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What types of files can I upload to SmugMug?

Updated: 09/19/2014

You can add an unlimited number of JPEG, GIF, and PNG files to your SmugMug account.

The size limitations per photo are 50 megabytes and 100 megapixels

If a file exceeds those limits, we'll try to resample it (in the case of too many pixels) or recompress it (in the case of large file size) to bring it within the limits. If we can't, you'll see an error in your upload log.

Although we support PNG files, they have limited browser compatibility and can't be used for prints through SmugMug. We recommend using them only for building your own themes (non-seller accounts) and custom watermarking (seller accounts). 

FYI: Only JPEGs can be ordered as prints and gifts.

Check out these additional tips for preparing your files for upload.

Where Do I Find My File's Type?

Simply hold down the command key and push the "i" key on your keyboard. Or, right-click on a file and select Get Info from the menu.

You'll be able to see the file size, file type, and image dimensions.


Each video file can be up to 20 minutes long and 3 GB in size. We recommend using our HTML5 uploader in Chrome for the best results.

Does Colorspace Matter?

The only JPEG colorspace supported reliably by browsers like Internet Explorer is sRGB.

If your photo is in the Adobe RGB (1998), CMYK, or Prophoto color space, please convert it to sRGB before uploading. If you forget to convert it, we'll do it for you automatically when you upload, but your files will take considerably longer to process.