A couple months ago, I did a ProShow Web review where I looked at creating a slideshow with ProShow Web and Producer. Since then, ProShow has added the ability to retrieve images from your SmugMug account. They’ve also added some other features like a call to action link and the ability to trim video in ProShow Web, etc. Pretty cool stuff. Take a look at how easy it was to get the images from my SmugMug.

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Starting out in ProShow Web, I created a new show, and chose a winter theme. I know a winter theme is an odd choice for a post I’m putting out in spring, but maybe I felt like you guys would appreciate a winter themed post more after all the cold weather was past (ok, so I just didn’t plan the post to match the season). Click Next.

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Under Imagery Tools, Add Photos And Videos, click SmugMug.

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This brings up the SmugMug login screen. Click login.

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Type in your login info and click Login.

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SmugMug has a confirmation screen to make sure you want to allow ProShow Web to access your SmugMug account. We do, so click Authorize.

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We get a confirmation screen saying everything’s good to go, and prepare to be redirected back to ProShow.

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Back in ProShow, you choose the album you’re wanting to retrieve images from. I’ve only got the Winter Wonderland album, so it’s already on the right album.

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I want to use all my images, so I clicked Select All, then import.

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The images start to import into ProShow. One thing that I REALLY liked is that the images weren’t getting downloaded to my pc, then re-uploaded to ProShow. I was using a free (meaning slow) wifi connection at a local restaurant, and it would have taken forever to download full-res images, then re-upload. Since the images were transferred straight from SmugMug to ProShow, I think it only took 5 minutes for all 40 full-res images to be imported. I’m impressed.

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After all the images have been imported, click next.

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Choose a song, or chose multiple songs – one of the features I love about ProShow Web. Click Next.

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Fill in the details for your show. Also, notice the new link back section. Good addition ProShow team! Click Next.

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It seems like the video should start building automatically, but no biggie, I can click an extra button to start the build.

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Building the video…

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And it’s ready to go. Click play and watch the slideshow.

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Stopping the video part of the way through, you’ll see the link to the website.

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The ProShow / SmugMug integration isn’t a one way street. You can also send your ProShow Web video over to SmugMug. Go to the share section, and click SmugMug.

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Tell it which Gallery the video should be posted to. It may make sense to make a videos Gallery. It’s all about what’s easiest for you. I posted mine back to the gallery with my Winter Wonderland pics.

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The show will now export to SmugMug.

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I’m not really sure how long this process normally takes. My free wifi connection got dropped. If I buy your food, you should probably not drop my connection. Seriously! Either way, I reconnected to the network, and ProShow showed that the export was complete.

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I logged in to my SmugMug account, and looked for the video in my gallery. It was there…kind of. It looked like a regular image. When I clicked on it, nothing happened. I’m not sure if this was another wifi issue or if nothing happened because the video was still processing on SmugMug’s side.

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I went back in to the gallery, and there was a play button instead of just an image. Looks like it had to finish processing. Click the video.

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Click play on the preview image.

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Roll the video. SWEET! Looks great, and the whole process was simple. Well done ProShow Web and SmugMug!

For more information on ProShow Web, visit www.ProShowWeb.com
For more information on SmugMug, visit www.smugmug.com

Here’s the Winter Wonderland video. No, these sessions are not available for adults. Come on guys – grow up!

I think I’m probably a latecomer to the SmugMug scene. Do most of you already have SmugMug accounts? Have any of you guys switched over to making slideshows with ProShow Web?

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6 Responses to “Using SmugMug With ProShow Web”

  1. Wow, nicely done. You’ve inspired me to get cracking and make a few of these.
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  2. Wow–Im using both of these (SM, PSW) and didn’t know this could be so slick–gonna try it out today!! and probably teach it at my Texas School Class! Thanks for the awesome tip!

  3. Thanks for the post, the screen shots are fantastic. I’ll try it out.

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