If you’ve used our photo editing tools since we launched the New SmugMug you’ve probably noticed that our new look didn’t stretch beyond the surface. Many of our owner-only features still displayed the old legacy look and feel.
We’ve been working on it! So today, in addition to giving your photo tools a makeover, we’ve gone one step further and combined a few of the best owner-only features into one easy-to-use screen.
What Does It Do?
Our new Photo Editor lets you edit photos (and videos) that you’ve already uploaded into your galleries:
- Add or edit image titles, captions, and keywords
- Apply, remove, and change Watermarks
- Crop and rotate photos
- Apply color effects
- Add or edit geolocation
Where To Find It
You’ll find your new photo editor under any single uploaded photo or video, right in your gallery. You’ll see “Open in Editor” as the first option under the wrench icon.
Or, edit multiple photos at once: Open up your site-wide Organizer and select the photos you want to tweak in the preview pane on the right. Then click the wrench icon. Any of the photo editing options you’ll see there will automatically take you to the new Photo Editor. Presto!
“What About Video Files?”
You’ll still be able to open the Photo Editor for your video files to edit your Titles, Captions, Keywords, as well as geographical info.
However, the other options you’ll usually see for photos aren’t available for videos.
About Your Originals…
Since keeping your original files archived is (and always has been) super important to us, we’ll display a confirmation window any time changes you’re making here will affect your originals, such as cropping and the application of color effects.
Tip: If you’re unsure, we always suggest that you make a copy of the image first, then work on that. You can always delete it if you change your mind.
“Is It Available On My Account?”
Yes! All accounts from Basic to Business get this feature, with the exception of the Watermarking tools, which are only available at the Portfolio and Business levels.
You can read all the nitty-gritty details about the Photo Editor in our updated help pages.
Enjoy quicker, easier editing for everything you shoot!
- All about the new Photo Editor
- Add captions to describe your photos
- Keyword tagging for great search results
- Cropping your photos
- Rotate to get the right orientation
- Give your photos a new look with color effects
- Geotag your photos to put them on a map
- Why upload originals to SmugMug
- Protecting your photos with custom Watermarks