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A Bulk Gallery Download button for my Visitors

My *fantasy Bulk Download *looks like a button that shows up on every page of my private gallery where I have enabled the Bulk Download Feature on. The button says something like "download all photos in this gallery". And if they click it they get a message somehow that says something like: "great! i'm on it, it'll take a while and i'll send you a link when it's ready"

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    Trish TunneyTrish Tunney shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: DOWNLOAD ALL high res files button. Option for clients only or multiple downloads.  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Let us download a Print Marked gallery!  ·   · 
    NevNev shared a merged idea: client side full gallery download  ·   · 
    Lorne LevittLorne Levitt shared a merged idea: "download Gallery"  ·   · 
    Andy LiAndy Li shared a merged idea: Single click for entire download for clients who are viewing their gallery.  ·   · 
    BrianBrian shared a merged idea: Have an option for Client to download ALL images in a galley instead of one by one,once a client has purchased all rights, this would ideal.  ·   · 
    Dieter KurtzDieter Kurtz shared a merged idea: Allow Download of All photos  ·   · 
    NigelNigel shared a merged idea: Ability of gallery viewers to download all images in one click  ·   · 
    Tonya SimpsonTonya Simpson shared a merged idea: more downloading  ·   · 
    Brandon MartinezBrandon Martinez shared a merged idea: "Download All" link for private galleries  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Allow "download all photos" option for any viewer I've shared the gallery with.  ·   · 
    MikeMike shared a merged idea: Make it easier to give hi-res downloads to clients! No more 7 zipped files in separate emails!  ·   · 
    Ed TEd T shared a merged idea: Include a 'download whole gallery' option for customers.  ·   · 
    mikemike shared a merged idea: set it up so clients could DL entire galleries  ·   · 
    Marian MüllerMarian Müller shared a merged idea: Create a download area for friends  ·   · 
    Paul GibsonPaul Gibson shared a merged idea: Visitors download more than one image at a time  ·   · 
    EltonElton shared a merged idea: Allow visitors to have the option to download entire album!  ·   · 
    TomTom shared a merged idea: Add a batch download link directly to the gallery for clients, not just photographers  ·   · 
    F.c. WongF.c. Wong shared a merged idea: Bulk image downloads for my Clients direct from galleries  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Provide setting to allow free download of image galleries  ·   · 
    SummerstaySummerstay shared a merged idea: Allow guests/clients to download entire gallery at once, in a simple manner.  ·   · 
    pureexposurepureexposure shared a merged idea: Put a make downloads free button  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: Allow visitors to download multiple photos or all the photos in a gallery  ·   · 
    Mark AlisonMark Alison shared a merged idea: Add a "Download All Images" feature for my clients  ·   · 
    roakleycaroakleyca shared a merged idea: create a way for guests/clients to download an entire gallery --- easily.  ·   · 

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      • Matt AkersMatt Akers commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I absolutely want this feature too! If you can download one, downloading all especially at the 2nd package level is fine.

      • CarsonCarson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Had no problem downloading one of my smugmug galleries and saved it as a zip file but it does not allow me to view icons as images. I have to click on each file to open image. Especially since I made no changes to the pictures after upload I want to view the download the same as I uploaded them as images. Is there a way around this?

      • Scott NowickiScott Nowicki commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Seriously, tomorrow this thread will be 4 years old and there STILL is no way for visitors to download the entire gallery??

      • EdaEda commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As a client right now, a "Download All" pictures in a specific gallery would be the MOST USEFUL feature of SmugMug for me. We're getting around it, but if downloading a file is enable for one image, then a user should certainly be able to download all of the files in given gallery.

      • MenoMeno commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        this is definetly needed, the only way right now is to go to ORGANIZE > DOWNLOAD

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        MY DREAM TOO!!! I just left this as a new thread also so go vote there too!!
        MUCH needed... I have to pay for SmugMug just to store my images and allow people to BUY prints and products, AND THEN I HAVE TO BUY PASS, so that they can actually DOWNLOAD their galleries aesthetically.

