Lightroom 3 Released; Update on my Plugins
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Some of My Publish Services
in Lightroom 3

More than two years in the works, Adobe has finally released Lightroom 3. You can download a 30-day trial from Adobe's Lightroom product page.

There are plenty of places you can find all kinds of info about what's new, including:

If you're peeking here at my blog, perhaps you're interested in what this means for my plugins, so that's what this post is about....

First of all, there's lot of good stuff coming... but not quite yet. I've been working on this stuff all year, in hyper-stress mode for the last month, and in crazy eyes-bugged-out mode for the last two weeks, but I still wasn't able to get ready in time (and for some reason, Adobe ignored my pleas to hold off releasing Lr3 until I, personally, was ready. 🙂 )

If you'd like a sneak peek, check out the manual for the Publish part of my Flickr plugin. It's huge. And there's still plenty of oomph left in my Lightroom 3 Beta 2 and My Plugins post from March.

It's been rough, making the stress I wrote about last year pale in comparison. But I enjoy developing this stuff, and now that the deadline of today's release has passed (and along with it the hope of having all my plugins ready in time for Lr3 also passed), I hope the stress will scale back considerably.

I have been so busy with this that I have not read email in quite a while, so If you're among the hundreds of people whose mail and blog comments are still awaiting my attention, please accept my apologies... I'm just snowed in way over my head. Now that today has passed, I can slowly try to bring some semblance of balance back to my life, but I'll probably be behind on emails and such until I can catch up on getting all my plugins out for Lr3.

New Flickr Plugin

But I am releasing today a new version of my Flickr plugin with full support for the new Publish functionality in Lightroom 3. If you're already using my Flickr plugin, today's release will not show up during the new-version check: you must manually download and install it.

A few comments....

  • It's very beta. Make a backup of your catalog. Take care. Watch back at this page for updates; I expect there to be a lot of version churn in the first few days.

  • The manual is huge. But please read it before trying the plugin.

  • It doesn't work in the Lr3 betas, and it doesn't work with any publish collections you might have made in the Lr3 betas. But it does know about what's been uploaded to Flickr with my plugin, so you won't need to re-export everything when building a new Flickr publish service with this plugin.

  • My Flickr Publish plugin can import data from any publish collections you made with Adobe's built-in Flickr Publish plugin, so there's no rush to switch to mine if you're using Adobe's. Adobe's simple, built-in plugin may be just the ticket that casual Flickr users need. Give it a try. If you end up liking the fuller featured (but more complicated) nature of my plugin, my plugin and import all the data from Adobe's and your work won't have been lost.

  • My registration system has changed new plugins running on Lr3. See the details on my plugin-registration page.

June 30, 2010 Update: after three weeks of public beta, the plugin has now been pushed to mainline, so you can download it from the plugin's home page.

Here are the generic install instructions, and the manual for new the Publish stuff.

And again, the “check for new version” stuff won't be turned on for a while, so please check back here for updates. Once I'm comfortable with the stability, I'll update this page to note that.

Let me know how it goes.

Here's an ongoing status about which of my plugins have been pushed out for Lightroom 3...

First Version for Lr3PluginComments...
20100617.2KODAK Gallery
20100608.63Metadata Wrangler
20100609.24“Run Any Command”
20100608.6Snapshot on Export
20100609.125Geoencoding Support
20100608.34GPS Proximity Search
20100609.21Video-Asset Management Not particularly useful in Lr3...
20100609.24Metadata-Viewer Preset Builder
20100609.13Folder Watch
20100609.12Megapixel Sort
20100609.7Focal-length Sort
20100609.13Data Plot
Preview-Cache Image Extraction Tool Doesn't run in Lr3 🙁
PhotoSafe Something new for Lr3
Metadata Viewer Something new (for Lr2 and Lr3)
Tree Exporter Something new coming soon

All 56 comments so far, oldest first...

I am amazed at your capacity to innovate – still reminds me of the 4 days of thanksgiving in the fall of 1987 or was it fall 1988 – when you wrote an entire operating system for Khan’s class. I was struggling with either graphics or was it compiler design and we survived on raw cabbage, raw cauliflowers, carrots and when we both felt rich – some hot dogs and snots at Carl’s….
good gawd man you are a innovation-bot.
my best to the family…
yes i was one of those hundreds who wrote to you and got a reply today – wanted to share Arjun’s pictures with you and Fumer’s.

