How to allow visitors, friends or family members to download an entire SmugMug Gallery?

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Following the process below you can easily allow visitors, friends, family members or clients to download an entire SmugMug gallery themselves. It is a great way to save your time and at the time deliver lots of photos and videos.

To do so, follow the process below:
  1. Navigate to the gallery you want to make downloadable.
  2. Click Customize > Gallery Settings and select the Photo Protection tab.
  3. Turn the “Download Buttons” option “On” to enable visitor downloads of your original images.
  4. You can choose to password-protect your visitor downloads, too. Turn the “Require Download Password” option “On” to create a password your visitors will need to enter before they can download your original photos. The password is whatever you’d like it to be! And you can change it anytime.
  5. Enabling visitor downloads for a gallery will add a Download All button to that gallery (a little downward-facing arrow).
  6. Your visitors simply need to click that button and follow the on-screen prompts to verify their email address so we can deliver the photos to them digitally in .zip files.
  7. Once the gallery is ready for download, you’ll receive a link to download your .zip file. If you’re still browsing the gallery when your file becomes ready, you’ll see a pop-up notification.

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