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Smug Tip of the Week: Don’t Forget to Show Off

August 10, 2011

While Get a Link is one of our more popular sharing features for sharing a photo, don’t forget that you’ve got snazzier ways of telling the world what you’ve been up to.

Look under the Owner Only section of your Share button and check out the Show Off options: Badges and Slideshows.

Fun-sized Slideshows

You can drop a mini customizable slideshow into any blog, forum or other website that accepts HTML code. Can you think of a better way to give them a playful, color taste of what’s to come? It’s a portable version of our smooth, deliciously slick slideshows that you’ve already seen as our viewing style or in full-screen mode.

Just customize the settings to taste, click to Copy Embed Code and paste it into your website. You can customize it to open to your gallery when clicked, or you can simply leave it as a standalone slideshow.

Moveable Badges

Our badges are light on their feet. Not familiar with badges? They’re are dancing mosaics of joy, a veritable kaleidoscope of color that just beg to be clicked.

You can always customize these to your heart’s content, right down to the background color so it blends seamlessly with whatever page you’re dropping it into. We’ll start you off with a standard size, but you can choose one of our preset Sources or Styles and tweak it from there.

Again, you can customize it so that your gallery opens when a square is clicked, or leave it as just a badge.


If your fans are having trouble viewing the badge or slideshow, have them visit Adobe’s site and download the latest version of Flash. For everything else, check out our info page.

And if you’re not able to get the code to work, check to see if the website allows embeddable objects. Contact them and ask if you’re not sure.

Show us your Shares!

We hope you enjoy these little treats and that they’ll make it easier (and more fun) for you to share your photos with friends. For more details on the different settings you can apply to slideshows and badges, make sure to read our help pages.

Where have you shared a badge or slideshow lately? We’d love to see where they’re being used and what great pics you’ve shot so far this summer.

  1. August 10, 2011 at 10:43 am

    I livened up my page at PictureSocial with a badge of my favorite images at SmugMug. (http://www.picturesocial.com/profile/RandallSherman) Choosing “Favorites” is a good way to keep the home page looking fresh as it will be updated whenever someone clicks a favorite at SmugMug.

    • August 11, 2011 at 1:56 pm

      That’s a great tip. Thanks for sharing.

  2. August 10, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Thank you for these nice gadgets.
    I’ve added a badge on the left column of my blog :


    Have nice days, Serge.

    • August 11, 2011 at 1:55 pm

      Cool! Dig your photos too. Thanks for reading the post :)

  3. Dickie
    August 10, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Alas, when I go to the badge page in Firefox and try any style but the default (down at the bottom), the following message appears:

    You should not be here

  4. August 11, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    I had to try it out and once again am reminded why SmugMug is the best photo hosting site for photographers. http://devereauxphotography.blogspot.com/2011/08/show-off-in-smugmug.html

    • August 11, 2011 at 1:54 pm

      Thanks for giving it a try.

  5. Troy Davied
    August 11, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    Very cool! Perhaps a version that works on iOS devices will come soon…. ;)

  6. August 11, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Does this work with Google+?

    • August 11, 2011 at 2:49 pm

      Hi Kerry, the badges and slideshows only work on sites that allow embeddable HTML objects.

  7. August 11, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Any way to leave either the badge or slideshow as part of your facebook page?

    • August 11, 2011 at 2:51 pm

      Hi Frank, check to see if FB allows HTML to be embedded on the page. If they don’t, you can still post photos to Facebook a few different ways from SmugMug. Most notably with our beta Publish feature here: http://www.smugmug.com/goodies

  8. August 12, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Very cool. Any chance of an HTML5 type gallery in the future instead of Flash?

  9. May 4, 2012 at 2:58 am

    Good day! Is it possible to show a ‘go to full screen’ option/button within the “fun-size” slideshow? Am I missing an option somewhere?

    • May 4, 2012 at 9:28 am

      Hi Red, that’s a great idea but at this time that specific button isn’t available. When people click on the images they should be taken to your gallery, where you can show the Full Screen button. But please request it here! http://feedback.smugmug.com/

  10. November 23, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I need a badge that just links to the homepage… WordPress doesn’t allow embedded HTML objects :(…

  11. Paul Murray
    April 24, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Yeah yeah HTML5 please.

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