— comment by Ramchandra on June 8th, 2010 at 2:51pm JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

How long will it take to upgrade the database for the plug-in? I have a library of only about 700 images and it’s been going for two hours already and not even a third of they way through. Is something wrong?

Sounds like something’s wrong… what kind of update is going on? Lightroom catalog update? Plugin catalog update? Drop me a note via email with the details. —Jeffrey

— comment by Drew on June 8th, 2010 at 10:21pm JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Does the listing above indicate your order of delivery? Zenfolio is a ways off… To clarify, my zenfolio plugin will export as it always has in LR3, but Publish services are pending?

Hope you’re finding time for eat, sleep, and family.


The order is mostly random… I just cut-n-pasted stuff in. Among the exporters, SmugMug and Zenfolio will be next… almost certainly within the next couple of weeks. But the “normal export” of existing versions of the plugins should continue to work just fine —Jeffrey

— comment by Morey on June 9th, 2010 at 4:51am JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Thanks again for such a professional and quality operation! Without your plugins, my workflow would suffer. And the foresight!

I get my LR3 release notice from Adobe, purchase and install and run as fast as possible. I was dreading getting info on how I’d update my plugins I’ve received from you, then run across this page. If only some large (Adobe) companies would (Adobe) spend the time and effort (Adobe) on conveying information like this. Gratz!

Have a blessed day

— comment by Gavin on June 9th, 2010 at 5:39am JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Thank you for all the hard work. It is appreciated moe than you can believe!

— comment by T.J. Powell on June 9th, 2010 at 6:49am JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Ok, I read that the Facebook uploader wasn’t working for Lr 3, but when I upgraded, it was right there, and it worked! Did I miss something?

Thanks again, I love love love this uploader!


The new Publish stuff isn’t out for it yet, and it can’t be registered in Lr3 yet. Soon. —Jeffrey

— comment by Bodie Quirk on June 9th, 2010 at 7:59am JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Thanks for the fantastic work on all of this, Jeffrey. This is a busy week, but I’m eager to upgrade, update, re-register, and enjoy LR3 as soon as I get a chance.

— comment by Alan on June 9th, 2010 at 9:24am JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

I’m confused. LR now has the publish panel, when, upon upgrading, it automatically included Facebook and Flickr. It did say it had to update for those two plug-ins which seemed fine. However, on my first look at the panels, I have TWO Flicker labels – on has a small “f” within the symbol. The program won’t let me delete one of them (tried to delete each of them in turn), but rather seems to automatically appear even after attempting to delete. Do both of them have to stay, or is there a way to remove one, and if so, which one should I remove? (the one with or without the little black “f” on the symbol?)

Thanks for your help and clarification on how your plug-in LR3 updates differ from the new publish module.

Dawn D. in NJ

The one with a small ‘f’ is an old version of my plugin. Its publish support (if you can call it that) is not compatible with the modern version, so I recommend not using it for Publish. The other one is Adobe’s built-in simple version, which you can’t remove, but you can disable (in the middle-right section of the plugin manager) if you want. See the “modern version” link for more info. —Jeffrey

— comment by Dawn Del Guercio on June 9th, 2010 at 11:59am JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink


Thank you for your hard work. I love the Zenfolio exporter for LR2, and anticipate that the LR3 equivalent will be just as excellent. Don’t kill yourself doing it though! I will say, that seeing your exporter work made me investigate the SDK for LR2, and I ended up writing my own little plug-in for tracking where I’ve published a photo, so thanks for the inspiration – I now need to make it LR3 compatible 🙂

— comment by Duncan on June 9th, 2010 at 3:20pm JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Should the old version of the Flickr plugin work fine on LR3 as well, if we want to wait a bit to try out Publish?

Dave from SF CA

The new version supports everything with the old… Publish is extra. Publish is not appropriate for everything… perhaps not for most things, depending on your workflow. As for whether old versions will work, those before Lr3b came out should work fine in Lr3, but once I realized that I didn’t know what was going on with Publish for the real Lr3, I made it so versions that came out with haphazard Publish support wouldn’t work in the real Lr3. That left me free to wait to see how it would pan out. —Jeffrey

— comment by dave glasser on June 9th, 2010 at 4:11pm JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

yesterday bought the L3 update and after a little twiddling with the publishing services I downloaded your new Flickr plugin. It runs circles around the orignal Adobe version!

