Jeffrey’s Lightroom Goodies (Plugins and Tools)

This page lists my Lightroom-related plugins and posts.


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The 30 most-recent comments (out of 424; see all), most recent last...

Hi Jeff,

I’m a huge fan of your plugins, especially the geoencoding one!
I have an idea for a very simple but extremely helpful plugin. I constantly get annoyed by how slow it is to start a slideshow with all my catalog pictures in lightroom, since, for whichever reason, it wants to scan all my 85000 pictures before starting. Once the slideshow starts,I tipically only watch a couple of hundred of pictures.
So I was thinking, and realized that if there was a filter that randomly selects, let’s say’, 10% of all pictures of the catalog, I could start the slideshow with these selected pictures, and it would start 10 times faster than before, with the same result.
To implement that “randomness”, one could use the least significant digits of the file size in bytes, e.g., for 10% of the pics just take the pictures whose file size in bytes ends with “1”.
Do you think this “random filter” could be implemented in a future version of one of your plugins? If not, I would highly appreciate some pointers on how to create a filter plugin myself.

Thanks so much and keep up the good work!

Check out “Random Distribution Into Buckets“, which I’ve just added to my Data Explorer plugin. I think it’ll do what you want. —Jeffrey

— comment by SlideshowFreak on November 9th, 2015 at 1:16am JST (8 months, 18 days ago) comment permalink

Do you have a utility to upload photos from Lightroom to Panoramio. I tried to install the Picasa Web uploader and to copy from there to Panoramio – but it was not a very good solution 🙁

Stein (from Kongsberg, Norway)

No, they don’t provide a third-party API. If they had one, I’d build a plugin and flood them with high-quality, relevant, revealing, accurately-located photos. They don’t have one and have rebuffed my requests for one. )-: —Jeffrey

— comment by Stein Arne Jensen on November 11th, 2015 at 11:39pm JST (8 months, 15 days ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeff,
I am an iPhoto refugee and still learning LR. When LR imported my 500+ iPhoto “events” and 30K+ photos, it created a Collection Set for each event with the event’s iPhoto name, and within that a Collection named “Event Photos”. This means I now have 500+ Collections named “Event Photos”, so when I right-click a photo and go see what Collection it’s in, it says “Event Photos”. Not very useful unless I go to that Collection to see which Collection Set it’s in. Manual renaming is certainly possible, but very tedious.
Do you have a plugin that could rename all Collections named “Event Photos” to the name of the enclosing Collection Set? Others migrating over from iPhoto would doubtlessly benefit from such a plugin, as well!

Wow, that really sounds painful. Try this.   Do heed the warning about backing up your catalog; you’ll be the first to try the plugin. —Jeffrey

— comment by Jan on November 12th, 2015 at 3:08pm JST (8 months, 14 days ago) comment permalink

Do you have any plans for a plug-in to upload to Fine Art America? Thanks.

I don’t, no, sorry. —Jeffrey

— comment by Don Fahnestock on November 30th, 2015 at 1:20am JST (7 months, 27 days ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

Thanks for taking your time to develop these tool, simply fantastic! I’m an editor with a team of photographers and looking for a workflow/tool that will automatically apply the shooters’ credits in the copyright section of ITPC upon import based on the camera serial number, do you offer something that can do this or suggest otherwise?

Thanks.

One could write a custom plugin that does this, but I don’t know of a way to do it otherwise, sorry. For copyright, though, I figure you’d just fill in the copyright in the Exif via the camera menus, so it’s already there before import… —Jeffrey

— comment by Mark on December 25th, 2015 at 9:53am JST (7 months, 1 day ago) comment permalink

Hi (from Alabama). I recently installed your plugin for exporting to Facebook and I cannot authenticate my account. I get the screen saying authentication has succeeded, return to lightroom. However, when I do, there is a screen on lightroom saying “Network error contacting graph.facebook.com” and is attempting error “cannotConnectToHost”. Any help or tips would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Sounds like you’ve got some kind of security app diddling Lightroom’s network connection. See this FAQ. —Jeffrey

— comment by Jon on January 7th, 2016 at 6:24am JST (6 months, 19 days ago) comment permalink

do you have a LR plugin to export photos to MAC photos?

