Hard drives are SO 2001. Keep your photos secure, organized, and exactly where you want them with the SmugMug Photo Uploader.

• Upload single photos or entire galleries to SmugMug, faster and easier than using your browser.
• Organizing on your desktop? Your folders will be perfectly preserved in your SmugMug account.
• Choose set-and-forget auto upload and never lose another image.
• Conveniently located in your dock for easy access.
• Intuitive, easy-to-use controls for every photographer.
• Network connection problems? Your photos will automatically continue uploading when your connection resumes.

If you’re more of a swipe-and-tapper than a type-and-clicker, we also have SmugMug for iPhone and iPad, where you can upload images from your mobile device or tablet, organize your galleries, and even edit your images right from your device.

We want to know what you think. If you have questions or feedback, please email us at

What’s New

Version 2.1.1

2.1.1 - We’ve fixed the top crash, and added some UI improvements to show how your uploads are going.

2.1 - Take control of your bandwidth with SmugMug 2.1! You can now pause uploads without quitting the app, and set a time schedule to auto-upload from folders on your Mac only during the hours you choose. We’ve also continued to fix bugs and polish the UI. Let us know what you think! Send feedback to

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Only Derek ,

Not Terrible

It is definitely not intuitive. I did get it to work. They should have an interface for uploading more like the Raspberry Pi Imager. Pick your set of images. Pick your Gallery (or start a new one) and then hit go. That's it. Instead, it throws you into a dialog box with a label on the button that says something about a gallery. What you are actually doing is selecting a set of photos and the next step is to select the gallery. Very confusing.

Mr. Ekted ,

Crashes when uploading videos

Smugmug has always been weird about videos.. and this latest update is no exception. If you create a folder just to upload the videos from your iPhone (since you are forced to upload them to your mac cause the smugmug ios app auto load function ignores them), it will not work. It crashes. Oddly enough, all of those videos uploaded just fine via browser on the smugmug siite. The very weird part is that I then had doubles triples and even some quadruples of my videos, so maybe the app was still doing something even after crashing and closing.

I love smugmug for photos but mannnn what a headache when it comes to videos. Heads up y'all.

Developer Response ,

We've love to help troubleshoot the issue. Please e-mail us at Thank you!


Handy For Apps Without Plugins

I use both Lightroom and Capture One photo apps. Lightroom is supported by a plugin which makes uploading easy. Capture One is not supported. So the menu bar icon invokes finder and goes to the last file location so it makes uploading from Capture One a little easier. However the main issue with the SmugMug menu bar app is the same with all uploading methods-they move at a snails pace during peak periods. So no ding on the App but SmugMug needs to improve upload capacity for peak periods. Perhaps if the service did not try to upload 3-4 images at the same time things would go faster. During non-peak times the upload speeds are fine.

App Privacy

The developer, SmugMug, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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