Help DeskApps › Camera Awesome app

Camera Awesome app

Updated: 11/28/2016

Camera Awesome is no longer supported by SmugMug.

As avid photographers ourselves, we created Camera Awesome as a labor of love. We still love it! Unfortunately, Apple made some major changes to how apps had to be developed for iOS9—changes that meant we’d have to scrap Camera Awesome and rebuild it from the ground up.

There are lots of new features we want to build to improve SmugMug itself for all our users. And so much we want to do with our official SmugMug apps to make the entire SmugMug experience seamless for you, no matter where you’re accessing your photos from. We couldn’t pour our hearts and overtime into everything, and something had to give. That something, sadly, was Camera Awesome.

You can keep using Camera Awesome on your mobile device as long as you like. If you install any OS updates, however, the app will eventually stop working.

Before that happens, we want to help you ensure all your photos are safe and happy outside the app.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I lose my Camera! photos?
If you haven’t enabled any of the app’s export options, the app could break enough that it stops loading your Camera! gallery and prevents access to your photos. To avoid this, we highly recommend using one of the methods below to save your photos in a location outside the app itself, either directly to your phone’s camera roll or to the cloud.

Where are my Camera Awesome photos currently saved?
iOS
Your Awesomized photos are saved only within the Camera Awesome app by default. To view them, launch Camera Awesome and tap the thumbnail image in the lower-left corner to open your Awesome gallery.

Android
By default, your Awesomized photos save to the main photo folder in your camera roll. Open your phone’s native gallery app (Photos on Android), navigate to view all folders, and tap “Photos.” Your Awesomized photos should be there among your other pictures.

How do I export my Camera Awesome photos to back them up to my camera roll?
iOS
If you enabled “Export to Camera Roll” from the start, you’re set! All your Awesome photos can be found in your camera roll.

If you don’t have “Export to Camera Roll” enabled, you can still export all your Camera! photos to your camera roll for safekeeping. To do this, tap the photo thumbnail in the lower-left corner to open your most recent Camera! photo, then tap the gallery icon in the top left to enter gallery view.

Toggle the multi-image slider on, then tap each photo in the album to ensure every image is selected.

Once all images are selected, tap the “Save to Camera Roll” icon. Choose whether to “Export Original” or “Export Edited” to save everything safely outside the app and directly to your phone.

If you plan to keep using Camera! until it stops working, you can enable the export option now so future photos will automatically save to your camera roll. Expand the top toolbar and tap the gear icon to enter the Camera Awesome settings. Scroll down to the Backup section to enable “Export to Camera Roll” and allow Camera! to access your camera roll when prompted. Then tap “Done.”

Android
Android users, your Camera! photos are automatically saved to your camera roll, so there’s nothing you need to do to export them from the app.

Can I export my Camera Awesome photos to my SmugMug account?
iOS
Unfortunately, this option already stopped working as a result of Apple’s new iOS. We recommend following the above steps for saving your Awesome photos to your camera roll and ensuring your camera roll photos are backed up to the cloud.

Note: The in-app “Cloud Archive” option has been disabled.

Android
To save your Camera! photos to your SmugMug site, tap on the gear icon to open your settings, then scroll down to enable “Cloud Archive.” Tap “Gallery” just below the Cloud Archive option to select where on your site you want your Awesome photos to live, and whether you’d like the gallery to be Private. Tap “Done.”

Now that cloud backup is enabled, it’s time to get your photos uploaded! From the camera screen, tap the photo thumbnail in the lower-left corner to open your most recent Camera! photo, then tap the gallery icon in the top left to enter gallery view.

 

Toggle the multi-image slider on, then tap each photo in the album to ensure every image is selected.

Once you’ve selected all your photos, tap the Share icon and select SmugMug. Add any keywords you like and select your destination gallery, then tap “Share.” Your photos will begin uploading to your SmugMug account! Log in to find your new gallery and Awesome photos in your Organizer.