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How to Install the Lightroom Plugin
How to Install the Lightroom Plugin

Learn how to download, install and set up the Picflow LRC plugin.

Updated over a week ago

The Lightroom Plugin allows you to upload your photos and videos directly from Lightroom Classic to Picflow. Keep your work in sync by managing your media inside Lightroom and simply Publish any updates to Picflow.

Already installed? Click here: How to Upload Media from Lightroom

1. Download & Preparation

Download the latest version of the plugin and move the "Picflow.lrplugin" file to a safe location. We recommend saving it somewhere close to your Lightroom Catalog.

ℹ️ Make sure the Picflow.lrplugin file won't get moved or deleted later!

2. Installing the Plug-in

Open file menu in Lightroom with the highlighted "Plug-in Manager" highlighted.

To install the plugin we need to launch the Plug-in Manager. To do this, open Lightroom Classic and then select "File → Plug-in Manager...".

Highlighted "Add" option in the Lightroom Plug-in Manager.

Click "Add" on the bottom left of the Plug-in Manager and select the "Picflow.lrplugin" file in the location you saved it. Click "Done" to complete the installation.

3. Plug-in Setup & Connection

Highlighted Publish Services in Lightroom with the mouse pointing at "Set up..."

In your Lightroom Classic Library, there should be a new Publish Service called "Picflow". Click the "Set Up..." button to open the Publishing Manager.

Lightroom Publish Manager with the "Authorize Picflow" button highlighted

In the Publishing Manager, click the "Authorize" button. This will open your browser and ask you to log in to Picflow, if you're not logged in already.

Picflow Integration UI with the "Connect Lightroom" button highlighted.

Select the workspace you want to connect and click "Connect Lightroom". You will be taken back to Lightroom. Press "Ok" in the popup to confirm the connection. Finally, press "Save" to finish the setup and close the Publishing Manager.

4. You're Done!

The Lightroom Plug-in is now successfully installed and you can create galleries within Lightroom and upload your media to Picflow. To learn more about this, visit:

Plug-In Settings

Lightroom Publish Manager UI with different Picflow Settings.

You can always update the plug-in settings by right-clicking on the Picflow Publish Services and choose "Edit Settings". There are a couple of settings that you can configure in the Lightroom Plugin:

  • File Settings
    Define the output quality or limit the maximum file size.

  • Image Sizing
    Choose from various resizing options before exporting images to Picflow.

  • Output Sharpening
    You can enable sharpening options on your images.

  • Metadata
    Include or exclude certain metadata before exporting to Picflow.

Multi-Workspace Setup

Publish Services dropdown with the option highlighted to create another Picflow connection.

The Lightroom Plugin supports connections to multiple Picflow workspaces. To connect to a new workspace, simply "Right-Click" on an existing Picflow connection and then choose "Create Another Publish Service via "Picflow"...". You then have to go through the authorization steps again, where you can choose your new workspace.

Note: You can't reconnect to another workspace. To switch to a different workspace, add a new connection and remove the old one.

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