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Does SmugMug have an iPad app?

Updated: 03/27/2014

Yes, SmugMug does have an iPad app that can be found in the Apple App Store.  Also for users that have migrated to the New SmugMug, the new design works flawlessly on the iPad without needing the app to display your photos in Safari.  

This is your Home page. The first time you open the app, we'll ask if you want to log in. If you don't have an account or just want to browse as a guest, tap the browse button.  

You can always log in later by going to the homepage and tapping the user icon in the upper left corner. Logging in allows you to skip entering your viewing passwords as well as see your unlisted galleries.

Browsing and Viewing

You can view any SmugMug account and "bookmark" it on your Home page: yours, your friends, or your favorites.  Hit the little plus button in the users section to get started:

Enter the nickname of the Smugger you'd like to view. If it's a match, we'll place an icon with their Bio photo on your Home page.

Made a mistake? Tap the edit icon in the top right corner.  Tap the X and the User or Favorite Gallery will be removed from your Home page.

Add as many accounts as you like. Click the thumbnail with their name below it to view all folders accessible by Everyone (public) on their site. Tap any folder to explore it. Within a gallery, swipe left / right to navigate different pages of the gallery. Tap any thumbnail to view it as large as your iPad allows, or as large as the photographer has permitted in their gallery settings.

Tip: If you can't see your photos in passworded or unlisted galleries, External Linking in your gallery may be off. Check your gallery settings by using a regular web browser to log in to your site.

Note: If a gallery is set with a viewing password, you must enter it properly to be able to see the photos inside it. Logging in will bypass this prompt because we know they're your own photos.

About the menu bar

The outline "star" icon that appears at the top right of any Smugmug site, folder, or gallery will allow you to add it to your app's Home page.


You'll see a white "star" icon if the page you're looking at has already been added to your Home page. Click this to remove it.  

If you see a "Download" button, this means you can download that photo for offline view. Read more below.

For videos:


Watch Videos

Movies are right in your hands. Tap the Play button to load the video, and while it's playing, tap again to bring up the timeline where you can fast forward, rewind, or pause. 

You can enlarge to full-screen view, too. Hit the two little arrows at the bottom right corner and then the white "zoom" box at the upper right. This will fit the video to the full screen, or you can tap again to watch it in its native size.

Note: You can double tap anywhere to zoom in/zoom out, too.

To close the full-screen view, hit the blue "Done" button in the upper left. You can return to the gallery btapping anywhere in the window to bring up the top menu bar.