SmugMug's Android app

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SmugMug's Android app can be found in the Google Play Store. The app works flawlessly on Android devices without needing to display your photos in Chrome.

The app also supports Amazon Fire TV and the ability to cast photos and videos to your TV with Chromecast.

Log in.

The first time you open the app, we'll ask if you want to log in. Logging in allows you to skip entering your viewing passwords, to view your unlisted and private galleries, and to view photos that have been privately shared with you.


If you want to browse your friends' photos without logging in, select Sharing, then tap the Add Photographers button.


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You can view any SmugMug account and "bookmark" it on your Following screen: yours, your friends, or your favorites.

Tap the Sharing headshot icon along the bottom to go to your Sharing screen, then tap the Following tab at the top, and then the green Add Photographer button. Enter the nickname of the photographer you'd like to view. If it's a match, we'll place an icon with their profile photo on your Following screen.

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Made a mistake? Long press on the name of a photographer you'd like to remove; check the box next to anyone you want to be removed from your Following screen. Tap the trashcan icon in the bar at the bottom once you've finished making your selections.

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Add as many accounts as you like simply by tapping the plus sign in the upper-right corner. Click the thumbnail with your friend’s name to view all folders or galleries accessible by everyone (public) on their site. Tap any folder to explore it.

Within a gallery, swipe up or down to navigate photos in the gallery. Tap any thumbnail to view it as large as your device allows, or as large as the photographer has permitted in their settings.

 Note: If a gallery is set with a viewing password, and you are not logged in viewing your own galleries, you must enter the viewing password to be able to see the photos inside. 

If anyone has privately shared photos with you, you’ll also find these in your Sharing area. View these privately shared galleries on your Shared with Me tab.


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Search for folders, galleries, and photos in the app. Start by tapping the magnifying glass icon in the lower-right corner. Next, type in what you're searching for. Some auto-complete options will appear as you type, and you can tap on any of these to save yourself some typing. Then tap Search. Your results will show you photos matching your search. Use the tabs across the top to view results for galleries or folders that also match your search terms. Then tap on any of the results to go right to that photo, gallery, or folder.


Search results rely on your gallery and folder names as well as photo titles, captions, and keywords. To help your search work its best, make sure to add this information on your site.

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Sales history and proof delay.

This feature is available for Portfolio and Pro plans.

You can tap into your sales history on your device right in the app. Tap the Sales icon on the lower menu. Your sales history will open where you may scroll through your orders. To see more details, tap on an order and it will open to show the specifics of the order. Tap the X upper left to close the detailed view and be returned to the sales tab.

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Along with your sales history, you can also access proof-delay features. This is a great way to manage your customer's orders while you're on the go. Tap on an order to view all the details. If you use proof delay, you'll be able to see and use all the familiar proof-delay tools. When you're ready, select the Release Order button at the top (or bottom) of the order to proceed with printing.


Additional details about proof delay are available in this article.

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You can upload everything from your mobile device to your SmugMug galleries right through the app. (You can also upload to SmugMug from your camera roll and other apps. Check it out!)

To get started, click the plus-sign icon in the upper right, then choose whether you want to upload Photos, a Gallery, or a Folder. If you select Photos to upload, you'll be prompted to select a gallery to upload to. If you choose Gallery or Folder, you'll automatically be prompted to create a new gallery or folder.  

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To create a new gallery or folder, select the option you want from the plus-sign menu and follow the prompts to create your new home for photos. Within the app, you can add a name, description, gallery keywords, and some settings for photo protection, appearance, and selling.

Note: Pro accounts will also see the option to assign a pricelist to a gallery and enable and choose a watermark to be applied to the photos within that gallery.

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If you've created any gallery presets, your default preset will automatically be selected when creating a new gallery within the app. You can change this by tapping the drop-down menu at the top and choosing a different preset if you have another created.


If you're uploading to an existing SmugMug gallery, while viewing the gallery, select the plus-sign. Now you can select photos from your camera, or tap on the camera icon and choose another album. Select the photos and then tap on the Upload Photos button at the bottom.

If you prefer, you can tap and drag your finger over multiple photos to select several at a time. You can also Select All photos in any album—or even your entire camera roll! Once you’ve selected everything, tap Upload Photos.

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Tip: Want your mobile photos to automatically upload to SmugMug in the background? You can enable this through the app's settings (see below for the full details).

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Upload from other apps.

Upload photos from your camera roll and other apps directly to SmugMug!

  • Launch your photos app.
  • Select the photo(s) you want to upload.
  • Tap the share icon. 

