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FAQ for Jeffrey’s Plugins for Adobe Lightroom

This page covers the answer to common questions that I (Jeffrey Friedl, an American software guy and hobby photographer in Kyoto) get about my plugins for Adobe Lightroom. Most days, it seems, I spend more time answering emails than I do developing new features or fixing bugs, so this page is an attempt to become a bit more efficient all around.

Installing

General

Network

Registration

Uploading

Facebook

PicasaWeb


Installing

  • I get “An error occurred while reading the schema for the plug-in. The plug-in will be disabled.” What's wrong?
    · Last Updated: Tue Jun 18 22:51:52 2013 UTC

    That's the general “something went wrong” message that Lightroom gives when it has trouble loading a plugin; that message does not contain information about what went wrong, so you have to look further for the cause.

    Check the upper-right and lower-right sections of the plugin manager for diagnostics.

    In the lower-right section, you have to save the diagnostics to a text file, then inspect the text file to see the error messages... only the first message matters. (Anything after that is a ripple effect that doesn't help point to the root cause.)

    If the diagnostics are not helpful, it could just be that your plugin install became corrupt (a file in the plugin got deleted somehow, or maybe the entire plugin was moved or deleted?), so perhaps it's easiest to simply delete all copies of the plugin from disk, replacing with the latest version from my site, perhaps re-adding the plugin via the plugin manager if the location on disk you choose for the latest download is not where it was before. In any case, all plugin data remains intact; you never loose any data by deleting the plugin and reinstalling.

  • Lightroom warns me “Your catalog must be updated before it can be used with the following plug-in....” What does that mean?
    · Last Updated: Sat Apr 5 02:55:19 2014 UTC

    I think this is a really stupid “warning” to bother the user with. Just choose “Update Catalog”.

    Some background: a Lightroom plugin can save data it needs to perform its work in various places and in various ways... in the Lightroom catalog, in Lightroom's preferences file, on your hard disk, etc.

    Normally the plugin is left to do what it needs to do, how it needs to do it, without the user being bothered with every detail, but for some unknown reason in one specific situation, Adobe feels that Lightroom must announce the incredibly vague and uninformative “there's some kind of change” message and ask “permission” of the user (even though the user seeing the message really has no idea exactly what they're being asked permission for).

    When a plugin stores information in the Lightroom catalog, the style and form of that data can change with a new version of a plugin. Depending on the details of the change, the change just happens silently in the background as a matter of the plugin's business, or, in other cases, the user is pestered with this dialog.

    There's really no information by which the user can determine how to answer this dialog, except ”do you want to use the plugin?”, but that's already been answered by virtue of the user trying to install/upgrade the plugin.

  • I can't install the plugin... I get various errors when I try to install it in the Plugin Manager
    · Last Updated: Mon Apr 8 22:11:06 2013 UTC

    Did you follow bad advice and actually remove some modules from your Lightroom app? Don't do that. Reinstall Lightroom and try again.

    Next, check the upper-right section of the plugin manager.... are there any messages there that give a hint?

    If not, then look in the lower-right section of the plugin manager... are there any diagnostics? If so, save them to a file and look at the first one (Lightroom shows the last one in the dialog, but only the first one has any meaning). If the message is about the inability to load a file of some type, you likely have a corrupt download or corrupt unzip. Simply clicking on the download link on the plugin home page works fine for the vast majority of people, but some small percentage of people get a corrupt download. (I've heard of issues with Google Chrome not always downloading properly, and of issues on 64-bit Windows 7, though most users in either case have no troubles.) Try a different browser to do the download, or a different utility to unzip the zip file.

    If none of this helps, drop me a note with details, such as what the first message of the lower-right diagnostics are, that you indeed checked the upper-right section and found nothing, the versions involved (plugin and Lightroom), etc...

  • I had the plugin installed before, but suddenly it's missing... where did it go?
    · Last Updated: Mon Jul 5 23:26:36 2010 UTC

    You probably deleted it from disk. Just download and reinstall again, and try not to delete it this time :-).

    Part of the problem is that “installing” a plugin in Lightroom is really just letting Lightroom know where on disk the plugin resides, and Lightroom expects to find it there from then on; Lightroom doesn't make a copy for itself, or anything like that. (This applies to all Lightroom plugins, by the way, not just mine.)

    So, after downloading and unzipping the plugin, but before “installing” it into Lightroom's plugin manager, make move the *.lrplugin plugin folder to where you'd like to keep it on disk. Most anywhere is fine as far as Lightroom is concerned, but it's best if it's a place that Lightroom can write to (that is, don't pick a place that requires administrator privileges to install to if you're not going to be running Lightroom as an administrator), because then the plugin can't update itself, leading to this problem.

  • The “remove” button in the Plugin manager is grayed out, and I get an error when I try to upgrade.
    · Last Updated: Thu Mar 22 01:08:11 2012 UTC

    Lightroom provides for two ways to install/manage plugins.

    The original way to manage plugins in Lightroom 1 was to place plugins into Lightroom's system plugin folder (mentioned on this now-obsolete page). You can still do that with modern versions of Lightroom, but management of plugins installed this way — adding, removing, upgrading — must be done manually, via the file system (e.g. via Explorer or Finder). The only way to remove such a plugin is to remove it from the special plugin folder.

    Since Lightroom 2, the normal way to install a Lightroom plugin is to place the plugin somewhere on your drive where you don't mind leaving it (perhaps in a “Lightroom Plugins” folder you create in your home folder), then point Lightroom at it via the plugin manager's “Add” button. Users with multiple machines often keep their plugins on a shared Dropbox folder.

  • I get an error when upgrading the plugin via the built-in “upgrade” button.
    · Last Updated: Sun May 30 05:44:45 2010 UTC

    Yeah, it happens sometimes, sorry. I developed the built-in upgrade system myself, so it's not as widely tested or robust as if Adobe had done it, and I'm sure I have not foreseen all possible machines setups out there.

    If you're on Windows, perhaps give a try to running Lightroom “as administrator” (from Explorer's right-click menu) for the upgrade.

    If in the end it doesn't work for you, please just do a normal manual install, as described on my Lightroom plugin install page. Before or after downloading/unzipping/installing the new copy of the plugin, you can safely delete any old copies you have on your local disk; all plugin settings and image data remains intact.

General

Network

  • When trying to authenticate my login, my browser says it doesn't know how to handle “lightroom://...” links; what's wrong?
    · Last Updated: Fri Jul 5 22:19:17 2013 UTC

    It looks like Lightroom's URL handler is not properly registered with your OS. A soft reinstall (no need to remove it first) of Lightroom should handle it.

    To re-install, first try “Help > Check for Updates”, because you may as well make sure you're on the most recent version while you're at it. Otherwise, perhaps visit Adobe to download the latest version of Lightroom. (The “trial version” is just the normal retail version without a serial number, which, if you already have, remains active across the reinstall.)

    Older versions of Lightroom (e.g. Lr4's latest) are available separately: Mac · Windows.

    Creative-Cloud and Mac-App-Store users may need to reinstall differently, I don't know.

  • I keep getting “Security Error” when trying to upload.
    · Last Updated: Sun Jun 6 01:11:22 2010 UTC

    Nothing in Lightroom would generate this error natively... it's a problem outside of Lightroom and the plugin. I know of three possible reasons...

    1. The date on your computer is off. Secure networking doesn't work unless you have a reasonably accurate clock. Check carefully... I've had people complain to me that their clock was correct, when in fact it turned out to be exactly one day off, one month off, or one year off. I kid you not.

    2. You have some kind of security app prohibiting Lightroom from using the network (in general, or to the specific site the plugin is trying to upload to). Common examples are Little Snitch and Zone Defense. You might try disabling them temporarily to check, but going forward you should be able to add a Lightroom-specific exception.

      Please check carefully...I can't tell you how many times people have told me “I've disabled everything and I'm still getting the error!”, only to come back a day or a week later and say “aaah, I had forgotten about....”.

    3. [SmugMug only]   You need to install a particular SSL cert to work with SmugMug's API servers: Download the “Starfield Class 2 Certification Authority Root Certificate” from here, double-click to install, and restart Lightroom.

  • I keep running into networking errors (“Unexpected reply...”, “no reply...”, “timeout...”, etc.)
    · Last Updated: Thu Sep 27 22:48:01 2012 UTC

    It's almost certainly not specifically related to the plugin or even Lightroom, so there's not much I can do but to suggest the standard things:

    • Make sure you don't have some kind of security app interfering with Lightroom's networking. You may need to add exceptions with each major version of Lightroom.
    • Reboot your router / computer.
    • Make sure your system clock is set accurately.
    • It could be your ISP or the upload destination is having “issues”, so perhaps you just need to give it time. (Many upload services have different upload endpoints between their own web-based uploads and the 3rd-party API that plugins use, so it's possible their API could be having issues while their web-based tools continue to work, and vice-versa.)

    Larger uploads obviously increase the exposure to networking errors and timeouts, so consider at least testing with smaller uploads. One way to make a smaller upload is to use a lower JPEG quality setting. For example, as described here, a quality setting of 93 doesn't usually represent a perceptibly better image than a quality setting of, say, 77, but the resulting upload can be a good 4× larger(!)

    Another way to reduce the upload size is to lower the pixel-size of the upload in the Image Sizing section of the Export/Publish dialog.

    Also, do make sure you're using the latest version of Lightroom.

Registration

Uploading

  • I get a “missing destination cookies” error when trying to publish.
    · Last Updated: Sun Oct 14 14:32:19 2012 UTC

    This rare error is caused, as best as I can tell, by an error in Lightroom that causes it to lose/forget important plugin data. I've never been able to track it down, but the end effect is that all the data the plugin saved about a particular Publish Collection has been ripped out from under the plugin, leaving it with no way to continue.

    The only way to recover is to delete the Publish Collection, then recreate it. The “Populate” feature of my Publish plugins can allow you to recreate it quickly and easily, though it's somewhat of a fragile processes.

    It's unknown what causes Lightroom to suddenly lose this catalog data, but it's possible that it's simply one manifestation of wider catalog corruption, so it's prudent to perform a backup and integrity check on the catalog. To do this, visit Lightroom > Catalog Settings... and at the bottom of the General tab, set “Back up catalog” to “When Lightroom next exits”, then exit Lightroom. That will cause the backup dialog to appear. Be sure to enable the “Test integrity before backing up” option. It doesn't hurt (and likely helps general Lightroom responsiveness) to also enable “Optimize catalog after backing up”).

    The automatic backup selection that you put to “When Lightroom next exits” will revert back to whatever it was before. If it had been “Never”, perhaps take this opportunity to set it to make occasional backups. It's also prudent to back up all the myriad of Lightroom's ancillary configuration and preset files, so consider Matt Dawson's LR Backup plugin.

  • I get a “corrupt collection settings” error when trying to publish.
    · Last Updated: Mon Sep 2 23:12:32 2013 UTC

    This is the same underlying problem as the “missing destination cookies” problem above, with the same frustrations and the same potential workarounds.

  • The SmugMug plugin won't let me set the image Caption and other “New SmugMug” things
    · Last Updated: Mon Sep 2 23:12:32 2013 UTC

    SmugMug has not yet updated its third-party API for their summer-2013 redesign, so there's not much I can do but wait. I hear that SmugMug's own plugin may already handle the new redesign, but their plugin's home page still documents things as of Lightroom 3 (circa a couple of years ago), so it's hard to tell.

Facebook

  • Can I upload pictures to my Facebook Fan/Business/Group page?
    · Last Updated: Fri Mar 16 12:07:33 2012 UTC

    Maybe. Facebook generally allows it for most people, but for some reason, they may not grant permission to the plugin to upload to some albums for some people. There seems to be no rhyme nor reason.

    The albums that are listed when you log into the plugin are the ones Facebook allows, and if your Fan or other page's albums are not there, perhaps check the following FAQs.

  • I get (#10) Application does not have permission for this action when I try to upload.
    · Last Updated: Fri Mar 30 02:29:58 2012 UTC

    You're trying to upload to an album that has wider visibility than you've given the plugin permission for. (E.g. you've said that the plugin can upload only friends-visible stuff, but you're trying to upload now to a publicly-visible album.)

    To fix, you can downgrade the visibility of the album, or upgrade the permission of the app. To do the latter:

    1. Visit your FB privacy settings by clicking on this link (or manually by clicking on the down-triangle in the upper-right of your home Facebook page, and select “Privacy Settings” from the dropdown menu).
    2. On the “Apps and Websites” row, click “Edit Settings”
    3. On the “Apps you use” row, click “Edit Settings”
    4. On the “Adobe Lightroom Export Plugin” row, click “Edit”
    5. Scroll down to “Posts on my behalf: Who can see posts this app makes for me on Facebook?” and choose “Public” or something that at least encompasses the uploads you'd like to do.

