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Lightroom 1 Export Plugin for Zenfolio
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Initial Preview  ·  Install Instructions  ·  “Piglets” (Plugin Extensions)  ·  Zenfolio.com

DOWNLOAD: zenfolio-20080714.50.zip
(version history is below)

Some users on Windows get a FormatMessageW failed error when uploading with this or other plugins. Most users don't get it, but those that do seem to get it often.

If you get it, you may find a solution at Alexander Kiel's blog.

Version History

20080714.50Minor tweaks
20080704.49Oops, was sending the same text for both title and caption... now fixed. Really. (I think.)
20080613.47A couple of small bug fixes that might help this run in the 2.0 beta a bit better.
20080607.46Oops, cleaning up one loose end with the debug-log move
20080606.45

Minor tweak: Moved the plugin debug log to the Documents / My Documents folder.

Mac Users: if you get an error when you try to install the plugin, something along the lines of "this plugin is already installed or not compatible with your version of Lightroom", please see the install instructions and manually remove the previously-installed version(s). If that still doesn't let you install the new version by clicking, then manually install it. I have no idea why this is happening, so if someone figures it out, please let me know.

20080523.44Grafting in the caption-management stuff that I've been working on for the 2.0 versions of the plugins. See description here.
20080411.43Fix for the "_update_status" bug that those few who export non-sRGB JPGs ran into.
20080404.42Some small cleanup to allow the plugin to work with the 2.0 beta
20080315.41Sigh, I'd left some in-progress development stuff in the release I pushed yesterday, sorry.
20080314.40Minor update to allow the plugin to work with Lightroom 1.4.
20080221.39Minor UI tweaks for better appearance on a Mac.
Updated Swedish translation.
20080217.38small fix to the wording in the Title/Caption dialog
20080217.37
  • New French translation.
  • Now includes a Swedish translation by Niklas Sjöström.
  • Can now sort the upload gallery list (alphabetically, most-recently-created first, most-recently-used first), and can use "select at export time" (useful for building export presets).
  • Fixed (I hope) the &8220;User is not an owner of an object” error some have reported.
  • Renamed “Extra tags” to “Extra keywords” to reflect the Zenfolio vernacular.
20080128.36Tidied up some mistakes in the translation hooks. Interested in doing the translations for my plugins for your favorite language? It's a difficult and thankless job, but you earn good karma for giving to the greater community. If interested, please contact me (jfriedl‍@‍yahoo.com).
20080123.35Fixed another error introduced in .33 related to visiting the destination gallery after upload
20080123.34Fix "internal error" bug introduced in previous build, that affected those upgrading from several versions back.
20080122.33Added "Run Any Command" Piglet.
Some internal refactoring to better support the piglet infrastructure.
Added tiff option back because I think I figured out why it wasn't letting me upload tiff before.
20080117.32Zenfolio doesn't seem to allow tiff uploads, so I've removed that option.
20080117.31Have export dialog allow file types that any enabled piglets allow. Bail if the resulting filename has an extension that can't be uploaded.
20080115.30Added the piglet manager for fourth-party add-ons
20080109.29New and tidied French translation
20080107.28Housekeeping changes to allow auto-install on OSX
20080104.27Using a preset with a destination gallery set to "ask at export" no longer limits the selections to those that existed at the time the preset was created. Due to my coding bug, the gallery-refresh I intended never happened; it does now. Thanks to Ben Pharr for reporting the error.
20071227.26Updated French translation
20071222.25Ensure that a long login status message does not crowd out the logout button. Work properly even when someone logs in with an email address instead of a username.
20071217.23Update to the title/caption logic. Properly handle a no-gallery situation. New French translation file.
20071213.22fix bug introduced in .19
20071213.21oops, removing some debugging code I left in by accident
20071213.20new French translation file
20071213.19Can now filter the export so that only images previously exported to Zenfolio will be processed, or, conversely, only images that have not been previously exported to Zenfolio.
20071212.18Minor internationalization prep.
20071210.17More internationalization prep. Added a first draft of a French translation, courtesy of Gilles Theophile. (Contact him with any suggested changes.)
20071205.16Can now export the original master file. Can now note an image resolution in pixels per inch/cm in the image metadata.
20071204.15More internationalization prep.
20071204.14Fixed keywording (I hope) Lots of internal work to lay the groundwork for internationalizing the plugin
20071127.11Send along a per-install random identifier with the version check, so I can count how many of each plugin is being used.
20071127.10Don't double-upload images when a 'FormatMessageW' error is trapped
20071127.9Allow for any non-blank login name (it didn't allow email addresses before)
20071127.8Fix typos introduced in previous version
20071126.7

