Wondering what’s new at SmugMug? Here’s the latest on the most important and noticeable changes you’ll see around your site.
The Privacy Name Tweak
We’ve made a small change to the names of your various gallery privacy options. Instead of “Public,” “Unlisted,” and “Private,” you’ll now see the following, designed to remind you who gets to see your gallery at each setting:
- Unlisted (Anyone with the link)
- Private (Only Me)
Remember: This doesn’t affect the functionality of these privacy settings, so there’s no action needed on your part. We just wanted each setting to be crystal clear to everyone in one glance.
Limit Watermarks to Larger Sizes
If you’ve ever wanted your big, beautiful photos watermarked but don’t want your gallery’s photo tiles showing it, this one’s for you! You’ll now find a new option in your custom watermarks manager that lets you set a minimum display size onto which they will be applied.
For example: Suppose your homepage displays your photos in grid format with “Medium” sized thumbnails. If you don’t want your custom watermarks showing on them, you can set the “Smallest Size” setting for your watermark for Large and up. Clean thumbs, FTW!
Plus, the SmugMug default “Proof” watermark will now only apply to “Large” display sizes and up.
As always, changes you make to your custom watermarks don’t automatically show up across your site. So if you want to begin using this feature, be sure to re-apply watermarks to your photos in bulk. (Hint: Your site-wide organizer can help you with this.)
Add or Change Titles, Captions, and Keywords On the Fly
You can now quickly add or edit your photo details (title, caption, and keywords) in the new SmugMug while you’re browsing your galleries, all without opening a gallery menu or the site-wide organizer. Click on the little pencil icon that appears when you mouse over the area under your pics to open a quick editor. Then type in your text.
Find it here:
When clicked, you’ll see this:
This simple text editor will appear in galleries of SmugMug and Journal styles, as well as in any Lightbox in all gallery styles.
Hot tip: This also works on mobile, so you can tidy up your site without being tied to your desk.
Other fixes and improvements:
- Maps now allow you to use your mouse scroll to zoom in and out.
- We’ve combined your photo map and your photo info (EXIF) panels for a single, clean info panel.
- We’ve dramatically sped up the amount of time it takes for us to generate custom image sizes that you request.
That’s all for now. More soon!