Export from Lightroom to SmugMug

The Publish Services panel in the Library module allows you to export photos directly from Lightroom to SmugMug. First, establish a connection between SmugMug and Lightroom, then create a publish collection of photos to export. Finally, upload the photos.

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An overview of how to use the Publish Services panel.

Create a SmugMug connection

The Publish Services connection allows Lightroom to communicate with your SmugMug account.

  1. In the Publish Services panel on the left side of the Library module, click the SmugMug connection Set Up button.
    The Publish Services panel
  2. In the Lightroom Publishing Manager dialog box, look under SmugMug Account and click Authorize.
  3. Follow the prompts to allow SmugMug to communicate with Lightroom.
  4. Specify additional export options in the Publishing Manager:
    Publish Service
    A description that appears next to the connection name in the Publish Services panel.

    SmugMug Settings
    Synchronize gallery settings and hierarchies.

    Note: For information on File Naming, File Settings, Image Sizing, and other export options, see Export photos to disk or CD.
  5. (Optional) To change your SmugMug connection settings at any time, click the + button at the top of the Publish Services panel and choose SmugMug > Edit Settings.

Add and manage photos in a SmugMug gallery

Photos that you want to upload to SmugMug are managed in a publish collection, also called a gallery.

  1. To create a SmugMug gallery, right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) the SmugMug connection in the Publish Services panel and choose one of the following:
    Create Gallery
    A collection of any photos you choose.

    Create Smart Gallery
    A collection of photos based on rules that you define. See Work with smart collections.

    Create Category
    A group of SmugMug galleries. Name the Category and choose an existing Set to create category hierarchies.

  2. For a regular gallery , drag photos from the Grid view to the SmugMug gallery in the Publish Services panel. If you create a smart gallery , the photos that match your rules appear in the collection.
  3. To manage your SmugMug galleries, do any of the following:
    • To edit, rename, or delete a gallery, right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) it in the Publish Services panel and choose Edit Collection, Rename, or Delete.

    • To remove an unpublished photo from a regular SmugMug gallery, select it in the gallery and press Delete.

    • To add or remove photos in a smart gallery, change the rules of the smart gallery.

    • To view the photos in a SmugMug gallery, select the gallery in the Publish Services panel. The photos are organized in the following categories, or queues, in the image display area:

      New Photos To Publish
      Photos that have not been exported.

      Modified Photos To Republish
      Photos that were edited in the Library or Develop module after they were exported.

      Published Photos
      Photos that have not been modified since they were exported.

      Deleted Photos To Remove
      When you press Delete to remove published photos from a gallery, Lightroom marks them as Deleted Photos To Remove. They are removed from the gallery the next time you click Publish.

Upload to SmugMug

Photos waiting to be published appear in one of two queues: New Photos To Publish or Modified Photos To Republish. Lightroom uploads everything in both queues when you publish a gallery.

  1. To publish photos to SmugMug, do one of the following:
    • Select a SmugMug gallery and click Publish.

    • Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) a SmugMug collection and choose Publish Now.

  2. If prompted, click Replace to update published photos with newer versions.
Important: If you experience problems uploading to SmugMug using the Publish Services panel, make sure you are using the latest update: In Lightroom, choose Help > Check For Updates. See Uploading from Lightroom on the SmugMug website for more information.