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  1. Allow some choice in thumbnails and photo positions.

    For multiple photos per date, would be nice to have some option in positioning of photos, and the thumbnails shown. Especially in the case of 2 photos on a single date, there are a lot of foreheads only being displayed!

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      9 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi, Bryony. We now use large thumbnails – and square – so you should see a lot fewer thumbnails. We’re seeing how people like this, and we may also do the positioning soon, too. Would love any feedback!

    • 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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        6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Thanks very much, Julia. We will update this when we have a better sense of when this will be possible. We absolutely understand the scenario and need.

        Please keep the great suggestions coming! We LOVE feedback :-)

        Nick from Team lifecake

      • Compare baby photos from the same age

        I use Lifecake for my baby, and one of my friends uses Lifecake for her baby. It would be very fun if there were an option to display our kids' Lifecake photos according to their ages in the photos as opposed to displaying them according to the date the photo was taken. That way, I'd have the option of seeing photos of my baby girl at 3 months old next to the pics of her baby at 3 months old. Adding this as an option would be really great. (I imagine families with multiple children would also love this option…

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          planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • tag search

          I suggest you add the tag search, and description search

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            planned  ·  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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              4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              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.

            • slideshows

              Slideshows should be available for Android and on the website.

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                3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hi Samantha! We cannot wait to add Flashbacks (slideshow’s new name) to Android. We plan to start building this function into the app this coming quarter. Thanks for the feedback! Ed

              • Quick editing of pictures

                It would be really helpful to have some, at least basic, editing tools. Priority one would be a cropping tool, number two a quick setting for turning the photo black-and-white, and then some basic contrast/light/color choices. Much easier than editing in another program first.

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                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Creating Albums

                  It would be nice to have the option of creating albums, which would be a way to organize some picture into sets of common topics.

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                    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Hi, Patrice! So sorry for the delay in responding.

                    We are planning a better system with tagging which will enable you to do exactly this. We will update you when we have more information.

                    Thanks, and have a great day!

                  • Support common raw files

                    It would be great if you supported common raw files. I was hoping to use lifecake both to share and backup photos but it's much less useful if I have to convert as well as have a secondary backup to keep my originals safe

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                      2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      Hi Anna. Thanks for your suggestion and so sorry we’ve taken forever to respond. RAW is a format that we’d like to be able to support …we just need to work out how we’d do so from an infrastructure perspective. We’ll keep you posted.

                      - Ed, the Lifecake Team.

                    • Make it so user can "highlight" milestones

                      It would be cool if we could bookmark or highlight days that have milestones such as first steps, first visit to, etc. Can that be done in the near future?

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                        4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Hi! Thanks so much for the great suggestion.

                        We’re thinking alike :-) We have plans to create a set of milestones in a life which really stand out. And we’ll keep you posted.

                        We’d love to hear in the meantime if you would prefer to mark an entire day as a milestone – and highlight it as such in the timelines – or be able to highlight a specific piece of content as a milestone (e.g. a certain photo, story or video).

                        Thanks!

                      • 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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                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          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!

                        • Choose which child comes up in newsfeeds

                          I think you should be able to select which children Coke up in your newsfeed. I have other people's children on my life cake and enjoy being able to see them, but find it frustrating that you can not select to only view only my child. Simple to do and would be much better.

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                            3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                            Hi Andy.

                            Really good point and one we’re working on to address. Would you expect to be able to filter by ‘my children’ and ‘other children’ OR would you want more granular control and select which children show in the feed?

                            Thanks,
                            Ed

                          • Upload summary allowing multi-edit functions in new iOS app

                            When uploading new memories, i miss the function to edit them with a title while uploading. Now i have to upload all and then click on each memory to add a title. That ends up with no title, because Im to lazy doing that after I waited for the upload to be finished.

                            Can you please add that feature again.

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                              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                              Hi Stefan. We are working on putting this view back into the app. It should be available within the next month.

                              Thanks,
                              Ed & the Lifecake team.

                            • 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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                                3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                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

                              • I would like to be able to edit comments.

                                I made a grammar edit in a comment, and I would like to be able to edit it.

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                                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                  Hi Jackie! Ed here from the Lifecake team. Thanks for the feedback – we agree this feature is much needed on Android. The good news is that we have it planned and expect to have it available as an update within 3 weeks.

                                • 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 →

                                    Thanks, Jed!

                                    We are planning this, as we think this will make a fantastic gift few new parents. We will let you know when this is coming, so you can try it out. We think your sister will appreciate it :-)

                                    - Team lifecake

                                  • Family members order books

                                    I think it would be neat that there could be an option to make a photo book made by one family member could be seen by others if they wanted to. I have family members who have seen my photo books and wanted one like it but instead of me ordering it they could have the option to view it and order it themselves.

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                                    • add an date range / event timeline bar

                                      We've just been on holiday. It would be great if there was a bar above the photos that indicated the holiday period. So as a user I could set start and end dates and then a label and it shows a bar to indicate the period we were away. It would be a way to show photos in a loose labelled time/event based group. Other labels might be '1st birthday' , 'Learned to walk', 'first shoes' etc these could then be searchable, and the photos could be filtered based on event...

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                                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                        Thanks a lot for this, Martin. We definitely want to be able to label milestones clearly in the timeline, so they’re easy to jump to and find. As we get closer we’ll reach out to see what you think of the design.

                                        Thanks a lot for the great suggestion! Good to see we’re thinking alike :-)

                                      • Swipe Right is FORWARD

                                        Lifecake has Swipe Right and Swipe Left reversed. This is simply annoying. Please fix.

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                                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                          Hi! Ed here from the Lifecake team. We agree – we got this wrong and will start working on addressing this in the next 2 weeks. An update should be available from the app store in the next 3-4 weeks.

                                        • Add the age tile to the web version

                                          In the app, you can see how old the child is in each picture, but on the web version (atleast using Google Chrome) you can only see dates on the timeline (and how many days, weeks, months ago the picture was taken when you enlarge it). It would be really good to include the automatically calculated age tile in the web version too.

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                                            1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hey Marc! Thanks for your thoughts on this. We completely agree and will shortly be refreshing our web view where age of your child will be made very visible.

                                            - Ed, The Lifecake Team

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