And I just found out what it is.
A dealbreaker, that’s what it is.
They did get off to a shaky start with WordPress.com, when their presentation included one of my friend‘s copyrighted images, which she had not given permission to use. Oopsie.
Aaaaaanyway, once that little problem was cleared up they quickly proved themselves darn useful and indeed responsive to feedback, as they rejiggered their Gallery feature to be less obtrusive at bloggers’ requests. The other day I got a message saying that in order to continue using Picapp images, I’d have to install their widget (in space which could otherwise be sold for an ad, generating me a bit of much-needed income; in other words, this was going to cost me actual money). Fair enough; the goose that lays the golden eggs has a right to demand better quality goose feed Or Else. And I’m free to stop using their images if I don’t like the deal, right?
It’s taken away my ability to credit the source of my images, and that’s just unconscionable.
Today, images are back to normal. Picapp has claimed that I never saw what I saw (and that the network admin never saw what he saw on his blog, either) but the fact remains that last night the image in this blog post linked to:
and today it links back to Just Jared, like it did before.