I don’t, no, sorry. —Jeffrey

— comment by Sue on January 7th, 2016 at 10:34am JST (6 months, 19 days ago) comment permalink

Just an FYI for those who want to export to instagram.

Instagram is a mobile phone based ap as far as I can see. The most straightforward way to post on instagram in a lightroom environment is to use the lightroom mobile ap. Lightroom mobile has a share feature that makes the connection with instagram.

Hope you-all find this useful,

Ken

— comment by Ken Fife on January 12th, 2016 at 9:16pm JST (6 months, 14 days ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey. I have been using your Lightroom plugin for a few years. Works great. I have an idea/suggestion:

Problem: thousands of images. Poor visibility into my digital past
Solution: Jeff’s new plugin that randomly dishes up an old image from my whole library to spur thought about some post processing. Just for fun button

Thanks you!

— comment by Anonymous on January 16th, 2016 at 8:19am JST (6 months, 10 days ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,
I am writing from Wake Forest, NC, USA. I have an idea for a plugin that I’d like to share. In the “import from another catalog” feature I have a simple problem: I need to merge raw images from one (or more) hard drives into a single location. Normally, (as a Mac user) I would just use rsync to merge files from disk A (vacation/travel/event images) into disk M (main photo collection).

However, b/c the images in disk A are known to a LR catalog, I used the “import from another catalog” feature to merge the catalogs. So now my “master” catalog knows about those new images and that the images are (still) in disk A. But I really want those images included into disk M. Not too bad to drag-n-drop some folders in LR; however, if the YY/MM/DD folder already exists in the Master catalog, then it is very labor intensive. I think an rsync front end within LR would solve this problem. (Or have I missed something in the merge feature?)

What do you think?

Thanks,
Steve

A great idea, but not one that a plugin can handle because Lightroom does not allow a plugin to move or update a catalog image. I’ve asked for the ability over the years, but so far to no avail. —Jeffrey

— comment by Steve on January 19th, 2016 at 3:50am JST (6 months, 8 days ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

They are two interesting cloud storage solutions for photographers: Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Storage

Do you plan to develop some plug ins for any of those or similar?

Thank you very much for your work

Best regards

— comment by Luis Muñoz García on January 30th, 2016 at 7:37pm JST (5 months, 27 days ago) comment permalink

Just found it!:

HOWTO Lightroom sync with s3 windows/macos

https://gist.github.com/anamorph/9ae44f9e4fbf952c62f1

😉

— comment by Luis Muñoz García on January 31st, 2016 at 2:04am JST (5 months, 27 days ago) comment permalink

From Lightroom Is it possible to publish to the same Gallery in Zenfolio from different LR Catalogs?

Sure, just point a Publish Collection in each catalog at the Gallery. You can even have multiple Publish Collections in the same catalog, each in its own Publish Service, pointing to the same gallery. One might do this in order to set up different kinds of upload sizes (e.g. one Publish Service for general smallish uploads, and another for the occasional full-resolution upload). —Jeffrey

— comment by Keri on February 4th, 2016 at 6:22am JST (5 months, 22 days ago) comment permalink

Hello – Just found your Blog. I wonder if you can help. I am trying to find a smart collection plugin to specify a search range for a specific date for a range of years e.g. show me photos taken on July 6th in every year from 2001 to 2016?

Thanks for your time.

Best Regards

Mick M
UK

You can use the normal Library Grid Filter to isolate images to the years you want, then use my Data Explorer Plugin “Date Range” criteria to choose the date you want. —Jeffrey

— comment by Mick on February 29th, 2016 at 8:06pm JST (4 months, 26 days ago) comment permalink

Many Thanks Jeffery. Seems to be exactly what I was after. Do you have a “Donate” facility on your web site?
Regards Mick M

I do, thanks. It’s on this page. —Jeffrey

— comment by Mick on March 1st, 2016 at 6:58pm JST (4 months, 25 days ago) comment permalink

