User email distribution list that notifies user when new pictures are added to a gallery
I would like the ability to set up an email distribution list for individual galleries. Whenever new pictures are added, an email is sent to the distribution list. This would be very helpful for pictures I post that family and friends are interested in seeing.
Many people have asked why I don't have a update me by email for when I update my website or specific gallery like their own company.
My idea is to have something like the contact me section already used by smugmug but adjusted with options.
you add your e-mail address, choose website or gallery from drop down bar. if you choose gallery another drop down bar is available from there you choose the gallery you want to keep up to date with any new images added. Website is everything on there. when you click submit this links your website with their email address and when smugmug sees new images are uploaded to website or gallery it emails the user with a direct link to the images.
I think its a great idea so you can keep up to date and don't miss anything so the future customer sees it first and if they are away from the office or home they never miss a thing. a customer could miss something and never know its there may never buy it. why are we letting them walk by lets tell them its here
My wife and I just signed up on smug mug so that we could share pics of our new baby with our family and friends privately but there is not an easy way to alert them when a new pic is posted. Ideally, i would create a group of contacts that are sent an email any time I upload new pics to a specific album, that way they know when to check and it saves me from selecting the same group of people to share with every time i upload a pic.
It would be great to be able to have people "subscribe" to your gallery. For instance I have a gallery for my new son and his grandparents to know when new photos have been uploaded. Thanks!
Make a way to set up a list serv allowing us to alert viewers to a new gallery in the section(s) they sign up for.
My primary use of SmugMug is a gallery of shots of my kids for family and friends. I regularly update the gallery with new shots, and send out a message with an updated link every time I do an update. What would be nice or easier - having them each sign up somewhere on SmugMug for an automatic notification when the gallery has been updated. Not sure if this already exists, or if I'm the only one in the world who wants/needs this, just thought I'd post it here. Long time very happy SmugMug user, first post in the forum, shows you how many issues I've had :) Thanks.
Offer a mailing list sign-up that offers people the option of being notified when new photos are posted, either site wide or per gallery.
I would love to be able to set up a pre-defined group of people (with their email addresses) and have them automatically emailed whenever a new photo has been added to one of the galleries I want them to see. This email would have a link to easily allow them to get into the gallery. Google Picasa allows it, why can;t we?
Its implemented in Google's picasa web albums. If I as a user come across some user gallery, I can mark that particular gallery my favorite and follow it in future. Whenever this user adds some photos to this gallery I get an email saying so , so that I can go check it. I don't look at my google reader everyday (which could use the current RSS feature) but I do look at my inbox the whole day where I won't miss any emails saying that my favorite gallery has some added photos.
This is a good feature to have. This way my folks (in another country) can mark my public albums as their favorite and get an email automatically when I add pics to it without me having to notify them about it.. This feature can allow marking a user or one his/her albums favorite. IN case of marking a user favorite, it will allow the notifications whenever any public gallery or any photos in his public galleries is added..
Add the ability for visitors to subscribe to your site and receive notifications (via email, text, or any other method they choose) when you update the site with new pictures/galleries.
Also, place an icon in the corner of the gallery thumbnail of the gallery that has been updated since their last visit. This way the visitor knows which gallery to check.
Daniel Eaton commented
+1 for this idea! Manual lists are tedious to keep updated.
A page or gallery setting could be included for 'keep subscribers informed of changes to this'.
This would translate in to more revenue for Smugmug as well! A method to capture and/or "opt in" to a notification/distribution list would be a plus plus!
It would also be nice to notify my customers if a new gallery has been added to a particular folder. Great idea.
I start promoting to accounts months in advance of a session. Using a system like Mailchimp and a signup system allows me to send an email once the photos are online but... and as *** Wee Herman once said, "...and that's a big but" automatic email notification would be incredible. I was with Photoreflect years ago and they had that feature built in from the get-go. Yes, put it in. No brainer.
Victoria Hata commented
I NEED for this to happen.
Danny De La Cruz commented
Let's get this going!
Yes, similar to Shutterfly share sites notification feature
Lisa Kemp commented
Great idea. I would like users to be able to sign up for this notification themselves. Would need to give them opt-out ability as well when they receive the email.
This is a brilliant suggestion.
George Wilkinson commented
For my purposes, this would make SmugMug just about perfect. Why is it not there already?
Au Kirk commented
This would be really great...
Totally agree! Just basic funtionality of being to create and maintain a distribution would be a big help! Email notification would be awesome!
mark bun commented
Great ideas, hope this will come to action...
Jason Yeh commented
How does this not exist already??
I also tried to connect feedburner to the RSS feed and it hasn't worked for me. Maybe user error, but you shouldn't have to do that to get updates.
Stephen McGrath commented
It's difficult to explain my move to SmugMug to my photo friends and followers, as they are all upset that they will no longer receive an email when new photos are added to my account, as they do now in Flickr. The amount of pressure I am receiving from them to stay at Flickr has me seriously considering doing so. SmugMug must include email subscription to an account (not just a gallery) in order to satisfy viewers.
Pam Bell commented
It would be great to have an ez way to a distribution list made up of all the emails sent out in the present year. That way, when it comes time to offer a promo for the holidays, it could be easily pulled up and the promo info sent out. Thanks!
Leroy Pettis commented
It would also be nice if visitors can "op in or op out" with their email. This can be added to the downloadable spreadsheet.
Terry Mercer commented
Definitely useful... especially for 'schools' and 'sports action' photography...
Matt Winer commented
Well I have an idea... it's certainly not a solution to the lack of data mining. But... what I've started doing is creating a holding gallery with an image that says "coming soon". Then I drop a wufoo form at the top of it that says "enter your email to be notified when pictures are available". It's a dirty fix for PART of the issue. but not a solution.
Excellent idea David and Matt!!!!!!!