Plugin Registration

Jeffrey's Lightroom Plugins are developed and released by me, Jeffrey Friedl, an American living in Kyoto, Japan. That's me at right, in the yellow shirt holding the dish of bubble stuff.

My plugins, for Adobe Lightroom Classic (plugins are not supported by Lightroom CC), are “donationware”. I develop, release, and maintain them for free, and you can use them for free forever, but I hope you find them worthy of a gift of thanks or encouragement. They are fully functional for a long initial trial period, after which functionality is reduced until they are registered. You don't need to register, but if you want to, it generally costs one cent (a PayPal fee).

If you'd care to read about why I have chosen this path, see my blog posts My Long Path To Lightroom Plugin Development, “What To Do When a Hobby Becomes Work?” and “Lightroom Plugin Development: Now With Added Encouragement”.

After the initial trial period ends, I don't want to shut them down completely and leave someone in the lurch, but I do want to encourage registration (and potential gifts), so they become somewhat restricted until registered, usually to processing no more than 10 images at a time.

If you don't mind the restriction, there's no need to register.

How it Works

In short: make a payment of any amount to me via PayPal, and the resulting PayPal transaction ID is your plugin registration code, good until your Lightroom serial number changes.

If you choose to make a payment of $0.01 (or whatever minimum PayPal allows for your currency), PayPal takes that as a fee and I receive nothing, and that's perfectly fine. If you choose to make a larger payment, anything left after PayPal takes its fees remains as a gift to me for which I (and more importantly, my wife) am most appreciative.

You do not need a PayPal account: if you don't have one, you can pay through PayPal using a credit card.

To generate a registration code, uwe one of the buttons below to make a payment through PayPal.

Note — I've gotten scattered reports that PayPal inexplicably forces a minimum of $1.00 for some folks, when starting a transaction with the button below. If you're caught up in this, you can get around that forced minimum by going to directly, click on send, and setting the recipient to “” manually. Sorry for the hassles.

Worldwide except Japan:

If your country doesn't allow the sending of gifts, this button has PayPal treat it as a payment:


The only requirement to register is the minimum PayPal fee, which I do not receive. Whether to include any gift for me is completely optional and up to you. You can use one of the buttons to the left, or manually generate a transaction with the recipient set to “”. (This manual method must be used if PayPal in your country does not allow the sending of gifts.)

How To Use Your Registration Code

After you generate a transaction at PayPal, you can find the “Unique Transaction ID” (or, for some users, the “Receipt Number”) immediately on the confirmation page, the confirmation email, or your PayPal history screen...

Warning: Lately, PayPal sometimes shows on the confirmation web page a 17-digit number instead of a proper Transaction ID (a 17-character code with a mix of numbers and letters) or a Receipt Number (16 digits in a ####-####-####-#### pattern). If you get that, see the confirmation email from PayPal for the proper code.

Visit the plugin in Lightroom's Plugin Manager, and in the upper-right section you should find a “Register Here” button, as illustrated here:

That'll bring up a dialog in which you can paste your registration code. (It is case sensitive, so it's best to copy-and-paste so that there are no typos.)

The Fine Print

I'm trying to be really laid back and reasonable... no one wants to give a gift to a jerk... but I've got to set some limits, so here they are...

I've developed plugins for years (here's why), pushing out thousands of updates, and it is my intention to continue to push out new features and bug fixes from time to time. But I must be clear that while it's my intention, it is not a guarantee. I am not a business and I don't want to be a business — this is just a hobby, after all — and you are not purchasing anything when you register the plugin. Officially, there are no guarantees other than the registration code will work to remove the trial-period-ended limitation of the copy of the plugin you have, for the version of Lightroom you have.

Your registration ties one plugin to one Lightroom serial number, and you can use the same registration code (PayPal transaction ID) to register that plugin with that same Lightroom serial number on multiple machines, such as if you use Lightroom on the two machines Adobe's license allows, or you later have to do a full system reinstall.

If you don't have a PayPal account and don't have a credit card, you won't be able to register plugins in the normal way. Send me a note and I'll take care of you. I will request (but not require) that you send me some good karma by doing something nice for someone locally.

Similarly, if you administer Lightroom on a bunch of computers (e.g. at a school or large business) and you don't have a single bulk-install serial number from Adobe, send me a note and I'll get you a less restricted registration code so that you don't have to hassle with PayPal a zillion times.

Due to the nature of the system I've built, you cannot register a plugin during Lightroom's “free trial” phase, because it doesn't yet have a serial number. Also, I do not permit the use of my plugins on pirated copies of Lightroom.

Major Lightroom Upgrades, or Moving to the Creative Cloud

Registrations are tied to the Lightroom serial number. Because the Lightroom serial number changes at a major upgrade (e.g. Lr7.x to Lr8.x), or if you move from standalone Lightroom to the Creative-Cloud Lightroom or back, plugins become deregistered.

As always, you can generate a new registration code (for one cent — 1/100th of a dollar — if you wish). Sorry for the hassles.

Dot releases (e.g. Lr6.0 → Lr6.1) do not affect registrations.


If You Need to Re-Register but Have Forgotten Your Registration Code, or It Doesn't Seem To Work...

If you need to reregister and have forgotten your code, it might be easiest/fastest just to create a new code with a 1-cent transaction.

On non-CC versions of Lightroom, the plugin includes a “Forgot Your Code?” button on the plugin-registration dialog, which can retrieve the your code if you had previously entered it for that plugin on that install of Lightroom.

You can also always check your PayPal history screen.

If a registration code is rejected as used on another install, it's because your Lightroom serial number has changed (because, for example, you performed a major upgrade, such as from Lr5 to Lr6, or you switch to or from the Creative Cloud). Sorry for the hassles, but please just generate a new code (with a $0.01 amount if you like).

Sharing with the ExifTool Author

My Metadata Wrangler plugin is built around Phil Harvey's most-excellent exiftool library, so I share half of any gifts I receive related to this plugin with Phil.


*Officially, all my hobby stuff (publishing, photography, and software) are conducted through my company, DialRight Software Inc.

All 264 comments so far, oldest first...

Thanks for all of your hard work. I just make a donation and it went in without a hitch. Is it right to assume that I will need a new code for each plugin that I have installed?

Yes, once I roll them out, but you can do the minimum 1-cent payment for each… there’s no need to donate more than you want to, much less anything at all. Thanks! —Jeffrey

— comment by T.J. Powell on February 16th, 2009 at 1:08am JST (15 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink


I would love to donate – I use three plugins, the Metadata Wrangler, Facebook Export, and Smugmug Export. I would prefer to donate one larger lump sum for all three, instead of making three separate paypal transactions (which will save you the extra paypal fees, too). Please let me know if this is possible.

Feel free to contact me directly via email. Thanks very much!


I haven’t rolled out the “donationware” versions of the others yet, but when I do, you can just make a 1-cent payment for each. It’s somewhat of a hassle, I know, sorry. If you’d like to make a donation, you can just tack it on to any of the registration payments… I’ll be appreciative whichever it lands on. 🙂 —Jeffrey

— comment by Dan on February 16th, 2009 at 1:09am JST (15 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey, I’ve only briefly tried your LE plugins — but not actually used them for anything except some quick tests — and I still sent you ten bucks, since you’re a great guy! 🙂 You *deserve* support. Among other reasons, it was through your blog I learned about the Really Right Stuff ballheads, and I chose to buy one — and it’s truly excellent. I wouldn’t have dared to spring for such an expensive head without your detailed write-up. And I enjoy your blog and your photos in general, as well as learning a bit about life in Japan (I’m Norwegian).

Now please *do* feel free to spend it all in one place!

— comment by Klaus Nordby on February 16th, 2009 at 4:16am JST (15 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

I love your work, and I will donate for all your hard work, noting more then fair, I use some of your plugins almost daily.

Just a question? You use also a lot of opensource/free programs like exiftool in your work. Are you also donate part of the money to them? Because wih out them this work will be almost impossible?

Ot are you letting it open to the people who uses your plugins?



Very good question. I use a lot of open source software daily, both while working on the plugins and not. I have a 20+ year history of donating my time and skill to open source projects (my first was in ’87 with flex, and I’ve helped on many since, some extensively (such as Perl). I feel I’ve given a lot. That being said, my Metadata Wrangler plugin would not be possible without Phil Harvey’s Image::ExifTool library, so I intend to pass along half of what is donated to me for that plugin to him. The GPS plugin is less dependent, so I was thinking a smaller percentage. I’ll mention this here to answer your question, but I am still debating whether to include a mention on the relevant plugin pages and registration pages. Part of me feels that it’s more noble to just quietly pass it along, but part of me feels that I should “share the glory” as well as the cash. I’m still trying to decide what to do on that front. —Jeffrey

— comment by Dennis on February 16th, 2009 at 7:22pm JST (15 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

I love the Flickr plugin and use it a lot. How will this be handled with reinstallation. I do a lot of reinstallation over and over again since I test a lot of software and hardware setups. Will the reg code work every time or will it be seen as a “new” pc as some programs that require activation like Nero and Roboform?

By default, each code works for two installs, so if you’re going to be doing a lot of futzing around, send me an email after you perform at least one registration (and include your registration code) and I’ll make it so it won’t cause you hassles. —Jeffrey

— comment by Kevin Purcell on February 17th, 2009 at 9:22am JST (15 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Excellent choice – I’m all for it and will pay/donate tonight for Zenfolio plugin gladly (and Metadata wrangler when it will be registration later on). But I am on the same boat as Kevin above – I do tend to upgrade hardware and re-install my OS from time to time (well not very frequently but definitely once a year) and would like to know if there is a way to preserve the registration across those upgrades. I currently back up all the LR catalogue and the application settings directory (together with installed plugins) but I am not sure if this will be enough when I restore it on the new/reinstalled Windows?

— comment by Alex on February 17th, 2009 at 8:21pm JST (15 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

I’m curious as to whether your installation count takes care of the re-installation of LR. Will installing the plugin into a new instance of LR on the same computer increment the installation count?

Generally speaking, a registration should carry across Lightroom reinstalls. If you accidentally drop your computer in a vat of acid or something, and need to reinstall everything from scratch and find that the registration has not carried over, just send me a note and I’ll take care of it. —Jeffrey

— comment by RonH on February 18th, 2009 at 5:39am JST (15 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Thanks for all the work! I use the plugins for Flickr, Facebook and GPS Support (when I find my GPS again..). The export plugins saves me a lot of time, and being able to geotag without using GPS Photo Linker (I’m on a Mac) is great!

— comment by Christian Løverås on February 18th, 2009 at 7:02am JST (15 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

I am one of those people without PayPal access (though I do have a credit card, and a checkbook). I use your plug-ins for Smugmug and Facebook, so I’d be registering two plug-ins. Can you please let me know how to submit my donation?

I don’t know of any other way. PayPal allows you to do a credit card even without a PayPal account. I looked into the comparable service at Google, but it’s not available to me in Japan. —Jeffrey

— comment by James in Beijing on February 24th, 2009 at 7:42am JST (15 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

I upgraded and am very happy to support your donationware requirement, considering all the hard work you put in.

I mention this as it seems there has been one person who feels it is somehow unjust. I can only assume they either they did not really understand the concept, or they are being utterly unreasonable.

To provide this plug-in as donationware is more than reasonable – so thanks again Jeffrey

— comment by Simon King on February 26th, 2009 at 4:34am JST (15 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey, I really like the way you went about this. I normally don’t donate for donationware (I’m not gonna lie), but your plugins are exceptional, and are an extremely valuable asset to lightroom. I wouldnt use lightroom, if these didnt exist. My only thought is to make it so that instead of being able to use the reg code on more than one lightroom install, make us able to use it on more than one plugin. For example, I only have 1 lightroom, and probably wont have any more (unless i get a new unibody mac….) but i use both facebook and flickr plugin. I dont mind donating a second time (of lesser amount), but as a matter of convenience in the future.

Keep up the great work!!

— comment by Nate on February 28th, 2009 at 10:48am JST (15 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

I have no problem with registering and making a donation, but why must we be forced to use PayPal? I don’t use it because of security concerns. Is there no other way to be able to keep on using this plugin?

As per the instructions above, if you can’t use PayPal, just send me a note (via email). If you can suggest another service I could add in addition to PayPal, please let me know. —Jeffrey

— comment by bkm on March 2nd, 2009 at 10:02pm JST (15 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Your sinister plot worked! I donated. Great work and keep it up.


— comment by Barry on March 3rd, 2009 at 2:55pm JST (15 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink


Your Plug-Ins rock. Period. Thank you! Now on to my question. I have three computers that I would like to install and register your Plug-In on. I have no problem making two donations, but I wanted to see if this was necessary or if it would be possible to do one larger one and receive two codes. Just trying to be fair as well as efficient.

Thanks again. Will gladly donate when I hear back from you!


Sure, of course. After doing one registration, send me an email with your code and needs and I’ll take care of if. —Jeffrey

— comment by Bodie Quirk on March 4th, 2009 at 1:36am JST (15 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

As so many people said already. This is truly great work and I love the way you are handling this so I also donated even though the limited functionality would’ve been enough for my needs. I just hope you’ll be able to keep up the good work and get all the support you need in order to keep going.

— comment by Attila on March 5th, 2009 at 5:58am JST (15 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Keep up the good work. I hope you earn a lot of money on it (or at least enough to make up for the time you spend 🙂 The plug-in is great and I wouldn’t miss it for the world. I’m a donater of course! 🙂

— comment by Jesper on March 7th, 2009 at 7:40am JST (15 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink


Just wanted to offer my words of support for your awesome plug-ins! I’ve often recommended them to others and hopefully those folks will donate too! I always thought your # of updates was bordering on insanity 🙂 (I mean that in a good way). Don’t let’em rule your life!!

— comment by Chris on March 7th, 2009 at 10:23am JST (15 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink


I just wanted to extend my gratitude and thanks for all of the hard work you have spent on these plug-ins. I use the Flickr and Metadata Wrangler regularly and consider them required components of Lightroom. Your switch to donationware is more than appropriate if only to help keep your sanity intact.

Thanks again,


— comment by Tim Herrin on March 8th, 2009 at 8:33am JST (15 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink


Thanks for all the hard work. I’ve donated and I probably should’ve asked this before donating, not that it mattered as I would’ve donated still, but is there a donation size that would unlock all your plugins?

I have your smugmug, flickr, and facebook plugin but the plugin only validated smugmug, most important, and facebook, less important. I needed to update the flickr plugin but now I can’t validate it.

Lastly, because it validated two plugins on my main system does that now mean I lose the ability to validate on my laptop?

Thanks for all the hard work!


As I wrote on the registration page, just contact me by email if you have special needs. No donation is required. —Jeffrey

— comment by Jaleel on March 10th, 2009 at 5:03am JST (15 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink


Thanks for you good work. These plugins are great…

I use two plugins, picasa and flickr. Just made my donation and registered one plugin, for the other plugin, can i use the same id or should i make another donation?

Thanks for your hard work.

It’s generally one registration per plugin, but as I say above, shoot me an email for anything special and I’ll take care of you. (If you already have one registration key, include it in the email.) —Jeffrey

— comment by Paulo Campos on March 12th, 2009 at 7:47am JST (15 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink


Like your plugin alot, but for some reason it is not working for me. I cannot get the reg code to authenticate. What should I do?

Awesome job by the way. I recommend your plugin to all my students.

Could you send me mail with more information about what “not working” means? —Jeffrey

— comment by Frank Ameka on April 4th, 2009 at 4:45am JST (15 years ago) comment permalink

Just wanting to thank you for the great work.
I’ve used your flickr plugin since I got Lightroom2.