Added some HTTP error trapping in an effort to get around the 'FormatMessageW failed' error that some Windows users have been seeing:

When the trapping is enabled, those errors are ignored, which may allow things to mostly work, or may simply lead to silent failure. Features that rely on the result of the upload (the new photoid) will stop working for uploads that experience a trapped error, such as the 'delete previously uploaded versions' feature.

This may not help, but it is worth a try until the underlying issue can be found and resolved.

20071125.6Now handles properly ampersands in Zenfolio galleries/groups
20071125.5Added a "Save to Local Disk" section to the dialog:
20071123.3Added plugin debugging option, to track HTTP calls
20071123.2Report under the title-selection area the result of what is chosen
Added 'extra tags' to the upload-destination section (renamed "extra keywords" as of 20080217.37)
Added ability to choose where the caption is taken from.
20071121.1initial public release

Comments so far....

Congrats on the plugins! Keep up posted!

— comment by joshua on November 17th, 2007 at 3:15am JST (6 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Receiving an error message – discussed here: http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?p=4358980#post4358980

— comment by David on November 22nd, 2007 at 1:51am JST (6 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Trying out the Zenfolio plug-in and it looks great, logging into Zenfolio just fine. However, during the FTP process I get the following error which others have been able to reproduce as well. Any thoughts on how to resolve this?

An Internal Error Has Occurred: Win32 API error (unknown error — FormatMessageW failed) when calling HttpSendRequest from private_agHttpClient_post_L

— comment by Paul on November 22nd, 2007 at 2:22am JST (6 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

I’ve just tried the Zenfolio plug-in on Windows XP SP2 and got the same FormatMessageW failed message that other users have seen.

You may be interested to know that the image was correctly uploaded to the gallery and the Exported from Lightroom and Previous Lightroom Export collections were created. However, these collections were empty.

Aside from that it’s very impressive. Many thanks for making this available.

Cheers.

— comment by Phil L on November 22nd, 2007 at 7:39am JST (6 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Excellent Jeffrey,You just rock. Are you really a first time user of Lua ?( It surprises me !)

You must be having lot of scripting years with other languages!.
I just started learning Lua and this is my first step in programming and Lightroom made me to foray into programming field though my field of interest is Digital Imaging.
Thank you for providing the excellent scripts in a short span of its release.

— comment by KVS Setty on November 22nd, 2007 at 6:46pm JST (6 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

The plugin is fantastic. I have a qyestion though – when uploading the file(s) where does the locally generated file go (i.e. where is the jpg stored locally)?

And would it be difficult to combine this uploading with simultaneous disk export?

Added in version 20071125.4 —Jeffrey

— comment by AlexeyD on November 24th, 2007 at 7:31am JST (6 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Still getting the same error reported by Paul on the 22nd when uploading full size shots. Tried 1123.3. Running it for a single shot, the shot still gets exported to Zenfolio, but the error appears before the file has finished transmitting. Is there a better place/way for providing you information that might help in troubleshooting?

I’m out of ideas, so we’ll have to wait until after the holidays for Adobe to come back online….—Jeffrey

— comment by ibdb on November 24th, 2007 at 4:39pm JST (6 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Thanks Jeffrey for making our lives (and workflows) so much easier. Your Zenfolio plugin is perfect, well, except for that darned error. The error itself is not annoying, but it prevents post-upload actions from executing.

When I had the image resized to 600×400, the error did not occur and the uploaded/previous collections in Zenfolio were correctly populated and the previous version was replaced properly.

