I first heard about this Lightroom to WordPress plug-in or LR/Blog from Sal Cincotta, Marketing for Photographers on CreativeLive. (I highly recommend checking out that course) I thought that sounds like something worth looking into. Of course, I didn’t do it right away and I kind of forgot about it. It wasn’t until I read Terry White’s article about it in Digital Photo Pro.
Who makes it and where can I get it? Its called LR/Blog and can be found on The Photographers Toolbox website. There is a free with limited features version you can download. or you can purchase the full version for $12.00.
Once you install the Lightroom plug-in and configure it for your blog (including image dimensions, quality settings, watermark, etc.), you then can upload any images from any catalog directly to your blog. If the original images are in RAW or PSD the plug-in will do the temporary export to JPEG first, then upload the JPEGs.
With LR/Blog export your photos directly from Lightroom and even adding your own custom watermarks, You can even write the entire post from Lightroom. The only downside and maybe I just have not figured out how to or not, add the ALT text for your images.
Before the workflow to get photos to the blog was like this, export with Lightroom preset at 900px and rename, then go long into the blog, click new post, and add media. It’s not that bad, but whenever you had more than one photo you wanted to insert into a post I could never get the photos in the correct order.
So if your big on speeding up your workflow and spending less time in front of the computer, like me especially now that the weather is getting warmer. this is a great addition and well worth the $12 bucks. www.photographers-toolbox.com/products/lrblog.php.
POOF! there it is! 🙂
Donte Tidwell Photography is a Los Angeles Photographer.
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