Still a little flakey every now and again, but very usable! Thank you for your effords!


I’m a little flakey every now and again as well… like programmer, like program. —Jeffrey

— comment by Jesse on June 10th, 2010 at 4:35pm JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Hmm. In Lightroom 2 (Mac) I could use the “System Preferences -> Keyboard & Mouse -> Keyboard Shortcuts” to assign a keyboard shortcut to “Geoencode…”, but that doesn’t seem to work with Lightroom 3. (Maybe because of the “jf Geocoding Support” header?) Has anyone else managed to add a keyboard shortcut to “Geoencode…” in LR3?

Add three spaces to the front of “Geoencode…” and it’ll work. —Jeffrey

— comment by dave glasser on June 10th, 2010 at 4:39pm JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

what about the tree publisher? Is it to publish to a folder structure by using folder names as lightroom uses for filenames? Is it available? I found no download although it is in your Publisher-List-Screenshot.

It’s something that allows you to replicate your folder or collection structure with exported versions (e.g. so my wife can see all my photos on her computer). I’m still scrambling to get my old plugins out for Lr3…. tree publisher and PhotoSafe will follow shortly thereafter. —Jeffrey

— comment by Volker on June 10th, 2010 at 11:46pm JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Hey Jeffrey,
many many thanks for your absolute fantastic work. I look daily to your blog when LR3 extension is out for Zenfolio. I have the current “beta” running but miss all the very cool feature as in Flickr plugin. The “Syncronize” will be very very good. Actually I just can once upload my image but miss the “lightroom->Zenfolio” link.

I will wait with my total Image Upload to zenfolio upon you have published it.

MANY MANY Thanks .. Hope you’r done with zenfolio soon 😉


— comment by Daniel on June 11th, 2010 at 1:33am JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Is the Zenfolio plugin for publishing under LR3 complete? For now it seems that I need to add a new publishing service for each gallery on zenfolio.

Delano, MN

Yikes, no, I didn’t even think that the plugin versions with early publish “support” would even run on the real Lr3. It will change *completely* when I push the real version out, hopefully next week. Status is here. —Jeffrey

— comment by Mark Udstrand on June 11th, 2010 at 2:35am JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey, here’s a flakey bit:

+357.0: [14C926B8] line 6721:
?:25754: attempt to index a nil value:
+357.0: [14C926B8] line 6721
+357.0: [14C926B8] line 14759
+357.0: [14C926B8] =(tail call) line -1

I edited a picture that for some reason ended up in my ´published´ area, even though it does not exist in my Flickr photostream. Don´t ask… 🙂
After editing it appeared in the ‘republish’ area. Clicking on ‘publish’ got me the error message.

Hope it helps!



Hopefully fixed in v.171 that I just put on the download link. If not, please drop the error message in an email to me. Thanks. —Jeffrey

— comment by Jesse on June 11th, 2010 at 4:58am JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

i just updated to version 20100609.170 of the Flickr-exporter.
Wow! The new Plugin streamlines the publishing to Flickr – Thanks for the fantastic work!

There are two things it noticed:
– BUG: publishing to Groups does not work, Publishing to Sets works fine – i think it’s because of the beta-version ;-))
– WISH: the automatic creation of new Sets (for example by Date) is missing, please put this on the wishlist for new features.

I use the german version of Lightroom (Lightroom version 3.0.0 build 677000 for Windows Windows Vista Professional Service Pack 2 (Build 6002) (x86) lang=de)

Again, thanks for your work

Just put a new zip at the link above that fixes the group stuff (doh!). Automatic stuff won’t come to Publish for a while though, ’till I get caught up on everything else. —Jeffrey

— comment by Oliver on June 11th, 2010 at 6:09am JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey….I understand the pressures you must be under.

I love the Picasa export version and it works just fine (Win7 64bit) on my LR3 system, so, therefore, I am in no rush for a “proper” LR3 solution. My only concern is the July 1 “dead” date, which I assume you could easily extend, if needed.

Overall, you have done wonders in enhancing the LR experience. Adobe should give you “a piece of the pie” for your work.


