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SmugMug/Zenfolio/Flickr Export-to-Lightroom Plugins Released

The export plugins for Lightroom 1.3 that I mentioned here and here have now been released:

Unfortunately, I came down with a cold yesterday and I got word that I could release these just an hour before heading off to the doctor (I leave in 15 minutes), so I may have screwed up something in my rush to get these links out. We'll see.

In any case, expect a lot of version churn at the beginning, as bugs are flushed out...


Comments so far....

Wow, sorry about the cold. Get well soon.

Great news about plugin release.

Mel

— comment by Mel Lammers on November 21st, 2007 at 8:41am JST (6 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Thanks a lot Jeffrey! I installed the Zenfolio plugin a few minutes ago and immediately uploaded a gallery to my Zenfolio account. Did not need to read the instructions or anything. – it just worked!

— comment by Michael on November 21st, 2007 at 10:40pm JST (6 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Great work, Jeff! As Michael sair, downloaded, unzipped, exported flawlessly. All in about, Oh, 3 minutes.

If this is how you work with a call, can’t wait for you to feel better!

Dave

— comment by Dave on November 22nd, 2007 at 10:15am JST (6 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Thank you very much for your efforts. I am about to test it as there has been a big disconnect between Lightroom and Flickr. I like Lightroom but have some scratching my head moments in it as there are still many things missing important to photographers just a nice image fame with text without workarounds would be nice and should have been in 1.1 at the latest. Another good head scratcher is why it is named Photoshop as well but you cannot get it packaged with Photoshop. It has nothing that I can tell in common with Photoshop other than the same company developed it. Must be an Adobe marketing thing to latch on the brandname recognition. I thought for sure I would be able to purchase in one of the too many Adobe product suites.

Thank You

— comment by Shaan on November 22nd, 2007 at 12:32pm JST (6 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Fabulous plugins!

I took a look at the LUA source code for your modules… whew!

Almost as bad as the Klingon based web gallery templates in Lightroom.

— comment by Awake on November 22nd, 2007 at 5:57pm JST (6 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

dear Jeffrey,

I like your plugin very much, but I am keeping getting this error message when I am uploading to Flickr:

“An internal error has occurred: Win32 API error (unknown error — FormatMessageW failed) when calling HttpSendRequest from private_AgHttpClient_post_L”

I tried lots of modifications, without any exception.

— comment by springtian on November 23rd, 2007 at 9:41pm JST (6 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

I am using your Flickr exporter and it works great, but what does it do with the local copy of the resized image? I would have thought it would use the same instructions in the original Lightroom Export code which allows you to choose the Export Location. This code seems to be missing in the Flickr Exporter…

Did you get the version I posted recently (20071125.5), which has the new “Save to Local Disk” section?

It don’t use the standard “Export Location” dialog section because then you’d have to select the location even when not wishing to save a local copy. I’d think that most people would not want a local copy, so it made sense for me to replicate it in a way what those who don’t want it can just ignore it. —Jeffrey

— comment by Sean Phillips on November 25th, 2007 at 1:43pm JST (6 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Hi,

It seems that you have worked out quite a few Lightroom Plugins. Any considerations to create a plugin for Picasaweb?

I hadn’t thought to, but could do it if there’s enough interest. Does anyone actually use Picasa? —Jeffrey

Regards,
/KPa

— comment by KPa on November 26th, 2007 at 1:05am JST (6 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey

First off, Thank you! I know this is a lot of work.

I am getting the same error as springtian reported, but with regards to loading to Zenfolio. Occurs whether or not I select 1 or multiple images. The first image is uploadeded successfully, though. It does take ~30 seconds (guess) to see it online in Zenfolio once the error does occur.

Thanks – John

— comment by John on November 26th, 2007 at 10:08am JST (6 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Hi,

As for the question, “does anyone actually use Picasa” I have to admit that I have found it rather usefull for uploading few photos that I wish to share with remote friends. As such, I do not use Picasa (the organising tool) but Picasaweb to be exact.

But maybe mix of using Lightroom for organising and developing photos and then “publishing” them in Picasa is not that common? Maybe that’s signal for me to start using “real” web gallery ;)

Regards,
/KPa

— comment by KPa on November 30th, 2007 at 1:28am JST (6 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffery,

Just wanted to say thanks for this excellent plugin. It’s something I always wished for since using LR. I guess Christmas came early :). I’ve used Picasaweb in the past. It’s quite nice and in some ways better than Flickr. I’d still be using Picasa if Yahoo didn’t give me a free pro Flickr account since they trashed their own Photo site.

