Jeffrey’s Lightroom Goodies (Plugins and Tools)

This page lists my Lightroom-related plugins and posts. Other notible sources of Lightroom plugins are listed here.

Plugins for Lightroom:   (All-Plugin Update Log via RSS )

Export & Publish:

Export Plugins:

Other Publish Plugins:

Export Add-Ons:

Geoencoding Plugins:

Utility Plugins:

Plugin-related Info:

Tools for Lightroom:


Old Plugin Resources for Lightroom 1 (no longer supported)

Other notable sources of Lightroom plugins include:

The 30 most-recent comments (out of 394; see all), most recent last...

Unfortunately they use to in Lightroom 4 and have never updated it. Now that Lightroom has updated, Phanfare has deleted the plugin altogether :/ I might have to look into switching to SmugMug if I cannot find a plugin.

— comment by Stephanie on November 29th, 2014 at 2:08pm JST (10 months, 15 days ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeff,

I am searching for days for a solution, to apply, automatically, presets on auto-imported images based on their Camera Info. For example, I created a preset, which applies to images taken with Nikkor 70-300 f4.5-f5.6 lens, 1/320 shutter speed, aperture of 5.6 and ISO of 640. I would love if Lightroom could apply this preset, only on images with this info, and to apply other presets to the other images. Right now, everything I’ve found, only applies ONE preset to ALL imported images, no mater their characteristics. If there exists Smart Collections, then why doesn’t exists Smart Presets also???

Can you help me? I checked out your Folder Watch plugin, which is great for importing and exporting, but sadly, only applies one General Preset…

Thank You,

The closest thing I can suggest is my Bulk Develop Settings plugin. It doesn’t look at nearly as much as you want, though. I think the problem with what you’re asking is that for most folks, it would require building and maintaining literally thousands of individual presets, which is a lot of work…. —Jeffrey

— comment by Zolti on December 1st, 2014 at 5:50am JST (10 months, 13 days ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeff, 2 years ago I posted the below idea and just wondering if you have been able to give it any thought. Having 2 kids now this would be an awesome feature for myself and I believe it would be so popular among the many photo-taking parents out there.

…. wondering if you would consider creating, a plug-in that allows you to caption photos with the age that a child/person was in that photo? You would select the photos containing that person, put in their birth date and it could then easily calculate their age in each photo from the photo creation date and then add it to each photo as a caption or title. Maybe it could even do it automatically for new photos based on a tag or collection….
— comment by Carlo on December 1st, 2012 at 11:31pm JST (2 years ago)

I see what you mean… it’s a good idea. I don’t know of anything, but I’ll give it some thought… —Jeffrey

Jeff – I really like Carlo’s ‘age’ plugin suggestion! — Michael
— comment by Michael J. O’Connell on December 2nd, 2012 at 7:31am JST (2 years ago) —

Your comment prompted me to rethink things in light of modern Lightroom, and I’ve been able to come up with a nice solution, my People Support plugin. Thanks for the prompting! —Jeffrey

— comment by Carlo on December 15th, 2014 at 2:52pm JST (9 months, 30 days ago) comment permalink

Do you have a plugin to upload to 500px, or can you recommend one from another author?

All the best for Christmas,

See this. —Jeffrey

— comment by Paul Szilard on December 21st, 2014 at 9:32pm JST (9 months, 24 days ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeff, American here. Any idea if you’ll make a plugin for publishing to


Unlikely any time soon… I’ve not even heard of them, sorry. —Jeffrey

— comment by Anonymous on January 6th, 2015 at 3:55pm JST (9 months, 8 days ago) comment permalink

Hey Jeffrey –
Appreciate all of your awesome plugins. I have used Folder-Status on and off (more off than on ). Since I have not consistently updated the folder-status, I now need a way to figure out which folders DO and DON’T have any flagged photos in them so I know I need to review the folder or update the Folder-Status.

Let me know if you have any suggestions on how to handle. I have well over 200 folders per year (by date) and about 8 years to review.

Thanks – jcsnyc

I’d just select all photos in the library and invoke the dialog… every folder with photos will be shown and you can just scroll the list to inspect it. —Jeffrey

— comment by Jonathan on January 18th, 2015 at 2:53am JST (8 months, 27 days ago) comment permalink

Any plans to release a Costco Export plugin? They seem to do decent work with color matching.

