July 2019 Release Notes

July has come and gone and it’s another packed list of improvements to SmugMug.

Last month we talked about our Summer Intern program and how it embodies one of our core values: Grow Together. While the interns are delivering some great enhancements for you, we also spent some time teaching them about photography. For example, we used our tradition of face-painting new employees as an opportunity to teach them about studio lighting.

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Summer intern, Brian, painted to look like Dark Spiderman. Photo by engineering intern, Amit.

Here’s what we released in July:

What’s New

  • Your visitors on iOS devices can now enter a password to download your download password protected galleries when using the SmugMug app.

  • SmugMug Pros can now better target their marketing efforts by adding a Facebook Pixel Tracker.

  • If you’re on the Portfolio or Pro plan and printing with the Bay Photo print lab, you can now buy and sell prints on Fine Art Paper. Go to your pricelist and add the new paper types.

  • Similarly, you can also add Easel Backed MetalPrints to your Bay Photo pricelist, which lets you or your customers sit a MetalPrint on a desk or shelf.

  • New folks to SmugMug can learn all about SmugMug with a new quick start experience, helping find exactly what’s important for you.

  • You can set a gallery’s sort order to Date Taken, Caption, Date Uploaded or Filename from within the Android app.

What’s Changed

  • If you use our iOS app, sharing to Instagram will let you add filters, tags and more by choosing the “Copy to Instagram” option (ignore the regular “Instagram” item, which doesn’t let you add filters or tags).

  • Leaving comments is a more pleasant experience, complete with a nicer visual style.

  • If you or your visitor bought a print, the summary of your order will be displayed first when viewing on small devices.

  • The “Subscription” page in Account Settings will more clearly indicate which plan you’re subscribed to and when it will renew.

  • The numbers keyboard will now be used when entering payment information for your subscription on mobile devices.

  • Your website got a lot smoother if you used a menu that’s pinned to the left, top or right of the screen.

  • Android customers who automatically backup their device will received improved notifications when any issues arise, making it easier for you to fix them and continue with the backup.

  • Added support in the Android app for photos with wide-gamut color profiles: if you’ve edited photos in a color space larger than sRGB, your photos will look better.

Bug Fixes

  • iOS users can more reliably upload photos from other apps.

  • When viewing the photo all by itself in the iOS app, everything now properly dims so you can enjoy the photo.

  • Fixed an issue that prevented you from clicking on other things if you started to leave a comment and then stopped.

  • When logging into your account from smugmug.com, you’ll now be properly redirected to your homepage.

  • Fixed a few issues in the Windows app.

Stay tuned as we’re wrapping up several big improvements which will enhance the way you and your visitors enjoy your photos.

-Aaron

Written by Aaron Meyers

Aug 1, 2019 · 3 min read

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