picu – Online Photo Proofing Gallery


Professional Photo Proofing Gallery Plugin for WordPress

Take your photography business to the next level with picu – the ultimate photo proofing solution for professional photographers.

Create private photo galleries for clients and make online photo approval simple, accurate, and fast. All galleries are customizable, and proofing with picu makes it easier than ever for both you and your clients.


Are you a professional photographer looking to improve the way you work with clients by streamlining your photo proofing process? Look no further than picu – the comprehensive WordPress photo proofing plugin.

Designed to make it quick and easy to create online client galleries – use picu to let your clients make their preferred selections, and organize the entire workflow directly in WordPress so you can keep clients on the website you fully own & control.

Prefer to see a 3 minute demo of how easy and effective using picu is?

Take a look at the video below for a complete walkthrough of the photo proofing process with picu:

Why Photographers Choose picu for their Client Approval Workflow

picu is not just another plugin. It’s a whole new way of enabling clients to view and approve photos online. Free yourself up from endless admin, speed up project turnaround times, and delight your clients with an easy way to view, approve, and share feedback with you.

Let’s take a closer look at exactly how picu can help you with your photography business:

Effortless Client Approval

It’s time to say goodbye to endless back-and-forth emails and switch to an approval workflow that makes it easy for both you and your clients. With picu, you can share a link to photo galleries directly on your own website (not some third-party service) and make it effortless for your clients to browse and confirm their selections – as well as leave comments as they do so.

Seamless Workflow

The approval process with picu is as easy as it gets. As soon as you’ve created your gallery, simply send an automated email to your clients or manually copy the link to share with them separately. This link will allow them to view their photos and make their selections. Once they approve a collection, you’ll receive an automatic email notification, so you’re always in the loop without the hassle of chasing clients up.

Integration with Your Workflow

picu seamlessly integrates with your existing photo management software. After your client approves a collection, you can easily retrieve their selections and incorporate them into your preferred workflow. Everything happens within the familiar environment of your WordPress website, making for a seamless photo proofing experience.

Stunning, Theme-Independent Design

picu prides itself on its beautiful, theme-independent design for proofing collections. This ensures a consistent, user-friendly, and easy-to-understand workflow for your clients. But that’s not all – picu Pro takes it a step further by allowing you to customize the client photo gallery to match your branding, providing your clients with a personalized proofing experience that reinforces your professional image.

Enhance Your Brand (Pro Only)

With picu Pro, you have the power to add your custom logo and tailor the appearance of your galleries to align with your unique branding. This level of customization distinguishes you from the competition, and leaves a lasting impression on your clients.

Set yourself apart from those photographers still using Dropbox or Google Drive, sending people away from their own website and relying on manual back & forth to keep track of every collection they’re waiting for approval on.

Interactive Image Feedback (Pro Only)

picu Pro introduces the ability for your clients to provide feedback by adding comments and markers to individual images. This really helps make the communication meaningful, since all comments are directly attached to the images they relate to, rather than being included in separate emails or messages. Easily understand client preferences and requirements accurately, including which images they are referring to, every time.

Flexible Selection Options (Pro Only)

Want to specify the minimum or maximum number of images your client can select? No problem. With picu, you can use the selection options feature to define the number or range of images clients can approve, adding clarity to the approval process, and ensuring your clients meet their selection quotas every time.

Download Capability (Pro Only)

You can (optionally) allow clients to download all images in a convenient .zip file using the download feature. This feature is often popular with clients as it makes it easy for them to access and share the approved images with others. This is an optional feature you can enable for each gallery/client if you choose to use it.

Efficient Image Management (Pro Only)

Streamline image management with the import feature. Easily upload large quantities of images via FTP and import them to picu directly from your web server. This completely removes the need for time-consuming manual uploads, making your workflow more efficient.

Theft Protection (Pro Only)

Protect your valuable images from theft with picu Pro’s robust theft protection measures. These measures include the ability to add watermarks to your uploads, along with other security features to ensure that your work remains secure.

Multi-Client Support (Pro Only)

picu Pro’s multi-client support is ideal for photographers who manage multiple clients. Send photo collections to multiple recipients and receive individual selections, ensuring a seamless and organized workflow.

