The Ghost of Snapped Shot

Or, welcome to my low-maintenance heck.

Posting Pictures for Fun and Profit, Redux

Again, without the "profit" part. I won't have any talk of that silliness around here!

Lee from A Secondhand Conjecture suggested that I try PicApp, a service that promises to allow we measly bloggers to post copyrighted pictures on our blog at no cost.

Here's a handy example from their gallery, from a story I missed from last week:

Of course, this does come at some cost:—For starters, instead of being able to view the photographs using your high-speed web browser, PicApp forces us to use an Adobe Flash control to run an object that is annoyingly animated.

The other cost? Yeah, you guessed it by now—PicApp reserves the right to advertise on any blog that uses their service.

But hey, I figure it's worth a try, assuming I can find content in their archive in a timely manner. It's not encouraging to see that the latest content available today is from last week, but hey, it's better than nothing.

Be sure to let me know how/if it works for you, and we'll see where things go from here! And, if you're a blogger who is looking to illustrate your articles without paying a hefty fee to the wire services, registration is "free" as in free.

Thanks for the tip, Lee! You're definitely on your way to becoming Internet Superhero #2 in my book!UPDATE: Could it be? Could we be back in business?

We just might be—if the following works for a majority of you dastardly Zionist conspirators:

"Yes, I was very glad to see Snapped Shot go away."



#1 captainfish 25-Mar-2008
i dunno.
like you said. hard to see images that can't be enlarged over what is default. then if you happen to mouse over it, it shrinks.

but then, free is free. and, most of your content is not related to the news of the day. And, for those few times, direct links are always applicable.
#2 Cletus 25-Mar-2008
while the animations are lame, being able to see nice clear pics is worth it.

they do a pretty good service
#3 Brian C. Ledbetter 25-Mar-2008
Eh, caveats or not, it might be a good way to keep the lawyers at bay [i]and[/i] still goof off with some of the wire photos. It all depends on where they go with their technology as to how useful it will be—Those animations have GOT to go, along with the little guy who pops up outside of the frame.

But hey, at least we get to mess with Ahmaddyjab again. ;)

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