Feedback, Bugs and everything else on the new Lab


We’ve put the new Lab online some hours ago (a bigger announcement and tutorial is coming, too) – those who have already tried it please give us some feedback, report bugs and let us know what is and what isn’t working for you! Thanks!

We’ve put the new Lab online some hours ago (a bigger announcement and tutorial is coming, too) – those who have already tried it please give us some feedback, report bugs and let us know what is and what isn’t working for you! Thanks!

Update: A new version with some bug fixes is now available at – please continue your feedback!

written by recurving on 2010-05-18 #news #lab #feedback #bugs


  1. lakandula
    lakandula ·

    Hey LSI! The new lab looks great with all the album covers made bigger. Plus it is now easier to view each photo without having to refresh the page. And the tag boxes are simpler.
    But on the downside, my albums are messed up. Hope you can fix the bugs in the update and bring my albums to their original order (ie., using the date of publication as basis of sorting them anew). And the album titles does not fade out thus blocking the view of the entire album cover and ruining the lomowall effect. Downloading photos got a new look but made too simple that I initially thought nothing is happening not unless I look closely at the #/# indicator. I hope you can do something to suggest action is in progress like changing the color and maybe a small bar or clock that moves. The photos I uploaded turned out in my homepage photos. Before, they don't show up since they are supposed to be private not until I publish it. Lastly, I can't seem to figure out how to publish my locked albums. Before, It's just a click on the public/private to unlock or lock the album.
    Hope you'll soon fix these glitches. I know new updates are really less than perfect.
    Keep up the good work, guys!

  2. recurving
    recurving ·

    @lakandula we are writing a script that does exactly that – gonna use it on your first! about the unlocking albums/photos: in the dropdown there is an option "change the albums or photos visibility" – there you can change that!

  3. quaisoir
    quaisoir ·

    I just uploaded an album but it didn't allow me to choose the film that I used since it's not in the list. Even if I were to type it out, it simply doesn't appear - just an error message. And the album's visibility has been changed to everyone can view it but it doesn't seem to be published on my lomohome.The photos are there though! The tagging is really easy. The photo details always screw up my page. The uploading is pretty quick. hmmm...I'm getting used to it. Hope u guys can tweak it to perfection! :)

  4. simonjamesonweston
    simonjamesonweston ·

    half the pictures I uploaded were pixelated and so I deleted and tried again and some were the second time too - I guess this is happening to everyone. It is also nice to see if the downloads are happening - like % or a download bar - so you know it's not just hanging.

    When I look at the pictures - some are locked for no apparent reason too - but I didn't delve to far into it as there are obviously a host of bugs that are to be fixed and so will try again when other users find it is clear.

    It is a shame not to have fully beta tested as many users like to keep adding and watching new films here

  5. lakandula
    lakandula ·

    @recurving: I see. What used to be 'make album public or private' is now 'change the visibility of the album into either everyone can see the album or only you can see the album.' I tried in one and it appeared in my albums wall but not in my lomohome. And when I tried opening the album, it says Oh no! Can't find the photoXXXX. Good to know you're working on solutions. Hope all will be okay soon.

  6. emilios
    emilios ·

    Not related to the lab feature but evrytime i comment, a window appears that says the link is broken. Then when i refresh, the comment appears twice.

  7. cubilas
    cubilas ·

    I like the fact you can change the order of the albums now. And it looks better than the old lab. Haven't tested the rest yet, but I'm sure it'll all work out eventually.

  8. stinketier
    stinketier ·

    I'm not able to publish albums or use different tags like 'Holga WPC' for camera or 'Kodak Ektar 100' for film...

  9. antibiotyx
    antibiotyx ·

    i can't seem to change my avatar. whenever i click on edit, i'm redirected to a broken link. what's happening? ;(

  10. satomi
    satomi ·

    Just uploaded an album. a bit slow, but it worked just fine. I think I just need a little getting use to...

  11. satomi
    satomi ·

    oh, one thing though. I would love the album to show in my top page in the order I saved in the lab...for now, it's not doing that...(if I go to 'albums' it'll show them the way I saved them)

  12. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    I've changed the key picture on my "I'm a Liar" album but nothing ghange on the main page display, I'm still have a blank thumbnail!

  13. dazb
    dazb ·

    I like the new lab, and especially the ability to delete empty albums at last - woo - thanks - good work everyone involved! :)

    Changing the order of albums is a great feature, but sadly doesn't change the order on my main home page, just in my albums section.