I hope to have it out within a week…. we’ll see —Jeffrey

— comment by John on June 11th, 2010 at 8:45pm JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

there is another tree-plugin that synchronizes two folders:

it would be very nice if your tool allows to set folders by tags. For example:

if this is a publishing-service it would also fit to your wife’s pc because you can do better structured jpg-folders. I don’t want to sync my raw-files-Structure because this structure is jusr \\server\fotos\\month\.jpg

— comment by Volker on June 11th, 2010 at 8:57pm JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink


I apologize if I missed it somewhere… Is your Zenfolio plugin for Lighroom 3 available?
Thanks for all of your hard work!

Working night and day on it… current status is here —Jeffrey

— comment by Chris on June 11th, 2010 at 10:26pm JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Will the new version for Facebook allow you to export to your fan/business page?

No. Lightroom upgrade, not Facebook. Facebook still disallows it. —Jeffrey

— comment by James on June 12th, 2010 at 8:13am JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Just wanted to let you know just how totally I appreciate your dedication to creating these Lr Plugins.

So.. Thank you!

— comment by David Wolf on June 12th, 2010 at 12:29pm JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

i Love your plug-ins and have just made a payment via paypal, as im using LR3 now i need to register the receipt code but cant find where to put it!

Can you help please??


If it’s in the list above as already released for Lr3, there’s a “Register Here” button in the plugin manager. If not, there will be when it’s released (soon, I hope!) —Jeffrey

— comment by Tony Hamilton on June 12th, 2010 at 11:28pm JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

thank you for your quick response – you are very fast! Uploading to Flickr groups works now. :-))

But i found another Bug in the groups stuff :-((
If the posting limit of a group is reached, the plugin imforms about this and the whole upload stops. The image is not moved to the “uploaded” state of the Lightroom collection, but it is already on Flickr. If you now try uploading again, the same as above happens, now you have a second copy of the image on Flickr.
I think an information if the posting limit of a group is reached will be helpfull, but the whole job should go on and the image should go to the “uploaded” state in Lightroom. The 2.x Version of your plugin had some nice features to control the behaviour in this case.

The goal is to have it stay out of “uploaded” for the publish collection, but be moved to “uploaded” in the photostream so that it doesn’t go a 2nd time…. I’ll look into it. —Jeffrey

— comment by Oliver on June 13th, 2010 at 1:11am JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

I love your flickr plug-in. Upgraded to LR3, and to new plug-in though haven’t tried much yet.
Question: I just downloaded and configured your latest version of the metadata preset shower, which I already love! However, it appears that the “IPTC Description” is missing. You have “description writer”, but not the “description field”. Am I missing something here?

I will gladly be registering and donating for these and for the facebook plug-ins once I officially upgrade to LR3.

Thanks for all you do!

Doesn’t seem to be there, does it. Hmm. Perhaps it’s among the gaggle of new fields introduced in Lr3? I haven’t yet updated it for those…. will try to do so soon, but first am trying to just make all the others even runable on Lr3… —Jeffrey

— comment by Dawn Del Guercio on June 13th, 2010 at 2:01pm JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Wow! You really are up day and night aren’t you? 🙂 (oh, but then again, your on completely different time zone – in this case I’M the crazy one- late night for me!)

Thanks for the quick response. I’m happy to play around with it until that field is added.

Looking forward to being very efficient with your plug-ins!


— comment by Dawn Del Guercio on June 13th, 2010 at 9:11pm JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

More of a question than a bug:

When using the Publish feature with Flickr, I’ve noticed that if I change keyword tags on a photo, it moves to “Modified Photos to Republish”, which I think is an expected behavior.

When I click publish though, the photos get replaced at Flickr, but the metadata (tags) doesn’t seem to update. Though I can still re-send the metadata using “Flickr Extras”.

I think it would make sense for re-publishing to automatically re-send the metadata – is that possible, is it something that might be coming in the future?

That aside, it seems to be working great and thanks for all the hard work you’re putting into it.

I designed the thing so that keyword updates should not cause it to be resent, but either I’ve made a mistake or there’s a bug with Lightroom that I’ve not yet tracked down… I have to look into this, and also into the exact semantics of what it means to republish… yes, I should make sure to resend keywords. —Jeffrey

— comment by Eric on June 14th, 2010 at 1:34am JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

I’m thinking of installing this, but before I go ahead, I’d like to know if there is some way to manually connect a Flickr image to an image in Lightroom/Publish.

