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  1. Privacy groups with separate passwords, with access to specific galleries

    Give users the ability to create groups with arbitrary 'labels' e.g. : family, friends, work colleagues, parents, etc.

    Allow a different password to be set for each of these groups, and perhaps even some generic settings (what size photos they get to see, for example)

    In gallery settings allow a tick box to tick which 'groups' may see this gallery. (include an "all" tick box too)

    When someone goes to the site, they type in the password they were given, which is the one of the group they're in. Then they get to see only what galleries have been checked…

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      101 comments  ·  Privacy & Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • make protected galleries searchable

      Currently you have to be logged in to your SM site to get search results that include protected galleries. I'd like to be able to provide a keyword or event code that clients can use to quickly find the right gallery (while keeping the gallery protected). With this feature, coupled with virtual galleries, SmugMug will take over the world (or at least the tri-state area).

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      Please allow keyword search in private gallery's! I'm a commercial shooter I want to provide a great option (a revenue stream for me) to my clients. If I shoot hundreds of "whatever" and the…

      250 votes
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        58 comments  ·  Privacy & Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Two factor authentication (2FA or MFA)

        2-factor authentication or Multi-factor authentication.

        This is becoming the norm on many websites these days and it should be protecting my priceless photos! Surprised SmugMug hasn't implemented this yet.

        My thoughts are:
        - Google Authenticator or similar app
        - 'Remember me for 30 days' checkbox

        135 votes
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          Planned  ·  14 comments  ·  Privacy & Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Support encrypted connections (https) with custom domains

          Without encryption, anyone accessing an unlisted gallery and even a
          password protected one stands the chance of someone eavesdropping on e.g. open Wi-Fi network activity and gaining access to a supposedly
          secure location.

          Nowadays a website (and by extension the company operating it) appears untrustworthy if it doesn't work over an encrypted connection.

          In the recent years major web applications like those from Google etc.
          have been moving towards allowing only encrypted connections. It'd be
          great to see Smugmug follow suit.

          It'll be a big hassle with SSL certificates, though.

          128 votes
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            9 comments  ·  Privacy & Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Allow "Map This" for password protected galleries

            The "Map This" button does not show on password protected galleries. Once the password is entered and they have access to the photos, they should be able to see where they were taken if the geography flag is set.

            87 votes
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              7 comments  ·  Privacy & Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Password for high res file download

              If high res file download could be accessed by separate password or coupon, one could offer prints to the public while reserving downloads to the media for publication or other special people without having to create a duplicate gallery just to allow high res download access

              79 votes
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                6 comments  ·  Privacy & Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • being able to view protected galleries on an iphone/ipod touch.

                Right now, when someone views a gallery on iphone/ipod touch view, they can not see any password protected galleries. You can see all of the public galleries just fine. Since my pictures are of children, the parents want these galleries password protected.

                I have had many complaints from my customers about this. This could be deal breaker for us!

                58 votes
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                  10 comments  ·  Privacy & Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow "Map This" in unlisted galleries

                  Currently, mapping features are not available in unlisted galleries, even though the linked map from an unlisted gallery would still be unlisted. This needs to change.

                  49 votes
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                    6 comments  ·  Privacy & Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                      15 comments  ·  Privacy & Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • A better solution for hosting both private and public content

                      I've struggled to set my site up with two Homepage views - one private and the other public. I'm not a Pro managing separate clients and events (although this solution could apply there as well). I'm an amateur photographer and dad who uses Smugmug primarily to share memories with my family and friends (aka the private view). However I also like to display some small portion of content to the anonymous public visitor (aka the public view). This suggestion is for people who want to have their Homepage and all content display in one of these two modes depending on…

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                        15 comments  ·  Privacy & Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        All – we just released a new feature that could go a long way in solving the dilemma of maintaining both private and public content on your SmugMug site. It’s called Private Sharing. Private Sharing is a new access type for your site, folders, galleries or pages. You invite specific people to access your content, which means you’re in full control over who sees what. It’s our most secure access type available. I highly encourage all supporters of this idea to check out our blog post on the new functionality at http://news.smugmug.com/2015/03/10/new-private-sharing-share-with-only-the-people-you-choose/.

