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  1. Make some family viewers only

    Can you invite family that you want to view your content but not be able to comment on it?

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  2. Support tags from other packages (Photoshop elements, Flickr etc...)

    I currently tag and star my photos in Photoshop elements and then upload into Flickr where I put the best photos into sets. Would be great if you could import these. (> 3 stars = lifecake favourite?) I currently use Photobox's Flickr integration to import sets into their albums for printing. 1-1 mapping between sets and albums makes it easy for me to find photos to print.

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    Thanks, Jon! Part of our mission is to save people time, so we will definitely have a think about how we can inherit the work you do elsewhere when you import content, as long as those services share that information. (Unfortunately some apps are not so generous. We’ve seen quite a few apps that delete titles and dates from photos when exporting :-(

    Just to show you that we’re already thinking as you do, when you use our Desktop Uploader (available for free from our Website), if you drag in folders from your computer, we automatically tag content with the name of that folder. So, for example, if you drag in a folder called ‘Spain holiday’ to upload, we will tag all those photos with ‘Spain holiday’, so you can find them easily in lifecake.

    We’ll let you know when we have anything updated on this!

  3. Fave a comment

    When someone posts a comment you like, it would be nice if you could like it or fave it.

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  4. Select all

    I need to be able to select all photos in a picasa folder at once without having to click

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    Hi, Greg! Thanks a lot for the idea.

    We’ve had a few requests to make it easier to bring everything over from Picasa (or Facebook or Instagram). We’re looking into the best way to do this, and we’ll let you know when we’ll have that.

    Please keep the great ideas coming!

    Nick from the Lifecake team

  5. Add the ability to tag or group stories

    For example you can group stories by Baby / Toddler's first such as first tooth, first tricycle ride etc. or group things like measurements i.e. height/weight etc.

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    Hi, Jerry!

    Great idea. We started testing something similar on our Website (where you can add tags and also search by titles of events).

    But we are planning on adding easy tagging on all our apps and also enabling the ability to easily search for a moment or group of moments which share something similar (like all major milestones).

    We’ll keep you posted as we get closer on this!

    Please keep the great lifecake ideas coming!

    Nick from Team Lifecake

  6. The online version does not display used space + video quality

    As it says in the title. Would be great if the site showed how much space Iv'e used up :)

    Would be nice if you could do better video-quality also, understand that this comes at a cost, but that could be a VIP feature! I tend to put more and more video on your site as requested by all grandparents :)

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    3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi! Thanks so much for the suggestion and apologies for the delay in responding.

    In our mobile apps we currently display how much space has been used, and we’ll be adding this to our Website as soon as possible – we absolutely agree it’s important.

    In terms of video quality, we actually store videos in full quality (so if you ever choose to download your content and leave lifecake, you will have full quality originals). We do, though, display slightly lower quality videos, so they are faster to download for the grandparents. Are you keen to have higher quality videos shown, even if it might take the grandparents a bit longer to view?

    Thanks a lot for your great suggestions! We LOVE feedback :-)

    Nick from Team lifecake

  7. Enable comments to be hidden from family members who don't get along

    My family are really enjoying lifecake and love posting comments on my photos. However my parents are divorced and don't like reading each others comments.

    Could you introduce a privacy option so I could keep comments hidden from different family members, or only allow them to see my comments or their own and not each others?

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  8. allow multiple invites at once

    I would like to add multiple friends and family once rather than having to invite separately. Although I would like to add a personal message, it is a generic one to everyone I want to add.

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    Hi, Lawrence! Thanks for the suggestion.

    Do you see a username as better so you don’t have to give your email address?

    The reason we didn’t introduce usernames originally was because we got feedback from customers that they didn’t want to have to remember yet another username (as well as a password) for a service. With an email, it’s much easier to remember.

    So it would be good to understand your thoughts on how this would make things easier for people.

    Thanks!

  10. Create video slideshows

    I use Animoto to pull together slideshows that have some pretty cool transition effects. These can then be packaged up and sent out or shared online as video files.

    Could you do this as a new way of distributing photos alongside photobooks. You could still charge for the service as Animoto do.

    Many thanks

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    Thanks, Vince! We like how you think :-)

    We’ve been thinking a lot in this area and testing certain ideas. We’ll let you know when we have something.

