Lightroom Extras

Plugins and other tools to enhance Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 and above.

 

Lightroom Plugins

Elemental plugin

Helps Photoshop Elements version 6 onwards to work seamlessly with Lightroom, similarly to the native integration between Lightroom and Photoshop.  Enables Lightroom to launch Photoshop Elements directly into photo merge (panoramas), open photos as layers, create smart objects, and start various features with a single click.

Export Backup plugin Adds a post-process action to backup rendered images generated during an export.  These are discarded for many export services.
LR Backup plugin Allows you to backup Lightroom’s configuration files, and compress catalog backups, from within Lightroom itself.
Metadata Panels plugin Extends the Metadata section within Lightroom’s Library module with 8 new pre-defined metadata layouts (tagsets). These help users focus on the important metadata when performing key tasks such as managing copyright and model releases for their digital assets.
Snapshotter plugin
(LR3 and above)
Creates snapshots of the current develop settings for all selected photos in a single step.    Snapshots capture a permanent record of an image’s current develop settings and can be accessed from the Snapshots panel on the left hand side of the Develop module.
Test Harness plugin Helps Lightroom plugin developers by providing menu items to execute and generate standalone plugins from LUA scripts.

 

Lightroom Scripts

LRRelaunch script

Helps users quickly relaunch Lightroom with the current catalog. Particularly useful for Lightroom plugin or web gallery developers and anyone who encounters performance issues that can be worked around by restarting Lightroom.

 

Miscellaneous

TTG Client Script Converts TTG Client Response Gallery, TTG Highslide Gallery and TTG Highslide Gallery Pro gallery selection emails into smart collections that can be imported into Lightroom.

 

Plugin Installation

To install a plugin:

  1. Download the plugin’s zip file.
  2. Copy the zip file where you want the plugin to permanently reside, then unzip the file.  This should create a sub-directory called .lrplugin.
  3. Open Lightroom, then select the File -> Plugin Manager menu option.
  4. Press the Add button, select the .lrplugin directory created in step 2, then press OK.
  5. The plugin is now installed and enabled.  Press Done.