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  1. Localization for languages such as Spanish, French, German, Italian,etc. Let's translate Smugmug!

    Too many of my clients don't speak English as first language. Please add this feature to the printind outside the US one and we will all benefit.

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      146 comments  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      A new “Google Translate” Content Block can now be added anywhere to your site that will allow your visitors to translate your page into any language they wish. You can find the new content block in the Customizer, under the “Content” tab, in the “Services” section. Note that this will not translate your Account or other Settings, but it will translate a majority of the pages your visitor sees.

      I’m marking this as “Partially Completed” because this does not fully close out the task of Localizing the entire site into a different language. The task of Localizing SmugMug is still “Not at this Time”. SmugMug is a very text rich site and we’re going to focus on some other exciting projects. We’ll keep this open though so that we can revisit it in the future!

    • Randomize the FeatureImage

      In Legacy SmugMug if no feature image was selected, an image was chosen at random to be the "Featured Photo". The "Featured Photo" is the photo that users see when they're on a folder and see the gallery name. It's the thumbnail for the folder or gallery.

      Bring back random thumbnails for galleries and categories.

      http://help.smugmug.com/customer/portal/articles/1230234-new-can-i-pick-the-thumbnail-for-a-gallery-page-folder

      According to the above post, in the new smugmug the thumbnails are static. I really liked having random images show up each I would visit the site. Having to choose 1 image is more work and far less dynamic and visually interesting.

      175 votes
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        31 comments  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        While we understand the use-case and the desire to randomize the Feature Photo, the added features in New SmugMug (ability to have 5 levels of sub-folders, new Privacy Controls, etc) have made randomizing the Feature Photo require additional checks before being displayed (to ensure the photo selected has permission to be displayed). Randomizing this on each view could leave the viewer with no Feature Image at all for some amount of time, which would be a poor experience for your visitors. Additional details have been left in the comments below.

        One way to keep your Feature Images fresh would be to enter the Folder or Gallery settings and quickly update the Feature Photo. While it’s not as ideal as having it automatically randomized, the setup for changing the Feature Image is fairly quick.

      • Give shopping cart our custom look & feel

        Give the following pages the ability to take the look and feel of our own site:
        _your shopping cart
        _Add photos to cart
        _Billing address
        _shipping option
        _Send an email
        _Get a Link
        maybe i forget some, but basically all the page who can't take our site look & feel NOW.
        Also, in pages "buy this photo & Add photos to cart" add an button to show the picture of the Smugmug Merchandise (ex:T short) or give us a HTML template of all the merchandise than we could integrate in our site to give our costumers a clear view of…

        140 votes
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          19 comments  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • allow the 'Map This' page for an album to show ALL items in a gallery, not only the first 200.

          I geotag many photos, and would like to have the ability to view large numbers of them on the map at once. Currently, the 'Map This' link limits the display to 200 images. I would like to have the option to display ALL of the geotagged images within an album on a single map.

          I found the line of JavaScript on the Maps page that loads the images from an RSS feed. If the ImageCount parameter could be specified for that feed, it should allow additional images to be loaded onto the map.

          137 votes
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            19 comments  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Get rid of the need to use Adobe Flash

            Time to eliminate Adobe Flash eh? Especially given mid June warnings!

            132 votes
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              13 comments  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add a displayable 'folder description' to folders

              We badly need a 'description' field in Folders to provide summary information to viewers.

              The workaround - to customise each folder with a text content block - is simply not workable for sites with many folders as it's a lot of work, and risks breaking the uniform look and feel.

              This is one feature which is edging me back to Zenfolio... Please please add this feature.

              95 votes
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                20 comments  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add a "visitor view" button

                The old system had the visitor view so you could view what the visitors saw. Now we are back to the logout/login again.

                Currently when I'm logged in to my site and making changes, what I see is the owner's view. In order to see the view the customer sees on the site, I have to log out. This is especially true for things like price lists and product options, as well as privacy settings on galleries, pages etc. It would be extremely useful to have a "View As" option so that I could toggle between the owner's view and…

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                  18 comments  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Make an ability to display 3D Stereo photos

                  A stereo photograph could be a side-by-side representation of the left and the right images combined in one JPEG file. There are many ways to display such a photograph, including parallel view, cross-eye view, anaglyph red/cian view, interlaced versions for shutter glasses and 3D displays, etc. Please refer to YouTube to see how it displays 3D videos. The author marks his/her video as being a 3D one, and a viewer is given some options how to display the video. I think the slide show plugin of SmugMug can be modified to be able to handle a gallary containing 3D Stereo…

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                    32 comments  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Retina Display / High Resolution Capability - 2X feature.

                    It would be great if SmugMug coded the site to respond to Retina displays, such as my Macbook Pro Retina, iPad, or iPhone.

                    It would make our work look much better to those viewing galleries on these devices.

                    Look into the Retina.js for the javascript.