Priority Support (Pro Only)

At picu, we value our customers, and we’re committed to providing exceptional support. picu Pro offers priority support via email exclusively to Pro license holders. When you need assistance, you can count on prompt and personalized support to address your specific needs.

Why Choose picu?

picu is a WordPress plugin designed for photographers, by photographers. We know and understand your pain points – we’ve had them ourselves!

And that’s why we built picu.

It’s more than just a client photo proofing plugin, as it allows you to streamline everything from creating galleries, sharing photo galleries, communicating with clients in a much more efficient way, and having clients approve photos quicker and more accurately than ever. Say goodbye to long waits, endless email threads, vague feedback, and confusion about which image is which.

Here’s why photographers choose picu as their go-to photo proofing solution:

  • 1. Streamlined Client Experience: With picu, you can create a seamless client experience that sets you apart in the industry. Impress your clients with proofing galleries, interactive feedback options, and efficient communication.
  • 2. Brand Reinforcement: picu Pro allows you to reinforce your brand identity. Add your custom logo and tailor the client gallery’s appearance to match your unique branding, leaving a lasting impression.
  • 3. Enhanced Client Interaction: picu Pro enables you to receive detailed feedback from clients by enabling them to leave comments for individual photos. Understand exactly what they want with their comments attached directly to the photo, so there’s no risk of any confusion later on.
  • 4. Streamlined Decision-Making: Define selection quotas with the selection options feature, making it easy for clients to meet their requirements. Set a minimum or maximum number of images to select – as a range between two values, or a fixed number. Eliminate confusion with a straightforward approval process.
  • 5. Client Convenience: The download feature enables clients to access and share approved images effortlessly. Deliver a convenient service that enhances client satisfaction.
  • 6. Efficient Workflow: picu streamlines your workflow with the import feature, eliminating the need for manual uploads. Spend more time on what you do best – capturing stunning photos. And when ready, import photos in bulk.
  • 7. Safeguard Your Images: Protect your work from theft with picu Pro’s watermarking tool. Safeguard your images with watermarks, giving you peace of mind.
  • 8. Multi-Client Proofing: For photographers handling many clients, picu Pro’s support for multiple clients is a game-changer. Get feedback and approval of multiple client interactions efficiently, all on your WordPress site.
  • 9. Priority Support: As a Pro license holder, you gain access to priority support via email. When you have questions or encounter challenges, our dedicated support team is here to assist you promptly.

Get Started with picu Pro

Have questions or suggestions? Get in touch with us on the forums for support, or via our website for pre-sales questions – we’re here to assist you and value your feedback.

Elevate your photography business with picu – your all-in-one solution for professional online photo proofing with WordPress.


  • PHP 7.4
  • WordPress 6.0




  • picu in the WordPress Admin: Simply create a collection of photos and send it to your client.
  • This is how the client sees the proofing gallery. (You can choose between a dark and a light theme, by the way.)
  • Once the collection is approved you’ll receive an email like this.
  • Collection overview, with status indicators for open and closed collections.
  • View approved images and conveniently copy filenames with one click, or download the proof file.
  • Setting a collection goal. (Pro)
  • Import images directly from your web server. (Pro)
  • Add comments and markers to individual images. (Pro)


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


I have a problem. Where can I get help?

Please take a look at our documentation first.
Still having issues? Check out the support forum here on wp.org or reach out via our support page.

Emails are not working

Can WordPress send emails?

picu uses functions built into WordPress to send emails. If you have any email issues, please make sure your WordPress installation can send emails, e.g., notifications for new comments, resetting passwords, etc. If those don’t work, picu won’t be able to send emails either.

Receiving a notification once the client has approved a collection

An email will be sent to you, announcing that the client has approved a collection. This email will be sent to the email address specified in your user profile. In the WordPress Admin go to “Users > Your Profile” to see/change that address. Make sure it is correct and working, otherwise you won’t receive any notifications!

Changing the FROM name and address

In case picu emails end up in the client’s SPAM folder, they can either whitelist the FROM address (no-reply@ + your domain name) or you can use these filters to change the FROM name and address.