        I HATE sending them the generated SmugMug link in an email. So tacky.
        I've been begging for this for a long time!!

        I'd like to set mine to TWO downloads so that my clients and their families can download and that's it!!!!
        WONDERFUL IDEA!!!

      • John BertramJohn Bertram commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Absolutely. Being able to make a custom, non-contiguous selection, and then having a one-click option to "Download Selected", is just as important -- if not even more so -- than simply having a Download All button. The obvious take-away is that BOTH options are absolutely essential -- Download Selected AND Download ALL. Why this achingly overdue feature has STILL not been implemented is a mystery beyond all rational understanding.

      • TobyToby commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am new to Smugmug and a also a Zenfolio user (which is where I have my personal portfolio).

        I am using Smugmug for a client image database and one of the requirements is that they can select multiple images from a gallery and then download that set. This is something you can do on Zenfolio and something I just assumed you would be able to do on Smugmug.

        I have now spent too much time and effort on two separate Smugmug sites for my client to now change.

        You should be able to tick or select individual images from a gallery page and then download that selection as well as having a download all function.

        A little frustrated to say the least right now...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The option for visitors to download the complete gallery would be great. Even better to select multiple files for bulk download.

        Does anyone know what the downside is to either of these features? It can't be difficult to implement, so SmugMug must have something against them.

        Also, what are the best alternatives to SM that implement this feature? I'm ready to switch.

      • John BertramJohn Bertram commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The necessity of this feature for ANY site which even uses the phrase "photo SHARING" is beyond obvious. The overwhelming desire for this feature among SmugMug users has been equally obvious for YEARS now. This is NOT a question of "well now kids, we have lots of requests, and can only work on implementing so many features at once" -- the Best Before date on that excuse was a very long time ago. If the SmugMug developers have made a conscious decision NOT to implement this basic and almost universal feature -- and sadly that appears to be the case -- then they OWE their paying customers a clear and honest explanation as to WHY NOT. Is it technically just too challenging? (Hard to believe, given how pretty much everyone else has figured out a way to do it.) Does it violate some obscure but deeply held design philosophy? If so, they MUST break their silence and share that philosophy with us. But to simply remain silent in the face of years worth of deafeningly loud demand and achingly obvious necessity comes across as nothing more than arrogant, and nothing less than unacceptable. If you have a genuine reason for not having implemented this basic feature (something a LOT better than "we just haven't gotten around to it yet"), then tell us that reason. If not, then just implement this stunningly overdue feature now. End. Of. Discussion.

      • Andy BuscemiAndy Buscemi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The current option of sending a link to your clients via email doesn't cut it from a presentation standpoint at all. With the current solution, when should I do this? When sending gallery information to clients?...totally awkward to send a gallery link when they have the option to download. Please, please add this!

      • Matthieu MoyMatthieu Moy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Google+ does this, just click "download" and you're done. A pity a paid service like smugsmug doesn't have it :-(.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        PLEASE. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD. My clients are always confused as to why they can't download their photos all at once.

      • ColleenColleen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add this feature! Its very tedious to scroll through your website and hit a download button on every picture. I send out pictures to my kids teammates for soccer and softball. I liked the old Legacy Smug Mug!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This feature would be sooooooo useful for sharing images with other vendors in the wedding industry. Please include it in the next update. Thanks!!!

      • Brad PriceBrad Price commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's been YEARS and this feature still has not been implemented. It's the single most important thing to my workflow, and it wastes a LOT of my time. Nobody buys prints anymore. I would like to be able to "sell" digital downloads (even setting the price to zero for some clients). I would like viewers to be able, as they are viewing photos in a gallery, select what they want to add to the cart, and then download all at once. Fine if smugmug wants to generate a zip file.. whatever.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Are there any updates with Smugmug implementing this? I really need this for my business, but I don't want to have to switch to Zenfolio or another company who offers it.

      • RicibobRicibob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a deal breaker for me. Photo sharing without a gallery download feature? WTF???

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