Thanks again for an awesome, much needed plugin.

— comment by Anmar Mansur on November 26th, 2007 at 3:06am JST (6 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

I’m getting the same HttpSendRequest error on my computer, which is running Vista. I’m wondering if it has anything to do with machines that are running .NET 2.0, since that’s installed in Vista by default and can be upgraded for XP…

I’ve been messing around and it’ll upload images that are less than exactly 2 MB +- like .01 MB… I don’t know if that helps or not…

I noticed the same thing with the Adobe-provided flickr plugin, so I wonder if it’s a limitation of the Flickr API or a problem in the Flickr interface with something different about .NET 2.0…

— comment by Andrew Stuart on November 26th, 2007 at 8:15am JST (6 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Correction on that last paragraph, Flickr API –> Lightroom API; Flickr interface –> Lightroom interface…

— comment by Andrew Stuart on November 26th, 2007 at 9:02am JST (6 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey,

Previously, I was getting the ‘FormatMessageW failed’ error. Now, after checking the ‘Enable HTTP Error Trapping’ box, I am getting a new error message:

An internal error has occurred: [string "zenfolio.lua"]:214:attempt to index local ‘Result Headers’ (a nil value)

I am able to upload one photo at a time. If I try to upload more than one, only one is successful.

Running Windows XP SP2, LR 1.3

Stephen

— comment by Stephen on November 27th, 2007 at 5:33am JST (6 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

I’m very excited to see this plugin, thank you for all the hard work. Now if I could just get it to work… Is there a manual or somesuch? I get errors, the win32 API error. This plugin would be a dream helping in my workflow. Keep up the good work and I look forward to using it regularly when you get the kinks worked out

— comment by Mike on December 1st, 2007 at 1:44am JST (6 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

v20071127.11 on Mac OS X Leopard (10.5.1)

All keywords drawn from Lightroom come across to Zenfolio as quoted “multiword groups” with a space prepended to them. Is this possibly caused by a parsing error dealing with lightroom’s keyword list (which seems to be comma+space delimited)?

Great work on this, by the way; it has made Zenfolio an order of magnitude more pleasurable to use. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the work put into it!

– Aaron

Finally fixed (thanks to your help, Aaron) in version x.14 —Jeffrey

— comment by Aaron Brown on December 1st, 2007 at 2:10am JST (6 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

thank you for the plug-in.

would you include the option to choose resolution?

for example, i uploaded a picture to zenfolio but wasn’t able to select a large print because there isn’t enough resolution.

thanks.

dan

Added in version x.16 —Jeffrey

— comment by dan on December 4th, 2007 at 12:04am JST (6 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Thank you again for this and for all the updates… chas

— comment by Chas on December 7th, 2007 at 10:45am JST (6 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Thanks for the plug in — what a neat tool.

One issue: I get the following error message after every image while I’m uploading…

Couldn’t add to collection
50006: User is not an owner of an object.

The images appear to be uploaded normally but it means I have to press OK for each image — highly annoying.

Has anyone else experienced this?

Odd, I’ve never seen this before. Do you have the boxes checked that add images to the automatic collections (“Uploaded from Lightroom”, etc.)? Maybe I have a bug in that code that somehow gets tickled with your account? Try turning those options off and see how it goes. Please get back to me by email (jfriedl -at- yahoo.com) if you have any further information, and I’ll try to debug. —Jeffrey

— comment by Rud on December 11th, 2007 at 12:50am JST (6 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

I also got the error message listed above after initially having no problem. I am uninstalling and reinstalling the newer version tonight. I really appreciate your developing and posting this. Great service!

— comment by pdx_photoman on December 13th, 2007 at 9:49am JST (6 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Sorry, should have been specific about which error message: An Internal Error Has Occurred: Win32 API error (unknown error — FormatMessageW failed) when calling HttpSendRequest from private_agHttpClient_post_L

Hopefully the uninstall and reinstall will fix it. I may have caused this myself by interrupting an upload due to incorrect settings at my end. My bad!

