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  1. searching for images based on exif

    On many occasions I've wanted to be able to search for photos using a certain lens or at a certain ISO. It would be great if just like searching for keywords you could search across all your photos for exif tags.

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      13 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Search for filenames

      I would like to see a search feature added, that would search all your images (& videos). At first it could do regular fuzzy search in filenames, descriptions, and keywords. Later it could include advanced search to refine based on specific attributes (e.g. date uploaded within certain range, EXIF attributes, etc.).

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        16 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • keep within search results when viewing searched photos

        After a search is performed and I click on thumbnail of one of the results, I'm brought to the original gallery where the photo exists. I then have to keep clicking back to the results page to see another photo. It would be so much more functional to be able to click on a thumbnail of a search result and be brought to a gallery of just those pictures that came up in the results.

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        [Update: merged multiple requests into this one]

        TWO RELATED REQUESTS.
        When we search on Smugmug and get a bunch of resulting thumbnail images, it…

        82 votes
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          17 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Search by Keyword Only

          Please allow us to limit searches to keywords.

          We currently limit searches to photos, videos, galleries, folders, and pages. Why can't we limit searches to keywords? For instance, if I want to search for photos with the keyword "Jim" to find all photos of Jim, the search will currently also return photos with "Jim" in the title (e.g., "Jim's Birthday Party"). Many of photos entitled "Jim's Birthday Party" may not actually include photos of Jim.

          15 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Autofill search terms in search box

            Hey Smugmug,

            Would really be an awesome idea to customize the search box such that there can be autofill features (to prevent spelling mistakes), especially since my site is for my clients to search for specific keywords.

            Something like how Google search does it.

            Do let us know if this is possible and whether it is already in the works.

            Thank you!

            13 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • NEW SEARCH BOX DEFAULT OPTIONS CONTROL

              Allow us to control the default option for the new SmugMug search box.

              The search categories are PHOTOS, GALLERIES, VIDEOS, and PHOTOS PLUS VIDEOS. The default setting is PHOTOS. But this doesn't work well with my site and the way that I label things; GALLERIES works better. But the customers don't know that. They would need to click on GALLERIES, which is second from the left. Could we please make this customizable, so that I could move GALLERIES to the left-most position or make it be highlighted by default? Below is a discussion that I had with Tom, one of…

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                2 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • add a link back to site's homepage on search results page

                When searching through a site and looking at search results, there is no way to get back to the actual website. (At least for basic account websites).
                There's always the link back to www.smugmug.com but there's no link to mywebsite.smugmug.com

                => Please add a link on the search results page to browse back the the website being searched.

                Right now you have to click on a search result which opens a lightbox inside a certain gallery; close the lightbox; then click on the little "home" icon in the breadcrumb bar of that gallery. There should be a breadcrumb bar on…

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                  2 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow search results that combine Photos, Videos, Galleries, Folders, Pages

                  Option to allow the search feature to extend across all of Photos, Videos, Galleries, Folders and Pages rather than having to choose one of those categories a default.

                  10 votes
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                    2 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Auto-correct Misspelled Search Terms

                    It would be very helpful if we could also search for keywords which or not spelled 100% correct. A bit like on google or spotlight where the system also returns results if somebody uses half finished words or terms where you are not sure of it’s orthography (partial word matches).

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                      1 comment  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Enable "specific search terms"

                      At the moment it is not possible to specify the order of words in a search, like a Google search allows. For instance, "Class 37" in quotes should not return results where 'class' and '37' do not appear together.

                      Please allow the use of quotes to specify the order of words in a search, so irrelevant results can be excluded from searches.

                      9 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Allow actions to be executed on search results.

                        I would like to search all of my galleries for a particular keyword and place the resulting images from that search in a new gallery or download the search result images to my computer. Allowing actions on search results would make it easier for members to organize their photos once they are online.

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                        Global search and replace

                        Please make it possible to search across all galleries and do a global edit and replace of names in the captions. I cannot be the only person who put in names of people in photos and only subsequently realised that Google searches…

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                          1 comment  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • add bing webmaster tool verification

                          At the moment SmugMug ownership can only be verified with google and Pinterest.

                          I would like to be able to verify ownership with Bing webmaster tools, that uses same meta tag verification mechanism as Google and Pinterest, here is example:

                          <meta name="msvalidate.01" content="bingtoolsgeneratedcontentid" />

                          Can bing be added to the list of site ownership verification services?

                          7 votes
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                          • Add more Search options

                            Currently, photos that are tagged with keyword are searchable. Improve search by detecting faces, locations, content of the picture and suggestive keywords. Some free apps (google, amazon) have this search capability.

                            Also, provide search based on the photo metadata such as shutter speed, aperture, lens type, camera type etc.

                            7 votes
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                            • Allow photos returned by search to be shown in native aspect ratio, not just square

                              Allow photos returned by search to be shown in native aspect ratio, not just square

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                              • Can we please have a search by image size?

                                Some photos are available in all sizes; Small,
                                Medium, Large, XLarge, X2Large, X3Large and Original. But other photos are only available as smaller sizes. I am asking if there is a way to search for only those photos available in all sizes up to Original

                                Thanks

                                5 votes
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                                • Either fix the Search page to filter by date taken or rename the option to Date Uploaded to match the current fuctionality

                                  When using the Search page "Refine Results" there is the option to filter by Date Taken. Currently, this option actually filters by Date Uploaded.
                                  Either fix the functionality to filter by Date Taken or rename the option to Date Uploaded.

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                                  • Bring back the ability to view photos in original gallery.

                                    There used to be an option to view a photo in its original gallery after performing a keyword search, but this option does not exist anymore in the New SmugMug. This is a big step backward, in my opinion, because I frequently see keywords that need to be adjusted, but I don't necessarily know what gallery they are for. I used to be able to just click on the keyword, see that there were a bunch of photos that needed to be fixed, use the "view photo in original gallery" option to get to the correct gallery, and then do…

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                                    • Make it possible to Search photo IPTC keywords for pairs of names such as "John Smith" and obtain photos of "John Smith" only.

                                      At present, if I Search keywords for "John Smith", I get photos whose keywords include "John" and those whose keywords include "Smith". These then have to be searched manually to find any "John Smith" photos, a tedious task.

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                                      • Allow searches to be refined by a date window

                                        I have a basic account and wish to be able to search my photos by a specific date range. Currently the "refine results" option allows only the selection of preset time bins (today, this week, this month, this year, over a year ago). I'd like to be able to pull up photos taken in a given date window in the past. ("Over a year ago" is unwieldy at best.)

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                                        • Add boolean operators for "and" "or" and "not" in Search

                                          i wish a boolean operators for "and" "or" and "not" in the search

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