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  1. Image size upload limit...

    What is the current limit of image size? I tested OpenPhoto a while ago, but because I use full frame cameras (EOS 5D Mk3 & M9), the RAW files I would like to backup were too large for Open Photo to handle (>30MB).

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    • How do I add photos to albums using the API ? I tried by adding 'albums':'2006' to my functioning Python script but no succes

      resp = client.post('/photo/upload.json',{'photo':base64encoded,'tags':'2006,Amanda','albums':'2006'})

      This should be the natural way in my opinion, but as one has to add albums separately I suspect there is a more complicated way to do it.

      If the album doesn't exist it should of course be added this simple way.

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      • Amazon S3 storage calculator

        I apparently have 226.61 GB on SmugMug. I want to know how this works out price-wise once it's been imported into Open Photos with Amazon S3? The answer to this question might be a good way of letting people understand the costs upfront (on the site before people join)...

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        • graph

          I'd love to see a bar graph view of activity on a timeline. I have many years of photos so stretching my entire timeline across allows me to quickly scroll to and view photos from a particularly busy time (ie. trip photos).

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          • Manuall add GPS data to uploaded photos tagging with a Zip code or dropping on a map

            A function similar to GPS tagging in Picasa or Flickr. Being able to read existing text tags of Cities or States and adding to a map would be an improvement over these other services as well.

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            • Support to Windows Azure Storage

              Like support for Amazon S3. Would be good to have option to Azure and Google Storage (not talking about Google Drive here).

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              • Organizing photos in albums

                Photos in albums should be organized by the the author and not automatically by date.

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                • 1 vote
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                  • Image publishing service

                    Create a service that allows you to publish images for facebook, flickr or any other photo service pushing image names tags and any other information as well. This will allow people to use openphoto as their central image repository and push images from there to supported services.

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                    • Export to flickr

                      Is there a way to export the photos that I have here that I so not yet have on flickr?

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                      • Some general UI feedback

                        I love the tool - here are a few ideas to make it better

                        * The Album page should be a single page - I don't think a batch is needed there. A load more button on the bottom sounds enough
                        in case someone has zillions of album
                        * on a picture view, when I hit on the small orange < > button, instead of going to another
                        picture - I was expecting the the little thumbnail view to slide
                        * the slideshow on the use front page is nice - but why do you crop the images ?
                        *…

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                        • Unguessable URLs for easy sharing

                          I don't want to make my photos public, but I definitely want to share specific photos or albums by sending a link in an email or in chat. This is a solved problem.

                          Picasaweb has a "link to this photo" or "link to this album" option on every applicable page. You can share the photo/album regardless of whether it is public or private by pasting the secure URL it generates. Here is an example URL:
                          https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/G9Ktu9seDO_ezM2zEgwKir4ZqS4wpk7sCROeUSelOAU?feat=directlink
                          They also have the option to reset the secret URL for albums.

                          Flickr also has this feature, they call it a "Guest Pass".

                          Google…

                          43 votes
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                          • Upload from commandline Linux ?

                            I am planning to write a commandline bulk uploader - lets see if I can get it working by this weekend - do share your feedback on the validity of this project.

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                            • Unable to upload photos - no Start button

                              I can add photos to the upload queue but then there is no start button to click. I have tried it in Safari, Chrome and Firefox. Any ideas?

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                              • Better S3 Security

                                Checking the metadata on my test files it seems that "Everyone" can download my private photos if they can generate the URL. Why? Seems like expiring temporary access URLs would be a good first step.

                                Also - it would be good to allow S3 to enable server side encryption.

                                4 votes
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                                • Google Photo Sphere

                                  Support for photo sphere in either "flat" mode or interactive panorama mode. Not sure of the best way (maybe toggle next to photo) or perhaps just an option for each album/set.

                                  6 votes
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                                  • IE compatibility

                                    would be nice

                                    4 votes
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                                    • More organizational options

                                      Would love to see a "List View" of photos with sort able columns for metadata, favorites, and comments

                                      11 votes
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                                      • Provide a way to re-generate thumbnails.

                                        Possibly an option to add to the 'manage' area, but being able to rebuild all of the thumbnails in my gallery would be great. I had some server issues, still have my database and originals, but all of the thumbnails are 404.

                                        10 votes
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                                        • The website needs a product feature list updated with each release. More people will use it if they know what they are getting.

                                          The website needs a product feature list. How do people know what they are getting otherwise unless they guess or painstakingly search the community pages?

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