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How do I install or update the Lightroom plugin?

Updated: 07/16/2015

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!

Release Notes

 

Version 2.3.1.0

  • fix bug with Feature image not getting set on advanced album dialog
  • remove support for Password and PasswordHint from Quick Settings
  • fix cornercase with transparent PNGs getting exported as JPEGs without transparency

Version 2.3.0.0

  • rewrite code to read files for uploading to resolve issue with SDK call that was failing for large videos
  • implement "Bulk Download" gallery options

Version 2.2.9.0

  • update Album setting defaults
  • update default Upload limits
  • fix bug where synonyms were removed when "Remove Person Info" was selected
  • fix issue with duplicate oauth_nonce being created when publishing more than one gallery at the same time

Version 2.2.8.0

  • fix bug with face tags not being removed for republishes when "Remove Person Info" was selected

Version 2.2.7.0

  • fix bug which resulted in some files not being uploaded

Version 2.2.6.0

  • fix compatibility issues with LR6
  • fix incorrect grammar on Password Hint field
  • fix disabled Password and Password Hint fields on Quick Settings dialog
  • handle unexpected response on upload failure

Version 2.2.5.0

  • improve handling of expired accounts

Version 2.2.4.0

  • fix cornercases which may prevent galleries or folders from being created on SmugMug

Version 2.2.3.0

  • minor bug fix

Version 2.2.2.0

  • add support for Private Sharing
  • refactor storage of local Preferences

Version 2.2.1.0

  • Remove "A security vulnerability was fixed" dialog

Version 2.2.0.0

  • add code to attempt to automatically fix the SSLv3 POODLE vulnerability on Windows
  • fix bug with revoked tokens not showing the correct status
  • improve image syncing with LR Smart Galleries
  • allow new galleries or folders to connect to existing object on SmugMug when the Custom URL is the same
  • in-app upgrade enhancements: improve logging, copy plugin to recommended location on read-only folder (Mac only)

Version 2.1.10.0

  • first auto-installable version for the Adobe Exchange

Version 2.1.9.0

  • add code to handle nickname changes more gracefully
  • fix cornercases for oauth_timestamp refused on OAuth flow endpoints
  • minor enhancement to photo digest generation

Version 2.1.8.0

  • use a different method to determine Legacy status
  • add automatic correction for oauth_timestamp on uploads
  • add an option to include filenames as a keyword on upload
  • fix a bug that prevented accounts from authorizing
  • fix cornercase that deals with modified images that need to be reuploaded
  • add error handling for images over the megapixel limit

Version 2.1.7.0

  • prompt users to resync their hierarchy on 404s during gallery/folder creation
  • fix cornercase where galleries may have legacy settings
  • fix minor image sync bug when searching on filename only
  • fix potential issue with keyword export when "Write Keywords as Lightroom Hierarchy" is not selected
  • fix issue with metadata that was causing "Assertion failed" during image syncing
  • migrate remaining legacy API calls to v2
  • tweak the image sync ranking algorithm
  • fix cornercase for image syncing with Canon 9000F

Version 2.1.6.0

  • CC compatible release (installs to $userdatafolder/Adobe/Lightroom/Modules)
  • moved to use SSL for all API v2 requests
  • fix issue with video to small to render error being displayed erroneously
  • fix issue with reading API responses under error conditions
  • fix minor bug with experimental image sync
  • fix bug where "Show on SmugMug" displayed the origin album for a collected or smart gallery image
  • fix issue with single multi-word keywords on replaces being split into multiple words

Version 2.1.5.0 

  • fix cornercase with photo digest generation 
  • fix issue with API response being too large during image syncing 
  • show progress dialog earlier during image syncing

Version 2.1.4.1 

  • bug fix for LR3 users getting an error when creating/editing a gallery

Version 2.1.4.0 

  • fix minor bug for schema revision on upgrading from old API to new 
  • Hierarchy syncing enhancement for folders

Version 2.1.3.0 

  • fix Windows compatibility issues with gallery feature image selection (LR4 and LR5 only) 
  • Allow selection of unpublished images as feature image 
  • Automatic plugin update improvements

Version 2.1.2.0 

  • add ability to set Feature Image for Galleries (LR4 and LR5 only) 
  • Remove "Sync before Edit" option and make that the default option

Version 2.1.1.0 

  • fix error "attempt to index field 'pluginContext' (a nil value)" 
  • fix image sync issue with NIKON cameras 
  • change privacy setting names to reflect website 
  • fix issue where stale album data may be overwritten locally in LR

Version 2.1.0.0 

  • fix quicksetting privacy issue 
  • fix unsharp defaults 
  • add metadata trigger for IPTC headline 
  • add fallback support for IPTC headline when title is empty

Version 2.0.9.0 

  • added support for creating/editing/removing quicksettings 
  • added support for editing/removing printmarks and watermarks 
  • fixed issue where an error message was disabled when a comment was attempted to be added to an image in a gallery with comments disabled 
  • readded "Rename" functionality for LR3 and LR4, due to an issue with the LR SDK 
  • refactored hierarchy sync to use a single API call at each level of hierarchy, rather than two 
  • fixed image sync issue for Canon CanoScan 9000F 
  • fixed image sync issue where DateTimeDigitized was not being obtained correctly

Version 2.0.8.0 

  • fixed "system error" issue for replaces with legacy ImageUris 
  • fixed "constraint failed" error during conflict resolution 
  • fixed image sync cornercases for Pentax and HTC cameras 
  • increased image retrieval response size for image sync and comments