I have bought a Lumix DMC LX 100 my Program Adobe Photoshop Light Room 3 Version 3.6 Camera RAW 6.6 can not convert pictures into dng format and so I can not import RAW+JPG pictures into LightRoom .Can I get some hints from you. If so many thanks. Christian

Both the camera and your software are ancient. You can either stick with what you have and make do with JPG only, or spend a few bucks to upgrade to a modern version of Lightroom. —Jeffrey

— comment by Christian on March 1st, 2016 at 10:21pm JST (4 months, 25 days ago) comment permalink

Hey Jeffery,

I was wondering if you’d ever considered designing (if its possible) a squarespace export/publish plugin. I know there is a significant community out there that would love to see one.

Best,
Ethan

This is the first I’ve heard of squarespace, so it’s not something on my radar, sorry. —Jeffrey

— comment by Ethan Parrish on March 6th, 2016 at 2:47am JST (4 months, 21 days ago) comment permalink

Hi,

I”m one of your very satisfied clients and I have a question :
WHat about the end of picasa ?
Will the Ligthroom picasa web album plugin run with Google Photo ?
Thank you for your work and answer !

JLA

Google Photos doesn’t yet have an API for third-party uploads. When they do, I’ll make a plugin. —Jeffrey

— comment by Jean Louis ALAUX on March 11th, 2016 at 12:41am JST (4 months, 16 days ago) comment permalink

I wonder if you work with other providers for a publishing service. I have moved away from Zenfolio and will really really really miss using your publishing service. If they are interested in providing a plugin, shall I put them in touch with you?

Great work, and I will miss using your plugin. Did I say I would really miss it? 😉

My hands are pretty full with what I’ve got now; I doubt I’ll be writing plugins for new services in the near term. —Jeffrey

— comment by Doug P on March 24th, 2016 at 2:18am JST (4 months, 3 days ago) comment permalink

My sugestion is make a plug-in interface with Amazon Cloud Drive to get in and out from Lighrroom and Worpress.

— comment by fernando de m lisboa jr on March 27th, 2016 at 1:03am JST (4 months ago) comment permalink

Hi,

Is Your plugin supporting upload to Amazon Cloud Drive? I started using it and wouldn’t like to install additional plugins, as I’m more than happy with Yours 🙂

Thanks in advance for Your answer.

Cheers,

Jacek

I don’t have an Amazon plugin at the moment, sorry. I’d like to, if I had time to build one, but this is doubtful in the near term. —Jeffrey

— comment by Jacek B on May 2nd, 2016 at 7:35pm JST (2 months, 24 days ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,
do You concern developing plug in which exports files directly to Onedrive?
best regards
KG

No, sorry. —Jeffrey

— comment by Kamil on May 6th, 2016 at 9:20pm JST (2 months, 20 days ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,
since a few years now I use many of your plugins very intensively. They are all great work and save me a lot of time. So first of all thanks a lot for all of them !
I work a lot with many different collections which help me organizing all my stuff. However I maintain a number of them and I run more and more into the question what do I have in one collection and how does this differ from a another collection. In other words I was wondering if there is a plugin available for Lightroom which can compare the content of 2 collections just on a filename basis. I think a diff tool for Lightroom collections is missing as I did not find any out there in the web or even a workaround to compare 2 Lightroom collections.
I feel such a plugin to compare Lightroom collections could be of some help for other people as well.
What I could imagine is to output the differences in filenames of the collecttions and perhaps a small icon sized image to show kind of a hint what this filename is about in a side by side list view.
Are you aware of a plugin to compare collections ?
Would this be an idea for a new plugin from you ?
Again, thank you a lot for the plugins so far and please keep up the great work on them !
Cheers,
Heiko

I’ve added a “Compare Two Collections/Folders” feature to my Bag-of-Goodies plugin. &madsh;Jeffrey

— comment by Heiko on May 25th, 2016 at 6:32am JST (2 months, 1 day ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,
Is there any plug in to do ‘log’ – history of the photo use etc, I do stock photo to a few companies and would like to keep the record in LR which one is sold to who, or the name of magazines. As a solution, not only one little box is enough because the same photos can be sold many times. Currently using extinct ‘Bento’ to do it, but it’s hustle to transfer the images to the software.
Hope someone made one like that.
Cheers

I’m not familiar with anything along these lines, but Lightroom does offer a “large caption” metadata view that might help. —Jeffrey

— comment by Miz on May 31st, 2016 at 7:10am JST (1 month, 26 days ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey, Do you have or do you know of a plugin that automates the process of transferring photos between machines, i.e. transfers photos with all relevant edits, keywords, etc from a laptop used “on location” to a desktop machine.

