Jeffrey’s “Timelapse Support” Lightroom Plugin

This plugin for Adobe Lightroom Classic allows you to fade develop settings across timelapse photos, and to deinterlace a set of photos taken round-robin among a set number of locations (e.g. with a motion controller such as a camBLOCK).

Fading Develop Settings

For the fading of develop settings, Elysia Visuals' Ramper Pro XMP data can be used, when available, to ensure flicker-free timelapses.

After selecting the photos you want to work with, invoke File > Plugin Extras > Fade Develop Settings to bring up a dialog.

Deinterlace Round-Robin Sequences

To deinterlace a set of photos, select them all and invoke File > Plugin Extras > Deinterlace Photos. After specifying the number of positions in which photos were taken, and the prefix to use for collection names, the plugin will create a collection per position an put every Nth photo into it.

This plugin works in Lightroom Classic, and older versions as far back as Lightroom 4 (though some features depend on the version of Lightroom).

The same download works for both Windows and Mac. See the box to the upper right for the download link (in orange) and installation instructions.


This plugin is distributed as “donationware”. I have chosen to make it available for free — everyone can use it forever, without cost of any kind — but unless registered, its functionality is somewhat reduced after six weeks. Registration is done via PayPal, and if you choose to register, it costs the minimum 1-cent PayPal fee; any amount you'd like to add beyond PayPal's sliding fees as a gift to me is completely optional, and completely appreciated.

For details, see my blog post titled Lightroom Plugin Development: Now With Added Encouragement. If you're interested in how I picked up a plugin-development hobby like this, see My Long Path To Lightroom Plugin Development.

Version History
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20231015.19 Updates to support the new Process Version 6.

Minor update to ensure that temporary develop files don't remain lying around.


Whack-a-mole with PayPal's random changes.


Warn when PayPal seems to have given a bogus code in the web-confirmation page.

working around 'constant table overflow' error


Updates for Lr10

Work around a Windows bug related to canceling out of the registration dialog.


Added support for the Texture and Dehaze sliders.


Added some extra debug logging to note whether the plugin is enabled.


Updates for Lr9 (Lightroom Classic CC Version 9).


Updates for Lr8 (Lightroom Classic CC Version 8).

Clicking on the version number in the Plugin Manager now copies version info to the clipboard


Oops, more Lr7 stuff.


Oops, more Lr7 stuff.


Updates for Lightroom 7


Try to avoid yet another place where Lightroom gets hung because it can't handle certain kinds of dialogs at the same time.

20150603.6 Added Saturation to the Develop items that can be faded. Internationalized some of the labels.
20150420.5 Added Tone Curve and Defringe to the Develop items that can be faded.

Error would pop up if excluding Exposure from Develop fading.


In the POODLE-vunerability dialog, display a raw URL of a page on my site that discusses the issue, so that folks can be independently sure that the dialog is indeed from me and not malware.

20141216.2 Added the deinterlace-photos function
20141209.1 Initial release

All 4 comments so far, oldest first...

Hi Jeffrey, nice plugin. Ramping is great! Can you also put together a lightroom deflicker module? Maybe something similar to what David Milligan tried to do here:

Unfortunately, I cannot get his script to work in later versions of LR (5.6).


I took a quick look at it… it’s specifically designed to work only in Lr6 and later. You might consider upgrading to Lr6, or ask him why it won’t work on Lr5. Or, just give it a try in Lr5 by updating the “Info.lua” file… look for a line like LrSdkMinimumVersion = 6.0 and change the 6 to a 5. If the plugin uses something new in Lr6 not present in Lr5, it will fail in perhaps unpredictable ways. Not a lot changed, so you might get lucky. —Jeffrey

— comment by BW on August 9th, 2016 at 7:46am JST (7 years, 11 months ago) comment permalink

Hey, I can see this comment section is quite poor for the efforts the Author makes, mostly for no money.
I love the plugin, it works like charm! I’m planning on making timelapses in the future and this script will help me a ton. I was actually asking for such a feature on Adobe forum last year but apparently no one knew your work and now I stumbled upon it just by accident. I like this kind of accidents 😀
Anyway, I’ll surely make a donation once I start doing my timelapses and I encourage others to do the same.

— comment by Michal on November 9th, 2020 at 4:46am JST (3 years, 8 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey

Do you have a plugin that allows for the changing of vignetting based on ISO or EV? I shoot lots of timelapses in HDR and if the scene is low contrast, I end up with bad vignetting on the images even though I apply an auto lens profile. What I would like to be able to do is based on EV & camera/lens combo, apply a specific vignette or other develop related settings. I know that you have a plugin that does some of this based on ISO but doesn’t appear to include vignetting. As an example I would apply 100 vignette to a 0 EV image, 50 for +2 EV, 125 for -2 EV.

Still using your plugins on a daily basis, I couldn’t leave without Extended Search and Data Explorer.

No, sorry, this is something that the lens profile should properly handle. You can make your own lens profiles with Adobe’s tools. —Jeffrey

— comment by Jacques Giraud on January 19th, 2021 at 8:29am JST (3 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey,

I have the following problem: I am planning to create a time-lapse from a set of photos. However, the photos are taken during sunrise, and the brightness increases as the sun is rising, as my exposure was fixed during shooting. I would like to correct the exposure for the pictures, but basically I need to have them all consistently exposed.

Lets say the first picture starts with exposure ‘1’, the last picture has exposure ‘0’ and all pictures in between are adjusted linearly between 0 and 1 in order for a smooth reduction in brightness

I tried with the ‘auto’ correction in Lightroom, but there is too much variation across the pictures in the exposure after applying this setting.

So now, I would like to know if your plugin can help with this?

Yes, that’s exactly what it does. It’s free, so give it a try. —Jeffrey

— comment by Tibor Banach on March 3rd, 2022 at 1:24pm JST (2 years, 5 months ago) comment permalink
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