— comment by Ronny Hermans on April 5th, 2009 at 5:33pm JST (15 years ago) comment permalink

Just to let you know I gladly registered. I wish I could donate more, but conversion rates are not helping right now. Anyway, keep up the good work and I hope you keep improving the plugins. Thanks a lot!

— comment by Fernando Mafra on April 14th, 2009 at 10:01am JST (15 years ago) comment permalink

I am very disappointed that you are forcing those who have been using your plug in to start paying. Regardless of whether it’s 1 cent or more, the inconvenience you put us thru for NO reason that makes sense to us, is beyond me, especially considering the state of the economy. The last thing people want to do is throw money away. So, in response to your asinine expectations, I can tell you right now that myself as well as the hundreds and thousands of students that work with me will be directed another way.

Is this how your parents taught you to say “thank you” when someone’s done something kind for you? They must be so proud. —Jeffrey

— comment by Chris on April 14th, 2009 at 12:48pm JST (15 years ago) comment permalink

Thanks for a great work, I am using picasa and flickr plug ins, they work great I will be making a donationto You. As for above comment made by Chris: chris, You talkig like you have to make a $1000 donation, i guess you are one of those people who like to get everything for free, are you getting paid for what you do???? and why ,maybe you should take a pay cut and safe your employer some mony especially considering the state of the economy

— comment by Darek on April 16th, 2009 at 12:55pm JST (15 years ago) comment permalink

These are fantastic tools and well worth a contribution. Have sent my donation for the brilliant flickr plugin. Keep ’em coming!

Regards from Ireland

— comment by Fintan on April 20th, 2009 at 4:52am JST (15 years ago) comment permalink

I love your plugin and I appreciate your dilemma. I am happy to help you continue to create extensions to lightroom as it saves me time every day. You have struck a great balance and I am also glad you have this registration requirement, because I wouldn’t have taken the time to think about the value of your service without it.

— comment by J on April 21st, 2009 at 2:14am JST (15 years ago) comment permalink

Coming from Portland, Oregon, USA; I primarily use the Zenfolio upload app (which is a huge help) and only sometimes use the Facebook app (which explains the large contribution for ZF and a smaller one for FB.) Thanks for all the hard work!

— comment by Matthew Kress on April 27th, 2009 at 1:51pm JST (15 years ago) comment permalink

wow, “Chris” is a douche…
i am testing out flickr and geotagging, possibly the facebook uploader….
i use LR at home and at work (so i deal with multiple installations, on multiple machines with multiple LR serial numbers…) i’d likely donate for the plugins i use at home, and then maybe do the 1 cent thing for the LR i use at work….

thanks a lot for your time and effort!

— comment by John on April 29th, 2009 at 10:50pm JST (15 years ago) comment permalink

Thanks a stack Jeffrey. You flickr uploader has saved me countless hours and trouble.
Keep up the Good work.


P.S. Donation should be in your mailbox now.

— comment by Craig Jewell on April 30th, 2009 at 2:45pm JST (15 years ago) comment permalink

I would be happy to pay for this if it weren’t so sloppily done and intrusive. Every time I use it is either broken or I am forced to upgrade to another version which provides no benefit. In the latest debacle there are typos in the export dialog, the register link does not point to the registration page and paypal page is not working. It is now broken again. I realise that this is a lot of work, but a lot of it could be avoided by working on your quality control and giving up these pointless micro updates.

I’m not aware of any broken links, typos, or PayPal issues, although typos wouldn’t surprise me. I’m all ears if you have constructive comments (what is do you find to be sloppy? what do you think is intrusive?). Of course, fixing any issues you report would involve yet another upgrade, so perhaps you should just pass on using my plugins… —Jeffrey

— comment by Anonymous on May 3rd, 2009 at 10:06am JST (15 years ago) comment permalink

I submitted a payment, and the plug-in manager (for the export to smugmug plugin) says “plugin is unrestricted…” I reloaded the plugin and restarted Lightroom as suggested, but I still can’t export more than 10 at a time. Did I do something wrong?

It sounds as if you did the right things. After seeing the limitation, please send a plugin log using the “send to Jeffrey” button in the upper-right of the plugin manager (and be sure to include your email so that I can contact you if I need more information). —Jeffrey

— comment by Whitney on May 3rd, 2009 at 12:59pm JST (15 years ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

I love your plugins! I have the geoencode and the flickr plugins; my question is, I am going to be trying the new windows 7 RC and I want to install and use the plugins on the same computer. How do I de-register the plugins and then re-register them? I also like to rebuild my computer frequently (I like to try out lots of software) to start fresh, but it is always the same computer (unless I do a hardware upgrade, which may also be soon). I have this problem with other software that I have purchased and it makes me feel like a criminal trying to explain that it’s the same computer.


As I wrote on the registration page, and in other comments here, just send me your registrations code and a quick note about what you need, and I’ll take care of it. —Jeffrey

— comment by Randy on May 8th, 2009 at 3:52am JST (15 years ago) comment permalink

Hi Jefferey,
Thanks for all of the hard work, it makes my life easier exporting to Flickr.
I love and miss Kyoto, looks like your having fun raising your son there.
Ill send along a donation, and I hope your buying some really good food with it.

— comment by Richard Hill on May 12th, 2009 at 1:48am JST (14 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

The Flickr export is an excellent plugin that’s made my life and Lightroom use soooo much easier so I’m happy to donate, especially if it helps keep this plugin going. Keep up the good work and have a few beers on me!

— comment by Garry on May 17th, 2009 at 9:15pm JST (14 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Hey Jeffrey – Love the Flickr Export! It’s so fully featured. Only one little request…
If you are exporting a New Set of photos, it would be nice to check a box that says “Add to a Collection”? That was you can tell the Set to get filed into one (or more?) of your Collections. Otherwise I have to do that manually through the Flickr web interface which is just a mildly annoying extra time step.

Thanks dude! Great work.

I wish it were possible, but Lightroom’s plugin infrastructure doesn’t allow a plugin any access to collections. The best I can suggest is to make use of the ‘Uploaded to Flickr” custom metadata, perhaps as part of a Smart Collection. —Jeffrey

— comment by Matthew Taylor on May 26th, 2009 at 8:40am JST (14 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

I occasionally use your plugins (flickr export, metadata wrangler, and experimented with morgrify). I really don’t mind supporting you in this venture, but the registration code business worrys me. Firstly, I would love to see some kind of system to be able to use one code for multiple / all plugins. Secondly, the activation requirement is a looming hassle since I tend to reinstall operating systems every now and then, so something that didn’t have an activation limit would be nice (or a way to de-authorize systems like itunes). I already ran into the windows XP activation limit years ago and have to call microsoft every time, which is a major hassle. I don’t mean to accuse you of having an onerous system, but I have learned to be wary of these kind of restrictions and the threat of impending disaster that they represent.

Also, if I do end up making multiple donations for different plugins, should I make one larger one and the others at 1 cent? That way paypal doesn’t skim as much off each transaction.

Whether it’s onerous or not is for each to decide for themselves, just the same as whether its convenient or inconvenient, a looming hassle, or a “threat”. To each their own. I’ve made it clear that those with special needs (or special desires) can contact me, although I suppose that in itself could be considered “onerous”. Those inclined to send a gift, but for multiple plugins, can do one of three ways: 1) one regular donation, followed by multiple 1-cent registrations. 2) Separate donations for each, or 3) one regular donation, followed by an email with the registration code (after it’s been used for one registration) and details of one’s needs. There are pluses and minuses associated with each (PayPal skims more from method #2, but method #1 doesn’t let you “vote” with your action. Method #3 is best in those respects, but requires more effort on your part.) In any case, I’m appreciative of the gifts and of those who send them. —Jeffrey

By the way, I forgot to mention: LR2/Mogrify is a plugin by Tim Armes, whose registration system is unrelated to mine. —Jeffrey

— comment by Jim on May 29th, 2009 at 12:12pm JST (14 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Thanks for your geoencode plugin – I have been using it for a few weeks and have now sent a donation. I like the donation idea it takes me back to the early days of Mac software.

I am presently travelling around Australia – getting to some of the out of the way outback places so the ability to tag the photos with GPS is much appreciated.

Keep up the good work.

— comment by John C on June 19th, 2009 at 3:05pm JST (14 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Thanks for a such a fantastically useful tool. Discovered this about the same time that I discovered Lightroom and can’t really imagine using one without the other.

— comment by Mark Baltovic on June 28th, 2009 at 3:02am JST (14 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey like the other posters I also wanted to say thank-you for developing such fantastic tools and making them available to the punters. I can’t imagine the hours that you’ve put into making these work and hope that you are compensated commensurate with all that you’ve done for us.

— comment by Derrick on July 17th, 2009 at 3:09pm JST (14 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey –

I want to thank you for all the work you do on these plug-ins; I really don’t know how you find the time! Although I use them infrequently, when I do, they are a real time saver, and certainly worth a donation. Keep up the good work!


— comment by Rick on July 22nd, 2009 at 7:56pm JST (14 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey:

I sent you some money and I just want you to know how much I appreciate your plug-ins. They are a lifeline for those of us who haven’t a clue when it comes to writing any code. I wish you could write a plug in that would allow people to attach their Slideshowpro shows to smugmug. That would really be awesome since I am clueless how that is supposed to work together.

I would pay for that one too!

Thanks for your hard work. You son is adorable 🙂


— comment by Anonymous on July 25th, 2009 at 1:17am JST (14 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Just wanted to say, this plugin is so useful. I hope our donations are enough to make the development effort worthwhile–it has definitely made my life easier. Great work!

— comment by wynk on July 27th, 2009 at 10:21am JST (14 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Hi, If Adobe had any common sense they’d just pay you a million bucks and incorporate your plugins into LR. They add that much value. Keep up the good work!

— comment by Charl on July 31st, 2009 at 6:25pm JST (14 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Fantastic work on these plugins; the ones I use the most are:
Geo, Flickr, and Picasaweb, in that order.

For those reinstalling every so often why not just back-up your ‘Friedl Files’/plugin directory and copy them back afterwards- I’d assume you do this for other software – if not you’re wasting a lot of time reinstalling everything frequently.

— comment by David on July 31st, 2009 at 11:22pm JST (14 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Additionally — and I assume this can’t be done because of LR’s plugin restrictions — it would be great if the plugin list on the left of ‘manage plugins’ would show which plugins had a new version available, and maybe a one-click ‘download + update’ button. I assume this can’t be done though as I think it would have been implemented before.

You’re correct, it’s not possible. The whole concept of versions and upgrades are not part of the LR plugin infrastructure… I built it all myself. —Jeffrey

— comment by David on July 31st, 2009 at 11:26pm JST (14 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Thank you very much for the great plugins! I mostly use the export to Smugmug and Flickr ones, but I use a few of the others occasionally as well (Run any command and geotagging). They’ve saved me a ton of time, since I’m a bit obsessive about the metadata for my photos and I usually upload to multiple photo sites. If I wanted to change a tag or caption before, I had to manually change it in a bunch of places, now I can just make the change in Lightroom and sync them to the photo sites without having to re-upload or make manual entries. Being able to convert RAW to JPEG for upload without having to copy around a bunch of files is a big timesaver, too.

I’m still using Geosetter most of the time for geotagging (already used to that workflow from before I started using Lightroom and I like how Geosetter adds the city/state/neighboorhood/country as tags automatically from the Geonames database – the reverse-geocoding in your plugin didn’t seem to get as much data when I tried it), but your geotag plugin is good for when I have to manually tag images (when I don’t have a GPX file from my datalogger) since I can easily grab coordinates from Google Earth with it.

I just sent a donation your way (to cover several plugins, it’ll cost less in PayPal fees than my making a bunch of smaller donations). Thanks again!

— comment by Andrew Maiman on August 1st, 2009 at 10:08am JST (14 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

About 1 yr year ago (7.23.08) I downloaded Version; I can’t remember if I gave money for it or not. The program has been excellent for me to use. I recently (sometime in 2009) upgraded to LR 2 and, mostly by happenstance, came across your upgrade for Smugmug. I think the development of these, or any, such programs is completely magical (i certainly haven’t a clue how it is done) and I am glad you are doing the development. I am also completely satisfied with your payment approach for the program, incredibly fair and actually considerate. You will need a larger size Stetson with all of the accolades!

I have registered the product and am glad to send a donation.

Thank you and regards

— comment by Curtis Henderson on August 1st, 2009 at 8:17pm JST (14 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

This comment concerns LR export performance on a multi-core workstation- I use a Mac Pro quad. I have recently read and confirmed that breaking a job into smaller subsets and setting up multiple exports completes quicker (about 30% faster in my tests) than one larger export job. Is there any way you may be able to code the plugin to spawn multiple exports to take advantage of this?

For example, if I have a 300 image job ready to upload to SM, 3 jobs of 100 images each is much faster. The tests show that anything more than 3 starts to reduce performance due to overhead.

Yeah, Snow Leopard will have Grand Central and may equalize this, but then again, I doubt that Adobe will recode LR to run only on Snow Leopard.

Maybe just something to think about…

Thanks! _Sean (Seattle, WA)

I’d like to be able to do this, but the LR plugin infrastructure doesn’t allow it )-: —Jeffrey

— comment by Sean on August 7th, 2009 at 10:30am JST (14 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Hi. I was using your very handy facebook plug-in for LR and about 3 weeks all functionality ceased. I have tried to send you messages via the query feature but with no reply. I am happy to donate but I don’t want to do so unless I can be sure this will work. I have been trying for a few weeks now and I have uploaded the latest version but still it does not seem to be able to communicate with FB in any way. Hope you had a good holiday?

If Lightroom suddenly lost its ability to do networking, you probably have some kind of firewall/”zone defense”/etc security system that needs an exception added for LR. —Jeffrey

— comment by fiona ayerst on August 8th, 2009 at 9:47pm JST (14 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

hey Jeffrey.. using your lightroom-export to facebook for about 2-3 months now and just yesterday I donated. I just wanted to share one small detail that has fallen in my attention and somebody might have mentioned before.

When using the script.. I set the img quality to 100 and the ppi to 300.. After when I change the export method in Lightroom, to hard disc… okey. the setting is 100% and everything fine. When I want to export to facebook again.. the image quality is back to 75 and the ppi is set to 72.. is there any somehow setting to set it costantly the same.. even if I change the method in Lightroom?

Thanks man and good luck from Greece, Crete 🙂

— comment by Mike on August 17th, 2009 at 1:41am JST (14 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Dear Jeffrey,

I discovered your fantastic plugin for Flickr reading a Scott Kelby’s book.

Your plugin is complete, elegant and easy to use, a real jewel.

I compare it in terms of usefulness with the Steeev’s multigroup sender Greasemonkey script for Flickr.

Thank you so much for your great work. Keep doing!


— comment by Enrique on September 15th, 2009 at 1:56pm JST (14 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

It seems just the plugin I searched for. A problem for the moment is that my .mts files are greyed out. I already tried to import them again, without success.

Is there any solution for this ?

If it works, I intend to donate, because it is in basic fantastic!

MTS files work for me, but I don’t know much about video formats, so maybe there are different classes. If you can send me a short video (one or two seconds should be sufficient), I can give yours a try. —Jeffrey

— comment by Bas on September 19th, 2009 at 11:09pm JST (14 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Thanks for the great blog and awesome software. I have been lucky enough to visit Japan a few times on work, including Kyoto. Your images remind me of those times and I enjoy your dedication to your work and family. Keep up the great work on these plugins!

– Dan O’Leary / n-Space

— comment by Dan O on September 21st, 2009 at 11:27am JST (14 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Hi there Jeffrey, I just stumbled on your blog. You seem like a nice guy dedicated to improving the lives of your readers and users of your plugins. I plan to learn more about your work and apps, and maybe use them if appropriate.

— comment by Dr Claude Windenberger on September 23rd, 2009 at 9:48am JST (14 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey
No estoy acostumbrado a pagar por estas cosas.. pero creo que tu te lo mereces! me he registrado para el modulo de Picassa.
Un saludo y… Thanks !!!!

