You can Collect a photo so that it displays in multiple galleries at once. With photos so nice, display them twice!
Use this to make portfolio galleries to show clients, or make special albums for each of your grandkids. You can even collect photos from other SmugMug users if they allow this in their account settings (see below).
The collected photo won't move from the gallery where it was first uploaded. The galleries displaying the copies will show a link to the source, so you'll always know where you've stashed the original.
Cool! How do I start?
To collect a photo, just mouse over it in SmugMug viewing style and look at the photobar. Click that Collect Photo icon and we'll give you this:
From there, choose the destination gallery where you want the photo to be displayed.
Collect your photos on the fly by clicking the Collect Photo link in the lightbox header. This may be necessary in galleries that are set to certain viewing styles.
Tip: If you want us to remember this destination, click that checkbox. Any additional photos that you collect from this gallery will go right to that destination. You can always click the little drop-down arrow to get the window back, if you change your mind.
To remove a collected photo from its destination gallery, hit the Tools button and select This Photo > Remove.
Collect 'em all
Look under the Many Photos section of your gallery Tools menu for bulk options.
Tip: This is also handy for collecting photos when your gallery uses the Slideshow viewing style.
Click to select any and all photos from the gallery, then choose a destination on the right. Note that if you hit the adjacent checkbox, we will collect all current and future photos that you upload to this gallery. You can change this later in the Smart Gallery Settings. More info.
Wait, who can grab my photos?
You might be tickled that someone wants to put one of your shots in their "Most Inspiring Photos" gallery. Conversely, you may want to ensure your daughter's birthday pics aren't up for grabs. Keep these guidelines in mind:
You can always collect your own photos, regardless of your gallery settings.
To allow others to collect from you, ALL of the following must be true:
- You have not disabled Allow Collecting in your Account Settings' Privacy section.
- The gallery has external linking turned on. (More on Security and Privacy settings)
All photos that are collected into other galleries will honor the settings from the original gallery. This means that if you've applied watermarks, custom pricing, limited the largest size, etc., these will apply to the photos no matter where they are displayed. If you want to block the sales of photos completely, be sure to set a pricelist with no items for sale and apply it to the original source gallery.
You can choose to collect images from your unlisted galleries, but we won't reveal the location in the caption field like we do for public photos. Your secret is safe with us.