      Note: if you choose something more restrictive than “Public”, albums that are “Public” or otherwise less restrictive than what you set will not be available for uploading and will not appear in Lightroom.

    6. Click “Close” at the bottom of the app-settings box.
  • Why are some of my Facebook albums missing in the plugin?
    · Last Updated: Tue Apr 10 10:17:17 2012 UTC

    Facebook does not allow you to upload to albums whose visibility is less restrictive than this plugin app's permissions. You can include an excluded album by increasing the app permissions, or restricting the album permissions.

    If you set the app permissions to “Public”, you'll be able to upload to all your albums (with the caveat noted in the next FAQ about “Wall Photos”).

    Note: any changes you make in app or album privacy settings are reflected in the plugin the next time you “refresh list” next to the list of albums.

  • Why is “Wall Photos” not listed among my albums in the plugin?
    · Last Updated: Tue Apr 10 10:17:17 2012 UTC

    For some reason that I have not been able to figure out, Facebook allows some people to upload to their “Wall Photos” album, and not others. Check your privacy settings as per the previous FAQ about missing albums, but otherwise, I have no idea why “Wall Photos” is listed for some but not others. FWIW, it's not listed for me.

  • Why do I keep getting “Error reply from Facebook: (#240) Requires a valid user is specified (either via the session or via the API parameter for specifying the user.” when I upload to Facebook?
    · Last Updated: Mon Jul 2 22:04:52 2012 UTC

    This is an intermittent bug at Facebook, experienced by users of different apps, so there's nothing specific about Lightroom or the plugin.

    UPDATE: See this comment by Oliver Winter for a reported fix.

PicasaWeb


Comments so far....

How do I install the Smugmug plugin? Where does it go?

Thanks.

Steve.

Install instructions are on each plugin’s page, at a link labeled ‘Install Instructions” in the immediate vicinity of the download link. —Jeffrey

— comment by Steven on July 4th, 2010 at 3:27pm JST (4 years ago) comment permalink

I’m a big fan of your plugins! Thanks for your contributions.

My feedback on the LR3/Flickr plugin is that there doesn’t seem to be a way to ignore when you have exceeded your Group limit like in the previous version (LR2) of the plugin. In fact, the LR3 plugin will reverse the publication of the photo if the Flickr group’s limit has been exceeded, which is a bit annoying.

I appreciate how hard this new implementation is with publish services – keep up the good work!

Regards,
Another Steve

This has been brought up before, and while I’ll be happy to revisit it once Lr3 issues settle down, my impression at the moment is that if you want the publish collection to continue even in the face of group failure, you’re using Publish wrong. If you don’t care whether a photo actually gets into a group, Publish is not what you should be using. —Jeffrey

— comment by Another Steve on July 5th, 2010 at 3:53am JST (4 years ago) comment permalink

I have the Plugh in for LR2 – picasa e flickr, as you noted they don’t work anymore after my upgrade to LR3,.
“You can generate a new code with a 1-cent transaction at PayPal” – where can I generate the new code? Do I need to send the LR2 codes?

Thanks in advance, and yes than Voigtlander 125 Macro is really something…. different. ;-)
Miguel

A code is generated with a PayPal transaction to me, as you did to generate the Lr2 code. It’s all described on the registration page. —Jeffrey

— comment by Miguel on July 14th, 2010 at 3:29am JST (4 years ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey,

Just wanted to say have loaded your smugmug plugin and it has really re-invigorated my need to get on and sort my catalog and my website! THe integration between the two – especially with the recent changes in smugmug – is brilliant!

Many thanks

AJS

— comment by e-Scape Photo on July 17th, 2010 at 7:11pm JST (4 years ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey,

thanks for your plugins. Just a quick question, on the Flickr one is there a way you can publish each collection as a different photoset (with the same name that the collection)?

Best,

You can manually set them up that way, but it’s not automated yet. It’s on the todo list. —Jeffrey

— comment by Aser R. on July 25th, 2010 at 10:39pm JST (4 years ago) comment permalink

I am (was) a user of the Smugmug plugin for Lightroom 2. I downloaded the zip file for Lightroom3 but cannot unzip it as it is reported as empty by Windows Vista 64 bit. ??

Perhaps try another browser to download. —Jeffrey

— comment by John Bauch on July 29th, 2010 at 2:22am JST (4 years ago) comment permalink

Thanks Jeffrey. All my fault, now working OK. John

— comment by John Bauch on July 30th, 2010 at 12:08am JST (4 years ago) comment permalink

Hi,

I’ve been using your “Export to Flickr” plugin for a while now, unregistered, to get the hang of it and whilst learning Lightroom.

I’m not a professional photographer, and what I do with Lightroom would barely reach ‘amateur’ status, but I’ve grown to love both the program and the plugin. Certainly, to do what I want (keep track of my photos, and have some of them on Flickr, with the minimum of fuss) both LR and EtF are proving invaluable.

I’ve just purchased LR3, so with it comes my donation/registration to your work., and my thanks.

There are things I could suggest ‘going forward’, but you seem to have most of the list prepared already! My only hope is one day ‘things’ (LR, Flickr, etc) settle down to the point that the initial setup/learning curve is not as steep! And it may also be nice (somehow) to see the ways in which other people are implementing all this to work for them.

Best of luck, and thanks

David

— comment by David on August 2nd, 2010 at 1:58pm JST (4 years ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey;

For your Smugmug Plugin, regarding the “wrong format()” error, I think I may have stumbled on an instance where this is re-creatable, so maybe there is a workaround? I am noticing that it comes up when the plugin is trying to RE-upload a video file, at least in my usage within the Publish Services.

So if I set up a Publish Service to send up stuff from a folder, with 4+ stars, and I let it do its initial upload, and then I tag a photo for re-publish, it works fine. If I tag a video for re-publish, it fails, and I need to delete/re-publish it (or more correctly ‘set video to < 4 Stars, Publish, re-set video to 4 stars, Publish') in order to get it up there successfully.

Does this jive with your testing?

Thanks and keep up the great products!!
–David

SmugMug tells me that they don’t support replacements for video. I’ll see whether I can add something to the plugin to avoid republishing videos. —Jeffrey

— comment by David D on August 5th, 2010 at 11:47am JST (4 years ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

I tried out today and pretty impressed. This makes geotagging in LR quite simple.
Unfortunately I ran into a little issue for the second date I try to sync with my photo.
I got following error message:

“File at 3:40PM (Mon, Jul 26, 2010): _0010217.DNG
Tracklog has datapoints 47 minutes (2.802 seconds) earlier, at: 52.403188, 13.060522
and 4 hours (15.302 seconds) later, at: 52.403202, 13.062937
The two points are separated by 165 meters (180 yards).”

I am pretty sure I know the issue in general, but still this error message confuses.
The track is a bike tour, which is, despite a loop, nearly driving the same back. All photos on unique peaces of the track got their data attached properly. For all the rest it is clear you would have 2 points for each photo nearby, one for direction forward, one for back. BUT the timestamp should be easily identify the right point. Camera time is fine, all photos that got data succesfully attached are exactly at place from where I took the picture.
Would be great if you could give me some hint. (Mail would be fine)

Thx in advance

Andreas

The plugin interpolates between tracklog points on either side of a photo time, but only if the distance from the photo time to the trackpoint time is within the “fuzziness” factor you select in the plugin. In your case, the tracklog has no points near the time you took the photo (the closest being 47 minutes away), so for all it knows you were riding in a subway and are 50km away, so it aborts. If you really want to allow that much fuzziness, set the fuzziness factor to an hour (3600 seconds). —Jeffrey

— comment by Andreas on August 19th, 2010 at 5:27am JST (3 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Every time I publish a picture to facebook, it adds my faceplate name down in the left hand corner of the picture. I am not able to find a way to turn it off, so now it appears on every picture. Any ideas?

Thanks you for publishing such a great Lightroom addin.

Johnny

Sounds as if you have watermarking turned on, or perhaps are using the Lr/Mogrify plugin (though neither has anything specifically do to with my plugin). —Jeffrey

— comment by Johnny on October 23rd, 2010 at 11:11pm JST (3 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Get plug ins Jeffry! I use them for FB and Smugmug so far on LR2

Question: I see metatag that indicates which photos have been uploaded to Smugmug.
Is it possible to filter with LR to display which photos have NOT been uploaded?

Thanks

Andy

Sure, by using the grid filter and selecting “Uploaded to SmugMug” then selecting “no” —Jeffrey

— comment by Andy on October 30th, 2010 at 3:26am JST (3 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Thanks!

For anyone else, I’ll give a tad more detail. Go to library view,
Turn on filter, click Metadata at the top of your screen, you will probably see Camera, Lens, Date, etc.
Add another column or change one of the existing ones to (hover or click on column headings) :
“Uploaded to SmugMug” Bingo! You can see which photos have been uploaded or not.

Very helpful. Also note there is another field called “Smugmug upload date”

Andy

— comment by Andy on October 31st, 2010 at 5:04am JST (3 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Hi there,
I’m in the Santa Cruz mountains. When lightroom’s export to facebook plugin broke for me, a friend suggested I try yours (I already had tree exporter and mogrify). It seems to work and that’s way nifty.
Is there a way to automatically back tag photos off lightroom? Go back and get the tags that other people put on the photos, and then add those to the photos lightroom catalogue?

No, sorry, that’s not part of the plugin. —Jeffrey

— comment by Larry Colen on October 31st, 2010 at 8:02pm JST (3 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,
got an error message when trying to update picasaWeb plugin. But it was easy to get around this. I simply deactivated the plugin, did the update (which then succeeded) and finally reloaded and activated the plugin again.

— comment by Nick Burger on November 28th, 2010 at 9:55pm JST (3 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

One of my SmugMug collections shows a group of photos identified as “Modified Photos to Re-Publish”. I get no errors when I re-publish them; they just don’t move to the “Published Photos” group. I have tried removing a photo from the collection and then adding it again, but it ends up right back in the “Modified” group.

Thanks for any help.

This seems to be a Lightroom bug… I’ve got reports of it happening with Adobe’s plugins as well. It’s a mystery. )-: —Jeffrey

— comment by Bill on December 18th, 2010 at 7:33pm JST (3 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

The JF Facebook plug-in say’s it is missing, as if it is not installed or functioning properly… The JF Facebook icon under Publish Services also has a ? on top of the folder. I haven’t moved to location of the plug-in, but recently, on the phone with tech support, I believe we merged catalogs to solve a “missing file” problem. After we solved that, this happened. What can I do?

Thanks, Bill Kennedy
Brooklyn, NY

To the best of my knowledge, Adobe has not yet built publish-support into catalog import/export, so that doesn’t sound promising on that front, but the “missing” error is not related to a specific catalog, but the Lr install. I’m guessing you did move/delete the plugin folder by accident… just download again, and re-point Lr at it in the plugin manager. —Jeffrey

— comment by Bill kennedy on December 19th, 2010 at 7:38am JST (3 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

it seems like jf PicasaWeb and jf Snapshot on Export don’t combine. I get a lot of errors. After removing jf Snapshot on Export from the export service all goes well. A know error and is this going too be fixed?

Can you be a bit more descriptive than “don’t combine”? —Jeffrey

— comment by Bert-Jan on January 10th, 2011 at 2:53am JST (3 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Can someone point me to the directions for using the ‘Geoencode using Google Earth’ feature. It kind of works but I have not been able to zoom in on a location, building, viewpoint etc iin Google Earth and tell the plug-in to use this exact location for the Metadata.

Is there a trick here to scroll in GE and then designate that spot as the one whose Lat/Long ends up in the Metadata?

Thanks,

Paul

You pinpoint the location in Google Earth (panning and zooming as you like), then invoke “Geoencode using Google Earth” and the location in the center of the Earth viewpoint is imported as the location of the current image. The crosshairs mentioned in the dialog make pinpointing much easier, BTW. —Jeffrey

— comment by Paul on January 30th, 2011 at 8:07am JST (3 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Is it at way of having your plugin to ignore the “waiting for republish” stuff?

Sometimes if i just change a keyword (and if i have made changes in flickr) everything that i have made on flickr gets reset’ed. An ignore-function like the delete-thing would have been great.