— comment by pdx_photoman on December 13th, 2007 at 9:50am JST (6 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

I have reinstalled and am getting a strange message when I try to post an image to my public galleries account: No images to process. All were filtered out.

When I select the same photo(s) to burn a file, it works without problem. When I use the uploader winder to put that photo on the zenfolio site, no problem.

Sorry, a broken version was available for an hour or so, and you got it. Upgrade to .22 and you’ll be fine. —Jeffrey

— comment by pdx_photoman on December 13th, 2007 at 2:18pm JST (6 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Great tool! I’m running Win XP and Lightroom1.3 – Works Great with Zenfolio. Great time saver! Thank you!

— comment by Mark on December 14th, 2007 at 1:47pm JST (6 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

A great service would be rendered if you made a version to work with Phafare. As you probably know Andrew has seriously reverted from his original plan for this site and literally thousands of folk will be switching to another site and Zenfolio is one being talked about most often. Hope it happens
Ralph

— comment by Ralph on December 18th, 2007 at 3:39am JST (6 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Nice interface and functionality. Well, would be nice functionality if it worked–I get the FormatMessageW failed message. Gallery was created but no contents uploaded.

— comment by Guy on December 21st, 2007 at 11:31am JST (6 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Very good…thanks!

— comment by Dave on December 21st, 2007 at 9:28pm JST (6 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

I should mention that there were absolutely no problems installing or using your plugin on my Mac.
Thanks again!

— comment by Dave on December 21st, 2007 at 9:32pm JST (6 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Looks like you can login to your Zenfolio account with your email address which is what I typically do. I found my username (different from my email address) and it logs in, finds my galleries, and uploads with precision. Sorry for the comment spam, but hopefully if there is anyone else logging in with their email address, this will help. Thanks for the great plugin. Much appreciated.

Fixed in x.25, thanks for the heads up! —Jeffrey

— comment by Me Woody on December 21st, 2007 at 11:35pm JST (6 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

I love the plug in, but it seems that I loged in with the wrong account name and cannot figure out how to log back out. I have tried removing the plug in, but there must be some additional information stored in a location that I am unaware of. I’m using this on a Mac with OS 10.4.11. I would love to use the plug in, but I can’t until I get the login situation figured out. Thanks again for the great plugin!

(I helped Scott offline, and pushed a new version – x.25 – that heads his problem off at the pass. — Jeffrey)

Thanks.
Scott

— comment by Scott on December 21st, 2007 at 11:45pm JST (6 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

Thanks for the plugin.

-Sandrino

— comment by Scueva on December 22nd, 2007 at 12:01am JST (6 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

This outstanding plugin installed really easily and just works like a charm. Great features like ‘visit your Zenfolio’, and new ‘group’ and ‘gallery’ creation on the fly.

Very well done, and big thanks to you Jeffrey.

— comment by Tony on December 24th, 2007 at 4:54am JST (6 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Hi! great plugin set!
I’ve some problems: I tried successfully flickr and picasa plugin, but with one for zenfolio I can’t upload Tiff images and jpg upload sometimes is really tricky, even if I check the famous checkbox for ignoring errors…

It tells me that images are published, but when I go to see on website, there aren’t traces of them.

what can I do?
ah, I forgot, happy holidays to you and to everyone here!

— comment by mauro on December 24th, 2007 at 5:12pm JST (6 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Fantastic plugin for Zenfolio! Thank you so much.

— comment by Scott on December 26th, 2007 at 7:13am JST (6 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Hi, I keep getting this message. Any ideas.

G

zf:E_UNSPECIFIEDERROR

There is an error in XML document (8, 157).

— comment by gavin blue on January 6th, 2008 at 7:00pm JST (6 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

Thank you for the plugin. I kept getting the format error so stopped using it. I read about Alexander Kiel’s workaround solution and it works for me. I don’t get the error anymore. I had to use the 300.reg solution before it worked without an error but it is working fine now. Just thought I would let others know if they are still receiving the format error and want to try it.

— comment by Curt on January 7th, 2008 at 7:20am JST (6 years, 10 months ago) comment permalink

had the same problem, turning the mention options off correct the problem
Great plugin, thanks!

