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  1. Save HEIC / HEIF photos to SmugMug

    Currently the iOS app converts photos saved in Apple's new HEIC format into a JPG image, and then uploads that. If I go to download the photo, I get a JPG back. If I had deleted the photo on my phone, I would have lost the HEIC photo.

    When will SmugMug support HEIC format, now that Apple has made it the default on iOS 11? Without SmugMug supporting it, I would have to convert to JPG, defeating the purpose (and benefit) of shooting in HEIC.

    I would hope this is on the roadmap, as others like Google Photos have already…

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    • keyword structure correction

      Currently if I click a keyword when in a folder and that keyword is used across multiple folders it will show images from all folders. Surely once in a folder keywords should restrict results to images that are found within that folder only?

      It seems that folder structure does not reflect the 'scope' setting, what's the point of choosing which key words appear and where, when the result do not follow the same structure?

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      • Create a way to "mark" photos to take action later

        I'm looking to use SmugMug as my safe harbor for all my photos & videos, as well as a place where I can find my favorite highlights and share with friends and family. I know about selecting those I want to "collect." But as I thumb through hundreds of photos it's way faster to simply "mark" those I want to put in a collection album as I go before actually collecting them. You have a "heart" option for clients of photographers but not photographers themselves. Currently there's no way to do it without creating a zillion keywords for each separate…

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        • Allow the ability to show keywords when mouse is hovered near the bottom of the image across all gallery types.

          Currently, when you are logged into the owners account, when you select an image in a gallery and move your mouse to the bottom of the image, all of the keywords are visible. If the gallery is private, then users who you've invited to the gallery, cannot see the keywords when hovering their mouse near the bottom of the image. This should be a setting that you can enable. The search within a private gallery works fine but the keywords cannot be made available to invited users. Please add this feature.

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          • Before and after photo slider

            Before and after photo comparison slider where website users can manually slide between two photos.

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            • Ability to add audio file to "annotate" an image

              This could be used for so many situations. I would love to capture my child's voice and have it display along with her photo or picture of her artwork. Or, capture my grandmother's voice talking about a photo that I've uploaded. This functionality could also allow for video or text "annotation files". There is an existing app that does this well, (keepy.me), but it doesn't have a corresponding website.

              12 votes
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              • Create a way to add private/ hidden tags to photos in public albums.

                I work for a summer camp, and would like to be able to tag individual children across multiple public albums, without their names being displayed to the public.

                Can you create a way for users to add private keywords to public albums for this purpose?

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                • Watermark Size Adjustment Slider

                  Give an adjustment slider in the Watermark Management section to allow user to quickly adjust the watermark size they wish to apply to a particular gallery.

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                  • Lighten the default 'proof' watermark

                    The Proof watermark is too dark. I am unable to view my photos that our camp has posted. Can you please lighten the Proof watermark.
                    Thank you!

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                    • Allow Owner to View, Add and Edit Keywords Inline in Hidden Galleries

                      Owners should be able to see and edit Keywords right in the gallery view/photo view, just like public galleries.

                      A similar idea was marked as completed by Andy, but I disagree with that characterization given the substantial difference in the way Keywords are treated for public vs. hide owner galleries.

                      In a public gallery, it's very easy to view, add, and edit keywords by simply clicking the keyword area in the information bar, entering the keyword, then clicking the check-mark.

                      In order to add keywords in hidden owner galleries, one has to click the wrench icon, then click Open in…

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                      • Add the ability to see "Focus Distance" in the EXIF data

                        In Flickr it is possible to find the approximate subject distance, or approximate focal distance in the EXIF data from images. Not many photo viewing programs show this (Lightroom doesn't obtain it correctly). But it can be useful after the fact, to help understand the shots we have taken. Is there any way that you can survey this parameter in your image Info? It may be called "FocusDistance" or "Approximate Focus Distance" or "Subject Distance Range" (I've seen it labeled in various ways). In Lightroom, my photos will always say "Unknown" for this parameter, but if I upload the same…

