Email photos from Lightroom

Lightroom allows you to create email messages and send photos to people using your default email application. You can also use an Internet email provider such as Gmail.

Send photos as email attachments

  1. In the Grid view of the Library module or in the Filmstrip, select one or more files that you want to share via email. Selected files can be photos or videos.

  2. Choose File > Email Photo.

    Lightroom recognizes your default email application and creates a message for you to send, with your selected file or files as attachments.

    Note:

    Select Include Caption Metadata As A Description Label to send caption metadata with the photo in the body of the email.

  3. In the email message window, enter one or more email addresses and a subject line.

  4. (Optional) To change the email application that sends the message, click the From pop-up menu and choose a different email application.

  5. Click the Preset button and choose a size for the attached photo or photos.

  6. Click Send.

    The email message opens in your email application.

  7. Add a message if desired, and then click Send.

Configure email account settings for Lightroom

  1. In any module except the Book module, choose File > Email Photo.

  2. Click the From pop-up menu and choose Go To Email Account Manager.

    • To add an email account click Add. Enter a descriptive Account Name, and choose a Service Provider from the list.

    • To delete an email account, select it from the list in the left column and click Remove.

Outgoing Server Settings

For common service providers, such as Gmail, Lightroom automatically adds SMTP server and port settings, as well as the security and authentication options. For more information about specifying these settings, contact your email service provider or see the provider’s website.

Credential Settings

Enter your email address and password, and then click Validate to confirm your settings.

Publish from Lightroom to Facebook

The Publish Services panel in the Library module allows you to send photos directly from Lightroom to Facebook. First, establish a connection between Facebook and Lightroom, then create a publish collection of photos to publish. Finally, upload the photos.

Video tutorial: Share photos on Facebook

Create a Facebook connection

The Publish Services connection allows Lightroom to communicate with your Facebook account.

  1. In the Publish Services panel on the left side of the Library module, click the Facebook connection Set Up button.
    Lightroom Publish Services panel
    The Publish Services panel

  2. In the Lightroom Publishing Manager dialog box, look under Facebook Account and click Authorize On Facebook.
  3. Follow the prompts to allow Facebook to communicate with Lightroom.
  4. Specify additional export options in the Publishing Manager:

    Publish Service

    A description that appears next to the connection name in the Publish Services panel.

    Facebook Album

    Choose a Facebook album to which you want to upload.

    Facebook Title

    Set photo titles using a photo’s filename, IPTC Title metadata, or Leave Blank. Choose the preferred behavior when updating photos: Replace Existing Title or Leave Existing Title.

    Note:

    For information on File Naming, File Settings, Image Sizing, and other export options, see Export files to disk or CD.

  5. (Optional) To change your Facebook connection settings at any time, click the + button at the top of the Publish Services panel and choose Facebook > Edit Settings.

Add and manage photos in a Facebook collection

Photos that you want to upload to Facebook are managed in a Facebook publish collection.

  1. To create a collection of photos to export to Facebook, right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) the Facebook connection in the Publish Services panel and choose one of the following:

    Create Collection

    A collection of any photos you choose. Give the collection a Name, indicate if you want to include selected photos, and choose or create a Facebook album to upload to.

    Create Smart Collection

    A collection of photos based on rules you define. See Work with smart collections. Give the smart collection a Name and choose or create a Facebook album to upload to.

  2. For a regular Facebook collection , drag photos from the Grid view to the collection in the Publish Services panel. If you create a smart collection , the photos that match your rules appear in the collection.
  3. To manage your Facebook collections, do any of the following:
    • To edit, rename, or delete a collection, right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) it in the Publish Services panel and choose Edit Collection, Rename, or Delete.

    • To remove an unpublished photo from a regular collection, select it in the publish collection and press Delete.

    • To add or remove photos in a smart collection, change the rules for the smart collection.

    • To view the photos in a collection, select the collection in the Publish Services panel. The photos are organized in the following categories, or queues, in the image display area:

      New Photos To Publish

      Photos that have not been published.

      Modified Photos To Republish

      Photos that were edited in the Library or Develop module after they were exported.

      Published Photos

      Photos that have not been modified since they were published.

      Deleted Photos To Remove

      When you press Delete to remove previously-exported photos from a collection, Lightroom marks them as Deleted Photos To Remove. They are removed from the collection in Lightroom the next time you click Publish; you must remove them from Facebook using your browser on the Facebook website.

