Jeffrey’s Lightroom Goodies (Plugins and Tools)

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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 (8 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 (8 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 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 (6 months 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 (4 months, 24 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 (4 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 !

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 (4 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.

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 (3 months, 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.


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 (3 months 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 (2 months, 29 days 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 (2 months, 28 days 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 months, 15 days ago) comment permalink


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?



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 months, 13 days ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey

I recently received yet another update from this thread:

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 (2 months, 12 days ago) comment permalink

I have a request/suggestion.
I have been using the Picasa plugin for years and created many smart albums (incidentally, all of the form “label color is read and capture date is in the range “). Recently, Google removed the last vestiges of Picasa (and thus the ability to share an album with a Google+ circle), which breaks how I share images with my older relatives. I am now moving everything to SmugMug.

It would be great if there were a tool that would let me effectively port my smart-album definitions from fjPicasaWeb to jfSmugMug. Is that possible?

No, sorry, because there’s a lot under the hood that wouldn’t transfer (the internal reference at PicasaWeb needs to become an internal reference for SmugMug, for example). Sorry. )-: —Jeffrey

— comment by Alex on August 9th, 2016 at 4:07am JST (1 month, 17 days ago) comment permalink

From South Carolina Lowcountry in the US, happy registered user of your plugins for Smugmug, Facebook and Piicasaweb, wondering whether you are considering a Lightroom plugin for Shutterfly share sites.

Not on my radar, especially since others have made one (such as this —Jeffrey

— comment by Tom Rhyne on August 11th, 2016 at 9:19am JST (1 month, 15 days ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey, I really appreciate your work. For the low cost of a few donations I’ve managed to greatly simply my life using your plugins.

Now the “ask”!… I have searched everywhere to find a simple solution for tracking physical prints of an image (dimensions, media, number in that print run, and where prints are). My work around is to use John Beardsworth’s simple “Big Note” plugin (

In previous comments (above) people asked for automated systems. My “ask” is much simpler; a totally manual approach would be fine — just a simple plugin that provides some fields user can fill in.

Is this something you’d be interested in working on?


Your question prompted this: Adding Your Own Custom Photo-Metadata Fields to Lightroom. —Jeffrey

— comment by Rob on August 13th, 2016 at 3:32am JST (1 month, 13 days ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey, any Lightroom CC plugin which allows one to increase the rather limiting max. duration of 20 seconds per slide? We’re playing whole collections through TVs as a sort of digital photo frame, and 20 seconds is simply way too short and hectic for this process. Thanks and best, Joachim

20 seconds as a max seems ridiculously brief. It’s not something a pluign could influence, but I’ve reached out to Adobe to ask why there’s a limit at all. —Jeffrey

— comment by Joachim on August 15th, 2016 at 11:47pm JST (1 month, 11 days ago) comment permalink

One tool that would be very helpful is the ability to choose an external editor on the fly. I have three programs that use the external editor preference as a means of launching from Lightroom, but LR has space for only one , apart from Photoshop. It would be useful to be able to invoke the program on one’s choice .

The best that I can suggest is this plugin —Jeffrey

— comment by Jim Lewis on August 23rd, 2016 at 2:42am JST (1 month, 3 days ago) comment permalink

Hey Jeffrey-
Thank you for taking the time to develop great plugins. I was wondering if there is a way to have +/- change the sliders by 1 instead of 5 in the develop module. Everywhere I have looked says it isn’t possible on windows. I understand this is possible on Mac. I know that I can move the Tint, Contrast, or other sliders with the mouse, but I am looking at using a Shuttle Pro which will let me keymap. Thanks in advance from California.

Sorry, this is not an area that I know anything about. )-: —Jeffrey

— comment by Chris on August 27th, 2016 at 3:40pm JST (4 weeks, 2 days ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeff.
Been a long time user of your LR plugin. in using the latest version fo both LR CC and your plug in for Facebook.
One thing bothering me is i cant select include video files. Ive not needed to before but i want to upload some and see no way of doing it with your plug in.
Any help would be appreciated.


Unfortunately, the way Facebook does video uploads is incompatible with how Lightroom’s publish infrastructure works. Fortunately, your comment prompted me to look at it again, and I came up with a workaround. 😉 I just updated the plugin to support video uploads, and perhaps it’ll actually work. —Jeffrey

— comment by dave on August 29th, 2016 at 2:06am JST (4 weeks, 1 day ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey!

I’m a developer by trade, and I’m looking into developing a lightroom plugin that works with Google Calendar’s API. I understand there are tons of ways to develop plugins for Lightroom, but what’s your preferred language?

And lastly, can you point me to a good resource for those looking to start?

Thank you!

Lightroom plugins must be written in Lua. The best place to start is with the documentation and sample plugins here —Jeffrey

— comment by Alfred on September 20th, 2016 at 8:02am JST (6 days ago) comment permalink
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