Product Releases: February 2017

leftquarkleftquark SmugMug Product TeamPosts: 2,851 SmugMug Employee

February has been a busy month for us with a few exciting projects that we're excited to release:

New Features:
- Folder Uploading! You can now select a folder on your computer to upload and we'll automatically create galleries with photos in them based on the structure on your computer. More details below

Updates:
- Some emails got a little love, including the Gallery Download is Ready and Order Confirmation emails
- When creating a Watermark or Printmark, "Text" is now the default option. Previously we defaulted to an image you uploaded.
- Removed the "View Completed Files" link after an upload since it confused many customers.
- Increased the # of characters of a folder or gallery URL to 60 (previously was ~30)

Fixes:
- Made sure the guest upload URL included https when appropriate
- Minor updates to the Apple TV app
- Minor updates to the iOS app

Folder Uploading:
- If you select a Folder to upload, we'll go through its contents and automatically create galleries for any sub-folders we find within it.
- If the folder you select on your computer has Folders AND photos, we'll create a gallery to put the photos in. Folders on SmugMug cannot contain photos.
- Currently we do not do any merging: if the Folder name already exists, an error will be returned. For example: if you put all your photos from the year in a "Photos 2017" folder, you cannot upload it over and over, with SmugMug only adding the new items.
- Made some updates to the Upload menu in the SmugMug header and Create button in the Organizer.
- Made some updates to the Uploader to give you additional context when uploading a folder.
- This feature is supported by Chrome and Firefox. Safari and IE currently are not supported.

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aaron AT aaronmphotography DOT com
Website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com
My SmugMug CSS Customizations website: http://www.aaronmphotography.com/Customizations

Comments

  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 10,588 moderator
    edited March 2, 2017

    Aaron -
    Is Edge (the replacement for IE in Windows 10) supported by folder uploading?

  • Hikin' MikeHikin' Mike Walkin' like a Penguin! Atwater, CaPosts: 3,311 Major grins

    @leftquark said:
    February has been a busy month for us with a few exciting projects that we're excited to release:

    New Features:
    - Folder Uploading! You can now select a folder on your computer to upload and we'll automatically create galleries with photos in them based on the structure on your computer. More details below

    Noticed that when I tried to select my photos. I don't like it. I want to select the images myself. I don't always upload the whole directory/folder in my computer. It isn't a big deal, once SM uploaded my folder, I deleted/ moved the photos where I wanted them to go.

  • leftquarkleftquark SmugMug Product Team Posts: 2,851 SmugMug Employee

    @denisegoldberg said:
    Aaron -
    Is Edge (the replacement for IE in Windows 10) supported by folder uploading?

    The help pages should now be updated...

    Folder uploading works in Chrome, Firefox, and Edge browsers.

    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
  • markderrymarkderry Big grins Posts: 63 Big grins
    edited March 6, 2017

    Hi @leftquark ,

    With the folder uploading and auto creating the galleries with sub folders, is there any chance we would see this in the lightroom plugin when publishing collection sets with multiple collections in them from Lightroom?

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  • leftquarkleftquark SmugMug Product Team Posts: 2,851 SmugMug Employee

    @markderry said:
    Hi @leftquark ,

    With the folder uploading and auto creating the galleries with sub folders, is there any chance we would see this in the lightroom plugin when publishing collection sets with multiple collections in them from Lightroom?

    I'll pass this request to our lightroom developer. Good request!

    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
  • devbobodevbobo LR whisperer Posts: 4,335 moderator

    @markderry said:
    Hi @leftquark ,

    With the folder uploading and auto creating the galleries with sub folders, is there any chance we would see this in the lightroom plugin when publishing collection sets with multiple collections in them from Lightroom?

    Mark,

    You can kinda do this already, if you right click on a LrPublishedCollectionSet (aka Folder) and select "Publish Now" it will iterate all the LrPublishedCollections (aka Albums) contained within.

    Beyond that, I'm limited by LR's framework to what I can actually do.

    Hope this helps.

    Cheers,

    David

    David Parry
    SmugMug API Developer
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