— comment by David on September 24th, 2009 at 5:07pm JST (14 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffery:
I did sent a donation ,but I can’t register the plugin for smug-mug any sugestion how tof fix the problem
Thanks for you time
You’ll have to give more hints as to what kind of problems you’re having…. please send an email or plugin log with details. —Jeffrey

— comment by Hector on September 29th, 2009 at 11:08am JST (14 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

I’m from Canada, love your Flickr plugin, and will happily send a donation to support your efforts as soon as I set up a Paypal account! Keep up the great work, Jeffrey.


— comment by John Clark on October 1st, 2009 at 4:52am JST (14 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Writing from Groton, MA outside Boston. Am about to register for Smugmug plug-in, which I’ve used for awhile and like a lot.

Just wanted to mention totally off the topic that in 1965 or 66 I bicycled from Kyoto to Nara by back roads. I suppose a few things have changed, but the bullet trains were already running then.

— comment by Bob on October 4th, 2009 at 11:48am JST (14 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Nicely done. Relatively intuitive install. Great functionality!

— comment by Ari on October 8th, 2009 at 2:34pm JST (14 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey – You do a great job. Your plug-ins work great. The world of electronics needs more individuals like you.
For me a 74 year old retiree who has a lot of trouble keeping his PC working that is a big statement.
What is going to happen when Lightroom 3.0 is out in April 2010 – will you have the necessary setup so that the plug-in will work as smmothly, or am I going to have a big problem? I will not use the Beta because I wouldn’t know what to do when one of the many bugs occurr.
ED from Connecticut U.S.A.

— comment by Ed Siciliano on December 18th, 2009 at 12:33am JST (14 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Hey Jeffrey, if I register my plug-ins for LR2 will they still work in LR3 if (and when) I upgrade that?

I’m not sure how it’ll work in LR3, but it’ll be different, so I’m advertising that registrations in LR2 will not carry across to LR3. It’s mentioned on every plugin page, but I’ll make it a bit more prominent. —Jeffrey

— comment by Ryan McGovern on December 22nd, 2009 at 2:06am JST (14 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

Thanks for a cool plug-in! I hope to use it more but each time I do it is appreciated that with a few clicks my photo’s are online….

By the way, I have version 20090916.88 and see that you now have 20091222.99 available, can I just update to your newer version?


PS, I’m in Grindelwald Switzerland for Christmas and New Years, but my wife and I are from Bermuda…

You can upgrade any time you like. —Jeffrey

— comment by Anonymous on December 30th, 2009 at 3:04am JST (14 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

You rock dude. thanks for being so cool about this. the world needs more people like you, that work hard and only ask for modest reward. i will spread the word about these plugins and hopefully others will donate too.

— comment by Matt on January 1st, 2010 at 1:45am JST (14 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,
thanks for your work. This plugin helped me alot. The standard Google Picasa Webupload program on the Mac messes up the geo coordinates. You program does it well! Of course, you received a donation from me.

BTW: You surname sounds german. Do you have german roots? I had a colleague years ago with the same surname.


All four of my dad’s grandparents emigrated from Bavaria to Minnesota, individually, in the late 1800s. There are but a few Friedls in the Frankfurt phonebook, but pages and pages and pages of them in the Munich or Vienna phonebooks. —Jeffrey

— comment by Kai on January 10th, 2010 at 4:45am JST (14 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Dear Jeffrey

Have my code for Geoencoding from Pay Pal, but does not complete the registration process, Says Jeffreys server is down or check for updates. Done later, How can I find out about the former

Many thanks in advance


Yikes, I’m a total idiot… I let the SSL cert for my server expire. I’m so sorry. It’s fixed now. —Jeffrey

— comment by simon Leppard on January 10th, 2010 at 10:02pm JST (14 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

I’d like to donate now for Zenfolio plugin but I think very soon I have to donate again for the LR 3.x.
Now that we are so close to the LR3 relase why don’t you apply a sort of extension for new donators?

There are two answers to that question: the technological answer is that the registration system will change completely with LR3 (it’ll be much better, tied to the LR serial number, meaning less hassle for those who reinstall after an OS upgrade or the like). But the real answer is that it costs just 1 cent to register, and if LR3 comes out tomorrow and you want to reregister, it’ll cost just an extra cent. I don’t feel that’s a huge burden. You can always send me a gift :-), but it’s not required, either now or when LR3 comes out. —Jeffrey

— comment by Lorenzo on January 27th, 2010 at 7:50am JST (14 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Just to add to the above comments, I love your plugins – especially between Flickr and Geoencoding they make the documentation of my wife and my year-long backpacking trip in South America actually feasible! Thanks so much!

— comment by Matt on February 2nd, 2010 at 2:23am JST (14 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Hello, I am from Argentina, your picasa plugin is great! I am just a amateur photographer.
Consider that my donation in dollars is four times in pesos, so I´m up the average 🙂
Just a question, I couldn’t find a way to see in LR which photos I already send to picasa web, It would be great to have a collection or so named like the web album to quickly see which ones are in the web and in which album they are. Probably exists but I didn’t find it.
Sorry my English.

You can create a “Smart Collection” in Lightroom’s Library module, choosing where “Uploaded to Picasaweb” is “Yes”. —Jeffrey

— comment by Sebastian on February 3rd, 2010 at 7:23am JST (14 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Thanks a lot for this. Wonderful app. My daughter lives in Imaichi. She’s with the JET program. I got to spend 7 weeks with her in May – July, 2009. She has a car, so we had a lot more freedom to see more than just “tourist” Japan. Japan is an incredibly lovely country, with many more caring people than its reputation gives one to expect. Keep up the good work.

— comment by Bob H on February 9th, 2010 at 3:50am JST (14 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Great plugin Jeffrey. So much appreciated.

— comment by meredith on February 13th, 2010 at 7:39pm JST (14 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

I really appreciate your “sharing the wealth” by passing along a fraction of your donations to reward the effort I have put into ExifTool development. Over the last year your contributions have dominated my ExifTool donations. Thank you!!

— comment by Phil Harvey on March 23rd, 2010 at 3:18am JST (14 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Thank you Jeffrey for your work, i appreciate it. –Mark

— comment by Mark Levant on March 27th, 2010 at 1:01am JST (14 years ago) comment permalink

Many thanks Jeffrey for sharing your fantastic LR plugins and all of the expertise you make available here on your blog. My recent conversion to LR+zenfolio has proven to be quite successful and your work has been instrumental in making that possible.

I find your registration approach to be quite reasonable and accommodating. Any approach would have issues and as with your plugins I feel you have found the right balance.

Thanks again!

— comment by Fried on March 30th, 2010 at 2:50pm JST (14 years ago) comment permalink


Just sent a donation for LR plugin for smugmug. Very nice work! Thank you for creating this.


— comment by Barry on May 4th, 2010 at 12:26pm JST (14 years ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey I have sent you donnation via Paypal has got registration code. When I am trying to register I am getting message, that your server is unreachable. I have no Firewall running so I do not know where is a problem.

If Lightroom can’t reach my server, it’s likely because either your system clock is not set properly, or there’s some kind of security app (Little Snitch? Zone Defense?) that’s stopping Lightroom from doing SSL to Dig around along those lines… —Jeffrey

— comment by Karol on May 7th, 2010 at 1:59pm JST (14 years ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey!!

I just donated for LR plugin.
Thank you for your effort in this program.


^^;;; I am korean.
My English is very short… sorrry…


— comment by SEONG EUN SIK on May 16th, 2010 at 10:48pm JST (13 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

I just registered the Facebook exporter plugin and am unable to authenticate. I click “authenticate on Facebook” go to Facebook, authenticate, click the “I am authenticated” button that pops up, and the plugin page reloads and says I’m still not logged in. I’ve tried restarting the app, as well as logging out of Facebook and trying again a dozen times. Has the API changed again somehow in a way that broke the plugin?

Thanks for any help you can give.

This is the first I’ve heard of this, and it’s difficult to imagine a scenario where this might happen that doesn’t involve a bug at Facebook. Maybe try again later and it’ll work? Also, perhaps try setting a different browser as your default and give it a try…. —Jeffrey

— comment by Buster Benson on May 19th, 2010 at 8:11am JST (13 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

So reinstalling because of a system crash requires a new donation if 6 months have passed?

No, no donation is required, ever. You can generate a new code in the same way as an old one, with a one-cent transaction at PayPal (which PayPal takes as a fee; no donation to me or anyone else). It’s a kludge, and I’m sorry for the hassles; the registration system for Lr3 will be better and not require these silly registration gymnastics. —Jeffrey

— comment by 20after4 on May 19th, 2010 at 11:45am JST (13 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey, I’m having a small problem with the Folder Watch plugin and I thought I would check with you. Basically, I got it to install just fine and even scan a folder without a problem but it seems that when I close out of Lightroom and re-open it, the “Watch” function is then un-checked and I have to go in to the plugin manager and re-check it before it will scan new photos that have been added to that particular folder. Hopefully I’m just missing something stupid and you can point me in the right direction. Thanks for your help and thanks for developing this great plugin!


There’s a “restart on launch” option immediately below the “watch” option. —Jeffrey

— comment by Chris on June 8th, 2010 at 3:03am JST (13 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Thanks for the wonderful work !!

One question , is there a way to capture the ZenFolio config settings from your plug-in install from LR3B2 and apply these in LR3 GA ?

Unfortunately I upgraded my LR yesterday ( and my 3 catalogs ) and realized I had not uploaded to my ZenFolio account and need to reconfig this is LR3 GA

Any tips ?


By “GA” do you mean GM? The non-Publish stuff should work just fine in pre-Lr3b1 versions of the plugin, but post-Lr3b1 versions don’t work in Lr3…. am working day and night on getting an Lr3 version out. —Jeffrey

— comment by Steph Courdin on June 10th, 2010 at 4:45am JST (13 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Hello Jeffrey

For those who use many of your plugins and pay in a currency different from U.S. dollar would it be possible to make one payment to save multiple plugins with the same number (more practical) and reducing transaction costs PayPal (euro to dollar)?

Sure, as I say on the registration page, I can handle these situations. You can generate one code, use it for one plugin, then send it to me along with your needs and I’ll take care of the rest. —Jeffrey

— comment by Florent on June 11th, 2010 at 3:41am JST (13 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

probably this question has been posted several times but I can’t find the answer now so:

I just upgraded from LR2 to LR3 with a new serial.

Q1: Do I have to register for the plugin (flickr) again?
Q2: Can I use the old Facebook export plugin with LR3 or Have I to wait until the release of the new version?
(when is planned to be released?)


A1: only if you want it registered :-).   A2: Pre Lr3b versions of the FB plugin should work fine in Lr3 (but their registrations in Lr2 or Lr3 won’t carry forward to the Lr3 version when it’s released… see the registration page for details. Versions that came out after Lr3b with some basic publish support won’t work in Lr3. I’m working day and night trying to get the Lr3 version out. I hope next week. —Jeffrey

— comment by MadGrin on June 12th, 2010 at 7:42am JST (13 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

OK so I donated and have the PayPal confirmation number; how do I register the plug-in? In LR3 it shows up as temporary (expiring 7/1/2010).

Depends on the plugin… check this page for the status. If you’re seeing the expires thing, you have an old version, and need to bump up to one for Lr3, which may or may not be out quite yet…. working day and night to get them all out this week. —Jeffrey

— comment by Bubba Groos on June 16th, 2010 at 1:22am JST (13 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink


I pay you for your Lightroom Export for Facebook plug-in. You wrote that: “Your 17-character PayPal “Unique Transaction ID” becomes the registration code that you enter into the plugin.” But I don’t know where (in plug-in) I can enter that ID?


🙂 adam

If you don’t see a “Register Here” button in the plugin manager, you’re not using a version for Lr3. Most are still in beta, here. —Jeffrey

— comment by adam on June 18th, 2010 at 4:32am JST (13 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Great work! Just made a donation and have a question. I’m using LR3 release version and haven’t registered the plugin (and don’t think I can). I assume I’ll be good to go once you’ve released the final LR3 version of the plugin?

The Lr3 version is in beta, here. —Jeffrey

— comment by Mike on June 18th, 2010 at 12:08pm JST (13 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Perhaps my question, or your response, was not clear enough. My question is: I am using the beta of LR3 retail. I donated via Paypal so have a Transaction ID. Will my transaction ID work to register your plugin in LR3 once the non-beta is released?


Sorry ’bout that Mike… too many “beta” flying around. Yes, registering an Lr3 version of the plugin (even if the Lr3 version of the plugin is labeled “beta”) in the real Lr3 (not either of the Lr3 betas) registers it. They’re labeled “beta” while the early adopters help me shake out the bugs. 😉 —Jeffrey

— comment by Mike on June 19th, 2010 at 12:41am JST (13 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

hello, i would like to make a donation because your plugins are awesome. but i’m worried about how the plugin registration is tied to the LR serial number. doesn’t this allow you to collect a list of LR serial numbers?

Plugins have access to a cryptographic hash derived from the serial number, not the serial number itself. It’s like a fingerprint… having a fingerprint doesn’t tell you what human you’re dealing with, but it’s very easy to check whether a specific human can generate this exact fingerprint. It’s a one-way translation.

But perhaps the more appropriate answer is that there’s a level of trust involved in installing any plugin for Lightroom: the mere act of installing it (not even using it) gives the plugin unbridled access to the computer. Use the same level of caution you’d use when downloading any kind of program, and stick to sources you can trust. —Jeffrey

— comment by Jeff on June 19th, 2010 at 10:16am JST (13 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

I have the flickr plugin LR2 registerd. ( 674628012E722745N) Now I`ve upgraded to LR3. The Number dont work. What to Do ?

Thanks for your help an geetings from Berlin /Germany.

Christoph Riedel

You can stick with the version that you had registered, or if you want to upgrade the plugin, see the comments here. —Jeffrey

— comment by Christoph Riedel on June 23rd, 2010 at 4:58pm JST (13 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Like oil in the Gulf – more and more and more……just kidding. Love to hit you again!

— comment by Charlie on June 24th, 2010 at 4:20am JST (13 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffery

I have installed LR3 lately along with your plugin to Smugmug. I followed you link to make a donation but could not find anywhere to put the transaction code in. Am I doing something wrong?


Sounds like you’re not yet using the Lr3 version, which is in beta here —Jeffrey

— comment by Ray on June 24th, 2010 at 7:01am JST (13 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

All thes blogging is very interesting (when I will have time). The question is: how do I get the LR3 smugmug plug in? I sent you $5 with pleasure some days ago, have the reg.# but what to do with it is not clear to me.
I had a test version of LR3, now I have bought it. So how do I get the smugmug plug in?

Thanks for your kind gift. The Lr3 version is in beta here —Jeffrey

— comment by Michael on June 24th, 2010 at 11:32am JST (13 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

OOps, Jeffrey, here’s the code it comes up with: +0.0: [687C3B8] line 7084: missing plugin manager title:
+0.0:[687C3B8] line 7084

Looks like you both have a bad unizp, and an old version of the plugin. Try the latest version, and if you still get it there, try downloading with a different browser. Something about some people’s Win7 setup causes some browsers corrupt the downloads…. —Jeffrey

— comment by BILL THOMPSON on July 2nd, 2010 at 10:39pm JST (13 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

I sent $10 a few weeks ago. Didn’t realize it was a beta. So please forgive the small donation.

I still cannot figure out how to register. I have the pay pal number.


