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  1. Slideshow music

    Will SmugMug please look into adding music to the slideshow?

    SmugMug Support Hero,

    Will SmugMug please look into adding music to the slideshow? My other website www.RichardDalcinStudios.com has music and it helps so much with the images. Please respond with a positive reply.
    Best,
    Richard Dalcin

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      5 comments  ·  Slideshow  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Provide Permalinks for galleries and photos

      Currently, URLs for galleries and photos are specific to the folder path in SmugMug. e.g. http://archive.jimvetter.com/Fashion/HOT-COUTURE-2014. If I move a gallery to a different folder (as I might do to reorganize or tidy up my folders), the URL to the gallery also changes. Thus, any links I've published are broken if I move a gallery.

      I suggest that when a gallery is created, you provide an unchanging permalink to the gallery and its photos. Then I can organize my library any way I like without breaking links.

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        0 comments  ·  Social & Sharing  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • add additional url to site

        If I have a smugmug page, businessname.smugmug.com
        and I change my business name to newbusinessname.smugmug.com all of the old gallery links ive sent to clients would break, right? Requiring me to send hundreds of emails!

        So I want to be able to add a new one, so both businessname.smugmug.com/Weddings/Gallery1 and NEWbusinessname.smugmug.com/Weddings/Gallery1 would work and point to the same page.

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          0 comments  ·  xxOther  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • download data collection/log

          I would like to have better logging and data collection for downloaded images. Maybe a information box can be displayed at time of download to collect things such as name, e-mail, usage (ie facebook, instagram, website, etc). It would be nice to know how one's work is planned on being used and by who. The only other option would be based on a digital download with a base price of $0.00 and a 100% discount, but not process the billing information, but instead collect the user information.

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            0 comments  ·  Downloading  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Preserve Creation Dates on Zipped Gallery Files

            When downloading a gallery (zip file), the creation dates get changed to when the file was zipped (on smugmug's end). Thus, in Finder I can't sort by the original creation dates anymore. I could have used WinZip for PC, to preserve creation dates as they get unzipped, on my end. But on SmugMug's end, is there a way to zip the files, with creation date preservation in mind? Thank you.

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              0 comments  ·  Downloading  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Increase video time limit to 30 minutes!

              I'd love to host my online art class on this site, but need to post 30 min. videos. Any chance?

              2 votes
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                0 comments  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • submit pixel

                Allow users to put a pixel track code

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                  0 comments  ·  Social & Sharing  ·  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.

                  133 votes
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                    Planned  ·  27 comments  ·  Site Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Allow a 1 time (or 2 or 3 times) download link that expires after the download is done!

                    I want to offer sales of a downloadable image or video, but don't want people using the download link to share with friends and family. I want the link to work for a specified number of times and no furnther. Or you can alternatively change the time period alloud for the download link to remain active (for example keep it to a 24 hour period instead of the current 2 week period. I want a link that expires after the download is done!

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                      0 comments  ·  Downloading  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Video Backdrop

                      I would really appreciate if the Video Backdrop didn't get so compressed, and have such low quality. A lot of people have faster internet now that can support automatic HD video playback. I've seen other websites like http://www.shainblumphoto.com/ that have this feature. I would really appreciate if smugmug would update this.

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                        0 comments  ·  Video  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Sync Lightroom Folder/Gallery hierarchy to SmugMug

                        I've spent several years setting up a hierarchy of folders in Lightroom. I'd like to easily replicate this hierarchy on Smugmug.

                        As far as I can tell, I can sync my SmugMug Folders, Galleries and Photos to Lightroom. But I cannot sync in the other direction

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                          5 comments  ·  Lightroom Plugin  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Customize ZIP file names for easier client downloads

                          I use SmugMug for many business needs, including sending ZIP files to clients. This is especially so when I'm contracted by real estate brokerages.

                          Many clients (especially those lacking technology skills) have major issues finding the downloaded ZIP files. As a way to make the process easier for these clients, is there a way that I can customize the name of the ZIP file instead of it being computer-generated by your system? If there were a way to name the ZIP file by the gallery name, that would reduce a lot of clients headaches. These folks don't understand how to…

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                            0 comments  ·  Downloading  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Page by page Remarketing on Facebook and Google

                            I’m amazed that a platform as savvy and sophisticated as Smugmug does not help its users to market and remarket on Facebook and Google.
                            If I had realised this a month ago I probably would have gone with another platform.
                            As SM say on their website https://www.smugmug.com/pro

                            "If you’re a photographer who makes a living selling your work, you know that marketing yourself is critical to making your business a success."

                            Well, I agree completely!!! Remarketing has been around for at least 2 years and so SM is completely behind the curve on this.
                            Come on!!!

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                              0 comments  ·  Stats & Tracking  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add OneDrive integration

                              Further to the recent integrations (Dropbox, Google Photos, etc) add in OneDrive integration

                              13 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Uploading  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Fading top edge of folder/gallery title

                                Currently the title bar on folders and galleries is a (almost) solid bar that hides the lower part of the picture. Synology PhotoStation does the same thing but they fade the top of the bar so it blends in with the picture, making a much more pleasant appearance.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Visual cue to identify movies

                                  In the iPad app, movies are identified in the thumbnails with a timestamp showing the length of the movie. In the PC version, there is no visual cue at all unless I hover over the image. Please add a visual cue that we can see without hovering. Synology PhotoStation displays a circle with the "play" button (>) so you know it is a movie. Thanks!

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                                    0 comments  ·  Gallery Look & Feel  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • display a warning when deleting an original photo that is used in collections...

                                    I suggest that whenever an original photo is to be deleted, a warning is displayed that states that 'this photo is collected in 3 galleries"..."do you still want to delete?".... Also, listing all the galleries where it appears would be nice.

                                    Additionally, may want to display an icon on the "original" photo that indicates is it collected in another gallery (the collected ones show an icon, why can't the original)

                                    Thank you...

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                                      0 comments  ·  Organizing & Curation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Moving picture to different gallery changes sort order to manual

                                      I have a gallery sorted by picture date. When I moved a picture to a different gallery by drag and drop, the sort order of the current gallery changed to manual! Is that a bug? I could just reset the order but I may not remember what I had it set to previously...

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                                        0 comments  ·  Organizing & Curation  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Develop a widget for offline viewing to accompany gallery download (to preserve picture order, captions, etc)

                                        I think it is important for the full experience of the online SmugMug slideshow experience be preserved in a downloaded gallery. These include: title, captions, order of appearance, hidden pictures remain hidden, etc.

                                        To be able to replicate the exact same capabilities offline is immensely important for teachers in the field, salesmen, trade-show exhibitors, adventure photographers, volunteers in remote areas etc. Our captions may be full of educational or marketing information. These are all lost in the downloaded galleries, and cannot be rescued using 3rd party slideshow apps.

                                        Include a software widget that will display the pictures in the downloaded…

                                        3 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Downloading  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Allow Visitors to Rate Photos, then Sort Galleries by their Rating

                                          Please offer a sorting and rating system. It would be great if as the clients are looking through their images they could rate each and then sort by the rating. This would make it easier to cull through the images. I know that they can click on the stars, but it doesn't seem like they can be sorted.

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