— comment by erwin on January 11th, 2008 at 12:52am JST (6 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Thanks for the plug in — what a neat tool.

One issue: I get the following error message after every image while I’m uploading…

Couldn’t add to collection
50006: User is not an owner of an object.

The images appear to be uploaded normally but it means I have to press OK for each image — highly annoying.

Has anyone else experienced this?

————————————————-

had the same problem, turning the mention options off correct the problem
Great plugin, thanks!

— comment by erwin on January 11th, 2008 at 12:54am JST (6 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Hi, I have downloaded your plugin and installed it fine. I export the photos to Zenfolio but when I go there the image never loads. It show thatthe image has been uploaded, meaning there is a icon but no image. What could I be doing wrong? I am a Mac user running 10.4.11. BTW I did have the same error message as above but I turned off some of the options and it seems to have gone.

— comment by Matt on January 17th, 2008 at 5:01am JST (6 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Thank you for a great plug-in.

May I ask that you please put back the TIFF upload option. I have been using that option successfully. All I have uploaded to my Zenfolio site are TIFF files.

Fixed as of version .33 —Jeffrey

— comment by Richard on January 20th, 2008 at 6:17am JST (6 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

I just installed version 20080122.33 on Mac OS X 10.5.1, Lightroom 1.3.1. I’m getting error “Can’t us plugin; the plugin had an internal error” message. BTW, I like the plugin…thanks for all the hard work!

Sorry about that, should be fixed in .34 —Jeffrey

— comment by Jeremy on January 23rd, 2008 at 11:40am JST (6 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey. Enjoying your work – thanks. I notice my uploads to Zenfolio are having their exif stripped. Probably something I am doing wrong?

— comment by Mike on January 24th, 2008 at 12:07am JST (6 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

I also have the EXIF stripped out – I am going from DNG to Tiff and then have LR/mogrify make jpgs. I have not checked the box minimise embedded metadata

— comment by Alastair on February 2nd, 2008 at 4:55pm JST (6 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

I really really love this plugin, saves me loads of time. The only problem is that there still seems to be bugs. I started getting the ‘FormatMessageW failed error’ which seems to be ALMOST fixed as I still get it once in a while. Now I’ve gotten a couple different errors I haven’t seen before: “An internal error has occurred: “LrCatalog:withCatalogDo: already inside withCatalog()wrapper” and another that I cannot remember.

Keep up the good work, hope this stuff gets solved soon!

— comment by tom on February 4th, 2008 at 1:33am JST (6 years, 9 months ago) comment permalink

Since today I got an error when I tried to login and export pictures to Zenfolio

“unable to create a temporary class (result=1) Error CS0200 : Property or indexer ‘Zenfolio.web.api.ojects.apiphoto.Rotationspecified’ cannot be assigned to – its read only

I noticed other people are having the same problem.

Let me know of any solutions. Thanks in advance for all your time and trouble. Love the program.

Dave

This smells like a problem on Zenfolio’s side, as if they need to reboot their servers or something. Please report it to them; they know how to contact me if it’s something on my side. Note, though, that I’m in Japan, so I’m on the opposite side of the am/pm clock, and am heading to bed just as the US is waking up. —Jeffrey

— comment by David Brady on February 19th, 2008 at 12:52am JST (6 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

The problem with the error is solved by Zenfolio.

Dick

— comment by Dick on February 19th, 2008 at 2:46am JST (6 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Regarding Adobe RGB vs sRGB etc. The Colorspace Warning extra info states: “Note: Regardless, Zenfolio converts non-sRGB images to sRGB for display.”
I find it a little confusing. Because it only converts the 7 web viewable versions it generates of the uploaded images. The actual images themselves retain whatever profile they have on them if you download original.

What about it is confusing? As you and the warning both say, the images displayed by Zenfolio are converted to sRGB. It seems you understand it perfectly. —Jeffrey

— comment by Dave on March 4th, 2008 at 12:55am JST (6 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Sorry I didn’t mean to come off as unappreciative or anything. Your plugin gave me reason enough to switch from Fotki to Zenfolio because I love it so much. :)

You came off fine… sorry for having been curt. I’ve had a cold for a week, and have no energy. I’ll revisit the wording when I do. —Jeffrey

I found it confusing because I had to download an original from my Zenfolio account after upload to see if it had been converted to sRGB or retained my original profile.