Frank from Durham, NC, US

I’ve no plans for one; there’s already one here. —Jeffrey

— comment by Frank White on January 19th, 2015 at 2:56am JST (8 months, 26 days ago) comment permalink

Upon updating my Lightroom plugins a window popped up, titled “Fix The “POODLE” internet vulnerability for Lightroom”, containing this message.

“Warning Jeffrey’s Lightroom Plugins has detected that your lightroom install is vulnerable to the “POODLE” Internet security vulnerability.

Until fixed, Lightroom interaction with the Internet (image uploads, plugin updates, etc.) will likely fail.

General Info:
Official alert from the US Government
Lyman’s discussion

How to fix:
This is easily fixed for Lightroom by disabling “SSL 3” in your Internet Options.
Have Jeffrey’s Lightroom plugin fix this for you now: fix now
How to fix manually: see instructions

Note: this dialog will not be shown again.


I just need to know if this is real, or if it is just some kind of click bate, “fix now”, and “this dialog will not be shown again.

Thomas P. Johnson

It’s real. You can see in the version history that it was added… I kept getting support requests because many websites won’t work with POODLE-suffering machines. —Jeffrey

— comment by Thomas P Johnson on January 28th, 2015 at 3:02am JST (8 months, 17 days ago) comment permalink

Any chance you can write an export plugin for Piwigo? The one that’s out there now really blows…

Probably not any time soon, sorry. —Jeffrey

— comment by Carlos Echenique on February 10th, 2015 at 4:10pm JST (8 months, 4 days ago) comment permalink


I use several of your wonderful plugins regularly, but none more than the Zenfolio one. However, there seems to be an anomaly – what we used to call an “Incomplete Instance” in my programming days – god forbid we should have a “bug” :-).

In the SZ plug-in set up, under “Metadata that Triggers Republish” the only items that I have checked are Caption, Exportable Keywords, and Title. However, when a change a label, say from none to blue, the image moves from the “Published” section of the Publish Service to the “Modified Photos to Re-Publish” section. Then, upon actually publishing the image does indeed get reloaded into Zenfolio (I checked the “Date Modified” value on the image in ZF). This does not seem like the expected behavior. Is this something that can be fixed?
(running version 20141211.271)

Thanks — Dan

It’s something that Adobe could fix if they wanted, but so far it hasn’t risen high enough on the priority list. The stuff-that-triggers-republish stuff has been buggy since day one. )-: —Jeffrey

— comment by Califdan on March 1st, 2015 at 11:54am JST (7 months, 13 days ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeff–I was wondering if the new on mac offers new or better opportunities for bringing faces to Lightoom similar to your Picasa plugin? Somehow I keep wanting to believe that Photos faces would work better than Picasa–or maybe it is just that I don’t like the Picasa interface. Anyway, just wondering if this is something that could be on the horizon. Any thoughts would be much appreciated!

Russ writing from Washington DC–and jealous that you live in Kyoto! i went to Kyoto Gai Dai for a year and miss it very much!

Now that Lightroom 6 and it’s face-recognition features are available, I don’t foresee spending much effort to integrate with outside tools… —Jeffrey

— comment by Russ Morales on April 21st, 2015 at 5:21am JST (5 months, 23 days ago) comment permalink


have you checked your plugins with the new LightRoom CC? Do they work? Any issues you know of? I understand that I will probably have to re-register them, but that is not a big deal.

I cannot do my photo workflow without your plugging, they are so great!

thanks for all you do.

Modern versions of all my plugins should work fie on Lr6. ‐Jeffrey

— comment by T.J. Powell on April 22nd, 2015 at 5:06am JST (5 months, 22 days ago) comment permalink

Previously, we needed new registration keys for new major releasees of LR. Is this also the case with LR 6?
Yeah, sorry for the hassles. —Jeffrey

— comment by Bernhard on April 22nd, 2015 at 9:53pm JST (5 months, 22 days ago) comment permalink

Love your work Jeffrey. Just wish your plugins were open source so I could learn from them

Have you heard anything from Rob Cole? I’ve been unable to access his website the past week or two to update his plugins to lightroom 6 compatible versions

I haven’t chatted with him lately, no, so I don’t know. FWIW, I’ve sent an email… —Jeffrey

— comment by Hman on April 23rd, 2015 at 6:16pm JST (5 months, 21 days ago) comment permalink

Hi! but, what happens with LR pluging for exporting (and publish) to INSTAGRAM? Is there any big complication about? Thank you! :-)

I believe that they explicitly disallow uploads except from mobile devices. They don’t allow uploads from something like Lightroom. —Jeffrey

— comment by willy on April 29th, 2015 at 4:48am JST (5 months, 15 days ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

There is API available for Cloud Drive –

Any thought on publish/export plugin for Amazon Cloud? There is still 3 months free trial and I can confirm that storing jpegs and raw files is using Unlimited pool. However videos use 5GB pool, so I would probbaly just store lightroom catalog file + only photos.

