What is this?
Piczlr is a web application that places the photos you add on a world map. It does this by reading the GPS position that was recorded when the photo was taken. Use Piczlr to easily find photos from a specific travel memory, show all pictures you've taken on a specific day of the year, or just play around and relive your memories.
How do I update/upgrade/pause/cancel/refund a subscription?
If you want to do any changes to your subscription, for example update the payment details, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This process will be made smoother in the future.
Is there a mobile app?
Not in any app stores yet. However, Piczlr is created to be a Progressive Web App (PWA). This means Piczlr can easily be installed on a mobile phone and will then behave as a native app in all important ways. Browsers have different ways for how to install a PWA, but in general there are two ways:
- In the account menu in Piczlr, look for a button that says "Install as app on this device" an click it. At least Chrome on Android supports this method.
- Other web browsers have options in the browser menu that say something like "Install" or "Add to home screen".
Why is Google Photos not supported?
Google Photos does unfortunately not support extracting the location metadata from the users' photos. That said, there is a workaround that could be added to Piczlr if there is enough interest, but be warned that it would be a hassle. These would be the steps using the workaround:
- Make sure you have location history enabled on your Google account and use it on your phone.
- Download your location history from Google Takeout.
- Upload your location history to Piczlr.
- Add your photos from Google Photos.
- Regularly do step 2-4 whenever you have new photos to add.
If you're still interested, please send an email to email@example.com so that we know there is an interest.
If you want to help and put some pressure on Google to add this feature so users can use their photos in the way they want, star this issue in the Google Photos issue tracker ("Provide API to get location of mediaitem").
Why is there no support for the cloud provider I use for my photos?
Because we didn't know anyone would be interested! Or we just haven't had the time yet. Either way, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll have a look. If the photo provider has support for loading photos and extracting the location metadata it should be possible to add.
Why does it say some of my photos are missing location data?
A camera doesn't always have access to the current location and can therefore not store it in the photo that is being taken. There are different reasons for this. If you think you have a photo that definitely has location info but the application says it doesn't, please send an email to email@example.com and attach the photo so that it can be examined to see if there is a bug.
Why don't you have feature X?
There is a lot of functionality that can and will be added. If you think a specific new feature should be prioritized we would be very happy if you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us about it.