The Digital Vibes


PicApp and Obama’s win
November 8, 2008, 2:04 pm
Filed under: Web apps | Tags: ,

This is actually a test of picapp. Some time ago, I had wrote about the app but at that time, it couldn’t work with wordpress.

To refresh your memory, PicApp (according it its site description) offers online publishers and bloggers a single source for millions of premium quality and free images to use legally and enhance their sites. News and photo agencies licensing images to PicApp include, among others, Getty Images, Corbis, Image Source and Splash News. PicApp has over 10 millions images with over 10,000 images updated daily; covering all types of editorial and creative image categories.

Copyright is an important issue and one that’s set to grow as online publishing proliferates, and it’s interesting to see online businesses that both sidestep and leverage this minefield to monetize content.

What a better way to test the app, than to celebrate Obama’s win as the first African-American President of the USA? Who incidentally won in part due to his new media savvy?

President-Elect Obama Meets With The Transition Economic Advisory Board
Messages Of Congratulations For Obama Pile Up At Lincoln Memorial
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Picapp is a great photo app
August 12, 2008, 12:23 am
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I was given this lead by a comment left on this blog, and I found a great app to add photos to blogs in the process!

PicApp is a web service for free and licensed images that you can add to your blog. It has even teamed up with Splash News so you can now browse the latest celebrity content from Splash News from within PicApp, and then copy and paste those images to your blog.

Each PicApp image – even when embedded on a blog – comes with a link directly to the copyright image, and can be traced through PicApp’s interface for content owners.

The only catch is, this app does NOT work on wordpress.com for now. Drats! But if you have a blog hosted on another platform, do check it out!