You can un-republish something via the Plugin-Extras dialog. —Jeffrey

— comment by Anders Fredriksson on February 15th, 2011 at 7:16pm JST (3 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Hi
I accidently deleted my facebook plug in, reinstalled it, but am unable to export images to facebook. I see it in the plug in manager of lr but not on the little “Export to” submenu as one of the publisher choice when I want to export. I hope you understand me message. What else do I need to do to enable it?

It sounds like you’ve got the built-in Adobe FB plugin active, and not my Facebook plugin. The Adobe one is Publish only. Reinstall mine, and you should be good to go. —Jeffrey

— comment by D on May 8th, 2011 at 1:21pm JST (3 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Guildford, UK.
I have LR3.4 and MWrangler 20110419.71. Having trouble setting the export filters. They used to export fields exactly as I wanted but now they won’t. The problem arose possibly when I did the update before the current one(?) Could that be?
I don’t want clients to see the Creation Date. Leaving it blank or putting today’s date would be fine. I do want them to see the location fields. But, having tried every combination of Remove/Preserve, I can get only one or the other, not both (as I want them) at the same time. The only way I can get both is when the Creation date shows the real date when it was taken (which I don’t want). All the other fields I want export fine. Is there a way of doing it, please?
Thanks, John

The create date seems to be stuffed in all kinds of places under various names. You’ve got to be sure to remove the entire IPTC block, the XMP “photoshop” block, and for good measure, the whole “Times and Dates” Exif section (and be sure to enable the “remove with prejudice” option at the top of the Exif sections). If you want to get rid of the image-export date as well, remove the XMP “xmp” section. I never really understand half this stuff anyway, so I go by trial and error, and this seems to do it. —Jeffrey

Update: I just pushed version 20110518.72, which now handles the “CreateDate” removal-with-prejudice specially, also removing “DateCreated” and similarly-named items. —Jeffrey

— comment by John Walmsley on May 18th, 2011 at 7:15pm JST (3 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Hi

I accidently erased the jf zenfolio plug in in LR3. The LR publishing manager shows the icon with a folder and a question mark. It says this plug in is not installed or functioning properly. I tried to reinstall the zip but am unable to. When I click on the zip it takes me to lr importing page. Please advise

Unzip the zip to create the “zenfolio-jfriedl.lrplugin” folder, then point to it via the “Add” button in the Plugin Manager. —Jeffrey

— comment by D on May 21st, 2011 at 3:42pm JST (3 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffery

I used to have this plug in for lightroom 1.4 and I thought it was awesome, I know have lightroom 3.4 do you supply a plug in that is compatible with this version? I cant see anything on this site saying so the only one I have found is for version 2.0

Thanks

Lou

I have a hard time guessing where you’re looking… all my plugins for Lr1 are available for Lr2 and Lr3 on my Lightroom Goodies page —Jeffrey

— comment by Louise on May 28th, 2011 at 1:14pm JST (3 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

Love the LR Zenfolio upload plug in. Works very well so far.

One small issue is that I get your error message in the export dialogue that the quality level is too high @100. 92 seems OK. Zenfolio says highest possible. Photos seem fine. Is this a problem? If so how do I solve it?

Writing this in Palm Springs, CA (desert country).

Thanks for coming up with a great timesaver. I’ll definitely register :).

Jim

The message about the high quality setting should also be referring you where in the dialog to go to find out more info, and to disable the check so you can upload as you like. It’s a one-time roadblock to bring the info on this page to your attention. —Jeffrey

— comment by Jim Kesge on July 1st, 2011 at 5:44am JST (3 years ago) comment permalink

I have trouble to delete pics from facebook with your and the original LR plug-inn.
When I try to delete i get this Message “couldn’t delete image: (#3) Application does not have the capability to make this API call.” After i close this message the next one is “deletePhotosFromPublishedCollection: did not call deletedCallback function”
The upload is normal. LR ( 3.4.1 ) runs on a Mac OS X 10.6.8

Can you help me?

Facebook yanked the ability for plugins to delete photos. Modern versions of my plugin don’t even try anymore. —Jeffrey

— comment by Henning on July 19th, 2011 at 12:45am JST (3 years ago) comment permalink

I have LR3.4.1 installed. I’ve been trying for the last couple of hours to get my FB Groups to be visible (of which I am the admin). None of my groups show up. The FB Page shows up, but not the groups. I’ve re-authorized and checked my setting in Facebook also. Under application settings, there is a “Manage My Pages” link, under which the pages I have can be added/removed. There isn’t anything about groups. Is this feature no longer available?

It sounds like you did everything right, so it seems you’re being bit by the mysteries of Facebook. Their engineering docs often don’t match reality, and this seems to be one of those cases. You can try submitting a bug report to Facebook, but I wouldn’t hold your breath. —Jeffrey

— comment by Giselle on August 16th, 2011 at 6:52am JST (2 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

I have used and loved your jf picasaWeb plug-in. Just upgraded so that I could publish more than 10 nex pix to new folder. However, I keep getting an error message, need to re-authenticate to picassaweb.

Your instructions tell me that I can do so at the top of the export box. but for the life of me I cannot find the export box to which you refer. If it is in the plug in registration/setup dialogue, there is no place for me to re-give my google password, which is what I assume I need to give. can you help straighten me out??

The export dialog is the one that pops up when you hit the “Export” button in the lower left of Library, or invoke “File > Export”. The new authentication does not involve you giving your Google credentials to the plugin (you log in via the browser), which is a nice benefit. —Jeffrey

— comment by Adair on August 25th, 2011 at 2:39pm JST (2 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

I’m having trouble using the facebook plugin to post to my group/fan pages. I have uninstalled, reloaded, reauthorized, unauthorized, deleted saved authorizations, etc. and I still can’t get those albums to show up on the export page. Has this functionality been pulled from facebook, or am I missing something?

It simply doesn’t work for some people. It’s a FB thing. No idea why. I’ve asked FB, and they don’t respond. Not much more I can do. )-: —Jeffrey

— comment by Andrew on October 7th, 2011 at 12:54am JST (2 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Hello! You’ve made the great work for your plugin export to flickr, thank you!

I have one question.
I need to export one foto many times without replacing in Flickr for demonstrating of various editing. How can i do it?

there is one similar comment:
http://regex.info/blog/lightroom-goodies/faq#comment-42151

but i didnt understand what i should do to cancel republishing as global option forever
(there there is second reason to cancel republishing – flick generates new link to photo and all photos posted earlier in blogs becames “unavailible” after republishing).

You can create virtual copies in Lightroom, and include each virtual copy in your publish service, or if you want a one-off approach, just export via the normal (non-Publish) export, make whatever develop changes you want, then export again, being sure to turn off the delete/replace options. —Jeffrey

— comment by jtsuken on November 14th, 2011 at 2:32am JST (2 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

I like the twitter plugin but is it posable the the plugin ask for some twee text before sending the picture to twitter?

Uh, there’s an entire section of the export dialog for entering the tweet. —Jeffrey

— comment by René van Dam on December 14th, 2011 at 8:18pm JST (2 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

I know but I want to enter different text for every photo I tweet. Now I have to open the export settings for every picture I tweed. I think it’s easier if the plug-in ask for the text before him sends the picture, whiteout having to change the plugin settings.

It’s not “plugin settings”, it’s the export dialog. It opens up to where it was last time, so you enter the text and press “Export”. Generally, once you set other things as you like (your login, the photo size, etc.), you’ll just enter the tweet text. —Jeffrey

— comment by René van Dam on December 14th, 2011 at 10:16pm JST (2 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

I have been using your plug-in to upload pics from LR3 to Smugmug. Your plugin is a godsend – thank you for your hard work. The last half dozen times I have used it (the last 6 months or so), I keep getting error messages on my MacBook Pro that there is a Network Error of “timing out”. I am using a wireless connection when I try to upload, and eventually the attempts run out and the upload aborts When I first started using your plug-in, I did not encounter this issue. Any words of wisdom as to why this is happening? It does not seem to matter how few (as little as 10 images) I have selected, I still get this error message. It then seems to screw up the internet connection and I have to reboot to get internet service again. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

I’m not sure what to say… Lightroom is just a client of your networking, and if it’s flaky (for whatever unknown reason) Lightroom will have a tough time. It could also be SmugMug having issues, or your ISP, or anyone in between…. —Jeffrey

— comment by Jo B. on December 24th, 2011 at 1:57am JST (2 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Hi. Have been using your uploader to Zenfoilo without problem until tonight. Went through the usual steps in your export dialog (after I had logged on to my zenfolio site), and when I clicked on “refresh list” button I got “cannot log onto zenfolio; invalid credentials”. I have changed my email address to the address listed above since my last upload, and suspect that’s the problem. At any rate, how do we fix the invalid credentials?

In the top section of the export dialog, log out of Zenfolio and then re-log back in. (Being logged in within the browser is not relevant) —Jeffrey

— comment by Wayne on December 24th, 2011 at 10:09am JST (2 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey! I am trying out your plugin for picasa web album uploading. My question is, is it possible for it to handle two picasa accounts? I want to upload professional photos to my account and family photos to my wife’s picasa account. So I was hoping I can have options on which account to upload.

Yes, if you’ve authenticated to two or more accounts, you’ll have a dropdown in the login area where you can just choose the account. Export presets also include the account, so you can make account-specific presets and invoke them directly from the File menu. —Jeffrey

— comment by Kaeru on January 1st, 2012 at 11:34pm JST (2 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

I was just trying to publish some photos to my Zenfolio page and got the error

“Got an unexpected HTML reply from Zenfolio to my JSON request”

What do I do now?

After getting such an error, please send a log. —Jeffrey

— comment by Jeff Rose on January 17th, 2012 at 7:12am JST (2 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

I have both the Export to Kodak and Export to Facebook plugins. I absolutely love the plugins, thank you.
I shoot in Adobe RGB color space, and Lightroom’s Export to Hard Drive you can set the color space to sRGB when exporting so that the colors look proper. Any chance of adding the Color Space setting in your plugins? The photos look off when it gets exported as AdobeRGB to either Facebook and Kodak, I usually have to export to Hard Drive and then upload the JPG files, which defeats the benefit of having a plugin that will do that for me.

Again thank you for a great bunch of LR plug-ins.

The plugins force conversion to sRGB, which is why it doesn’t present the option to change it. You can see for yourself by choosing a non-temporary folder in the “Export Location” section, then inspect the files that are left behind after the export. They’ll all have sRGB profiles attached. —Jeffrey

— comment by Ed Walsh on February 6th, 2012 at 6:10am JST (2 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Is the plugin supposed to delete photos from Zenfolio that I have deleted from my Catalog? For example, I uploaded ~250 photos via the Auto Archive @ Zenfolio preset I created, and then I deleted about half of them. I was hoping that if I re-ran Auto Archive @ Zenfolio that it would delete these 125 photos for me, but it didn’t. Am I doing something wrong?

If the deletion was part of a Zenfolio publish service, whether the deletion is reflected at Zenfolio is a subject of the publish-service settings, but otherwise, outside of a publish service, deletion in Lightroom is not reflected at Zenfolio at all. —Jeffrey

— comment by Stewart Anderson on February 20th, 2012 at 1:01am JST (2 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Thanks for the quick reply. I will look at Publish services instead of the Auto Archive.

— comment by Stewart Anderson on February 20th, 2012 at 2:05am JST (2 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

I’m using the Smugmug Plugin and loving it. Quick question, what is the best way to control the order that my photos display in? If it’s a new album that I’m uploading, will it always follow the order shown in lightroom, and if I re-arrange the lightroom order and republish will it change smugmug?

Thanks!

Kevin

Sort within an album is generally controlled at SmugMug, on a per-album basis with the gallery settings. The display sort in Lightroom is not reflected at SmugMug. —Jeffrey

— comment by Kevin on February 29th, 2012 at 2:25pm JST (2 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,
to serve a big agency, I have to superscribe IPTC field #121 (local caption).
In Lightroom itself I can’t find it.
So I checked your “Metadata Preset Builder” – also unsuccessfully.
Have you any idea to make it visible?
Regards,
Volker

Sorry, I don’t think Lightroom handles that field at all. You can probably use my metadata viewer to see it on a one-by-one basis, but I know of no way to write it. Sorry. —Jeffrey

— comment by Volker on March 7th, 2012 at 10:38pm JST (2 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Hi,
I’m just about to upgrade LT to v4. I understand the bit about needing to re-register the LR plugin, but what will happen with my Zenfolio published settings that were set up in LR3 (also do you know what will happen to any other Publish settings)?
Many thanks,
Dayve

Lightroom’s catalog upgrade process should leave your publish settings alone, so everything should continue to work without interruption. —Jeffrey

— comment by Dayve on March 8th, 2012 at 12:15am JST (2 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

I’ve uploaded some images to Zenfolio using the Export to Zenfolio method (rather the Publish). The image metadata indicates it was uploaded to Zenfolio.

