Placid changelog
Placid changelog

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We added a tagging system to help you keep your templates organized 🔖

You can now add as many tags as you like on each template and create your own system to find your way through your collection. Your list of tags will be visible in the sidebar menu so you can always jump to the right template set.

We also support nested tags for more control: A tag with a / separator (like #marketing/socialmedia) will create two levels in your menu structure.


You'll find an Add tag link on every template to start tagging right away. Manage them in the Edit > Edit Tags menu of your templates.

Don't want to use tags? Nothing changes for you – use your template list like you did before.

New rating layer ⭐️




Placid editor - add rating layer

Add dynamic ratings to your visuals! Using our new rating layer, you can choose between:

  • ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Star ratings
  • ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Heart ratings
  • 😊😊😊😊😊 Smiley ratings
  • 👍️👍️👍️👍️👍️ Thumbs up ratings
  • ⚙️⚙️⚙️⚙️⚙️ Ratings with your own custom shapes

It lets you configure the scale, direction, spacing and colours as well.

Shareable Studios




Our Studio integration just got a huge update! You can now easily share your Studios with your team, partners or clients.

Create custom Studio forms and let anyone generate branded visuals from your templates - no design experience or Placid account needed.

Here are our feature highlights:

  • ⚙️ Create your own Studios with a custom selection of templates
  • 🔗 Make your Studios shareable using public share links (Demo Studio)
  • 📦️ Integrate your Studio in your internal tools via an embed link
  • 🔑 Set up password protection
  • ⚖️ Set a custom credit limit to control usage

Placid Studio share page

Improved Create Template dialogue & preset picker 👆️




As our collection of presets is growing so much, we revamped our Create Template dialogue. It's now more convenient to create custom templates and to browse through our template designs.

Placid preset picker

  • You can now explore our presets by tags (e.g. Ecommerce, Event, Documents,..) or sizes
  • The template list is easier to scan
  • We added an extensive list of size presets for custom templates - from DIN formats to videos and ads

New presets for documents 🎨




We added a bunch of new presets for certificates & event tickets, so you have some examples of documents / PDFs you can create with Placid 📄💜

Placid templates for generated certificates & tickets

Introducing: PDF generation




We now support PDF generation additionally to images & videos! 📄✨

It's available via our REST API and Studio form, as well as our Zapier and Make (Integromat) integrations. We know many of you have been waiting for this to generate their certificates and other personalized documents, so we hope you'll love it 💙


You can use your existing templates to generate PDFs, switching to our new PDF API endpoint, or the Create PDF actions in Zapier / Make (Integromat). Our goal was to make this super flexible for you!

Placid filetype switch

Our API also supports generating multi-page PDFs with merged pages generated from one or multiple templates.

PDF (and video) generation will soon be available in most integrations. We have added an article in our help section with an overview of what is available where, and what is planned.

If you need anything, let's talk in the live chat 💬

New Layer for Barcodes & QR-Codes 🔢




Many of you have been already using QR-codes and barcodes in your templates with some workarounds. Now we've made it 1000% easier for you with our new barcode layers 🥳

Placid QR code Layer

  • Choose from different code types like QR, UPC or EAN codes
  • Choose a pretty color 🦋
  • Fill in your values via our API, Studio or integrations, and your images (or videos) will show the correct code

Placid EAN code Layer

Need some other code type? No problem! Let us know via live chat or mail 💬

Video Generation for Placid Studio




Video generation is now also available via our Studio forms, additionally to our API! Use it to quickly generate videos for your projects on-demand.

Fill the picture layers in your templates with image or video media and just click download to get your freshly generated creatives 💫

Additionally, our Studio form got a little refresh and is (hopefully) even easier to use now. For example, it also displays an overview of recently generated Studio visuals now! (3).gif

WordPress: Fill layers with page URLs




In our WordPress plugin, you can now choose the current page or post URL as data for text or browser layers.

Choose it when mapping your layers for Open Graph images or other on-demand assets ✌️

Put your page URLs on images with Placid for WordPress

Drop Shadows 🕳️




We added a drop shadow option for your layers, additionally to our existing box shadows. This means that it's now possible to add shadows directly to the shapes of SVGs and transparent PNGs.

Toggle through the options in the shadow settings to see how it's different from outside / inside box shadows!