Another thought — I happen to use Costco Photo for printing. Any considerations for a plugin to major photo printing service? Costco actually uses Snapfish.

Regards,
-Wes

— comment by Wesley Lee on November 30th, 2007 at 6:27am JST (6 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

I’m using Picasaweb quite a lot – and it’s the only reason why I’m still using Picasa for managing my photos. As soon as there is an good working export plugin for LR, I’ll switch. :-) And I know some more people who would do the same. And I saw quite a lot of “is there a Picasaweb export plugin anywhere?”-posts in some forums when I searched. So, please … ;-)

— comment by Wolfgang on November 30th, 2007 at 6:52pm JST (6 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

I seem to be the only one, but I downloaded the plug-in, I see it in Finder, but when I perform your suggested test on an export, I don’t have the SmugMug option — only the original “Export to Disk”.

— comment by KED on December 1st, 2007 at 9:54am JST (6 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Just to say a big “thank you”. I have both Smugmug and Zenfolio accounts and both plugins worked perfectly!

— comment by Martin on December 1st, 2007 at 10:37pm JST (6 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

I get the same error as “Springtian” but not with Flickr but with zenfolio.

“An internal error has occurred: Win32 API error (unknown error — FormatMessageW failed) when calling HttpSendRequest from private_AgHttpClient_post_L”

When I have multiple photo’s selected for export this error occures after the first one is uploaded (the first photo of the batch is uploaded to zenfolio since I can view it but the others are not uploaded). maybe this helps find the problem.

— comment by CloudyWizzard on December 3rd, 2007 at 2:10am JST (6 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Add me to the list of people who would love a Picasa export plugin. Picasaweb is my preferred host for all my remote sharing, mostly because they make it more painless than anyone else. I have a Flickr account, but never use it. I guess I’m a sucker for almost anything Google gets their hands on =)

I’ve just written and an export plugin for Picasa Web, and I’ve got to say that the complexity-to-functionality ratio of doing so was vastly higher this time than with the other services. And in a race among all these services to have spotty, incorrect, or generally lacking documentation for their APIs, Google won hands down. (Zenfolio’s was by far the best.) On the plus side, someone from Google responded very quickly when I posted a question to the API discussion group. In any case, it seems to work, so I released it, so give it a try… —Jeffrey

— comment by Dave on December 3rd, 2007 at 3:05pm JST (6 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

I’m using your flickr plugin and first let me say, thanks a lot! 2 things I’ve noticed though:

1. The resize image doesn’t seem to work. I resize my ‘long edge’ to 1600 and my images are coming through at their original size.
2. It’s very slow. Previously, I was exporting to disk and using the ‘After Export’ option to run the flickr uploader. This is far, far quicker than exporting via your plugin. Any ideas? I’ve got a good machine with 4Gb RAM and I’m running lightroom 1.3.1 on Leopard if that’s any use. My upload link is pretty decent as well, 1.3Mbits/sec. Like I say, the official uploader is plenty fast so I don’t think it’s anything on my end. Are there any debug files I can take a look at?

thanks again for all your effort, it’s much appreciated.

cheers,
Matt

— comment by Matt on December 9th, 2007 at 10:53pm JST (6 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

One more vote for Picasaweb export plugin, please :-)

Cheers,
Øystein

Okay, okay, I’ve started working on it. I’m out for the weekend, but hopefully I’ll have something by mid next week…. —Jeffrey

Here it is

— comment by Øystein on December 11th, 2007 at 6:04pm JST (6 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

one more vote for fotocommunity

— comment by Klaus on December 13th, 2007 at 12:32am JST (6 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

I’m delighted to hear that Picasa export plugin may be on it’s way ;)

Real “dream to come true” would be possibility to add command line tool execution to it as at the moment only way to good quality web export is (for me) to use ImageMagic (resize + USM sharpening) as Lighroom resize (down scaling) results to artefacts, and there is no export sharpening (and I do not own Photoshop CS).

But anynow big thanks (even in advance) for Picasa plugin.

Regards,
/KPa

— comment by KPa on December 14th, 2007 at 3:55am JST (6 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Jeffery,

Thank you so much! This is just what I was looking for. I usually us Phanfare to display my photos but they are changing their business model and the site is changing its focus leaving pro users like myself out of luck. However, you may want to consider their site for an uploading plug in.

