When I made the choice between smugmug and Phanfare one thing I found I missed was the ability to filter my pictures by year taken. To my delight, smugmug added this feature shortly after I joined. The feature is currently hidden and considered beta, but it works quite well – the only bug I’ve found is it got confused about a picture I stamped as being taken in 1959 (seems they weren’t expecting dates that old… shocker).
If you want a nifty timeline on your smugmug page, here’s how to do it:
- Go to http://yoursmugmugname.smugmug.com/?showGoodies=1 (be sure to adjust the URL for your member name)
This will take you to your homepage with the phototimeline module visible
- Click the “show” link
- Very important: click the “date taken” link
If you don’t do this all your pictures in the timeline will be shown by date uploaded (which won’t be very interesting unless you’ve been a smugmug member for multiple years)
That’s it, now you have a nifty timeline on your homepage.