I think it is the “Regardless” in the statement that throws/threw me off. Makes me think it doesn’t really matter if I upload sRGB or not but it actually still does matter. I’m not saying your statement is inaccurate. In fact it is right on the money and factual. Perhaps it could read:
“Zenfolio retains the original profile on the actual uploaded image and converts the 7 versions used for web display to sRGB.”

or something like that. I’m not quite the wordsmith ;)

Thanks again for the fantastic LR plugin.
Dave

— comment by Dave on March 4th, 2008 at 11:13pm JST (6 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Hi,
i’m a very happy user of your plugin ! I just installed version 20080314.40 on Mac OS X 10.5.2, Lightroom 1.4. I’m getting error “[string "Zenfolio.lua"]:1961: attempt to call field ‘update_data’ (a nil value)” message. By ‘Upload Management’ – ‘All: process all selected images ( )’ – > The ( ) is empty the others are zero ( 0 )
Thanks for all the hard work! Erwin

Yikes, I accidentally left some in-progress work in the release I pushed yesterday. Sorry. Please pull the latest and it should now work. —Jeffrey

— comment by Erwin on March 15th, 2008 at 12:57am JST (6 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

FTF, Wonderful applications!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t say enough. THANKS!

I am on Mac OSX and getting the same error as Tom: tom on February 4th, 2008 at 1:33am JST (1 month ago) —
LrCatalog:withCatalogDo: already inside a withCatalogDo() wrapper

Lightroom 1.3.1
MacPro 4G Ram
Plugin: 20080315.39
OSX 10.5.2

LMK if you need any more information.

-Frank

— comment by frankacano on March 23rd, 2008 at 2:37pm JST (6 years, 7 months ago) comment permalink

Hello, I’ve been seeing this issue with the past few releases. Not sure if it is the plugin or Lightroom…

I have made a export preset with my settings and to use the Zenfolio plugin… I right click my photo, select that export preset, it brings up the box that normally asks me which gallery to toss into and it says I am not logged in.

So I open up the “mother export” window, and it logs into Zenfolio and then I can press the export button and everything works right… this is annoying… I would like to do what I used to be able to do – which was just right click, select my plugin, select the gallery, and export.

Running Windows XP and Lightroom 1.4.1 (I am going to guess it is Lightroom’s fault)

— comment by Scott Brown on April 11th, 2008 at 10:30am JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Love the plugin Jeffrey, thank you very much! Any plans to add the ‘Do after export dropdown menu’ to the plugin interface? It would be cool to be able to run some droplets (i.e. sharpen for resized files) before they are uploaded to zenfolio.

For sharpening, check out Tim Armes’ Lr/Mogrify piglet (described here), or to run any random program, you can use my Run Any Command Piglet for that. —Jeffrey

— comment by Tom on April 24th, 2008 at 1:30am JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

I like the plug in but I am only able to upload one file at a time. I get internet connection down? But I am connected.Windows vista
Alan

— comment by Alan on April 25th, 2008 at 4:14am JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Anyone else having problems w/ this as of this morning? When trying to authenticate credentials at the beggining I get: “INTERNAL PLUGIN ERROR” and the “Zenfolio info refresh aborted” and then “An internal error has occurred.” and “bad server certificate” On OS X w/ 1.4 of LR w. the latest version of the plugin.

Could this have something to do w/ the Zenfolio maintenance last night?

— comment by joshua on April 27th, 2008 at 1:13am JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Wow- Great plug in. Lightroom and Zenfolio now talk.

