Downloading SmugMug Images for Social

UB's SmugMug is a great resource to find photos for your social media content. Follow the instructions below to download images that are appropriately sized for your social pages.

How to download SmugMug photos at a resolution suited for digital use

At any point, you can right-click and 'Save image as' to download a copy. But this does not provide any control over the image proportions (resolution), which is very important.

The following steps allow you to download an image at the desired resolution.

Step one: Click the Share icon. This is located in two locations.

  • When viewing a gallery, the Share icon is below the image, in the lower right corner. (An identical icon in the upper right is used to share the entire gallery!)
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  • When viewing an individual image, the Share icon is located to the left of the image, near the top left corner.
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Step two: Click the Embed tab. In the drop-down menu labeled 'Choose a size,' select a specific resolution.

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Step three: Click 'Copy JPEG URL.'

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Step four: Paste the copied URL into your browser location bar and press Enter.

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Step five: When the image loads, right-click the image and select 'Save image as...” to download the image onto your computer.

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Image Sizes Vary

Remember, image sizes across social media platforms vary, so check each channel's image specifications to ensure that you are selecting photos that are optimal sizes.