Selling Prints

Preparing Your Files

Choosing colorspace for my files

The box of crayons you're given for displaying photos on the web is called sRGB. All photos you upload to SmugMug will be converted to this sRGB color space, but your original image can be in any color space yo...

Correct skin tones for print

First, the bad news: 99% of all customer complaints about printing are related to skin tones. And it's the subject most likely to make photographers weak in the knees. Now the good news: Unlike expressions and...

Make your photos print-ready

Your clients want awesome prints, and we at SmugMug want to help you make that happen. Below are the biggest lessons we’ve learned from our many years of helping you deliver prints to your customers. How d...

Resolution requirements for printing

SmugMug prints through different labs. Fortunately for all our customers, the recommended workflow is the same: Add your full-resolution images to SmugMug. The number of pixels they have when they come out of t...

Calibrate my monitor

The words of death are, "It looked good on my calibrated monitor." It seems obvious that the key to good prints is having monitor and printer match. The problem is, you cannot calibrate your eyes. When yo...

Bleed/trim margin for prints

SmugMug's print labs have a bleed/trim area because they use a mechanical cutter that, like every mechanical device, has a tolerance (variable accuracy). What this means is you're going to lose a very small sli...

Prepare images for photo buttons

Photo buttons are a cute way to show off your favorite photos! You can purchase 3" or 4" buttons through EZ Prints, and you'll need to keep an eye on the trimming that occurs when printing either. You don't wan...

Prepare images for canvas prints

Canvas Prints are available in tons of sizes, either rolled or mounted on a ready-to-hang frames. If you choose the Mounted Canvas, be aware that part of the image will "wrap" around the wooden frame, so keep a...

Templates and dimensions for photo cards

You can turn your favorite SmugMug photos into your own personalized cards! Choose between 4x8 flat cards on photographic paper and 5x7 folded cards on card stock. Just use SmugMug's handy create a card featur...

Create custom photo cards

You've got gorgeous photos in your galleries. Turn them into beautiful cards! Creating cards as a visitor Creating cards as a site owner Making changes Pros: Sell custom cards All cards are p...

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