Not yet, sorry. —Jeffrey

— comment by Björn Lindström on June 14th, 2010 at 5:14pm JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Hey Jeffrey,
i tried to install the Zenfolio Plugin . I can install it in the Module-Manager an see “jf Zenfolio”.

But I do not see the service in the left bottom. When I try to add a “connection” just Flickr, Harddrive and your ne Facebook plugins occurs. I have multiple delete and added the plugin again.

Have you an idea why I do not see the connection?
Many many thanks!

Zenfolio doesn’t yet have Publish support, as the “not yet with Publish support” note alludes to. 😉 —Jeffrey

— comment by Daniel on June 15th, 2010 at 6:17pm JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,
thinking it could be a bug in flickr 20100613.175

I set a publish activity called NEW ZEALAND.

It have to upload the pics I drop in the Publish Collection to:

-my personal SET New Zealand
-a public group called “Pics about New Zealand”. This group accept only 5 pics for day.

I try to upload 7 pics via this Publish Collection.

All ok for the first 5.
6th pic has been uploaded in my set but not in the public group.
7th pic has not been uploaded either in my set and in the public group.

Pic 6 and 7 are still in the publish section “Pic to be published” of the LR3 Publish Service.

Is it possible to modify the plugin so when a group is full it will continue with the activity on the others groups/sets ?


Are you saying that you don’t care which random pictures do and don’t get uploaded to the group pool? If that’s the case, why bother sending them pics? I’d think that if they have a limit, you’d want to pick and choose exactly which to send, and so would create a published collection just for that group. Maybe I just misunderstand the common Flickr group-pool mentality, but if I were the administrator of a group, I would want people to choose photos carefully. —Jeffrey

— comment by MadGrin on June 16th, 2010 at 6:09am JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Question on the SmugMug plugin – when associating images, it doesn’t try to use the “At SmugMug” URL in the metadata from having uploaded with previous versions of your plugin?

Sort of… that url is of the most recent upload, but the image-association stuff uses the per-smugmug-login user history kept internally, along side that user-visible url. —Jeffrey

— comment by Eric on June 16th, 2010 at 9:15am JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Being relatively new to LR, I sure could use a few of your plug-ins. So, I’ve downloaded the one for Facebook and would like to get a few more. I just made a donation of $20. Three questions:

1) Now that I have PayPal’s transaction #, what do I do with it to register the plug-in?

2) May I now help myself to a few more plug-ins that will be automatically register once the FB plug-in is registered?

3) Just curious how much of that $20 will PayPal keep for themselves?

Thanks much! I’m glad there are people like yourself willing to make such good use of the talents!

Woo-hoo, thanks!. 1) visit the Plugin Manager and click “Register Here”, and paste in the registration code from PayPal into the dialog. 2) By default codes are good for one plugin, but as I mention on the registration page, you can contact me for special needs…. use your code for one plugin, then send it to me in an email along with your needs, and I’ll take care of it. 3)They kept $1.08 for their troubles. —Jeffrey

— comment by Augustus on June 16th, 2010 at 9:57am JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,
i really don’t want to “stress” yourself with my question. Do you have any idea when you have finalized the “publish” feature in the Zenfolio plugin?

Thanks for a short answer!

Perhaps by early next week. Zenfolio allows more than most online services, so it gets more features and that means more development and testing. —Jeffrey

— comment by Daniel on June 18th, 2010 at 1:56am JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

I’m going to go ahead and say it– i don’t have a valid serial number for LR3 (Adobe has enough of my money already). So I guess this means I can’t use the new plugin (previously registered them)

If you’re asking to confirm whether you can’t use the plugin on a stolen software, you are correct (and a thief) —Jeffrey

— comment by Anon on June 18th, 2010 at 4:01am JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

You are all kind of awesome!!

— comment by Vivian on June 18th, 2010 at 6:44pm JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

When I install the picasaweb plugin (both the old LR2 and the new beta LR3 plugin), Lightroom tells me “your catalog needs to be updated before it can be used with the following plugin” – what is the plug-in updating in the catalog? It never told me that the LR2 catalog needed to be updated, but now both versions of the plugin seem to be requiring it for the LR3 catalog…Any ideas?

The plugin registers custom metadata on a per-image basis (such as the details about the uploaded image at Google). It’s done it since version 1, so it offered the same warning when you first installed it. —Jeffrey

— comment by Doug on June 19th, 2010 at 8:06am JST (10 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

I just installed the new LR3 plugin for Facebook. I used the previous plugin for LR2, but I having trouble with the new on. In the Import dialog box I can seem to get authenticated to Facebook even though I am logged into Facebook. Any suggestions?