Thanks for your kind gift. There should be a “Register Here” button in the upper-right section of the plugin manager. If not, you’re likely using an old version not meant for Lr3… try upgrading. —Jeffrey

— comment by lorin on July 3rd, 2010 at 6:39am JST (13 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink


You are really a genius! Your plugins (and not only the export ones) are invaluable! Therefore, I am re-registering the plugins I already had registered with a fair amount, not just the $0.01 needed for Paypal to function 😉

Many thanks from Belgium


— comment by Jean -François Schmitz on July 3rd, 2010 at 2:30pm JST (13 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

I ran into an issue with the .190 version of the Flickr plugin, using an Publishing collection I created in a previous version of the plugin.
Just as a test, I created a new service with the current version and the now all works fine.
@Jeffrey: you can ignore the log I send you. My problem was fixed by recreating the publish service.

Keep up the terrific job!!


— comment by Bart Mellaerts on July 4th, 2010 at 4:05am JST (13 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Hey Jeffrey,

Kudos!! Thanks for all of your work on these Lightroom plugins!!
You’ve done a great job with Facebook plugin and I’ve just joined up on Smugmug and I’ve just gotten your smugmug plugin…

Keep on rockin man! Making Lightroom even better!

You are greatly appreciated and I’m glad to donate to your hobby..


— comment by ryan stoney on July 8th, 2010 at 1:47am JST (13 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink


Having used your plugin for LR 1 & 2 very happy to re-register with proper donation for LR3 and not the 1cent.

Edinburgh – Scotland.

— comment by Simon Williams Photographer Edinburgh on July 19th, 2010 at 9:23pm JST (13 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey, I love your plugin and paid for the Lr2 version. I have now upgraded to Lr3 and would like the newer plugin. Should I be paying again for this or can I get a new code? Also, I use on 2 machines, Win at work and Mac at home. Will it work on both?

Regards, (keep up the good work!)

No one ever has to “pay” for my plugins, because I give them away for free, but if you want to register, you do need to pay PayPal for a registration code, and new codes are required for Lr3 versions, as described on this page and in the FAQ. Sorry for the hassles. With the Lr3 versions, the code is tied to your Lr serial number, so it’ll work wherever you have the same Lr installed. —Jeffrey

— comment by Chris on July 22nd, 2010 at 11:31pm JST (13 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

I’d like to try your plugin, but i’m only using the trial version on lightroom 3, before I decide on purchasing it. Is it possible that I could use your plugin as a test trial as well, and if i end up buying the lightroom program then i’ll buy your plugin as well? thanks- Kari

My plugins all work for six weeks without restriction, then continue to work even then, though with some restrictions unless you decide to register them. You can’t buy my plugins; they are free. —Jeffrey

— comment by Anonymous on July 24th, 2010 at 4:58am JST (13 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

I was about to get very frustrated when I found out I was going to have to register, but man, was I wrong! Somehow Jeffrey has worked magic with PayPal so the entire process took less than 30 seconds. Seriously. The plugin even saved my export information so I didn’t have to re-enter all of my settings! Thanks Jeff!

Modern versions of the plugin now warn you that the trial period has expired but that you can still use it one last session without having to register, so I hoped to avoid throwing a sudden wrench in people’s workflow. An trial of some Adobe software or other once did this for me, and I thought it was really classy to let me have one extra day so I wouldn’t be totally dorked right when I was planning on using the thing, so I implemented it in my plugins. If you didn’t get that but have a recent version of the plugin, I’d like to hear about it…. —Jeffrey

— comment by Brad on July 27th, 2010 at 2:54pm JST (13 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

I am unable to load the plug-in, I get error: “an error occurred when attempting to load this log-in. I have registered the program

Sounds like you have a bad plugin unzip. —Jeffrey

— comment by Michael Chadwick on August 1st, 2010 at 4:26am JST (13 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

I am just wondering what is the difference between flickr plugin what I had with Lr Installation and your?



You can try my plugin freely (and use it forever freely), so it doesn’t hurt to try. The built-in plugin is much simpler; mine is more complex, but has many more features. If the built-in plugin does everything you want, there’s no advantage to using mine. —Jeffrey

— comment by Alex on August 2nd, 2010 at 3:09am JST (13 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Hi, I did a donation for the LR2 PlugIn Picasa. Do I have to make a second donation for the LR3-Version?

As it says above, new codes are required for Lr3 if you want to register a modern version of the plugin. A donation to me is never required. —Jeffrey

— comment by Beat on August 2nd, 2010 at 7:20am JST (13 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Hate to bother you but…I have no problem getting connected to smugmug (from your plugin) but I get a msg at the bottom of the export (LR3) window saying “unable to export -quality seems a tad high…” I was just doing a test of the plugin, using two jpgs that are already on my smug site. (

So I don’t know if this is a smugmug problem or a lightroom or plugin problem. Where do I look?
Port Credit, Canada

The “tad high” message should refer you to another section of the plugin where you get more info about the situation, and can disable the check. If it’s not telling you that, I’d appreciate a screenshot. —Jeffrey

— comment by charles daly on August 9th, 2010 at 10:17am JST (13 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey. I’ve been using your flickr plugin for a while now a love it. However I’ve just upgraded to lightroom 3 with a new serial code and thus can no longer use my transaction ID to re-register the plugin. Does this mean I have to make a new donation or is there anyway I can get my transaction ID to roll over to a new serial code?



Sorry for the hassles M@, but the registration system is different, so you need a new code if you want to register, but you can generate a new code with a 1-cent transaction at PayPal if you like. —Jeffrey

— comment by Matt on August 10th, 2010 at 10:25pm JST (13 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

When I upgrade from LR2 to LR3 will I be able to install the plugins I registered for LR2? Is there an upgrade path?

If the plugins are modern versions, the same plugin files will work, but you do need a new registration code if you want to register (see this FAQ). As always, you can generate a new code with a 1-cent transaction at PayPal, if you like. —Jeffrey

— comment by MrSamD on August 13th, 2010 at 6:31am JST (13 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Thanks for developing these great plug-ins! I’m happy to pay something to support the efforts of a fellow expat in Japan. 🙂

— comment by Curt on August 14th, 2010 at 11:21am JST (13 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Jeffery, thanks for the efforts you’ve placed into writing these plugins…The time they save is well worth some support !!! Love the upload plugin, and will definitely be checking out some of your others !!! Again, THANKS!!!

— comment by Reno on August 14th, 2010 at 2:04pm JST (13 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

I live on Long Island, NY and appreciate your effort to construct these plugins ,very useful!!

— comment by Dom Mozzone on August 16th, 2010 at 12:33pm JST (13 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey –

I just registered my lightroom 3 to smugmug preset but I am getting a “resolution is a tad high” error. Goes away when I move the quality slider from 100 to 92. Is this supposed to happen? Up until today I could export at original size, 300 dpi and 100% quality. Did something change?

Thanks as always,


It’s related to this writeup on JPEG quality. The same “tad high” message should also refer you to where you can see that link and disable the warning. —Jeffrey

— comment by Joey Chandler on August 18th, 2010 at 4:41am JST (13 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

I plan to buy upgrade to from Lightroom 2 to 3. When I do that, do I need to reinstall and re-register your plug in? The cost is not the concern… I am more concerned about being able to do it as a friend of mine did it all for me last time. Please advise. Thanks, Jacquie

it’s in the FAQ. —Jeffrey

— comment by Jacquie on September 5th, 2010 at 12:50am JST (13 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

registered with paypal account , i have a mac and am very good at computers but can’t figure out to get the lightroom plug in to work. when i go to lr3 is says smugmug plug loaded and working but did not use the paypal registeration , help required please

Are you perhaps mixing up the SmugMug plugin that comes with Lr3.2 with mine? —Jeffrey

— comment by steve dunn on September 5th, 2010 at 2:35am JST (13 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey. Just a quick note to say thanks for all your great work. I’m a long time user of your flickr plugin and just discovered your facebook one, which I’m most happy to donate for as well. Your work is exemplary. Sorry it’s not much – they’re worth more. 🙂

Adam, from Newcastle, NSW, Australia

— comment by Adam on September 12th, 2010 at 3:49pm JST (13 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Thanks for the efforts.

It would however be nice to be able to spend a set amount and get the software without having to register it on every machine I use. It’s an annoyance having to play ‘Guess the code’ with each plugin and enter every Paypal transaction id, hoping I’ll get the right one eventually.

Another issue is that after spending $30 on these plugins in April 2010 my transaction codes no longer work (just five months later…). Come on…

I appreciate your gift, but your note indicates that you have not read the registration page or the FAQ. —Jeffrey

— comment by Leon Roy on September 16th, 2010 at 12:07am JST (13 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

I love the flexibility of the plugins. Thanks for your work.

— comment by Paul Frocchi on September 20th, 2010 at 11:14pm JST (13 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Love this plug-in! It makes my complicated life just a little simpler. Thank you!!
Lauren Topel Photography, Chicago, IL

— comment by Lauren Topel on September 27th, 2010 at 11:17pm JST (13 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Is it necessary to be online for the registration? The computer I use for Lightroom isn’t connected to the internet. Will I still be able to register?

Normally, yes, but drop me an email and we’ll see what we can do. —Jeffrey

— comment by Frank Petersen on September 28th, 2010 at 1:43am JST (13 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Hey Jeffrey, any chance of adding some other forms of payment like MoneyBookers?
I don’t have access to payPal, since my country is not supported by them, including the direct credit card transfer, since my country is not in the countries drop down list.

I love your LightRoom plugin, but reducing the functionality after the trial period, with no means for me to register, is very frustrating :-/

Anyways, keep up the good work.

Complaints about frustration resulting from not reading the docs are also frustrating ;-). Your answer lies above on this page. —Jeffrey

— comment by Djordje on January 9th, 2011 at 4:22pm JST (13 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Many thanks from Czech Republic. Although I use my Lightroom only for fun I’ve sent you donation to appreciate your amazing work and unbelievable response time when I asked you for help with registration.

— comment by Michal on May 2nd, 2011 at 9:07pm JST (13 years ago) comment permalink

Bonjour Jeffrey.
Je fais un don (modeste) car vous êtes une belle pettie famille. A première vue, je trouve votre plugin trop complexe pour le résultat obtenu. Je pense qu’il faut intégrer la magnifique interface de Lightroom avec plus de simplicité et aller à l’essentiel sans encombrer le logiciel. Il ne faut pas que votre plugin devienne une usine à gaz pour initiés. Toujours penser à l’utilisateur de base qui souhaite un outil agréable et simple d’utilisation qui va directement au but. Allez ! Encore un effort.

— comment by Jean-Marie JACQUET on May 5th, 2011 at 7:16pm JST (13 years ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey
I just received my upgrade licence for LR3, which then enabled me to register your Picasa Export plug-in.

Your plug-in has allowed me to completely change my workflow, saving me lots of time.

More than happy to donate for such an excellent product. Keep up the good work.

Many thanks
john c.

— comment by john croasdale on May 26th, 2011 at 4:38am JST (12 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Just wanted to thank you for your plug-ins.
thank you.

— comment by Nestor on May 28th, 2011 at 11:33pm JST (12 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

I suggest you move the “Register via PayPal” button to the top. It’ll make registering a lot easier.

— comment by Deling Ren on June 11th, 2011 at 12:26pm JST (12 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

New Ipswich, NH –

Jeffrey, Your plugins are great and I find myself using them almost daily. However I got confused about the latest Picasaweb plugin version and the “renaming” instructions. Now I have managed to destroy the functionality and don’t know how to recover it!

Also a FYI for you and the readers that are lucky enough to have Google+ accounts. Pictures of the size 2048 pixels on the longest side don’t count against the 1024MB limit. More good news for those of us who want to leave Facebook far behind

I’m not sure I understand what problem you’re reporting, but it’s safe to delete all “picasaweb-jfriedl.lrplugin” folders, and download a fresh one any time, and just point the Plugin Manager at it. Yes, Google does photos much (much MUCH!) better than Facebook. —Jeffrey

— comment by John Poltrack on July 19th, 2011 at 7:27pm JST (12 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

The export to SmugMug plugin really is a life saver, I had been trying to achieve the “one-click-magic” for a while, where Lightroom could take a RAW picture and do everything at once: convert, resize, export and categorize in SmugMug. Hey presto, your plugin makes it all possible.

Thanks a lot for the quality work, the pace of releases and the quality release notes. The registration and donation went smoothly, and I’m now glad I’ve “officially” acknowledged how helpful your work has been.

Keep it up!


— comment by David L on October 5th, 2011 at 6:43am JST (12 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink


Thanks for your awesome work!!! I love the Plug-in… a huge time-saver for me. Your kid is a cutie pie too!

I haven’t looked at your other plug-ins yet, but will. The Zenfolio one rocks.

Thanks again for all your valued work!


— comment by Amanda Tang on December 23rd, 2011 at 11:33pm JST (12 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

I have been using your Lightroom to Smugmug plug-in on and off for some time now. I appreciate your contribution to all of us that have been doing this.

Today I decided to send you a small donation and register my plug-in. The donation worked without a hitch, but afterwards I realized that I can’t figure out how to register and get the benefit of handling more than 10 images at a time. I’m sure you must have made it clear somewhere in your documentation – I just can’t find it.

Please point me in the right direction.

This whole process exposed me to your Blog which I find a very impressive body of work. Even if I never figure out how to register, I’ll consider this time spent today to be worthwhile.

Thanks from Southern Oregon,

In the upper-right section of the plugin manager, there’s a “register here” link that brings up a dialog in which you can put the registration code. Thanks! —Jeffrey

— comment by Bob on December 31st, 2011 at 7:41am JST (12 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

oops: boolean – faded text where “register here” button should be. – on trying to register with LR4-beta.
“Register here” button missing from plugins dialog.

Ah, my bad. I’ll push out new versions that recognize that they’re running in a beta and display a note that plugins can’t be registered while in a beta. Once Lr4.0 is out and you’ve got it registered with Adobe, plugins can be registered… —Jeffrey

— comment by dang on January 12th, 2012 at 7:02am JST (12 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Great plugins! But a lot of hassles about registration, new codes, serials and paying. That is what I’m thinking Mr. Judge Jeffrey.

— comment by John on January 23rd, 2012 at 6:09pm JST (12 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

I just donated for geoencoding.
The icon Register Here isn’t there, instead is “oops boolean”.
Please help me with any information.
Could it be my fault because i am working with LR3 without register code?

Hans from Germany

It sounds like you’re using an old version… please update to the latest. —Jeffrey

— comment by Hans Hartmann on January 30th, 2012 at 6:29pm JST (12 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

I just tried to upgrade this plugin on windows 7 by pressing the Upgrade button on the plug-in manager page and I got the following error:

Error unzipping download to a temporary folder


— comment by Michael Grant on February 2nd, 2012 at 12:53pm JST (12 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

I did, however, manage to install it manually in C:\Users\Michael\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom\Modules
on windows 7.

Just not sure why it fails to install automatically. Thanks!

The automatic upgrade stuff was all built by me as part of the plugin… Adobe offers no support for it. So I’ve got to do the best I can, but many things can conspire against it working, with access permissions being the biggest problem. It often works, but if it doesn’t, the manual install is the way to go. —Jeffrey

— comment by Michael Grant on February 2nd, 2012 at 1:02pm JST (12 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

An alternative to Paypal is Dwolla – It is a cash based system. Transactions under $10 are free of charge, while transactions $10 and over deduct $0.25 from the recipient. (Writing from Hawaii)

— comment by Daniel on February 15th, 2012 at 9:36am JST (12 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink


I installed your Photobucket plugin for Lightroom a few days ago and I am having trouble using it. It shows up in the plug-in manager but not under the publishing manager. I’m using Lightroom 3.5 on a Mac 10.7.3 (Lion). Please reply ASAP. thank you!


