Give thanks for 40% OFF SmugMug until November 30.


The holidays have arrived, and whether you’re the family shutterbug or a pro photographer looking to wow your clients with some holiday magic—the best thing to pair with all the end-of-the-year festivities is a tasty SmugMug photo site. In just a few minutes you’ll be able to showcase and share all those Thanksgiving memories either online or on a print, card or custom crafted photo gift.

Here are just a few reasons why so many people love SmugMug:

  • Beautiful galleries and customizable websites
  • Unlimited safe storage and advanced privacy controls
  • Heroic 24/7 customer support and reliable service (99.96% uptime)
  • Scores of sales and marketing tools for pro photographers

Go on and devour our sweetest deal of the year — 40% OFF* — right now!

Don’t procrastinate, this deal will be composted on November 30.


Like any good pie this offer won’t stick around forever. Ours is good on the first year of new accounts. Go on and take a bite of this offer while it’s still fresh.

Get SmugMug on the go with all-new mobile apps.

With hundreds of thousands of installs and a 4+ review rating in the app stores, our iOS and Android apps have been a huge success and a helpful tool for uploading, as well as accessing photos on the go—for you, your family, and your clients.

At SmugMug, beauty never sleeps.

In the newest versions of our mobile apps, we’re taking beautiful to the next level with an attractive, consistent look across both desktop and mobile experiences. Your profile photo and cover photo are now on display at the top of your app home screen.

iOS screen on the left. Android screen on the right.

We’ll also display your featured photo as a cover photo in each of your folders and galleries.

iOS screen on the left. Android screen on the right.

What about those slideshows? 

We’ve made accessing the full-screen slideshow of your photos easier by making the play button more prominent.

iOS screen on the left. Android screen on the right.

Sometimes a picture is worth at least a few words.

Now you can see titles and captions on your photos! Add them from your desktop site and see them displayed on the mobile apps, too.

iOS screen on the left. Android screen on the right.

We just let the speed demon loose.

Now that we’ve touched on the beauty of the new apps, we’d like to also mention the beast-mode part of our equation. That’s right, we added major horsepower under the hood of the new apps, which means your photos will display up to twice as fast (and in many cases much more) as our previous versions. Welcome to the photo fast lane!

Breaking it all down.

We’ve mentioned the highlights, but if you’re interested in a more detailed list of mobile app features, have a look at them right here:

iOS features

  • Browse SmugMug folders and galleries
  • Upload unlimited photos and videos
  • Save galleries for offline viewing
  • Play full-screen slideshows of any gallery
  • Mark galleries as favorites for easy, instant access
  • Share photos and videos via SMS, email, Twitter, and Facebook
  • Follow other SmugMug users
  • Browse all folders and galleries privately shared with you by other SmugMug users
  • Enable the SmugMug extension to upload from your Camera Roll, SMS messages, and other apps
  • Delete photos from your SmugMug account

Android features

  • Browse SmugMug folders and galleries
  • Upload unlimited photos and videos
  • Save folders and galleries for offline viewing
  • Play full-screen slideshows within a single gallery or across multiple galleries
  • Mark galleries as favorites for easy, instant access
  • Share photos and videos via SMS, email, Twitter, and Facebook
  • Follow other SmugMug users
  • Browse all folders and galleries privately shared with you by other SmugMug users
  • Upload from your Gallery, SMS messages, and other apps
  • Delete photos from your SmugMug account
  • Auto-upload photos and videos to your SmugMug account
  • Cast photos and videos to your TV with Chromecast
  • View detailed photo information
  • Change download location to external SD card
  • Support for Amazon Fire TV
  • Set Android Daydream, the interactive screensaver mode, to display photos from a SmugMug gallery

Ready to get more beauty and more beast-mode from your SmugMug app? Head on over to the Apple App Store or Google Play, grab the latest update, and prepare for awesome photos on the go.

SmugMug’s 2015 survival guide for holiday photos and gift giving.

The holidays are fast approaching, and soon we’ll all be deep into the holiday shopping madness. Here’s SmugMug’s 2015 Survival Guide for Holiday Photos and Gift Giving! Do all your shopping from the comfort of your SmugMug account. Upload once—and send joy around the world.