When viewing a collection I get a “page not found” / 404 error

In your WordPress Admin, go to “Settings > Permalinks”. There is no need to “Save Changes”, just visiting the page will flush the rewrite rules so that any changes to the permalink structure will take effect. Sometimes this needs to be done manually, e.g., after changing the language of your website or after a new plugin was activated that introduced new permalinks.

I don’t see any images when viewing my collection

In 90% of cases this issue stems from using some kind of optimization or caching plugin. Please make sure to exclude picu collections from any kind of optimization or caching in the respective plugin’s settings.

picu images show up in the Media Library

By default, we hide all images in the Media Library. Sometimes, third party plugins tamper with the way image uploads are connected to their parent post. If that connection between image and collection is lost, picu can’t filter its images from appearing in the library.

picu images do not show up in the Media Library

This is intentional. 🙂 We wanted to separate the images that you use in a picu collection from the images you use on your website, thereby keeping you from accidentally using an image from a collection in a blog post or in your portfolio.
The media library would get completely crammed and confusing having hundreds, or in some cases thousands, of (temporary) images in there.

picu also cleans up behind itself: When you delete a collection, all images are deleted from the server automatically. (You can see how using an image elsewhere on the site would become a problem here.)

More options are available via filters and action hooks

There are lots of additional options to configure and extend picu by using a little bit of code. To get started, have a look at our developers page. Also, please have a look at our examples page with lots of working code snippets.

Can I help translate picu into my language?

Yes! picu has been translated by our kind users into many different languages. If not available already, you can contribute translations by going to translate.wordpress.org. Choose your language, then click on “Stable (latest release)” and start adding translations.
(Please note that you need a WordPress.org account to add translations.)
BTW: We are looking for people to help us translate our Pro modules as well. If you are interested in a free license, get in touch.

I have an idea that would make picu even better

Awesome! We are always open to feature suggestions and are always interested to learn about photographers’ workflows. Please get in touch!


6. februar, 2024
Gut funktionierendes Plugin! Scheint sorgfältig entwickelt zu sein und bringt super Funktionen mit sich. Funktioniert auch auf Mobilgeräten perfekt!
20. oktober, 2023
Simply fantastic! I’ve used other plugins to show photos to clients, but Picu I have to confess really surprised me. It’s very simple, the gallery page is fast and light, it contains the most important elements for the customer who only has to choose the photos he prefers.Congratulations also to the technical support who helped me resolve a conflict with another plug-in. Thank you
11. november, 2022
Claudio and the team are very supportive. Each new release provides valuable features and the Pro version continues to make the plugin seamless and very user-friendly for the my clients. Thank you for all your hard work!
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Release Date: 2024-07-11

  • Added: When adding a client, after a collection has been published, it is now possible to also enter their name. Plus, you can now decide via a checkbox, if an email should be sent to the new client.

  • Added: History meta box empty state, if there are no events yet.

  • Changed: The proof file prefix is now “selection-” (was “approved-collection-” previously), to reflect better the new open nature of collections.

  • Changed: Improve clarity of history events: Using „Published“ instead of „Sent manually“.

  • Changed: Removed current php user from our debug info, because it could interfer with some hosting provider and we don’t need that information anyway.

  • Bugfix: Fixed a bug where after duplicating a collection, the wrong modified date could be displayed.

  • Bugfix: Remove environment type check in order to display the history meta box.

  • Bugfix: Adjust collection title line-height, so it is not cut-off at the bottom.

  • Bugfix: Allow very long collection titles to break in the collection overview in WordPress Admin.


Release Date: June 28th, 2024

  • Enhancements

    • Handle „private“ post status better, which is not supported with picu collections
    • New and updated Pro banners, with more helpful links to our website
    • Compatibility with picu Pro 1.4.4
  • Pro-related Enhancements

    • When re-publishing a delivery collection (eg. after editing the description), the zip file will only be re-created, if the images changed (Thx Alexandru N.)
  • Pro-related Bugfixes

    • Fix an issue, where the checkmark icon would disappear, when selecting an image on a mobile device – if you had a custom primary color set (Thx Amanda)


