SmugMug online photo sharing service offers unlimited photos, unlimited storage, no ads, no spam, easy uploads and easy photo sharing. You will notice how engaging the site is when you first come to it. This online photo sharing site is easy to navigate and simple to use. They offer drag-and-drop uploading as well as uploading directly from your computer. We were pleased to find that they allow you to purchase other users' prints if you find something you really like. You also have the ability to tag the location of your photos using this photo sharing service.

Through this online photo sharing service, you can order gifts such as photobooks, posters and framed prints and have them mailed directly to your home. It is simple to access your original photos for printing on your home printer if you choose to go that route. With the SmugMug Basic package you can choose from 50 preloaded themes to make your homepage reflect your personality. They also allow you to create a webpage where you can post photos that you want to share with others.

We were pleased with the different options that SmugMug online photo sharing service offers, although we would like to see them allow you to upload your photos using email. However, they do offer a simple drop-and-drag method for uploading your photos, or you can browse and upload images from a saved location on your computer. We found that using the drag-and-drop method was the quickest and easiest way for us to upload to albums.

One of the features we like about this online photo sharing service is that you can edit your photos right from the website. They allow you to crop, copy, apply different color schemes and more. You can also create your own special watermark to brand your photos, but only if you purchase the most expensive membership. You can add photo captions and comments with ease. In addition, you can enter information about where the photos were taken and a small Google map will appear by the photo. This allows your viewers to get a better sense of where you were when you took such great photos.

This photo sharing service allows you to create galleries of your photos that you can password protect or leave open for anyone to view. Those who don't have the password will be unable to access your photos. You can also create unlisted galleries if you don't want others to view your work. With SmugMug Basic you do have the ability to share your photos with groups of other users or create your own groups. However, they do not offer sections such as recently uploaded photos or a most popular photos section.

SmugMug photo sharing service offers several options to get answers to questions you may have concerning the service. They offer a FAQs page, a support email address and a Twitter handle you can use to ask questions. However, we would like to see a few more contact options such as a telephone number or live chat.

SmugMug Summary:

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.



SmugMug Basic gives you several options for editing your own photos.

They only offer watermarks for photos on their most expensive account.

The Verdict
: 6.5/10

SmugMug is a good photo sharing service for those who are interested in a simple-to-use platform.