Create a gallery of ALL photos

KevinWorkmanKevinWorkman Registered Users Posts: 4 Big grins
I'm looking for a way to create a gallery of all of my photos, so users can scroll through every photo I've taken without going through a more specific gallery.

I've tried the "recent photos" widget, but that only shows the most recent 48 photos, and it doesn't give me the UI with the thumbnails on the left and the lightbox on the right.

I also tried using a smart gallery collecting photos from 2000 to 2030, and that comes pretty close to exactly what I want, but it only shows the most recent 1,000 photos. And it sounds like a gallery can only contain a maximum of 5,000 photos, so maybe a gallery isn't what I want after all.

The private "library" view that I see at https://www.smugmug.com/app/photos would also be pretty perfect. Is there a way to get a similar page that's visible to all users, not just me?

I want to do this because historically, I've stored photos taken with my phone in a separate gallery from my "real" photos. But now that my phone can take better pictures than I can, I'd like to get a combined view of all of my photos.

Any advice for how to approach this? Thanks!

If it helps, my page is here: https://photos.kevinworkman.com/
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  • tomnovytomnovy SmugMug Support Hero Leicester, United KingdomRegistered Users Posts: 1,096 SmugMug Employee

    Hey Kevin. The only way to do this is to move your images directly to the gallery, where you would like to display all of your content at once. Yes, you are correct - there is a limit of 5000 images per gallery. But 5000 images, that is a lot of content to scroll through.

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  • AllenAllen "tweak 'til it squeaks" St. Louis, MoRegistered Users Posts: 9,945 Major grins

    @tomnovy said:
    Hey Kevin. The only way to do this is to move your images directly to the gallery, where you would like to display all of your content at once. Yes, you are correct - there is a limit of 5000 images per gallery. But 5000 images, that is a lot of content to scroll through.

    I have a bunch of galleries that are limited to viewing 1000 photos. What's this 5000 number?
    These are keyword and smart galleries based on KW's.

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  • tomnovytomnovy SmugMug Support Hero Leicester, United KingdomRegistered Users Posts: 1,096 SmugMug Employee

    Allen. The 5000 images/videos limit is for galleries that do not include collected photos. This include collected manually or using rules from Smart Galleries. Galleries can hold up to 5000 images if you upload directly to them.

    SmugMug Support Hero | Customizer | My SmugMug site - http://www.photom.me | Customization Portal - https://portal.photom.me
  • KevinWorkmanKevinWorkman Registered Users Posts: 4 Big grins

    Thanks for the replies!

    I think what I'm going to do is convert my current galleries into device-specific galleries, and then create a smart gallery for each year. That way I can still upload my photos the same way I've been doing forever, but users can still browse all my photos for a particular year without first picking a particular camera or phone.

    There is a chance that some of the years will have more than 1000 photos, but I'll cross that bridge when I get there.

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