Upload to Facebook

Photos waiting to be published appear in one of two queues: New Photos To Publish or Modified Photos To Republish. Lightroom uploads everything in both queues when you publish a collection.

  1. To publish to Facebook, do one of the following:
    • Select a Facebook collection in the Publish Services panel and click Publish.

    • Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) a Facebook collection and choose Publish Now.

  2. If prompted, click Replace to update published photos with newer versions.

Note:

If you experience problems uploading to Facebook using the Publish Services panel, make sure you are using the latest update: In Lightroom, choose Help > Check For Updates. Also, see the Facebook Help Center topic Uploading Photos & Profile Pictures for restrictions on photos and albums. For example, albums cannot include more than 200 photos.

Publish from Lightroom to Flickr

The Publish Services panel in the Library module allows you to send photos directly from Lightroom to Flickr. First, establish a connection between Flickr and Lightroom, then create a publish collection of photos to publish. Finally, upload the photos. You can also make and view Flickr comments in the Comments panel in the Library module of Lightroom.

Create a Flickr connection

The Publish Services connection allows Lightroom to communicate with your Flickr account.

  1. In the Publish Services panel on the left side of the Library module, click the Flickr connection Set Up button.
    Lightroom Publish Services panel
    The Publish Services panel

  2. In the Lightroom Publishing Manager dialog box, look under Flickr Account and click Log In.
  3. Follow the prompts to allow Flickr to communicate with Lightroom.
  4. Specify additional export options in the Publishing Manager:

    Publish Service

    A description that appears next to the connection name in the Publish Services panel.

    Flickr Title

    Set photo titles using a photo’s filename, IPTC Title metadata, or Leave Blank. Choose the preferred behavior when updating photos: Replace Existing Title or Leave Existing Title.

    Note:

    For information on File Naming, File Settings, Image Sizing, and other options, see Export files to disk or CD.

  5. (Optional) To change your Flickr connection settings at any time, click the + button at the top of the Publish Services panel and choose Flickr > Edit Settings.

Add and manage photos in a Flickr photoset

Photos that you want to upload to Flickr are managed in a publish collection, also called a photoset.

  1. To create a Flickr photoset, right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) the Flickr connection in the Publish Services panel and choose one of the following:

    Create Photoset

    A collection or set of any photos that you choose that resides in your Flickr Photostream.

    Create Smart Photoset

    A photoset based on rules that you define. See Work with smart collections.

  2. For a regular photoset , drag photos from the Grid view to the Flickr photoset in the Publish Services panel. If you create a smart photoset , the photos that match your rules appear in the collection.
  3. To manage your Flickr photosets, do any of the following:
    • To edit, rename, or delete a photoset, right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) it in the Publish Services panel and choose Edit Collection, Rename, or Delete.

    • To remove an unpublished photo from a regular photoset, select it in the photoset and press Delete.

    • To add or remove photos in a smart photoset, change the rules of the smart photoset.

    • To view the photos in a photoset, select the photoset in the Publish Services panel. The photos are organized in the following categories, or queues, in the image display area:

      New Photos To Publish

      Photos that have not been exported.

      Modified Photos To Republish

      Photos that were edited in the Library or Develop module after they were exported.

      Published Photos

      Photos that have not been modified since they were exported.

      Deleted Photos To Remove

      When you press Delete to remove published photos from a photoset, Lightroom marks them as Deleted Photos To Remove. They are removed from the photoset in Lightroom and from Flickr the next time you click Publish.

Upload to Flickr

Photos waiting to be published appear in one of two queues: New Photos To Publish or Modified Photos To Republish. Lightroom uploads everything in both queues when you publish a photoset.

  1. To publish photos to Flickr, do one of the following:
    • Select a photoset and click Publish.

    • Right-click (Windows) or Control-click (Mac OS) a photoset and choose Publish Now.

  2. If prompted, click Replace to update published photos with newer versions.

Note:

If you experience problems uploading to Flickr using the Publish Services panel, make sure you are using the latest update: In Lightroom, choose Help > Check For Updates.

Publish from Lightroom to Adobe Stock

Introduced in Lightroom CC 2015.7

The Publish Services panel in the Library module allows you to send photos directly from Lightroom to Adobe Stock. Use your existing Creative Cloud account credentials to establish a connection between Adobe Stock Contributor portal (https://contributor.stock.adobe.com/) and Lightroom, then drag photos from the Grid view to the Adobe Stock photoset in the Publish Services panel. Finally, publish the photos from Lightroom.

