How to upload from Lightroom to Smugmug?

Shreyas Patil
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How to upload from Lightroom to Smugmug?

Upload your photos seamlessly from Adobe Lightroom to SmugMug with this easy-to-follow guide.


Before uploading, ensure you have:

  • An active SmugMug account
  • Adobe Lightroom Classic CC installed
  • Photos edited and ready to export

Connecting Lightroom to SmugMug

Creating a SmugMug Publish Service

Step-by-step instructions to generate an API key and create a publish service for smooth uploads.

Setting Upload Options

Customize preferences for file naming, size limits, metadata and more.

Uploading Photos

Selecting Photos in Lightroom

Choose which photos to publish based on collection, star rating or other criteria.

Configuring Upload Settings

Set preferences for file format, size, sharpening and metadata.

Uploading the Photos

Hit publish and watch Lightroom transfer your shots seamlessly.

Monitoring Upload Status

Keep track of progress as your photos publish to SmugMug's servers.

Managing Uploads in SmugMug

Organizing with Albums

Create new albums to categorize photos for easy management.

Adding Captions and Keywords

Enhance photos with descriptions, tags and other metadata.

Controlling Access

Set privacy settings on individual photos to control who can view them.

Troubleshooting Issues

Handling Upload Failures

Diagnose and resolve upload errors for individual photos.

Checking Server Status

Make sure issues aren't on SmugMug's side before troubleshooting further.

Lightroom Publish Service Troubleshooting

Fix common problems with the connection between Lightroom and SmugMug.

Photo Sales and Downloads

Enabling Prints and Downloads

Monetize your work by allowing prints and downloads.

Managing Orders

Track and fulfill print orders placed by visitors to your portfolio.

Delivering Digital Downloads

Automatically deliver photo files through SmugMug when digital downloads are purchased.

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