How to upload photos from computer to Smugmug?

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Smugmug is a photo sharing website & image hosting service. Smugmug allows you to upload HD photos & videos to your Smugmug account. Smugmug was launched in 2002, founded by father and son Chris and Don MacAskill. Smugmug allows you to create your own website & to choose modern themes. You can choose dozens of elegant themes for your photo gallery so your photos will look very elegant. Smugmug offers you a fresh & cleanly designed galleries to showcase your photos. Smugmug offers you free trial for 14 days.

Here are the steps to upload photos from computer to Smugmug:


1. Go to http://www.smugmug.com/ & sign in to your account. If you don't have an account, then create one.

2. Once you have signed into your account, click "Upload" button located at top left corner of the window.

3. You will see 2 options.
  a) To New Gallery.
  b) To Existing Gallery.

a) If you choose "To New Gallery":
  - A "New Gallery" window opens-up.
  - Enter gallery name, description, privacy level & click "Enter" button.
  - The "Upload to" window opens-up.
  - "File upload" window opens up. Browse & select photos that you want to upload.
  - "Click "Open" button.
  - You will see "Upload complete" message.
  - If you want to upload more photos then click "Click to Browse" button.
  - Click "Done" button.

b) If you choose "To Existing Gallery":
  - A "Choose a gallery" window opens-up.
  - Choose an existing gallery to upload photos.
  - Click "Done" button.
  - The "Upload to" window opens-up.
  - "File upload" window opens up. Browse & select photos that you want to upload.
  - "Click "Open" button.
  - You will see "Upload complete" message.
  - If you want to upload more photos then click "Click to Browse" button.
  - Click "Done" button.

4. Select any one of the above 2 options.

5. You have another option to upload the photos i.e "Drag-and-drop". Here you can simply drag your photos directly from your computer to a location in your SmugMug.

You can now install PicBackMan's SmugMug uploader for Mac from the website  and start backing up SmugMug Photos & videos.

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!!