Release Date: June 25th, 2024

  • Bugfixes
    • picu Pro compatibality update

Release Date: June 9th, 2024

  • Bugfixes
    • Fix a possible redirect loop, for manually sent collections


Release Date: June 8th, 2024

  • Bugfixes
    • Fix a bug where previewing a collection could cause a redirect loop (Thx Torsten V.)
    • Fix a bug where the “View Collection” link could be show twice in the admin bar
    • Fix positioning of admin notices on the picu settings page


Release Date: June 4th, 2024

  • Enhancements
    • Collections no longer close automatically, instead you can now manually close a collection or use the expiration feature to have it close after a set amount of time
    • New and improved collection overview
    • Collection status has been simplified to „open“ and „closed“
    • New client column that shows the status of each client
    • The image count column is back!
    • The proof file can now be downloaded at any time
    • Updated status meta box, which shows the most important information about the collection
    • New (optional) collection history meta box, which gives you get a detailed look at what is happening with your collection
    • When reopening or editing a collection, the status of all of the existing client selections will stay intact


Release Date: March 13th, 2024

  • Enhancements

    • Collections can now be closed manually
    • Collection images can now be ordered by create date (the images must contain the necessary IPTC/EXIF data in order for this to work)
    • Updated proof file content: Using markdown headlines, better data structure
    • The proof file is now also available for expired/closed collections
    • Clients who did not finally approve a collection will now be displayed as “failed” if the collection expires or is closed manually
    • More fine-grained events will be displayed in the “Last Modified” column of the collection overview
    • Improved button layout for downloading the proof file and copying the image filenames
    • If a collection is set to expire, the expiration time is now shown in the email to the client (before only the date was displayed)
  • Bugfixes

    • Fix an issue where the proof file could contain the wrong approval time for individual clients
    • Fix an issue where the collection title would not be displayed in the WordPress admin, if the collection was expired


Release Date: February 20th, 2024

  • Bugfixes
    • Revert to original post status when restoring collections from trash
    • Fix an issue where switching the default image processor would cause an error
    • Fix an issue where an empty approval message would be shown


Release Date: January 29th, 2024

  • Bugfixes
    • Fixes a bug where a scrollbar would be visible below the collection title in some browsers
    • Fixes a bug where the approval message would not be saved


Release Date: December 21st, 2023

  • Bugfixes
    • Remove surpurflous database queries to increase performance (Thx Daniele D.)
    • Improved rendering of collections on smaller screens
    • Fixes for Pro users: comments get a bit more room & the photographer logo in emails is now bigger


Release Date: December 8th, 2023

  • Enhancements
    • The approval comment is now again part of the approved collection email notification
    • For Pro subscribers: All approval fields will be included in the approval email for collections with one recipient


Release Date: November 29th, 2023

  • Bugfixes
    • Fix a bug where redirecting after approval would not work correctly
    • Fix a possible PHP warning after a collection has been approved


Release Date: November 21st, 2023

Please note: picu 2.0+ is only compatible with picu Pro 1.1.0 and higher. Learn more

  • Enhancements
    • Compatibility with picu Pro 1.2.0


Release Date: November 7th, 2023

Please note: picu 2.0+ is only compatible with picu Pro 1.1.0 and higher. Learn more

  • Bugfixes
    • Image filenames are no longer copied into the clipboard twice
    • Proof file content is fixed for collections that have only one recipient
    • Fix the link that closes the thank you message after a collection has been approved (if permalink structure is set to “Plain”)
    • Display the correct information below the password field, whether the password is sent with the email or not
    • Keep expiration setting, when a collection is reopened
    • Automatically redirect to the correct collection link, if there is only one email recipient


Release Date: October 23rd, 2023

Please note: picu 2.0.0 is only compatible with picu Pro 1.1.0 and higher. Learn more

  • Enhancements
    • You can now set collections to expire
    • picu can now automatically send emails to remind clients to make their final approval
    • New setting to automatically set a random password for a new collection
    • Refreshed settings pages


Release Date: September 18th, 2023

  • Fix a bug where, when using the filter to customize filenames, certrain characters could break the copy to clipboard button (Thx Roberto S.)
  • Fix button alignment
  • Improve translations, add more translator comments


Release Date: September 6th, 2023

  • Enhancements
    • Introducing picu Telemetry: We would very much appreciate you allowing us to gather some anonymous usage data. You can find more information about this topic on our website: https://picu.io/docs/telemetry


Release Date: August 22nd, 2023

  • Enhancements
    • This is probably only exciting for us plugin devs, but we are now using GitHub actions to release new versions of picu.


