Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 5 software includes an extensive and powerful array of tools for managing, editing, and showcasing your images. Even better, Lightroom is highly extensible. Its plug-in architecture allows third-party developers to create a huge variety of software plug-ins that let you add new features and capabilities to the already rich Lightroom toolset.
Develop presets let you quickly apply a specific look or editing style to your images, and they can be easily shared. Choose from thousands of different looks created by developers and other Lightroom photographers. See more develop presets.
These plug-ins enable you to use the Lightroom export interface to send images to particular online photo sharing sites, social networking sites like Facebook, or even other applications, letting you instantly create a Gmail e-mail with one of your photos attached, for example. Explore export plug-ins.
Easily generate a complete inventory of all uploaded photos when you export or publish from Lightroom. Export List supports multiple output formats, such as plain text, HTML, and CSV. HTML output provides easily customizable grouping by keywords or any metadata field.
This add-on for any export or publish service can strip/retain specific image metadata in exported copies. It can be useful to protect privacy (by removing location and camera-serial data), hide the photo's edit history, and reduce bandwidth requirements.
LR/Enfuse provides a convenient interface onto the open source Enfuse application, which provides excellent blending of multiple exposures of the same scene into one final image. Simply select the images that need blending together and choose Blend Exposures Using LR/Enfuse from the File menu.
Use this add-on for any export, creating a snapshot of each image's develop settings with each export so you can later revert to exactly the same settings. It's like a develop settings backup.
LR/Mogrify 2 is a post-process plug-in that embellishes your images as they are exported. Add borders, watermarks, and text annotations. It can also produce JPEG images that are compressed to no larger than a required file size.
Publish plug-ins let you upload images to online photo sharing sites such as Flickr® and Facebook directly from within the Lightroom Library. Stay tuned as new publish plug-ins are developed.
Publish and export photos from Lightroom to your blog running the NextGEN Gallery for WordPress. Manage albums and easily create blog posts or blog pages for new galleries, all within Lightroom.
LR/Blog is a plug-in that allows you to export your images directly to your blog. Version 1.70 has been tested with WordPress (3.2), NextGEN (1.9.0), and Blogger (hosted blogs only). With LR/Blog you can also create new posts for your images using an advanced templating system.
Export-to-Zenfolio by Jeffrey Friedl is a plug-in for Lightroom that allows to integrate Zenfolio into your digital processing workflow. The plug-in offers direct upload to Zenfolio with a variety of powerful configuration options.
Many stunning templates and styles are available as plug-ins that expand the number and variety of HTML and Adobe Flash® Player compatible web galleries that you can create in the Lightroom Web Module.
LRB Exhibition is a website creation plug-in for photographers that features up to seven slide show galleries, about and contact pages, custom pages, the capacity for large images up to 1200px, and more.
TTG offers a range of plugins for Lightroom's Web module, allowing users to create standalone galleries or complete websites using the largest, most robust and flexible set of Web creation plugins currently available for Lightroom. Creates galleries, pages and even a blog theme using HTML5 and mobile-friendly practices, with features including e-commerce, client proofing, password protected galleries, gallery indexing, and completely customizable design. A dedicated support forum is available.
Impact WSPP can be used to generate an entire website to showcase your work. Instead of a single gallery, you can create a complete web presence that includes a structured hierarchy of galleries.
Make it even easier to get your photography tasks done quickly with plug-ins for many specialized jobs and specific steps in your workflow.
The TPG LR Backup plug-in gives you peace of mind by simplifying backing up your Lightroom environment. It allows you to automatically back up the configuration files of Lightroom, and manage catalog backups, from within Lightroom itself.
Tag images within your Lightroom Library with location information using this plug-in, which supports several methods of adding geoencoding data to photos, including a GPS tracklog, raw/latitude/longitude, and Yahoo/Google map URL.
Bulk Develop allows you to apply develop settings in bulk, tailored to each photo based upon the ISO sensitivity at which it was taken. This is a very useful part of an import workflow for those with high-ISO shots.
External editing plug-ins
While Lightroom provides extensive and powerful image editing controls, you can use external editing plug-ins to gain access to additional tools and techniques or perform highly specialized editing tasks.
Alien Skin Software makes a variety of tools compatible with Lightroom, including Exposure for film looks, Blow Up for resizing, Snap Art for natural media, and Bokeh for creative focus.
Nik Software produces award-winning technology and software products for digital photography, including U Point® technology, Dfine®, Viveza®, Color Efex Pro™, Silver Efex Pro™, and Sharpener Pro™ software. All of these titles are available in versions for Lightroom that allow tight integration with your Lightroom workflow.
Take creative control over your digital images to create stunning memories. The Topaz Lightroom plug-ins feature a set of easy-to-use tools for color and exposure, HDR effects, detail adjustments, noise reduction, digital art, masking and extraction, smoothing and texture control, sharpening, bokeh and much more.