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  1. Watermarking -- Let us manually place and resize

    When I go to create a watermark.. I have to make the full blank page with where I want my type to go in its correct place but it would be so much simpler to be able to just have the type without the huge space around it and be able to manually place NOT top, bottom, right, left (i want a drag and drop) and manually size it ON THE EXAMPLE PHOTO for vertical and horizontal photos separately. That way i would only need one photo to create as many different watermarks as i want (for instance a small…

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      38 comments  ·  Image Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow geotagging ("edit geography") of multiple photos on one screen

      At the moment I can only geotag photos one at a time; I have to open each picture first, then select the 'edit geography' link. I would like to be able to geotag multiple photos on one screen, as in the 'edit caption / keyword' feature for muliple images. Even better would be if I could just copy and paste coordinates for multiple images from an Excel spreadsheet. Geotagging images is my most time consuming operation in smugmug at present!

      376 votes
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        29 comments  ·  Image Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Allow us to change file names after uploading

        Create a way to change file names that have been uploaded. New Smugmuggers don't know that they need to structure file names a certain way to improve SEO, and after a few hundred have been uploaded, discover that the names are not useful. Currently the files have to be re-uploaded after renaming on the user's computer, and the captions and keywords copied and pasted into the new files, then the old files deleted. Why? I can change file names when they are on my computer, why not in on my website? That is a huge waste of my time.

        357 votes
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          52 comments  ·  Image Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Let us edit Date Taken Metadata

          Right now, the site uses "Date Taken" in various features (sorting, timeline, search, etc.).

          If, for any reason, the metadata for "Date Taken" is missing or just plain wrong (Unix Epoch is a really popular date to take pictures, eh ?), there is no way to fix it within smugmug. The only way to rectify this problem is to download the images, do processing locally, and upload them again replacing the old images, which is a MAJOR PITA.

          Please let us edit the "Date Taken" metadata for images. This will help with cameras set to a wrong date, scans, old…

          127 votes
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            20 comments  ·  Image Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add rating to photos and use this feature to organize photos in a gallery

            It would be great to be able to rate photos and use this feature to organize photos in galleries. l currently use iphoto, i have all my photos rated, i arrange my photos from best to worst. You should be able to use this feature to put top rated photos only in specific galleries for friends to see.

            83 votes
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              5 comments  ·  Image Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • have a "watermark all" feature.

              I just edited my watermark and it would be nice to be able to watermark ALL my galleries at once rather than going in to each gallery individually to change it.

              76 votes
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                Planned  ·  17 comments  ·  Image Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Watermark feature for all levels

                As photographers protecting our work is essential, no mater what level you have Watermarks should be available to everyone. Even if its just a corner to corner X or Smugmug in the center. If you want to use this as a incentive for upgrading they allow custom ones higher levels.
                But all levels should be secure, same with right clicks saves. You say secure 100% but its not unless you go Pro.

                55 votes
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                  8 comments  ·  Image Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • auto-watermark pictures with user-chosen watermarks based on picture orientation

                  We have 4 watermarks (2 white, 2 gray) that are specific to the picture's orientation when uploaded. Auto-watermarking is great, but we can only choose one watermark for all pictures. Going back through a gallery of hundreds (especially when the default thumbnail is square) to apply the other orientation watermark is a pain, usually doesn't happen because of time contraints, and looks unprofessional to the viewer. It would be awesome to choose a watermark for each orientation before auto-watermarking!

                  51 votes
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                    6 comments  ·  Image Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Embed keywords/tags into image

                    I would like the option to embed the keywords or tags I set into the image. Then if I export or send the image, the keywords/tags will stay with the image.

                    48 votes
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                      6 comments  ·  Image Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Crop Thumbnail Tool

                      I would like to see the current thumbnail, as cropped, shown on the thumbnail
                      crop page to the right or left of the crop window so I could skip those that
                      are currently okay.