Release Date: July 7th, 2023

  • Enhancements
    • It is now possible to filter the “Send selection…” button text
    • Changing the order of collection images can now be undone
    • Display a notice, if the old Pro modules are still in use


Release Date: June 19th, 2023

  • Enhancements
    • Collection base slug can now be defined unter “Settings > Permalinks”
    • New picu Pro plugin compatibility


Release Date: May 12th, 2023

  • Enhancements

    • Sorting images by filename – either in ascending or descending order
    • Add a button to easily copy the collection URL to the clipboard, when the share option is set to “manual”
    • Use more meaningful link texts in the collection overview row actions depending on the collection status (e. g. “View Proof Results” instead of “Edit”)
    • Add more contrast to UI elements to make it more accessible
    • Minimum required PHP version is now 7.4
  • Bugfixes

    • Fix a bug in the media library, where the date filter dropdown could display empty months


Release Date: April 26th, 2023

  • Bugfixes
    • Fix an issue where switching between picu settings tabs did not work


Release Date: April 26th, 2023

  • Enhancements

    • We moved our debug info into “Tools > Site Health > Info”; We also added a button that copies all of the debug info into your clipboard
  • Bugfixes

    • Fix a bug in displaying very long URLs in picu emails
    • Fix a bug where tabs in the WP Admin could look wrong on small screens
    • Fixed a bug where picu image sizes could be generated for images that are not part of a picu collection


Release Date: March 14th, 2023

  • Enhancements
    • picu now remembers previous recipients’ email addresses
    • The date column now contains the modified date and reflects the latest status change


Release Date: February 21st, 2023

  • Bugfixes
    • Fix image dimensions in Safari (Thx Ivo T.)
    • Fix an issue with long image titles in the Delivery Module (Thx Andreas S.)
    • Add missing string for translations (Thx Romain L.)


Release Date: November 23rd, 2022

  • Bugfixes
    • Fix an issue where the email subject of the approval email could contain encoded characters (Thx Anna)
    • Fix a PHP warning when duplicating a collection (Thx Anderas S.)


Release Date: November 17th, 2022

  • Bugfixes
    • Fix an issue where the the delivery email would not be sent out (Thx Ricardo)
    • Fix an issue where the selection target (as part of the Selection Options Pro module) would not be added to the email


Release Date: November 11th, 2022

  • Bugfixes

    • Fix an issue where the email subject could contain encoded characters (Thx Anna)
    • Fix an issue where collections sent to mutliple recipients would be listed when using the picu_list_collections short code without also specifing an email address (Thx Thomas)
  • Enhancements

    • Adding a referrer field to the password form to make it more reliable (Thx Benjamin R.)


Release Date: November 8th, 2022

  • Enhancements
    • Completely rewritten email functionality
    • picu now supports custom email templates and styling
    • The proof file is now attached to the notification email
    • Added many new filters in regards to email, eg. to add CC and BCC addresses
    • Added new action hooks for various picu events, eg. after a collection has been approved
    • Find out more in our release post at https://picu.io/2022/11/new-in-picu-1-7-0/


Release Date: June 13th, 2022

  • Enhancements

    • Added a new action hook that allows you to display content above the collection images
    • Added a new filter to change the approval heading
    • Added a new filter to change the approval button text
    • Added a new filter for collection post type arguments
    • Added a new action hook after a collection has been approved
    • Added support for custom approval forms (part of the Brand & Customize Pro module)
  • Bugfixes

    • Fix a visual regression bug in the media upload modal introduced with WP 5.8


Release Date: January 27th, 2022

  • Bugfixes
    • Fix a PHP warning when using WordPress 5.9 (Thx Jörg S.)


