Creating Websites with Lightroom and the SmugMug Plug-In By Matt Kloskowski

26 min

SmugMug is known as one of the industry’s best looking and easiest ways to show off, sell, and print your photos online. In this class, Matt Kloskowski walks you through setting up and using the SmugMug Lightroom plug-in to get your galleries online.

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Matt shows you how to download and install the SmugMug plug-in for Lightroom's Publish Services panel.
Once the plug-in is installed and you've created your collections you can start uploading your photos to SmugMug.
Matt shows you how to set up and update your online photo gallery with Lightroom.
The communication between Lightroom and SmugMug goes both ways, which allows you to see favorites from your SmugMug website back in Lightroom.
Matt wraps up the class with some tips and tricks for getting the most out of the SmugMug plug-in.
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Matt Kloskowski


Matt is the Vice President of Photography for onOne Software and a Tampa-based photographer. He's a best selling author of over 20 books and teaches Lightroom and Photoshop at seminars and conferences around the world....

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  1. Profile photo of Tom Tom

    I think there is even a newer upgrade. When I change the original photo in LR, it seems to automatically update in SmugMug without having to do the publish step.

  2. Profile photo of Alex Alegre Alex Alegre

    here’s my problem when you loge in all the galleys shoe up sync kin takes a longtime take for ever to load WHY???? and when ti loaded it take for everr

  3. Profile photo of Leanne Cole Leanne Cole

    Umm, I’m trying to do this, and I’m about ready to throw the laptop at the wall, it does not work like this video, is it already too out of date.?

    I can’t get the smugmug add on to add on to Lightroom at all.

  4. Profile photo of DaxWagner DaxWagner

    A coherent solution to syncing between Lightroom and SmugMug is finally here. I downloaded the original SmugMug publisher and quickly found that it was a one way street and abandoned using it. With the updated plugin it works beautifully. I just hope that I can sync from more than one computer as some of my images are on my desktop and some on my laptop. Matt; thanks for enlightening me to the new version of this plugin.

  5. Profile photo of bergbrly bergbrly

    Thanks for these quick lessons. I’ve been using SmugMug for four years and lightroom for three. I’ve had a lot of difficulty swithing between computers with my smugmug collections. These lessons helped my understand how I can use sync to get around these problems. They also helped me understand quick settings. I think I can finally get the last part of my workflow under control.

  6. Profile photo of Ronald Blair Ronald Blair

    Matt, thanks so much for doing this course. I’ve had the plugin installed but have had several problems with it. this makes it so clear now how to use it. I was making thing way harder on myself.

  7. Profile photo of Mark Hansen Mark Hansen

    I am having trouble getting Lightroom to recognize the SmugMug plugin. It is installed using the Adobe Extension Manager (*.zxp) and for reason Lightroom doesn’t recognize it??? Does anyone know how to fix this?

  8. Profile photo of Peter McC Peter McC

    Hi Matt,

    Great course. Thanks.

    It is probably worth noting that you need the full business subscription and not just a pro account to get the event management features.


  9. Profile photo of jlevine jlevine

    How does Smugmug compare with Square Space. Do they have similar features?

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