Now, you can go to the Adobe Stock Contributor portal to tag the uploaded images and submit them to Adobe Stock for moderation. Adobe Stock Contributor portal automatically extracts the Lightroom Keywords associated with your images and displays them as tagged Keywords. For more details, see Adobe Stock | Contributor FAQ.

Set up the Adobe Stock publishing service

Adobe Stock Publish plugin in Lightroom

Setting up the Adobe Stock publishing service establishes a link between the Adobe Stock Contributor portal and Lightroom.

  1. In the Publish Services panel on the left side of the Library module, click the Adobe Stock connection Set Up button.

  2. In the Lightroom Publishing Manager dialog box, look under Adobe Stock.

  3. Specify the settings in the Lightroom Publishing Manager:

    Publish Service

    A description that appears next to the connection name in the Publish Services panel.

    Adobe Stock Account

    Select the first link. When you set up the publishing service for the first time, it takes you through an on-boarding sequence. Log in using your existing Creative Cloud credentials.

    Note:

    For information on Adobe Stock account creation, see  Adobe Stock Contributor | Get started.

  4. After completing the on-boarding process, ensure that you select Save in the dialog.

  5. (Optional) To change your Adobe Stock connection settings at any time, click the + button at the top of the Publish Services panel and choose Adobe Stock > Edit Settings.

Add and manage photos in the Submit to Adobe Stock collection

Photos that you want to upload to Adobe Stock should be added to the Published collection. The default name of this collection is Submit to Adobe Stock.

  1. To add photos, do one of the following:

    • Set the Adobe Stock collection in the Publish Services panel as the Target collection
      1. Right-click / command-click the Adobe Stock collection, and then click Set as Target Collection.
      2. To add a file to the queue of files ready to be published:
        • Press B, or,
        • Right-click/command-click a file, and then click  
    • Drag photos from the Grid view to the Adobe Stock Published collection in the Publish Services panel.
  2. To manage your Adobe Stock collection:

    • To rename the collection, double-click the collection in the Publish Services panel and type a new name. The default name of the collection is Submit to Adobe Stock.

    • To remove a photo from the collection, right-click the photo, and select Remove from Collection.

    • To view the photos in a collection, select the photoset in the Publish Services panel. The photos are organized in the following categories, or queues, in the image display area:

    New Photos To Publish

    Photos that have not been published to Adobe Stock.

    Published Photos

    Photos that have not been modified since they were previously published.

    Deleted Photos To Remove

    When you press Delete to remove previously published photos, Lightroom marks them as Deleted Photos To Remove. They are removed from the collection in the Publishing Services panel in Lightroom. However, the deleted photos aren't automatically removed from the Adobe Stock Contributor portal — you need to remove them manually.  

Upload to Adobe Stock

Photos waiting to be published appear in the New Photos To Publish queue. When you click Publish, Lightroom uploads everything in this queue to your Adobe Stock Contributor portal's New section.

Note:

Make sure that the selection of images you want to upload to Adobe Stock meets the Technical requirements for photos.

If your selection contains images that do not meet these file specifications, Lightroom displays the errors in the Unable To Upload All Assets dialog. To continue, remove the non confirming images from your selection and publish again.

  1. To publish photos to Adobe Stock, do one of the following:

    • Right-click / command-click the collection in the Publishing Services panel, and then select Publish Now.

    • Click the Publish button below the module buttons (above the image display area).

  2. When the upload completes successfully, Lightroom displays the Image(s) successfully Uploaded dialog.

    You can click Continue To Adobe Stock link in this dialog to continue to the Adobe Stock Contributor portal.

    See Adobe Stock | Upload and manage content for more details.

  3. Visit https://contributor.stock.adobe.com/ to finalize your submission.

    On the Uploads page in the Adobe Stock Contributor portal, select your uploaded image and add the title, category, and keywords. Lightroom Keywords associated with your images automatically appear in the Keyword section. You can review and edit these keywords.

    Note:

    If you choose answer to the question Does your file show recognizable people and/or property? as Yes, you need to upload a model release or a property release. If you already have an existing release, you can search for it and select from a list of previously uploaded releases.

    To create a new release, click Create A New Release  > Download template to download the release and, when completed, upload it as a .JPEG file.

  4. After you fill in all the requested fields for the title, keyword section, and category, click Save and then Submit to have Adobe review your photo.

    Note:

    When submitting your photo for the first time, you need to upload a proof of your identity, e.g., a .JPEG file of your driving license or passport.

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