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.
Could be combined with option to send this notification to people that have access (security setting "People I choose") for existing or even new created gallery. This would be big improvement comparing to today when I have to write an email to them "check new photos uploaded to SmugMug." Thanks in advance SmugMug heroes! :-)
Could be connected to list of people that have access (security setting "People I Choose"or have been granted access to a new gallery). This would be important improvement comparing to today when I have to write an email to people to check new added photos. Thank you in advance SmugMug heroes. :-)
Seriously, why is this not already implemented?
And no, I don't want to tell my family to use an RSS feed or an add-on for that. Come on, it should't be so difficult to implement such a functionality. (I'm a software engineer, I know what I'm talking about ;)
Jon Reynolds commented
Feeds only work if it is a Public gallery. Need support for Private or Unlisted galleries. This shouldn't be hard to code.
Would love this feature. Or at least simple distribution lists so I don't have to click on all 33 family members when sending out notifications manually!!!!
Somewhere Down The Road commented
I agree with Lekui 樂葵 comment. a "Subscription" button like used on Word Press or a "Follow" button for those of us who use blogs. I would like to keep all my correspondence here on SmugMug rather than having to use or go elsewhere for simple applications.
The most important thing for me is to allow people to "follow" my Travels and Updates to my site from my site, not from some third party site like FaceBook or Twitter. For me it would keep everything right here and easier to work with.
Lekui 樂葵 commented
Must have this.
I'd suggest having a general "subscription" button, or something in the idea of a buying cart". Using your e-mail address (with confirmation, etc.) you can actually select what kind of things you'd like to be updated with (specific galleries, categories, website updates, newsletters, etc.).
For instance, a photographer might want to send general newsletters concerning his work (messages, updates, etc.), rather than only having his viewers be updated of newly added content.
I hope that makes enough sense...
Can we have it so that when people UPLOAD to a gallery, I'd get an email too? I'm assuming I could add myself to the "your gallery has been updated" list... but just in case... :-P
I would love to see this! Would make SmugMug the best!
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...