Getting Started

The Basics

Quickstart guide

Welcome to your beautiful new site! We want you to feel right at home and make your galleries truly yours, so we’ve put together this quick walk-through to help you get started. Before You Begin Up...

Getting around your new site

Themes? Content blocks? What does it all mean? We want to make SmugMug as easy as possible to use, so we deciphered our most commonly used terms to help you figure out what's what around your site. Action...

Using the header tool bar

When you're logged in, you'll always be able to access all your tools from a single convenient location. All your controls are there for you right in your header. The content of the header menu is contextual t...

Create a gallery

Galleries are where your photos will live once uploaded. You can name them however you choose, organize them in folders, customize your design per gallery, and more! Create a Gallery You'll want to first ...

Upload photos and videos

From your desktop From mobile Via mobile browser Via text From other services Amazon Drive Dropbox Google Photos Flickr From SmugMug apps iOS Android Windows From Lightr...

Which video formats does SmugMug accept?

Our video feature can upload just about any video format. In general SmugMug can accept popular formats like .mov, .avi, most .mpeg formats, h.264, .m4a, .m4v, and .mts. Below you can find a full list of SmugM...

Change the look and feel of my galleries

Gallery Styles determine how your photos display on the page. Give your visitors the browsing experience you want them to have by selecting a gallery style. SmugMug offers six gallery-style options: SmugM...

Keyboard shortcuts for SmugMug

There sure are! We wanted to make it just a bit easier to get around your site in SmugMug/Lightbox style. Left/Right Arrow Keys = Prev/Next Photo Shift + Left/Right Arrow Keys = Prev/Next Page of Thu...

Deals for SmugMuggers

Like you, we're passionately in love with photography and all the goodies that go with it. And deals. We love those, too! Which is why we worked out some special deals for you over at ClubSmug. Happy sho...

Copyright and ownership

Yes, your photos are always your photos. You only grant us permission to use the photos to provide the services you are paying us for, per our Terms of Service.

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