Export plug-ins

Lightroom supports plug-ins from third parties that add functionality to the Export dialog box. Plug-ins are available, for example, to enable you to upload exported photos directly to photo-sharing websites such as Facebook or Flickr. Depending on what third-party plug-ins you have installed, different options may be available in the Export dialog box. Check with the plug-in developer for support or documentation for their software.

Plug-ins located in the following folders are automatically loaded by Lightroom and can be enabled and disabled by the Plug-In Manager, but not removed:

  • Mac OS: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Modules

  • Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Adobe\Lightroom\Modules

  • Windows Vista: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom\Modules

For documentation on the Lightroom SDK, visit www.adobe.com/go/devnet.

To download a variety of Lightroom export plug-ins, visit www.adobe.com/go/exchange.

Manage export plug-ins

  1. Choose File > Plug-In Manager or click the Plug-In Manager button in the lower-left corner of the Export dialog box.

    The Lightroom Plug-In Manager dialog box lists installed plug-ins in the left panel.

  2. Do any of the following:
    • Select a plug-in from the left panel to view information about it in the main panel.

    • To add a plug-in to Lightroom, click the Add button. Navigate to the plug-in, select it, and then click Add Plug-In.

    • To remove a plug-in from Lightroom, select it from the left panel and then click Remove.

    • Click Plug-In Exchange to go to the Adobe website and search for plug-ins.

  3. Click Done to close the Lightroom Plug-In Manager and return to the Export dialog box.