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Uploading photos from Apple Photos to SmugMug

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Unfortunately, Apple Photos does not offer an easy way to upload your images directly to third party services or websites.  Apple Photos also does not support dragging  your images directly to an upload window in a web browser.

So, I am  going to show you how to export your photos first and then upload them to SmugMug using your Web browser.

Exporting images from Apple Photos

Because Apple Photos does not allow dragging images to a web browser { any site, not only SmugMug }, we would need to export your images first from Apple Photos to a folder on your desktop.

Create a folder on your desktop and call it anything you like – for example PHOTO EXPORT → open Apple Photos → select images that you would like to export → click FILE → EXPORT → EXPORT PHOTOS → this will show an export menu – like this one:

Set your export preferences and hit the EXPORT button – this will open a new window where you will need to tell Apple Photos where it should export your images to – the folder that we have created at the beginning of this tutorial { PHOTO EXPORT in my case } and click the EXPORT button again.

Uploading Exported images to SmugMug

Once the exporting has finished, open a gallery/or create a new one on your SmugMug account → click the UPLOAD button → choose TO THIS GALLERY → the upload window will appear → open the folder where you have exported your images to → drag your exported photos from the folder to the uploader window.

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Tomasz Nowicki

My name is Tomasz Nowicki and I am a PHOTOGRAPHER and WEB DESIGNER based in the UK. Few years ago I have created my first website using SmugMug - a powerful platform for any type of photographer. I fell in love with it and from day one I have started exploring the possibilities of customizing my website. PHOTOM Portal is a my personal SmugMug knowledge base website where you can find some tips and tricks on how to use and get the most out of your SmugMug website.

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