picu

Description

Client Proofing for Photographers.

Say goodbye to overcomplicated communication with your clients:
Shoot. Upload. Get Approved.

All from the comfort of your own WordPress installation.

  • With picu you can create collections of photographs from your photo-shoots.
  • Send your client a link to a collection via email as part of the workflow.
  • Once the client approved the collection, you will be informed via email.
  • Easily retrieve your client’s selection to use in your photo administration software of choice.

Enhance picu with premium Add-Ons

We give our best to provide support and answer questions in the support forums, but please be aware that one-on-one priority support via email is only guaranteed to people who bought one of our premium Add-Ons.

  • Check out the Brand & Customize add-on, which lets you add a custom logo and adapt the frontend to match your branding.
  • The Import add-on gives you the ability to upload large amounts of images via FTP and import them directly from your web server.
  • The Selection Options add-on allows you set the number of images your client needs to select to approve a collection.

Requirements

  • PHP 5.6
  • WordPress 4.5

Website

Authors

Screenshots

  • picu in the WordPress admin: Simply create a collection of photos and send it to your client.
  • How a collection looks to your client.
  • View approved images in a grid or as a list. Conveniently copy filenames of approved images.

Installation

  1. Upload the picu folder to your /wp-content/plugins directory.
  2. Activate the “picu” plugin in the WordPress administration interface.

FAQ

Installation Instructions
  1. Upload the picu folder to your /wp-content/plugins directory.
  2. Activate the “picu” plugin in the WordPress administration interface.

Reviews

Just does what it says! Awesome!

I was looking for a quick and easy gallery proofing system for my site. Just absolutely perfect!!! Thank you for an awesome plugin. Up and running in 10 minutes and the client view looks great as well. Thank you again for a great plugin!

Finally an easy solution

Exactly what I’ve been looking for. Easy, lightweight, fast. Great support with an open ear to suggestions and improvements. Looking forward to future updates.

Awesome plugin, great support – just what I was looking for

Untill yesterday I could find just nothing suitble for me. But then I saw picu and my photographer life became so much easier 😀
Picu has a modern and light design and it does just everything I need:
a) a beautiful email will be sent to my customers automaticaly;
b) it’s super easy and user-friendly for the customer to brows throu the gallery and to check the best images;
c) I get exactly the information I need via my email – for me it’s file names.
d) Customer will be forwarded to my website afterwords.

I like the design in the the free version very much. But the possibility to customize it with an Add-on BRAND & CUSTOMIZE is realy great!

And the support is realy great and quick 🙂

Thank you guys!

perfect support & good workflow

Love the workflow with upload and client selection.
Afterwards the selected images can be imported (selected) in lightroom with no problems.
Can recommend it to anyone who is working with a lot of images and client selection.

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Contributors & Developers

“picu” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

“picu” has been translated into 5 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

Translate “picu” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

Changelog

1.2.1

Release Date: November 4th, 2017

  • Enhancements

    • Add image number to the lightbox view
    • Add filter that allows you adjust the from email address for picu emails
  • Bugfixes

    • Fix a bug that could prevent duplication from working
    • Fix encoding for translations

1.2.0

Release Date: July 25th, 2017

  • Enhancements

    • Add shortcode [picu_list_collections] to display a list of collections
    • Update add-ons page
    • Final preparations for Download add-on release
  • Bugfixes

    • Lightbox performance improvement for large collections

1.1.1

Release Date: May 26th, 2017

  • Enhancements

    • Copy filenames into the clipboard with one click!
    • Add blog URL and active theme to our debug page
    • Final preparations for Selection Options add-on release
  • Bugfixes

    • Remove a bug that prevented some collections from being duplicated

1.1.0

Release Date: April 14th, 2017

  • Enhancements
    • Add possibility to filter selected/unselected images in the front end
    • Add a new column to the collection overview screen, that shows how many images have been selected
    • New default image size is now 3000px wide (was 1024px before)
    • Small design refinements
    • Add filter for picu collection slug
    • JS templates will now work with asp style php tags enabled
    • Attachment pages for picu images will not show up in Yoast xml sitemaps, attachment pages will redirect to the homepage
    • Preparation for upcoming Selection Options add-on release

1.0.0

Release Date: December 9th, 2016

  • Enhancements
    • Revised notification system with more meaningful notices when saving and sending collections
    • More preparation for upcoming add-on releases
    • Speaking of add-ons: Check out https://picu.io/add-ons for the first two add-ons!

