ShootProof’s product and engineering teams are committed to building the very best version of ShootProof.
Listening to our community of photographers is key to ensuring our ongoing efforts are headed in the right direction. This is reflected in our update to our Share Your Ideas section: statuses are receiving an update with more nuanced definitions, the ideas pipeline is easier to view and find ideas for you to vote on, and our team will be in regular communication within the Share Your Ideas section. Our goal is for your voice to be heard and to offer more clear communication back from our team.
Before you submit an idea
Search first, please!
When you add an idea that is a duplicate of one already submitted, it is difficult for us to see the idea popularity by Votes. Before submitting an idea, use the search bar on the main page or within Share Your Ideas to see if your idea has already been submitted. Ideas show up with a blue lightbulb next to them in the search results. It’s possible another photographer has had the same idea as you - give theirs an upvote and add a comment! Duplicate ideas don’t add more votes - they create confusion. Always search first!
Describe your idea with as much detail as possible
Sometimes a screenshot can say more than a million words. The richer your description, the more likely we and others will immediately know what you mean (and the higher the chances someone will vote for your idea). Include screen shots, but block sensitive or personal data.
One idea at a time
Please do not submit multiple ideas in one topic. Otherwise, it becomes messy and nobody knows which feature people who voted actually want to be implemented. Submitting ideas is free, so don't hold back to submit multiple ideas.
What do the different status labels mean?
When you submit a new idea, it will have the New status. Within 4 weeks the product team will have a look at your idea, and possibly ask you some more questions to make sure we understand the idea. During the review, we may edit the title of your idea for clarity. After the first review, we will change the status of the idea to reflect our plans with it.
An idea will get one of the following status designations:
- New- This idea has been submitted, but not yet reviewed by someone on the ShootProof team. Voting is enabled.
- Open - The idea has been reviewed and is open for discussion and voting. This means that we think the idea is interesting, but we are not ready yet to decide whether we want to do something with it. This means that we want to wait for more feedback/votes, it can also mean that this idea does not fit our product strategy at the moment, but is something we might look at later.
- Under construction - The idea is actively being built on by the product engineering, but we may not have release dates to share. Updates will be shared under this topic.
- Delivered - The idea has been implemented and is available.
- Delivered (Partially) - Some aspects of the idea has been implemented and are available.
- Closed (Parked) - We reviewed the idea and we know we won’t build it any time soon. This could be because the complexity of the idea, the value it might return, or the fact that the idea is not aligned with our product strategy.
- Closed (Duplicate) - Idea is duplicate we will merge the topics.
- Closed (Never) - We will never work on this idea, as it isn’t part of our core business/product vision.
- Closed - We reviewed the idea and we feel it is not an idea. We will comment and either close or move the topic.
Quarterly Ideation Review (NEW!)
On a quarterly basis, we will review all open ideas to re-evaluate their status. This will also be communicated in a dedicated overview of reviewed ideas (expect those to be published each quarter, so in January, April, July, October).
We choose to leave ideas open as long as we still believe this might be something we pick up in the future. Expect us to comment on your idea once more if it is being reviewed by us.
How many ideas are actually being implemented?
It’s very hard to predict how many ideas will be implemented when, but it’s important to understand that posting an idea on the board does not come with a guaranteed delivery. The ideation board is a tool we use to manage and communicate with you, the photographer, about ideas, and better understand your challenges with ShootProof. Share Your Ideas isn’t our only source for possible new features, but it is one of our favorites!
We try our best to balance ideas that push us towards our product vision with those that are specifically requested by you on Share Your Ideas. It’s a difficult balance to keep, and important to keep this into account when managing your expectations. As a result, we have opted to be conservative in changing your idea statuses.
We end this with a Steve Jobs quote that is one of our favorite reminders:
The TOP 3 (for me)
1.- Booking calendar (who, where, when, client, whether, etc...)
2.- Quote with expenses (to send quotes and to know the profit of each one...and more of course)
3.- Allow comment in each photo for retouching purpose (sproutstudio.com have done great)
Ability to send a document attachment with the contract email (session information guide or price list).
More flexibility when editing email templates.
I would love to be able to have tasks created automatically in honeybook when I receive an order via shootproof.
I would really love the option to have an email subscription option ! like Mailchimp or flodesk! All of my contacts are in shootproof already, I’d love to be able to send out emails from shootproof when I’m running specials, have new sessions dropping, etc !
@MaxBlanchard, @RobYoung, @AshleyMcClintock, and @ChelseaMorrison - I just wanted to take a moment to clarify that ideas posted in the comments on this article are wonderful, but the “likes” here aren’t the same as votes. This article is to serve as a starting point for understanding how to submit ideas and the statuses assigned to them.
At the top of every page is either a magnifying glass or a search field; type in the idea you have and see if someone else has already requested it, and add a vote! If you see something similar to what you’re asking for, add a comment on it to clarify how you’d use that function. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, use the Ask Question/Start Topic button (top right) and categorize your topic as an Idea. Then other ShootProof photographers can vote on the idea!
Thanks for your input, everyone. We really appreciate it.
I would really love to be able to adjust the watermark separately for vertical and horizontal photos. When I add a watermark or logo to a landscape photo, it's way too small on the portrait crop. Likewise, if I adjust the logo size on the portrait crop, it's too big on the landscape version.
It would also be great to move watermarks to where I want them, instead of being right against the edges!
@NicoleWood! We’ve had quite a few ideas posted around watermarks. Look through them here, and if you don’t see what you’re looking for, use the Ask Question/Start Topic button (top right) and categorize your topic as an Idea. Then other ShootProof photographers can vote on the idea!