SmugMug Reviews and Cloudswave Rating

  • 72

    Cloudswave Score for SmugMug

    Rating based on 16 Critic Reviews

    15 Favorable reviews
    94 %
    1 Mixed reviews
    6 %
    0 unfavorable reviews
    0 %
  • Up until a few months ago, SmugMug was heavy on functionality and light on prettiness. Now they’ve overhauled their product and the beautiful themes are a pleasure. Unfortunately the editor is a nightmare – confusing and unintuitive.

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  • SmugMug offers several features to help aspiring and professional photographers showcase work, enhance skills and sell prints. Although there are file size limits, the ad-free experience combined with the ability to customize and share galleries makes it easy to create professional, attractive photo collections. SmugMug also has the most thorough privacy and security features out of all the photo sharing sites we reviewed.

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  • SmugMug caters to both consumers and professionals alike, and it's good value if you need masses and masses of online storage. However, endless customisation comes at a price: a steep learning curve. Plus, you can't upload Raw files, which will be a deal breaker for some.

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  • SmugMug is a great tool for anyone looking to quickly set up a website to sell professional photos, and there aren't many downsides to the service.

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  • It's hard to find a bad feature with the new SmugMug design. I was able to set up my professional website in less than one evening. The best part is I can continue to add to my site or adjust features as needed. As a pro photographer I am able to set up private albums for my clients to view. They don't have to worry about others peeping at their pictures without permission. If I wasn't a pro, I might take a second to decide if $40 a year is worth it. But ultimately, the ability to have unlimited photo uploads wins out. Add to that you will never, ever see one ad on your site and it is so worth the cost.

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  • SmugMug offers customizable online photo galleries with new design choices and better photo organization tools, but it's lost community features and remains less intuitive than competitors.

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    SmugMug offers customizable online photo galleries with new design choices and better photo organization tools, but it's lost community features and remains less intuitive than competitors.

    PROS

    -More customizable than competing services.
    -Lets you sell
    -Full screen slideshows.
    -Attractive new gallery themes.
    -Drag-and-drop photo organizer.

    CONS

    -No free accounts.
    -Almost no community features.
    -No Face tagging.
    -Can't share gallery to Facebook.
    -No creative common designations.

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  • SmugMug is a great tool for anyone who needs a serious, reliable photo management solution. The application will cost money, but the basic plan is affordable and gives the user access to more tools than they would receive through a free service. Professionals can use SmugMug to store, share and sell their images and related products. The site offers security features as well as user friendly tools to help the user manage photos efficiently.

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  • Look. It’s great. Life is too short not to use the best. If something better was out there, I would definitely switch to it… Even if you are on a another site and already have a lot of momentum, I’d consider making the switch now because SmugMug is a powerhouse and it’s only going to get better.

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  • When searching for an online image hosting service, SmugMug is a great option. While they do not offer all of the bells and whistles that other sites do, such as live chat support and the ability to create digital scrapbooks, they do have plenty of features. Uploading your photos is important; however, the top-notch security of your files is something you should definitely consider.

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    The unlimited storage is great for keeping photos online and the capacity for uploading large photos is a good fit for DSLR users. The most comprehensive plans are too expensive for casual users, but this photo sharing site offers help with SEO, marketing, eCommerce and branding. SmugMug is perfect for professionals who want more visibility and an attractive marketplace to sell their work.

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    While SmugMug could use a few improvements such as more community features and more support options, this is a well-organized photo sharing site that's fun to use. They offer plenty of features that will help you to create a nice homepage where you can display your photos, and they allow you to pick and choose which photos you want to share as well as who you want to share them with.

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  • "At the end of the day, SmugMug came out ahead of the others and I’m happy I made the choice to go with them. They’ve been around for a while and I don’t see them going anywhere any time soon, which helps put my mind at ease since uploading and linking to hundreds of images on my websites is not a quick or easy task."

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