                      • end-to-end encryption

                        In the post Snowden area we know that each and any data communication is listened by some Computer device. Filtering pictures and video streams for specific content is possible today. The possibilities are at hand for governemt agencies, private organisations and hackers - as recent illegal publications of celebrity pix haved proved. I propose to encrypt all Pictures/Videos on the client's device, transmit the files encrypted to SmugMug and store the data encrypted. The SmugMug customer should have full control who can access his content. One possible technical solution is AES 256 Standard encryption.

                        32 votes
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                          6 comments  ·  Privacy & Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Support custom SSL certificates

                          I don't like the idea of my ISP and others seeing all my photos. If I buy an SSL cert, I'd love to be able to use it for my smugmug hosting.

                          26 votes
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                            4 comments  ·  Privacy & Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • logout button in password protected galleries

                            I have a customer who needs a way to logout of a protected gallery. I haven't been able to find a solution in the forums but I have found others who seem to need this same function. I wrote to support about the issue and recieved the following:

                            "I have a customer who needs a way to logout of a protected gallery. I haven't been able to find a solution in the forums but I have found others who seem to need this same function."

                            I did pass this along to my customer who responded with, "The term protected seems…

                            23 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  Privacy & Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Allow for multiple passwords for each gallery or having an option to remove Case Sensitivity.

                              I post a few new galleries of weddings for guests to access each week. The passwords are always the Groom's last name though for every new gallery I post I get a notice with LOTS of failed password attempts because of issues with case sensitivity, i.e. not capitalizing the first letter. This could easily be fixed by having an option to remove case sensitivity through a simple check box or by allowing for multiple passwords to each gallery.

                              21 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Privacy & Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Hide watermarks for logged in owner

                                It would be nice to see photos full size and without watermarks when logged in instead of having to owner save them. The new SM IPad app is great but it still limits the size and leaves the watermark even though you are logged in. I think this would be nice to add this feature on the main site as well. Sometimes I like to show my clients full size slideshows. To do this I must change the gallery settings even though I'm logged into the site. And sometimes I forget to change it back :( I can't think of…

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                                  7 comments  ·  Privacy & Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • I would like to have visitors required to give email address to enter site

                                  In this world of contact management, it would be nice if the viewers were required to give an email address so we can see who is viewing the files and then use some sort of contact management to schedule emall communication to the viewers to easily market to them.

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                                    3 comments  ·  Privacy & Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Provide display only option for keywords for hidden and password protected galleries

                                    Smugmug currently does not display keywords for hidden and password protected galleries due to security and privacy concerns (based on feedback from the SmugMug help desk), However I suggest there should be an option to provide a display only option for keywords for these types of galleries. That way the tag information would be visable for those who have access to the hidden and password protected galleries. This feature is important as "tags" in photoshop elements get converted to "keywords" in SmugMug when uploaded through the photoshop interface.

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                                      6 comments  ·  Privacy & Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Allow galleries to have privacy levels independent of inheriting folder

                                      I would like to set the privacy level for a top-level folder to Private but allow specific galleries within that folder to have a Public or Unlisted privacy level. Right now if a top-level folder is Private, all galleries within that folder inherit Private and this cannot be changed.

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                                        3 comments  ·  Privacy & Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Popular photos should be available to password protected sites (islands)

                                        For Popular Photos, SmugMug is clearly storing votes on my photos somewhere - since I can give a photo thumbs-up and when I return the next day SmugMug still knows I had given thumbs-up on that photo... so, that leads me to believe that it can't be all that complicated to allow my homepage to have a filled in Popular Photos section while still excluding my popular photos from other SmugMug sites.

                                        While I understand that it helps to build SmugMug's brand by having everyone share their photos with everyone - I have zero interest in letting complete strangers view…

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                                        • exclude certain galleries from site-wide password

                                          It makes sense to me that there should be an option to "specifically" make a gallery Public, even if he whole site is PW protected. this would allow sending URL links to a gallery, without the "guest" having to enter a PW.

                                          16 votes
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