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LR file upload via FTP

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Dec 16, 2009 22:15 |  #1

How can I select a single file to export directly from the library to the web?

This works fairly easily in Aperture, but am struggling in LR. In Aperature I have a a plug in that holds my server information and reduces, renames and exports the image to the site.

All I can find in LR is the ability to upload a web page it created. I need ot just send a single file. (so I can link ot it here and display it).

I did some searches, but could be here for days trying to find the answer....any help would be appreciated.



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Dec 16, 2009 23:27 |  #2


Uploading directly to the Web has to be done by third-party developers throught plug-ins that are used with the Export dialog. LR2 has a pretty limited number of them, although I don't have LR2 (I'm testing out LR3, which has a pre-installed plug-in for Flickr).

So, there may or may not be a plug-in for exactly what you want, but you can connect to the Plug-in Exchange for Lightoom by either pushing the button in the Export dialog or going directly here: …ductHome&exc=25​&loc=en_us (external link)

Now, as to how to use the plug-ins, I don't know because I never use Flickr, but some who do or who run Mogrify could tell you how to connect with a plug-in.

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Dec 17, 2009 02:25 |  #3

If you download the SDK zip, there's a sample FTP plugin in there which you can use without needing to know any coding.

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