Direct upload to SmugMug

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Please integrate sharing directly to SmugMug.
Click the share icon and one of the destinations is SmugMug.
I send out lots of screen captures every day and would love direct upload to SmugMug.
Please please please.  :)
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Andy Kimmell

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Posted 1 year ago

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Jennifer Praniewicz

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Yes, PLEASE provide this integration so we can use this for our work at SmugMug. We really need this tool to help us with our job as Support Heroes.
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Rick Stone

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Interesting - I'd never heard of SmugMug before a couple of minutes ago. I decided to check it out. Signed up and got an account. Saw a screen that said "upload photos". Popped over to SnagIt (I had it in windowed mode) and just dragged an image from my recents tray to the SmugMug upload dialog and poof!

Seems pretty straightforward to me.

One puzzling bit I see is that the SmugMug site seems geared toward professionals and amateurs sharing photos. (SmugMug asked me if I planned on selling my photos) And that doesn't seem to match the audience of SnagIt users capturing screen shots. So that bit is puzzling.

Cheers... Rick :)
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Andy Kimmell

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Thanks Rick,
We're the support staff at SmugMug.  We send screen shots all day and have to upload them to another host.  We'd prefer our screenshots could be hosted on SmugMug and directly uploaded from Snagit.  Monosnap was down all day today.  I'd love it if you could integrate SmugMug and then our whole support staff may be interested in a site license.   If there is any chance you can do this it would be wonderful!  Please please please!
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Lindy

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I also work for SmugMug with Andy and Jen, and it would be amazing if you could help us out with this request. 
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Rick Stone

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LOL, the thing is, I'm just a SnagIt user same as the rest of you. (well, maybe I'm a bit more enthusiastic about SnagIt than the average bear) But I just hang out here trying to assist others with SnagIt software if possible.

Out of curiosity, why aren't you able to do the whole click and drag from SnagIt to SmugMug I mentioned? Seems that's pretty easy to do with no plug in required to be developed.

And to be honest, I might imagine that given what I understand SmugMug is all about, there likely isn't much of a ROI for the SnagIt team to actually consider such a plug in. But who knows, I certainly don't direct the developers. Only they can say for sure!

Cheers... Rick :)
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Andy Kimmell

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Thanks Rick,

We can drag and drop to SmugMug but then we have to get a link to the image.  Snagit auto uploads and copies the link to our clipboard.  We'd love a direct interface to our platform.
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I'm not much inclined to argue against enhancement requests because even if I don't find something useful, someone else might. But in  this case I'll make an exception.

In the spirit of full disclosure I'll admit that I'm a former SmugMug member who left your site in a less than impressed state, at least until your recent takeover of Flickr which means that it looks like I may be stuck with you again. For a time, at least. (And boy hasn't that one gone down well with every Flickr member that I've personally discussed this with. )

There are a LOT of things that the Snagit development team could be spending time on which would benefit a LOT of users. Integrating the library into the cloud, OneDrive personal integration, and improving the performance of the Grab Text function to name but three.

But rather than that, they should spend time on something that would benefit (and benefit minimally), what, a dozen people, if that? Personally, I'm not such a fan of that idea.

Especially when a lot of the problem that you have is self inflicted, in my view. You've done nothing to try to "de-obfuscate" your URL conventions, which (again in my view) seem intentionally designed to keep out the riff raff who haven't paid for a Smug Mug membership. Your navigation links are pretty close to non-existent which is, I suspect, why SmugMug photos rarely if ever seem to appear in photo searches and why the number of views a member gets ranges between zero and however many happen to be part of the clique that they work their way into. Certainly nobody at SmugMug seems to be aware of nesting or hierarchies.

So, getting a link to an image? It's easier with a more transparent and intuitive navigational structure, maybe.

But either way, on this one I'm inclined to agree that there is little ROI for such a development not only for the developers but for the overwhelming majority of users. I for one would rather that the development time be spent elsewhere.