Buy photo prints

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You don't need a SmugMug account to buy prints. Come one, come all, and order as much as you like!

Important: Shopping for the holidays? Check out our order deadlines to ensure your prints and gifts arrive in time. 

Add multiple photos to your cart with the shopping bag.

If a photographer has shopping enabled in the gallery, you may purchase prints and gifts. In the gallery you may see a small shopping bag icon in the upper right of each image. It may be a static icon or visible on hover.  If you don't see the shopping bag, click on an image and look for the Buy Button in the Lightbox.

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Selecting the shopping bag allows you to quickly add images that you would like to bulk purchase for the same product. Selecting the shopping bag highlights the bag and the number of images chosen will show in the lower right of the screen.

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Click on Buying Options to open a new page that allows you to choose a product for the selected images and how many copies of each print. 

While you're logged in, this shopping-bag view will display the base lab pricing for your digital, print and keepsake items. Your visitors will see the custom pricing you've created in your applied pricelist.

Note: Currently, photo packages, digital gallery downloads, greeting cards and albums are not available through this flow. They are available by selecting an image for it to open in the Lightbox view of an image and the Buy Photo option there.

The availability of product types will depend on what the photographer has selected to sell, so not everything may be available from your photographer.

  • Paper Prints: Get just the print without anything extra. Perfect for photo albums, scrapbooks, wallets, and more.
  • Fine Art Prints: Upgrade your prints with special papers and archival inks.
  • Wall Art: Includes vendor-specific specialties such as canvas, thinwraps, block prints, aluminum, and metal prints.
  • Desk Art: Includes vendor-specific options such as flat- and curved-metal prints.
  • Keepsakes: Includes mugs, buttons, and more.
  • Downloads: Purchase a digital download of a photo to save to your own hard drive for posterity or printing elsewhere.

Items available in the Lightbox buying mode only:

  • Albums: Create a beautiful photo album
  • Greeting Cards: Includes a variety of greeting card designs.
  • Gallery Downloads: Purchase a digital download of an entire gallery to save to your own hard drive for posterity or printing elsewhere.

Once you are viewing your cart, you'll have the option to adjust crops as needed.

Tip: Some paper prints have finish options available once the item is in the cart. Check out this article to see those options.

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Add photos to your shopping cart from the Lightbox.

You may also use the Buy Photo button in the Lightbox.

To add one photo to your cart at a time, click on the photo you want, this opens the photo in Lightbox, and then click the Buy Photo button.

Select the type of product you want to purchase.

Once you’ve chosen which type of you want, you’ll be guided through your options for making your print perfect.

Click View Cart if you're ready to finish your order, or click Continue Shopping to keep browsing. You can always go back and add more photos to your cart, including those from different galleries.

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Get a perfect order.

We give you lots of options to choose from to ensure the print you order will be one you love.

Size: This is the trim size of your product, shown as width x height. Every standard size is available here, as well as sizes specially cropped for compact cameras. Compact digital cameras take 3x4 photos, which fit your TV perfectly but don't fit 4x6, 5x7, or 8x10 print sizes exactly. One solution is to buy 4x5.3 prints, which better fit the compact-camera aspect ratio.

Crop: It can be a shock to discover a photo won't fit all print sizes without a bit of trimming. You can tell us what part of the photo to print, right in the shopping cart, by adjusting the crop lines. Find out how.

For canvas and other products that wrap a part of your print around a wooden frame or foam board, a blue overlay will appear inside the crop lines. The center area represents what will appear on your print. Anything in red will not be included on the print. Anything covered in blue represents what will be wrapped around the edges.

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Finishes: This option is only available for select products. Check out this article to learn more about the different finishes and how they appear in print.

Our most popular finish choice is lustre, which combines the color saturation of gloss with the fingerprint resistance of matte.

Quantity: Increase (+) or decrease (-) how many copies of a print you want to receive.

Add to cart: Once you’ve finished selecting all your photo options, click Add to Cart. Don’t forget to click this button; otherwise, your print(s) won’t appear in your cart when you’re ready to checkout.

Click View Shopping Cart if you're ready to finish your order, or click Continue Shopping to keep browsing. 

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Once you’ve selected everything you want, click Items in Cart to be taken to your cart. Here you’ll enter your shipping and billing information, as well as any coupons you may have from your photographer. You can also make changes to your order—like if you decide you want two of everything.

If your photographer has framing and matting options enabled, you’ll see a Finishing Options button you can click to select frame and matting options for your print. Learn more about these options here.

Shopping from outside the United States? You can switch currencies using the drop-down menu on the top right of your cart:

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Buy digital downloads.

If you want to buy digital downloads of photos and videos, checking out is even easier! Single digital files are available through the shopping bag flow. Select your images by clicking on the shopping bag icon, and then select Buying Options. Depending on the sizes of downloads the photographer has allowed, you may be able to choose the size you would like to purchase. 

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For gallery downloads click on an image while you're in the gallery. This opens the photos in Lightbox, then select the Downloads tab in the cart and then choose the Gallery Download. Next, choose the size and type of license you want, commercial or personal, from the options your photographer offers.

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Some photographers also offer printmarked downloads both as individual or gallery downloads.

Once you've checked out and your order has been submitted, you'll see a button on the order confirmation page to download your files.

Don't see it? No problem—the same link will be available in your email receipt.

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Shop on mobile.

Buying photos also works seamlessly on any screen size. Purchase prints and gifts anywhere with just a few taps. If shopping is enabled by the photographer, then the shopping bags will be visible in the upper right corner of images on mobile browsers. Clicking the shopping bag will select images that you would like to bulk purchase for the same product. Selecting the shopping bag highlights the bag and the number of images chosen will show in the lower right of the screen.

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Once you’ve found the photo you want, tap the Shopping Bag to choose the image, the shopping bag will highlight. Tap Buying Options when you are done selecting images.

Select the type of product you want for your photo. Tap Add to Cart, Keep Shopping or View Cart. From there you’ll find the familiar process shown above, perfectly formatted to fit your mobile screen. You may also use the Lightbox method to purchase items as well.

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Q: Can I buy prints from multiple galleries? 
Yes! You can purchase from different galleries and even from different SmugMug photographers. Make sure you have browser cookies enabled so your choices remain in the shopping cart between sites.

Q: Why aren't some options available in my cart?
Photos must meet the minimum resolution requirements for an item to be available for purchase. If an image is too small, we can't make a big print out of it. Also, some professional photographers sell only certain items for a given image.


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  • We can only print from JPG files, even though we do support uploading of other types.

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