When I delete the image from Zenfolio, how to I erase the metadata in jf Zenfolio section of the images metadata?

thanks,

Rob

After selecting the image(s), choose “clear” in the “File > Plugin Extras > Zenoflio Extras” dialog. —Jeffrey

— comment by Rob on March 8th, 2012 at 1:18am JST (2 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey, great plugin…thanks for creating this!

Is there anyway to get the Lightroom (4) star ratings across to iPhoto as part of the export. I know other LR to iPhoto plugin can sync the rating also, but wasn’t sure if it was included in the metadata handled by your plugin?

Keep up the great work.

I’m not sure what plugin you’re referring to… I don’t know anything about iPhoto. —Jeffrey

— comment by LRGuyUK on March 11th, 2012 at 1:46am JST (2 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

I cant seem to locate a way to get camera actuations from my 5d mark I, Everything is for a pc and i am on a mac. Some are good for other model cameras but not mine. Do you have a way to do that? I did use your exif viewer and i didn’t see how many shutter activations i had anywhere.
By the way thanks for the metadata viewer for LR4, it took 2 days to get it all but now i could see what were my most used focal lengths. :)

Your camera may not encode the shutter actuations in the metadata. If you view a straight-out-of-camera JPG in the exif viewer and it doesn’t show up, it’s not there. —Jeffrey

— comment by Kevin on March 24th, 2012 at 8:50am JST (2 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

thank you thank you thank you!!!!!
your facebook permissions FAQ solved my problem with the adobe (and your) facebook plugin being unable to upload…. at least the error message from yours led me to the problem – the adobe one is useless!!! been tearing my hair out for almost a week, since it just seemed to start failing over night…

— comment by Nik Sargent on March 31st, 2012 at 7:27am JST (2 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

I am trying to authorize my facebook account and it keeps saying “can’t save changes: select at least one album” at the bottom, but will not allow me to do anything. How can I get this working?

You’ve got to authorize first, then select an album. If you have no albums, make one. Then you can select it and save. —Jeffrey

— comment by Anonymous on April 11th, 2012 at 12:01pm JST (2 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

I’m searching where I can make the donation for the new plugin for lr4. Where can I do this?

There’s a link on the registration page, thanks! —Jeffrey

— comment by Elizabeth Lee Cantrell on April 16th, 2012 at 1:00pm JST (2 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

I’ve looked at the options, but am fairly certain there is no way to configure multiple accounts to send pics to. Is there a way to install a 2nd copy of the plugin that can be used to post to a different facebook account? I tried creating a separate lrplugin directory but when I active one, the other one is automatically disabled.

The one plugin can send to any number of accounts. For a normal Export, just log out and reauthenticate at the top of the dialog. For Publish, create one publish service per account. The key to choosing a different account when authenticating is to be sure you’re already logged in to Facebook to the target account in your default browser. —Jeffrey

— comment by Kory on April 22nd, 2012 at 7:40am JST (2 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

When I publish new photos to facebook, they post on my wall but are not posting in the news feed. Why is this happening? It used to work until last week. Then I upgraded to LR4 & updated the plug in & today when I posted photos it did not work again.

It may be related to the maximum permission you’ve given the plugin or the album… check your app/album privacy settings. —Jeffrey

— comment by Joe on April 23rd, 2012 at 9:01am JST (2 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Your Lightroom Picasa Web Exporter Plugin is really great! What i would like to do is to “Backup” all my images via the Exporter but also keep some Publish Folders for the best photos. But it seems that the information where the photo is uploaded to in the Metadata is only kept once – so that after using either one this information is overwritten. Am i correct? Couldn`t there be 2 tags one for export and one for publish?

The info in the metadata display is the most recent upload; the same image can be uploaded via multiple Publish Services to multiple accounts, so “Export vs. Publish” is just one subset of the multiple-destinations problem. You can always right-click the thumbnail in a Publish Service to access its url at PicacaWeb, so maybe make two publish services, one for all photos as a backup, and another (with perhaps different output settings) for the best photos. —Jeffrey

— comment by Berndt on April 25th, 2012 at 6:25am JST (2 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

I’m attempting for export images using the Jeffrey’s Export-to-Zenfolio
Plug-In within Adobe Lightroom 3. I encountered an error message
stating:”Unexpected HTTP reply from
http://api.zenfolio.com/api/1.6/zfapi.asmx: The value of Caption is
incorrect.”

I selected 52 images and only two images upload until I received the error
message and the export terminated.

Please advise.

That’s almost certainly a bug in the plugin. Make sure you’re using the most recent version, then when you next get it (likely you’ll get it with the same photo that caused it the first time), please send a log. —Jeffrey

— comment by CLC PhotoGraphics on May 8th, 2012 at 7:58am JST (2 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey, thank you very much for your regex book!
It is brilliant!!

— comment by Dmytro on May 13th, 2012 at 3:02pm JST (2 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Yeffrey,

I’m using the LR plugin to publish photo albums to my Facebook Fanpage. I noticed that photos appear one by one in Facebook Timeline on iPhone and iPad (instead of the entire album). When viewing Facebook Timeline on PC and Mac I get the Album in Timeline (like it should be).

Do you have any idea how to solve this?

Here is an example: https://www.facebook.com/DutchYouthRegatta

Regards,
Valentijn

I don’t know how to solve that, no. As far as I know, FB does not expose that kind of control to a plugin, so it’s probably something they do themselves based on upload time, or perhaps target gallery? —Jeffrey

— comment by Valentijn van Duijvendijk on May 21st, 2012 at 5:38pm JST (2 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

Love your work. One question: Is it a conscious design decision that changes made directly to titles, descriptions, and keywords on my Flickr page aren’t copied back to my local Lightroom library the way reader comments are? I’d love the ability to sync changes made in Lightroom and on Flickr and vice versa, if that makes sense. As it stands I have to enter all my text edits in Lightroom or they get overwritten.

Best,

Gene
I suppose it’s a conscious design decision, but you’d have to ask Adobe. The idea, I believe, is that Lightroom is the master source for your image data… comments are brought in because they are the one thing you do not author yourself. —Jeffrey

— comment by Gene on June 3rd, 2012 at 5:32am JST (2 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Great plugin’s Jeffrey, thanks.
I am enjoying LR4′s Geomap feature but note that the location info does not transfer to flickr. Is this possible via the plugin’s (jfFlickr & Metadatawrangler)? Maybe I am missing something.

Regards,

Phil

There are lots of settings in your Flickr account, Lightroom, and the plugin that all must align correctly for things to work, so make note of any messages or options in all three places… —Jeffrey

— comment by Philip Norton on June 17th, 2012 at 7:41pm JST (2 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Thanks Jeffery,
Sometimes it is too easy to ask some-one else. I had flickr set up to load location data and had set the individual exif items in the Metadatawrangler but had missed the flickr; Geoencoding & Location tab :-)
All good now.

— comment by Philip Norton on June 18th, 2012 at 5:23pm JST (2 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

I noticed that some of my photos posted with your Lightroom 4 facebook plugin need approval before they appear in the album. Has someone figured out why that is? It does not happen in all albums. I guess it is another privacy feature, but I can’t figure out how to enable automatic add to album.

That should happen, as far as I know, only with the default album for the app, which is the album named for the app. If you upload to albums you create yourself, I’d think they would appear directly. Facebook can at times be mysterious in its ways, so YMMV… —Jeffrey

— comment by Andreas Guther on June 21st, 2012 at 10:48pm JST (2 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

When I try to reauthenticate it’s having trouble finding the facebook page. It shows a page not found in Internet Explorer. It attempts this numerous times opening a new browser window each time. This is the address in the URL that keeps popping up.

lightroom://info.regex.lightroom.export.facebook2/#access_token=AAAAA8RGpFvXh0Lu8csAAZAzr5CyuZCdzELG0WCTeUmCqmF4Bn8ngZD&expires_in=0

That URL should never appear in a browser… the system should be passing it to Lightroom. So, it looks as if Lightroom’s URL handler didn’t register correctly… try re-installing Lightroom, and hopefully it should work. —Jeffrey

— comment by Wordizbon on June 25th, 2012 at 12:14pm JST (2 years ago) comment permalink

Thanks for making the Lightroom facebook export plugin. I like Export better than Publish because it’s easy to manage the presets and Export does not do automatic things Publish likes to do.

1) I am disappointed that the Wall Photos do not appear. Adobe Bridge and the default Lightroom 4 plugins manage to publish to the wall.

Perhaps this can help you overcome this. I found this in the facebook help pages. This may explain why wall photos do not appear in the export:

“Unlike other photo albums you create, you can choose an audience for individual photos in your Wall Photos and Mobile Uploads albums. Each time you post a new photo, you pick who sees that photo using the audience selector.”
https://www.facebook.com/help/search/?q=%22wall+photos%22+privacy

2) This probably should go in a feature request part of your website but here it is:
Could you have a setting whereby IPTC Title, (Comment,) and Copyright all go into the facebook description. Facebook itself takes the Title and the Copyright, both. (If loaded without Lightroom 4.)

Thanks again for making the facebook export/publish better.

Facebook provides a much smaller interface to third-party apps like the plugin, so it offers no way for the plugin to specify permissions on a per-image basis. (You can set permissions on a per-album basis at FB, though.) As for the description, that’s configured in the Metadata Management section of the plugin, and you have full control. —Jeffrey

— comment by Lark on June 27th, 2012 at 7:38am JST (2 years ago) comment permalink

I just purchased lightroom 4 and installed this plug in. (as well as the Picasaweb exporter)

I continue to get an error that keeps popping up.

Error Processing “D:\………………………………JPG

canReadFile: Error when lightroom attempts to precess a catalog master image file ” dng_error_bad_format” (the master iamge file is likely corrupt)

I did not have this error when i imported all my files manually.

I am using lightroom 4.1 , Windows 7 Home premium

Any help would be appreciated.

Writing from NY, USA

I don’t know what “this” plugin is meant o refer to, but if Lightroom can’t read the file, it can’t read the file. If it works when you try to import later, maybe something is holding the file open, or maybe it’s not yet been written completely? —Jeffrey

— comment by David on July 9th, 2012 at 10:19am JST (2 years ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey – trivial question for a man of your Ninja-calibre photo (and software) skills – but difficult to ascertain from Canada — where does my Japanese visitor (he’s around Nagoya) get machine prints from a CD? In North America the answer is “practically anywhere” – from department stores to Pharmacies – but for Japan? Doko ni desu ka? What the ubiquitous “go to” place?

Arigatou gozaimasu!

Any local photo shop should be able to handle it, but also camera stores probably have kiosks (and would certainly know where to go if they didn’t). I don’t know anything about Nagoya, but perhaps Bic Camera has a kiosk. —Jeffrey

— comment by Scott Blessley on July 19th, 2012 at 10:05am JST (2 years ago) comment permalink

New England, USA. Trying to upload 28 recent pictures to my Picassa page and each time I get this: Debug:1181: INTERNAL ERROR: corrupt collection settings. I remade the collection downloaded the lastest update and it still will not upload.
Thanks
7/26/2012

Yikes, you’ll probably have to delete and recreate the collection. I’ve never figured out why this data goes corrupt… the best I can guess is some obscure bug in Lightroom, but I really have no idea. It’s very rare. )-: —Jeffrey

— comment by Photobill7 on July 27th, 2012 at 3:04am JST (2 years ago) comment permalink

Jeffsan Konbanwa.

I’m an early user of your LR plugins and am very happy with them.
I checked your Metadata wrangler plugin for LR3 today because I hate that LR loses the nikon lens data (I like to check this particular metadata in ACDsee when sorting my pics) and Nikon ViewNX seems to be able to keep the lens data when developing NEF2JPG but somehow LR deletes it everytime, even with your metadata wrangler plugin. Any clue to resolve this? I read on the web that Nikon lens metadata is hidden in a proprietary data field but ACDsee can read and show it (both with NEF and JPG). I need this to sort pics taken with , say a 70-200VR vs 70-200VRII, or a 24-70 vs 35 1.4, etc. Thanks anyway for your effort and I love Kyoto (I went several times and it’s one of my best places in the world). I particularly love your nightscenes (Gion, parks, temples, streetscapes, riverside, …) Keep up the good work! btw I’m a japanese living in Belgium :D

— comment by ryo on July 30th, 2012 at 9:59pm JST (2 years ago) comment permalink

Hello again Jeffsan

Actually I realised the EXIF data about the lens isn’t lost but ACDsee can’t show it once LR has developed the JPG file. With the EXIFtool, I can see at least four occurences of the lens data:
Lens model, Lens, Lens info, Lens ID, and twice in Lens Profile Setup, Lens profile Name if the matching lens profile has been selected in LR for correction.
So it seems the real issue is with ACDsee pro4, wich cannot show the EXIF data corresponding to the lens data. What a pity.

