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  1. Allow users to set Style (e.g., Journal or Slideshow) but still let visitors change to another style

    I'm a pro user. Currently, we can either set up a gallery so visitors can select their "Style" (Journal, Slideshow, Smugmug, etc.), or we can force a style.

    I'd like to be able to set a preferred view/style (that is, have it start in a style I select when someone looks at the gallery, like Journal style) but still allow people to switch to a different view.

    That way, I can have people start with the impact of the full-width "Journal" view, but they can still switch to a traditional Smugmug view if they have bandwidth limitations or just like…

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      19 comments  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Allow Filenames to appear IN ADDITION to or INSTEAD of captions in galleries.

      I need to show FileNames for my photos in Landscape/Portrait Collage displays, both in the gallery view and in lightbox view.

      It looks like this request has been discussed over on DGrin at http://dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=239112&highlight=show+filename

      It seems like a very basic request, and is necessary for those of us who correspond with clients about specific images. Thank you!

      98 votes
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        27 comments  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Journal Style -- Control over size of each image and number of images per page

        Give maximum size entire gallery and optionally each individual image. Control over the number of images per page.

        48 votes
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          4 comments  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • New Gallery Style -- Carousel

          It would be amazing to be able to use carousel instead of collage or the other gallery display options, without having to create a new page, set the display to a specific gallery, etc. It would be great to just change a gallery from Collage style to Carousel with the click of 2 buttons.

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          • New Gallery Style - Immediate Fullscreen

            Fullscreen gallery style with goodies.
            User can set up gallery to have a fullscreen style, when customer clicks on gallery name/picture, gallery shows fullscreen flash slideshow without need to click "Fullscreen" button like now we have.
            New style should include:
            - configurable thumbnails size (tiny or big size to be chosen)
            - configurable placement of thumbnail (left side of the screen, right, bottom, top)
            - thumbnails should NOT cover the photo (now in fullscreen mode thumbs cover photo)
            - navigation by keypress;
            - slideshow options - slow, med, fast, none;
            - automatic resizing and sharpening of the photo depending on…

            39 votes
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              16 comments  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow visitors to keyword photos

              Necessary for sports photographers & crowd photographers... allowing the end-users to 'tag' AND add 'key words' (player /peoples names, schools, and descriptions) to photos... in a pending file (like the comments) so abuse doesn't occur.

              There are tens of thousands of my photos that I have ZERO idea WHO any (or many) of the people are... yet they (their family or coach) are usually given my business card. It would be great if they could 'tag' or add 'key words' to the photos EASILY - and then I could cruise down the list and make sure there wasn't any 'bad…

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                6 comments  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Provide gallery style that provides visual separation for video

                I have galleries that include both photos and video. There are three problems with using any of the current gallery styles:
                1. Visitors are confused that photos and videos are intermixed - the distinction is immediately obvious to them.
                2. Choosing "slideshow" isn't really relevant to videos, and becomes another point of confusion on my site because often my vdeo is an animoto style slideshow of the photos in the gallery.

                RECOMMENDATION: Create a gallery style that provies visual separation between photos and photo features, and videos and video-specific features.

                As examples of specific features - photos might offer a…

                21 votes
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                  7 comments  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Commerce Gallery Style: On screen pricing beside the photo

                  I feel that people would purchase more if the pricing was right there beside their photos. That's one of the things that makes Zen so attractive. The biggest complaint I've had from people is that they don't know (or can't figure out) how much basic prints or downloads costs.

                  19 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Hide / Remove Keywords Options

                    make an off and on button to remove keywords from showing up under the photos, instead of having to go in and use code to do that!!

                    18 votes
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                      3 comments  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • add a feature where the photos can be viewed in black& white or sepia by the viewers choice

                      while browsing the gallery it would be nice if they could click an icon to see what the image would look like ion b&w or sepia. Maybe even an option to view the whole gallery in either and of course switch back to color at any time.

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                        0 comments  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow a "zoom" feature in the galleries

                        Clients have been asking for a way to see if people's eyes are open. Especially in large group photos. A zoom feature would be an easy fix for this.