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                        • Make it easy to add custom metadata labels to photos

                          Smugmug allows awesome CSS customization - but it seems there's no easy way to add extra labels to images to display selected metadata items. An obvious example would be a photo blog gallery where, in addition to title and caption, one may want to add labels for "date taken" or location. Similarly, a gallery created in response to a photograpy homework assignment might want to include labels for shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and flash mode. (The combinations are endless, and nobody could anticipate in advance what all possible users might need.) I know there is an "info" button, but this…

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                          • List gallery keywords and captions

                            I sometimes edit my SmugMug keywords and captions to improve usability and information. Yes, I should update my originals at the same time but I forget sometimes.

                            It would be useful to be able to produce/print a list of my SmugMug keywords and captions to check them against my original list.

                            I can do this photo-by-photo on screen but this is a very slow process.

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                            • create a way to permanently delete the sample watermark from being the default watermark

                              Please allow a way to permanently delete the default sample watermark that slathers PROOF all over our photos. There is no need for it once you have uploaded your own. We should be able to delete it, OR make our own the default. It is very easy to forget to change it to your own watermark before uploading your photos, especially if you have your setting to apply the watermark automatically.This is a major design flaw!

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                              • Edit keywords in multiple galleries

                                The existing tool for bulk editing captions and keywords for a single gallery is great, but it only works on ONE gallery. When there's a keyword to be changed in MANY galleries, it would be nice to have a better solution.

                                Consider problems like:

                                Renaming a keyword:
                                -- Your son is named Robert and you have photos of him in many galleries. You've been diligently tagging him as "robby" for years, but he now goes by "bob". You'd like to change the keyword "robby" to be "bob" instead.

                                Combining keywords:
                                -- Your son is named Robert and you have photos…

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                                • Allow us to export photo name, title, caption, and keywords in text data file

                                  In a gallery, add the ability to download a text file (comma separated, xml, json, etc) that contains the extended data for each photo/video with filename, title, caption, keywords, location data and any other unique data for the file.

                                  You allow us to download the original data, but not the extended data we've added to smugmug.

                                  Optionally this same file could be included in the Download All, zip file.

                                  8 votes
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                                  • Show "scope" of keyword galleries

                                    Keyword cloud content blocks let you select the "scope" of the keywords they display. You can choose from Current Location, Entire Site, or Location I Choose. Current Location is useful for showing the keywords associated with the folder or gallery the keyword cloud is displayed on. However, when a visitor clicks on a keyword, they are brought to a "keyword gallery" like usual, but it only contains photos from the folder/gallery where the keyword cloud was placed. There is no indication on the keyword gallery that you're only seeing a subset of the photos tagged with that keyword. Visitors expect…

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                                    • Simplify watermark ON/OFF

                                      Setting a gallery's watermark to ON or OFF should be a straightforward thing; it is not. It is possibly to turn the same ON in the "Gallery Settings", but just switching the same to OFF will not take the watermarks away again.

                                      The procedure is this:
                                      Organize > click on the gallery > wrench tool > Watermarks > Select All > Add/Remove > Watermark.

                                      Why this odd divergence of tasks?

                                      What is more: One has to wait for the changes to be implemented. Simple immediate re-viewing of the same images will not show the watermarks to be removed. It will…

                                      5 votes
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                                      • Display the full name of the watermark in the watermark drop down menu.

                                        In new smugmug, they look like this "ABCDEFG..." I often have identifiers at the end of the watermark to differentiate similar ones that are now getting cut off, e.g. "ABCDEFGHIJv1" and "ABCDEFGHIJv2"
                                        Thanks.

                                        7 votes
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                                        • Please allow markdown in titles and captions

                                          It would be very nice to be able to add basic formatting like italics and bold, as well as to include hyperlinks.

                                          It'd be nice to have full formatting for captions (including headers and lists), but for titles (and captions if full formatting isn't desirable), just bold, italic, and hyperlinks would make me happy.

                                          3 votes
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