— comment by ryo on July 30th, 2012 at 11:26pm JST (2 years ago) comment permalink

Thanks a lot for the zenfolio tool. Will really help to expedite my process when working there.

Also are you on G+?

Yes, here. —Jeffrey

— comment by Gene Bowker on August 8th, 2012 at 12:27am JST (2 years ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey, I emailed you before checking this blog first. Forgive me: I understand your time is limited. I’m getting a “Debug:1181: timedOut” error message when updating my Flickr stream and from checking this blog it seems that my problem may be a corrupt Lightroom catalog. Yikes indeed! I’ll try to recreate the catalog but as there are 800+ photos linked to this publish service (and 15 ‘smart’ collections) I’ve got some work ahead of me. Love the plugin!

I don’t think that a networking error would come from a corrupted catalog (though it never hurts to check, via the “integrity check” option in the catalog-backup dialog). I’d think the networking error would come from a problem with your network (or Flickr’s, or somewhere in between). If it’s at your location, you might try the standard things like rebooting your router, but it could be something that you just let time clear up. Can’t guess from here, but timeouts are unlikely to be specifically related to Lightroom or the plugin. —Jeffrey

— comment by Tim Lumsdaine on August 9th, 2012 at 8:42am JST (2 years ago) comment permalink

hello jeffrey,
im using your GPS injector-plugin and im verry happy with it. i just ran across one thing witch I dont know if its my fault or a bug (or a feature).
When I create an HDR with photomatix, i got back an 16Bit-TIFF file into lightroom. this file is quite huge (128MB) so i want to convert it into an DNG witch will be just 60MB. But during the export and then reimport of the TIFF file, all the jf Geocoding Support fields are not brought over into the DNG file. I checked Shadow GPS Injector, but this wont help.
Is there any workaround for this issue? I already tryed to Sync the Metadata after the reimport, but i only can sync the “speed” and “bearing” fields, not the actual position. thank you for your great work with the plugins!

I’m not familiar with how Lightroom does DNG conversions, but I’m going to guess that they treat it as “create a new DNG photo, then delete the old TIFF photo”, which means that as far as the plugin is concerned, they’re unrelated photos. The easiest way to solve this is to upgrade to Lr4 where location data is always native to Lightroom :-), but otherwise, you can always try re-applying your tracklog to the converted file, or selecting both the DNG and one of the geoencoded source files for the HDR, then in the plugin dialog import the location from the HDR file then geoencode (which ends up adding the location to the DNG). —Jeffrey

— comment by blitzdesigner on August 11th, 2012 at 11:47pm JST (1 year, 11 months ago) comment permalink

I know this is long, but I think you will find my questions worth your time.

I have more than 10k photos on Flickr and I want to load your plugin version flickr-20120728.281. I am worried that there will be sync issues with my on-line photos with your plugin. I used an earlier version of your Flickr plugin before (version of LR3) and I ended up disabling it. My vague memory is that it was something like either it was going to re-upload the photos, and/or I was going to lose all my data on views, and/or there was problem with multiple catalogs. I am sorry I don’t remember exactly why, but I was in a crunch so I switch to LR’s Flickr upload plugin. I am now using LR4 on Windows 7 (x64).

I would like to see your plugin description explain how your plugin handles photos that are already published. Are there are any ramifications for the image data on-line, will it try to re-upload the images or will it be able to compare the data with the images on-line and in my Catalogs without re-uploading? Any idea how long it will take if I have 10K images on-line (from several catalogs)?

As I write this I am thinking the problem I had before was related to my photos on Flickr upload came from several different catalogs. How does it deal with Flickr photos in my account that are not in the catalog I am working with? Will it try to delete them on Flickr so they are synchronized? Will it “tell” the current LR catalog that it is missing photos that are actually from other catalogs?

I use multiple catalogs to minimize the cpu load and keep the number of folders manageable when I am working in LR (e.g. photos of my son’s soccer games has thousands, and I have my work related images in different catalogs for each project. I just astounded myself by adding up the # of photos I have in all my catalogs (60,000). How do your Flickr (& Facebook) plugins integrate, work across multiple catalogs?

I would also like to know if I can prevent re-uploading images that were slightly modified on my computer, like changing a keyword globally. LR’s up-loader aggravates me when I want to upload new photos, but there are hundreds of “modified” photos in the upload queue before them that I really don’t need to change on Flickr. I also want to prevent photos from being deleted on Flickr if I do delete them on my computer (old soccer photos I don’t need anymore, but I want the players to still have access to the ones I put out there for them).

Thanks!

I’d like to know what metric you think this question is worth my time! :-)

The plugin will never delete a photo at Flickr that it hasn’t previously had in the current catalog, so it’s safe for you to go ahead and do some testing in some out-of-the-way nook of your account. There is no cross-catalog integration at all. See the publish docs for info about “association” and “claiming”… it’s all quite fragile and may work perfectly or horribly, depending on many things including the phase of the moon. You can tell my plugin what kinds of changes should cause a republish, but this too is a kludgy area, and my plugin won’t actually republish metadata changes without a develop change, which can be its own kind of annoying. (You can manually push some metadata changes via the “File > Plugin Extras > Flickr Extras” dialog).

When it comes down to it, the plugin does what it does, so I suggest testing to decide whether it’s appropriate for you.—Jeffrey

— comment by E Mallory on August 20th, 2012 at 2:58am JST (1 year, 11 months ago) comment permalink

thanks mate much appreciate your effort. i feel for you. i was thinking of making a plugin for my d3100 to tether to lightroom. its annoying how i cant get lightroom to see the d3100 for tethering. clearly making a plugin would have to be a drop and run affair or i could end up like you clearly feel.

hope everything sorts out for you and congrats and knowing the solution is not always in the scaling up of a service.

take care of you and your family first man you only get one go around at this life.

— comment by chris george on August 20th, 2012 at 5:17pm JST (1 year, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Jeffery thanks so much for your wonderful work. I just downloaded my first plugin from you, Picassa Web for Lightroom. I learned of your work through David Marx. In 1970 I was stationed in Iwakuni with the First Marine Air Wing. We would often leave Iwakuni on Friday night and arrived in Kyoto in the morning. We usually stayed at a small inn called Racutoso ( spelling?) We even had our own drawer at a couple of local establishments for refreshments. We loved Kyoto. It is one of my favorite cities in the world. It is so beautiful and peaceful. Thanks again. Bob Kinkle

— comment by Bob Kinkle on August 27th, 2012 at 6:31am JST (1 year, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Hello Jeffrey,

do you plan/have some idea to introduce Amazon Glacier as Lightroom Plugin? 1GB for $0.01 is really cheap. Currently my workflow is to store offsite master files from camera on Amazon S3 (currently moving to Glacier using FastGlacier software). Then I have another set of photos – DNG from Lightroom which are already processed and I want to put them on a safe place (currently few hard drives in different locations).
Thank you Jeffrey!

Boris

Glacier doesn’t sound appealing to me for photo backup. It’s cheaper and faster to use something like CrashPlan to back up your whole machine, images and catalogs included. Unlimited storage is a flat rate $6/month if you pay in four year chunks, and you don’t have to wait five hours to recover a file. Other similar cloud-based backup services are popular as well. I use it as part of my multi-computer backup plan (along with 8TB of local RAID-6 storage via a Synology NAS). It’s on my todo list to write up a post about all this. Anyway, Glacier’s general-access API would make more sense when you need to send stuff to the same dataset from multiple places around the globe simultaneously, and perhaps to restore files to multiple places as well…. benefits that make a difference to the enterprise business, but seem irrelevant to the average Lightroom user. —Jeffrey

— comment by Boris on August 28th, 2012 at 3:25am JST (1 year, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Hello,

Do you plan to develop a plugin to export to minus.com ?

Thanks,
Kind regards.

No, sorry, never heard of them. —Jeffrey

— comment by Frederic on August 31st, 2012 at 6:39am JST (1 year, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Hello Jeffrey,

I happily used your Geoencode plugin in LR3. Now I’ve switched to a new PC, with LR4. I imported my pictures and my old LR3 catalog into LR4, and everything seems fine – I can see my pictures, and all LR metadata. But somewhere along the road, the geoencode info generated by the plugin seems have got lost. I installed the latest version of the plugin (gps-20120821.187) in LR4, but it doesn’t find any geoencode data. When I select a picture that I had encoded in LR3 with the plugin (gps-20110719.154) , and select “view location in Google Maps” from the plugin menu, it says ” is not geoencoded”.

Did I do something wrong in the upgrade / migration process ? I thought that the plugin geoencode data was stored in the LR catalog, so moving this catalog to the new PC would give me ALL metadata on the new PC, including the GPS (shadow) information ?

Do you have any suggestions about how to recuperate the geoencode info on my new PC ? I’v got more than 1000 encoded pictures, so re-encoding them all would be quite a job (even if I would remember where all the pictures have been taken …).

Thanks in advance,
Peter
Ghent – Belgium

What you describe should have worked, and the Lr3 photos geoencoded via the plugin should have appeared natively geoencoded in Lr4 after first enabling the plugin in Lr4. Can you re-visit your Lr3 catalog in Lr3 to confirm the shadow data? —Jeffrey

— comment by Peter on September 6th, 2012 at 8:23am JST (1 year, 11 months ago) comment permalink

From Australia
LR4: create a new gallery in a group in my Zenfolio a/c. through the LR plugin uploader.
Refresh list, nothing shows up.
Open Zenfolio, gallery is there.
Close LR, restart, still no new gallery showing.

Are you sure you created a new gallery and not a new group? That’s usually the problem when I get this kind of report. ;-) —Jeffrey

— comment by Howard on September 16th, 2012 at 9:16am JST (1 year, 10 months ago) comment permalink

I’m unable to fully install the Picassa export plugin. The Plugin shows as installed but disabled because of the error it gets when the script tries to run. The log is below.

**** Error 1

An error occurred while attempting to run one of the plug-in’s scripts.
Could not find namespace: LrPhotoPictureView (and when I look, I can’t see a file with this name)

I’ve seen this a few times, and am not sure whether it’s Lightroom needing a restart, or a bad download. Check this FAQ. BTW, there should be plenty of files in the plugin folder, but nothing named “LrPhotoPictureView”……. that’s an internal Lightroom API endpoint. —Jeffrey

— comment by Byron Dillard on September 23rd, 2012 at 10:04am JST (1 year, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Hello Jeffrey,

thanks for your great plugin! I’ve donated yesterday. ;)
One question. If I republish 14 images with 1024px width, flickr doesn’t generate the “Medium 800″ size for some of them. For example:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/diwiesign/6447338027/

Next one, in the same publish process too, flickr generate the “Medium 800″ size:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/diwiesign/8062562069/ !?!?

Hopefully, do you have any hint for me. Thanks in advance!

Cheers
Dirk

That’s quite odd. Maybe they look at the file size? In any case, the plugin has no insight into how they process it after the fact. That first shot is breathtaking, by the way. —Jeffrey

— comment by Dirk on October 8th, 2012 at 11:50pm JST (1 year, 10 months ago) comment permalink

The LR4 plugin for export to Zenfolio is not showing in the plugin manager though it does show in the plugin extras. Not sure what to do.

The name in the plugin manger is “jf Zenfolio”, so make sure you’re looking in the Js, not the Zs. —Jeffrey

— comment by Chris on October 9th, 2012 at 1:14am JST (1 year, 10 months ago) comment permalink

The plug in always uploads the most recent upload to the very last image in the album. Is there a way somewhere to change that? I want it to make the latest upload be the very first image, but I also want to be able to move that image later if I need to, in order to group something in the album.