— comment by John Hart on April 28th, 2008 at 2:37am JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Jeffrey – first off thank you for building the plugins for Lightroom. I do have an issue with the download for Zenfolio though. When I try to unzip it it tells me: Cannot open file : it does not appear to be a valid archive. Any help would be greatly appreciated. TIA

I’m not sure what to suggest… the zip file is fine on my end. Perhaps it got corrupted on your side when you saved it? Re-download? —Jeffrey

— comment by Frank on May 17th, 2008 at 12:45am JST (6 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Hi, like the flickr plugin i like this one very much. There are some things I would like to see thow: I have some keywords with extra synonyms in it (for example a bird species with as synonym the latin name). In the flickr plugin those synonyms are exported as well; in the zenfolio version I have to place them manually (or make extra keywords in lightroom, which makes it a mess). Would be nice if they were exported automatically. Second, the flickr plugin also exports the location data (city etc), would be nice if the zenfolio plugin did that to.

Would that be possible? I will love you for it till the end of time ;-)

— comment by Caroline on May 18th, 2008 at 3:38pm JST (6 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

This is without a doubt the finest upload tool available for any program or service , thank you very much Mr. Friedl. I do have one feature for the wishlist and it’s a big one: the ability to replicate the folder structure of a Lightroom catalog automatically on Zenfolio using groups and galleries. Failing that, how about the ability to create multiple galleries automatically using folder or collection names? I’m an event photographer and have to categorize photos as finely as possible. The subsequent manual uploading of numerous individual galleries is one of the biggest logjams in my workflow. Should it be possible, such an ability would be absolutely invaluable. Keep up the excellent work!
PS. Any possibility of seeing this plugin for Aperture?

— comment by Steve on May 19th, 2008 at 2:22am JST (6 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Hi,

I have lightroom 1.4.1 and I cannot locate an updated plugin.
Is there a new plug in or do I have to go back to 1.3

thanks
Keith

— comment by Keith Dupont on May 22nd, 2008 at 4:05am JST (6 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Any ideas yet about the “An Internal Error Has Occurred: Win32 API error (unknown error — FormatMessageW failed) when calling HttpSendRequest from private_agHttpClient_post_L” ?

I have looked everywhere and used the registry settings that Alexander had on his site, but to no avail. I am using Vista and noticed that I get this error right off if I upload full size files – can;t finish the 1st file. I get through more photos being uploaded if I use a low resolution and file size, but still gives the error.

Is anyone sucessful in uploading full size images with this plugin, and if so what OS are you using. Any other tips appreciated.

Thanks!!

— comment by Shawn on May 27th, 2008 at 6:42am JST (6 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

I have noticed in your latest plug-in update for Zenfolio “20080523.44 zip” I am now getting a “lr.log” file placed on my desktop whenever I open Lightroom. The file is empty.

What is the purpose of the file and is there a way to de-activate the file creation?

I know I can just delete the file each time I use Lightroom from my desktop, but it does seem like an unecessary action.

Thank you for all the effort you have put into this plug-in. It works great.

David Brady

Sorry ’bout that… that was just laziness on my part. I’ve pushed a new version (20080606.45) that writes the log to the documents directory, and only does it when it actually has something important to write (which shouldn’t be anything for the Zenfolio plugin). —Jeffrey

— comment by David Brady on June 6th, 2008 at 12:04am JST (6 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Thanks for a great plugin!

I have however a problem that one person above reported before but it seams to remain. I use Mac with Lightroom 1.4 and the Zenfolio plugin. What happening is that each time I use the plugin to export two folders are created: “Exported from Lightroom” and “Previous export from Lightroom”. I have to go to Zenfolio.com, login and delete these two each time I had exported with the plugin. Can that be solved?

Thanks, Olof

Uncheck the “add to …. collection” options in the Zenfolio: Upload Management section of the export dialog. —Jeffrey

— comment by Olof on June 6th, 2008 at 2:16am JST (6 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey:

Got you revised plug-in “22080606.45″ regarding the lr.log file. Sorry to say, it is still writting the file to the desktop. You have to stay off that strong coffee. Looking forward to the revised- revised file.

Thanks again for all your effort and quick response.

David Brady

— comment by David Brady on June 6th, 2008 at 10:41pm JST (6 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink

I am also getting the same error others are reporting, using the version of the plugin downloaded today: “An Internal Error Has Occurred: Win32 API error (unknown error — FormatMessageW failed) when calling HttpSendRequest from private_agHttpClient_post_L”. In my case, I was trying to upload 25 images to a new gallery. The first one appeared to upload and the failure occurred after the upload.

