Add Categories/Subcategories to Gallery dropdown lists (for move/copy/etc.)
This would make it a LOT easier to move photos to galleries whose names may collide; for instance if I have two categories named "People" and "Places" each with a subcategory named "Something", the dropdown on all pages that allow you to move/copy/etc. pictures will just display "Something", twice, without any indication which category it is in. This then becomes trial and error, which is doubleplusunfun. Imagine this with 3, 4, or 5 galleries named the same ...
I know I can "collect" photos, however I use different watermarks in some galleries so that doesn't work for me. I move photos and rewatermark. When I chose a photo to move, the drop down populates with all the galleries but there seems to be no ryhme or reason as to how they display. Even having the drop down categorized would be an improvement over a jumbled mess that I have to sort through. Thank you!!
I'd like to see the ability to see the full path or tree view for a gallery in the pull down for move photos from gallery to gallery. The problem is that I have galleries with the same name (eg: Misc).
Moving from a gallery to Misc is hard to do as I can't tell which are which.
Possible to get this type of format :
catagory / sub catagory / gallery
--- sub catagory
When I go go move some files to a different Gallery. The Drop down box for "Choose and existing Gallery" is a mess. No sort that I can tell. Why not have it the same as 'Collect photo' option where we see the galleries by Category-->Sub Category --> Gallery. Or at the least sort it by name.
Hi. I dying to get gallery names to list Alphabetically, within the drop down menus when move, copy pictures. Contrary to now where they list per "time when created". After a while is really not of importance when I uploaded a gallery (to me) When I look for a gallery name starting with B I find it VERY time consuming to hot the B 20x to find the right one. Everything else can be done in Alpha or Numeric order up and down why not the gallery names.
I would think this is a very basic thing in IT. Thanks
When moving a photo from one gallery to another, we are presented with a drop down menu of unsorted gallery names.
There is not hierarchical tree organisation, no alphabetization.
Even common names are repeated, often separated...
A tree form ... category, subcategory, gallery will be nice, alphabetized...
Or option for alpha by gallery name only, also showing tree as backup...
And a search for keyword.. with tree
Any of these would be an improvement...
When I move pictures from one gallery to another on the web I choose an existing gallery but the drop down scroll list is terrible if you want to be efficient in you work. I can't see any kind of order in it and it takes so much time to find a specific one in the chaos.
Couldn't it be the same kind of order as the galleries are made up in their hierarchy? As it is when you choose an existing folder in macdaddy for instance?
When doing something like moving an image to another gallery the pick list has no sense to how this list is ordered. Couldn't SM at least alphabetize this list? it's not chronological either. Same problem occurs when setting prices during the process of creating a new gallery.
I asked for this years ago. If I am moving photos to a gallery the list is not sorted alphabetically. I know where I want to move my photos so why wouldn't the list be in alpha order? It's really shameful that these dropdown lists are still not sorted by alpha after all this time.
Please update the gallery list in the "Move to Galleries" page. There is no breakdown of category/subcategory/gallery as there is on almost every other list when you have to choose a gallery. Many times with weddings I have galleries with the same names, but in different categories. Trying to discern which is which in the "move to gallery" list is impossible.
When moving a photo to another gallery it is extremely hard because the drop-down lists all galleries with no way to narrow it down. There should be a way of selecting the Category then sub Category then gallery. Just add a couple hierarchical drop-downs whose event populated the next drop-down.
Right now, when I want to choose a gallery as a destination for moving photos, the dropdown doesn't follow any discernible order, and I find it unmanageable. I know I can search by typing the first few letters of the gallery name, but that doesn't work well either. I think the gallery pickers used at some other places on the site has a similar problem.
Accordingly, I would be grateful if you would overhaul the gallery picker. At the very least, it would be nice to see the galleries listed in alphabetical order in the dropdown menu to make it easier to locate.
I have 100's of galleries. In the "Move to Gallery" page, the gallery dropdown list is not sorted alphabetically making it difficult to find a gallery. Please sort alphabetically or drill into the gallery hierarchy (category, sub-category, etc.) to find the gallery.
I’m going to say we completed this, but in reality we just completely threw away that model and moved to an entirely new way of doing things like this that solves the problems herein.
David Bock commented
Sorry but Categories still sucks. No dropdown menu when looking at a wedding? Wtf.
I consider this issue a bug as it makes all site features requiring a gallery selection unusable where the same gallery name exists in multiple categories/subcategories.
You would only have to display the category/subcategory if duplicate gallery names exist in the list. This would make it transparent for users who do not have duplicate gallery names.
