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 416; see all), most recent last...

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 (10 months, 15 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 (10 months, 14 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 (9 months, 17 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 (9 months 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 (8 months, 17 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 (8 months, 2 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 (7 months, 29 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 (7 months, 28 days ago) comment permalink

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 (6 months, 17 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 (6 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 (6 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 (5 months, 26 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?


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 (5 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” 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 (4 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 (4 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,


— comment by Ken Fife on January 12th, 2016 at 9:16pm JST (4 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 (4 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?


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 (4 months, 7 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 (3 months, 27 days ago) comment permalink

Just found it!:

HOWTO Lightroom sync with s3 windows/macos


— comment by Luis Muñoz García on January 31st, 2016 at 2:04am JST (3 months, 26 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 (3 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

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 (2 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 (2 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 (2 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.


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 (2 months, 20 days ago) comment permalink


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 !


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 (2 months, 15 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 (2 months, 2 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 (1 month, 30 days ago) comment permalink


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.



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 (3 weeks, 3 days ago) comment permalink

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

No, sorry. —Jeffrey

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