By default the SmugMug slideshows only fill 1 line of text. If you have long captions they get hidden behind this 1 line. If you would like to show your entire captions, use the following CSS. Add this as a CSS content block to your page with a slideshow. Note: This does not work for embeddable slideshows.

/* Update the max height so it'll take up all the height it needs */
.sm-tiles-info-over .sm-tile-info p {
    max-height: initial !important;

/* Make the slideshow captions take up all the room they can */
.sm-slideshow .sm-tiles-info-over .sm-tile-info p {
  overflow: auto !important;
  text-overflow: ellipsis !important;
  white-space: normal !important;
  height: 100% !important;


  • Aaron @ SmugMug

    on December 27, 2016

    @studio808: I've updated the code so it should work properly now!

  • studio808

    on November 20, 2015

    Update- it does seem to work in my gallery slideshow although it doesn't show the entire caption but now does provide a scroll bar in the caption so the viewer can scroll down to see the rest pf the caption. That is certainly better than having the caption cut off. Thanks!

  • studio808

    on November 20, 2015

    Embeddable slideshow- so the slideshow button that would show up in a Gallery someone is viewing - is that an embeddable slideshow? I have some long captions that get cut off when choosing the "Slideshow" option in a Gallery. So would your CSS work for my situation? (Sorry- I'm just a bit confused of embeddable)

  • schlacter

    on September 27, 2015

    Thanks for all the customizations.
    Is there a reason your spared. The height and value into its own {} s?
    Would I simply add
    color: blue !important;
    To change font color?
    Would transparancy: 0.8 make it a bit less transparent?
    Not sure I'll get a notice if you respond here? If not,
    Please let me know using

    Thanks again.
    PS- I found your code for Lightbox captions, is there a way to locate them at the bottom of Photo always showing like on Slideshow?

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