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How do I upload photos with Aperture?

Updated: 03/27/2014

When you open up the new Aperture, first open up the Aperture > Preferences and click on the “Accounts” tab. Hit the little + symbol to open up the available services dialog:

Once added, you’ll be prompted to sign in to your SmugMug account and authorize the connection. Remember that if you change your mind, you can visit your SmugMug Account Settings > Privacy and revoke permission of any previously authorized accounts.

Now you should see all of your SmugMug galleries in the preview pane on the right. You’ll see your account listed in the tree on the left, along with any of your local files and projects.

Managing Your SmugMug Galleries

You can easily access any gallery’s settings by clicking the little SmugMug drop down in the bottom, and choosing “Settings.”

From there, you can update the most-used aspects of your gallery: the name, location, quick settings, thumbnail shape, comments and privacy settings.

Uploading to SmugMug

Simply select the photos you want from your latest project or your photo stream, then click the Share icon at the top. When you’ve synced your account as described above, SmugMug will be there waiting for you.

Create a new gallery, or upload to an existing one, pick your settings and you’re good to go. That’s it!


Have multiple Aperture Libraries?

You can open a different Aperture Library and activate your SmugMug feed.  
Open the Aperture Library (you will see that the SmugMug share location has disappeared)  


Aperture version 3.5 and above is necessary for native SmugMug sharing

- Aperture 
recompresses images with a JPEG quality of 0.83 by default.  This could cause an image's file size to be smaller on SM, but there should be no visible differences in image quality.

Having trouble with the Aperture Uploader?

- Information about adding and managing your SmugMug account in Aperture is available in the Help documentation
within Aperture under Help -> Aperture Help.

- Take advantage of the Apple Support Forums to ask a question, or to see if your question has been answered already:
- Provide feedback or report issues here: 
- Finally, if you are experiencing serious issues that need immediate attention, you can call AppleCare at 1-800-275-2273, which is available from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Central time.