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  • Scroll until you see SmugMug and tap it.

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  • You’ll be taken to the SmugMug app’s uploader to finish your upload.

Repeat the above process within other apps to upload from them directly to your SmugMug galleries. Note that each app might share a bit differently—for example, having a Send to App option instead of the share icon.

Note: The original app’s developer must allow permissions for SmugMug in order for it to appear in the sharing options. If you don’t see SmugMug in the list, contact the developer of the app you’re using to request they add it.

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Manage content.

Move or delete photos or entire galleries with a few taps, or even change their sort order. While browsing your photos, tap the overflow menu (three vertical dots) at the top right of your screen. A menu bar will pop up at the bottom; tap Select Items or Select Photos if you manually want to move or rearrange a few photos or galleries, or tap Edit Sort if you want to rearrange the sort order of how all photos or galleries are displayed.

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If you're browsing your homepage or a folder when you select the overflow menu, you'll see options to Select Items so you can choose to move folders or galleries, but you'll also see additional options such as Share My Website, Open Website Visitor View, and more.

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If you're browsing a gallery and choose to sort your photos manually, you'll choose the overflow menu, choose Select Photos, tick the checkmark boxes on the photos you want to arrange, then long press and drag and drop each photo where you want it within the gallery.  


To sort the photos with an available sort option, again select the overflow menu, select Edit Sort, tap on the current sort option to open the full menu and choose a different option.

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Need to change some settings on a gallery or folder? Simply select the overflow menu and then Edit Gallery Settings (or Edit Folder Settings) while you're browsing a gallery or folder to load up the settings page.

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Here you can change a gallery or folder's name, description, privacy settings, appearance settings such as gallery style, sort order, and photo-protection options such as download options, including download size and display size.


Pro subscribers also have the ability to set a pricelist for a gallery or folder. For a gallery, tap the overflow menu (three vertical dots), then tap Edit Gallery Settings. Tap on Pricelist and choose the pricelist you wish to apply to the gallery. Inherited would be the default pricelist you have set in your SmugMug settings.

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To do the same at the folder level, tap the overflow menu > Edit Folder Settings > Pricelist and choose which pricelist you want to apply to the entire folder. 

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All galleries within that folder will inherit the pricelist assigned to the folder unless a gallery has a different, manually assigned, pricelist.

You can also edit photos within the app. To take advantage of this feature, navigate to any photo you've uploaded to your SmugMug site within the app, then tap the overflow menu (three vertical dots), in the top right and select Edit Photo. You'll see a brief loading screen while the photo editor launches.

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Crop, add filter effects, add text, and more. Side scroll through all the options to explore everything you can do within the editor. Don't forget to Accept or Cancel any edits you make to your photos before exiting out of a transformation screen.

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When you've finished editing your photo, tap Accept > Save. You'll be asked if you want to replace the original photo with your freshly edited version, or if you'd prefer to save a new copy of your edited version alongside the original. Choose whichever option you prefer, and we'll save your edited photo within the same gallery as the original.

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View galleries offline.

Want to be able to show off your portfolio on the go? Or share those family photos when you aren't near Wi-Fi? Now you can mark any gallery for viewing offline, so the galleries you select will always be available.

To make a gallery available offline, navigate to the gallery by tapping on the gallery name. Near the top, you'll see an overflow menu (three vertical dots) for expanded menu options. Tap the icon and select the toggle to Access Photos Offline.

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You can also share galleries and folders (if you're the owner and are signed in) to other apps, messaging, and more.

Navigate to the folder or gallery that you want to share, then tap the share icon in the upper right-hand corner. Select the sharing option you want to use and follow the onscreen instructions.

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Want to view your photo and videos on the big screen? Try casting them from the app with Chromecast. Make sure you have an AndroidTV or Chromecast device set up and that your phone is connected to the same Wi-Fi as your TV or Chromecast.

Navigate to any gallery or photo you want to cast, then tap the cast icon near the top of the app. Your photos should appear on your TV. Browse using your phone, or even start a slideshow to browse all your photos hands free.

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Share with QR Codes.
This feature is available for Pro plans only.

QR codes are available within the Android app for sharing a gallery, folder, or your site with your guest or client.

Select the overflow menu in the upper right, and choose the Generate QR Code option.

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The QR code will be displayed where you can take a screenshot to share, or choose from the email or share icons just below the QR-code image.

Now you're ready to share your QR codes with everyone you choose!

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Watch videos.