Again, great work.

Thanks,

Jay

— comment by Jay Lawton on December 22nd, 2007 at 11:40am JST (6 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Thanks for creating the Flickr uploader. Unfortunately it only works about 50% of the time for me, especially when I select multiple photos. I keep getting the http errors. If it would it help you to have the logs, just drop me email and I’ll send them.

Thanks again.

Happy Holidays,

Stew

— comment by Stew on December 24th, 2007 at 9:30am JST (6 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Just downloaded the plugin for Lightroom (1.3) and it works great going to Flickr – thanks!!

— comment by Alan on December 27th, 2007 at 10:20am JST (6 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Jeff, you rock!! This is exactly what I have been wanting for a long time. The Uploader from Smugmug is good, but I have been dying for a way to export to Smugmug WITHOUT having to export a copy of the image to my hard drive first. After all, isn’t that the whole purpose of Lightroom?? To not have to have redundant copies of your photos all over the place?? (And of course, if I still want to export that copy, your plug-in allows me to do so.)

Now if Adobe will just improve how LR handles JPEGs, I will be set!

— comment by Erin on January 1st, 2008 at 4:08am JST (6 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

I’m dying to put the smugpug LR plug-in to use, but for some reason, the export function fails to see my existing galleries on Smugmug, and will not allow me to create new ones. The ‘Export’ button remains dimmed out and I can’t export anything . . . I must be doing something wrong, but cannot figure it out. Any help would be appreciated.

Thx,

Robert

— comment by Robert on February 9th, 2008 at 4:01am JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

Thanks for the great work. I just wanted to add to the Fotki request. You just can’t beat $.09 prints and unlimited storage.

— comment by jbpohot on February 12th, 2008 at 11:21am JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

thank you Jeffrey

— comment by diziizle on February 19th, 2008 at 10:51am JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

+1 on the Fotki request here as well. Pretty please with a cherry on top :)

— comment by Dave on February 29th, 2008 at 4:07am JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Hi,
I am very excited about this as well, but I have been getting the same error as a few of the others. If I try to upload multiple images the first uploads and the rest fail. I am on a Powerbook and going from Lightroom to Zenfolio. Any ideas on what to try/change to get it to work?
Thanks,

— comment by Thor on March 20th, 2008 at 1:36am JST (6 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Nice post, I love this blog

— comment by Home Security Camera Internet on April 16th, 2008 at 5:15am JST (6 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

I need help BADLY. I am a GREEN person – not an energy saving type – in knowledge about the use of downloads. Yesterday I downloaded Jeff’s Flickr dodad, found it on my hard drive in a subfolder of Lightroom1.3.1, tried to bring it into lightroom with no success. Flickr in Lightroom is greyed out. Somehow I redownloaded Lightroom 1.3.1 and could no longer open up Lightroom – error message ” see further instructions for missing…”. Panic set in. I wnt to Adobe web site and saw that there was a Lightroom 1.4.1 available for download. Did it and was able to open Lightroom – all seams to be O.K. However, I still have greyed out Flickr. The download is still on my harddrive along with Lightroom 1.1, 1.3.1 and 1.4.1 – as far as I am concerned, all garbage – I thought that when one dowloads a revision the old version is replaced – not so with Adobe. IF SOMEONE CAN HELP ME I would be most appreciative. I need hand holding and a detailed walk through.
I would like to Export from the Lightroom Library module directly to my Flickr pro- account, after any adjustments have been made – in a small size, without having to send to a spot on my hard drive – which I later can not readily find.
THANKS in advance to whomever can help me. NOTE: I am going to place this site in my favorites and also set up an RSS – wish me luck.

— comment by Ed on April 29th, 2008 at 9:16pm JST (6 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Have you looked into creating an export to Kodak EasyGallary? This is built into Adobe’s Bridge and I really miss it in Lightroom.