Release Date: December 15th, 2021

  • Enhancements
    • It is now possible to define a custom FROM name and address for picu emails in the settings (before, it was only possible to set these via a filter)
    • Define an email address to receive all picu notifications (by default notifications are sent to the collection author)
    • The number of collection images is now displayed in the status meta box


Release Date: October 7th, 2021

  • Bugfixes
    • Fix a bug where the photographer would not receive an email when a collection was approved


Release Date: September 30th, 2021

  • Enhancements
    • Display the time (in addtion to the date) for each status in the collection status box
    • Add a Move to Trash link when editing a collection
    • Add new filter “picu_approval_mail_recipient”, to overwrite the TO email address for approval mails
    • Performance optimizations


Release Date: August 10th, 2021

  • Enhancements
    • Compatibility with new Pro feature to send collections to multiple clients
    • Download the proofing .txt file right from the collection overview
    • Refined approved view
    • Copy filenames based on a filter (eg. approved, not approved)
    • Update color scheme to match WordPress


Release Date: March 29th, 2021

  • Enhancements
    • Improved collection list shortcode, added two new attributes: status and current_user


Release Date: January 25th, 2021

  • Bugfix
    • It seems that one Yoast filter did cause some issues when uploading images. We will file a bug report with them shortly.


Release Date: January 25th, 2021

  • Enhancements
    • Improved compatibility with Yoast SEO plugin


Release Date: November 20th, 2020

  • Bugfixes
    • Fix a bug where a collection could not be displayed if an image description contained certain characters


Release Date: August 7th, 2020

  • Enhancements
    • Compatibility improvements and fixes for the upcoming WordPress 5.5 release


Release Date: July 31st, 2020

  • Enhancements
    • Improve light theme for delivery collections


Release Date: July 29th, 2020

  • Enhancements
    • WordPress 5.5 compatibility
    • Add filter for the filenames when copying approved images


Release Date: July 16th, 2020

  • Enhancements
    • Improve Delivery module integration


Release Date: June 19th, 2020

  • Enhancements
    • The collection password will now be accessible in the approved view (Thx Michal)
    • The collection author no longer needs to enter the password to access password protected collections (Thx Charles O.)
    • Updated Pro screen to include the Delivery module


Release Date: June 17th, 2020

  • Enhancements
    • New approved view
    • You can now see which images are selected even before the collection is approved
    • You can now download a text file that contains the proofing information for archiving/save keeping
    • You can now disable random collection slugs in the settings
    • You can now disable sending collection passwords with the email to the client in the settings
    • Prepare for upcoming Delivery Pro module release


Release Date: March 13th, 2020

  • Enhancements

    • You can now duplicate a collection, using just the unselected images (before you could use all or just the selected images)
  • Bugfixes

    • Fix an issue were full sized images could be loaded in the collection overview (Thx Charles O.)
    • Fix an issue where picu images, that were uploaded with a specific IPTC keyword, could show up in a keyword based gallery, created with the Media Library Assistant plugin (Thx Thorsten K.)
    • Fix a bug where a php notice could show up when using NextGen Gallery (Thx Helene V.)


Release Date: February 5th, 2020

  • Bugfixes
    • Fix a bug where a single download would link to a scaled version of the image (Thx Marcus B.)
    • Fix a bug where scaled image would be generated when duplicating a collection (Thx Alan)
    • Fix media modal alignment and improve third party plugin compatibility


Release Date: December 18th, 2019

  • Bugfixes
    • Include the updated stylesheet, duh!


Release Date: December 18th, 2019

  • Enhancements

    • Prepare for upcoming Download Pro module update
  • Bugfixes

    • Fix a bug where a button would have the wrong label when the default send method is set to manually (Thx Charles O.)


Release Date: November 24th, 2019

  • Enhancements
    • Add filter to change the email subject when sending a collection to a client (Thx Mohamed E.)
    • Add filter to set the default share method (Thanks Charles O.)
    • picu will not generate a “scaled” version of an image, introduced in WordPress 5.3 (Thx Sean T.)


