Sneak Peek: New Lightroom Plugin
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For the last month or so I've been working on a new Lightroom plugin that allows one to edit metadata-viewer presets (that is, to adjust to their liking the list of photo-info items that Lightroom displays; an in-Lightroom version of the web-based preset editor that I built a couple of years ago).

What the plugin does is simple, but building the UI (user interaction) has proven to be the most difficult among all the plugins I've done, by far. It's been driving me batty.

So, I'm shoving it out as a beta before it drives me completely crazy. Here it is, long name and all: Jeffrey's Metadata-Viewer Preset Editor Lightroom Plugin

It's a beta, and it expires in a month because I don't want to leave beta versions lying around. I'll certainly push out new versions before then.

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Hi Jeffrey,

First off all I like your blog very much and appreciate all the effort you put in the LR plug-ins.

I installed this plug-in in Lightroom running in a virtual PC. Normally LR performs good on this. Your plug-in is very slow.

What I understand from your old plug-in and from the material on is that the end result is a plain text file (.lrtemplate or .lua) with the right columns.

My question is: is a LR plug-in the right solution for this? Is it not much easier to make a little standalone program (or a website) that takes in the requested information and that generates an output file (.lrtemplate) or lua file like
When linked to the SQLite database all the needed information could be easely retrieved.
The little program, this could even place the output file in the right directory. Personaly I like the .lrtemplate solution best. The way your “Viewer Preset Builder” works best. solution makes a Lua file and I don’t like all those different plug-ins.

I hope this helps or makes it worse????


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— comment by Dick on March 31st, 2009 at 11:35pm JST (15 years, 3 months ago) comment permalink


Like many others, I am extremely appreciative of the work you have done to make all our lives easier in uploading from Lightroom directly to Flickr and Smugmug and other places.

Of late, though, I’m noticing that when I use your Lightroom plugin to upload directly to Flickr, the images that show up there are quite desaturated. (Of course I am uploading them as sRGB.) … I don’t get this problem after editing images in Photoshop and then uploading to Flickr directly, but obviously I want to keep being able to upload directly from LIghtroom to FLickr with your wonderful too.

I use Firefox and an Intel MacBook Pro.

I’ve searched Flickr and your blog for help with this issue, but have not been able to find an answer. Thanks so much for any time you might have to reply.



— comment by john curley on April 9th, 2009 at 5:16am JST (15 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink
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