I need a bit more to go on than “can’t seem to”. Are you using the new version for Lr3 (in beta here)? If so, please send a log detailing the issues you’re having. —Jeffrey

— comment by Jerry on June 22nd, 2010 at 10:44pm JST (10 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Dear Jeffrey,
I tried to publish 4 pics to flickr using flickr-20100620.176 but I received the error:

internal error
attemp to call field ‘?’ (a nil value)

A number of people have reported this, but I’m still at a loss… digging further. —Jeffrey


— comment by MadGrin on June 23rd, 2010 at 6:34am JST (10 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

this tool is very good but i have maybe the same problem with your plugin?!?

Export:481: attempt to call field ‘?’ (a nil value)

I hope you can help

My systems:

IMac 27 OSX-LR3(demo) flickr-20100624.180
Win Vista- LR3(demo)

Would appreciate if you could send a log after hitting that error. —Jeffrey

— comment by Alex on June 24th, 2010 at 7:18pm JST (10 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Hey Jeffrey,
i think you need some more time for the Lightroom Zenfolio final Version. How is the final to the current BETA Version compatible?

When I upload a gallery now with the EXPORT function – Does the PUBLISH Methods recognize the image on the server and “start” publishing? Or do I have to reupload EACH image again.

I have 20 Gallery waiting for publish I really wanna use your publish function 😉

Thanks thanks thanks,

Stuff you publish with the plugin with normal export (now, or any time back to Lr1 even) will be able to be applied to Publish without having to reload, so no need to wait. —Jeffrey

— comment by Daniel on June 25th, 2010 at 7:19pm JST (10 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

More observation:

1. Master and Virtual copy publish to the same image in flickr server. Is this intentional? I think it is suppose to create different images altogether as that is the purpose of virtual copy, creating different images from single a source.

2. Removing published photo from publish collections resulting in error.

3. Adding photos to publish collection should also automatically add them to Photostream collection. Removing them also should be reflected in the photostream in the same manner.

Thanks for a great plug-in

#1 looks like things are fine if you’ve created the virtual copies prior to uploading, but if you create them after uploading, the “uploadedness” gets copied too. I fear I won’t be able to work around this one, but I’ll dig into it. For #2, if you hit that, please send a log. #3 describes how it does work, though not until you Publish in the collection… Lr’s plugin infrastructure is not built at all for Flickr’s photostream paradigm, so the plugin goes through ridiculous gymnastics to try to get it sort of maybe looking a little natural to a Flickr user, but a lot of rough edges will remain until Lr’s plugin infrastructure gets a major upgrade. —Jeffrey

— comment by Jack LJane on June 27th, 2010 at 3:57pm JST (10 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

I found the following problems in (and older):
(1) “Image visibility at Flickr” does not work. All uploaded images have Public rights.
(2) Auto-destination presets: if the photo should belong to a non-existing photoset, then that photoset won’t be created (worked in LR2). In the Auto-destination presets dialog, the photoset is determined correctely.
Best regards,

It would be better to send a log to report bugs, but FWIW, I just pushed 20100629.186 to the beta page, which fixes item #1. I couldn’t reproduce item #2, so please send a log if you hit it with the new version. —Jeffrey

— comment by Heinz on June 29th, 2010 at 3:54am JST (10 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

This is a minor complaint, but you haven’t been including a changelog when you release new versions. Which I only notice because I’d like to know if/when the “associate images” bug is fixed for SmugMug, so that I might try it again.

Thanks again!

It’s there in Version.lua in the zip, though that doesn’t do much good until you download it. It’s part of being a beta… changes are fast and furious.. many important bug fixes in the last few days, so I hope everyone updates. Hopefully moving from beta to mainline soon. —Jeffrey

— comment by Eric on June 29th, 2010 at 10:44am JST (10 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Dear Jeffrey,
now that the plugin seems to work fine I have a not urgent question to ask you:

When I travel I take pics of the food I eat.
I put this pics in my flickr set World Food ( and in some food-related groups (about 10 groups).

What is the best way to manage this activity?

I could try with the Smart Set but are the pics going to be duplicated?

