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  1. Get rid of the need to use Adobe Flash

    Time to eliminate Adobe Flash eh? Especially given mid June warnings!

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      22 comments  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      This week we’ve launched a new flash-free video player, which means SmugMug is now Flash-free*! The previous place, Stats, became flash free almost a year ago.

      I’m leaving this ticket Partially Completed because there’s 2 places where we’ve integrated a 3rd party tool that is still Flash: PicMonkey photo editing and when trying to build/purchase holiday cards.

    • add an option to remove the "happy photo" and smiley after upload

      because I recently uploaded photographs of a funeral. Nothing happy there. In addition, the smiley feels intrusive even if I upload normal photos.

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      • show a different image when hovering over a menu item

        Can you add a feature so that when you hover over a menu item, a different image related to that menu item is displayed instantly? An example is: www.ezequiel-scagnetti.com

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        • vertical menu should scroll like a gallery scrolls

          I use a vertical menu on the left and it does not scroll until someone reaches the bottom of the gallery on the right hand side. This is so bad that I suspect it is a bug. The menu should scroll whenever someone puts a mouse on it, just like the gallery on the right.

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            0 comments  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

            Thanks for writing in about this Art. It does sound like more of a technical issue, if I’m understanding you correctly. I pulled up your site and took a look. Are you referring to the “lag/delay” of the menu’s response when scrolling? Please let me know. If that’s the case, I’ll close this as a feature request, and file it as a bug to our engineers instead.

            Thanks,
            Evan (Product Manager)

          • "PROFILE PHOTO" serves too many purposes for just one image

            We need to have two different "profile photos". One is a picture of ourselves which gets used where a very tiny icon is needed. The other is large, it's used in social media when our URL is presented such as on the Facebook timeline. Right now I CANNOT USE MY OWN BUSINESS URL ON MY OWN FACEBOOK TIMELINE BECAUSE IT JUST SHOWS A PHOTO OF ME!

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            • Add more "look and feel" customization features to the Apple TV app

              The Apple TV app has no flexibility as to how images/galleries/folders display. The upper half of the screen is a large "cover" image, and the bottom half of the display is tiled images/galleries with a 2:1 (I think) aspect ratio. This aspect ratio results in crops of both horizontal and vertical oriented images that chops off the upper part of the image to the point that well composed images of people tend to look awful.

              It would be nice to choose the display format (SmugMug, Collage, etc.,) just as one can on the web version.

              I would not be necessary…

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              • Carousel randomiser suggestions

                I think it would be great to also include an option for the randomiser to pick from 'all' photos and not just recent/popular/specific ones.

                Further to this I would like to be able to exclude photos from the randomiser as well with the current settings even. I realise I can go through and specifically select photos to use but like the random-ness

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                • Use a more discrete icon/badge for private galleries

                  I am using Smugmug in a personal "lockdown" mode where each and every gallery is private. Unfortunately this means that I see the "Private" badge in the center of each gallery thumbnail. Not very pretty and kind of distracting...
                  I understand that this kind of information is essential and must be displayed, but maybe you can come up with a more discrete style (like a lock symbol in one of the corners, for example).
                  Thanks for the great work! Best

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                  • implement a "Magic zoom" by magictoolbox, feature (or similar ) into you viewing options. It provides smaller samples - harder to copy

                    I feel it would be good if SM implemented a feature into their viewing options like "Magic zoom" by magictoolbox.
                    This allows small high-res samples making it harder to copy yet easier for users to see the quality of the photo they may wish to buy.

                    Perhaps a premium option??

                    Please . . .

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                      0 comments  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • change to black text on white background in the organize, content update pages, etc. etc.

                      i hate working on the black backgrounds and white text. Really difficult to read, especially if your eyesight isn't perfect. Puts me off so much it's taken me two years to start really customizing my site.

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                        1 comment  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add a displayable 'folder description' to folders

                        We badly need a 'description' field in Folders to provide summary information to viewers.

                        The workaround - to customise each folder with a text content block - is simply not workable for sites with many folders as it's a lot of work, and risks breaking the uniform look and feel.

                        This is one feature which is edging me back to Zenfolio... Please please add this feature.

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                          Planned  ·  28 comments  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Show new photos with a 'New Addition' icon or something similar

                          Would be nice to show New photos with a piece of text or icon indicating it is a new image added within the last 15 days.

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                          • visually distinguish folders and galleries

                            I would like the theme or display options to allow clearer distinction between folders and galleries. For example, a little yellow icon (for Windows users), or a colored border of the thumbnail, rounded corners, different colored font - any one of these would help distinguish a folder from a gallery. I have a lot of folders and galleries, and it gets confusing.

                            I have changed the thumbnail and font size, pixel spacing etc. to be different between galleries and folders, but in the ISIS theme at least they still look similar, especially to visitors.

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                              0 comments  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Parallax backgrounds

                              this would add some WOW factor to the pages for those who choose to go this route. I've seen examples of SM pages where parallax was implemented by the users via coding but most people dont posses that level of knowledge. i copied the code to my page and it broke the ability to edit said page, i had to delete the entire page after adding this code.

                              13 votes
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                                3 comments  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Consistently have a "bread crumb" navigation while browsing Folders and Galleries on EVERY page.

                                Bread crumbs to know where you are in your folder/gallery structure and be able to move up/down the "tree" with a single click is really handy.
                                Unfortunately, this handy feature does not show up on every page and if you have a Basic subscription, you cannot add one.

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                                • Revised Lightbox layout for title and captions

                                  Currently, the lightbox organization has the title and caption hidden on the bottom left of the lightbox, with popup options, scrolling, and other fairly ugly features. In its coding, this title and caption area is in the same horizontal "block" that the Buy button, Share button, Tools button, etc. are in, which makes any CSS customization nearly impossible. It also makes vertical separation of the lightbox tools panel and the title/caption basically impossible.

                                  I would propose that the organization of the lightbox be altered slightly, allowing much easier customization and control of both the titles/captions and the lightbox tools panel.…

                                  40 votes
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                                    5 comments  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Make your responsive menu be the hamburger menu (3 horizontal bars in the top left corner)

                                    Make your responsive menu (menu you see on mobile) be the standard hamburger design (3 horizontal bars in the top left corner). The way the menu is treated in the mobile view is not standard, confusing, and takes up unnecessary space - making the mobile experience sub-optimal.

                                    20 votes
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                                    • Add dynamic links to next and previous gallery

                                      I'd like to see a site design option to insert a dynamic link visitors can click on to navigate to the next or previous photo gallery.

                                      ('Dynamic' meaning: when the link is inserted and applied to all galleries, the next page is directs to will automatically adjust depending on which gallery page you are currently on.)

                                      I think this would make overall site navigation more user-friendly (rather than selecting galleries from a main menu, or returning to the homepage), and it encourages visitors to explore more photos.

                                      Custom options would be needed to set the link to direct to either…

                                      6 votes
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                                      • Add a 'Back to top' button on pages for easy and convenient browsing

                                        A lot of website hosts have this features. It's really convenient and easy for the audience. Imagine you have a page with, say, 50 images and you scroll down to the bottom, now you have to scroll back up to the very top through all those images again. Please add the feature to allow viewers to just click a 'back to top' button. Thanks.

                                        7 votes
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                                        • Allow "full site" in mobile phone

                                          Old smugmug allowed me to access full site on my iPhone and do everything in this medium. I rarely use a PC. New smugmug doesn't seem to have this feature - I can't go to the "organize" screen on my mobile.

                                          32 votes
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