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.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Thumbalizr has been acquired by Browshot

Thumbalizr has been acquired by the screenshot service Browshot.

How does this affect current users?

Thumbalizr will continue to serve current and future users. We will move the back-end to the Browshot platform, but Thumbalizr will continue to operate as a separate screenshot service.

We do not anticipate any major change to Thumbalizr. Thumbalizr will continue to focus on simplicity.

What is Browshot?

Browshot is the most powerful screenshot service. Browshot offers unique features such as automated uploads to S3, custom requests (cookies, POST data, custom JavaScript, etc.), mobile browsers like the iPhone and Android, etc.

Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any question about Browshot, Thumbalizr or the acquisition.