Backup & Transfer your Photos in Minutes

Automate backup & migration of your photos & videos with support for all top services.

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How to Upload Photos to SmugMug?

New to SmugMug? Want to know how to upload photos to SmugMug? Be it desktop, Mac, iPhone or other mobile devices, you can upload photos to SmugMug from everywhere.

How to Upload Photos to SmugMug from Desktop?

Uploading your photos to SmugMug from your Windows computer or Mac can be done in many ways.

  • Log in to your SmugMug account.
  • Now, you can simply drag and drop your photos into your gallery or Organizer, and it will begin automatically.
  • There other way to upload your photo is to click ‘Upload’ in the header toolbar.
  • Choose where you want to upload the photos, either ‘To New Gallery’ or ‘To Existing Gallery’.
  • The uploader will appear, drag and drop your photos in the uploader area.
  • For uploading an entire folder from your computer, first select a folder in the ‘Organiser’
  • You can drag and drop a folder into a folder in SmugMug account but not into a gallery.
  • If you drag a folder and drop into the upload window, then a brand gallery will be automatically created.
  • You can upload multiple folder or folders containing folders all in the upload window; SmugMug will create gallery for each of the folder.
  • If you want to select, a group of photos from your hard drive; select an image, hold down the shift key, and select other files to upload together.

How to Upload Photos to SmugMug from Mobile?

  • Log in to your SmugMug account from your mobile browser.
  • Select the gallery you want to upload to.
  • At the top of the gallery, an upload button appear next to your bio.
  • Hit the upload button and upload the photos from your camera roll.
  • Use the iOS app of SmugMug, to upload photos to SmugMug from iPhone or iPad.

Note: Remember, uploading folders only works in Chrome, Firefox, and Edge browsers. You can upload 5000 photos and videos in one gallery of SmugMug.

253+ Reviews & Counting

Kip Roof testimonial Kip Roofgoogle photos flickr
PicBackMan does exactly what it's supposed to. It's quick and efficient. It runs unobtrusively in the background and has done an excellent job of uploading more than 300GB of photos to 2 different services. After having lost a lot of personal memories to a hard drive crash, it's nice to know that my photos are safe in 2 different places.
Julia Alyea Farella testimonialJulia Alyea Farella smugmug
LOVE this program! Works better than ANY other program out there that I have found to upload thousands of pictures WITH SUB-FOLDERS to SmugMug! Thank you so much for what you do! :) #happycustomer
Pausing Motion testimonialPausingMotionsmugmug
I pointed PicBackMan at a directory structure, and next time I looked - all the photos had uploaded! Pretty cool. I use SmugMug and while I really like it, the process of creating directories in is pretty laborious when you need to make 80+ at a time. This was a breeze. Thank you!
Gavin Whitham testimonialGavin Whithamflickr
PicBackMan was really easy to setup and has been running for 3 days now backing up all my locally saved photos to Flickr. My photos are really valuable to me so it's great to be able to have them easily backed up to a secure location.
 Jim Griffin testimonialJim Griffinsmugmug
It's AWESOME!! I have tens of thousands of pictures...and they are now successfully uploaded to SmugMug, where they are safely backed up, and I can edit and organize them. If you are hesitating about using PicBackMan, hesitate no longer...try it...and you'll be glad you did!!
Robert testimonialRobertonedrive
I started with the basic plan, went to premium and now on their platinum plan and it's more than worth the price for me. PicBackMan has saved me many tedious hours of effort moving many files between my various cloud and photo site services and my local computers.
Pausing Motion testimonialVladdropbox
I am very satisfied and surprised at the same time with Pic BackMan. The service is very good and useful. I used it to transfer my photos from Dropbox to my Flickr accound. I highly recomment it.
Dave testimonialDavesmugmug
PicBackMan was an answer to many a prayer. How can I get this MASSIVE collection of photos onto a service that cripples uploading? PicBackMan. I uploaded approximately 85,000 photos in less than a month. It would have taken me close to a year to get all of those photos where they needed to go. Nothing short of brilliant.
Barry Graham testimonialBarry Grahamflickr
Great tool for enduring your photos are always safely backed up. I backed up tens of thousands of photos and dozens of videos to Flickr in my 1st couple of months using PicBackMan. Would unreservedly recommend as it works seamlessly and copies your photos to Flickr in sets which reflect your folders.
Achal Gupta testimonialAchal Guptaflickr
This is a fantastic piece of software! I wanted to backup 100+ gigs worth of original sized photos to Flickr and after trying many many tools, PickBacMan was the one that finally worked. It worked flawlessly for 10 straight days uploading all my photos without a single error/ timeout/ crash. Absolutely amazing! I didn't try the other premium features but the ability to replicate stuff across multiple...