Thanks

I don’t know what plugin you’re talking about, but uploads are always in the order you have the images in the library… you can set whatever order you like. Display at a photo-hosting site, on the other hand, is often dictated by their own rules (album sort settings, capture time, etc.); it changes quite a bit from site to site. —Jeffrey

— comment by Will on October 10th, 2012 at 7:11am JST (1 year, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Is there a way to force the list in Flickr group pools to refresh? I’m not sure when it creates the list, but it doesn’t check to update it very often. If I go on Flickr today and drop thirty groups from my list, they will all still show up in the list in the plugin, and if I add any new groups they do not show up in the list.

thanks

The “refresh” button next to the list of sets also refreshes the group-pool list. —Jeffrey

— comment by Fuad on October 26th, 2012 at 4:01am JST (1 year, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Jeffery,

You write great LR plugins, thanks! I’ve been a fan and customer for many years.

My questions is this: I noticed that when I upload images to Facebook, the first one in my collection appears last and the last one appears first. I do use “User Order” to put them in the order I want to see them in LR and I would like them to appear in FB the same way as I see them in LR.

I don’t know of a way to reverse the order in LR when they are already in “user order”.

Is there something you could add to the plugin to reverse the upload order on an initial upload? (I often upload a couple of hundred to FB albums)

Thanks,
Jim

The plugin has no control over the order, something that also bothers Flickr uploads. It’s my understanding that the plugin is given them in the same order as shown in the Grid, and that Facebook keeps them in the order they arrive, so I’d think it should all be working as you like… (?) —Jeffrey

— comment by Jim on October 26th, 2012 at 2:24pm JST (1 year, 9 months ago) comment permalink

I want to make a new gallery in Zenfolio. I opened Lightroom and opened
published collections, but couldn’t figure out how to add new gallery here.
Then I opened Zenfolio, created a new gallery and uploaded one photo to it.
now I go to Lightroom and I still do not see this new gallery collection in
Lightroom Publish Collections. What am I doing wrong?

How do I add a new gallery to jfZenfolio where I already have published collections (galleries)?

Thanks,

Matthew Kraus

You can create a new gallery via the “Create Gallery” menu item in the publish-service context menu, and in the “Zenfolio Tools” section of the Publish/Export dialogs. And if you created it at Zenfolio, then click the “refresh” button next to the list of galleries and it’ll show up. —Jeffrey

— comment by Matthew Kraus on October 29th, 2012 at 4:06am JST (1 year, 9 months ago) comment permalink

I have just registered and made a donation for the
lightroom plug in. I downloaded the zip file as but when i
open the file it opens the import page to Lightroom and I cannot find any file
to import to Lightroom. The plug is not listed in the Plug in manager. Can you
help please.

Thanks

It’d be nice if Lightroom let you install by clicking on the plugin, but that’s not how it works; install instructions are here. —Jeffrey

— comment by David on October 31st, 2012 at 2:13am JST (1 year, 9 months ago) comment permalink

for some reason, the plugin no longer shows enabled. I click enable, yet when i go to export it is not giving me the smugmug option for export. I’m running LR3. This is driving me crazy. I’ve tried to delete and reinstall but to no avail.

I’m guessing that you’re mixing up Adobe’s plugin and mine… theirs is Publish only, while mine does both Publish and Export. —Jeffrey

— comment by Reny on November 22nd, 2012 at 9:59am JST (1 year, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Jeffry,
I’m afraid I’m unable to get past the dreaded “missing destination cookies” error when trying to upload to my PicasaWeb. I followed your suggestions on backing and optimizing the catalog. I also tried creating another Picasa publish service as well as deleting all Picasa services and re-creating a new service. Do you have any other suggestions? Could it be I’m running LR3?

Dennis

As the FAQ says, I still don’t know what causes this, so the best I can suggest is to delete and rebuild the collection. )-:—Jeffrey

— comment by Dennis on December 4th, 2012 at 5:56pm JST (1 year, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Hi,

Just to add, I get the occasional ‘wrong handle’ error when uploading from LR 4.2. This usually happens when uploading many images, so I thought it might be an overload somewhere. It is not constant, though, like the previous poster, but does still occur.

Adobe tells me that they’ve fixed this bug in Lr4.3, so please give that a try… —Jeffrey

— comment by Dayve on December 13th, 2012 at 5:08pm JST (1 year, 7 months ago) comment permalink

I loaded Lightroom 4.3 and am now getting a bad server response consistatly when I try ot upload. Any ideas?

That’s unfortunate. After hitting the error, please send a log. Also unfortunately, I have a cold at the moment, so it’ll be a few days before I can dig into it. —Jeffrey

— comment by Warren on December 14th, 2012 at 8:23am JST (1 year, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Enjoy the plug-ins especially export to Flickr. Not sure if I missed an option or not but would it be possible to have the ability to tweet a lower resolution photo when exporting? Typically I upload high resolution photos to Flickr which exceed the file size restrictions of Twitter. It would be nice to have an option to resize the photo for twitter alone so the image could be included in my tweet.

Thanks!

It’s a common request, but unfortunately not easy to do with a plugin. )-: —Jeffrey

— comment by Craig on December 29th, 2012 at 4:10am JST (1 year, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey, I have a lot of your plugins, they’re great. Quick question. When I mark pictures to be republished in Lightroom they actually are replaced on SmugMug (which is ok and the expected behavior in my opinion), however in Facebook they are actually added generating duplicates. Why is that ? Am I missing something ? Thanks ! Celso.

As the Publish docs for Facebook clearly say, FB doesn’t allow image replacement. I recommend using Export instead of Publish for FB. —Jeffrey

— comment by Celso Diniz on January 3rd, 2013 at 3:38pm JST (1 year, 7 months ago) comment permalink

trying to upload many pictures and videos to zenfolio, using your plugin (current version from 15.01.2013) within lightroom 4.3 but get failure “Unexpected HTTP reply from http://api.zenfolio.com/api/1.6/zfapi.asmx: The value of Title is incorrect!

any ideas/help?

thanks in advance!

I’m probably not encoding something correctly, or warning you if the title is too long, or the like. If you could send a log immediately after encountering the error, I’d appreciate it. —Jeffrey

— comment by Claudio on January 17th, 2013 at 5:16am JST (1 year, 6 months ago) comment permalink

zenfolio-log.txt is empty:-( but last message i saw was “title is too long”. i have titles with max of 192 chars plus the path.

Please send the log (via the button) after getting the error so that I can try to reproduce the error on my side. —Jeffrey

— comment by Claudio on January 19th, 2013 at 4:04am JST (1 year, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Is there a way that the source code can be viewed for this plug in? When I open any of the lua files, I see a lot of garbled text. I’m using Mac OS X 10.8.2 with Lightroom 3 and I have just began to develop in Lightroom.

My (very old) Lr1 plugins have visible source (see links toward bottom of list here). The SDK from Adobe has modern examples. And 500px has open sourced their plugin, though I don’t know the quality. —Jeffrey

— comment by Steffan on February 9th, 2013 at 1:15am JST (1 year, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Mike from UK: I have the same issue as Dennis., i.e “missing destination cookies.” But this only happens with any new collections I create. In fact the only album I can upload to is the one I first generated using the “create album at PicasaWeb” option in the Publishing Manager. I can’t even add a new album this way now because I get the “Internal Error: corrupt collection settings” message when attempting to save the settings. I use LR 3.6.
By the way Jeffry, I love the “Bummer” button when things go wrong. Helps keep things in perspective.
Mike

— comment by Mike on February 10th, 2013 at 4:42am JST (1 year, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Jeffry, I found a workaround to the missing destination cookies problem that works for me:
1) Only ever create Albums using the tool “Create album at Picasaweb” (in publishing manager.)
2) Never use the “Create Album…” context menu option.
I use LR 3.6 and Windows 7 SP1.
By the way, in your response above, when you say “delete and rebuild the collection” I take it you mean ‘albums’ created within this PicasaWeb publishing service. That is, by ‘collection’, do you mean ‘album’, or am I missing something?
Mike (UK)

— comment by Mike on February 10th, 2013 at 5:44am JST (1 year, 5 months ago) comment permalink

How do you set up to publish photos to a Facebook group page.
I do 12 day natural history trips (whale watching +). I have set up a group page.
Searcher Natural History – Photo Sharing.
I would like to publish direct from Lightroom. It dose not seen to let me set up a service that is not under my account.

I’m pretty sure they let you upload only to accounts you control, but sometimes not even that. See this FAQ. —Jeffrey

— comment by Charles Howell on March 7th, 2013 at 2:58am JST (1 year, 5 months ago) comment permalink

I didn’t find a place on your site to suggest a new plugin that will be helpful before it comes out in LR5 or can extend that feature in that Adobe has not confirmed in over 1yr that they will have these new features.

Please email me if you are interested in creating a new plugin for LR4 relating to editing tools in the develop module. I have a host of features they are ignoring to reply to whether they are going to do them or not.

I think it’s Adobe’s policy to not comment on future plans, beyond a vague “we see value in the idea” kind of statement. I can’t say I blame them. Unfortunately, a plugin has no access to the image pipeline, so it can’t do anything to extend the develop tools. —Jeffrey

— comment by Derek Gold on March 7th, 2013 at 9:52am JST (1 year, 5 months ago) comment permalink

I see the Zenfolio plug-in in my downloads. I click on it and it wisks itself somewhere, but for the life of me I don’t know where it is!! How do I get it from my downloads to the Lightroom Plug-in Manager on my MAC. Or how do I get to it wherever it is supposed to be. I sent my $20 donation and have my registration number and am anxious to get my images onto my Zenfolio website.

Please help!!

Thank you.

Pat

There are install instructions linked from every plugin page (linking here). Thanks for your kind gift(!) —Jeffrey

— comment by Pat on March 12th, 2013 at 10:08am JST (1 year, 4 months ago) comment permalink

FYI – this worked for us too!

— comment by Mike on February 10th, 2013 at 5:44am JST (1 month, 6 days ago) — comment permalink

— comment by CM on March 16th, 2013 at 2:07pm JST (1 year, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Trying to authenticate to facebook with LR4 and the latest, registered plugin. I get the following error all the time and can no longer upload to facebook:

The website encountered an error while retrieving https://www.facebook.com/dialog/oauth?client_id=3b18d8dab56….. It may be down for maintenance or configured incorrectly.
Here are some suggestions:
Reload this webpage later.
HTTP Error 500 (Internal Server Error): An unexpected condition was encountered while the server was attempting to fulfill the request.

Looks like Facebook is having issues, or something on your system is diddling the web traffic between Lightroom and Facebook. —Jeffrey

— comment by Ken on March 28th, 2013 at 9:50am JST (1 year, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Perhaps, but it started with LR4 and the update to the plugin. Any suggestions on how to get around it?

Some of the networking in the Windows version of Lightroom 4.0 had “issues”, and they should have been resolved in subsequent updates.
Make sure you’re using 4.3 (or the 4.4 RC). Other than that, I’m at a loss. —Jeffrey

— comment by Ken on March 29th, 2013 at 8:12am JST (1 year, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey,
I have been using your plugin for years and have never had any problems. I have made a gallery for the pictures to go into the Smugmug:Upload Destination. However, today, I don’t understand why when I try to export from Lightroom into my smugmug website, it pops me into a window that wants me to pick a” folder ” I have already designated that I want the export location to be in the FOLDER/Users/cyndibemel3/pictures/smugmug. Do I need to put something more into the Export Location info. (first box down ) ?
Please advise me ASAP!

Thanks so much,
Cyndi

I don’t know why it would have suddenly changed, but did that target folder perhaps disappear? —Jeffrey

— comment by Cbemel on April 2nd, 2013 at 3:59am JST (1 year, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Does your Zenfolio plug-in work for LR4.4 run by Windows 8. I am having problems installing it but maybe it is just me.

It should work fine anywhere Lr4 can run. See this FAQ on install issues. —Jeffrey

— comment by Sharon on April 23rd, 2013 at 7:57am JST (1 year, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey

I use the LR to Zenfolio uploader everyday and couldn’t live without it. However, it has an annoying habit of not sending the first 1-4 images in a batch. I have to go back and manually upload the missing images. This doesn’t happen every time – maybe 50% of the time.

Using LR3. Any ideas on a fix?

I’ve never heard of that… that would be quite annoying. Next time it happens, send a log along with a note that details what photos didn’t show up. —Jeffrey

— comment by Tim in Australia on April 30th, 2013 at 9:43am JST (1 year, 3 months ago) comment permalink

I’m trying to use jf Run Any Command in conjunction with jf Flickr. The command I want to run is an OS X application, which is a .app file, which is actually a directory. If I specify the .app file, it fails because the plugin is prepending the ‘sh’ command. It complains, correctly, that it can’t execute a directory. What I want the plugin to do is simply run the .app file. The command line would not start with ‘sh’.