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                          2 comments  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add pagination to galleries for New SmugMug

                          Some of my galleries have 1500+ to 2200+ images. In the "old" SmugMug, the galleries were arranged on multiple pages, and my users could quickly page through multiple pages to find the image we are looking for. The new way of having to scroll and wait, scroll and wait, scroll and wait while the browser constantly reloads additional thumbnails is becoming
                          quite frustrating. This gallery has 2248 images, and really, really needs pagination. In the old format, there were 12 pages for this gallery.

                          http://donstrack.smugmug.com/UtahRails/Union-Pacific-Equipment-Record/Roll-2

                          14 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Allow Clients to Hide photos in their galleries/events

                            I would love the ability to let my bride + grooms hide any photos they do not want others to see so that they feel comfortable sharing their event page (for their wedding etc) with their guests. So many of our couples choose not to share their galleries/even pages because they don't want to share ALL their images with people. A lot of other proofing sites allow you to give one or two people the option to hide any images in a gallery without having to be the business.

                            I think this would end up with us seeing MUCH greater…

                            13 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Display the picture's file name at the bottom or under each picture in a gallery

                              Customers want to see a file name under a picture. Currently you have to hover over a picture for a second to get it's file name to appear. I take a lot of action shots and often a few pictures will look the same. My customers are asking to see the file name at all times under a picture to easily identify them. Give us the ability to either display or not display the file name without having to use the info button at the bottom of a picture.

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                                5 comments  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • New Gallery Style -- Thumbnail AND Slideshow

                                Currently you have an option for "SLIDESHOW" or "Thumbnails/Multiples"...I'd LOVE an option for BOTH!! A small thumbnail (to the side or below in a slide) & a larger slideshow image. Similar to the Gallery view!!
                                Thanks

                                11 votes
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                                • create an option where users can delete (or at least hide) photos from a gallery if the admin allows it

                                  Entertainment company here...every weekend we create galleries (using a different product due to this SM limitation) where guests can login to view photos from the event. Often, they delete photos available in the gallery (don't like the way they look, was with someone they shouldn't be, etc).

                                  With SmugMug, our users cannot do that. I can't handle the onslaught of phone calls and emails we would receive by not allowing that.

                                  10 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • All visitors to password protected galleries to update captions and keywords.

                                    I have galleries where I upload hundreds of photos from a group activity for everyone to come see. I don't want to go through and tag every photo with the names of people in that photo (for people to easily search the gallery), but would like to be able to let everyone help out (kind of like everyone helps out editing Wikipedia).

                                    Yes, I could accomplish this by making everyone a friend or family and using that option, but that isn't realistic when we're talking about 50-100 members of each group and no two activities have the same group members…

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                                      3 comments  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Customize crops in "Thumbnails" Gallery Style

                                      Presently, the "Crop Thumbnail" feature is only utilized in the old "SmugMug" Gallery Style. I'd like to be able to customize crops on the "Thumbnails" Gallery style.

                                      I think another idea(1) would better handle 90-95%
                                      of cases I want to customize, but it would be great to also be able to tweak it when that's still not quite right.

                                      1: http://feedback.smugmug.com/forums/17723-smugmug/suggestions/1919687-use-upper-portion-of-portrait-photos-for-square-th

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                                        0 comments  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • An improved platform for presenting photo essays

                                        I think when it comes to presenting a photo essay, the "gallery" format isn't good enough. Captioning does not suffice in order to tell a full story accompanying images, and for documentary photography this is critical.

                                        I'm thinking if you'd be able to add the ability to make posts, like in a blog, but designed for photo essays.
                                        The way MAPTIA.com does it comes to mind, it is this very immersive way of telling stories through text and images.

                                        Would that ever be possible?

                                        whatever the case, it's a feature that for documentary photographers like me, would be a huge…

                                        9 votes
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                                        • add a "story" gallery style

                                          I'm not a professional photographer, I just like to take photos and share with friends a family. One thing I'm missing at Smugmug is a "story" theme, a theme that allows me to tell a story with both text and photos.

                                          For example, let's say that I've been on a trip to some other country. When I get back home I want to tell friends and family about this trip using both text and photos, where both text and photos play an equally important role. Right now the available themes let the photos be the important part while the text…

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