How to upload photos and videos to SmugMug?

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Uploading photos & videos to SmugMug is a simple and easy process. To upload & manage photos and videos, 

  • Login to your SmugMug account and then click on the upload button that you see at top of your SmugMug homepage. 
  • Select the gallery where you want to upload photos. 
  • Or create a new one if you haven't yet created any. Here, you'll now see a box where you can simply drag your files and let them go. SmugMug will then automatically publish them in the gallery. 
Another way to upload photos & videos to SmugMug is - click the 'Browse' button. It opens a new window from where you can browse and pick individual files that you want to upload.

The above two methods that we explained used SmugMug web interface to upload photos & Videos. 


You can also look for some free third party SmugMug Photo uploaders that can do all the photo uploading tasks for you. Like PicBackMan, its a third party SmugMug uploader that does most of the uploading tasks itself, without much involvement from your side.

Just locate & associate folders where your photo & video files are stored on your computer and then PicBackMan's SmugMug uploader will do the rest. PicBackMan is the ultimate solution to upload photos from Windows or Mac to your SmugMug account

If you have a Mac machine, you can now install PicBackMan's SmugMug uploader for Mac from the website to backup upload and download SmugMug Photos effortlessly.

Quick Tip BeforeYou Upload Photos and Videos to SmugMug

Photos & videos are precious memories and all of us never want to ever lose them to hard disk crashes or missing drives. PicBackMan is the easiest and simplest way to keep your photos/videos 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/videos 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.

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!!