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How do I install or update the Lightroom plugin?

Updated: 05/20/2015

Ready to make your workflow even easier with SmugMug’s Lightroom plug-in? We’ve got the full details below on how to install and update it.

If you’re updating an existing version of our plug-in, you’ll first want to quit Lightroom before proceeding with your installation method of choice.

Make sure your plug-in is up to date! Neither Adobe nor SmugMug supports the older versions of our plug-in, and we don’t want your experience to degrade in any way. The latest version auto-updates and should keep your workflow running smoothly without worry.

Install with Creative Cloud (LR CC and LR6)

  1. Grab the Creative Cloud App Manager and install it if it isn’t already on your machine.
  2. Turn on “Files Sync” when you've installed Creative Cloud so plug-ins will be automatically synced.
  3. Install the SmugMug plug-in.
  4. You’re done! Restart Lightroom CC and have fun editing your photos.

Install Manually (LR6 and Earlier)

The usual installation locations are normally hidden in both Mac OS X and Windows, so you’ll need to make them visible:
  1. Download the latest version of the plugin HERE.
  2. Unzip the plugin file.
  3. Move SmugMug.lrplugin to your desired folder, replacing your-username with, well, your username.

    Recommended Locations
  • Mac OSX: /Users/your-username/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Modules
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Users\your-username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom\Modules
  • Windows XP: C:\Documents and Users\your-username\Application Data\Adobe\Lightroom\Modules
  1. To make these locations visible, use these instructions for Mac OSX or Windows. You might need to create the Modules folder for a first-time installation.
Now that you’ve got the plug-in, let’s help Lightroom find and install it:
  1. Start Lightroom.
  2. Select File > Plug-in Manager.

  3. Click the Add button.

  4. Browse to the folder where you saved the plugin and select it. Then click Add Plug-in.

  5. The plugin should show that it's Installed and Running. Click "Done," and you're set.

Happy editing!