    I also can't work out how to change the title/description of a photo. Is this missing? :(

  14. recurving
    recurving ·

    hey - thanks for the additional feedback. some stuff we've already changed:

    when creating an album you should have the option now to make it privaty or public on creation. same for uploading photos.

    uploading should now continue while changing the tabs.

    about title and description: the can only be changed in the photo view, gonna make it happen in the other view as well.

  15. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    I try to publish albums but I have no idea if they actually publish because when I look in my home at my albums section I just get the broken LCA picture yet I can see other peoples album pages, something weird there, also I have 1000+ albums that are now all out of order, that is a pure disaster

  16. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    also my albums were in the correct order yesterday and now this am they are all F-ed up. are you guys just doing something and then they will be fixed or do I have to swear off LSI for a couple months out of anger? I'm sure you guys are on it though, it is just weird that most peoples albums were screwed up last night and mine were fine now mine are out of order, I do like the new lab a lot though, especially since it loads about one million times quicker

  17. recurving
    recurving ·

    hey – so we've restored all album positions of you guys. @kylethefrench: errr. sorry. but we have a backup from before we did this – gonna restore your albums to this. give us a minute.

  18. recurving
    recurving ·

    (… and when i write guys i of course mean all the girls too!)

  19. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    "18:02:31: 1.jpg is not a RGB image" why is that?

  20. recurving
    recurving ·

    @adi_totp maybe it's a cmyk image – do you have photoshop? if so open the file with it and go to "image > mode" – if it says cmyk colors it's cmyk. or if you are in doubt mail me the file to recurving (at) lomography (dot) com

  21. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    "18:12:49: 1.jpg is too small" is there a minimum for jpg size? thanks for the fast respond :D

  22. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    @recurving it's working :D :D thank you :)

  23. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    wooooow! it's working! check my 1st album from the new Lab ;p…

  24. lakandula
    lakandula ·

    @recurving: Kudos to you and the team for bringing back the order into my albums. They're back to where they were before the update. Good job! But the same order is yet to be reflected in my lomohome. Hopefully, that will be next to get fixed. You must be working so hard to get all these glitches fixed. Hope your team will find time to eat, drink and be merry. Thanks a lot!

  25. recurving
    recurving ·

    @lakandula the changes should be reflected in the albums section of your home, right? just now on the overview page yet (and yes, already on that). thanks for your nice words from all of us here!

  26. yaypenny
    yaypenny ·

    I can't publish my new album for the life of me. :( It doesn't show up on my home until I click edit. It states that it is visible to all, but it never published and isn't even visible to me...I hope I can publish it someday? Really miss the old settings; I'd just gotten used to them.

  27. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    i too would like to have the original order back in my albums section by publication date =(

  28. ahleng90
    ahleng90 ·

    i'll give a test on the lab tomorrow...but now,i'm happy with the photos section :D photos from countries :D

  29. kvboyle
    kvboyle ·

    Hi there, just loaded an album (very easy to do, I like the new layout / system) but when I look at the new album in my home some of the pictures are pixellated, and then I go back into the lab and back out again and they're OK.....weird, huh?

  30. gnarlyleech
    gnarlyleech ·

    new albums don't show in my lomohome. They do show when I click on albums sections. When I try to edit my profile, it brings me to the error page.

  31. ahleng90
    ahleng90 ·

    i have problem to edit 'about' section ..icannot change my avatar :S

  32. reneg88
    reneg88 ·

    okay, i uploaded an album, made it public, [published it] and it shows when you click 'see all albums' but it doesn't come out in my home, nor in my story feed, like it used to say 'reneg88 published blablablabla'. =(

  33. elletra
    elletra ·

    A lot of the links in my home don't work, and my album I loaded last night isn't displayed unless I click on the albums link at the top of the page... the lab itself is running ok though.

  34. lakandula
    lakandula ·

    @recurving: The restored order is reflected in the albums page and the album portion of the lab but not in the lomohome. Same problem as reported by gnarlyleech. I made public an album but can't view the photos.

  35. recurving
    recurving ·

    @kylethefrench: we've restored your original album positions…

  36. gnarlyleech
    gnarlyleech ·

    Ok my new albums are now showing up on the lomohome. But I still cant view older messages nor edit my about section. and I just tryed to use the shout box and it sent me to an error page. Thanks for the hard work guys and gals.

  37. dazb
    dazb ·

    @recurving - thanks for the note on titles/descriptions, I was being blind, sorry!