Best regards,

It’s on my list to investigate… just need to find the time. —Jeffrey

— comment by Rafal on May 15th, 2015 at 9:02pm JST (4 months, 30 days ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

Google has an uploader for its new Photos service, and it will upload raw files directly from my Lightroom folder hierarchy. Unfortunately, though, it makes a jpg copy of the original (unedited) image. Seems like exporting from within Lightroom might be necessary to get the edited versions of the photos to Photos. Any chance you would consider making a plugin to do this? (Or, can the Google Drive plugin be configured to do this?)


I dug around yesterday and couldn’t find an API for the new service. They never did make one for Google Plus, but I’d sort of expect one (eventually) here… —Jeffrey

— comment by John Pane on May 30th, 2015 at 4:42am JST (4 months, 15 days ago) comment permalink

Love your lightroom Plugins, they work well. Just a thought, I tried using your export to Google Drive Plugin to see if I could get it to work on the new Google Photos site but alas I couldnt. Do you have any plans for a workaround?

One hopes Google will release an API for Photos… waiting for that. —Jeffrey

— comment by George on June 1st, 2015 at 1:51pm JST (4 months, 13 days ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey! I just learned that my Olympus camera records the focus distance, but Lightroom doesn’t extract or display it. Would it be possible to create a plugin that extracts the focus distance from a RAW file and adds it to the metadata in Lightroom, so that using something like your Metadata Presets plugin a user could display the focus distance? I am assuming that if Lightroom doesn’t do it for Olympus images, it likely doesn’t do it for images from other manufacturers’ cameras as well, so this could be a useful plugin for a lot of people. FWIW, in an Olympus image the information is saved as a “Focus Distance” item in the “ExifAux” section, and is reported in metres (e.g. 3.17).

Lightroom used to display this (in Lightroom 1), but I think Adobe was asked to remove it by some camera manufactures because the data is so very unreliable to the point of being almost random. But if you want to check it out, one way is with my Data Explorer plugin… select “User-Specified Master-File Data Field” and fill in something like “Focus Distance” and it may well work. You can also inspect images one at a time with my Metadata Viewer plugin. —Jeffrey

— comment by Richard Drdul on June 2nd, 2015 at 2:02am JST (4 months, 12 days ago) comment permalink

Thanks, Jeffrey! Your Data Explorer plugin does indeed report the “FocusDistance” (leave out the space between the two words) for images, and your Metadata Viewer plugin reports it as well. FWIW, I have found that on my Olympus 12-40mm lens, the reported focus distance at wider angles and closer distances is quite accurate, but I can believe that in other circumstances and with other lenses it’s not a meaningful number. All the best!

— comment by Richard Drdul on June 3rd, 2015 at 12:22am JST (4 months, 11 days ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffery
Can you confirm if your plug-in will solve my problem? I wanting a automated Lightroom image “in and out” solution. Images will come into Lightroom automatically, thats fine. Once in Lightroom I would like them to possibly have a adjustment made to them and then exported automatically back out to a separate finished folder. Will your plug-in provide my solution?

If you’re speaking of my Folder Watch plugin, then it sounds like it can do what you want, but the devil is in the details. Why not just give it a try; it’s free. —Jeffrey

— comment by Kit on June 18th, 2015 at 8:50pm JST (3 months, 26 days ago) comment permalink

Jeffery, I have downloaded & donated the Lightroom Enfuse Plugin. I have added it to my LR 5 app and have used it successfully…Problem is, that when I close out my Lightroom and shutdown my computer, the next time I go to use the Enfuse plugin, it’s no longed listed as available….I then need to completely redo the “ADD” plugin procedure..this happens every time I close LR5…I’m on a Mac running OS 10.9.5..I keep the plugin in a folder in my “Documents” folder…When I initially downloaded the plugin it did not arrive as a “.zip” file…Wondering if I need to try downloading it again..I have a valid serial number as well..Thanks for your help…

I’m in Ohio, USA

That’s not my plugin, but the problem is likely related to a corrupt Lightroom preferences file. See this FAQ. —Jeffrey

— comment by Tim Barret on July 9th, 2015 at 4:11am JST (3 months, 5 days ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffery
Just wondering if you have ever considered an export to Instagram?


