Let people easily select a creative commons license for their photos/albums
It would be nice if SmugMug allowed users to easily select a creative commons license for their photos.
Kim Holm commented
I'm a professional cartoonist, not a hobbyist, am paying for a business-license, and I release all my own work under a CC-BY license. I currently have over 29gb, or 1500 images up, and only a handful do not have the license(Because they are either not public or contain someone else's material with the owners consent, under a CC-BY-SA-NC license). And the fact that my art does not show up under a CC search on Google is horrendous.
Using a CC license is not just for hobbyists, it is a business model. Please SmugMug, implement it now!
Been years now... even a word from smugmug about this issue would be nice.
This would be a nice feature. In the meantime, I've created an about page on my smugmug site that has details on a CC-license.
Here's the html I used to generate the text, links, and image, in case others want to do something similar:
The images on this site are available for download, in their original resolution.<br /><br />They are licensed under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/">Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License</a>, unless otherwise noted.<br /><br /><a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-sa/3.0/88x31.png" /></a>
David P commented
Agree with all posts. Let's see a CC-license feature real soon now.
Diana H commented
I am also looking for a Flickr replacement, and SmugMug looked pretty good till I saw that Creative Commons licensing isn't an option. I'll keep an eye out for this enhancement, but in the meantime I'll have to find a different photo sharing service.
With Y!'s recent destruction of Flickr, I'm eagerly looking for an alternative. SmugMug seems like a nice choice, but I'm surprised to find no mechanism to indicate a license for my uploaded photos. I'd generally (always?) prefer to use CC-BY-SA. I do not care to lock down my photographic work, supporting a broken commons-killing system.
Guy Teague commented
add my vote for this being a close-to-dealbreaker feature. i'm still on my trial subscription and if i can't find a suitable workaround i might not be able to use smugmug. /guy
Vince Scott commented
This in my mind is an absolute must have, i signed up and paid for smugmug two years back and i'm just beginning to upload quite a few more of my old photos. I was astounded when i went looking for a CC license i could attach only to find none at all. I'll seriously be considering looking elsewhere in the future for picture hosting.
Yes, as an amateur photographer, this is a critical feature for me. My goal isn't to make money, but to take good pictures and have someone (anyone!) appreciate them. Please make it easier to do that!
This is an important feature advantage that Flickr has.
Rob Millis commented
I have just begun using SmugMug for the first time in several years, but this is already causing problems and I need to begin posting on Flickr instead.
PLEASE let us add simple Creative Commons options like Flickr and the Commons.Wikimedia.org sites.
Reinout van Rees commented
See this question on smugmug's stackoverflow site: http://smugmug.stackexchange.com/questions/1/is-any-development-going-on-with-respect-to-non-pro-features . A lot of features are being added for pro photographers, but non-professionals hardly get new features. Adding this creative commons license option would be a great start :-)
Doug Baggett commented
I would very much like to see smugmug offer a Creative Commons feature!
Would love this too - would also bring in a lot more traffic to Smugmug! Right now I also use Flickr for this purpose alone (get it?...).
William Shotts commented
I am planning on changing the license terms on all my publicly available work to CC and having this feature would make my life a lot easier.
Copyright is a sledge hammer. As sophisticated as SmugMug has become, allowing Pros to decide which rights they would like to preserve and which they would like to assign could be accomplished with CC licensing. There are 500 million CC licensed works. Flickr does it very well. Sure SmugMug could do it better!
Lupa Photography commented
I would love to have this as an Smugmug feature.