                    51 votes
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                      14 comments  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Client Login screen should have a background picture from their gallery

                      Hi, when I send a gallery to a client, the home page where they are asked to enter the password, I should have an option to put one image from their gallery as the background image. This will give the feeling of a personalized website
                      So every client login page would have a different image, from their own gallery.
                      Thanks.
                      -MP

                      50 votes
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                        3 comments  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Show number of photos in each gallery/folder

                        You already show how many galleries and photos are in each category and sub-category so it should be easy enough to show how many photos are in each gallery?

                        49 votes
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                          7 comments  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • "Add to Lightbox" needed.

                          I would like to have the option to "add to lightbox" similar to the way most stock image sites work. (ie. http://www.istockphoto.com) Does this exist or in the works? We plan to use the site as a photo database and would like users to be able to put together a collection and then choose to download after several searches have been completed.

                          47 votes
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                            7 comments  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Default Contact and About/Bio Pages or HTML Pages

                            I would like to see standard, Contact and About/Bio pages included with *all* templates/themes. They would be user customizable just like all the current gallery/pages are. The navigation would also be included in the template/theme.

                            44 votes
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                              5 comments  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Bring back Gallery and Folder descriptions on folder pages

                              Bring back Gallery and Folder descriptions on folder pages like it used to work on the older smugmug

                              See the gallery listing on my current site: http://photography.ashish-pragya.com/Travel/China-2007

                              The gallery description on that page is pulled from the markup of gallery listing. It seems this is now impossible, since I don't see any description in the listing markup in new smugmug

                              Perhaps this can be implemented as an option on existing content block for gallery / folder listing. Or maybe it can be implemented as a different content block

                              Without this is it very hard to help a viewer make an…

                              44 votes
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                                Planned  ·  6 comments  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Size option for panoramas

                                Available sizes are S, M, L, X1, X2, X3, O and Smart.

                                For a panorama I would like to have a new size setting and that is H = Fill screen height and set width depending on original proportions. Then a panorama can be experienced to its full value. The Smart option is valuable in its own because sometimes you really want to see the whole landscape image even if it does not fill upp the height.

                                If it is possible to tweak the single image view so the mousepointer shifts to a drag function instead of return to gallery…

                                40 votes
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                                  1 comment  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Apple touch icon support

                                  Similar to the Favicon, the apple-touch-icon.png is a file used for a web page icon on the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. When someone bookmarks your web page or adds your web page to their home screen this icon is used. If this file is not found these Apple products will use the screen shot of the web page.

                                  Details:
                                  https://developer.apple.com/library/ios/documentation/AppleApplications/Reference/SafariWebContent/ConfiguringWebApplications/ConfiguringWebApplications.html

                                  37 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Allow us to create pop-up announcements that the customer sees when logging in

                                    An example of this is like what smugmug "you" showed "us" the other day (the one that told us about some of the new features and said "don't worry your guests won't see this"...).

                                    I'd love the ability to make announcements, upcoming or recent
                                    password changes, new galleries added (news), disclaimers/ LICENSE agreements (this one's really important!), other news, etc that my guests WOULD see when logging in to see the galleries.

                                    Thanks!
                                    :D
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                                    32 votes
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                                      3 comments  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Display all photos of LESS THAN 600 PIXELS at their ORIGINAL SIZE for DEFAULT instead of reducing them.

                                      This is regarding the treatment, by Smugmug, of all photos that are ORIGINAL SIZE of LESS THAN 600 pixels. SmugMug is creating SmugMug SIZES, including size = SMALL (400 pixels). Creating sizes is logical for photos that are ORIGINAL size of OVER 600 pixels, in order that they display on the SmugMug pages. BUT, WHY? WHY? WHY? does SmugMug have to create and display SmugMug SIZE SMALL ? There is NO POINT IN IT. There is plenty of space on the SmugMug pages of Style: SmugMug or Style: Journal (space is 600 pixels) for ALL original photos of LESS THAN…

                                      32 votes
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                                      • Proceed to next photo in the gallery when you click on photo in lightbox

                                        Based on my personal experience and feedback from site visitors, I would like to make a suggestion for easier navigation through a photo gallery.

                                        Many online photo galleries allow for users to proceed to the next photo by simply clicking on the photo itself.

                                        However, SmugMug closes the lightbox photo, and you are taken back to the gallery. I know there are right and left arrows at the top of the photo in lightbox; however they are very small.

                                        It is a very natural action to click on the photo and expect it to proceed to the next photo. I…

                                        32 votes
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                                          7 comments  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • better display of galleries/folders on page

                                          An option for the "need more levels" or a "better way to organize" ------------- category sections -------- see John Friend's example
                                          at

                                          http://friend.smugmug.com/Sports
                                          http://friend.smugmug.com/Sports/Force-Spring-2009

                                          It is so perfectly awesome.

                                          31 votes
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