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 when a gallery is updated or changed or new photos are uploaded that one could receive automatic notifications. For example I have multiple people uploading to my gallery and instead of checking every day to see if they submitted their photos I just want a notification to my email or text that would alert me to the upload or change. Other programs like Google Photos offers this. I get an email that says (Name of Person) just uploaded 10 photos to (gallery name). This makes it easier for me in managing my photographers and galleries.
For some clients i have albums where i upload often new pictures. Like client which is a Zoo. Every species has his own album. When i come by i take new pictures and upload them to the albums. Now it would be perfect if they get informed by mail or similar that there are new pictures. Of course we have the RSS feed, but my clients want have a password secured gallery.
I would like to see a feature added where visitors to the site can sign up to be notified by email when new content is added to site and where it is added.
What is required is a box where visitors can be informed by e-mail of new site content and a link to the gallery containing the new content would take the visitor to the new content
This would be my #1 item for a the wish list!
I frequently upload new photos of my daughter for close family to see. I now have to inform them manually. It would be great if they can subscribe themselves on a specific gallery. So +3 votes for this one!
I desperately need email alerts when someone uploads any photos to our galleries. Seems pretty basic. When can we expect this option to be available?
Besides individual galleries, it should work on folders, so that people are notified if a gallery is added to a folder.
We had a great feature on Phanfare called subsites. One of the features of a subsite was that whenever you "published" a gallery to a subsite, you could have automatic notification go out to a distribution list. It grabbed the feature image of your gallery and included it in the email. You could also send out manual notifications with the same type of email.
For password-protected galleries, the Phanfare email also included the password, along with a password-bypass link. If you clicked on the link, it let you in without typing the password. It also gave us reports so we could see if people had accessed the gallery from the link (if they just went to the site and typed in the password, we'd only know it was an anonymous user).
Now that we're on SmugMug, I have no notification method for friends, family, and other groups I periodically create. I'm having to spend time looking at things like Mail Chimp for distribution. This is way too difficult on SmugMug. Phanfare was easy.
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Joe Winifred Poobalarayen commented
I think this is a much needed feature, as I dont have to keep posting manually
This is such a great feature to have and saves us all a lot of time for those who upload photos for many family and friends. I don't use Facebook or Instagram and don't intend to tag someone every single time I upload a set! C'mon SmugMug!
People who follow my work have asked to be notified when I post new photos to my SmugMug site. It would be great if there was a feature whereby people could follow me on SM and be automatically notified when I post new work.
Right now there is no way for me to identify a photographer I like and be notified whenever they upload a new photo or set of photos. So even though I may have added a photographer to my "friends" list in my account settings, making me a "fan," there's no practical point to the process for me. No where inside smugmug is there a way for me to be updated when they add new work.
Nor am I able to create an RSS feed which follows a USER and add that feed to something like flipboard - RSS feeds are currently set only to the CATALOG level, which is less useful for my idea.
On other services I enjoy the encouragement I encounter from other users who have followed my account and provide feedback on the photos I uploads. I'd love to see this possible in smugmug as well.
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...