Movies are right in your hands. Tap the Play button to load the video, and while it's playing, tap again to bring up the timeline where you can fast forward, rewind, or pause.

You can return to the gallery by tapping anywhere in the window to bring up the top menu bar and tapping the back arrow.

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About the menu bar.

You can play a full-screen slideshow on your phone for any folder or gallery by tapping the overflow icon in the upper right of your screen and then choosing Play Slideshow from the pop-up menu.

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To add any SmugMug site, folder, or gallery to your favorites, tap the overflow menu icon and toggle on Bookmark Gallery. This will save it to your app's Bookmarks screen.

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Tap the overflow menu and bookmark toggle again to remove a bookmark.

To download, navigate to a photo or video you want to save and tap the overflow menu icon. You'll see an option to Save to Device if you're logged in and have download rights. If you're browsing a gallery instead of a single photo, you'll see an option to Save Gallery to Device instead.

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If you click View Info in the above menu, you’ll be able to see detailed information about how the photo was captured.

You can also edit a photo's details, share it, or delete it within this menu.

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Website visitor view.

Want to see what your site, folder, or gallery looks like on the web for a visitor? All while not having to leave the app? That's now possible to do. 

Navigate to a folder or gallery in the app. Then in the top right, tap on the overflow menu (three vertical dots) and select Open Gallery Visitor View.

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After making that selection, you'll be shown a web visitor view. At the top there will be a banner to remind you. 


Some links in the visitor view are clickable, but if a link isn't available in this view, we'll let you know with a brief pop-up.

If a gallery, folder, or site is restricted with a password, limited to people you choose, or private, you'll see what a logged-out visitor would see at first visit. This is great for letting you know what a guest would see when first visiting any given page on your site.

This feature is also available for viewing your site's homepage. In the app, navigate to the Galleries tab then tap the overflow menu (three vertical dots) in the top right and select Open Website Visitor View. 


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Gallery Stats.

This feature is only available for Portfolio and Pro customers. In the overflow menu (three-dot icon), you can now view engagement stats for your galleries. Start by navigating to any gallery, select the overflow menu in the top right corner, and then tap on View Gallery Engagement.

This will open a view that will show you your total gallery views, total gallery visitors, and total gallery downloads for all time from the web and mobile apps. These stats are updated daily. You'll also see your top ten most viewed and most downloaded images, with total views and downloads listed below each image.

Check out more details about this feature in this article

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Auto upload.
Your Android app settings allow you to enable auto uploading so any time you take a new photo or video on your phone, it uploads to your SmugMug account. 

To enable this feature, tap your user icon in the upper-left corner to enter the SmugMug app’s settings, then tap Auto Upload and follow the prompts to select the gallery you want your photos and videos to upload to (or create a new gallery just for your mobile media).

All photos and videos on your phone will automatically upload to your SmugMug account after enabling this feature. 

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Note: Galleries can hold up to 5,000 photos. If you get close to filling up a gallery to its max, we’ll alert you so you can start a new gallery for continued auto uploading.

Want your photos to auto-upload faster? You can allow background operation in the above settings to allow the SmugMug app to always upload your photos in the background. You’ll get a smoother SmugMug experience, though this can impact battery life. 

To enable this feature, go to your settings and tap Auto Upload > Background operation and then Allow in the pop-up screen. Then you'll be all set!


Push notifications.
Manage your push notifications by tapping on App Settings > Notification Settings and then toggling on or off which notifications you'd like to receive from the app.

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Download location.
If your Android phone supports SD cards, you can change the SmugMug app’s download location to the SD card. Tap your user icon in the upper-left corner to enter the SmugMug app’s settings, tap Storage Location, and then SD Card.


In your Android phone’s settings, you can set the interactive screensaver mode to display photos from a SmugMug gallery. You’ll find this under the Display Screen saver portion of your phone’s settings menu.

Tap Screen saver to turn the feature on, then select Current screen saver and SmugMug for the source. Tap the gear icon to choose either all your SmugMug galleries or just one gallery.


Image analysis.
Want to search for your photos more easily? Image analysis on your Android app allows for your photos to be indexed with search terms based on the content of the photo. These aren't keywords that are added to the photo. Instead, your photos are indexed with search terms based on the content of the photo, similar to our account image-analysis option available in the Account Settings when subscribed to SmugMug Source

We'll process 1,000 images per day, and the functionality will only run in the background when you're on Wi-Fi and your device is charging.

This setting is enabled by default in your app. When enabled, all images in your account will be processed with image analysis.

To disable this feature, open the app Settings > App Settings.


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