We are very pleased to announce the latest news about New ScrapBook!
The release of new ScrapBook is included in the upcoming release, which will be deployed to the site very soon. This release brings with in the final updates necessary for migrating all users from the old ScrapBook service to the new service.
What does this mean for me?
Once this update is deployed, it will no longer be possible for both old and new ScrapBook to co-exist for the same user. It will also not be possible to access new ScrapBook until your images from the old one have been migrated to it. This means that until your ScrapBook is migrated, you will not see the "Add Image" button on entry create/edit pages. You will still be able to access your new ScrapBook through the link on the navigation menu and the direct link (your_username livejournal.com/pics /catalog), and all the photos you have already uploaded will still remain visible in all entries and comments.
What happens to the security of my images?
During the migration, images that were previously public will remain public. However, images that had any 'friends only' security level of any kind will be migrated as private images. This is due to limitations in the migration capability, due to the wide variety of custom protected settings that could be used previously -- we did not want to risk any situations occurring where a custom security level would accidentally be converted incorrectly and end up at a lesser security level than intended. This means that you will need to review your images and galleries once they have been migrated to new ScrapBook and adjust their security settings as necessary.
How can I upgrade to new ScrapBook right now?
For our beta users here in lj_pics_beta, we can migrate your old Scrapbook manually to new one in advance of the mass migration that will happen for all users in the coming weeks. The transfer itself will take from a few seconds to a couple of minutes, depending on the number of images you have uploaded to old ScrapBook. Please note that once your photos are migrated to new ScrapBook, it will not be possible to go back to using the old one.
If you want to migrate your photos to new ScrapBook now (rather than waiting until next week for the mass migration), please leave the comment “+” to this entry.
Please let us know if you have any questions, and we look forward to seeing you use the new ScrapBook!