SmugMug Uploader for Mac & Windows

PicBackMan is the #1 SmugMug uploader that helps you backup photos and videos to your SmugMug accounts, effortlessly. PicBackMan supports the SmugMug Free account as well as the SmugMug Pro account.

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Users in 130+ countries trust PicBackMan

“... It's AWESOME!! I have tens of thousands of pictures...and they are now successfully uploaded to SmugMug..."

 Jim Griffin testimonial Jim Griffin

“..Works better than ANY other program out there to upload thousands of pictures WITH SUB-FOLDERS to SmugMug!"

Julia Alyea Farella testimonialJulia Alyea Farella

“.. The software rocks! Getting my pics backed up ws always going to be a pain, but this way saves me time and money. Thank you."

 Michael Mackenzie testimonial Michael Mackenzie
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Everything you’ve wished for in a SmugMug uploader

PicBackMan is packed with features and yet dead easy to use so you can get exactly what you want with your uploads without jumping through hoops.

  • Maintain Folder Structure Maintain Folder StructureReplicate actual folder structure while backup.
  • Sub-folder Support SmugMug auto backup from Folders & Sub-folders
  • Smart De-dupe Dedupe photos prior to auto uploading to SmugMug.
  • Upload modified files Detect & upload modified files to SmugMug
  • Privacy Privacy All SmugMug auto uploads are marked PRIVATE
  • iSupported Full iPhoto/Apple Photos support.
  • RedundantAuto upload to Multiple SmugMug Accounts
  • Comprehensive downloadsDownload entire SmugMug collection to your computer.

And a lot more. Don’t find a feature here? Contact us & we will confirm.

PicBackMan for SmugMug FAQ

Get answers to frequently asked questions about using PicBackMan to bulk upload your photos & videos to SmugMug.

How do I upload to SmugMug?

You can use PicBackMan to upload photos and videos to SmugMug. PicBackMan is a free app that helps you automate small as well as large uploads.

What is the fastest way to upload to SmugMug?

PicBackMan is the fastest SmugMug uploader as it picks up photos and videos from your connected folders and automatically uploads them to SmugMug.

Is PicBackMan a free app?

Yes, PicBackMan is complete free to use and you can upgrade to the annual or lifetime editions and unlock unlimited uploads without any restrictions.

Does PicBackMan upload SmugMug photos in full resolution?

Yes, PicBackMan is the only uploader for SmugMug that ensures that your photos are uploaded in full resolution.

Is PicBackMan SmugMug Uploader Free?

PicBcakMan SmugMug Uploader is FREE to start and you get access to all the important features. You can then upgrade to Standard, Advanced Or Elite version for unlimited uploads, faster speeds and other advanced features such as migration and De-dupe. You can see a comparison of all plans here.

Can I schedule my SmugMug photo upload?

Yes, SmugMug photo uploader allows you to schedule your upload as needed. You can change this from the PicBackMan's SmugMug Uploader 'Settings' section.

Can I bulk upload to SmugMug?

Yes, SmugMug photo uploader is the fastest and easiest way for you to bulk upload to SmugMug.

Can I restart my computer during upload? What will happen to my uploads in the process?

Yes, you can shut down your computer and restart as necessary without affecting the SmugMug auto uploads. The SmugMug Uploader detects it and pauses the uploads and resumes from where it left last time, so there is no loss of information or duplicate photo uploads.

Will I have to connect & upload from a folder every time new photos are added or changed?

PicBackMan SmugMug Uploader is automatic - it checks for new photos in all connected folders and sub-folders every 30 mins and automatically starts the uploads so you don’t have to do anything. You have the ability to change this time interval setting in Windows version from the 'Settings' tab.

Is this a SmugMug desktop uploader?

Yes, PicBackMan is a desktop uploader for SmugMug and works on Windows as well as Mac.

Can I upload videos to SmugMug using PicBackMan?

Yes, PicBackMan also works great as a SmugMug video uploader to upload videos to SmugMug in bulk. In fact, PicBackMan is the easiest way to publish videos to SmugMug.

Does PicBackMan SmugMug Uploader upload folders and sub-folders automatically?

Yes, SmugMug Uploader automatically picks up all sub-folders from the connected folders and uploads photos/videos from all folders and sub-folders.

Can I bulk download SmugMug photos using PicBackMan?

Yes. You can definitely use PicBackMan as a SmugMug photo downloader to download your entire SmugMug collection (photos as well as videos) to your computer. However, if you have a specific need for SmugMug image downloader, please let us know at and we will be glad to assist.

Do Mac and Windows have the same PicBackMan login? Can I use my single subscription for both Mac and Windows?

Yes, the same login is applicable to SmugMug Uploader for Windows as well as to SmugMug Uploader for Mac. Yes, PicBackMan subscription is valid for both Mac and Windows versions. In fact, you can use same login details on different PicBackMan instances.

Can I use PicBackMan as a SmugMug video downloader?

Yes of-course. In fact, PicBackMan is a superfast SmugMug video downloader that allows you to download entire collection (photo & videos) from your SmugMug account to a location on your computer that you specify.

When I use PicBackMan SmugMug Uploader to move photos from SmugMug to Facebook, do you copy photos from SmugMug to Facebook or move photos from SmugMug to Facebook?

During migration, PicBackMan SmugMug Uploader 'copies' photos from SmugMug to Facebook. So photos in your SmugMug account remain as they were.

