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How do I buy prints?

Updated: 03/31/2014

You don't need a SmugMug account to buy prints. Come one, come all and order as much (or as little) as you like!

Step 1: Adding photos to your shopping cart

Most gallery owners permit you to buy prints and gifts. If they do you'll find a Buy button or Add to Cart above each photo.

To add one photo to your cart at a time, click the Buy button and select This Photo from the menu.

(The bottom menu items are only visible to logged-in SmugMug account holders.)

You'll have the opportunity to add more than one item at once for this photo. Be sure to click the + sign for each product you'd like to add to your cart.


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Shopping from outside the USA? You can also switch currencies from the drop-down bar on the top right:

Click Checkout if you're ready to finish your order, or click Back to Photos to keep browsing.

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Ready to add lots at once? Click the Buy or Add to Cart button and select Photos in this Gallery or Photos from this Gallery from the menu.

You'll see a thumbnail of every photo in the gallery so you can click to choose:



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Selected photos are bright with blue borders. Click the Add Photos to Cart button and we'll add all the photos you've selected to your shopping cart.

You can always go back and add any printable photos on SmugMug to your cart, including those in different galleries.

Step 2: Getting a perfect order

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  1. I have odd crop lines on my photo...

    It's a rude shock to discover that your photo won't fit all print sizes without surgery. But at least you're empowered with your own knife. You can tell us what part of the photo to print, right there in the shopping cart. Find out how.

    Gotcha:  If you do nothing, only what's inside those crop lines will print on your photo.

  2. What's lustre?

    Our most popular choice. It combines the color saturation of gloss with the fingerprint resistance of matte. More.

  3. Do I want "compact camera prints?"

    It's painful but true: all compact digital cameras take 3x4 photos, which fit your TV perfectly but do not fit 4x6, 5x7 or 8x10 paper perfectly.

    One solution: buy 4x5.3 prints.

  4. I want 2 of everything...

    Near the top of your cart, you'll find a Bulk Options button. Click it and you'll see:

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What about Digital Downloads?

If you want to buy photo and video Digital Downloads, checking out is even easier! Just click the "Downloads" tab in the cart and choose the size you want. You can see up to 5 individual sizes in personal and commercial licenses.

Some photographers also offer Printmarked downloads, and gallery downloads (all the photos in the gallery at once). 

Once you've checked out, you'll see a button on the order confirmation page to retrieve your files. Miss it? No problem -- the same link will be available in your email receipt. 

I've got more questions...

  • Can I buy prints from multiple galleries?  Yes!  You can purchase from different galleries and even from different SmugMug Photographers sites.  Make sure you have browser cookies enabled so that your choices remain in the shopping cart.  
  • What about shipping? It's all here.
  • What payment methods do you accept? The List.
  • What's the Add products button for?


    Click it when you want to buy additional items from the same image.

  • Nice catalog. Why don't I have all those choices?

    The photo must meet the minimum resolution requirements for an item to be available for purchase. Basically, if your image is too small, we can't make a big print out of it. Also, some professional photographers only sell certain items for a given image.


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  • If your cart is "empty" after adding images to it, check your browser cookie settings.
  • We can only print from JPG files, even though we do support other types.