Fotopic is definately giving up but has the decency to give you access to your pics:
The assets of the company were bought by a private buyer in the hope of resuscitating Fotopic and integrating it into their photo portal.
Subsequently this was found to be too costly an operation to set up and run. We reluctantly abandoned our plans but were aware that users still had photographs on the site of which they had no copies.
For technical reasons it has taken us a while to get Fotopic operational again. We have only opened up Fotopic to allow existing users to view and download their pictures.
Once this process is completed the site will be shut down again. So if you have images you want to retrieve please download them soon.
You can log in using your existing Fotopic user name.
Password: your original password
We are providing access on a rolling basis alphabetically on a trial basis, to make sure that our servers can cope with the anticipated load.
By receiving this email you are now able to login and download your pictures.