— comment by ken snyder on May 18th, 2008 at 7:27am JST (6 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Hi,
Thanks for the Picasa plug in for Lightroom. Is there any possibility that you could create a plug in for uploading to Costco’s site for photo printing

— comment by Mickey on July 6th, 2008 at 5:48am JST (6 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

I need help BADLY. I am a GREEN person – not an energy saving type – in knowledge about the use of downloads. Yesterday I downloaded Jeff’s Flickr dodad, found it on my hard drive in a subfolder of Lightroom1.3.1, tried to bring it into lightroom with no success. Flickr in Lightroom is greyed out. Somehow I redownloaded Lightroom 1.3.1 and could no longer open up Lightroom – error message ” see further instructions for missing…”. Panic set in. I wnt to Adobe web site and saw that there was a Lightroom 1.4.1 available for download. Did it and was able to open Lightroom – all seams to be O.K. However, I still have greyed out Flickr. The download is still on my harddrive along with Lightroom 1.1, 1.3.1 and 1.4.1 – as far as I am concerned, all garbage – I thought that when one dowloads a revision the old version is replaced – not so with Adobe. IF SOMEONE CAN HELP ME I would be most appreciative. I need hand holding and a detailed walk through.
I would like to Export from the Lightroom Library module directly to my Flickr pro- account, after any adjustments have been made – in a small size, without having to send to a spot on my hard drive – which I later can not readily find.
THANKS in advance to whomever can help me. NOTE: I am going to place this site in my favorites and also set up an RSS – wish me luck.

— comment by dizi izle on August 24th, 2008 at 10:48pm JST (6 years ago) comment permalink

I love the Flickr plug-in – you are a god! I second the request for a plug-in to upload to Costco. Then life would be complete!

— comment by KatiePerez on September 11th, 2008 at 4:14pm JST (5 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

I love the Flickr plug-in – you are a god! I second the request for a plug-in to upload to Costco.

— comment by Sohbet on September 19th, 2008 at 1:56am JST (5 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

First and foremost, you are amazing. I hope EVERYONE has dropped something into Jeffrey’s paypal account. :) no matter how small…

I am a REGULAR user of the flickr & facebook plugin’s. I am a user of phanfare as well, and they provide that.

I do print at Costco and would welcome that if it was ever added. Not sure how that would work out, but just thought i would mention it. Not so sure enough people use it, but just thought i would mention it.

Again, thank you so much for your had work on this. you truly have provided something that makes my life easier and makes digital photography a little easier to manage.

Shawn

— comment by Shawn Brown on October 4th, 2008 at 1:32am JST (5 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

thansk you

— comment by mirc on November 21st, 2008 at 3:41pm JST (5 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

good works.

— comment by Sohbet on December 6th, 2008 at 11:55am JST (5 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

good works.

— comment by chat on December 22nd, 2008 at 5:45am JST (5 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

good works.

— comment by Film izle on December 28th, 2008 at 1:28am JST (5 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

thanks you

— comment by sohbet odaları on December 31st, 2008 at 7:09pm JST (5 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Thank you very much for your efforts. I am about to test it as there has been a big disconnect between Lightroom and Flickr. I like Lightroom but have some scratching my head moments in it as there are still many things missing important to photographers just a nice image fame with text without workarounds would be nice and should have been in 1.1 at the latest. Another good head scratcher is why it is named Photoshop as well but you cannot get it packaged with Photoshop. It has nothing that I can tell in common with Photoshop other than the same company developed it. Must be an Adobe marketing thing to latch on the brandname recognition. I thought for sure I would be able to purchase in one of the too many Adobe product suites.

I, too, dislike the “Photoshop” name, because Lightroom is so very different than Photoshop. But they do share one very important point, and that’s the Adobe Camera Raw rendering engine. This means nothing to you as a user if you use only one or the other, but it can mean a lot if you use both (Photoshop can see your Lightroom changes “as is”, without the need for a quality-reducing intermediate render). As for the “should have been in version 1.1 at the latest” comment, everyone has feelings about what’s important to them, and so no one will be happy, ever, with the mix of features unless you realize that it’s a balance. Try to imagine, hypothetically speaking, that Lightroom was actually developed by humans. If that were the case, there would be limits on how much time each person could spend each day (24 hours), and so they’d have to actually pick and choose what, from the infinite number of features people hope for, which to implement. They’d also have to choose between development and distractions (like eating, sleeping, spending time with their children). —Jeffrey

— comment by ev arkadaşı on January 14th, 2009 at 5:13am JST (5 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

one more vote for fotocommunity

— comment by cv örneği on January 14th, 2009 at 5:13am JST (5 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Have you looked into creating an export to Kodak EasyGallary? This is built into Adobe’s Bridge and I really miss it in Lightroom.

