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  1. have a feature that sends the photog an email when one of his galleries

    I would love the ability to be informed when a customer has accessed their gallery - something that you could turn on/off within each gallery.

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      0 comments  ·  Privacy & Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Link to external items in galleries

      There are some limitations on the video and file types that can be included in a gallery. If one has a seperate hosting solution it would be very helpful that one can link there but have the navigation in the gallery. The way I envision it, one would upload a "placeholder" image that would allow for the inclusion in the gallery. However when the user clicks on the image it would redirect to the other location. Here is a use case, I want to create a gallery of me at a tradeshow. Included in there would be a recording of…

      5 votes
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        0 comments  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • searching for images based on exif

        On many occasions I've wanted to be able to search for photos using a certain lens or at a certain ISO. It would be great if just like searching for keywords you could search across all your photos for exif tags.

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          13 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Allow unlimited proof delay

          I like to upload minimally-processed photos, and let my clients choose which they'd like. The proof delay is awesome, making it possible for me to process as they order. However, I can't go on vacation now, without fearing a print order.

          Or, what if I take 1,000 photos at a wedding, and the customer orders 200? I have no chance of processing that many photos in 7 days.

          This should go for digital downloads as well.

          25 votes
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            0 comments  ·  Commerce/Selling Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Key Words on Purchased Items

            Add a feature for Pro accounts that would give us statistics on the key words associated with pictures that actually sold. This would give us a feel for what topics people who actually buy photos are searching on. Possibly a summary by month on a rolling 12 month basis.

            3 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Stats & Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Retain shipping addresses

              I'm my own best customer, buying lots of my own prints for delivery to relatives across the country. The same names pop up over and over, but I have to re-enter the addresses every time. Sites like shutterfly and amazon allow me to store frequently used shipping addresses, making it easy to buy. Imho that would be a nice feature for smugmug to consider.

              14 votes
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                3 comments  ·  Ordering/Products to Buy & Sell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Option to exclude filenames from image URLS

                Regardless of how it influences SEO, I don't want my original filenames in my image URLs on my site. Unlisted galleries don't have nicename or original-filenames in the image URLs, how about giving us the option to turn them off on public galleries too. Please!

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                  0 comments  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Death and Smugmug

                  Copied from dgrin forum submission: http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?p=1216098

                  Hello,

                  Many of the dgrinners that I've become associated with through this forum seem very passionate about their photographs and their Smugmug websites, especially if they're like me and have spent countless hours trying to get it all "just so." I would even go so far as to consider my Smugmug site as part of my long-term legacy after I'm dead, given what I believe is it the site's meaningful content and undoubted persistence of the Internet.

                  In this regard, I contacted Smugmug to inquire if they have a mortality option whereby an existing…

                  15 votes
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                    6 comments  ·  Subscription/Account  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Print appovals for large prints

                    I shoot sports. Some low light shots can not be print large. I offer up to 30 x40. if i don't offer people wont ask to buy and I don't have time to nitpick every photo and manually adjust the pricing for each. what i have been doing is touching up the picture and letting the customer approve via email with a 3X photo view.

                    can you automate this within smugmug?

                    3 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Commerce/Selling Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • add order date and shipping date to the order confirmation page

                      It says my order will take 3 weeks to come but it doesn't say the date it shipped.

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                        0 comments  ·  Ordering/Products to Buy & Sell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Option to add Contact Info/Form for Standard Users

                        As of now, there is no way of contacting the owner of the Smugmug site you are viewing if they are a Standard user. I think this is something that should be standard for any site. Whether it be a link to email the site owner or a form that the visitor can fill out with his/her inquiry or suggestion, a method of contact is a must!

                        Yes, I know it is possible to add your contact info in the About Me section but that does not allow links or any flexibility whatsoever.

                        17 votes
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                          2 comments  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Add ability to order prints in black and white or sepia (rather than permanantly changing).

                          Many sites offer the ability to order prints converted to B&W or sepia at the time of purchasing. Any way to add that in?

                          284 votes
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                            45 comments  ·  Ordering/Products to Buy & Sell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Show Windows Live Photo Gallery Faces

                            Windows Live Photo Gallery contains region information in the XMP structure that describes the faces in the photo. I would like smugmug to automatically read this information and display the faces in the picture, as well as automatic tags for the people in those faces.

                            3 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Social & Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improvements to thumbnail cropping and "featuring" images

                              I prefer square crop on my thumbnails but the downside is that often the result looks terrible because the center of the image (which is used for the automatic square crop) isn't necessarily the focal centre of the image - so I often end up spending a lot of time adjusting the crops, and it's currently rather complicated, unnecessarily so!

                              I suggest the following simple tweaks to make life easier:

                              1) Even though the system already knows that the thumbnail for a given image is currently square and exactly which area is covered, when the crop page opens it doesn't…

                              44 votes
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                                15 comments  ·  Image Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • let us have a self-fulfillment print order capability

                                SM's fulfillment is very swish. Problem is it's only valid for US people - printing costs and lead times make orders for EU customers prohibitively expensive.

                                I know several other would like this feature, and like many others, I've been playing around with paypal payments (there's a good thread on dgrin about it). Problem is, well, it's paypal and doesn't give the photographer / seller the option to view an order before receiving payment.

                                Google has a far better order processing system, but doesn't support logistics; a third party shopping cart is required and that costs money!

                                So, why not…

                                2,153 votes
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                                  219 comments  ·  Commerce/Selling Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Let us turn off thumbnails for non-embedded slide shows.

                                  For standard (non-embedded Slideshows), I want the viewer to be able to

                                  - Hide Thumbnails
                                  - Display Thumbnails on bottom
                                  - Go forward and backwards with keyboard shortcuts

                                  43 votes
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                                    10 comments  ·  Slideshow  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Privacy groups with separate passwords, with access to specific galleries

                                    Give users the ability to create groups with arbitrary 'labels' e.g. : family, friends, work colleagues, parents, etc.

                                    Allow a different password to be set for each of these groups, and perhaps even some generic settings (what size photos they get to see, for example)

                                    In gallery settings allow a tick box to tick which 'groups' may see this gallery. (include an "all" tick box too)

                                    When someone goes to the site, they type in the password they were given, which is the one of the group they're in. Then they get to see only what galleries have been checked…

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                                      101 comments  ·  Privacy & Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • "Anyone Edit" Option for Galleries

                                      I'd like to propose a new gallery option, right next to Friends Edit and Family Edit, called "Anyone Edit". On a per-gallery basis, it could add a really cool workflow possibility.

                                      Imagine you're shooting headshots for the school play. You post them on SmugMug, and direct the families to the site (think "good advertising for SmugMug!). They choose their favorite photo, then type in the kid's bio in the caption field (you need an "Anyone Edit" option to do this). Next, you download the photos using the gallery download tool *with the bio embedded in the IPTC data*. No lost…

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                                        1 comment  ·  Privacy & Security  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add Canadian pro lab

                                        - Cheaper shipping cost for Canadian clients
                                        - Hopefully quicker delivery

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                                          175 comments  ·  Ordering/Products to Buy & Sell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Desk calendar

                                          I'd like to be able to create a desk calendar printed by Smugmug. I have been ordering desk calendars as Christmas gifts for a few years now, and people love them. They get so many wall calendars that the desk calendar is a good change, and easy to find a place to put. The other source I have used has random pricing, random quality, and poor customer service. I might not order as many from SmugMug, but I would order some every year if the price is reasonable.

                                          13 votes
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                                            1 comment  ·  Ordering/Products to Buy & Sell  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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