Release Date: October 18th, 2019

  • Enhancements
    • Flush permalinks after collection base slug has been changed
    • Automatic redirection from old to new collection base slug
    • Add wpml-config.xml


Release Date: September 13th, 2019

  • Enhancements

    • Prepare for upcoming Import and Theft Protection Pro module releases
  • Bugfixes

    • Fix a bug where special characters in the description could break the collection view


Release Date: August 20th, 2019

  • Enhancements

    • Prepare for new Brand & Customize Pro module version
    • Improve mobile view when using the Mark & Comment Pro module
  • Bugfixes

    • Fix strings that could not be translated (Thx Charles O.)
    • Fix a PHP warning that would trigger an error message when approving a collection (Thx Shane B.)
    • Fix an error where the approval screen would indicate a client message, when there actually was none (Thx Thorsten K.)


Release Date: July 24th, 2019

  • Enhancements

    • Prepare for Theft Protection Pro module update
    • Integrate traduttore registry to automatically update translations for Pro modules (Thx @wearerequired)
    • Use proper way to include the password form for collections
  • Bugfixes

    • Fix a bug where the slug could not be changed when the collection has not been saved (Thx Charles O.)
    • Fix strings that could not be translated


Release Date: April 24th, 2019

  • Enhancements

    • When using the picu_list_collections shortcode, you can now add a message to be displayed, when no collections are found (Thx Nicolas L.)
  • Bugfixes

    • Fix a bug where single quotes would be falsely converted (Thx Charles O.)


Release Date: April 15th, 2019

  • Bugfixes
    • Fix a bug where the logo could not be updated in the Brand & Customize settings (Thx Pascal O.)


Release Date: April 8th, 2019

  • Enhancements
    • Make picu compatibale with more plugins, that hijack image upload handling
    • Prepare for upcoming Theft Protection Pro module release


Release Date: April 3rd, 2019

  • Enhancements

    • Button text switches between “Publish” and “Send to Client” depending on which sharing method is selected.
  • Bugfixes

    • Collections are once again accessible when published but not yet sent. (Would return a 404 error in version 1.4.0.)
    • Fix a tinymce styling bug (Thx Bastien J.)


Release Date: March 22nd, 2019

  • Enhancements

    • Lazy loading!
  • Bugfixes

    • Fix lightbox view in IE 11
    • Fix duplicate filter name (Thx Christian F.)
    • Prevent Real Media Library plugin to mess with the upload screen


Release Date: January 31st, 2019

  • Enhancements

    • New button to reopen a collection after it has been approved
    • Use Quick Edit to set the collection status to draft, sent or approved
    • You can now duplicate either all or selected images only
  • Bugfixes

    • Fix a bug that could prevent duplication from working
    • Fix image count in collection overview


Release Date: January 14th, 2019

  • Enhancements

    • Include my-picu.php_example file to show available filters/hooks
    • Debug info is now only shown to administrators
  • Bugfixes

    • Fix a bug where the custom picu upload path could not be set correctly (Thx Jörg S.)
    • Fix a bug where a Pro license could not be removed


Release Date: November 22nd, 2018

  • Enhancements

    • Prevent Autoptimize from “optimizing” picu collections
  • Bugfixes

    • Fix a bug where collections could fail to load in IE
    • Fix a bug where collections could not be send in IE
    • Fix a bug where image meta data could cause collections not to load
    • Fix a bug where left over code would show up in the UI (D’oh!)


Release Date: November 8th, 2018

  • Enhancements

    • Add a new filter to disable random URL slugs
    • Introduce picu Pro
    • Update welcome and picu Pro screens
    • Update plugin name and readme content
  • Bugfixes

    • Fix a bug where picu images would show up in the Media Library (Thx David G.)
    • Fix a bug where images would be stretched beyond their natural size in the light box
    • Fix a minor bug that could throw a PHP notice
    • Fix minor bugs regarding Mark & Comment module


Release Date: September 25th, 2018

  • Enhancements

    • Collections now auto save!
    • Table view is now the default when viewing approved collections in the WordPress Admin
    • Prepare for upcoming Mark & Comment add-on release
    • Disable Gutenberg for picu collections (until it is ready)
    • Automatically remove picu collections from xml sitemaps generated by The SEO Framework plugin
    • Automatically remove The SEO Framework and Yoast meta boxes from the collection edit view
    • Disable NextGen Gallery “resource manager” that caused issues when viewing picu collections
  • Bugfixes

    • Fix searching by filename in the media library


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


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


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


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


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!


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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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+


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


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


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


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


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


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


Release Date: September 1th, 2015

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