That plugin doesn’t support Publish, sorry, just normal Export. —Jeffrey

— comment by Robert on February 22nd, 2012 at 6:56am JST (12 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

i can not figure out the registration process. how and where to I go to register

I’m not sure what to tell you… it’s all described here. In the plugin manager, the “register here” button is in the upper-right section. —Jeffrey

— comment by Wendell on March 10th, 2012 at 11:09pm JST (12 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Just tried to re-register for LR4, and crashed LR. When I tried to Alt-Tab to my web browser from the registration dialogue, the dialogue popped up an “invalid code” box, I switched windows with the mouse to get the code, entered it, and then LR crashed. When I tried again (without alt-tabbing) I got registration to work.

Thanks for the great plugin!

Lightroom definitely shouldn’t be crashing. Can you report it to Adobe, along with details of your computer setup? There’s nothing I can do about it directly… —Jeffrey

— comment by Brendan on March 11th, 2012 at 4:05am JST (12 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Sorry, I read your info above and I DO NOT quite understand what you are saying. It’s vague to me. Please clarify.

I have purchased a license for several of your excellent plugins and have been using them in LR3. I now have LR4. What do I do to make them fully functional in LR4?

You say I need to re-register them. Does that mean I can use my past paypal transaction ID for this? Or do I have to purchase/donate again?


There’s no “purchase” or “license” involved with the plugin, only “purchase” with respect to the fee you pay PayPal if/when you create a registration code. Registration codes tie a plugin to a specific Lightroom serial number, and since an upgrade from Lr3 to Lr4 causes your serial number to change, you need to generate a new code if you want the registration to remain. This will cost at least one cent at PayPal. More than the cost, there’s the pain of the hassle factor, sorry. You’ll run into the same thing in a couple of years when Lr5 is released. Sorry. —Jeffrey

— comment by Curt on March 12th, 2012 at 3:47am JST (12 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

I gladly paid a$10 registration fee for you when I upgraded to LR4. I’ve been using your tools for years and they are wonderful. Wish that I could pay more but I just lost my job.

The upgrade process is so straight-forward. I’m not sure how anyone can be confused.

Keep up the good work!

— comment by Barry on March 16th, 2012 at 12:09pm JST (12 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey, why don’t you generate new codes upon request for people (like me) who recently upgraded to LR4? It’ll save us the hassle to go through PayPal. Thanks.

Sorry, I know it’s a hassle, but hopefully not too egregious of one every other year or so. Sorry. —Jeffrey

— comment by Disinto on March 17th, 2012 at 11:05pm JST (12 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Great, looking forward to using this plugin a lot and I just donated $10 – thanks. Question – I’m just trying to use it and it looks like there is a new version available but I cant update it. It says that it is in a location where lightroom cant find it and if I can’t give it permissions then I’ll have to do a manual upgrade. It’s not clear how to do a manual upgrade and for some reason in the plugin manager, I can’t remove it when I select it (to reinstall). Thanks, Mike…

If you can’t remove it from the plugin manager, it must be in Lightroom’s system area, so the only way to remove it is to delete it from disk. (Its location on disk is available in the middle-right section of the plugin manager). Normal manual install instructions are on the plugin’s home page. Thanks for your kind gift(!) —Jeffrey

— comment by Michael Bego on March 19th, 2012 at 11:24am JST (12 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink


I have made the donation and obtained the registration code for your plugin for Smugmug for Lightroom 3. Smugmug appears in the Plug in Manager, but I cannot obtain the Smugmug window showing the registration code window. Any suggestions?



Are you sure that Lightroom itself is registered (not in the free-trial mode), and that you’re looking at my SmugMug plugin in the plugin manager and not perhaps Adobe’s? —Jeffrey

— comment by Bob Johnson on March 21st, 2012 at 2:25am JST (12 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Great plug-in for LR3, sure this new one for LR4 will be equally so. Many thanks for it!

— HP, Huntersville, N.C.

— comment by Huntley Paton on March 22nd, 2012 at 11:29am JST (12 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

I just wanted to thank you for your great GPS-Plugin for Lightroom. I’m a landscape photographer and use a GPS-Tracker to geotag my pictures.

I upgraded to LR4 today and found, that your plugin still works, but has to be re-registered. I don’t mind, you even suggest a 1 Cent donation. I gave you another 10$ anyway.

Your plugin saves me a lot of time logging where I took my pictures. That’s worth another donation.

Best regards,


— comment by André Puls on March 23rd, 2012 at 10:03pm JST (12 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffry:

I want to move to Japan too. Looks awesome.

Great plugin. Next time I’ll pony up more than 10.00 (need a job first). Its worth more. A real time saver and your competition’s plugin did not work for at all. Good luck.


— comment by Malcolm Moran on April 12th, 2012 at 12:23pm JST (12 years ago) comment permalink

Hello Jeffrey from Monroe, NY. I had downloaded your plug in for Zenfolio last year sometime and didn’t really use it. However now I have taken a course on using Lightroom 4 where your plug in was mentioned and I remembered that I had installed it, but not really used it. Well now I’m in a position to take advantage of the plug in. I had to upgrade my registration to take full advantage of it. I am pleased to report that it was a good decision to do that, and I happily make a contribution to you. Thank you very much, it saves me so much time with my workflow.

— comment by Cheryl on April 20th, 2012 at 6:26am JST (12 years ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeff,
It’s been awhile but here I am again. I upgraded LR to 4.1 RC2 and the trials have all expired, I just finished the donating process on the first plugin, it worked on my mac laptop but on my windows desktop, there’s no button to click to enter the registration code. After looking at the other plugins, one shows a “registration needed type message” where the button is supposed to be. I checked in LR and the “lightroom registration” is now greyed out and it doesn’t show my serial number like how it shows on my mac, have no clue how that happened. Any ideas? Thanks in advance for your help.

You’re seeing an odd and inconvenient effect of the RC builds. They don’t allow you to enter a serial, so if you had not entered your Lr4 serial with Lr4.0, you’re blocked out from doing so until you upgrade (or downgrade) to a version that lets you. One idea is to install the 4.0 build from the main Lightroom site, enter your serial number and register the plugins, then re-install the 4.1RC. —Jeffrey

— comment by Ra;y on May 20th, 2012 at 5:37am JST (11 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

I am lost. I have downloaded the plug-in. Unzipped the file and added it to Applications. Now what? I do not see the plug-in in LR and I still can’t export to Zenfolio.

Thank you for your time.

It’s not an application, so you don’t want to put it there. The install instructions linked from the download page should put you on the right track. —Jeffrey

— comment by Trina on May 28th, 2012 at 4:46pm JST (11 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

I am running an 2012 iMac with Adobe Lightroom 4.1. I have been trying to register your Zenfolio LR export plugin but he register button greyed out. I have read your blog (about beta upgrades) and have reinstalled lightroom 4.0 from the original disk. Unfortunatley the registration button is still greyed out. Can you help me with this.

Have you inserted your Lr4 serial number into Lightroom (and, just to be sure, restarted Lightroom)? —Jeffrey

— comment by Mike Chart on May 30th, 2012 at 9:50am JST (11 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Thanks Jeffrey. I install it and works great =)

Geoencode Plugin
Nikon D90
Garmin Legend H
Lightroom 2.7
Windows XP

— comment by tonyarrj on June 9th, 2012 at 11:49pm JST (11 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

I’ve changed SmugMug password and now I can’t log with plugin. I found reply for my problem in comments but I can’t find where I can change password. If I press refresh user data, I get Error returned by SmugMug: invalid login. Can you help?

I really should have the plugin log you out in this case, but until I do it, just go ahead and manually log out, then log back in (all within the plugin), and you’ll be fine. —Jeffrey

— comment by Matjaz on June 17th, 2012 at 3:41am JST (11 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Every time I think of something that Lightroom doesn’t do or should do better, I do a search and one of your plugins inevitably comes up near the top. Thanks for all your hard work, Jeffrey!

— comment by Stephen on July 1st, 2012 at 9:38pm JST (11 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Using LR2.6 and tried to install the lightroom plugin version 20120628.279.
The plugin stays disabled and displays the error message “Access to undefined global: _pi”

Please advice.

Kind regards,
Pascal – Belgium

Sounds like a bad install… check out the FAQ. —Jeffrey

— comment by Pascal on July 11th, 2012 at 5:53am JST (11 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

From Delafield, Wisconsin. Just setup a Zenfolio account. Need some help downloading and installing the export to zenfolio from you. Please direct me to step by step instruction on how to download and install on Lightroom.
Thanks much.

There’s an “Install Instructions” link in the upper-right corner of every plugin page. —Jeffrey

— comment by James Bruckman on July 17th, 2012 at 11:11am JST (11 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

I have downloaded the plug in, made my donation and cannot “visit my plug-in in llightroom plug-in manager”. It (jf Zenfolio “installed may not work”) shows in the plug-in box, but as disabled – when i click “enable” on right, i get the following message:
an error occurred while reading the schema for the plug-in”jf Zenfolio”. The plug-in will be disabled.

I have downloaded from both safari and firefox and cannot figure this out. Please help me, i need this plug in desperately! thanks so much…

That’s the general message for a bad install…. perhaps this FAQ can help. —Jeffrey

— comment by Holly on July 26th, 2012 at 4:31am JST (11 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

I love your plugins and thankful for all you do for the Lightroom community. If I’m using Adobe’s Creative Cloud is there any way to register your plug-ins? I saw your note about Creative Cloud, but I don’t understand the implications. Can I get them to work in this environment?

The plugins work fine… the only issue is with registration… you currently can’t recover a lost registration on a CC install, and once I am able to figure out a solution to the internal registration issues, your current registrations will likely disappear when you upgrade. At worst this means generating a new (1-cent if you like) registration code, but no one likes to be surprised, so I make it clear that it’s still up in the air. No ETA on a solution, other than “unlikely soon”. )-: —Jeffrey

— comment by Adam Pratt on August 24th, 2012 at 10:07am JST (11 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

I got the export to flickr plugin a week or two ago. I had been having problems with the Adobe provided flickr plugin for awhile. I saw some comments that pointed out that your plugin worked well. It has worked great and I just registered it. Thanks for providing this.

— comment by Mike Procario on September 9th, 2012 at 1:57am JST (11 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Just commenting to say thanks, I was glad to donate to help support your efforts.

— comment by Samuel on September 11th, 2012 at 2:02am JST (11 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey, I have a newly registered copy of the Picasa plugin for LR4 and have a couple questions:
1) How do I replace a photo with a photo of a particular filename with a photo with a different filename. Its the same photo, but an improved edit.
2) In back-syncing my current Picasa albums, I noticed I had to perform a re-population of the albums in the settings dialog. However, not all the files re-populated. Do I have to perform a manual association to the photo URL for the photos that don’t sync?

I’m still futzing with it, but so far so good.


The only way to replace one Lightroom photo item with another at the same location is to manually associate the new one with the old URL, after having manually cleared the association from the old one. And yes, if the automatic association stuff doesn’t work, and you really want prior images associated, you have to do it manually. Unfun. )-: —Jeffrey

— comment by Paul Porter on October 2nd, 2012 at 9:10am JST (11 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Hoover, Al. USA

I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you. I actually didn’t know a registration was required but then to find out that you didn’t charge anything was amazing. That being said, I did give what I could to hopefully help you! (and your wife)

You have made some excellent programs and the lightroom plug in has been a huge life saver for me with my zenfolio based website. I hope that this continues to be something you love and that you can continue to grow it. People like you make the world a better place.

Thanks you,

— comment by Tyler on December 12th, 2012 at 2:44pm JST (11 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Can’t say enough about this plug-in. I just donated significantly more than 1 cent. Keep up the good work. Cheers!

— comment by BK on January 14th, 2013 at 1:49pm JST (11 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Your Lightroom (version 1.4) plugin has worked flawlessly for quite some time. A few days ago it ceased it’s ability to login to my zenfolio account. Wondering if there is anything I can do. I tried resetting my password a number of times, but it won’t login to my account. The account is fine. I’ll be updating my computer in a few months and updating my version of Lightroom. I’ll gladly make a donation at that time. Thanks for you excellent software!! I’m in Chicago.

It’s hard to guess what the problem is from just a “won’t login” note… in what way? Perhaps send a log after the failure. —Jeffrey

— comment by marc on April 5th, 2013 at 12:36am JST (11 years ago) comment permalink

Great job man, since long time I was looking for such integration between LR and GDrive, Thanks and all the best, I just sent you X$ but you deserve more.



— comment by Munjid on April 5th, 2013 at 12:46am JST (11 years ago) comment permalink

Would like to have a version of your plugins in several languages. 1 license for each or a few translated version.

Unfortunately, I don’t have the energy to build a translation framework, sorry. —Jeffrey

— comment by Martin on May 28th, 2013 at 5:50pm JST (10 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey, is it possible that the upgrade to LR5 does not change serial # and has hence not asked me to re-register all of my plug-ins? Not that i am not happy giving you some money, just that they all appear to still be registered and up-to-date without having had to regenerate PayPal codes…

Thanks for all the GREAT work!

I suppose it’s possible, especially if you got Lr5 via the Mac App Store or the Creative Cloud, both of which I have little insight to. But hey, if it’s working for whatever reason, knock on wood! 🙂 —Jeffrey

— comment by Simon Ransom on June 10th, 2013 at 11:35pm JST (10 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey – thanks once again for all you do. Just upgraded to LR5 and sent the customary $20 per plugin to say thanks once again for such useful plugins.

— comment by Richard Gillin on June 11th, 2013 at 4:53am JST (10 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey, just want to say THANK YOU once again for the great work you do on these plugins, and I sure hope that Adobe will find a way to make sure we can continue using them with Creative Cloud. I haven’t made that leap yet, but eventually will.

And you know… of these days, I hope you’ll stop being so self-effacing and nice about this 1 cent thing. I mean…….you DESERVE to get paid well for something that you put so much into. I’m getting ready to send you plenty more than that to upgrade my plugins, and screw the 1 cent thing for each.

And also, if you’re ever back in North Carolina again, I would be honored if you’d give me a call and I’ll buy you a great dinner, too.

The plugins work fine on a Creative Cloud install… it’s just they can’t recall your registration code should you need it (say, after a system reinstall), so you have to refer to your PayPal history (or drop a cent on a new code, if that’s faster). About how I provide plugins, it’s not self-effacing, it’s a specific strategy to keep things easier on myself… if it’s a business, I have to provide support, but I don’t have the capacity to even read all the email I get, so keeping it a hobby allows me to feel (somewhat) less stressed about not addressing everything. And if it were a product I’m selling, I don’t think I’d get an invite for dinner. 🙂 —Jeffrey

— comment by Charles Payet on June 14th, 2013 at 10:40am JST (10 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

after upgrading to LR5, i sent you another paypal gift for the zenfolio plugin. it registered fine on my desktop but on my notebook, with the same LR5 license as the desktop, fails the registration process as having already been used with a different license number. Is this known bug?

thanks for the work on the plugins

It should work… are you sure both Lightrooms are actually using the serial you think they’re using? —Jeffrey

— comment by Trygve on June 28th, 2013 at 12:03pm JST (10 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey just re-registered your plugins for LR5. Donated US$20 and one cent for the other 4. Hope that is fine. Keep up the good work. Appreciate if you take a look at my site and leave a comment if you like it. Thanks, Wil (Dutch living in Malaysia).

— comment by Wil on June 30th, 2013 at 3:11pm JST (10 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeff,

I would be interested in using a few of your plugins, but the per-plugin PayPal transaction method seems a bit cumbersome. So I’m asking again as in comment #2 on this page: do you have or are you planning on having an “all-plugins $5” donation model? I would be very much interested! Just to simply not have to create N paypal transactions, that’s all.

thanks in advance,

To do multiple plugins with one registration, create a code with a transaction (of any size) and actually use it to register one plugin, then drop me a note with the code and your needs, and I’ll take care of it. —Jeffrey

— comment by Iustin Pop on July 14th, 2013 at 5:55am JST (10 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

“I would be interested in using a few of your plugins, but the per-plugin PayPal transaction method seems a bit cumbersome. So I’m asking again as in comment #2 on this page: do you have or are you planning on having an “all-plugins $5″ donation model? I would be very much interested! Just to simply not have to create N paypal transactions, that’s all.”