It seems this would be straight-forward to implement. Possible solutions for the drop-down entries:
[approaching 4 years since this was originally requested]
Much needed! Come on SmugMug, it's nearly three years now!
Grant Williams commented
I added my (3) votes. My original search in this forum was to see if anyone requested a way to sort the Gallery list in the "Move To Existing Gallery" feature. I could not figure out how all my galleries were listed. They appeared to be a haphazard list. I contacted SM and they said the galleries are listed in order by my catagories. I have over 150 galleries and there is no way I can easily figure out the list order. Adding sort by alphabet or chronologically would be easier. However, if they had a drop down by category is would be even easier and save more time.
Arik Itkis commented
This would be great!!! Where there are multiple galleries with same name in different categories it's impossible to tell exact gallery copy/move will go to.
Dan Eckels commented
Wow. I agree, this is huge. I had big plans for rearranging my homepage now that my second child has arrived, but I don't have time. All I want is to move a couple categories under a new category, even just letting me move subcategories would work, but no. On top of that, if I go with the current method of recreating all of my subcategories in new categories and then moving all of the galleries, the tool for moving my galleries cuts off the names of all my galleries and I can't tell them apart. Ridiculous.
Heather Dunn commented
I stand corrected, looking back at the comments, it looks like this has been under review for at least 8 months. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE move faster on this!!! I think this menu is a HUGE hinderance to working with my images on smugmug, and a very large oversight on smugmug's part. Thanks for your time.....but please don't make it too much time :)
Heather Dunn commented
This has been under review for 3 months now..... please change the drop down menu to be categorized. It only makes sense. Almost every other gallery listing menu on smugmug is this way. If I collect photos, it has a categorized menu of galleries, PLEASE make it so for when I move photos to another gallery!!!
I wanted to add that seeing the sub category would be even more helpful. Right now I have to name sub-galleries starting with the name of the gallery it falls under because with 4 kids, they all have 1 year pictures so to name a gallery as "1 year" doesn't work because under move to gallery I would see 4 galleries titled the same thing.
I agree that this should be a simple fix and even with minimal votes I wold love to see this done.
AdminAnne Bean (Admin, SmugMug) commented
It doesn't make the situation any better, but I can at least elucidate the order: It's the order galleries are displayed on your homepage, or if your homepage is set up to display by category, it's the order of the galleries under those categories.
You're right. You shouldn't have to vote on this. It's more of a bug than a feature request, in my opinion. However your votes have definitely made us sit up and take notice, hence why this "bug" is now definitely "Under Review", or in other words, getting attention it deserves. I'm sorry it's not fixed already!
As a follow-up to the comments below, the dropdown for choosing galleries really needs to be reworked. An Explorer-like interface that listed categories that could be clicked to expand to subcategories that in turn could be expanded to list galleries would be ideal. Either that or list everything in alphabetical order. Right now the gallery dropdown is probably the least user friendly feature on the entire site... I've never been able to understand the order in which galleries are listed.
David Evertsen commented
Why can't you make your drop downs standard across the site? Why do we have to vote for this?? I do not understand that reasoning. You can do the drop down in other parts but not in move/copy. That is a problem we should not have to vote on..
I have a hard time believing that this is just "under review". The current presentation of non-categorized, non-alphabetized gallery lists makes it just about impossible to find the correct galleries in the list.
Using the current implementation - if I want to move something I find it easier to delete and re-upload.
To me this is a product defect, not a feature request. Either way, it should have been corrected a long time ago.
Oops, looks like I might have posted to the wrong thread; this one matches my situation better.
I originally organized by Category (Photography), Gallery (Month-Year) but due to an ever growing collection of photos, I thought I might try
organizing by Category (General Photography), Subcategory (Year), Gallery (Month) instead which would help clean up the top category page.
However, when I look for the gallery to export to from Aperture 3, I'm only seeing the gallery name which becomes problematic when you have galleries sharing the same name (such as 'January').
Any other suggestions on how better organize stuff?
I would wholeheartedly agree with this. Along similar lines, listing all the galleries, categories and sub-categories in alphabetical order would help to find things too when trying to move things from one place to another.
Jaime Dormer commented
Please get this implemented, it is a real issue
Joe Scorsone commented
This should be a simple enhancement. Just sort by the name of the Gallery in the listbox!
I agree with Mark, a way to move a whole sub catagory into a new catagory would be GREAT!!!. I have many subcatagories with 20+ galleries and when i archive them it takes forever to move 1 at a time.
Mark McCune commented
As I like this I will post an alternative idea. If we could have a window explorer like tree so we could drag and drop thumbnails to categories and sub-categories