I looked into it, but they don’t allow it. —Jeffrey

— comment by Scott Vinnicombe on July 11th, 2015 at 9:07am JST (3 months, 3 days ago) comment permalink

Hey Jeffrey,

Have you had any reports of your plug-ins mysteriously disappearing from Lightroom 6? I went to process a bunch of photos last night and upload via your FB plug-in and my export preset through a ‘nil’ error. I checked the plug-in manager and all of my non-default plugins, including your FB and Twitter plug-ins, were gone.

I added them back via the plug-in manager and they loaded fine, but it looks like along the way some of the saved settings (like the auto-create gallery setting I had) were lost :(


It sounds like your Lightroom Preferences file got deleted, or started to go corrupt. You can perhaps try to restore from backup, or clear it out to start over with a fresh (non-corrupt) copy… —Jeffrey

— comment by Neil on July 12th, 2015 at 1:48am JST (3 months, 2 days ago) comment permalink

Hello, what happened to your Lens Type/Metadata editing plugin? I’ve installed it on one of my other LR machines but I do not see it any more… Did you merged it with another one? I have a Vivitar macro lens that was made 30 years ago and of course there is no LensInfo/LensType record so I’d like to add it.


I’ve never released such a plugin. I wrote one years ago that I had to abandon at the very end because of an insurmountable problem with Lightroom’s plugin infrastructure. )-: You might be thinking of a general “extra metadata” plugin that Rob Cole had put out, but he and his site seem to have fallen off the face of the earth, so it’s no longer available. You might consider using keywords to mark what photos were taken with the lens. —Jeffrey

— comment by Ollivier Robert on August 9th, 2015 at 12:31am JST (2 months, 5 days ago) comment permalink

Hi – I saw some previous discussions regarding amazon prime unlimited photo service, and the possibility of a plugin to support. There was some discussion on API availability.

I happened upon this today – may be old news to you, but ….

That looks like it, thanks. The todo list is already overwhelming, but I’ll throw it on there. —Jeffrey

— comment by Paul Peard on August 25th, 2015 at 7:08pm JST (1 month, 20 days ago) comment permalink

A suggestion for lightroom : the possibility to search by the day of the week (sunday, monday …)
Thank for your nice plugins!

You can do this with my Data Explorer plugin. —Jeffrey

— comment by Mario Groleau on September 9th, 2015 at 11:11pm JST (1 month, 5 days ago) comment permalink

I regularly photograph race events, all the runners wear big bold bib numbers, is there anything available or is it possible somehow adapting face recognition to recognise numbers. It would help people to search through 3000 shots in a gallery just to find one or two of themselves if I could tag at least a large percentage of shots

If I were to face this problem, I’d look for a standalone OCR solution that inspected the images prior to import into Lightroom, populating some metadata field or other that Lightroom would then be able to access after import. —Jeffrey

— comment by Kevin Day on September 24th, 2015 at 3:27am JST (2 weeks, 6 days ago) comment permalink

Do you have a plugin that will get rid of dust from old photos/ slide scans (like digital “ICE” did back in the day?) Thanks!

No, sorry. —Jeffrey

— comment by Todd on September 27th, 2015 at 2:08pm JST (2 weeks, 3 days ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeff,

Do you know of any plugins to directly export to OS X Photos?

I don’t, sorry. —Jeffrey

— comment by Jeff K on September 28th, 2015 at 11:04am JST (2 weeks, 2 days ago) comment permalink
Leave a comment...

Please do not report bugs or other comments related to my plugins here. Please do those on the appropriate per-plugin page (linked from my Lightroom Goodies page).

All comments are invisible to others until Jeffrey approves them.

Please mention what part of the world you're writing from, if you don't mind. It's always interesting to see where people are visiting from.

You can use the following tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Subscribe without commenting