                      45 votes
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                        8 comments  ·  Image Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Improvements to thumbnail cropping and "featuring" images

                        I prefer square crop on my thumbnails but the downside is that often the result looks terrible because the center of the image (which is used for the automatic square crop) isn't necessarily the focal centre of the image - so I often end up spending a lot of time adjusting the crops, and it's currently rather complicated, unnecessarily so!

                        I suggest the following simple tweaks to make life easier:

                        1) Even though the system already knows that the thumbnail for a given image is currently square and exactly which area is covered, when the crop page opens it doesn't…

                        44 votes
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                          15 comments  ·  Image Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Please give us the option to use to the old bulk caption/keyword tool.

                          The original caption/keyword tool, which loaded all photos at once and allowed both bulk addition and photo-specific addition of captions and keywords all at once, was extremely efficient for me. I was able to add captions and keywords applying to all photos through the form at the top, then scroll through and quickly adjust/embellish captions and add unique, photo-specific keywords. It was so fast!

                          With the new Organizer, I can bulk-add captions and keywords to a group of photos, but there is no fast way for me to adjust the metadata on the photo level. I have to page through…

                          39 votes
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                            11 comments  ·  Image Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Add keyboard shortcuts for captioning and keywording

                            Keyboard shortcuts are great. I love the support that smugmug has:

                            http://help.smugmug.com/customer/portal/articles/84540-keyboard-shortcuts

                            But as soon as i start editing stuff, I have to reach for the mouse. I would love:
                            1. Please add a shortcut to begin caption edit of the current photo (smugmug view) and give that textbox keyboard focus.
                            2. make "enter" save the caption
                            3. Please add a shortcut to begin keyword edit of the current photo (smugmug view) and give that textbox keyboard focus.
                            4. make "enter" save the keywords

                            ultimately, if i can navigate a gallery and caption/keyword with only the keyboard, that would be…

                            19 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  Image Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Adding more fixed ratios to cropping options

                              It would be nice to have more fixed ratios in the cropping tool, like the golden ratio, or 16x10, 16x9... or even be allowed to enter our own custom ratio.

                              15 votes
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                                2 comments  ·  Image Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Localized photo captions

                                It would be über-great to be able to enter photo captions in different languages that would be displayed depending on the language settings of the viewer browser. If the language doesn't match, either display the first available language or English if available for this photo.

                                13 votes
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                                  2 comments  ·  Image Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Let us use multiple watermarks on our images and let us customize them!

                                  Please let us use multiple watermarks on our images. Sometimes I hide a small watermark in the background of images as proof that its my original image. Let us Use multiple watermarks on our photos. I'd also like to be able to customize and resize those watermarks.

                                  Currently I have different watermarks all with different locations on the image and multiple watermarks with many different sizes. These watermarks should also be smart, aligning themselves vertically and horizontally automatically.

                                  Multiple Customized Watermarks would be a dream! Please!

                                  13 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Image Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Add ability to categorize keywords to enable easier searching of keywords

                                    I love the ability to add keywords, however, I would like to have the option to categorize keywords, so that I would then have the ability to look at keywords in groups, e.g., people, places, things, etc.
                                    While it's great to be able to set the number of keywords that appear, this alone doesn't help me locate something when I have hundreds of keywords.
                                    When you have this many keywords, it can be very difficult, not to mention overwhelming, to find what you're looking for. It would be much easier to find specific keywords if we have the option to…

                                    12 votes
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                                      0 comments  ·  Image Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Enable right-click message on by default

                                      Make Right Click message the default for all sites.

                                      9 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Image Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • allow owners to turn off watermarking on all gallery previews/feature photos and thumbnails.

                                        Watermarking is important but looks awful when scrolling down through watermarked thumbnails or when every gallery's feature image is watermarked on your main page. Also on the mobile version every gallery's feature image is watermarked no matter what "smallest size" you've selected to apply the watermark. It's way too complicated and frustrating. I have to imagine that no one cares to have thumbnails and gallery previews watermarked!

                                        9 votes
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                                          2 comments  ·  Image Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Thanks for the feedback, Tara. One thing you can do is to change the settings on your watermarks to apply only to larger sized images.

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