Or you could just pay Jeff $5 per plugin to recognize his work (and even that’s being pretty cheap IMO).

— comment by Mike on July 15th, 2013 at 1:42am JST (10 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Mike, I think you misunderstood me. I’m not complaining about the pricing structure, only about the payment model; paying $5 per plugin (or whatever price) wouldn’t solve my issue. And rest assured, I wasn’t planning on paying actually 5$, but I was giving an example.

— comment by Iustin Pop on July 15th, 2013 at 2:45pm JST (10 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

I’m happy (and I’m sure Jeff is as well:-)) to hear that $5 was just an imaginery number.

— comment by Mike on July 16th, 2013 at 1:47am JST (10 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

I just registered Zenfolio for LR4 and have just upgraded to LR5 and my code is not working. Does this mean that i have to reregister with another contribution to receive a new code.
Thank you.

Yes, sorry, as mentioned on the registration page, a major upgrade deregisters the plugin in the upgraded version. You can always generate a new code with a $.01 transaction if you like. Sorry for the hassles. )-: —Jeffrey

— comment by garvin marshall on July 17th, 2013 at 2:56pm JST (10 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

I have donated several times to Jeffrey Friedl and I even think I just donated again when I upgraded to LR 5. Do I need to donate again for a new code? PLease let me know so I can continue using the plug in with Zenfolio.
thanks, Janene Goebel

As described above, plugins become unregistered if you change your Lr serial, and in this case you need a new code to reregister. You can generate a new code with a $.01 transaction (which I don’t get) if you like. —Jeffrey

— comment by Janene Goebel on August 26th, 2013 at 8:01pm JST (10 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

From Cary, North Carolina USA, now…. but have lived 2 years in Boeblingen, Germany, and 2 years in Winchester, England in decades past. It’s great to live in a foreign country — as you well know.

Made Paypal contribution with the intention of covering contributions to both your ‘Export To Zenfolio’ and ‘MetaDataWrangler’ plug-ins that are now installed. I downloaded and contributed to both of these back in 2010 and am really impressed with your product results — as are hundreds (maybe thousands) of us.

Do I need to make a separate Paypal contribution for Wrangler, or can you combine these registrations from one contribution for me so that I can complete my Wrangler registration? Zenfolio registration is completed.


Burnette Blakeley
A North Carolina guy
[All my names are family names: Douglas Burnette Blakeley. First two are Scottish; last English — but I am of German-English ancestry.]

If it’s just a few plugins it’s usually easiest/fastest all around to create a new code or two with one-cent transactions, but if you’re going to be using oodles of plugins, send the transaction code and I’ll manually permission it for them all. Sorry for the hassles. —Jeffrey

— comment by Burnette Blakeley on September 22nd, 2013 at 12:03pm JST (10 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

I am from a small town in The United States of America called Salineville, Ohio. I have a question for you Jeffrey. I already registered my plug in for Lightroom to upload the photos directly to my Zenfolio website but the other day I was making room on my computer and somehow deleted the plug in for it that I bought from you. I checked my emails a bunch of times and can’t seem to find the one from you telling me that it was registered. How can I get this back on my computer to make my life easier? I appreciate your advice on this matter! Thank you very much for making a tool that is extremely useful! You’re a genius! 🙂

Just download the latest copy of the plugin and install it; the registration should be maintained. If not, visit the registration dialog and try the “forgot your code?” button. If it doesn’t find it, it meas you’ve never registered that plugin, or you’ve changed your Lightroom serial since. In either case, you can quickly create a new registration code with a one-cent transaction at PayPal. (By the way, I grew up 40 miles from you, in Rootstown, near Kent.) —Jeffrey

— comment by Billie Baker on September 24th, 2013 at 10:26am JST (10 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Thank You , Your plug in worked great until two weeks ago . So I upgraded to LR5 .
Hopefully it works as good as it did on LR 4.

— comment by Steve Koletar on November 9th, 2013 at 3:07pm JST (10 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

I wanted to register and make a donation, but when I came to fill in the form, it required that I fill in a province (I live in Canada). But on its long list their is no”BC”, and you apparently cannot fill in the box yourself – when you try, up pops the long list that does not include BC. I can see no way around this.


I assume that whatever form this is is on PayPal’s site, right? I’m not sure what to say, but you can just initiate a transaction yourself (just enter as the recipient). Or, as I say for folks who can’t or don’t want to deal with PayPal, just drop be an email and I’ll take care of things. —Jeffrey

— comment by Stephen Ruttan on November 13th, 2013 at 4:16pm JST (10 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink


I registered you picasa plug in a few months ago and it worked fine. I recently upgraded lightroom to the subscription model and now the plug in says it’s not registered and that the authorization code is tied to a different serial number of lightroom. Can you help sort this out? Thanks.

Registrations are tied to your Lr serial number, which changed when you moved to the Creative Cloud. It’s a minor hassle, but the fix is to create a new registration code (with a 1-cent transaction if you like). —Jeffrey

— comment by Pat Coddington on December 2nd, 2013 at 1:37am JST (10 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,
Well, I tried to register your great Lightroom Metadata Presets software but could not get it to register after I entered the Paypal code. My Kaspersky Internet Security firewall settings are set to allow Lightroom access, and I do not get a security-warning error after connecting to your secure server with my browser. Any thoughts?

For a while PayPal was blocking my backend server. No idea why, but it seems to have cleared up. Sorry for the hassles. —Jeffrey

— comment by Philip Stephens on January 21st, 2014 at 11:54am JST (10 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

I can’t think of a better way of getting yourself out there than starting with donation ware. I saw your noiseware advertised by Susan Stripling on Creative Live – Great Work, keep it up.

— comment by NJ on March 10th, 2014 at 6:29pm JST (10 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Hi, I have been using your plugin for years and thanks so much they make my workflow much easier.

I recently go into IR photography, and come across something frequently done but very time consuming. I am not sure if you’re interested in developing it, so I am just making a suggestion.
I found a post showing how to use exiftool and Lightroom to channel swap the DNG:

However it doesn’t solve the workflow problem. It has no batch processing and is command line based.
Do you think you could make a plugin to communicate with the EXIFTOOL and batch processing them automatically?
Thanks again.

You might consider applying exiftool to the original file via my Run Any Command plugin, as part of an otherwise-dummy export. You could wrap it all in an export preset. It’d be a bit kludgy because you’re using an export action to modify original files, but it should get the job done. —Jeffrey

— comment by Kolen on April 19th, 2014 at 10:50am JST (10 years ago) comment permalink

Hi, Jeffrey,
Thanks for you answer last time. I found the LensTagger plugin that can run EXIFtool Command.

Sorry for so many feature request. This time it is about “jf data explorer”. Could you add one search to entries in “History” in “Development Module”?

My problem is once I use filters to select some photos and I accidentally selected more than I really wanted to, and synchronized the white balance to all of them, without noticing it. After a long time, I couldn’t “Undo”. And the best I can do is to find out those photos in my catalog that, in “History”, the most updated entry is “Synchronize Settings”.

May be you can add something like “Latest History in Development Module”?

Thanks so much in advance.

I’d love to add this, but Lightroom doesn’t allow for it, sorry. )-: —Jeffrey

— comment by Kolen on May 5th, 2014 at 10:36am JST (10 years ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

I had to fully clean up and reinstall Adobe CC. After reinstalling LR 5.5, I also had to reinstall all plugins (I was able to restore my preferences from a backup, but not the plugins themselves).
Now, I’d like to re-register my plugins, but the usua registration button is replaced with a grey text saying “Plugin registration button appears here after Lightroom is registered with Adobe”.
What should I do? Obviously, I am registered as I am logged in with my Adobe CC credentials.


It’s a known issue without a fix as of yet. —Jeffrey

— comment by Jean-François Schmitz on July 6th, 2014 at 12:43am JST (9 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

Thanks for all the great plugins and continued effort to keep them up to date. It took me a couple minutes to get my head around the right way to register but I got there. I’m happy to register since I use a few of your plugins currently and will probably use more in the future.

Thanks again,


— comment by Steve on September 12th, 2014 at 3:50pm JST (9 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

I downloaded the zenfolio plugin but get an error “the plug-in description script ( is missing”

The download version is and I am running Mac OS 10 Yosemite.

I tried downloading several times to no avail.

Thanks for your assistance in advance.

It’s rare,but I’ve heard of this kind of problem a few times before, and it’s always been fixed by downloading with a different browser. I’ve never figured out why some browsers corrupt the download. I guess try with a different browser. )-: —Jeffrey

— comment by Bj on November 29th, 2014 at 12:58am JST (9 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Thank you for your hard work. As a software developer by profession (photographer by hobby), I know the difficulties in maintaining software tools, even ones that might seem (to others) to be straightforward. Your plugin has made my Zenfolio interaction seamless, which saves me quite a bit of time.

— comment by Paul on April 5th, 2015 at 11:30am JST (9 years ago) comment permalink

Thanks again this year for the many yeasrs I have enjoyed your plugins. They are immensely helpful and I am always happy to send some $$ across the sea to you. Keep up the great work. Cheers…

— comment by Rice Jackson on April 22nd, 2015 at 3:16am JST (9 years ago) comment permalink

Hi – thanks so much for this plug-in. I’m new to Lightroom. I did a donation via Paypal and have the receipt number, however when I added the plug-in via plug-in manager I didn’t see where I could put the receipt number. Will I be asked for the receipt number once the trial period ends?

As illustrated in the “how to use…” section of this page, a registration button should appear in the Plugin Manager. —Jeffrey

— comment by Mary on May 2nd, 2015 at 11:59pm JST (9 years ago) comment permalink

St. Louis. Wish I had more time to browse your cool stuff. Thanks for your helpful plug-ins.

— comment by Josephine Havlak on June 5th, 2015 at 10:32am JST (8 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

How much is the minimun value for you to receive a gift? How much is the minimum PayPal Fee?

It’s along the lines of “32 cents + 5%”. With a $1.00 transaction, I get $0.67 (or sometimes $0.68, I don’t know why), for example. —Jeffrey

— comment by rotavio on June 17th, 2015 at 11:04pm JST (8 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

I have been getting a pop up “Lightroom needs to configure your system for jf Facebook plug-in’ everytime I starts up Lightroom since today. It goes away if I remove the plugin from the plugin manager.

Please advise.
Thank-you in advance.

Please see this FAQ —Jeffrey

— comment by CS Chua on June 22nd, 2015 at 6:49pm JST (8 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Started using your plugin yesterday. Looks great so far except for the plugin advert in Facebook. Can this be turned off?

You’ll have to ask Facebook about that… they apparently add that kind of label to all third-party-app uploads. It’s not something I add, nor can I do anything to omit it. Sorry. —Jeffrey

— comment by Stefan on June 30th, 2015 at 9:36pm JST (8 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Jeff – Love the plugin and have set up a regular monthly donation. Wish it could be more.

Keep up the good work!


— comment by Derm on July 7th, 2015 at 12:46am JST (8 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

the latest plug-in for Lightroom CC is not working. It won’t publish, an error box pops up stating “Unexpected HTTP reply from …..”which is the url for the gallery I’m trying to upload. In the plug-in manager in LR, the Zenfolio button is yellow and states…Installed: may not work. Is there a way to reinstall the plug-in or reregister for a new one? I’m using Windows 7 64 bit.

Zenfolio’s been having issues… they’re aware of it and hopefully working on it. —Jeffrey

— comment by Bruce on August 4th, 2015 at 7:32am JST (8 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Hello from a longtime user of your Lightroom-to-Smugmug plug-in in Omaha, Nebraska, USA!

I’ve been holding out against switching to the “new Smugmug” because my Smugmug workflow revolves around your plug-in and I’m really happy with it. The last few times I’ve checked, your version history said your plug-in isn’t compatible with the “new Smugmug” (because they never got around to issuing an API, if I remember correctly) and I’m fine with that.

Now, though, I’m getting emails from Smugmug saying “Your version of Smugmug will be retired,” making it sound as if they’re going to force me to switch in the fairly near future. Do you think your plug-in will be able to migrate to the “new Smugmug” at all? If not, should I be barking at Smugmug about this?

I know they’ve got a collection-based approach to publishing from Lightroom, but it’s really lame compared to using your plug-in. Thanks for any info…

Their new API is still in closed beta, so I’ve no plans to move any time soon. I don’t know the relationship (if any) between the old/new API and the old/new user experience, so I’ve sent them a note asking. I do know that many “new SmugMug” users use my plugins, so it’s not wholly incompatible. —Jeffrey

Heard back from SmugMug… the “new SmugMug” mostly works with the old API, but there are some areas not covered. They feel they’re getting closer to releasing the new API from beta, so I’ll probably be updating the plugin for it sometime later this year. —Jeffrey

— comment by Jim Williams on August 15th, 2015 at 2:32am JST (8 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Hello – sorry about my English I am French …

Sorry to use this way but I don’t find another mean to contact you about an issue I have with the plugin.

I used your plugin from several years ago but with the latest version of LR and when I installed the plugin I cannot perform the Authorize process.

When I click on Authorize from Smugmug Account it informs me about the fact that a browser will be launched for authentication but nothing occurs.

Have you an advise to fix it?

Best Regards
I’d guess that a reinstall of Lightroom would fix it. Please see this FAQ. —Jeffrey

— comment by Michel on September 29th, 2015 at 4:25pm JST (8 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Just spent 5:00 $, but couldn’t find your plugin at Adobes plugin manager. Where can I download it?


Harry from Germany

My plugins are listed on my Lightroom Goodies page, and each download is on its respective plugin page. —Jeffrey

— comment by Harry on November 22nd, 2015 at 5:44am JST (8 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Writing this from the US – Chicago area, to be more precise.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YOUR PLUG-INS! I just downloaded the “jf Flickr” and “jf Bulk Develop” plug-ins. These make my work flow so much easier, and I can already tell that I’m going to be pushing more photos to Flickr because it’s so easy to use.

Thank you and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

— comment by jtj3 on December 24th, 2015 at 11:39pm JST (8 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

I would love to be able to show a track log for a group of pictures (album) on my website. I use Matt’s TTG pluggins for generating the albums and site. I asked him, and he said ask you….

I suppose you could export the track (and photo thumbnails if you like) via the “View selected locations via KML in Google Earth” feature of my Geoencoding Support plugin, then load that KML into your Google Maps, then embed that map on your blog. I’ve never done it, but that’s the avenue I’d try first. —Jeffrey

— comment by Patrick Lynch on January 19th, 2016 at 9:19pm JST (8 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

How about the registration with Picasa and Google Photos. If I bought your plugin now, should I be obliged to pay new fee when the Photos version of plugin will appear?

My plugins are free; no one has “bought” them, and no ones is obliged to pay anything for them. The 1-cent fee to PayPal for registration is optional. I intend to build a plugin for Google Photos if Google comes up with a public API for it. It will be a separate plugin unless the API is just a copy of the PicasaWeb API. Part of me hopes it is, because then I don’t have to do much work, but the PicasaWeb API is atrocious to work with, so for my future sanity I hope they discard it. —Jeffrey

— comment by Teemu on March 24th, 2016 at 5:39am JST (8 years ago) comment permalink

Thank you for this great plugin!
Work perfectly on Lr 4.4

— comment by Daniel on June 13th, 2016 at 12:12pm JST (7 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Hey, I just upgraded from LR5.7 to LR6 and am trying to submit a $1 donation to generate a new registration code for my already-registered PicasaWeb plugin. However when I try to make the donation through Paypal it says “Your request failed due to technical difficulties.Please try again after some time.” I’ve tried both Chrome and Safari so I don’t think it’s an issue on my end. Is your Paypal account still active?

