Need More Sharing Options!

DyunDyun CAPosts: 42Registered Users Big grins
edited November 13, 2018 in SmugMug Feature Requests

I'm very frustrated with the sharing options to social media. I would love to have the option to allow people to share just the image on facebook with my watermark, instead of a link to the image. I know I can do this through my SmugMug app, but other people do not have this option.

When someone clicks on the facebook sharing option and it is posted, the image is posted as a link, not by itself with the watermark. Nobody likes to share links to pictures, they want to share the image itself. Is there a way for SmugMug to implement this option? I want to be able to set each gallery in such a way that some galleries allow sharing only the image with the watermark, or a link to the image. There are some galleries that I don't mind sharing for free as long as my watermark is on the images when shared. No, allowing people to download the images is not going to solve my problem. I don't want them to have the unwatermarked and full-sized images. I just want them to be able to share multiple images with watermark attached on their own facebook pages.

While we're at it, maybe the option to allow downloads of smaller-sized images with the watermark would be great as well. Can we do something about this soon? Thanks.

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  • leftquarkleftquark SmugMug Product Team Posts: 3,343Administrators, Vanilla Admin, SmugMug Product Team SmugMug Employee

    We had a "Publish to Facebook" feature that would do exactly that, except on August 1 Facebook changed their terms and sharing functionality and we were no longer able to easily do that. If things change, we'll consider trying to work with Facebook to add that functionality back in!

    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
  • leftquarkleftquark SmugMug Product Team Posts: 3,343Administrators, Vanilla Admin, SmugMug Product Team SmugMug Employee

    @Dyun said:
    While we're at it, maybe the option to allow downloads of smaller-sized images with the watermark would be great as well. Can we do something about this soon? Thanks.

    We get this request often as well and it's something we'd love to work on but haven't had a chance quiet yet as we've been focused on some other priorities.

    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
  • DyunDyun CAPosts: 42Registered Users Big grins

    @leftquark said:
    We had a "Publish to Facebook" feature that would do exactly that, except on August 1 Facebook changed their terms and sharing functionality and we were no longer able to easily do that. If things change, we'll consider trying to work with Facebook to add that functionality back in!

    I'd love both the options. The sooner, the better. Thanks!

  • DyunDyun CAPosts: 42Registered Users Big grins
    edited November 19, 2018

    So here's a weird thing I noticed.... The Android Smug Mug app allows me to share my own images without the link attached, but the iPhone app only allows the sharing of image links. Ughhh... "upgraded" my phone this weekend and found this very annoying limitation. :'( :'( :'(
    This is a serious problem for me. It requires that I downsize all the originals in Lightroom, add a watermark, export and then share them to facebook. Now there's no faster way to do this. Please, please, please bring this feature back ASAP! Thanks.

  • leftquarkleftquark SmugMug Product Team Posts: 3,343Administrators, Vanilla Admin, SmugMug Product Team SmugMug Employee

    I’m not sure I follow you on this. Both the iPhone and the Android app behave the same regarding sharing of images. You can share either the link to the image, or share the photo by embedding it in a text message, or into another app. Could you explain to me what you’re doing where you’re only getting links?

    I’m also not sure I understand the part about sharing to facebook and the difficulties you’re having.

    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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