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  1. Give us the ability to save default settings for new galleries

    Hi -- Quick Settings are nice and all, but neither the Picasa Uploader nor the Lightroom plug-in let you pick a Quick Setting when you create a new gallery, so after creation you have to go through the annoyance of Customize Gallery and selecting it there.

    Also if there are guest uploaders, they may not always remember to select the correct Quick Setting when creating new galleries.

    Since not all of the upload tools support selecting a Quick Setting (although they should!), it would be swell if you could set one of your Quick Settings to be the default for…

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      34 comments  ·  Organizing & Curation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • EXIF Smart Galleries

      Enable smart galleries to interrogate EXIF data of our images, so that we can create smart galleries based on the type of camera and lens used.

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        16 comments  ·  Organizing & Curation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • sort galleries by most recent photo taken

        I'd like the galleries list on the visitor page to be sorted by the most recent photo taken/digitized date. I recently added photos from a 2004 vacation, but even through they're freshly added, they're something that happened a while ago, and so no need for them to be at the top of the home page.

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          37 comments  ·  Organizing & Curation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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            29 comments  ·  Organizing & Curation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Smart Galleries Enhancement: Add more selection criteria for Rules

            Allow auto-creation of Smart Galleries based on more data points -- for example:
            - Relative dates (e.g., uploaded within the last 2 weeks, to highlight New stuff)
            - Text string in caption
            - Partial match of filename
            - Others?

            164 votes
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              40 comments  ·  Organizing & Curation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add Ability To Randomly Sort Photos

              Add a random sort option. You already have a random function/routine in place for the gallery feature photo; just need to leverage it

              143 votes
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                28 comments  ·  Organizing & Curation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Allow galleries of collected images to have their own settings.

                I like to have unlisted galleries of my own images, only a subset of which I want to offer for sale. The easiest way to do that is to collect the desired images and put them in a "retail" gallery. The trouble is that the images retain the settings of the gallery from which they originally came, so that if they are coming from an unlisted, non-commercial gallery, they retain those properties unless you upload a duplicate file or the like. Shouldn't we be able to at least have the option of having any image in a given gallery be…

                132 votes
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                  25 comments  ·  Organizing & Curation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Organizer -- Enable different sizes of thumbnails

                  I would like to be able to adjust from smaller to larger (via a slider control?) the size of the thumbnails in Organize. Now I have to constantly double-click to open a photo to see it, then close it.

                  110 votes
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                    23 comments  ·  Organizing & Curation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow Visitors to Rate Photos, then Sort Galleries by their Rating

                    Please offer a sorting and rating system. It would be great if as the clients are looking through their images they could rate each and then sort by the rating. This would make it easier to cull through the images. I know that they can click on the stars, but it doesn't seem like they can be sorted.

                    83 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Organizing & Curation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Batch copy option on the Organize Page

                      Please, add the batch copy option on the Organize Page beside "move" and "collect" when you drag and drop pics to allow users to create a physical copies to other galleries.

                      In particular I need it to create two galleries for selling pics. I do not wanna sell all the pics I upload on Smugmug and I also wanna create a gallery for EU customers and another one for "US - rest of the world" customers so I can use different labs. You can not do that using the collecting option because pics retain the original gallery settings.

                      69 votes
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                        10 comments  ·  Organizing & Curation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Smart Galleries -- Increase maximum number of photos

                        I've been told once you reach 1000 entries in a smart gallery, there is no way way of checking to see that you have reached.

                        It would be handy if this was increased because it would make it far more efficient to create copies of images for other galleries, instead of having to manually upload to galleries.

                        66 votes
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                          7 comments  ·  Organizing & Curation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Smart galleries enhancement: Add boolean expressions per rule and/or rule grouping

                          It's great to have smart galleries and it's also great to have the ability to have more than one rule there. _However_ the result is still only one boolean expression which is simplistic (perhaps this is intentional).

                          My suggestion would be to have the possibility of selecting a boolean expression per rule and/or being able to group rules with different boolean operators.

                          What we have currently is:
                          - (rule 1) AND (rule 2) AND (rule 3)
                          - (rule 1) or (rule 2) or (rule 3)

                          What I suggest is something like:
                          - (rule 1) AND (rule 2) OR (rule 3)…

                          57 votes
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                            8 comments  ·  Organizing & Curation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Sorting -- Allow intermixing of folders and galleries when sorting

                            I have a folder (that contains galleries) mixed in with my galleries and I want it sorted first, but it's at the bottom of the list. I've been told by support that SmugMug organizes galleries first, then folders...so folders are always after galleries. I should be able to organize the folders and galleries in any order I want, just like I can with galleries now.

                            49 votes
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                              14 comments  ·  Organizing & Curation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add star rating from Lightroom's Publish to use in creating Smart Galleries

                              Add star rating from Lightroom's Publish to use in creating Smart Galleries. I constantly upload large collections of photos and then, in Lightroom rate some of them with starts. Then, in Lightroom, I make smart collections and upload them again. So SmugMug has two copies of my photos. Instead I would love to just have SmugMug use the starts/ratings to create smart galleries. (saves you bandwidth and storage, and saves me time and energy.

                              49 votes
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                                6 comments  ·  Organizing & Curation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow Search in Organizer

                                **ADMIN NOTE 3/18/15 - Merged duplicated ideas**

                                ORIGINAL IDEA
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                                Sure would be nice to be able to SEACH in the ORGANIZE mode.

                                Thanks!

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                                I work a lot in the Organizer to prepare images for publishing in my homeschool magazine. I'd love to be able to use a search box to find photos that fit a theme, so I can then "collect" them into the current issue's galleries for consideration.

                                41 votes
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                                  3 comments  ·  Organizing & Curation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow setting sort order of keyword browsing galleries

                                  When a user specifies a keyword to drill into my photos, the photos appear in a seemingly random order. (I'm told the order is in fact based on the upload date, but that looks random to the user--and to me.) I would like a site-wide setting to control the sort order of the images in any keyword-based virtual gallery. In my case, I'd like to sort by the date of the photo.

                                  I know I can do this in a collection or smart gallery, but that requires me anticipating every way someone might want to slice my photos. The beauty…

                                  28 votes
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                                    3 comments  ·  Organizing & Curation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • bring back the quick settings in the new gallery screen! It definitely streamlines the process for frequent users :)

                                    I loved having the Quick Settings in the "new gallery" window. It definitely made my process easier as someone who creates 3-6 new galleries per week!

                                    21 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Organizing & Curation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Give back the ability to create new gallery when moving photos

                                      In legacy SmugMug, you could create a new gallery on the fly when moving photos. This was great when organizing a mass, unorganized upload or breaking a large gallery up. The new design has done away with this ability, making the workflow for the same thing take more steps and pre-planning (or going back and forth).

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                                        2 comments  ·  Organizing & Curation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Give us the ability to find where our "collected" photos are displayed.

                                        I make (most of) my photos "collectable" to other SmugMug users. I would like to be able to see who is collecting which photos, and in what manner they are being displayed. I want to be sure my photo is not displayed in a gallery titled "The ten ugliest people on SmugMug". Currently, I can't tell how many, if any, of my photos have been collected.

                                        20 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Organizing & Curation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Smart Galleries -- Add "Folder" to Smart Gallery Rules choices in addition to Gallery.

                                          I want my driver page to show all pictures of him (keyword is car number) in races under a given sanctioning body (Folder).

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