Running Windows XP2 with all service packs applied on system with 3MB RAM.

The plugin_loader.log file says “06/16/2008 18:40:51 ERROR plugin ID info.regex.lightroom.export.zenfolio export task failed with error Win32 API error (unknown error — FormatMessageW failed) when calling HttpSendRequest from private_AgHttpClient_post_L” but nothing else that looks interesting.

Guy

— comment by Guy Scharf on June 17th, 2008 at 10:51am JST (6 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

I have been trying new style title and caption presets. I have tried modifying the standard and creating new presets. I place the word “title” in the title preset and “caption” in the caption preset. I have never been able to get a caption to appear on Zenfolio. If I used the standard interface the title and caption come out correctly on Zenfolio. I may be missing something. I have read the help. Any suggestions? Vista64.

— comment by Ron Whitaker on July 4th, 2008 at 9:00pm JST (6 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

I am getting an internal plugin error on 20080704.48

— comment by Ron Whitaker on July 4th, 2008 at 9:12pm JST (6 years, 4 months ago) comment permalink

“20080704.49 Oops, was sending the same text for both title and caption… now fixed. Really. (I think.)” It’s fixed for me, thank you for creating and maintaing this plugin.

— comment by Bruce McL on July 10th, 2008 at 5:46am JST (6 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

Discovered today when exporting text in the metadata field “caption” that the text is cut when using a “&” in the text. All letters after “&” is cut. I am using the old style view when exporting. Plugin version 20080704.49 with Lightroom 1.4 on Mac OS X.

Thanks, Olof

— comment by Olof on July 11th, 2008 at 3:03am JST (6 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink

Hello Jeffrey,

Thanks for the zenfolio plug-in. I am new to zenfolio, and still learning Lightroom (which I love!) I have begun to do more project oriented photography and event photography for other people, and am needing a simple way of publishing albums of photos where clients can order what they want directly, without my having to fulfill orders. After looking through several options, zenfolio looks the best, so I set up a trial account. Last night, I tried the first upload, using the export to zenfolio option (via your plug-in). I am using LR 1.3.1. In my first attempt, I inadvertently clicked the export button before having completed the information in the export window. As a result, the exporting began, and I had to click the red ‘X’ in the export progress window at top left to cancel the export. But the two commands (‘export’ and ‘cancel’ seemed to hang in some kind of limbo for a very long time. I came back later, and it appeared to be done, so I redid the export process, this time being careful not to hit whatever it was (return? space bar?) before I’d filled out all fields. When that was done, I clicked on the ‘export’ button, and the exporting began. There were 64 full size jpegs selected (average of 5 MB each, on the outside chance that the dance company I was photographing wants to order larger prints for publicity purposes.) The uploading took a very long time, and when it was completed, I went to my zenfolio account and found that the earlier upload appeared there as well. So there were 4 folders, two labeled as ‘exported from Lightroom’ and ‘previous export from Lightroom’, and two folders labeled with the album name I gave to the group I was uploading to. (Please excuse this long-winded explaination!) It was my intention at this point, to have one album, on my zenfolio site, period. I want to understand how to do this so that I can take advantage of the export from Lightroom feature, but end up with only the album I am saving to visible on the page. Here’s the question: will there always be one folder identified as ‘export from LR’, and a second identified by the album name I give it? All images appear in each album or folder. (The export from LR appears as a folder, and the album as an album. But each one appears to have all the photos! I went ahead and deleted the earlier album, but am trying to understand about the ‘export from LR’ folder is for, and what to do with it. They appear in both the edit view, and the visitor view.

There should be checkboxes in the Export Dialog that turn on/off the “exported from” and “previous export” collections, in the “Upload Management” section. I haven’t used the LR1.x version of the plugin in ages, but I know they’re there. —Jeffrey

— comment by Marti on February 21st, 2009 at 5:55am JST (5 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink
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