Can I find photos taken on a particular date?

Updated: Mar 31, 2014 03:14PM PDT

Looking for the photos you shot last March? The Timeline or Date page to the rescue.


In New SmugMug

Add a Menu Content box to your site if you do not have one.  Edit the Menu Content Settings using the wrench icon.   

Click the + button to add a new link. 

Add a name for the new link.  Click Link To and select Date Page. 

Once the link is added to your site, your new  Date Page will appear when the link is clicked.


In Legacy SmugMug

If you don't see timeline on your homepage, click the Homepage Layout button at the top of the page, and check the Photo Timeline option.


Timeline is a section of your homepage that you can choose to show to your visitors. When you're logged in, you'll be able to decide whether to show photos by date taken or by date uploaded.


For both Legacy and New SmugMug

You (or your visitors) can then browse through photos in a certain date range.


If your visitors don't see photos in the timeline, but you do... check your SmugIsland settings.

If the date taken info doesn't look quite right or is missing entirely, it could be because:

  • Your camera's clock was not set (it could say 1980, for example).

  • You used the Save For Web feature in Photoshop. This strips your photos of camera details.

  • You've uploaded scans, and your scanner did not embed the date they were scanned.


There should be a Date Uploaded for every image, though. This is the date you added it to SmugMug.

seconds ago
a minute ago
minutes ago
an hour ago
hours ago
a day ago
days ago
Invalid characters found