In order to backup RAW files to SmugMug you need to have SmugVault. Because SmugMug only supports JPEG, PNG, GIF files. Whereas, SmugVault supports all the other file types, such as RAW, TIFF, PDF, PSD etc. SmugVault is an added service to the SmugMug account that you get by paying a little extra charge.
Here is how to backup RAW files to SmugMug :
1. After adding SmugVault to your SmugMug account, follow the usual upload procedure and upload all of your RAW files as well as Jpeg files.
2. The JPG has to be uploaded first and then RAW's with the same filename so that they are bundled automatically.
3. This means you might see a jpeg in your gallery with a RAW image and a PSD file bundled with it. Visual browsing through your RAW files is much easier this way.
So, it is better to upload JPEG / JPG files along with your RAW files.
You can now install PicBackMan's SmugMug uploader for Mac from the website to backup upload and download SmugMug Photos effortlessly.
Quick Tip to Keep your Photos Safe
Making backups of your photos & videos is a chore you probably skip, but it really doesn't have to be hard. Here's an effortless way to backup photos - PicBackMan. PicBackMan is the easiest and simplest way to keep your photos safely backed up in one or more online accounts. Simply download PicBackMan (it's free!), register your account, connect to your online store and tell PicBackMan where your photos are - PicBackMan does the rest, automatically. It bulk uploads all photos and keeps looking for new ones and uploads those too. You don't have to ever touch it.