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  1. allow users to upload images to gallery featured image instead of choosing an already uploaded image.

    Instead of having to choose an already uploaded image for the folder/gallery featured image, allow users to upload images that aren't displayed elsewhere. This would be useful for uploading client images or coming soon images.

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    • Streamline and modernize the lightbox on the mobile!

      It needs interactive rubberbanding for image navigation, and for images not to start with buttons and other text visible (and when they do appear, they should be minimal). Ideally it should look and act just like the SmugMug app looks and acts now when swiping between and displaying photos.

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      • download arrow link is not obvious for users

        I want people to only download and save the full size images, not right click and save the preview image.

        To download the full size image, the tiny arrow at the bottom is way to small. Typical users for me are not aware that it's even there. They just right click and save but I want them to only save the full size original.

        Currently when I send a gallery link, I have to include instructions on how to find that tiny arrow to click to save the full size original. Without instructions people tend to right click and save…

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        • Allow captains of at least a dozen lines to display below slideshow photos

          Oh, I am so sad! This past week I explored a number of photo hosting sites and in every other respect, I like Smugmug the best, but this is just fatal.

          Yes, I could suggest it as a feature but even if Smugmug were to go for it, it will take some time and by then it will be too late.

          Thank you for your effort.

          Bill

          On Sep 3, 2017, at 9:39 PM, SmugMug Heroes <help@smugmug.com> wrote:

          Hey Bill,

          Thank you for getting back to us.

          Unfortunately there is no possibility at the moment to display slideshow…

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          • Ability to EMPHASISE fotos in a gallery

            Adobe Revel had this feature:

            give the photographer the ability to select SPECIFIC FOTOS a GALLERY, that are shown EMPHASISED (bigger - about 2 times) in a gallery.

            Extra: To take it even further, these informations could be read from stars in the meta-data.

            Example: Event fotos: Users tend to pick / download the 2nd or 3rd best shot! Never the BEST → If it would be shown bigger, they would tent to download the best.

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            • Make it easier to select different sizes

              When I ask my visitors if they viewed the larger sizes or if they looked at the original size to see a detail they often don't know how to do it, and telling them how is too 'involved'. Could you you make this much more obvious? My stats reveal that almost nobody views the larger sizes but thousands view the standard size.

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              • Fading top edge of folder/gallery title

                Currently the title bar on folders and galleries is a (almost) solid bar that hides the lower part of the picture. Synology PhotoStation does the same thing but they fade the top of the bar so it blends in with the picture, making a much more pleasant appearance.

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                • Visual cue to identify movies

                  In the iPad app, movies are identified in the thumbnails with a timestamp showing the length of the movie. In the PC version, there is no visual cue at all unless I hover over the image. Please add a visual cue that we can see without hovering. Synology PhotoStation displays a circle with the "play" button (>) so you know it is a movie. Thanks!

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                  • Option to customize the number of photos in a row

                    There isn't a way to set the number of photos in a row? this must be an easy fix! Please do. just give us an option to change! Thanks

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                    • have a check mark next to the selected size of a displayed image

                      have a check mark next to the selected size of a displayed image

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                      • Update the featured image option

                        I love the featured image setting BUT I spend so much time picking images that don't end up lining up nicely with the space provided. Many times my subject's head is cut off, for instance. It would be nice to have the option to move the image around in the space, and be able to save it in the desired orientation.

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                        • Highlight the menu item for an open page.

                          Highlight the menu item for an open page.

                          That's what smugmug.com itself does by underlining the menu item for an open page.

                          Right now, a menu item on my personal photo site darkens when a viewer mouses over it. The item should stay highlighted to show viewers just where they are.

                          Seems like this navigation aid is among the most basic in all of web design.

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                          • Support Wide Color Gamut like Adobe RGB and DCI-P3

                            iPads, iMacs, 4K TVs, and now iPhone 7 all support wide color gamut. I would love for your galleries to support that if my images were uploaded in a wider color space like Adobe RGB.

                            Maybe first just implement it in the iOS app, or feed it only to Apple user agents on the site. (Macs have properly handled converting color space in the browser for years)

                            I process and upload everything in Adobe RGB for better color archival and printing, and SmugMug already does a great job converting images to sRGB correctly for web display, but it would be…

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                              1 comment  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              As you noted, SmugMug does accept images in any color space and converts them to sRGB. We’ll play a ‘wait and see’ game before converting images to a different colorspace than sRGB. Since we generate display sizes that allow photos to load as fast as possible, we wouldn’t want to start storing multiple copies with different color space until we’re sure that devices will support the wider colorspace. As of now (Sept 2016), the number of wide color space displays remains very small but we can change our opinion if this fact changes.

                            • Make file # more prominent maybe put in bold under order # when using smugmug gallery style

                              My customers always get confused with the order # and think that is a file #, if the file # is more prominent and next to the order # I think it would be better way to display that info

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                              • Customise Client Area Gallery layout just like with any other gallery content block

                                Currently, when navigating to the "Client Area" page, we can't customise how the content block displays the available galleries/images to the clients. This means that for clients with just 1 or 2 galleries that they have access to, it only shows as 2 small squares, whereas I would like to select one of the other display options

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                                • Add ability to navigate to specific photo number in SmugMug Gallery Style.

                                  When navigating through a gallery (SmugMug style), the viewer can use the "<" and ">" arrows to move to the previous/ next group of photos, or s/he can use the pull-down list to directly select the group of interest. Please provide the same capability to directly access a photo using the tool under the current photo on the right side of the window. The viewer should be able to enter the number of the photo of interest in place of the current photo number. Sometimes scrolling is very tedious.

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                                  • Automatically make the description of the photograph scroll up as it is very hidden.

                                    The hover over description is very hidden in the lightbox. Please make an option where the description is automatically below the image so that the view doesn't need to hover over the little arrow to view the description. Or, it would be much better if there was an option to have the description of the photograph to the right of the photograph in a little box.

                                    Thanks.

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                                    • Add a feature to crop thumbnails on all designs

                                      Quite surprised this basic feature is not available for all designs. Currently portrait photos look awful on the thumbnail landscapes cropped in the wrong place. Please add this feature its already in the smugmug default surely this could be added to the other designs.

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                                      • Thumbnails Show Full Image w/ Pop up on Mouse Over

                                        It'd be nice to have a thumbnail layout that show's the full image inside the thumbnail. Also the image pops out when you mouse over similar to photoshelter. This would give a much cleaner look to the way images are displayed in galleries.

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                                        • 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…

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