Using gallery settings

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Accessing Folder, Gallery, or Page Settings can be done from within the Organizer by clicking on the Settings Button. The appropriate settings overlay will open for the page type you're on: Folder, Gallery, or Page.

Gallery settings are also accessible from within the gallery via the customize menu. The Gallery Settings overlay has 9 buckets of actions.


Set your Gallery Title, Gallery Description, Meta Description, Feature Image, and SEO-friendly Custom URL here.

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Security and Sharing

Set or remove viewing passwords, private-sharing access, search-engine visibility, and more. Security & Sharing settings (Access and Search settings) are inherited from the folder level by default.

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Photo Protection

Set your largest display sizes and image-protection features.

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Enable or disable sharing options, comments, and likes.

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Show or hide the Buy button. Some account levels can also configure gallery-specific commerce features like backprinting, Boutique Packaging, and more.

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The place to update all things related to your gallery's appearance:

  • Gallery style
  • Thumbnail style (for SmugMug style only)
  • Gallery cover image (for Thumbnail, Collage Portrait, and Collage Landscape styles only)
  • Sorting
  • Camera info
  • Filenames (filenames won't be shown if you add a caption to a photo)
  • And more!

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Quick Settings

Save all the Gallery Settings you just changed as a template by giving it a name. You can easily apply them all to other galleries with a click.    

To apply an existing Quick Setting to your gallery, select it from the dropdown menu and click the checkmark to apply it. Then click Save.

To delete an existing Quick Setting, select it from the dropdown menu and click the trashcan icon. Note that this will delete that Quick Setting entirely, even if it's currently applied to other galleries. So make sure you want to remove it across your site before deleting.

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Changing settings on the go

Uploading or managing your photos while away from your desk? If you log in to your SmugMug site from a mobile browser, you can now edit a few gallery settings on the go. Change your gallery title, description, keywords, visibility, and access easily.

Log in to your SmugMug site using a web browser on your mobile device. Once successfully logged in, browse to a gallery. You'll see a gear appear in the top right corner. Tap it to access that gallery's settings, change what you need, then tap save to make it stick.


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