    Also, I just got a lot of
    14:01:01: 20100501-Photo22_3.jpg is too small
    errors - my photos are 800px wide, which is larger than the recommended 768px minimum

  38. lakandula
    lakandula ·

    @recurving: I just noticed that making an album public does not alone enable one to view the pictures. The photos in the album should be unlocked as well by making them publicly visible. The double process is more complicated. In the first place, why should I publish an album if I don't want the public to view the photos in them. Hope you guys can find an easier solution - like a one click way to make public/private an album. To add, it's strange how terms has been changed: make public/private has become change the visibility of the album. Even if the expressions 'everyone can see these albums or only you can see these albums', the terms public/private are simpler and direct to the point. Just my two cents.

  39. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    a joke or what? I just finished placing my albums in order and ...21 of my old albums now have a new date May 17, 2010 and jumped in the front row! WTF!!!!

  40. recurving
    recurving ·

    Okay, album order should be now the same everywhere… We continue the bug fixing and feedback work!

  41. stijn_b
    stijn_b ·

    I don't know if this is a direct result of the changes made in the lab section but the stream doesn't seem to work properly. I haven't had the opportunity to use the new lab so I'm unable to give any feedback.

  42. miss_behavin
    miss_behavin ·

    I think the new lab is great, it's all very easy to use.

    The only problem i had was that i can't use a film or camera tag if it is not in the drop-down list. If i try, i get an error...

    Also, it took quite some time for the new album and photos to show up on my home, and it doesn't say "...just published an album" on my home after i've finished.

  43. sinvertigo
    sinvertigo ·

    I don't know if a problem with the new lab, but the "I like this photo" function looks working wrong... I test it in Chrome and Firefox, and the site keep the "wait" status after press the "I like this photo".... and don't count the vote...

  44. yaypenny
    yaypenny ·

    My new album that I uploaded last night now appears with my others, and in the correct order, but it does not show up on my stream or any other used to announce when I published a new album. I'm sad that I can't share my photos, how pathetic is that?? :) Thanks for working on these bugs.

  45. coldkennels
    coldkennels ·

    I'm also finding the tag problem and lack of publishing announcement a bit annoying, but also - and maybe I'm just being a bit dense - I can't seem to find a way to move more than one photo between albums at a time? If I select a range and drag them, only the one my cursor is over moves. Is there a way around this?

  46. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    ok so I did get a new album published but it is only a keypic and basically the albums in my home are back in order with the exception of the first two albums being old as the hills. However when I go into my lab all the pictures are backwards with the oldest first and the newest last, meaning that since i have 1000 + albums I would need to hit the "load more albums" button about a zillion times before I got to the newest albums, which it was arranged the other way yesterday. also the pictures that should be in my new album are public in the picture section of my home but are not in the album

  47. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    ehhh... my album positions as they appear in my home are in a wrong order, looks almost like a reversed order... but the album I uploaded yesterday is in first position....

  48. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    No, in fact about my album position, the first one is ok, then the 15 following ones are very old ones (from the old lomohome) and then the good order starts again... I'll try to move these 15 albums myself in the lab... :)

  49. superlighter
    superlighter ·


  50. earlybird
    earlybird ·

    cannot see the hotos of two of my albums. it can`t be found!!

  51. star-pixie
    star-pixie ·

    I can't upload any photos :( It keeps saying all my images are too small, and they're not :(

  52. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    The new lab only looks good, but otherwise is a monstrous bug infestation!! The dates are lost from my albums, their order has been mixed up, and when I looked at them, the system posted them as republished. This is way too weird!! At this point, I vote for a return to Old Lomography!! It was slow, but it looked better and was stable. Another fine mess!! PLease don't use your customers for quality control!!

  53. kdstevens
    kdstevens ·

    The new lab really sucks in my humble opinion. I have spent 4 hours between yesterday and today trying to upload an album and make it visible. I finally succeeded in making it visible this morning but when I reviewed the photos they were all pixilated. So I guess I'll have to start over. Somebody wake me when this thing works. On the positive side, once it works the way it's supposed to it looks like it will be better than the old lab.

  54. magicbus
    magicbus ·

    i still have problems to get all of my albums loaded, there is always a album upload error.
    isn't it possible to see all of my albums at once. so i have to click ten times to get on the end of the albums, this sucks.
    and i still miss a search tool to find albums by their names. when we will get this?

  55. megs79
    megs79 ·

    How do I move a picture from unsorted to the album I have created?

  56. megs79
    megs79 ·

    Would like to know How i move a picture from unsorted to the album i would like it to be in?

