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  1. give us a gallery landing page

    Current: Each gallery entrance point dives right in with the thumbnails and preview on right (default smugmug, yours may differ). Not very elegant.

    Want: A landing page at the head of the gallery that shows one or more featured images (prev/next controls), description about the gallery, jump links to areas within the gallery (day 1, day 2.. or start race, mid race, end race... or makeup, ceremony, reception), comments (facebook, etc) about the gallery in general,

    Major pluses: Gives us a way to step up the polish of the gallery. and make the main entry really solid. Also, currently, there's…

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      2 comments  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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        1 comment  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • highlight view of best photos in an album

        I often have to choose between creating documentary-style albums and creating more professional-looking "highlight" albums. Obviously, it's possible (but messy) to make two separate albums to serve these different purposes. A better solution would be to allow an album to be displayed in one of two modes: "Highlights" and "View All." "Highlights" would allow casual browsers to look through only the best photos of an album (as selected by the album owner), while "View All" would give people with a particular interest in the album content the option to look through every photo I uploaded.

        5 votes
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        • 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…

          10 votes
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            3 comments  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Add Keyboard shortcut for viewing EXIF Data

            Like we have the keyboard navigation (right-left arrow) to navigate between photos, I would like for the letter ' i ' to open up the info (EXIF) panel. I think it would be done with JavaScript but I'm not an expert.

            3 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Javascript & iframe support in gallery description

              For designing our smugmug website more easily it is highly recommended to support Strong Html, javascript, iframe codes in the gallery description box. So please upgrade it as soon as possible.

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              • 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 →
                • 3 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Galley style with dynamic thumbnail strip which auto scrolls

                    Create a elegant gallery style where the primary image is also the primary focus throughout. This image will occupy the the majority of the webpage real estate. Then dynamically show a scrolling thumbnail strip to the right or below the image when hightlighted. This could become locked or hidden/displayed on mouse over depending on settings. Art Wolfe's site is a great example of this style here: http://prints.artwolfe.com/#s=4&mi=2&pt=1&pi=10000&p=6&a=1&at=0

                    This elegant style can have some variation like the used by Ben Hattenbach here: http://www.benhattenbach.com/
                    And Jimmy Chin:
                    http://www.jimmychin.com/

                    The major benefit of this more modern dynamic style content is that the the…

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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…

                      42 votes
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                        17 comments  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Easy Proofing Viewing Style

                        This would be easiest with the Old Journal Style as it has smaller images that are offset, right and left of the page......
                        here is what needs to be allowed:

                        1- a simple check box with a yes and no option: this shows that client want this image in book or available for order

                        2- Photo only comments with comments right next to the image.....having to go to LightBox to Leave and See Photo only comments is totally , I MEAN TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE , as it is a HUGE WASTE of time and time is profit for Pro Photographers......

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                          1 comment  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 11 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Give us the option to use text links, instead of thumbnails, in the SmugMug Style Galleries

                            I realize this might have limited appeal, but surely I am not the only one who desires this! Allowing the use of text links rather than thumbnails would, in the majority of cases, eliminate the need for multi-page galleries. Maybe even have two or three columns of text links. When you click a link, the photo appear to the right, just like in the current SmugMug style. Alternatively, you could allow much smaller thumbnails accompanied by a text link (the best of both worlds?), in two columns. I really, really want to be able to list my photos by title.

                            6 votes
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                              • Gallery Description and the "updated date/time" need separate on/off controls.

                                Gallery Description and the "updated date/time" need separate on/off controls, rather than the current "Clean Gallery" option which requires they both be shown - or not.

                                11 votes
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                                • Make a one-page gallery style based on the 'SmugMug' style.

                                  I like the 'SmugMug' gallery style best. But people often miss that there are more than one page of thumbnails. How about showing all the thumbnail down the left side? What to do about the one photo being viewed? Don't let it scroll off the top of the page as they scroll down but scroll it down at the same time to always keep it in view.

                                  7 votes
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                                  • Add pulldown menu on each thumbnail when mousing over it

                                    Add a pulldown menu when mousing over each thumbnail to provide functions specific to that photo.

                                    This will be especially nice with the thumbnail only view.

                                    Best regards!

                                    3 votes
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                                    • Hot or Not Viewing Style

                                      I'd like to be able to send my galleries to family members of those photographed and allow them to rate their favorite photo in a two up style to help me narrow down the best photos. The more people rate the photo, the more definitive that the winners are the best photos.

                                      4 votes
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                                      • Make the comment button more visible

                                        On many displays, you can't see the Add Comment button without scrolling down. Consequently, it's easy to overlook and thus commenting is minimized. It would be much better if it (or a duplicate) appeared right below the image where the other comment buttons (Tweet and Like) are. That would also then conform to the UI best practice of putting like things together.

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                                        • 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…

                                          24 votes
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