 million photos take some time to transfer!
A bit more information regarding this:
- The meta data will be migrated
- All albums will be transfered as they are on the old site, if they were public they will be public, if they are private they will remain private
- They will be migrated in the same size as they were uploaded.
Piggies – We are aware that it is not as ideal that you have to go to the shop to see how many Piggies you currently have. Rest assured this is a top priority from our team and something will be thought of.
Awards – They will not be lost. Soon you will have your badges shining on your new doorsteps!
Log in – Unfortunately a bug has made logging in a problem for some of you. We are working hard to find the right solution!
Cover page – We have received several suggestions as to how we can improve the layout of the front page. Soon, we will be testing different alternatives and try to figure out which combination works best.
What will soon be happening
In the extensive feedback that we have been given (THANKS!) we have seen that some things are extremely important to you. As soon as we have finalized the aforementioned issues we will begin to work on the following:
Lab – A more user friendly version will be launched in early summer.
Homes – In the near future you will be able to customize your homes in a similar manner to your old homes. With the new lab, new functions in the homes will roll out.
Email notifications – You will soon be getting an email notifying you of any activity that is happening in your homes.
Magazine sections – Much more will soon be happening in the magazine!
Localized version – You will soon be able to visit a totally interlinked version of this website in your own language!