How to use PicBackMan to auto upload photos to SmugMug?

Using PicBackMan to auto upload photos to SmugMug is easy. Install PicBackMan, connect your SmugMug account, associate the folder that contains your photos and click upload button. That's it. PicBackMan will auto upload photos to the connected SmugMug account.

What about my privacy? Do you keep my SmugMug photos on your servers?

We are fully committed to privacy. PicBackMan SmugMug Uploader doesn’t keep or store any of your photos or videos on our servers, at all - in fact, the photos are directly uploaded from your computer to your online account without touching the PicBackMan servers.

If I make changes to meta/EXIF data of any photo (already uploaded), will PicBackMan SmugMug Uploader upload these modified images again?

Yes, PicBackMan will consider those photos as new photos and will upload them again to your SmugMug account.

Is PicBackMan SmugMug desktop uploader resource hungry? Can I work on my computer while SmugMug photo backup is going on?

PicBackMan SmugMug desktop uploader is designed to consume very little resources on your computer so it can run in the background and you can continue to work on whatever you need. It will not affect the ongoing SmugMug photo backup.

Can I use PicBackMan for SmugMug folder upload?

PicBackMan is a smart and intelligent SmugMug photo uploader that not just helps you to upload photos from a folder or sub-folders but also allows you to maintain the 5 level folder hierarchy.

Will PicBackMan SmugMug Uploader rename folders at SmugMug if I do so on my system?

If you change or rename the photo folder after you have uploaded them to SmugMug, PicBackMan will not change anything on your SmugMug. They remain as it is. However, if you rename folders before uploading them to SmugMug, PicBackMan will create the same folder on SmugMug as you associate.

What will happen if I delete or rename some of the SmugMug folders?

PicBackMan SmugMug Uploader will not make any changes to the folders on your system. If you delete or rename some of the folders/albums on SmugMug, the folders on your PC remain as it is.

Can I use PicBackMan for SmugMug video downloads?

Yes, you can use PicBackMan to download your entire collection to your local machine. However, if you have a specific need for SmugMug video downloads, please let us know at and we will be glad to assist.

Can I change the default SmugMug privacy setting from Private to Family and Friends?

Photos uploaded by PicBackMan SmugMug Uploader are all private. As of now, if you wish to change these settings from private to friends and family, you’ll have to log into your SmugMug web account and make desired changes. You can't-do so while you upload them using PicBackMan photo uploader for SmugMug.

Can PicBackMan maintain the SmugMug folder structure?

Yes. PicBackMan is a smart photo uploader for SmugMug that has the ability to upload SmugMug folder structure and maintain the entire folder hierarchy of folders and sub-folders containing photos or videos.

I am a bit worried sharing my SmugMug and other account information with PicBackMan.

PicBackMan uses OAuth to authenticate your SmugMug account. OAuth is the standard and prescribed way to authenticate any third party software without sharing your actual username and password. So, you need not worry about it. In addition to OAuth, our software is 'Code Signed' which means it can't be tampered with. Lastly, we use HTTPS for server interactions.

Can I replicate SmugMug upload folder structure as that on my computer?

Yes, using PicBackMan, you can literally replicate the SmugMug folder structure and hierarchy.

Can I set PicBackMan to backup photos to SmugMug when the system is idle?

Yes, there is an option available to set PicBackMan to backup photos to SmugMug when the system is idle. Go to settings window, checkmark ‘Upload when idle’ and you are good to go. Whenever PicBackMan finds your system idle, it will upload and backup photos & videos to your associated online accounts.

Can I choose a 'File Type Extension'?

Yes, PicBackMan SmugMug Uploader allows you to include or exclude file types for Photos and Videos (supported by SmugMug) before you begin uploading them to your SmugMug account. As of now, this feature is limited to Windows version only.

Can I batch upload to SmugMug using PicBackMan?

Yes, you can batch upload to SmugMug using PicBackMan. You can select from various batch sizes starting from 500 to 50,000. It’s easy and powerful.

Can I edit album/photo visibility as I upload photos to SmugMug?

Yes, PicBackMan SmugMug Uploader allows you to edit album/photo visibility from within the application interface right before you begin to upload photos.

What if I want to upload the whole folder again to my SmugMug account, will PicBackMan do that?

Yes, if for any reason you wish to backup all the associated folders and sub-folders again, you can do that easily. PicBackMan gives you an option to re-backup all your associated folders/sub-folders to your online accounts.

Is it possible to upload folders and have hierarchy automatically created?

Yes, PicBackMan SmugMug uploader allows you to maintain and upload SmugMug folder structure as it is.

How to use PicBackMan for SmugMug auto upload?

To set PIcBackMan for SmugMug auto upload photos and videos, just associate desired folders and PicBackMan keeps an eys on the new photos & videos added to those connected folders and sub-folder. It then, auto uploads them to SmugMug, without you having to do a thing.

Is PicBackMan SmugMug uploader for Mac, available?

Yes. You can download SmugMug uploader for Mac from this link here.

Looking for a tool to create SmugMug automatic backup and landed here?

PicBackMan is definitely a great tool to backup SmugMug photos, in fact, a better one too. PicBackMan is faster, helps you retain the structure and a lot more.

How can I contact the customer support team?

We make every effort to respond as quickly as possible, and most queries are answered within 24 hours. For any question or help on PicBackMan SmugMug Uploader, you can email us at

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!!