If I create the set “Japan 2010” in which I’m going to upload all the pics taken in Japan (including the food related) the Smart Set will contain this pic too (of course I’ll set the Smart Set to include pics with the tag FOOD)
When I’ll publish the smart set I’ll publish another COPY of the pic?

My dream is to have the same pic of the food in its group (Japan 2010), in the world food set and in the food related group.

Is it possible?


Using smart published collections based on keywords seems to be the way to go. If it’s in the same Flickr publish service, the photos won’t be duplicated (they’ll all funnel into the Flickr photostream base collection). I’d make a normal “Japan 2010” publish collection that maps to your “Japan 2010” set, but use internal-only keywords to mark photos for the various collections that upload to the various food groups. —Jeffrey

— comment by MadGrin on July 5th, 2010 at 12:26am JST (10 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Hi again,

I was wondering if I can use the registration code I got (from registering your plugins on my desktop) on my laptop. Please advise.


If they share the same Lr serial number, yes. Otherwise, no, but codes can be generated with a one-cent transaction, so it shouldn’t be a big deal either way… —Jeffrey

— comment by Ray on July 5th, 2010 at 3:34am JST (10 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey… a long standing issue (at least here): when an upgrade (from Plugin Manager) fails the “Cancel” button does absolutely nothing and the only way-out is force-quitting Lightroom :-/


Sadly, there’s nothing I can do about that… if Lightroom is getting stuck deep in its network access routines, it never comes up for air for me to tell it to stop. —Jeffrey

— comment by paolo savonuzzi on July 7th, 2010 at 11:17pm JST (10 years ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,
I am looking forward to your Tree Exporter Thing. I’m hoping, that this will be a publishing thing.
The LR/TreeExporter form John Beardsworth is very good, but “only” for export not for publishing.
When do we hear something about it?

Greetings from Germany

I’ve run into a couple of nasty bugs I need to work around, but we may need to wait for Adobe to put out a bug-fix update before it’s good enough to release. I’ll keep hacking away…. —Jeffrey

— comment by Jochen Kubik on July 15th, 2010 at 9:11pm JST (10 years ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

Here’s another dumb question…..

In the “jf Flickr” publish service package I have “Metadata Management”.
In the Lightroom 3 “Flickr” publish Service I cannot seem to locate it.

Since it was a while since I installed it in a previous version of Lightroom I am perplexed as to where it is or how I activate it for the “official Flickr service”

Workaround is obviously to use jf Flickr…..

The “Flickr” you’re seeing is Adobe’s plugin. Mine was “Flickr” before, but I had to change the the name of mine when Adobe usurped it. —Jeffrey

— comment by Mike on July 29th, 2010 at 6:48am JST (10 years ago) comment permalink

where can i download your latest version of the facebook plug in for lightroom. the Adobe download site doesn’t work for me. i get an error and it won’t download.

The Lightroom-Exchange entry just refers you to the plugin’s page on my site, from which you then download. If you’re having trouble downloading from there, try with a different browser. —Jeffrey

— comment by jeff on July 29th, 2010 at 8:56pm JST (10 years ago) comment permalink

So, you take peoples money for a plugin that doesn’t work if you think they are using a stolen copy? how does that make you less of a thief than the people you are calling a thief. Is stealing from a theif somehow ok?

I bought lightroom, and I bought your plugin. then I read about your bad serial number code(no, I’m not a thief)…and you actually require them to send you their serial number?. I am impressed with your product and your business model, but appointing yourself judge over a matter that is between the user and Adobe is just as unethical as the piracy you are trying to stop. You wont be getting any more of my referals, or my money. Very dissapointed.

I don’t know what you think the situation is, but it sounds like you’re reading a sour-grapes rant from a thief funneling their embarrassment at getting caught into indignant anger. (Reading on a warz site, perhaps?) Those who got ripped off buying what they thought was a legal copy recognize that they got ripped off by the seller, not by me, and get a legal Lightroom serial number. I’m not a business and I don’t sell anything… no one pays for my plugins; gifts, if sent, are gifts (and not likely to come from someone who pirates software, I might add), but I want gifts only from folks who intend them, so have “ungifted” when requested, including from folks I knew were angry because they got caught stealing. You’re more than welcome to use my plugins without sending a gift (most people don’t send anything), but only so long as it’s on a legal copy of Lightroom. If you’re a thief lamenting that you can’t run my plugins, perhaps you should direct your disappointment inward. —Jeffrey

— comment by also anon on August 21st, 2010 at 9:22pm JST (10 years ago) comment permalink

I don’t know how you put up with bullsh*t comments that people post here (I know we don’t see but a small fraction of them) but my hat is off to you for maintaining grace under fire. Your plugins are flat out awesome and the time and energy that you devote to keeping them updated and introducing new features is actually unparalleled for a free/donationware product IMHO. I will continue to support you and your plugins as long as I use them and Lightroom together to make my uploading experience quick and easy.

