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Mambo is the fastest and easiest way for you to bulk upload and backup your photos & videos to your SmugMug account. With Mambo, you simply choose all the folders on your computer where your photos are, authenticate your SmugMug account and sit back & relax as Mambo backs up all your current photos & videos - and new ones as they arrive - automatically.
Today, if you try to upload a big batch of photos to SmugMug, you are restricted by the 200 photos per batch limit on the web. As you try to break up batches and lose track of the exact items in each, you end up with duplicates which creates a bigger mess. And when you have new photos to backup/upload, you have to do all of this all over again. Mambo is far simpler, faster and smarter - it can upload 1000s of photos without any input from you, it automatically de-dupes your photos, it keeps looking for new photos in all connected folders & uploads them on its own. And it's free!
Yes, Mambo SmugMug Uploader supports SmugMug's 5 level folder hierarchy. A Folder can hold either galleries or up to five layers of nested folders inside it. This results in a total of 7 layers of organization i.e. TOP FOLDER > Folder > Folder > Folder > Folder > Folder > Gallery. Currently, there is no way to upload a directory structure, but with Mambo, you can actually replicate your folder structure.
No. On the contrary, Mambo prevents duplicate photos from being uploaded and keeps your SmugMug account clean.
Authenticating your SmugMug account in the Mambo is a 10-second process - simple click the connect to SmugMug button and you are taken to the SmugMug page where you allow and authenticate Mambo to backup to your account.
To backup photos and videos to SmugMug, you can choose one or more folders with the Choose Folder button. Mambo bulk uploads all the photos and videos from the connected folders as well as their sub-folders. When you create new folders with photos, you can connect them also - Mambo keeps scanning all connected folders for new photos and videos and automatically backs them up.
Mambo SmugMug Uploader is FREE to start and you get access to all the important features. You can then upgrade to Premium Monthly or Yearly purchase plan for unlimited uploads at a faster speed. You can see a comparison of all plans here.
Yes, SmugMug uploader allows you to set a time interval to auto-upload photos to your SmugMug account. You can change this from the Mambo SmugMug Uploader app interface. This feature is limited to Windows version only.
Yes, you can shut down your computer and restart as necessary without affecting the uploads. The Mambo SmugMug Uploader detects it and pauses the uploads and resumes from where it left last time, so there is no loss of information or duplicate photo uploads.
Mambo SmugMug Uploader is automatic - it checks for new photos in all connected folders and sub-folders every 30 mins and automatically starts the upload so you don’t have to do anything. You have the ability to change this time interval setting in Windows version from the 'Settings' tab.
Yes, the same login is applicable to Mambo SmugMug Uploader for Windows as well as to SmugMug Uploader for Mac. Yes, Mambo subscription is valid for both Mac and Windows versions. In fact, you can use same login details on different Mambo instances.
Mambo SmugMug uploader uses OAuth to authenticate your SmugMug account. OAuth is the standard and prescribed way to authenticate any third party software without sharing your actual username and password. So, you need not worry about it. In addition to OAuth, our software is 'Code Signed' which means it can't be tampered with. Lastly, we use HTTPS for server interactions.
We are fully committed to privacy. Mambo SmugMug Uploader doesn’t keep or store any of your photos or videos on our servers, at all - in fact, the photos are directly uploaded from your computer to your online account without touching the Mambo servers.
Mambo SmugMug Uploader is designed to consume very little resources on your computer so it can run in the background and you can continue to work on whatever you need.
If you change or rename the photo folder after you have uploaded them to SmugMug, Mambo SmugMug uploader will not change anything on your SmugMug. They remain as it is. However, if you rename folders before uploading them to SmugMug, Mambo will create the same folder on SmugMug as you associate.
Mambo SmugMug Uploader will not make any changes to the folders on your system. If you delete or rename some of the folders/albums on SmugMug, the folders on your PC remain as it is.
Photos uploaded by Mambo SmugMug Uploader are all private. As of now, if you wish to change these settings from private to friends and family, you’ll have to log in to your SmugMug web account and make desired changes. You can't-do so while you upload them.
Yes, you can do that with Mambo SmugMug Uploader. Within the application interface, you are given an option to select an existing album where you want to upload to.
Yes, Mambo SmugMug Uploader automatically picks up all sub-folders from the connected folders and uploads photos/videos from all folders and sub-folders.
We make every effort to respond as quickly as possible, and most queries are answered within 24 hours. For any question or help on Mambo SmugMug Uploader, you can email us at [email protected].