Can guests upload photos to my site?
Got a wedding? A party? A family reunion?
With a SmugMug account, you can easily let other party-goers upload their photos to one gallery on your site, just by using a special link. Perfect for pooling together your most candid moments from your big event!
Tip: This is great for lots of people uploading lots of photos.
How It Works
Open up your Gallery Settings and scroll down to the Security & Sharing section:
Type a password into the "Guest Uploading" field. Your guests will be able to see what you enter here, so just make sure it's viewer-friendly. Make sure you use alphanumeric characters only! Special characters won't work.
Save your changes on the page. Your Guest Uploading key will be baked into a special link:
Share that link! Anyone who visits it will see our browser-based uploader where they can drag and drop files into your gallery—and only that gallery
Anything Else to Know?
- Your guests can still upload files to galleries locked with passwords, but they'll need to enter the viewing password before they can browse photos.
- Your guests can upload files to galleries accessible by people you choose, but they'll need to accept your invitation to the gallery before they can browse photos.
- Anyone with your upload link can upload files to that gallery. Be aware when you share! Or give them a deadline and change/remove the Upload Key by that date.
- Have your guests edit their files' captions using a photo editor like Lightroom, Picasa, iPhoto, or Windows Photo Gallery. This way their words will automatically show up in the photo's caption field after upload.