Topic: Lightroom

So you want to upload from Lightroom…?

If you’re sick and tired of first having to output the JPEGs at the right size etc. from Lightroom, and then using whatever random tool is out there to upload to flickr, smugmug, zenfolio, etc., then there is hope for you thanks to Jeffrey Friedl:

There you will find numerous very well crafted plugins to Lightroom to upload from Lightroom’s “export” function.

Not only do these plugins take care of uploads, but they can also plug in things like “keywords”, “groups”, and other useful meta-data. They’re also remarkably bug free for a 1 person endeavor.

Highly recommended. Now if he just made a “” uploader!

Handy Lightroom to Flickr plugin

If you use Lightroom and Flickr you ought to check out this plugin:

It is a very handy tool that allows you to upload from Lightroom directly to Flickr via the Lightroom “Export” command. Not only can it get the images to Flickr, it can add them to sets, export the EXIF data into Flickr fields, and can set browsing permissions.

Other than an occasional bug that is the fault of the Lightroom Export SDK, the plugin works flawlessly and is very simple to use. It is also updated regularly.

If you use other services like Picasa Web, SmugMug, etc. the developer has created other plugins for them as well. See the links on this page:

Definitely worth checking out. The author was an official “Beta-Tester” for the Lightroom SDK, so he seems to know what he’s doing.