Get ready to make a lasting impression. Whether you’re creating photo gifts for yourself, or a pro photographer looking to wow your clients, prints make perfect—and lasting—gifts. They’re personal, they stop time and make lasting memories, and they can be larger than life.

So, how do you go about making prints with all the great photos you’re displaying on SmugMug?

Start by selecting the photos you want to print. Once you’ve got your photos uploaded to SmugMug, it’s easy to add any image to the cart. One-stop shopping at its finest—just click that BUY button to get started. You don’t have to decide on the size of print or quantities just yet. There’s opportunity to adjust the items added to your cart later.

Once you select a photo, click the BUY button and choose a product category.
Ordering is a breeze on desktop or mobile.

Tip: If the photos you want to print or turn into gifts are scattered throughout several galleries on your SmugMug site, you can gather them all together into a single gallery using the Collect tool or by setting a Smart Gallery ruleThat way, when it’s time to place your order, you can work from inside a single gallery on your site.

Consider the type of print you want to give. You’ve got four different paper types to choose from: Glossy, Matte, Lustre (the choice for portraits), and Metallic (particularly suitable to high-contrast scenes). You’ve got multiple standard, square, and panoramic print sizes at your fingertips. And, for that extra special someone, there are ready-to hang items such as box framed prints and mounted canvases.

Make sure your photos are ready for the spotlight. For you high-tech types, we’ve got all the nitty-gritty details you could ask for to prepare your photos for printing. BUT, rest assured that if you’re a low-/no-tech person, our great print labs will do the heavy lifting for you. All our labs offer a color correction service so your photos will be the best print that they can be.

Go beyond paper prints and wall art. There are great personalized gifts available from your SmugMug account as well. We’ve got mugs, puzzles, magnets, buttons, and much more.

Turn your photos into holiday cards. Send end-of-year wishes to family and friends by creating original cards right from your SmugMug photos. Choose between 5×7 folded and 4×8 flat varieties on beautiful heavyweight card stocks.

Make sure you order in time so your gift arrives on time. Check our shipping dates calendarand don’t forget that your prints and photo gifts need time to process as well as ship.

Perhaps our best gift suggestion (and we’re probably a little biased here)… Why not share your love of SmugMug with the people you love by Giving the Gift of SmugMugThis one’s great for last-minute gifts, and it’s guaranteed not to be re-gifted.

Happy Holidays from your friends at Smugmug.

Strap Yourself in for Climbing Ice – The Iceland Trifecta

In January, we called up Tim Kemple, an acclaimed photographer and filmmaker with clients like The North Face and Land Rover. When we got him on the phone, we had one burning question on our minds:

“Do you have a project that you’ve always dreamed of doing?”

This question sparked a storm of ideas, and in a matter of weeks, we had hatched a plan: bring together Tim and two world-class climbers, Klemen Premrl of Slovenia and Rahel Schelb of Switzerland, as they attempted to climb the Iceland Trifecta—an iceberg, the ceiling of an ice cave, and a very deep iceberg crevasse.

All these ice climbs would be technically challenging—some would say even impossible and too dangerous to attempt—and, from a filming perspective, we had no idea what kind of adventure we’d find once we got to Iceland. Normally, it’s exactly this uncertainty that you try to control. But for the team here at SmugMug, and for Tim, Klemen, and Rahel, embracing that uncertainty is exactly the kind of “adventure” we wanted to pursue, regardless of outcome. “Adventure” means pushing yourself beyond your comfort zone, embracing uncertainty, and using your technical expertise, physical stamina, and mental moxie to attack the photographic and climbing environment. And so we commenced the adventure of a lifetime.

On November 6, attendees of the 40th Banff Mountain Film Festival got a sneak peek of the film, which was selected as a Finalist, but today, this film makes its online premiere. We hope you enjoy the ride.

Read more of the behind-the-scenes.

Ready to go on your own adventure? These photo and and climbing tips articles will help you.

SmugMug’s Filmmaker Anton Lorimer at the Banff Film Festival
SmugMug’s Filmmaker Anton Lorimer at the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival

Get all touchy-feely with new premium holiday cards.

