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.
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.
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.
Brian Davies commented
Even the now defunct Fotopic site had this feature years ago. Many of my followers used it then. Gets my vote for sure.
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!!!!!!!
David Anderson commented
We would like the ability to export the the registration information so that we can create distribution emails for various purposes, and for creating contact lists, etc... Unfortunately, the only current way that we can get the email information is to click on the share email button in the event list for each and every user :( We also support the original idea that managing events could be much better if we had the ability to allow users to register their email for notification of availability...
Matt Winer commented
I think I speak for many when I say we create galleries prior to an event. Then it takes a few hours or a couple days to get the pictures online. But traffic is already going to the site. A simple "enter your email address to be notified when pictures are read"
A variant of this is attaching email(s) to galleries that notifies customers when their gallery goes online or if there are any special coupons associated with it (around the Holidays!) and updates them for any other changes (like new additions or warnings if photos are going to be removed).
Mark Dickinson commented
How about being able to resend invitations? Or using the list that you've already sent an invitation to to send another invitation?
Please add something that makes it easier to send out invitations to a group of people!
isaac katz commented
Please do this.
Norman Tong commented
Oh, and I believe that many beginner photo sharers, will use this feature as a deal breaker in deciding who to sign up with. Not as if your service isn't awesome, because it is! I'm on a free trial currently. Thanks Again!
Norman Tong commented
I believe a d-list is a key feature that photo sharers are looking for. Should be a basic feature. Soccer team, baseball team-3rd gr, baseball team-4th, family, 4th grade class.... Pleaseeee promise to ad featureeee... thanks!
Terry Mercer commented
For the 'event' - the school - the parents - the athlete... multiple 'levels' of selection. I.e. - the basket ball associated people won't care about the Track & Field people... and neither will care about the Rodeo or other Equine stuff I shot... or the Nature Stuff...
Being able to build categorized email listings is vital to our promotion. "For three days - THIS DISCOUNT CODE will save YOU $xx on 8x10's" or the price will raise... or the server space is limited so ACT NOW, because the photos will be gone in xx days (even better with a pre-dated auto-hide feature for selected galleries/photos).
Jaime Dormer commented
I think that could be further enhanced by also using criteria such as categories, sub categories & keywords, I also feel that it should be available to all smugmug accounts.
Yes please !!
What an awesome idea !!
One of those ..."D'Uh" ideas, I'm here saying "Why didn't I think of that myself ?"
Seems every time I upload a photograph I send people an email telling them it's there !!
That's the #1 reason I hardly use my SM account, it's just too hard !!
Use Feedburner. It works great.