0.9.5

Release Date: October 11th, 2016
* Enhancements
* Preparation for upcoming add-on releases

  • Bugfixes
    • Removes an embarrassing bug which added “test: ” before email subjects

0.9.4

Release Date: August 16th, 2016

  • Enhancements
    • You can now duplicate collections
    • Update how picu sends emails
    • Prevent picu collections form showing up in Yoast SEO’s xml sitemaps
    • More preparation for upcoming add-on releases

0.9.3

Release Date: June 7th, 2016

  • Enhancements
    • Add rudimentary print css
    • Add page with debug information under settings
    • picu can now be translated by everyone via https://translate.wordpress.org/projects/wp-plugins/picu
    • Update Add-Ons page
    • Preparation for upcoming add-on releases

0.9.2

Release Date: April 21st, 2016

  • Enhancements

    • Add filter to change the default filename separator, see picu FAQs for details
    • Add Finnish translation (Thx Rami & Tom)
  • Bugfixes

    • Make picu compatible with (some) caching plugins

0.9.1

Release Date: March 12th, 2016

  • Enhancements
    • Redirect clients to the homepage after they submitted their selection
    • Implemented a hook to change the default email message
    • Small styling enhancements

0.9.0

Release Date: January 22nd, 2016

  • Enhancements
    • picu now (officially) supports password protection for collections
    • Added a dialog box when trying to edit a collection that has already been sent to the client
    • Added a loading indicator when saving/sending collections in the front end
    • Lots of small styling enhancements

0.8.2

Release Date: December 29th, 2015

  • Enhancements

    • Added new labels for our Custom Post Type “Collections” (WordPress 4.4+)
    • Added a new filter for customizations through Add-Ons
  • Bugfixes

    • Fixed a conflict on some admin screens when $current_screen wasn’t set

0.8.1

Release Date: December 9th, 2015

  • Enhancements

    • Added support for native responsive images (WordPress 4.4+)
    • Updated German translations
  • Bugfixes

    • Fixed a display error in the backend for WP 4.4+

0.8.0

Release Date: November 25th, 2015

  • Enhancements

    • Completely redesigned backend UI!
    • Added the possibility for other sharing options (instead of email)
    • Re-Organized some files behind the scenes
  • Bugfixes

    • Fixed size of thumbnails in backend after upload
    • Fixed a bug on the welcome screen
    • Fixed width of Add-On boxes for large screens

0.7.5

Release Date: October 29th, 2015

  • Enhancements

    • Update translations
    • Added licensing functionality for picu add-ons
  • Bugfixes

    • Fixed a bug where a collection would not be displayed correctly
    • Fixed a bug where email content was not formated correctly

0.7.4

Release Date: October 23rd, 2015

  • Enhancements

    • Display maximum file size limit for image uploads
    • HTML emails are now sent by default (can be turned off in Settings)
    • Added some missing translations
    • Added custom hooks and more small preparations for picu add-ons
  • Bugfixes

    • Add versioning to js/css files to make sure the right files are loaded, regardless of caching
    • Fixed some display bugs in IE

0.7.3

Release Date: October 7th, 2015

  • Enhancements
    • HTML email notifications
    • Improved compatibility with other plugins
    • Added more under-the-hood goodness to prepare for future updates and the release of picu add-ons

0.7.2

Release Date: September 12th, 2015

  • Enhancements

    • Added a new list view and filter to check approved images in the backend
    • Added preview thumbnails to theme settings
    • Added filter hooks to backbone templates and collections, models & views
  • Bugfixes

    • Remove double admin page titles

0.7.1

Release Date: September 7th, 2015

  • Enhancements

    • Added the photographers email address as CC in emails to the client
  • Bugfixes

    • Fixed confirmation emails to the photographer when a collection is approved
    • Fixed a bug where images were displayed in the wrong order
    • Fixed a bug where admin notices were displayed in the wrong places
    • Fixed password protection for collections
    • Fixed uninstall routine for multisite installations

0.7.0

Release Date: September 1th, 2015

  • First official release (public beta) to the WordPress.org repo.