Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Maintenance on 01/16/2015

We have scheduled an upgrade of Thumbalizr & Browshot on Friday January 16th, 2014 at 8:30pm PST until 11:30pm PST. We expect about 30 minutes of downtime. During this time, the website and the API may return errors.

This is the first step in upgrading our database to a cluster of 3 database servers. Another maintenance window will be scheduled 2 weeks later.

We will post updates on this post during the maintenance window.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Best Wishes for 2015

Thank you for supporting Thumbalizr.

We were very happy to welcome Thumbalizr users in 2014. We spent most of the year integrating Thumbalizr into the Browshot platform. We are looking forward to 2015 to bring Thumbalizr to the next level. Stay tune for more updates on our service. We wish everybody a great holiday.

All Thumbalizr users have 50 credits to use at Browshot (use your Thumbalizr username and password). Try Browshot in 2015!

Best Wishes,
Julien Sobrier, Founder of Browshot

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

New limits for free users

In order to provide a good service to all users, we are putting limits for free users. The limits are subjects to change and are displayed at

  • Unregistered users (no API key): 8 new screenshots within 5 minutes per IP address
  • Free users (with API key): 15 new screenshots within 5 minutes per API key

The large majority of users is well below these limits.

There is no rate limit for silver and gold members.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Thumbalizr supports HTTPS and all of its sub-domains now support HTTPS. We suggest all users to start using secure connections to protect their sessions and API key:
This change was made possible by the recent back-end migration.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Migration of on 04/19 (COMPLETE)

The last part of Thumbalizr to be migrated is the main website. This will be done Saturday nigh, 04/19 at 9pm PST. All accounts and preferences will be migrated.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Migration of on 04/18 (COMPLETE)

We successfully migrated used by the free and unregistered users to the Browshot platform on 03/28. The next step is the migration of (silver and gold members) on 04/18 in order to provide faster and reliable screenshots.

After 04/18, and can both be used by all users. We will apply the correct parameters based on the membership.

Beta test

We encourage silver and gold members to start using today. Screenshots done on will not be counted toward your balance until 04/19. Please report any issue to

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Migration of on 03/28

We will start the migration of Thumbalizr to the Browshot platform with on Friday, March 28th at 9pm PST.

What is changing?

Silver and Gold users: no change, all of your API calls are handled by

Unregistered and free users: There will be no major change. The API stays the same. Screenshots should be faster and more reliable after the migration.

Just after the migration, some of the screenshots requested recently might not be available, a new screenshot request will be done on the new platform.

Let us know if you find any difference in behavior after the upgrade on 03/27/2014 at 9:00pm PST.