Show and Sell on Facebook with SmugMug Tab + iPad2 Giveaway

Hey, Facebookers! Now it’s easier than ever to embed your SmugMug galleries and sell photos to your fans on Facebook.

We first wrote about the SmugMug Tab app in December and how it can help you display all of your public galleries right on your business’ Facebook fan page. But now, has added a new “Store” feature that lets you sell your gorgeous prints and gifts there, too.

Simply tell the app which of your galleries contain photos for sale, provide products and pricing for display, then save it. Go to the Layout tab and click to “Include” the Store Option. The Storeย glyph will then appear on your Fan pages so fans can buy. Your clients will be sent over to SmugMug where they can complete their purchase and check out.

More New Updates on SmugMug Tab:

In addition to the new Store feature, they’ve made a made a nice improvement for better overall use:
  • One-click wonder: When your fans “like” a photo on SmugMug Tab, a thumbnail of the photo is posted to their Facebook wall that automatically links to the corresponding photo on SmugMug. No more intermediate page with cumbersome extra clicks to get to your site.

Thanks again to the folks over at Tabfusion for making it easy to embed your SmugMug site into your business Facebook fan page. If you haven’t already tried them, it’s just $10/year or $20 for a full three years. Check it out, sign in with your Facebook account and ping them if you have any questions. They are happy to help.

Don’t have a Facebook Fan Page for your business yet? You can set one up in just a few clicks here.


To celebrate the kick off of the newly improved SmugMug tab, we’re giving away one free iPad 2 (a $499 value, not including awesomeness points).

To enter, just “Like” SmugMug’s fan page here AND comment below on this blog post with a link to your Facebook Fan Page. You are eligible whether or not you are already a SmugMug Tab user.

Why an iPad? What better way to take your photos everywhere than with full-screen photos, dazzling slideshows and HD video right in your hands.

We’ll randomly pick a winner Monday, June 6 and announce it here on the blog and on Facebook, so be sure to check back to see if you are the lucky winner.

UPDATE! The winner is here! Congratulations to Candyย Coughlin of Candy’s Photography. Enjoy your brand-new iPad and keep your eyes peeled for a message from Tabfusion.๐Ÿ™‚

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379 thoughts on “Show and Sell on Facebook with SmugMug Tab + iPad2 Giveaway”

  1. Hmmmm. Just wondering what rights to these images Facebook might claim. I have only uploaded about six of my images to a Facebook gallery and don’t intent to upload any more because of the following statement in their Terms of Use:

    “For content that is covered by intellectual property rights, like photos and videos (“IP content”), you specifically give us the following permission, subject to your privacy and application settings: you grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on or in connection with Facebook (“IP License”). This IP License ends when you delete your IP content or your account unless your content has been shared with others, and they have not deleted it.”

    So while this tool might be useful to market my images, by using the tool am I also uploading images to Facebook and granting them the aforementioned rights?

    1. Hi Wayne, through the SmugMug Tab, photos aren’t uploaded to Facebook directly. They are served directly from SmugMug’s servers and only displayed within Facebook’s fan pages. Basically, you are only giving permission to Facebook to display these images. If an image is deleted from SmugMug, then it immediately is removed from this app as well.

  2. I’m loving the look of this SmugMug tab, I’m seriously considering implementing it. I only just started my FB page, I’ll be working on it throughout June. An iPad would certainly help with that.๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. I do love the new features. Is there anyway to edit what galleries/categories appear on the SmugMug Tab landing page? There’s stuff on my real site that I don’t need to appear here. Other than that, perfect!

  4. Building my SmugMug store as I type (waiting for upload to do next gallery)! I can’t carry MacBook anymore, I fell off of my bike (spectacular wipe-out) and can’t carry much more than my camera. I could really really use an iPad!

  5. I’m already a smug liker๐Ÿ˜‰\nleebeckphotography

  6. Already been a follower for a while, and would love to be able to check on my iPad II๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I want to win an ipad, but I don’t think I can make the facebook/smugmug connection work for me. Different markets, you know.

  8. I’m new to SmugMug and still learning but I like the feature about integrating with FB. Great idea! I’m liking what I see so far. I sent a message to support yesterday and got an answer back in 31mins!! After hours AND on the Memorial Day Holiday!!! Thank you sooo much! Keep up the good work.

  9. I said 2 weeks ago that I was going to buy a tablet just for this purpose & you guys are giving one away. We think alike! being a new customer, this is just one more reason that I am happy to be associate with you.

  10. After looking around for my photo hosting site & printing services, I found SmugMug, thanks to & I am a true believer in SmugMug. Hope to have my site up and running very soon!

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