SmugMug for Windows, Now Available!

leftquarkleftquark SmugMug Product TeamPosts: 2,894Administrators, Vanilla Admin, SmugMug Product Team SmugMug Employee

I'm way behind on sending product updates (I'll give a big post soon with everything we've been hard at work on) but I'm pleased to announce that our customers who use a Windows computer can now Upload to SmugMug via our new SmugMug Windows app. You may download the app here: https://www.smugmug.com/features/photo-apps

Who needs browsers? Upload your photos and create galleries and folders from the comfort of your desktop. Simply log in, choose some photos, and start uploading. Easy as pie.

SmugMug Director of Product / dGrin Afficionado
aaron AT aaronmphotography DOT com
Website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com
My SmugMug CSS Customizations website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com/Customizations

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  • AndrewVernonAndrewVernon Big grins Posts: 33Registered Users Big grins

    @leftquark said:
    I'm way behind on sending product updates (I'll give a big post soon with everything we've been hard at work on) but I'm pleased to announce that our customers who use a Windows computer can now Upload to SmugMug via our new SmugMug Windows app. You may download the app here: https://www.smugmug.com/features/photo-apps

    Who needs browsers? Upload your photos and create galleries and folders from the comfort of your desktop. Simply log in, choose some photos, and start uploading. Easy as pie.

    That's pretty sweet! Any plans for something like that for Mac?

  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 17,692Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator

    What advantage does this have over the SmugMug LR plugin, if any?

  • leftquarkleftquark SmugMug Product Team Posts: 2,894Administrators, Vanilla Admin, SmugMug Product Team SmugMug Employee
    edited January 13, 2017

    @AndrewVernon said:
    That's pretty sweet! Any plans for something like that for Mac?

    We want to make it as easy as possible to upload from where-ever your photos are. Here at SmugMug we're all Mac people so we'd love to have a solution for Mac OS as well, but it's not available at this time.

    @Richard said:
    What advantage does this have over the SmugMug LR plugin, if any?

    If you're using LR to edit and publish your photos, then your best bet would be to stick with the Lightroom Plugin. The SmugMug Windows app is geared towards our customers who are not using LR to publish their photos.

    SmugMug Director of Product / dGrin Afficionado
    aaron AT aaronmphotography DOT com
    Website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com
    My SmugMug CSS Customizations website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com/Customizations
  • Cygnus StudiosCygnus Studios Commercial Photographer San Francisco's North BayPosts: 2,136Registered Users Major grins

    This is seriously cool, huge kudos for whoever thought this one up :)

    Steve

    Website | Gear
  • BigRedBigRed Major grins Posts: 259Registered Users Major grins

    Any chance this uploader could be bi-directional, including caption & keyword metadata on the downloads (comparable to the Lightroom plug-in sync enhancement which is in beta)? That would be fab for us Lightroom avoiders!

    http://www.janicebrowne.com - Janice Browne Nature Art & Photography
  • leftquarkleftquark SmugMug Product Team Posts: 2,894Administrators, Vanilla Admin, SmugMug Product Team SmugMug Employee

    @BigRed said:
    Any chance this uploader could be bi-directional, including caption & keyword metadata on the downloads (comparable to the Lightroom plug-in sync enhancement which is in beta)? That would be fab for us Lightroom avoiders!

    I can take it as a feature request for the bi-directional (be able to download photos too) bit but we're always leery of changing the files that you sent to us. I know there are some of you that edit titles/captions in SmugMug and would like to have them embedded in the file, but there's also a large group of people who want the exact same file they uploaded to us, to be returned to them. Sure, there could be a setting and maybe that's a possible solution, but I'm always cautious about settings that can dangerously overwrite data someone might want.

    SmugMug Director of Product / dGrin Afficionado
    aaron AT aaronmphotography DOT com
    Website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com
    My SmugMug CSS Customizations website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com/Customizations
  • BigRedBigRed Major grins Posts: 259Registered Users Major grins

    @leftquark said:
    I can take it as a feature request for the bi-directional (be able to download photos too) bit but we're always leery of changing the files that you sent to us. I know there are some of you that edit titles/captions in SmugMug and would like to have them embedded in the file, but there's also a large group of people who want the exact same file they uploaded to us, to be returned to them. Sure, there could be a setting and maybe that's a possible solution, but I'm always cautious about settings that can dangerously overwrite data someone might want.

    The developers are undoubtedly finding creative solutions on that issue for the LR plug-in as we speak. I'm curious about the use cases for that large group of people who want the exact same file back. Do you know why they would add/update captions/keywords in SM but not want those values back in a download?

    I believe metadata-embedded image download is already logged as a feature request. I was just seeing this new app as a promising opportunity to get it done. Thanks for giving it consideration!

    http://www.janicebrowne.com - Janice Browne Nature Art & Photography
  • leftquarkleftquark SmugMug Product Team Posts: 2,894Administrators, Vanilla Admin, SmugMug Product Team SmugMug Employee

    @BigRed said:
    I'm curious about the use cases for that large group of people who want the exact same file back. Do you know why they would add/update captions/keywords in SM but not want those values back in a download?

    I fall into that part of this group: In Lightroom I write captions that can be used wherever my photos go ... but when I upload them to SmugMug I will often change the captions since I know it's on a webpage. I'll add HTML for links or do additional formatting that I wouldn't want embedded back into the file. I add a sub-title using HTML/CSS, etc.

    SmugMug Director of Product / dGrin Afficionado
    aaron AT aaronmphotography DOT com
    Website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com
    My SmugMug CSS Customizations website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com/Customizations
  • BigRedBigRed Major grins Posts: 259Registered Users Major grins

    @leftquark said:
    I fall into that part of this group: In Lightroom I write captions that can be used wherever my photos go ... but when I upload them to SmugMug I will often change the captions since I know it's on a webpage. I'll add HTML for links or do additional formatting that I wouldn't want embedded back into the file. I add a sub-title using HTML/CSS, etc.

    That makes sense; thanks for helping me understand. So in the LR plug-in, I presume you would take advantage of an up-only-sync setting for caption.

    http://www.janicebrowne.com - Janice Browne Nature Art & Photography
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