  57. yaypenny
    yaypenny · I went and accidentally deleted my "unsorted" folder. Now what? Seems like that should be an undeletable folder. Still can't publish an album/make it visible, no matter how many times I tell it that everyone can see them. Going away until things are figured out, I guess.

  58. lichtblick
    lichtblick ·

    my album order is totally chaos. please bring back my old order.

  59. lakandula
    lakandula ·

    My albums are again in a mess. Hope the bugs will be fixed soon.

  60. analogeyes
    analogeyes ·


  61. analogeyes
    analogeyes ·

    768px image size does not work! all images are giving "errors"!!?!? cant upload!

  62. analogeyes
    analogeyes ·

    also cant change my 'about' section on my homepage..

  63. ripsta
    ripsta ·

    my album is not arrange well like before. i try to arrange manually but its very annoying. please lsi arrange back my albums. thanks.

  64. gvelasco
    gvelasco ·

    I would like to submit a camera review, but the "reviewable" field is required and I can't enter my own value. It only lets me select a value from the list and the camera I want to review isn't on the list.

  65. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Well, after a close look to my albums in the lab I can still say that the order is messed up.. I thought it was only some of them in the wrong place, but found out that a lot of recent albums were rejected in the last positions.... and as I have 375 albums, I gave up to arrange the order manually... hope you can fix the right chronological order again...
    And like @lakandula, I think that the old private/public album was a simpler way to tell the things and it's not comprehensible to unlock an album but get the pictures inside locked... One only action to lock/unlock an album should be enough...
    And I was asking myself about the utility of the unsorted and trash folder in the new lab.... as apparently the uploaded pictures aren't anymore automatically in the unsorted folder (BUT I found that great, to know where exactly are the recent uploaded pictures...) and for the trash folder if you delete something, it's totally deleted... at least with the old trash folder, you could take back a picture you had accidentally trashed, or change your mind, etc... well, I liked the way the unsorted and trash folder were located differently from the others and had a very usefull function they don't seem to have anymore...
    And I have the impression you can't drag and drop anymore a whole set of selected pictures or albums, only one of them is moving... or I didn't find the way to drag and drop more than one pic or album??

  66. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Why some pics are pixellized and others (same size) not ?

  67. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Still impossible to change the profile pic, the link is "broken" !

  68. bxlomo
    bxlomo ·

    Hi, It all looks very nice, but as before it"s not super easy...

    things that doesn't work or i can't find:

    - I cannot edit my about
    - I can't find where i can enter a title for a picture
    - I cannot drag more pictures directly into a new album, only one by one...
    - Clicking in my home on albums or pictures --> oh no, .can't find...


  69. bxlomo
    bxlomo ·


  70. recurving
    recurving ·

    Okay, we've uploaded a new version of the Lab including much of your feedback. And the bug telling you your images were too small is also gone…

  71. venusattack
    venusattack ·

    i can't submit any of my photos into any rumble at all!! i've spent a whole day trying to do that and it's frustrating me...cos some of the deadlines are soon. I'd like to submit and get it over with rather than keep trying to remember what photos i planned to submit & then coming back again. Other than that, the lab needs getting used to as to anything else new...

  72. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    I can't move groups of anything, either pictures or albums, I can only move one thing at a time regardless if I have selected multiples. My lab album order is still jacked the F up. I have 600+ blank albums before I get to any new real albums, and my first two new albums are old as the hills and then after that it seems ok, whatever, hope help is on way, I'm sure it is

  73. star-pixie
    star-pixie ·

    Yey, the changes seem to be working but........

    I keep getting this message when I try to view any of the photos I upload
    "Oh No! Can't find Photo 11341232 in Album 1613044-may-randomness in star-pixie's Home"

  74. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    also I can't delete these old empty albums that are making it nearly impossible to use my lab, when I try and delete them it just says it is deleting the photos in the album (which they are empty anyways for some reason) and will not delete the actual album. it is a rare pain in the ass

  75. recurving
    recurving ·

    @kylethefrench: but the order in is fine? sorry for the trouble, we are on it

  76. ripsta
    ripsta ·

    i can not drag and drop all the pictures into new albums, have to drag one by one...and that so wasting time

  77. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    I've just upload a new album, everythings seems to be alright except for the inverse order of the pictures in the album and a random pixel effect on some pictures that disapear after play reload page on the browser!