Thanks,
Jerry

I’d just use the standard “Export as Catalog” and then “Import from Another Catalog” features. Publish data doesn’t transfer, so avoid using Publish on the laptop. Otherwise, it sounds like it’s exactly what you need. —Jeffrey

— comment by Jerry Cagle on June 26th, 2016 at 4:42am JST (1 month ago) comment permalink

Hello Jeffrey,
Maybe someone suggested it already, and I’ve read the todo list is already long, but how about a plugin to “queue” HDR and/or Panorama fusion tasks ?
For those who do a lot of such tasks, queueing them to let them be handled overnight would be nice.
An option would be to even allow not-yet-carried-out results of queued tasks to be queued themselves into another fusion…
Thanks for your plugins

That’d be nice, but Lightroom has no plugin hooks for such a thing. )-: —Jeffrey

— comment by Surlezi on June 27th, 2016 at 11:32pm JST (4 weeks, 1 day ago) comment permalink

I print a lot of images from Lightroom and wondered if there is a tool that will allow me to filter the view in Library to see which images have been printed, Or for LR to auto add printed images to a smart collection

No, this is not possible, as far as I know, without Adobe explicitly adding the feature to Lightroom. —Jeffrey

— comment by Amit Ghelani on June 28th, 2016 at 2:58am JST (4 weeks, 1 day ago) comment permalink

“I print a lot of images from Lightroom and wondered if there is a tool that will allow me to filter the view in Library to see which images have been printed, Or for LR to auto add printed images to a smart collection

No, this is not possible, as far as I know, without Adobe explicitly adding the feature to Lightroom. —Jeffrey”

Actually, there was a plugin that would do this (filter for printed images and create a collection) but it is no longer available. It was Rob Cole’s SQLiteroom.

Accessing the Lightroom DB directly would be great if you could rely on it, but you can’t… sometimes it simply doesn’t work, depending on the specific system you’re on (due to differing file-locking properties of the file system, I suppose). I’ve asked Adobe for proper access, but to no avail. —Jeffrey

— comment by Thomas River on July 11th, 2016 at 7:38am JST (2 weeks, 1 day ago) comment permalink

Hi,

Is there a way I can edit my existing folders in Zenfolio publish to see and add photos from Keywords?
Or do I need to delete the folders and re instate them with smart folders in a publish set?

Thanks

Chris

I’m not quite sure what you’re asking, but if you want photos automatically included/excluded based upon data like keywords, then yeah, you need to use smart publish collections. For each target album at Zenfolio you can have both a regular collection and a smart collection at the same time, if you like. —Jeffrey

— comment by Chris on July 13th, 2016 at 4:35am JST (2 weeks ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey

I recently received yet another update from this thread: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/find_keyword_by_synonym

For 5 years customers have been complaining about Lightroom not indexing keyword synonyms. It seems to me that a simple plug-in could solve this. Just search the synonyms of all keywords in a photo, and then add these keywords to the photo as non-exporting keywords grouped under a “Synonyms” heading, and with a synonym pointing back to the original keyword.

Of course, with your knowledge of Lightroom, you might have a better solution.

My solution is not perfect, but it might add enough functionality to Lightroom to be worth the effort.

I’m not a big keyword guy, but there’s a “Keyword Master” plugin whose name makes me think it might be able to do this, or if not, it’d be appropriate to add there. Perhaps contact that plugin’s developer? —Jeffrey

— comment by Alan Harper on July 15th, 2016 at 1:16am JST (1 week, 5 days ago) comment permalink
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