Sorry for the lack of posts recently, but I am now spending more of time writing tutorials at Squarespace Plugins. Some include how to integrate SmugMug with the easier to manipulate Squarespace templates. However, if you have a specific question about using SmugMug and WordPress.com, please leave a comment and I will try and help you the best that I can.
All SmugMuggers can now upload photos up to 50MB and 100 megapixels in size.
SmugMug Video Limits Increased to 20 Minutes!
SmugMug has raised the length limit on video from 10 minutes to 20 minutes. With a 1 GB size limit, I think this makes more sense. However, it’s still 2 minutes short of a 64 MB, 22 minute reunion video I need to upload! But I’ll take whatever we can get!
This announcement comes shortly after a long-awaited feature that allows pro users to sell videos as well as photos a few days ago.
Related SmugMug Help Docs:
- Sell Digital Downloads
- Uploading Videos
- New Video Downloads: Shoot, Sell and Share (news.smugmug.com)
Photog Tip of the Week: Sell Smarter with Smart Galleries by David Evertsen
September 26, 2011
Today’s guest post is by sports shooter and Smugger David Evertsen of Phabulous Photos. Any event shooter understands how tricky it is to manage and organize large volumes of files, particularly when parents, friends and fans are beating down the door to see photos and buy prints. Since the fall sports season is ramping up, we thought this post would help you manage your workflow and feed happier customers. Here’s how he used a program called Photo Mechanic and SmugMug’s Smart Galleries to give his fans the pictures they want to see.
by David Evertsen
Tip: Customizing the Wufoo Shortcode discussed in yesterday’s tutorial– Woohoo! for Wufoo in WordPress.com Blogs
*Note: You don’t need a SmugMug account to use the information in this post!
After playing around with the Wufoo shortcode, I’ve discovered a couple of customization options that make integrating your Wufoo form easier. I’ll be using the example below to explain each option. You can also view the final example at the top of my sidebar. The following form represents the default code Wufoo provides in the Form Code Manager.
(*NB- The form in this post should work so unless you want to subscribe to SmugMug Hugs, don’t click ‘Submit’!)
[wufoo username="smugmughugs" formhash="z7x3k1" autoresize="true" height="340" header="show" ssl="true"]
The first two parameters should be self explanatory:
This tutorial relates more to WordPress.com but will be helpful to those SmugMug users who want a visually appealing subscription form next to all those amazing photos! Let’s face it, the WordPress Subscription Widget ain’t too pretty! Of course, this will also work for contact or any other kind of form you need. So, let’s get started.
First, you will need to head on over to Wufoo and set up a free account. You can have up to three forms and 100 new subscribers (or form submissions) per month without having to pay a monthly fee. A popular request, payment options, can only be set up if you have a paid plan of $29.95 or more per month. You can get 5 free transactions to try it out but after that, you will need to pony up some cash.
Tip:J Friend’s HTML5 Slideshow
Although the focus of SmugMug Hugs is its integration with WordPress, I think focusing on just one of them is also beneficial. On that note, today’s tip is specifically geared to SmugMug. And of course, if you are linking to your SmugMug site from a WordPress.com blog, you want it to look just as good!
You can find more J Friend HTML5 Slideshow customization tips at:
- J Friend HTML Slideshow Website
- DGrin Forum Thread: J Friend Discussion
- SmugMug Tip of the Week: Customization options with Eric Trimble
Tip: Stolen Camera Finder
Yikes! So your
baby camera is stolen and all hope is lost. Well, perhaps not. Stolencamerafinder.com is a free service that will attempt to find the thief by “using the unique serial number stored in your photo to search the web for photos taken with the same camera.” Your camera must be digital for the search to work and unfortunately, it doesn’t work for cell phone cameras like the iPhone. Also note that sites like Facebook strip out exif data and of course the photographer can manipulate this data as well.
The serial number will need to come from an actual photo, because some manufacturers use a different serial number for the camera than what’s stored in the exif data. To see if your camera is compatible visit this list at stolencamerafinder.com
- Find Your Lost/Stolen Camera With Google Images? (seroundtable.com)
- Search engine scans online images for hidden data (springwise.com)
- Photographer gets $9K worth of stolen camera gear back with GadgetTrak (boingboing.net)
Ok, so it’s kind of a hack, but there is a widget in wordpress.com that will let you display your SmugMug pictures via an RSS feed. And, it’s easy. Sounds good, right? It is.
So, here’s how you do it…
You will actually use the Flickr Widget. Fortunately for Smuggies, we are able to use the Flickr widget to do the same function with our SmugMug photos.