I’ve gotten a few reports of this lately… the best I can tell is that it’s a technical issue at PayPal’s site. Nothing about the process at PayPal actually interacts with my stuff… it’s not until one enters a registration code into the plugin that it ever touches stuff related specifically to me. I wish I could suggest something more beyond “try again later” but PayPal is completely opaque to me. )-: —Jeffrey

— comment by Mark Foltz on June 20th, 2016 at 3:27pm JST (7 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

I am also getting “Your request failed due to technical difficulties.Please try again after some time.” Can I send a payment directly to an email address or does the workflow need to originate from this page?

Doesn’t need to originate from this page… anything to is fine. A number of folks are getting this error, but the PayPal process is all opaque to me so I have no idea what’s going on. )-: —Jeffrey

— comment by Anthony on June 21st, 2016 at 10:22am JST (7 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Attempted to use the PayPal link to donate. Just spins when submitting. Unable to to get confirmation code to continue. Please help

PayPal may be having “issues”, I suppose? My link is just that… a link to their site that pre-fills in my email ( Maybe it’s just the landing page having issues, so perhaps try just visiting PayPal directly and paste my address in? —Jeffrey

— comment by Michael on February 4th, 2017 at 5:04am JST (7 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink


I have used your excellent lightroom plugin to picasa web for a few years but now it refuses to work, I have downloaded the latest version of the plug in and am running lightroom 5.7 the message reads Unexpected HTTP status from google 501 insert is no longer supported, any ideas?

Google seems to be shutting down PicasaWeb, as they promised they would do. —Jeffrey

— comment by john seaman on February 10th, 2017 at 9:21pm JST (7 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Continued support for years, enjoyed the ease of exporting, upgraded , but after weeks of returning to try, still cannot authenticate with Tumblr. Sigh, moving on now, good luck in the future, was a nice plug-in, RIP.

Ah, living in the Santa Cruz Mts in California, born in Tokyo. Now there is a coikydink!

— comment by james russell on April 1st, 2017 at 3:46am JST (7 years ago) comment permalink

I cannot live without your Flickr Plugin. Thank you for continually developing and updating.

— comment by Don Harder on October 19th, 2017 at 9:58am JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

It says you only nee a penny, but paypal now requires a dollar… Can’t figure that out.

I’ve gotten one other report of this, and I, too, have not been able to figure out why. I see plenty of one-cent transactions coming in, and when I test it myself I can do 1 cent, so I’m at a loss as to why a few people would be forced to do a dollar. I’ll continue digging… —Jeffrey

— comment by John on October 20th, 2017 at 2:43am JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

I’m also seeing a requirement to pay a dollar rather than one cent. As I have 10 plugins this means a minimum of $10. I don’t mind the $10 (the plugins are worth it – and I might actually donate more). But if I donate $10 then it appears Paypal takes the lot and Jeffrey gets nothing, which hardly seems fair. Even if I donate $30 paypal still takes at least 1/3 of the donation. Is there any way to make a single donation to cover multiple plugins?

Yes, just use the transaction code to register one plugin, then send it to me along with your needs and I’ll take care of it. I wonder whether the $1 minimum is related to your country or base currency?? I never heard about a minimum until this week. —Jeffrey

— comment by Mark S on October 21st, 2017 at 3:39am JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

I encountered the problem with Paypal of minimum $1 payment, and while that does not bother me, I cannot enter any amount where it says $0.00. It simply isn’t possible to enter number here! I also tried credit card, and get an error message when I try to pay via that route. I’m stymied now and because I can’t use the plugin will have to upload a large number of files to zenfolio manually. Hope this can be resolved soon.

I’ve added a “TEST BUTTON” to the page… could you give it a try? If that doesn’t work, could you just ignore the button and go directly to PayPal and try creating a transaction from scratch, with as the destination? —Jeffrey

— comment by Shirley Sanderson on October 23rd, 2017 at 4:09am JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

The same here in Italy: a “$1.00 minimum donation” appears below the import value which for some reason seems fixed at 0.00 USD. Not sure how to make a donation now…

— comment by Paolo on October 23rd, 2017 at 6:51am JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

… eventually, it worked, but I can confirm that a minimum amount of 1 USD is required

— comment by Paolo on October 23rd, 2017 at 7:01am JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Regarding the amount apparently fixed at 0.00, it seems that you just need to type numbers, like 1 then 0 then 0 to enter 1.00 usd. At least it worked for me.

— comment by Paolo on October 23rd, 2017 at 8:05pm JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

I love your Geoencoding Plugin and also Metadata Wrangler. I find them very useful and I want to express my appreciation for your great work and make a monthly donation of $5.

– Ulf Widen from Sweden

That’s so very kind, thanks!!! —Jeffrey

— comment by Ulf Widen on October 26th, 2017 at 6:03am JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

I started getting an error message after working with the plugin since 2013
can you please tell me how to resolve it. Thanks (System returned “securityError” when Lightroom attempted to use the Internet: Are you sure that your system date and time are correct?)

A smattering of users are getting this. If you’re among them, and this FAQ doesn’t help, please report the exact version of your OS, your browser, and of Lightroom. I don’t know what the problem is, but I think it’s somehow related to SLL security certificates. —Jeffrey

— comment by Rogelio on November 4th, 2017 at 7:45am JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

On updateing to LR 7 all my publishing services plugins are gone. I’ve tried going through my paypal reciepts to check out the registration codes ive found from you and none of them worked. When i click on the Register now button it funnels me to your description of how to register, but does not let me register again. Any suggestions on how I can fix this? Thanks!

I’m not sure exactly what you’re reporting, but upgrading Lightroom should not cause any harm to your publish services. Are you sure you had Lightroom upgrade the correct catalog? If so, perhaps try the upgrade again… publish services should not be harmed in any way during an upgrade. As for the unrelated topic of my plugins and registrations, as it’s been for a decade, major upgrades invalidate prior registrations, but new registration codes are essentially free (1 cent). Sorry for the hassle. —Jeffrey

— comment by Keir Briscoe on November 8th, 2017 at 1:11pm JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

What a great plugin. I used to geotag my photo from a file en Lightroom does it rather properly with however a drawback : City, province, country are discovered but remains in grey in the IPTC field.
Using reversegeo on the photos having already the GPS info works great.
Is is so convenient that I can get the info in my own language !

Do not use google map, the city info for Indonesia is only the kabuten not the actual city.

Openmap gives the proper result.

I have not yet used all the features, with reversegeo only, you already deserve a donation !

— comment by Lionel Charrier on November 10th, 2017 at 6:48pm JST (6 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Not sure why, but registration has fail and states “already in use for a different Lightroom serial number”
We’ve changed nothing other than LR updates….
Do we have to re-buy?

Sorry for the hassles, but it’s been this way for a decade, that a major Lr upgrade resets registrations. The plugin is free, so there’s no “buy” involved, unless you consider the minimum 1-cent transaction for the optional registration code to be a “buy”. —Jeffrey

— comment by John Kouavars on December 20th, 2017 at 11:42am JST (6 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

I really don’t like this reset of registration for LR. I had a problem with the configuration file of LR and when I started it again the plugins reported the “already in use for a different Lightroom serial number” for the same version! I don’t have this problem with plugins from other authors.

I’d imagine that you have LrCC, but internally it upgraded from Lr6 to Lr7. Sorry about the hassles… you can make a new code with a 1-cent transaction, if you like. Lightroom doesn’t have any internal support for this kind of stuff, so each plugin author has to figure out their own system, and for better or worse, this is what I came up with a decade ago. —Jeffrey

— comment by Carlos Viana on March 19th, 2018 at 7:31pm JST (6 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Nice plugin. Donated $1.50 via CC … now I wonder where or what the “registration code” will be …
Any hints on that?

Thanks and keep up the good work.
As mentioned above, it’s showin in PayPal’s reply. —Jeffrey

— comment by The Insaint on March 24th, 2018 at 10:36pm JST (6 years ago) comment permalink

Thanks for the response. But I wrote: I donated with my CC. No Paypal involved. I only have a note on my bank account regarding this transaction.

“You do not need a PayPal account: if you don’t have one, you can pay through PayPal using a credit card.”

So, on the linked PayPal page, I chose “Donate with a Debit or Credit Card”
After the donation, I haven’t got any “Unique Transaction ID” …
I hope I didn’t miss it, but I’m sure there wasn’t any.

Any suggestions?

PayPal would have presented a “transaction ID” or a “Receipt Number”. Unfortunately, I don’t have access to these until you use them in a plugin. Reach out to me via email ( and I’ll get you a code you can use. —Jeffrey

— comment by The Insaint on March 28th, 2018 at 4:02am JST (6 years ago) comment permalink


Recently migrated from LR 6 to LR 7.3 and when attempting to update my copy of the Export To Facebook plugin, I get an error message “The plugin does not seem to be installed in a location where Lightroom can write to it. If you can’t adjust permissions to allow the plugin to update itself, you’ll have to do a manual upgrade.”

Could you send me a link with instructions for doing the manual upgrade?

In this case, a manual upgrade is just to delete the old copy, and do an an install from scratch as you did the first time. —Jeffrey

— comment by Wes Neuenschwander on April 9th, 2018 at 2:59am JST (6 years ago) comment permalink

I just paid Paypal again for the plugin, & got a transaction code (15 digits), but when I enter it in the registration field in Lightroom, it’s not enough numbers, or whatever, because the registration button is still greyed out. I really need this plugin, I use it for work, and I’m on a deadline. Any ideas/suggestions?

PayPal has this infuriating bug whereby they don’t display the leading zeros of a transaction code that has them. Modern versions of my plugin should handle them, but in any case, you can reformat it yourself by adding as many leading zeros are required to make 16 digits, then move the ‘-‘ around so that the digits are in groups of four. —Jeffrey

— comment by leeann on April 17th, 2018 at 2:01am JST (6 years ago) comment permalink

hello jeffrey bob in ojai ca here..all of a sudden nothing is working…im using a mac and LR 5 and untill yesterday was happy as a clam…suddenly the sky went dark …metaphorically …im getting a message saying unexpected HTML. reply from smugmug????? i thought oh it looks like theres an updated plugin maybe thats the problem i clicked on update plug in i thought oh i prolly need to logg out and logg back in…that was a disaster complete….now i cant do anything..cant log in cant upload …i have the code and wonder if my password is valid ,as smugmug had me change password about 6-8 months ago…ive tried using the new password thats a big negative…im really tired and cant believe this glitch ive stumbled into…everything was workin just great until sunday! please if you have the time i would love to return to pre sunday times any help will be appreciated…i just cant believe this smugmug says everythings fine on their end! anyways thanks for reading this ,i just feel defeated…yur pal bob

Please see this page. —Jeffrey

— comment by BOB DEBRIS on June 19th, 2018 at 1:48am JST (5 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Would you consider providing the plugins as a subcribtion service or one time fee for all plugins? I’m getting tired of having to register all the plugins every time Adobe makes a major update, I need to reset my computer or install Lr on a different computer. Since Lr now assosiates Lr with an AdobeID, could you also provide a simpler way of permanently registring the plugin?

Sure, just generate and actually use one registration code, then send it to me with your needs, and I’ll take care of it. —Jeffrey

— comment by Tore Sætre on September 22nd, 2018 at 11:23pm JST (5 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey, I installed the export plugin for Lightroom and it appears to be working very well. However, I mistakenly forgot to register and pay.

What options do I have?

I’m not sure I understand… registration is optional, and not even brought up until you’ve used the plugin for six weeks. If you’re happy with it, a gift is appreciated, but never required. —Jeffrey

— comment by Daniel Graham on September 30th, 2018 at 8:25am JST (5 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

From Sweden
I have been registered several times now

— comment by Lars Hedberg on October 16th, 2018 at 9:02pm JST (5 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

SFBay Area. I was an early adopter of yesterday’s Adobe updates to LRClassic CC and PSCC. Today the latest version of the Zenfolio updater wouldn’t work in the new version 8 of LRClassic CC. I tried downloading the latest version again, and LR reported that the plugin was “void”. I hope it will be mended to be compatible with LRClassic v. 8 (and that my donation via PayPal today will still be considered to be good).

I’m not sure where you’d see “void”, but many folks using the latest version on the site without problem. Maybe try downloading with a different browser? And be sure to leave the plugin files there after installing (see the next comment here for more). —Jeffrey

— comment by Shirley Sanderson on October 17th, 2018 at 7:41am JST (5 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Hi. I’m writing from the Olympic Peninsula, located in NW Washington State, USA.
I recently upgraded to the latest OS and Lightroom. Somewhere along the line I got the impression that I needed to upgrade the Zenfolio plug in. I downloaded the latest update from your page. When I click on it it opens Lightroom and tries to upload a bunch of icons. Only the Zenfolio extras shows in the plugins. But, when I use plugin manager it says everything is up and ready to go. Anyway, I registered again, but maybe my computer thinks I didn’t donate enough. I don’t use the plug in often, but I really appreciate it when I do. I’m really confused, and glad we don’t have to go through upgrading very often. Please get back to me. I don’t think I even remember how to upload to Zenfolio without your app.

Your mention of “a bunch of icons” makes me think that you unzipped the download and then went inside the plugin The unzipped “zenfolio-jfriedl.lrplugin” folder is the plugin, so that’s what you select in the Plugin Manager to add. You don’t ever have to donate anything to me (if it’s compulsory, it’s not a donation), so I’m not sure what you mean by that, but in any case, it sounds like you’re not using the latest version. —Jeffrey

— comment by Stan Cowen on October 18th, 2018 at 1:02pm JST (5 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

I just reregistered your product because I upgraded to LR8.0. I used the new registration number but getting message that it is “Invalid registration code” I have tried multiple times and have closed and reopened LR. What should I do?

Perhaps send me an email ( with your code or a copy of the PayPal confirmation, and I’ll take a look. —Jeffrey

— comment by Vrp on October 18th, 2018 at 10:13pm JST (5 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Hello from NYC. Thank you so much for all the ongoing work you put into the Lightroom-Flickr plugin. I’ve been using it for years and consider it essential.

— comment by Jason Martin on October 20th, 2018 at 8:36am JST (5 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

I am writing from Vietnam but am not Vietnamese and have just downloaded , installed and registered your Geoencoding pug in but I am told that it is registered and available but it is disabled and I cannot enable it. OBviously I have missed something but what? Please. Regards. Nearly forgot Lightroom 8 the latest anyway as the previous version is automatically disabled

Did you perhaps delete the plugin files after installing Lightroom?” You actually have to leave the files where they are after pointing the plugin manager at them (which means you want to move them to somewhere permanent prior to that). If that’s not it, please send a screenshot of the plugin manager with all sections visible. —Jeffrey

— comment by Guthrie Forbes on October 22nd, 2018 at 5:01pm JST (5 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Hi, I just donated after upgrading Lightroom Classic to version 8. I tried to install the latest plugin but a dialog ‘ not recognising this schema’ , or words to that effect keep coming up. Can you tell me what I am doing wrong?

I imagine there’s a message also saying “your version of the plugin is too old for this version of Lightroom; please update the plugin to the latest version”. —Jeffrey

— comment by Allan Harris on October 23rd, 2018 at 2:49am JST (5 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,
thanks for keeping the map support of LR6 alive in an alternative way. Hope that the unwillingness of Adobe at least helps you a bit in supporting your great work!

Cool plugin! Has even better functions than the original version.

I wish it would be possible to replace the whole map menu with something reasonable, but I have doubts that Adobe allows that…

Nevertheless many thanks!