— comment by ilan on January 15th, 2009 at 9:59pm JST (5 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Have you looked into creating an export to Kodak EasyGallary? This is built into Adobe’s Bridge and I really miss it in Lightroom.

— comment by sohbet on January 30th, 2009 at 4:25am JST (5 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Have you looked into creating an export to Kodak EasyGallary? This is built into Adobe’s Bridge and I really miss it in Lightroom.

— comment by ucuz oteller on February 14th, 2009 at 6:29am JST (5 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

one more vote for fotocommunity

— comment by Alarm on March 24th, 2009 at 6:16pm JST (5 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

one more vote for fotocommunity

— comment by Temizlik Şirketi on May 18th, 2009 at 2:59pm JST (5 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Have you looked into creating an export to Kodak EasyGallary? This is built into Adobe’s Bridge and I really miss it in Lightroom

— comment by oyun oyna on May 29th, 2009 at 4:19pm JST (5 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

one more vote for fotocommunity

— comment by film izle on June 12th, 2009 at 5:28pm JST (5 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

I’m using this plugin thanks very good

— comment by Nasıl Yapılır on June 14th, 2009 at 12:07am JST (5 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

am using your Flickr exporter and it works great, but what does it do with the local copy of the resized image? I would have thought it would use the same instructions in the original Lightroom Export code which allows you to choose the Export Location. This code seems to be missing in the Flickr Exporter…

It’s there in the LR2 version of the plugin. It’s not possible in LR1. —Jeffrey

— comment by porno izle on August 19th, 2009 at 1:28am JST (5 years ago) comment permalink

Writing from Portland, OR, USA.

Can I add another vote for a Costco plugin? That would be hugely useful…

— comment by Dirk on September 2nd, 2009 at 9:30am JST (5 years ago) comment permalink

one more vote for fotocommunity.. thanks

— comment by evden eve nakliyat on October 15th, 2009 at 9:35pm JST (4 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Hello,

Just wondered if the Costco plugin for Lightroom could be modified to work for Costco.ca?

Thanks from your Canadian friends

I don’t know of any Costco plugin, sorry. —Jeffrey

— comment by Dale on October 17th, 2009 at 1:21pm JST (4 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

I get the same error as “Springtian” but not with Flickr but with zenfolio.

“An internal error has occurred: Win32 API error (unknown error — FormatMessageW failed) when calling HttpSendRequest from private_AgHttpClient_post_L”

When I have multiple photo’s selected for export this error occures after the first one is uploaded (the first photo of the batch is uploaded to zenfolio since I can view it but the others are not uploaded). maybe this helps find the problem

— comment by Laptop Tamiri on October 29th, 2009 at 8:46am JST (4 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Well, some ask for a costco plugin, even for costco canada, i just found one, still working on LR 2.7. There wasn’t any update since february, but it is still working: http://alloyphoto.com/plugins/export-to-costco-canada/

Sorry Jeffrey but someone beat you on that ;)

I would have never gotten around to do it… I’m quite happy to have others in this space. That’s Vladimir Vinogradsky, and he’s got a bunch of good ones (check the Lightroom Exchange; there’s a button to visit it in the plugin manager). —Jeffrey

— comment by Ben on May 9th, 2010 at 9:59am JST (4 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Another vote for a Fotki Lightroom plugin, please. Fotki is a great service, and it would be wonderful if I could export to it directly from Lightroom. I am trying your Facebook plugin, and it seems excellent. I will be sending you some Paypal cash shortly. Please consider adding a plugin for Fotki. It would be so worth it for me to pay for such a plugin, since I have more than 70,000 images there, and growing! Thank you.

— comment by Steve on July 8th, 2010 at 12:05pm JST (4 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

I know you said Fotki needs an API before you can write a plugin. Are none of these considered API’s? I’m sorry that I don’t know: http://downloads.fotki.com/

No, those are downloads, not APIs. They do seem to allow FTP, so maybe Tim Armes’ FTP Publisher plugin will do the trick. —Jeffrey

— comment by Steve on July 8th, 2010 at 12:56pm JST (4 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Thank you very much for your efforts. I am about to test it as there has been a big disconnect between Lightroom and Flickr. I like Lightroom but have some scratching my head moments in it as there are still many things missing

— comment by magazin on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:00pm JST (1 year, 9 months ago) comment permalink
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