  78. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    why I cant write the film I've used? I have always ERROR while I try to put the name of the film I've used example Ferrania Solaris 100

  79. recurving
    recurving ·

    @superlighter: sometimes the server is too slow for producing the photos, that's why it takes a smaller version, hence the pixels – we are looking into that. the film create bug will be fixed, already on our list, thanks for pointing out

  80. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    yeah basically just my lab is jacked up with all manner of locked empty albums causing trouble, at my home the albums are basically ok except the first 3 are old as the hills, I tried moving them but it didn't work, also not being able to move multiples of photos or albums is still very frustrating

  81. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    update that i was able to erase the empty album and like my first 20 albums are in the correct order in my lab and home, but after the first twenty it is all a disaster because the albums are arranged all weird and not chronological.

  82. jeaa
    jeaa ·

    tagging was quicker which means less hassle! thanks! :)

  83. pagodas
    pagodas ·

    some of my photos aren't loading, anywhere on the site. not in the lab or on my page. :( also i would looove a "rotate" button.

  84. copefan
    copefan ·

    could we have our albums sorted by date as they were in the old lab???

  85. magicbus
    magicbus ·

    yes, in the old lomography lab you could sort by name or by date. this would be a nice feature in the new lab. and then maybe one time there will be a option to search your albums by name!!!!!!
    by the way, @recurving, i still get only my first 420 albums and then a error message. you are still trying to fix this??

  86. gvelasco
    gvelasco ·

    Who should I talk to about not being able to submit a camera review for a camera that isn't already on the list.

  87. kylethefrench
    kylethefrench ·

    so sometimes i try to upload a camera or a film and it won't do it, it just says error. also all my albums are all screwed up still in my lab and home, not in any date order, I am guessing that is never getting fixed because that is the word on the street, I think maybe in the future I could just date stamp all my pix as a tag, idk.

  88. lakandula
    lakandula ·

    I have uploaded two albums just to test but still the albums are just reflected in my albums page but not in the home of the day stream of published albums and comments. And I wonder why all of a sudden old albums are getting published. My albums are again in a different order. When is this chaos ever going to end? Hopefully, very soon.

  89. tracyvmoore
    tracyvmoore ·

    I am using Chrome and so far everything seems to be working great. I too would love to see the ability to organize our albums by date, as well as maybe reverse order them so that the newest albums come up first. I was also wondering if there was a way to submit photos to the contests right from our labs. That would be really cool.

  90. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    During upload, the text stays still at "38 pictures left to be upload" and the tab shows 0/38 without changing... and when I relaunched the page after some time, thinking it get stucked, in fact there were already 4 pictures uploaded.... I regret the % bar where you had a bit the idea what the upload state is.... would be nice to have the % or at least a progression bar....

  91. missthayes
    missthayes ·

    hi just a suggestion for the next re-do of the lab
    it would be handy if you could rotate the photos in there, beause i always scan mine upsidedown and have to delete them and rescan them
    it might just be my clumsyness
    but if anyone else mentions that, it would be nice

  92. gmanc
    gmanc ·

    Hi there. Like @VenusAttack, I am unable to submit photos to comps. I press submit and the following screen comes up blank apart from advertisement at the top. Also I seem to have lost all the titles and descriptions that I entered on the old system. Can anything be done?
    Obviously you have got loads of work on. Best of luck with that and hope it all calms down soon

  93. yaypenny
    yaypenny ·

    photos are still blurry and pixelated (not mine, but others). I hope this is a temporary bug, because it obviously defeats the point of a photo-centric website.

  94. roxthebox
    roxthebox ·

    i try to move on of my photos from one album to another and i keep getting an error mesage.. ive moved some before.. why is this happening?? :(

  95. blue-dog
    blue-dog ·

    Just got here after some time away and it looks like I have been hacked....some of my albums were re-published and I did not do it...I do not have time now to see what else might have been done...

  96. blue-dog
    blue-dog ·

    Just did a new film review....could not get past the error previous fim selection...until I picked a film that had allready been done even though mine is a new film. You could put back in the OTHER option.....or it could be written in.

  97. dazb
    dazb ·

    I just uploaded some photos and they've disappeared - not in the "photos" part of my lab, and there were no errors :(

  98. domyblue
    domyblue ·

    I can't upload ... I was in the middle of uploading an album and I can't upload new photos :(
    I have this message All photos uploaded. But if I try to see if there are new photos I can't see them ... help !!!

  99. domyblue
    domyblue ·

    Now everything works again :)

  100. spacechampion
    spacechampion ·

    HOw do I delete something I didn't intend to post?

  101. arcadiobuendia
    arcadiobuendia ·

    I am trying to open the lab section with Google Chrome or IE, but a strange litte white box appears on the inaccessable lab interface. So, I couldnt upload photos for days.

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