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Dynamic Collections

I would like to see the ability to set up dynamic galleries. For example, you could set up a gallery that contains all of your public photos with the keyword "sunset." Or all photos with a focal length of 200mm. Or all photos with a focal length >200mm AND the keyword "sunset." The ability to specify which galleries to pull photos from would be nice as well.

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  • Steven Williams commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm two days into trials with both SmugMug and Zenfolio and so far for me this this is the most immediate shortcoming between the two.

  • corleve commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Smugmug has had this for over 10 years, still waiting on Zenfolio to follow through...

  • RickJ Photography commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Zenfolio - can we get an update on whether this is on the 2017 roadmap? 7 years is a long time to ignore something with this many votes.

  • Folrev | Kirkland Photographer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Zen, this can be easily managed with the unofficial plugin. I know it has been planned since Jan 2012, so now forget it and focus on things that matters: a full mobile website that helps the business.

  • PT commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've been waiting a LONG time for the feature. I *still* see that it's in the "Planned" stage, but has there been a definitive implementation date set for this [yet]?
    It would be nice to see a projected time in those yellow "PLANNED" buttons... ;)

  • Pixelmat Photographie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi, Any news on that ?
    I am actually testing Zenfolio, everything looks great exept the image storage management and gallery settings. This is the only thing missing to convince me !

    I'am actually trying to overpass the problem by automaticaly publish dynamic collection from Lightroom (even if it is exactly the same), but didn't succeed yet.

    Hope it will come soon !

  • Ken Detweiler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    With the Lightroom Plugin you can make Smart Collections that automatically populate from photos having specific keyword(s). That's not what we're asking for. What we want is to be able to upload photos once, to a common location or something like date stamped folders/galleries. Then set up dynamic galleries that appear to the user to contain a reference to all photos with specific keywords (or other attributes) without having to duplicate the actual photo (photo is stored in one place but can appear in multiple dynamic galleries). This should be relatively easy to implement since Zenfolio already supports keyword searching.

  • Ken Detweiler commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be awesome. What other services are offering it? I have just gotten to the point where my local photo collection uses keywords rather than trying to stuff each picture in the "right" folder - an impossible task when there are typically multiple things of interest in the same image. For cloud storage, why should I go back to the dark ages and try to figure out which "gallery" each picture belongs in?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I asked if this was possible on the chat yesterday, they said no, but was told that it was a great idea.
    When is this planned finished?

    I have not decided if I should go for Zenfolio, yet. This is an important issue for me.

  • Peter Pressacco commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    From a visitor's perspective, it would be great if this behaved like a 'normal' collection (e.g. Browsing photographs, downloading images, etc.)

  • Mark Bienvenu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    2 years to go from suggested to planned, then 2.5 years in the "planned" stage. Still trying to figure out a way to link an Mpix product to this? That seems to be what most of the updates revolve around.

  • Paul Grottoli Photography commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This appears to be a planned implementation. When can we expect to start some movement. If you are planning this for 2020, that won't work for many. Other sites have been offering this for years. Give me something to hope for here folks.

  • T.J. Powell | Photography commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I want this feature so that I can tag the boys on soccer teams and then automatically create a gallery of photos for the parents and family members. I think this will be able to make i easy for parents to order photos of their kids. Please implement as soon as possible.

  • George Cathcart commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have made a similar suggestion that search results go into dynamic or temporary galleries, so visitors can navigate through just the search results, or even be able to run a slide show of the search results, rather than be whisked off to the home gallery of a photo. Let's do this, Zenfolio!

  • Paul Grottoli Photography commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I used it on other sites to automatically add players from teams to their own galleries for purchase. If you do teams (hockey, lacrosse, basketball), you build the gallery once and... voila. Please let's have this one.


  • jellie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I brought this same issue up with the Zen team prior to getting a membership a couple of years ago. Very useful feature, not difficult to implement. It would be nice to know a timeframe....

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