Your Loyal friend and customer,
Glenn Higgs

Thanks for your kind words, Glenn, and yes, I don’t know how I put up with these hassles. Something about Lightroom really strikes a chord with me… without something like Lightroom, I’d never be able to enjoy my camera nearly as much as I do. I’m so grateful that it exists. But I must correct your word of “customer”… “customer” implies a level of relationship that I do not want…. “customers” can demand “service” for what they “pay”. I purposefully do not want to subject myself to that level of responsibility (this is just a hobby), so I’m adamant that payment to me is never required, nor is my attention to service requests. (I’ve got so many in the queue waiting that I’m sure I won’t get to even half of them, so unfortunately, I’m having to rely on this out I build for myself.) —Jeffrey

— comment by Glenn Higgs on August 22nd, 2010 at 12:52am JST (10 years ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeff,

just to let you and the world know I’ve been using your plugins for quite some time now and I’m very happy to have paid for them, some of them actually more than once 🙂

Keep up the good work and let posters like you-know-who stew in their own juice.

Another loyal customer and fellow developer,

Jesse van Oort

— comment by Jesse on August 22nd, 2010 at 1:08am JST (10 years ago) comment permalink

I downloaded your Facebook 2 plug in but did not register it as I knew I would be soon upgrading to Lightroom 3. Now that I have done so, I see that version 3.2 includes built in publishing for Facebook. I appreciate the effort you put into developing the plug in, but could you please explain the benefits of using your software versus Adobe’s? If you already did on your website, I missed it. Thanks.

Mine has a lot more features (including non-publish export), but is more complex. If another plugin does what, no need to use mine. —Jeffrey

— comment by Daniel Ginsberg on September 2nd, 2010 at 2:37pm JST (9 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

Your facebook plug in has been working well so far, except for today, i got this error; facebook +57.0: [x116491aa8] @Bottom line 1082:
Assert @Bottom:1082:
facebook +57.0: [x116491aa8] @Bottom line 1082
facebook +57.0: [x116491aa8] @Async line 66
and then when i clicked ok this came up debug 547, this only happens when i try to create gallery here, if i upload without creating a gallery it works fine, can you help? i updated the Plug-in and it still happened.

Facebook is either having “issues”, or has changed something without announcement or documentation. I’ll dig further, but we probably just have to wait for them to decide to fix it. —Jeffrey

— comment by Nathan on September 13th, 2010 at 3:00am JST (9 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeff,

Your website is overwhelming; I can across it because I was looking for a plugin to help me import my AVCHD videos taken with Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 to Lightroom 3.3.

I downloaded video-assets-jfriedl.lrplugin ;. I unzipped it and added it as per your instructions. But LR is still not recognizing my .MTS files, not importing or playing.

I have Windows 7 on my computer.

Can you help me figure out what I am doing wrong? Once I get it to work, I will be happy to register and donate. If you could answer to my email I would be very appreciative.

Aviva from Israel

I think you misunderstand what that plugin is supposed to accomplish. Actually looking at the information on the plugin’s page will allow you to avoid that misunderstanding. —Jeffrey

— comment by Aviva on February 17th, 2011 at 6:32am JST (9 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

What is the fastest way to access Geoencode plugin in LR 3 on windows? At the moment I need three clicks: File -> Plugin extras -> Geoencode. Is there a faster way, a shortcut or directly from an image?

You can use keyboard shortcuts to bring up the Geoencode window, and for the “Geoencode from Google Earth” directly on a photo. I don’t recall them offhand, but something like ALT-F to bring up the File menu, then hold down the ALT key and you’ll see which letter of “Plugin-Extras” is underlined, and such. Or just wait for Lr4 where it’s all built in. 🙂 —Jeffrey

— comment by Robin on March 4th, 2012 at 8:52pm JST (8 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink
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