I tried the OS X ‘open’ command. It correctly runs the .app file, but it does so asynchronously. That means that Lightroom continues and exports the original JPEG. The post-process works, but it doesn’t complete until after the export.

Is there a way to cause the ‘sh’ command not to be prepended or to run .app synchronously? Thanks.

It might not be possible, depending on the app. You can run the app synchronously by drilling down directly to the executable (e.g. for Lightroom, it might be “/Applications/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.app/Contents/MacOS/Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5“), but whether the executable will accept image filenames on the command line is up to the app, as is whether it will exit immediately after processing. —Jeffrey

— comment by Doug Kaye on May 1st, 2013 at 6:13am JST (1 year, 3 months ago) comment permalink

I have a question that is not answered above…..

How does this uploader track virtual copies? e.g. I have the original and 3 virtual copies all uploaded to Zenfolio. If I change one of the virtual copies, what maintains the realtionship between the virtual copy and the image on zenfolio so that the right image is updated?

Thank you…..

Ed

Virtual copies are all considered different photos as far as the plugin is concerned, with the caveat that the act of creating a virtual copy also replicates the “uploaded to…” data. I consider this a bug in Lightroom. If you create a virtual copy of a photo you’ve already uploaded, you should clear the upload data of the copy via “File > Plugin Extras > Zenfolio Extras”. —Jeffrey

— comment by ed matthews on May 5th, 2013 at 11:11am JST (1 year, 3 months ago) comment permalink

I have a question i cant seem to find the answer to. I have tried to trouble shoot this for hours over the last 2 days and still a no go. I am getting a “Couldn’t render image: AgNegative:renderToFile: dng_error_write_file” error on 2 photos for a gallery on smug mug using the latest version of lightroom 4. I have uploaded these photos via the plugin to other galleries and they have worked fine but it wont let me add them to one particular gallery for no apparent reason. Could you help me here?

Thanks!

That’s an internal Lightroom error… looks like the destination folder where the copy is being written lacks permission, or your disk is full, or other problem that results in the file not being written. —Jeffrey

— comment by Gustavo Castillo on May 6th, 2013 at 12:47am JST (1 year, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Jeff – greetings from San Francisco. As a sidenote I really enjoyed your photos of the cherry blossoms in Kyoto. Amazing!

I just installed your plug-in for Picasaweb. It works great for publishing photos but I’m having trouble with Videos.

Initially I set the Video conversion to H.264 and tried every quality setting. On the picasaweb site I would see the file stubs but not the actual videos. By stubs I mean it almost looked like Picasaweb was still “thinking” about some sort of conversion. I had seen this when I used smugmug. I let it sit overnight but still no Videos that could be played…just the file names (pictures were fine).

I then changed the Video setting to “Original”, thinking that maybe picasaweb didn’t understand H.264. A similar (but not exactly the same) result ensued. I can see the file and some attributes of it (pixels, name, file size) but still can’t play the video on line.

Needless to say, even if this second method worked, it wouldn’t do me much help for larger files.. I really need to reduce to size to keep to picasaweb’s 100MB limit (that’s about 1 min of iphone 4s video). But i was just trying to troubleshoot.

I would totally appreciate your comments or those of others here.

I’m very grateful for your work to help us all.

I’ve not heard of this problem before… it doesn’t surprise me that they need to process a bit, but I’d think overnight would be plenty. Could it be that you need to do a hard reload in the browser? —Jeffrey

— comment by BartS on May 6th, 2013 at 10:35am JST (1 year, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Hello Jeffrey.
I’m now selling my old computer, that happened to be with your plug-in installed and I need to know what should I do to re-install it on my new Mac. Should I pay agian?

Best Regards
André Bittencourt from Brazil.
I am already a registered user of your amazing Zenfolio Plug-in for Lightroom.

If you have the same Lr serial on you new system, just use the same registration code. Or create a new code (with a $.01 transaction if you like). —Jeffrey

— comment by André Bittencourt on May 30th, 2013 at 3:00am JST (1 year, 2 months ago) comment permalink

From Northern VA here:

I’ve just installed Lightroom 5 final release version. The PicasaWeb plugin automatically disables. I downloaded the latest version from your site here and then tried adding it in as a new plugin. I get the same error again and then it’s automatically disabled. The error reads:

An error occurred while reading the schema for the plug-in “jf PicasaWeb”. The plug-in will be disabled.

What can I do to get this enabled again?

Thank you.

It depends on why it’s not working… look to the upper- and lower-right sections of the plugin manager for diagnostics. It may be that you simply need to update to the latest version of the plugin. —Jeffrey

— comment by Scott on June 12th, 2013 at 8:06am JST (1 year, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,
I’ve been using your Facebook and Zenfolio plug-in’s for about a year now. Recently, my zenfolio EXPORTS are EXTREMELY slow (it took about 16 hours to export 100 photos). I tested my export to disk and it’s super fast. I tried to see if there were any reported issues with the zenfolio website.
Have you heard of anyone else having issues or any ideas?

Sounds like it might be a networking issue. Uploads to Zenfolio are not slow for me, so either we have different destination servers, or there’s some networking issue on your side (or between you and Zenfolio). Perhaps try the standard networking things (reboot your router, computer, etc.) and hope for the best? —Jeffrey

— comment by Donna on June 12th, 2013 at 9:51am JST (1 year, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

First, thank you so much for creating the lightroom preview extraction plugin. It has worked on several of my images. My question is about the ones where it gives me a super tiny thumbnail image at 160×160. I have my “previews” set to medium at 1440 so why would any of them be any smaller than that?

Thanks!

Lightroom generates a pyramid of sizes for different uses (thumbnails in the grid and in the navigator) even if you never “generate standard previews”, which makes the larger ones. —Jeffrey

— comment by Apryl on June 19th, 2013 at 2:16am JST (1 year, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Thanks very much for any help. If I use LR5′s map module to geoencode my pictures and then publish them with jf Flickr, should they appear on my Flickr map? They don’t appear to be. I’ve made sure to uncheck “hide location” in the plug-in.

Thanks again.

It should all work when everything aligns properly, but you have to make sure your Flickr account is set up to allow geoencoded photos to show on the map, and that Lightroom and the plugin are set up to make sure the data gets to Flickr. Check your Flickr settings and the export settings carefully… —Jeffrey

— comment by Bill on July 8th, 2013 at 7:55am JST (1 year ago) comment permalink

Thank you for a strikingly good set of plugins.

I’m migrating from the Lr Flickr plugin, and didn’t see anything in the FAQ …

1 Smart sets seem to show photos already in the photostream as “new to upload” vs in manual sets “modified to update” Is this right?

2 If I put a photo into multiple sets, I hope only one copy is uploaded?

Thanks again

For #2, yes, photos get uploaded only once. For #1, I don’t actually remember (it’s been years since I worked on the migration code) so you may need to test (you can publish specific photos by holding down Alt/Opt before pressing the [Publish] button). —Jeffrey

— comment by Andrew Macpherson on July 23rd, 2013 at 9:20pm JST (1 year ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey, I’m new to Zenfolio as well as to your uploader… In LR4 I created an event and divided the event into different folders of the days events.
My question is.. Is there a way to have your uploader create a Group… with all of the individual Galleries …already separated, into Zenfolio automatically.
As it stands, it is uploading all 1200 photos to a gallery now…
It’d be nice to have it upload the events already separated

Thank you

You can probably do what you want via “automatic destinations”, as described on this post. —Jeffrey

— comment by Anthony on August 18th, 2013 at 2:50pm JST (11 months, 6 days ago) comment permalink

I would like to arrange the photo order in lightroom and then upload to smugmug. Will the photo order be maintained in smugmug?

They’ll be uploaded in the order presented in Grid, but whether SmugMug keeps that ordering depends on your gallery settings. —Jeffrey

— comment by Lance Levine on August 29th, 2013 at 5:17am JST (10 months, 26 days ago) comment permalink

Jefrey and others,
i am workingmon some wokflows with EyeFi Cards and Folder Watch.
My new Lightroom Gadget is a Surface Pro with a USB SSD aatached. My Wish is to get smart Previews automatically on every Import. Butninhave not found a way to do this with LR Presets. Do we have a way to do that with Folder Watch ?

Yes, if you upgrade to the new version of the plugin that I just pushed. ;-) —Jeffrey

— comment by Karsten Bott on September 1st, 2013 at 8:33pm JST (10 months, 23 days ago) comment permalink

Made my Day :-) Will test it now !

— comment by Karsten Bott on September 1st, 2013 at 11:24pm JST (10 months, 22 days ago) comment permalink

Would you consider developing a plugin that would manage backing up files in a LR catalog to an Amazon Glacier account?

I’d consider it, but it’s not on the todo list as of now… not a lot of requests for it as of yet. —Jeffrey

— comment by David Madison on September 7th, 2013 at 8:56am JST (10 months, 17 days ago) comment permalink

Hi! I’m uploading all my photos to flickr (as backup) using this plugin. But if I use the jf flickr publish service, i get a lot of erros uploading (can’t connect to flickr, etc). So now I’m using the “export” menu (right click the photos) and then export using jf flickr.
There is an option to upload [ All / Update / New ] photos, that is quite good, because I select only the “new” photos. The plugin seams to remember which ones were already uploaded.

My question is: If I need to uninstall and install again lightroom and jf plugin, how can I only upload “new” photos, since the jf flickr plugin probably forgot which were uploaded?

Hope you understand my question. Best regards!
The plugin keeps that data in the catalog, so it’ll remember. But it’s exactly the same network-wise to Export vs. Publish, so I can’t imagine that one would work for you while the other wouldn’t. —Jeffrey

— comment by Benny Danny on September 9th, 2013 at 6:48pm JST (10 months, 15 days ago) comment permalink

i am still having trouble loading the most recent version of picasaweb as a plugin (having checked your FAQs). now the error message i get is: “the “nil” plug in is not installed or not functioning properly.”

i created a diagnostic file, which read: “An error occurred while attempting to load this plug-in.
The plug-in description script (Info.lua) is missing.”

any help would be appreciated.

Sounds like the plugin files were deleted or corrupted. Perhaps delete the whole thing and download/unzip from scratch… —Jeffrey

— comment by tony mischel on September 29th, 2013 at 8:33am JST (9 months, 25 days ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey – I have just moved back to NZ after living in China for 5 years & am having trouble with your uploader – I get the message “Can’t upload: Zenfolio reports that the destination album no longer exists.” But, I can see it there.
I look forward to your reply.
Best regards
Kirsty

I’m guessing that you probably deleted and re-created (with the same name) the album at Zenfolio, but if you send a log after encountering the error, I can take a look. —Jeffrey

— comment by Kirsty on October 11th, 2013 at 9:52am JST (9 months, 13 days ago) comment permalink

I have your Facebook and Zenfolio plug-ins. They are both great. I just purchased a new computer and have installed Lightroom but when I try to access your plug-ins it says” this plug-in is not installed or functioning properly. How do I tell it where the plug-in is located. I don’t want to lose all of my publised collections? Thanks

The plugin manager has a section that shows where it’s located. But don’t worry about your data… it’s in the catalog, so you can safely completely delete the plugin from disk, download and unzip a new copy. If you put it in a different spot from before, you’ll have to point the plugin manager at it again. —Jeffrey

— comment by Denny Riffert on October 20th, 2013 at 1:56am JST (9 months, 4 days ago) comment permalink

Hi from Bath, UK

Using Flickr plugin. When I try to use the ‘Visit Photoset at Flickr’ option when right clicking on a published collection, get the response back can ‘t find URL – that regardless of whether the collection is smart or not, created post plugin installation or identified in the training phase.

Presumably the plugin knows the address of the Photoset to do updates – but I have scanned images that were exported from Lightroom and then imported into Flickr that I’d like to be able to get the plugin to recognise/take ownership of. I’d hope visiting the Photoset would help.

Can’t find any previous request/comment on this. Tried to get you to answer a similar question a month or so ago but it appears to have disappeared.

Thanks

Steve

There were some technical reasons I didn’t address this early on (circa Lr3), but they seem to have passed and I just neglected to revisit it, sorry. I’ve just pushed a new version of the plugin that does it. —Jeffrey

— comment by Steve Chasey on November 13th, 2013 at 12:12am JST (8 months, 11 days ago) comment permalink

Tried the new plugin (.326) and yep, now works great. Next thing is how do I pull in the images not recorded in the JF Published Photoset so the I can bring into equilibrium the 2 Photosets? Happy to do it on a set by set basis.