    Two questions we have:
    Audio: Do you prefer your own narration or music on slideshows, generally?
    Recipients: Do you have people you email content (of your child) to, that wouldn’t be on lifecake? Or would you share this within lifecake?

    Thanks!

    Nick

    P.S. Just a little tip: if you shake your phone while lifecake is running, you’ll get a little slideshow of the moments we think you like best. Can’t send it yet, but that’s next.

  11. Pictures and videos from Dropbox

    I would love the option to downloaded my stuff from Dropbox

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    Hi! That was a bit presumptuous of us :-)

    We will definitely look to add Dropbox as a source, in addition to youtube, flickr, Tumblr and some others in the future. So we’ll keep this open and let you know!

  12. Allow lifecakes for Friends and Family

    Its great that you can easily show the photos of a set or individual children, but wouldn't it make sense to have the parents and other family members or friends identified/filterable as well?

    I suppose I could add them as 'another child', but they might not be so keen on having their age displayed as a constant reminder of the decrepitude (I am including myself here).

    I suppose tags could be used, but I like the idea of seeing their little photo and selecting them.

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    Thanks, Adam! We actually made the dates go way back in time, so people could do exactly that: create lifecakes for older family members. (One of our team is actually creating a lifecake for his grandpa for his 90th birthday present this summer :-)

    But we hadn’t thought about the birthdate being something people might not want to advertise, Good point! We will have a think about that at our team dinner on Monday and see what we can think of.

    Keep the great ideas coming!

  13. Read captions from IPTC info

    I use Lightroom for managing my photos, and it embeds IPTC captions in exported JPEGs. Many services like Google Plus and Flickr automatically pull from these captions; can you do the same with Lifecake?

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  14. allow title/description for a group of photos

    If you are updating a bunch of memories from a single event (e.g. day at the beach), it would be nice if you could add a title and/or description for the whole group of photos, rather than having to title each photo. The title for the group could also be displayed on the timeline (perhaps with an on/off toggle) so you could quickly know where the photos were from.

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    Thanks a lot, Jed. We’ve discussed this quite a lot as a team before – some of us have wanted exactly this when we’ve been adding events to our kids’ lifecakes.

    We are not sure when we might have this, but we will keep you updated when it might be coming.

    Thanks for the suggestion!

  15. offer gift subscriptions for VIP service

    My sister just started using the service to share pictures of her child. It would be great if I could buy her a gift subscription to the VIP service.

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    3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hello,

    We are happy to let you know that you can now offer gift subscriptions for VIP to your family/friends.

    The feature is currently available on iOS and Android only.

    Have a great day,
    The Lifecake team.

  16. New pictures

    If we add pictures that were taken less recently than other pictures in the Lifecake, they are sorted by date so are shuffled in with older pictures. I like having the pictures chronologically but this is harder for a viewer who wants to see the newly added pictures, which may not necessarily be those that were taken most recently. Is there a way to note which pictures were added last? Or highlight pictures that the viewer has not yet seen when they log in?

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    Thanks, EKL!

    Our team was actually discussing this idea at dinner a few nights ago. We find this with our own lifecakes: we want to know when family have added older content.

    Our plan was to put info about new uploads in the notifications area – where you currently see new comments or favorites – in the apps and Website. Will post an update here it’s coming!

  17. Show half months

    Even after a child reaches their 6 months, please show the half-month markers.

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  18. Option to have Description/title shown on photo timeline

    As you look at the Photoi in the timeline, it would be nice to be able to see the description/title as a caption under the image. This way you don't have to click on the image to see it. You should be able to turn this on and off for each photo.

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  19. Enable Facebook/Google/Twitter login

    It's always a pain to ask people to create new user accounts. Any chance you can integrate these services for account creation/authorization?

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  20. Mobile 'Slide Show' View

    On the iPhone app, allow seamless, fast viewing of pictures through a traditional chronological slide show view - ie, no delay when you switch days (similar to the facebook mobile photo viewer)

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    Thanks for the suggestion!

    We actually have a slideshow mode, but just to see your ten favourite photos. To see this, start lifecake and shake your iPhone (or iPad), and we will show what we think are your ten favourite photos. Shake it again, and see ten more.

    But we’ll look into having a slideshow mode for the whole timeline!

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