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  1. Provide Permalinks for galleries and photos

    Currently, URLs for galleries and photos are specific to the folder path in SmugMug. e.g. http://archive.jimvetter.com/Fashion/HOT-COUTURE-2014. If I move a gallery to a different folder (as I might do to reorganize or tidy up my folders), the URL to the gallery also changes. Thus, any links I've published are broken if I move a gallery.

    I suggest that when a gallery is created, you provide an unchanging permalink to the gallery and its photos. Then I can organize my library any way I like without breaking links.

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      0 comments  ·  Social & Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • download data collection/log

      I would like to have better logging and data collection for downloaded images. Maybe a information box can be displayed at time of download to collect things such as name, e-mail, usage (ie facebook, instagram, website, etc). It would be nice to know how one's work is planned on being used and by who. The only other option would be based on a digital download with a base price of $0.00 and a 100% discount, but not process the billing information, but instead collect the user information.

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        0 comments  ·  Downloading  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Preserve Creation Dates on Zipped Gallery Files

        When downloading a gallery (zip file), the creation dates get changed to when the file was zipped (on smugmug's end). Thus, in Finder I can't sort by the original creation dates anymore. I could have used WinZip for PC, to preserve creation dates as they get unzipped, on my end. But on SmugMug's end, is there a way to zip the files, with creation date preservation in mind? Thank you.

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          0 comments  ·  Downloading  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • submit pixel

          Allow users to put a pixel track code

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          • Video Backdrop

            I would really appreciate if the Video Backdrop didn't get so compressed, and have such low quality. A lot of people have faster internet now that can support automatic HD video playback. I've seen other websites like http://www.shainblumphoto.com/ that have this feature. I would really appreciate if smugmug would update this.

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              0 comments  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow a 1 time (or 2 or 3 times) download link that expires after the download is done!

              I want to offer sales of a downloadable image or video, but don't want people using the download link to share with friends and family. I want the link to work for a specified number of times and no furnther. Or you can alternatively change the time period alloud for the download link to remain active (for example keep it to a 24 hour period instead of the current 2 week period. I want a link that expires after the download is done!

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              • Page by page Remarketing on Facebook and Google

                I’m amazed that a platform as savvy and sophisticated as Smugmug does not help its users to market and remarket on Facebook and Google.
                If I had realised this a month ago I probably would have gone with another platform.
                As SM say on their website https://www.smugmug.com/pro

                "If you’re a photographer who makes a living selling your work, you know that marketing yourself is critical to making your business a success."

                Well, I agree completely!!! Remarketing has been around for at least 2 years and so SM is completely behind the curve on this.
                Come on!!!

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                • display a warning when deleting an original photo that is used in collections...

                  I suggest that whenever an original photo is to be deleted, a warning is displayed that states that 'this photo is collected in 3 galleries"..."do you still want to delete?".... Also, listing all the galleries where it appears would be nice.

                  Additionally, may want to display an icon on the "original" photo that indicates is it collected in another gallery (the collected ones show an icon, why can't the original)

                  Thank you...

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                    0 comments  ·  Organizing & Curation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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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                      0 comments  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • 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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                      • Moving picture to different gallery changes sort order to manual

                        I have a gallery sorted by picture date. When I moved a picture to a different gallery by drag and drop, the sort order of the current gallery changed to manual! Is that a bug? I could just reset the order but I may not remember what I had it set to previously...

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                        • Develop a widget for offline viewing to accompany gallery download (to preserve picture order, captions, etc)

                          I think it is important for the full experience of the online SmugMug slideshow experience be preserved in a downloaded gallery. These include: title, captions, order of appearance, hidden pictures remain hidden, etc.

                          To be able to replicate the exact same capabilities offline is immensely important for teachers in the field, salesmen, trade-show exhibitors, adventure photographers, volunteers in remote areas etc. Our captions may be full of educational or marketing information. These are all lost in the downloaded galleries, and cannot be rescued using 3rd party slideshow apps.

                          Include a software widget that will display the pictures in the downloaded…

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                            0 comments  ·  Downloading  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Ensure Images in Search Results use the Right Click Message

                            Images that are already assigned right-click protection within their respective galleries are not right-click protected in search results. Please amend this, immediately!

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                            • Provide "Video Too Long" Error Message Immediately, Not at End of Upload

                              Please stop letting people uploading videos that are too long and only tell them it's too long at the end of the upload. I would prefer to not waste my time or bandwidth having the upload almost complete before finding out there's an error.

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                              • Allow Folder Uploads to Merge if the Folder already exists

                                When uploading a folder structure - I might get the message that the folder already exists.

                                Please add an option to merge the uploaded folder with the pre-existing one (like the skip duplicates options in gallery upload)

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                                  0 comments  ·  Uploading  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Add more sites pointing to our domains.smugmug.com

                                  I have two major accounts I regularly upload photos for, one is an amusement business and they need media to be able to access a gallery of mine for publications. The other is my own photo business. I would like to have my photo business have a subdomain and their business to have a separate subdomain. That way when they send the press to my site to gather photos I've uploaded for them, they don't use my name, but theirs. But I can continue using my name for my other clients.

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                                    0 comments  ·  Customization  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Change Map Pin Color

                                    On the current map content block, the map pin icons and the number of photo circle icons are light grey. The SAME light grey that the map is! You can't see the pins! Why aren't they red - the default color for pins on every web-based map that has ever been created? Ugh... maddening. My visitors look at the map and have no idea what to do with it because they don't notice the camouflaged pins.

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                                    • Offer discount coupons at the purchaser level

                                      Should have the ability to offer discount coupons at the purchaser level in addition to the transaction level. So, if a specific purchaser bought above a certain threshold over time, a volume discount would be applied.

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                                      • Automated email sent when upload finishes, which includes a download link.

                                        Automated email sent when upload finishes, which includes a download link.

                                        No either this gets sent to me, or it gets sent to the client, eithe way a custom email field with the links to the gallery and the download all link would be great.

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                                        • Allow Google Tag Manager to track clicks on the BUY button

                                          It would be helpful for those using SmugMug to sell their work via Adwords or other funnelling methods to track clicks on the BUY button.

                                          Deeper level data tracking such as which images' BUY button was clicked on, how long the viewer stayed in this purchase area etc. Which products within the image page they viewed, Canvas, Metal, Paper, Keepsakes etc.

                                          This would allow sellers to gain a deeper insight to their customers' behaviours. We might find data that will help us tweak our prices and/or products to make more sales.

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