Thanks again

Steve

See these docs —Jeffrey

— comment by Steve Chasey on November 14th, 2013 at 1:11am JST (8 months, 10 days ago) comment permalink

from Vancouver, BC. Using LR 4.4 – Just moved to Windows 8 – all’s well but I am using pretty long file names when exporting to various photo sites and have just now run into the error message: “Couldn’t render image: file path was too long …” followed by the path of the temp folder and my long file name which normally included the image’s file name, caption and keyword list. I know that’s a lot of info but in the past there was no issue with all of these characters being exported. I’ve changed the temp file (which was a pretty long string itself) , to a shorter specific folder name on the root of C: drive but still get the same error. I think something has changed when I moved from Win7 to Win8. Any ideas?

The operating system has its own limits on filename length… perhaps one caption is just really long, or perhaps Win8 has a tighter limit. —Jeffrey

— comment by Doug Austin on November 15th, 2013 at 11:55pm JST (8 months, 8 days ago) comment permalink

Hi, I just bought [registered] and downloaded the twitter plugin for Lightroom and although it appears in the plugin manager, I can actually add it as a usable plugin. What’s going on?

Barry

I’m not sure what you mean by “add it as a usable plugin”, but if you’re looking for it in the Publish area, it won’t be there… it’s Export only. Publish doesn’t really make sense for Twitter. —Jeffrey

— comment by Barry Robinson on December 3rd, 2013 at 8:47am JST (7 months, 21 days ago) comment permalink

I keep hearing of people uploading to facebook as png files for significantly better image quality. Is there any way to do this from your plugin? Does it make any difference? Do you have any recommendations for optimizing appearance of images in facebook?
Thanks
Tom, From NJ USA

There’s no way to export PNG from Lightroom, so nothing on that front, but I’ve been working with an engineer at Facebook on tuning things so that they won’t recompress (which is the real quality killer). In the end we’ll hopefully have a way where you can control the quality loss, but unless they make a policy change, photos will never look good on Facebook. The site is just not indented to be used that way. —Jeffrey

— comment by Tom Lozinski on December 4th, 2013 at 12:27am JST (7 months, 20 days ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey. I am posting from Chicago, Illinois. Thanks so much for all the great work – it saves me so much time, each and every day. There is one thing I have been playing around with, and it occurred to me I might as well just ask you.

The issue is this. I use SmugVault on SmugMug for archiving my DNG files. This works really great, especially with the “entangle” feature on your plugin. Except for the situation where I start with a DNG file in Lightroom, then I open it in PS or some other app that results in a TIFF file being saved. Then I create the final JPEG from that TIFF – but I want all three files (the original DNG, the TIFF and the final JPEG) to be entangled on SmugMug so that the DNG and the TIFF go into the SmugVault, and the JPEG is visible. Right now the only way I know how to do this is to manually upload all three files. But it would be great if there were a way to automate this.

Any suggestions? Thanks so much in advance.

Cheers,

Jay

I don’t see an easy way to entangle all the versions, sorry. —Jeffrey

— comment by Jay Melnick on January 5th, 2014 at 2:56am JST (6 months, 19 days ago) comment permalink

Cal from Minnesota, This content is currently unavailable, this is the message I get when I click the visit album on facebook. I just can not get your plug in to work. Is it because I have a business page?

Thanks Cal.

It sounds as if you’re not logged in to the appropriate FB account in your browser, though it could also be other kinds of permission (or just FB flakieness) issues. Hard to tell from here. —Jeffrey

— comment by Calvin Juelfs on January 17th, 2014 at 5:43am JST (6 months, 7 days ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey, how are you, not tooo cold I hope. I am running into a problem with uploading to Flickr.
Here is what it says: attempt #1 error “timed out”, retrying now. on the top it says Network error contacting api Flickr.com and it also says this: Error during export, Unexpected reply from Flickr: Aborting export before any image was successfully uploaded.
Any idea what to do about this? The first problem was while trying to create a new album, the second one while trying to upload to a album. The funny thing is, even though it says its aborting, the pick is in my Photostream.

There’s a lot of back-and-forth interaction between the plugin and Flickr, and it sounds like network issues are causing errors for some of the later steps, which is why the photo ends up at Flickr even though the full sequence of steps couldn’t be completed. As to what’s causing the network problems, well, that’s notoriously difficult to figure out, but this FAQ has some ideas. —Jeffrey

— comment by Hugo on February 6th, 2014 at 11:25am JST (5 months, 18 days ago) comment permalink

With the Google Plus uploader, is there a way to automatically split photos in to sub-folders or folders based on date in the same format as the auto-uploader?

If you mean the PicasaWeb plugin (G+ doesn’t offer an API for direct uploads), yes, see the “auto destinations” link near the album list in the Export Dialog, as seen in this old post about using the same thing with the Zenfolio uploader. —Jeffrey

— comment by David Craig on February 18th, 2014 at 6:54am JST (5 months, 6 days ago) comment permalink

Has anyone else reported issues with tags not getting applied to uploaded photos with the flickr plugin? I will have it apply tags to an entire set, but about 1/3 of the photos uploaded will be uploaded without tags.

Are you sure that the tags are marked in Lightroom for export? To check, visit the Keyword List in Library, and then “Edit Keyword Tag” in the context menu for an individual keyword. Make sure “include on export” is checked. —Jeffrey

— comment by kaszeta on February 18th, 2014 at 11:39pm JST (5 months, 5 days ago) comment permalink

Hi,

Love the plugin and find it extremely useful. One question though, once I have created an album and uploaded photos to G+, because of a spelling error in the album name, I wanted to edit the album but I get a message saying “Sorry you can’t edit collection properties yet”

It mentions “yet”, does it take while before I cannot edit the details of the folder?

Ah, sorry, I see the confusion. “Yet” here refers to “until Adobe fixes some bugs in Lightroom”. If you correct the name at PicasaWeb, you can refresh the album list in the publish-service edit dialog, and when the plugin notices that an album has been renamed, a “forcefully rename current collection names to match current album names at PicasaWeb” option appears. —Jeffrey

— comment by Adam Stephenson on February 23rd, 2014 at 7:57pm JST (5 months ago) comment permalink

Plano, Texas
How can I rename a Gallery in the LightRoom Plug-in-Manager when called from your “Export to SmugMug” Lightroom Plugin? Without deleting the current Gallery and recreating and uploading?
Also, you plugin defaults the Shopping Cart setting in SmugMug to “On”. Is there a way, when creating a Gallery, to set the Shopping cart option to Off? If not, would you consider offering that option in a future upgrade?
Thanks for your answers,
Lp

If you change the name of an album at SmugMug and then refresh the album list in the Publish Service, it’ll offer the option to rename the collections to match the new names at SmugMug. The plugin doesn’t do anything with any shopping-cart setting, so I’m sure that’s inherited from your account new-album defaults. —Jeffrey

— comment by Larry Pollis on February 24th, 2014 at 7:13am JST (5 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

Thanks for the great work on the Lightroom-Flickr plug in.

Unfortunately I am having a few issues with the publish function. Two problems seem to cause the plugin to crash:

(1) Downloading/ synchronising comments from Flickr. This normally starts after a few images have been uploaded and results in nothing happening/ the plug in crashing. The only way I can circumvent this is by restarting lightroom, as even cancelling and then restarting the plug in wont fix it as it goes straight back to uploading/ downloading comments crash. I don’t even have any comments on Flickr nor in Lightroom.

(2) When ever a video pops up to be uploaded (.mov), even smaller ones, the plug in tries uploading it but goes no where for hours, after which I normally have to restart Lightroom and remove the video file to proceed.

Widows 7
Lightroom 5
JF Plug in version 20140225.328
Internet connection 60Mb

Would really appreciate it you could let me know what I should do to fix this.

Many thanks,
Nick

Lightroom certainly shouldn’t be crashing in these situations, so I’m wondering whether something is odd with your system or catalog. Try checking the catalog’s integrity, and/or maybe trashing your Lr preference file. (For #2, the do-nothing-for-hours thing is almost certainly Lightroom turning your CPU into a space heater as it tries to render a video.) —Jeffrey

— comment by Nick on March 3rd, 2014 at 5:35am JST (4 months, 21 days ago) comment permalink

Hi, Jeffrey
I live in Yokohama Japan and using “Export to Flickr” Plug-in .

When I tried to publish 159 lightroom pictures to flickr, it stopped and a dialogbox appeared.
In the dialogbox, written some html code. Eventually the message was “Server Connection Closed rw.api.flickr.com” .

I began to use your plug-in since I hit the simillar problem with Lightroom’s official plug-in.

I think this trouble is due to Flickr service, but if you can, please tell me how to avoid this error.

MacOSX Marvericks
Lightroom 5.4
JF Plug in version 201417.334
Flickr pro account

Thank you

Flickr is really flaky lately… I’ve not been able to upload reliably for months. I have 100 mbit fiber at home (I’m in Kyoto), but I get timeouts and dropped connections as well. —Jeffrey

— comment by Soogie on April 20th, 2014 at 12:02pm JST (3 months, 4 days ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey

Great work, and I’m loving using the Lightroom Flikr plugin.

I’m trying to find a complete feature list for Metadata Wrangler, because I’m really only interested in being able to do two things and I can’t find out if Wrangler can do these things (reading through all the FAQ / release notes but some are out of date so _appear_ to contradict themselves).

I also installed it and tried to do this, but may have just missed it. So, I’ll just ask outright:

Can Wrangler replace a tag with another (I’d like to replace full names with initials or just first names when I upload publicly)
Can Wrangler replace the exact coordinates with some inexact coordinates? I’d love to say a photo was taken “near here” but not give an exact address.

Sorry if this is asked already, I really did try to answer this myself, but it’s proved tricky!

Rob

No, Metadata Wrangler can’t do either… for the most part, it’s a filter that can strip out what you want, but won’t change it. You should be able to handle the first item within the Flickr plugin itself with some fancy {LUA} template code. The vague location is more tricky, and I’ve been wondering how to implement such a thing myself. At the moment the best I can suggest is to include the city name. —Jeffrey

— comment by Rob on April 28th, 2014 at 11:10pm JST (2 months, 25 days ago) comment permalink

Scott writing from Kabul, Afghanistan.
With the recent Heartbleed virus frenzy I had to change my Flickr password and now I have to re-authenticate with my new password. The option I can find is to delete those credentials. That makes me a bit nervous. Is it going to get rid of everything or just my password. Any help would be great.

Scott

The plugin doesn’t hold your password… just an authentication key. It’s not something that heartbleed would affect. If it works, fine, and if not, just re-authenticate. Logging out won’t delete any data in Lightroom. —Jeffrey

— comment by Scott on May 8th, 2014 at 12:04am JST (2 months, 16 days ago) comment permalink

Is there any chance you will support “RAW” file upload in your LR-Zenfolio plugin?

I love what you have so far, and would really enjoy RAW, or auto-heirarchy in the uploader

You mean “raw” (it’s a word meaning “unprocessed”, and not an acronym like “JPEG”), and yes, I plan to add support for it when Zenfolio does. Currently their API does not support it. —Jeffrey

— comment by Zack on June 13th, 2014 at 10:14am JST (1 month, 11 days ago) comment permalink

I’m on Lightroom 4 and for quite some time been using your Flickr uploader. Today I upgraded to version 20140617.343 and then uploaded three photos.

I noticed that the Lightroom Keyword Tags did not appear as Tags in Flickr. (I since entered them manually on Flickr.)

Is this a bug or should I have reviewed some settings after the upgrade? I don’t usually do that.

Thanks very much,
Andrew

It’s likely that the keywords in question are not marked “include on export” in Lightroom. Right click on the keyword in the Keyword List in Library, and choose “Edit Keyword Tag”. —Jeffrey

— comment by Andrew Black on June 22nd, 2014 at 11:00pm JST (1 month, 1 day ago) comment permalink

hi, this Jan from Germany

I like the Collection publisher. However my pictures are usually in a custom order. To view the exported pictures in that order the pictures need to be numbered in this specific custom order.
The Lr renaming allows a sequence but no useful named subfolders. Maybe I am missing something but I did not find a {Sequence} Tag or similar in the plugin.

Cheers and thanks for improving Lr
Jan

You can use the same naming templates as in other parts of Lightroom, but this approach does not fit the idea of “Publish”, which is an ongoing relationship. What do you want to happen when you later publish a new image that lies between two images that have already been published in sequence? —Jeffrey

— comment by Jan on July 11th, 2014 at 3:19am JST (1 week, 6 days ago) comment permalink
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