— comment by Martin on January 3rd, 2019 at 12:16am JST (5 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Great plugins. Is it possible to Register all of your Plugin in one step? I might have missed this answer if it was asked before.

Yeah, just actually register one plugin, then send me the code and your needs, and I’ll take care of it manually. —Jeffrey

— comment by Don on February 14th, 2019 at 10:03pm JST (5 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

From San Francisco. I’ve accumulated 1,000s of dng image files in my Lightroom folders on a Mac. Is there an “easy” way of viewing the images and metadata without a knowledge of Lightroom? OR, is there an “easy” way, meaning not enormously time consuming, of extracting jpgs and metadata of printable quality? I know about Export, but that would take lots of time with the quantity I have. I’m not a computer techie, so I’d appreciate any replies to be as simple as possible. Thank you for your time.

I’m a bit confused about exactly what you’re asking, but a DNG processed in Lightroom contains the initial source pixels, and metadata instructions about the develop changes you’ve applied, so the only way to see the result of that as a JPEG is to load it into Lightroom or Photoshop’s ACR, and export a JPEG copy. The simplest would be to start the export from Lightroom before going to bed, then collecting the results in the morning. —Jeffrey

— comment by Richard Golden on March 1st, 2019 at 4:17am JST (5 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

For Jeffry, the dng will appear in your LR catalogue just like any other file. You can see what it looks like in either the Library module or the Develop module. You can see the metadata in Library view by selecting “metadata” in the menu at the top of the window. You do not need to export them as jpegs in order to see them and examine the metadata.

But you do need to export them as jpegs to have them as jpegs 😉 —Jeffrey

— comment by Shirley on March 10th, 2019 at 3:06pm JST (5 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink


I need more-specific information than “stopped working” to have any hope of helping. —Jeffrey

— comment by Stevie Rotella on March 14th, 2019 at 9:43am JST (5 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Are you able to use the Lightroom Flickr plugin to publish to more than one Flickr account? I manage multiple flicr accounts and cant seem to create different publish services for each of those accounts? I get the error:

Flickr login aborted: WRONG USER. The publish service is for Yaw (Flickr internal id “XXXXXXXXX”). Please be sure you are logged in as that user in your browser, then try again.

Is this prevented on purpose?

Each publish service is unrelated to the others, and each can be to a different Flickr account, or the same. The account is tied to the publish service when it’s made, when first authenticating to Flickr near the top of the dialog. If it’s not working, please send a plugin log after encountering the error. —Jeffrey

— comment by Yaw on March 23rd, 2019 at 1:06am JST (5 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

Thank you for the great plugin.
I installed the Google Photos plugin. Then, the following dialog is displayed every time I start Lightroom.
“Lightroom では、JF Google Photos プラグインようにシステムを設定する必要があります。”
I have not registered yet, will it bring up that dialog?

No, that’s an issue with how Lightroom was installed on your system. Please see this FAQ. —Jeffrey

— comment by KS on April 29th, 2019 at 4:48pm JST (5 years ago) comment permalink

With the most recent update to LRClassic (no longer called LR Classic CC), my jf zenfolio upload plugin has disappeared. The message on the export page says “Unable to Export: the “nil” plug-in is not installed or not functioning properly”. In my Lightroom settings under Export Presets, User Presets” there is a file titled “Zenfolio upload.lrtemplate”. So the uploader is there, just not recognized by LRClassic. Is there some way to make LRClassic recognize this again, or does there need to be a modification to the plugin?

A plugin ends with “.lrplugin”, so the upload template is unrelated… that’s an export preset that you presumably made some time ago. You can just download the latest plugin zip from my site, then unzip and move the “zenfolio-jfriedl.lrplugin” item to where you want it to live on your system, then point the plugin manager at it and you should be good to go. —Jeffrey

— comment by Shirley Sanderson on May 30th, 2019 at 10:23am JST (4 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

I am preparing a substantial collection of images (perhaps 30,000)for my children. I easily make a backup of all types of files using a MAC software backup.
However, I want to use your folder publisher to create a live backup of all files exported as jpegs in current folder hierarchy so my children with no imaging software can view them with simple jpeg viewer.

My plan is to create smart collections exported as jpegs to a separate HD using your folder publisher plugin
I am editing images throughout the folders routinely so the update ability is critical.

My questions are: Can the publish folders plugin handle large collections (30,000 images)?
Have you done or have any knowledge of the time to publisjh a large collection?


Lew Lorton

Ostensibly it should be fine, though how fast things go depend on many things (what kind of photos, what kind of edit, and what kind of system). It’ll certainly take a while for the initial publish, but after that updates shouldn’t be too arduous. If your system can’t handle the initial 30k publish, you can select photos in smaller groups, hold down the alt/opt key too turn the [Publish] button into [Publish Select], and do them like that. —Jeffrey

— comment by lewis lorton on July 4th, 2019 at 1:22am JST (4 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Hello from Australia 🙂

Just a questions about the below comment that you made:

Due to the nature of the system I’ve built, you cannot register a plugin during Lightroom’s “free trial” phase, because it doesn’t yet have a serial number. Also, I do not permit the use of my plugins on pirated copies of Lightroom.

What happens if someone has the Creative Cloud Photography plan and decides to not renew it? Will the software stop working?

My plugins will continue to work to the extent that Lightroom itself allows (which is almost fully, though I’m sure that if Lightroom doesn’t allow you to import new photos, or apply develop changes, then it won’t allow my plugins to do so either, though this is not something the plugins themselves enforce). — Jeffrey

— comment by Daniel on October 27th, 2019 at 2:36pm JST (4 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

The smart-collection-sync plugin isn’t working with LR9 any more. Will there be an update ? I really love this plugin and would we very sad if I cant use it any more.

Kind regards,

Sorry about that… I’ve pushed out a new version that should work. —Jeffrey

— comment by Martin on November 5th, 2019 at 5:45am JST (4 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,
I’ve used your Zenfolio plug-in for many years and have gone through the minor inconvenience of re-registering your plug-in for the numerous Adobe Lightroom updates over the years. All I can say is, Dude, you are awesome! This plugin in absolutely indispensable for me… and every time I have to re-register, I’ll continue to show my appreciation.
Thanks for all your hard work,

— comment by Mike Mahoney on November 19th, 2019 at 2:44am JST (4 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

You have created a lovely set of plugins, Your plugins are the only plugins I use. Thank you for the time and effort.
I have recently tried making a payment, however it fails, I called paypal, they say there is some issue and I need to contact you. Since the only mode of payment is paypal i am unable to complete the registration.

Thanks in advance

I can’t imagine what the issue might be… I don’t have any insight into their stuff until after a transaction has completed. Drop me an email with more info, if you don’t mind. —Jeffrey

— comment by Piers Michael on January 20th, 2020 at 2:54pm JST (4 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Love your plugin – old iMac HD died, just got new one working, thanks again. Quick question:

Previously I was able to “Export as Previous” and LR would send the file to my same Zenfolio album as the last one I uploaded. (I am often uploading several images after editing to a clients album.) Now, however, when I choose Export as Previous it tries to send it to the same plugin (Photomatix in my case) that I used to edit a group of images. I know that the previous “Export” was into the Photomatix plugin, but before it knew that I wanted to export to the Zenfolio album and not the plugin.

Any ideas? Hope you are doing well in Kyoto.

I don’t know about this “Photomatix” plugin, but “Export as Previous” is pretty self explanatory….. except, that it may well be that a plugin (Photomatix) is doing an export silently under the hood, so you don’t realize that its export is now the “previous” export. —Jeffrey

— comment by Bill Young on April 18th, 2020 at 1:17am JST (4 years ago) comment permalink

Hey, Jeffrey. I hope you’re riding out this Covid19 insanity. Just grabbed the lightroom plugin for zenfolio and want to say I’ve used your plugins for several years and really appreciate your efforts. All of them have made my life so much easier. Please be safe and keep up the great work. john

— comment by john ater on May 6th, 2020 at 8:33am JST (4 years ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeff,
I just donated 10 usd! thanks a lot for creating this very useful plug in.

on my plug in manager I see no option for registering the lightroom collection publisher.
i upgraded to the latest version, but it says its not working?


Perhaps the upgrade failed? Try deleting the plugin completely, and doing a normal manual install. The “register” button is in the upper-right section of the plugin manager. Thanks for your kind gift(!) —Jeffrey

— comment by Adam on August 10th, 2020 at 11:06pm JST (3 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

I have spent most of my free time this last year culling and editing my photos and I would like to start publishing viewable copies to hard drives for my family.
In order to minimize time for a specific ‘publish’ event, I plan on doing 3 or 4 different services, each with different collections.

Crucial question before I start figuring this out – Does the collection publisher support smart collections?

TIA, I hope all is well in Japan.


Yes, of course. —Jeffrey

— comment by Lewis Lorton on August 21st, 2020 at 9:15pm JST (3 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jaffrey,

I’m happy with the plugin over 5 years and try to re-register when Lightroom update to v.10. Normally I use PayPal as usual, but this time PayPal said that Donation is not allow from my country, Thailand. Is there any way to pay you other than PayPal? Or can I use PayPal transfer directly using your Email?


I’ve added another button to the registration page that might work in this situation. I’d appreciate to hear how it goes. (In any case, one can always bypass the button and just create a transaction at PayPal, making sure to put as the recipient.) —Jeffrey

— comment by Kanok on October 21st, 2020 at 9:40am JST (3 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,
Good morning from Belmont, Massachusetts (near Boston).

I’m trying to publish a collection using your Public Collection Export. I get a message that I’m restricted to 10 images since I haven’t registered yet. But I have registered; the Plug-In Manager says Plugin in unrestricted, and is registered to …

I’d be fine with re-registering, but since it’s registered already, there’s no Register button. So I’m stuck. What next?

Thank you again for a tool that meets a definite need!

I’d guess that it’s a different plugin that’s giving you that not-registered message? —Jeffrey

— comment by Julliette Carignan on October 21st, 2020 at 11:28pm JST (3 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Hello, I have few technical questions
– are your plugins ‘calling home’ during the registration?
– is the LR serial number in any way shown to you?
– if not, how do you tie the registration code to the LR serial number?


Yes, registration contacts my server and records info about the registration. However, the plugin, and hence my server, never knows the Lightroom serial number (or other sensitive number; not all installs of Lightroom are done via a serial number). Rather, Lightroom provides a cryptographic hash of the serial number (or whatever) for tying things together. —Jeffrey

— comment by Roh on December 9th, 2020 at 8:08pm JST (3 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

Hi from Australia
I can’t get to a register option because Creative Cloud does not show the plugin (Jf Collection Publisher) in the installed plugins tab (some other installed plugins also not shown), and searching all plugins with your name gives no results and and with “collection publisher” gives unordered heaps of results. The links from plugin manager in LR classic just bring me to this page.

A plugin has to be installed before it’ll show up in the Plugin Manager. Installation instructions are here. Yet, you must have some of my plugins installed, if there are links leading to this page, so I’m a bit confused. In any case, the “plugin home page” link in the upper right of the plugin manager brings you to the home page for the installed plugin. (Collection Publisher is here.)

My experience attempting to find a bulk local publish option to back up good jpegs of good pictures has been hellish, due mainly to LR Classic and LR behaviour (all photos removed from all collections when I thought I was removing from a published collection… this being propagated by LR cloud… what fun). I learnt the hard way not to install LR side by side with LR classic.

Anyhow I can work around with your plugin to get close to the functionality, but here are some suggestions:
1. Recognize books as collections for the MIRROR option. I mirrored a collection containing “books” in LR classic but the books weren’t recognized. I had to create a separate collection of all images in each book, and mirror that collection.
2. Recognize additions of collections to a collection set. It seems like I have to separately mirror each collection of “finished” photos separately.

Will additions of new images to a mirrored collection be recognized and published?

Thanks for your efforts and I would like to register if you can provide a way.

Unfortunately, Lightroom doesn’t give a plugin access to books. As for collection sets, I see what you’re saying and it’s not impossible, but the whole “mirroring” thing is so square-peg-into-a-round-hole kludgy as it is, I’m reticent to complicate it further, for fear of breaking everything. —Jeffrey

— comment by Peter on January 22nd, 2021 at 1:47pm JST (3 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Seems like everytime I use this I have to re-register. ( I don’t use it that often, and maybe adobe updates are invalidating it more often than expected) And I get that PayPal minimum payment of $1, not $0.01) Is there any strategy that could keep it active longer?

— comment by david burton on February 11th, 2021 at 8:56am JST (3 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

I think I found a work around. If I use the payment button instead of the worldwide donation button it allows $0.01.

— comment by david burton on February 11th, 2021 at 9:00am JST (3 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Thanks Jeffrey for the plugin. I have had to re-register because I had my machine rebuilt. Just to let you know the minimum donation at PayPal has changed, it is now $1 USD – you may want to update your documentation to reflect that.

Thanks again. Hopefully, one day Zenfolio will pay you to integrate this plugin directly into their website.

The minimum is still one cent, but for reasons I don’t understand, some folks following the link from this page are presented with a $1 minimum. But as I mention in the warning box just above the buttons, you can get around it by creating a transaction not from the buttons. —Jeffrey

— comment by Tanya on April 30th, 2021 at 6:39am JST (3 years ago) comment permalink

I am trying to re-register the zenfolio plugin. I have paid 2 different donations and each code it gives mea “registration failed” error. i have uupdated to the most recent plug in and it is still not working. what am i doing wrong?

Sorry for the hassles… could it be that you’re running into this PayPal problem, and that you have to use the code they send via email rather than the one they present on the transaction-confirmation page? —Jeffrey

— comment by RACHAEL MEIER on July 16th, 2021 at 8:35am JST (2 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

I tried to re-register for Lightroom 11 using a credit card. I no longer have a Paypal account (but did have it in the past). I tried a Visa and a Mastercard and two different e-mail addresses, but I always run into a ‘something went wrong’ screen without any further reason. Maybe a problem with Paypal? Will try again later.

Whatever it is, it’s on PayPal’s side because my stuff has no part in the transaction until it’s been completed and someone uses the registration code to register a plugin. PayPal can be frustrating. If it doesn’t work, drop me an email and I’ll figure something out. —Jeffrey

— comment by Dirk G on October 27th, 2021 at 5:06pm JST (2 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink


Would it be possible to allow the transaction id of a larger donation work multiple times ?

Explanation: On each major update (and with CC they seem to be more often) I’m re-registering 5 plugins. Instead of donating 5 x 1$ and selecting each time to disable pay pal’s builtin ripoff (currency conversion) and then searching the id I would prefer to donate 5$ and be allowed to use the transaction id 5 times.

Just a small qol improvement, thanks for all the work!

Sorry for the hassle, but the way it’s worked for a decade is that I’m happy to permission a registration code for multiple plugins, but it’s a manual process. Just make a code with a transaction of any amount (including $0.01) and actually use it to register one plugin. Then send me an email with that code and your needs, and I’ll take care of it. —Jeffrey

— comment by iceroom on October 29th, 2021 at 9:13pm JST (2 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

I was hoping the Plugin would capture the Flash level when I select it manually. For example I would set the Flash to manual and dial in 1/2 (half the power). On the Plugin Flash Level it just says Normal

I don’t know what plugin you’re referring to, or what situation, but for anything to be able to present the flash data as you mention, the camera must encode it into the image metadata somehow. Perhaps it’s not. —Jeffrey

— comment by Klaus Ochs on November 23rd, 2021 at 7:33am JST (2 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

How can I set the root of the source?
This is my structure within Lightroom:
——-Folder A
——-Folder B

And at the destination ist should be:
—Folder A
—Folder B


I suppose you’re talking about my Folder Publisher plugin. When you create a collection to hold the photos you want to send to the destination, set “Leading path components to strip” to “2”. —Jeffrey

— comment by Rolf on December 15th, 2021 at 4:37pm JST (2 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink
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