OK, so am I the only "thick" one here. It took quite a bit of experimenting for me to figure out how to upload images.
I finally figured it out -- from Windows Explorer drag and drop your selection of images onto the album name, which adds those images to the window at the bottom of the page. From there you can right click on an image and select Upload All.
Overall, very nice program and something that would lend itself to a hundred feature requests , e.g., offline photo tool actions like rotate, zoom thumbnail, etc.
Yeah I know the UI sucks, it's not immediately intuitive... I am planning a UI overhaul while it's in beta...
David, I'm not complaining as I do understand that it is in beta. I was just having a hard time getting to 1st base and thought I'd save others the trouble as well. I'll try to do my part by providing constructive feedback during your beta as well. There seems to be a lot of movement on smugmug tools as of late, which is kind of exciting!
no that's fine, i totally understand. i realise that the use of context menus is immediately obvious..and i am trying to do what i can to rectify the siuation.
Thanks for the taking time, it has already helped out at least one user
I am trying to use it.
Smugbrowser comes up fine.
I add account, and when I press okay
TypeError : oList has no properties.
It adds account though, and I see (retrieving data) forever.
my gallery is http://tanveer.smugmug.com, so I am using the username tanveer.
I tried with my email address too, same issue.
If I exist smugbrowser, and then start it again, I do not see my account there, and then again I have to create new account!
I am on linux with firefox 2.0, but I think this should not matter, right?
Can you please confirm which version u are using ?
Also, can u search for a file called SmugBrowser.xml, if it exists, can u please upload it here.
No it shouldn't matter that it's on linux, not that i have tested on it recently.
I am using 0.3.10,
I found out the problem,
In the smugbrowser directory in the .mozilla/firefox/profile directory did not have "x" permissions.
So It was 644.
I changed that to 744, i.e. permission for me to "cd" to that dir.
After this the account creation is preserved.
I will use it some more an see if any more problems persist
After creating new account, It was stuck at retrieving!
I went to dir and saw that there was no directory change permission for my account dir.
So changed permissions from 644 to 744.
I think this is one bug you need to fix, i,e, when smugbrowser and account directories are created, make sure they have "execute permissions" for the "owner" user.
Thanks heaps Tanveer.
ok, i think i found the offending piece of code...
if(!file.exists() || !file.isDirectory()) file.create(nsIFile.DIRECTORY_TYPE, 0664);
so change that to 744 ?
Yes 744 or 700. 700 is better because it will disable any other user on the machine from viewing the files(xml, passwords etc.,)
I checked the web page for the extension.
It would be nice if there is a feature list on that we page itself along with a list of planned features.
EDIT: as a test I uploaded a LARGE file (30+gb), and before it finished, I closed the smugbrowser - I assume that this ended the u/l - and if so,it might be a good idea to add a feature that if upload in progress and you close smugbrowser, that a window opens warning you u/l are in progress, do you want to close or continue u/l.
EDIT #2 The ability to delete files via the browser (that are already posted) would be cool too. And maybe the ability to move from one gallery/folder to another...am I pushing it???
EDIT #3 Ablility to remove the uploaded files from the upload area once u/l. I tried the 'remove' but nadda. This would just be house cleaning.
No you're not pushing it, all of these items are already on the list.
looks very cool, but is your site down?
Nice one... I really appreciate this!
Two things... Yes, I know you're aware of this, but the UI does need a little work... I'm an experienced web designer / pc and mac user / amateur code hacker, and I was stumped the first time I installed and had a look at this tool... So much so that I nearly uninstalled it! My second look, after one of your "shameless plugs", proved worthwhile... Thanks you for all your hard work! Lastly, one of the things I was looking to change on a bulk level, oddly enough doesn't appear to be included in the BULK UPDATE tool... And that is the "clean display"
<table class="formTable" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td class="title">clean: </td> <td nowrap="nowrap">Yes: <input tabindex="9" id="Clean" name="Clean" value="1" checked="checked" type="radio"> No:<input tabindex="10" id="Clean" name="Clean" value="0" type="radio"></td> <td class="inputDesc"> hide description and update time on homepage?</td></tr></tbody></table>
I was wondering what license have you released the soruce code in?
If you are okay with a public license such as GPL this project can be put on sourceforge and I can also look at the code and this can be developed as a fully functional browser based smugmug management console.
New features which I think would be great are
1. Copy photo from one gallery to other(Smugmug gives only move, so manually its s 2 step process
2. Rotate photos
3. Colorization etc., with option of preserving original image(backend does the two step process of copy and then colorize copy)
Any chance you'll release an update shortly to allow us to add our beta test accounts? (I'm not even sure the API can access the beta server, but I had to ask )
<account name="beta.devbobo" username="devbobo" savepassword="1" showempty="0" autoconnect="0" offline="0" apiurl="http://beta.smugmug.net/hack/rest/" uploadurl="https://beta.smugmug.net/photos/xmlrawadd.mg" apikey="9KBfO23Wx8pVMJYM2o0DEpFl9QvNjqdq"><account name="beta.devbobo" userName="devbobo" savePassword="1"
showEmpty="0" autoConnect="0" offline="0"
It actually works now but you need to hack an xml file to do so.<account name="beta.devbobo" username="devbobo" savepassword="1" showempty="0" autoconnect="0" offline="0" apiurl="http://beta.smugmug.net/hack/rest/" uploadurl="http://beta.smugmug.net/photos/xmlrawadd.mg" apikey="9KBfO23Wx8pVMJYM2o0DEpFl9QvNjqdq"><account name="beta.devbobo" username="devbobo" savepassword="1" showempty="0" autoconnect="0" offline="0" apiurl="http://beta.smugmug.net/hack/rest/" uploadurl="https://beta.smugmug.net/photos/xmlrawadd.mg" apikey="9KBfO23Wx8pVMJYM2o0DEpFl9QvNjqdq"></account></account>
bump. new version. minor bug fixes
FF2 updated today - smugbrowser no longer works
I released a new version yesterday which should fix this issue, but it looks like my server is down. I will fix it as soon as I get home.