Placid changelog
Placid changelog
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One-click image generation with Placid Studio 🛋️

 

New

 

 

We're usually all about automated workflows, but we know that sometimes you just need to generate that one image NOW. Manually. Without hooking up an API or integration.

As an addition to our image generation toolkit, we're now offering Placid Studio for quick one-off image downloads.

Placid Studio

  1. Choose your template
  2. Enter your data
  3. Download your image
  4. Profit 🙃

You can also use it to test your templates and see how it looks with your data.

Access it in the Studio tab in your project, or use the "test" button in the template editor!

New preset designs ☀️

 

New

 

 

We extensively tested our new template editor ourselves – by creating some new presets for you! Be sure to check out these & more colourful designs for ecommerce, courses, blogs, events & more 👀

Placid template presets

A brand new template editor UI 🎨

 

Improvement

 

 

We shipped a new, improved template editor UI for all of our users 🥰

We're confident you'll love it as much as we do. It comes with a range of new settings and features. Repeatable background patterns, extended element shadows, new keyboard shortcuts,.. give it a try to get the full experience!

Placid template editor

If you're still missing something please let us know through support. It helps us prioritize new features and we're usually able to ship what you need quickly.

What does that mean for existing templates?

You can keep using and editing all of your templates as you wish. There's no action needed – just enjoy the new editor interface! 🧘‍♂️

API: Customization options for layer position and size ↕️↔️

 

Improvement

 

 

You can now change the position and size of template layers through our APIs.

The properties position_x, position_y, width and height can be used on any layer type, and accept relative (+10px / -10px) or absolute (350px or 50%) values.

Check the REST API or URL API docs for examples & more info!

Image Generation API v2.0 🔥

 

New

 

 

We have released a new version of our REST and URL APIs 💜 This is an update of the core of our product, so we're pretty excited!

Placid has grown from being a simple URL API to supporting a variety of integrations which are all powered by the same core. While this evolution makes us super proud, it has been time for some changes.

We improved the structure of both the URL and REST API to make them easier to read and use, based on the feedback we collected over time. The new API version is also the groundwork for a bunch of new customization options that will be added in the next weeks 👀

The new version is of course available for all customers. If you have any questions or feedback please reach out via our in-app live chat or mail (armin@placid.app).

What does that mean for your implementation?

The API endpoints stayed the same, and all implementations of v1 will continue to be functional indefinitely – but we recommend migrating to v2 if you want to be able to use new features.

Introducing Placid for Integromat 🛠️

 

New

 

 

You can now connect our API to more than 650 apps with Integromat 🎉

Create nocode workflows using image automations with data from Google Sheets, CRMs, survey tools and many more apps – just add a Placid Integromat module to your custom scenarios.

We're excited to see what you build with it! Check out our Integromat setup guide to see how it works.

A new dashboard 👀

 

New

 

 

We added a little in-app dashboard that helps you monitor your image generation. It shows you:

  • How many images you generated in the last 30 days to give you an impression of your usage - especially if you use a lot of set-and-forget automations
  • How many images are currently queued
  • An estimate of how long it will take to generate the queued images
  • A more detailed activity log of the last 24 hours to help you debug

We kept things minimal for now and are looking forward to hearing what you think about it ✌️

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WordPress plugin API functions ⚙️

 

New

 

 

We repeatedly get requests from WordPress users who want to further customize our plugin. So we had a few undocumented functions up our sleeves for a while that we tested with those who asked. (Yes, talking with us sometimes unlocks easter eggs!)

Now they're officially documented:

Stability & performance improvements 🧘‍♂️

 

Improvement

 

 

In the last weeks we worked a lot on server stability and render time improvement for our image generation API. We'll continue working on this, obviously – but we've made some major steps forward and feel like patting ourselves on the back.

Sorry, no flashy features to show you here: These things are best if they are invisible 😉

Zapier v1.1.0 📦️

 

New

 

 

We published a new version of our Zapier app! This version offers additional support for long and complex Zapier flows.

Previously, if you needed to handle a lot of data for your Placid images, Zapier would sometimes say "nah" and give you a timeout before we got to generating your image. Now you can send the image to a queue and retrieve it via its ID later.

No timeouts, no problems 😎

If you use v1.0.0 of our integration, you can update without worrying. There are no breaking changes.