If you want to really impress this holiday season, now is the time to start thinking cards!  We have three new glorious looking and luxurious feeling card stock options for our 4×8 cards, ensuring that your holiday creations won’t get lost in the pile or on the refrigerator.

Here’s our new 4×8 card lineup:

The heaviest and jolliest one of the bunch, weighing in at 110# card stock, provides a more traditional paper type for excellent photo reproduction.

A little lighter at 100# card stock, this paper is listed as Ultra Bright White to really make the whites in your card pop like a snowball to the side of your head.

Looking for a card with a little something extra?  This 98# paper has a unique white pearlescent finish and smooth feel that will really shine merry and bright.

How do I buy them?
Whichever cards you choose, we guarantee you’ll be happy with the result!

Get started creating your cards right now by going to one of your galleries, clicking the “Buy” button and choosing “Create a Card.”

How do I sell them?
And for those of you who sell cards, make sure to add them to your pricelists now! ***Please note that the old 4×8 photo paper cards have been retired and removed from your pricelists.

For more info on creating cards, check out our Help Center and for holiday ordering/shipping deadlines check out this helpful guide.

Feast your eyeballs on two spook-tacular Halloween treats!

SmugMug makes managing and displaying your photos simply magical. Subscribe to any new plan right now for 31% OFF and you’ll soon be creating unearthly galleries, sharing spooky memories with family and friends, and storing everything to infinity and beyond.


Cast your spell quick! This offer is powerless after November 8.

* This boo-tiful offer is valid on the first year of any new SmugMug subscription.

Transform your Halloween memories into a spooktacular Montage Photo Book. With auto-magic layouts, it’s as easy as hocus pocus to make a stunning photo book in minutes, not hours. For a limited time, we’re carving 31% off Montage exclusively for SmugMug customers. 


Get carving quick! This deal vanishes November 8.

Join SmugMug and Renee Robyn at PhotoPlus—October 21–24 in NYC.

Calling all big-shot (and wannabe big-shot) photographers: if you live in the NYC area, or are planning to be there October 21–24, make plans to visit us at the PDN PhotoPlus International Conference and Expo 2015.

PhotoPlus is the largest photography and imaging show in North America. How big is big? Check this out: over 21,000 professional photographers, photography enthusiasts, filmmakers, students, and educators from around the world are planning on attending this year. Now that’s a massive amount of photo firepower in one place. This year we’ve teamed up with Bay Photo, so look for us in their booth #554. Both SmugMug and Bay Photo will have awesome show-only specials and giveaways. So stop by the booth, flash your smile, and get your hands on the big deals and some serious swag.

Register before October 20 to receive a free pass to the Expo!

Looking for some creative inspiration? We’ve got that covered, too. SmugMug is proud to sponsor the one and only Renee Robyn at PhotoPlus. Renee is an incredible and inspiring photographer and composite artist. After a devastating motorcycle crash left her almost paralyzed, she turned to composite photography to let her imagination run free, and in the process, created surreal and mysterious images that get talked about and shared all over the world.

Renee will be teaching a master class and leading a photo walk for additional fees:

#1: Thursday, October 22, 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.—MC07-Upgrade Your Photoshop Toolbox

This master class will cover more advanced techniques to improve your already-existing process. Whether you retouch people or landscapes, or create composites, there’ll be techniques useful to many styles of photography.

#2: Friday, October 23, 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.—PW28-Building Backgrounds for Composite Images

Join Renee on a photo walk around New York City, where she’ll show you how to capture useful and beautiful background images to incorporate into dynamic composites. The walk will cover lighting, perspective, camera angles, and creative problem solving for photographers who like to shoot their own background elements.

If you’re planning on being at the conference, go ahead and sign up for her classes right now.

Drum roll, please…And, for all you Renee Robyn super-fans, here’s one more reason to stop by the SmugMug booth (#554). At 1 p.m., on both 10/22 and 10/23, she’ll be on hand for a quick meet and greet. If you’ve ever wanted to meet Renee and bask in her creative energy, this is your chance—don’t miss it. Oh, and if you haven’t seen our recent SmugMug film on Renee, you can check that out right here.

We’re excited to be at PhotoPlus Expo this year, and we can’t wait to see you there.