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How to Use the Lightroom Plugin
How to Use the Lightroom Plugin

Learn how to create galleries and upload media from Lightroom to Picflow.

Updated over a week ago

In this article you'll learn about all features of the Lightroom Plugin and how it can improve your workflow. The Lightroom Plugin allows you to upload your photos and videos directly from Lightroom and keep your work in sync by managing your media inside Lightroom.

Not installed? Click here: How to Install the Lightroom Plugin

Create a Gallery

Menu of creating a gallery inside Lightroom with the Picflow plugin

You can create new Picflow galleries directly in Lightroom. To create a new gallery, "right-click" on the Picflow Publish Service and select "Create Gallery...". A dialog shows up where you can type the gallery name.

Add Media to a Gallery

Images dragged on the the Picflow plugin for upload

Once the gallery is created, you can "Drag & Drop" media from your Lightroom Catalog on that gallery. You can keep adding and removing media until you're ready to upload.

Uploading to Picflow

Highlighed Publish button inside Lightroom to start the upload.

Select the Gallery you wish to upload, and click "Publish" to start the uploading process. There are two "Publish" buttons, one on the bottom left, close to the Publish Service and another one on the top right.

Updating Changes

Highlighted section of assets that have changed and can be re-published in Lightroom.

When you make edits to already uploaded (published) images, Lightroom recognizes these changes and will mark these images for republishing. You can see those photos in the "Modified Photos to Re-Publish" section. Click "Publish" on the top right or on the bottom left to start uploading those images to Picflow.

Note: When uploading changes, Picflow will create a new version of that image and keep the old one in the version history.


What versions of Lightroom does this plug-in support?

The plug-in was built for Lightroom Classic (not Lightroom CC).

What is the difference between Lightroom Classic and CC?

Lightroom CC was redesigned to create an editing workflow regardless of the device you’re using by storing all of your photos, including RAW files, on the cloud. Lightroom Classic maintains all of the photo-editing power meant for desktop systems and is what most people think of as the original Lightroom program. The Picflow LRC Plug-in only works for Lightroom Classic. Lightroom CC does not support external plug-ins.

What happens when I rename a gallery in Lightroom?

Make sure you "Right-Click" on the gallery and choose "Publish Now". This will sync the new gallery name to Picflow. Please note: If you make changes on Picflow (outside Lightroom) these changes can currently not be synced back.

Can I connect multiple workspaces?

Yes, you can use a multi-workspace setup by adding a new Publish Service and connecting it to another workspace.

Dropdown menu with the option highlighted to create another Picflow connection.

What happens when I delete a gallery in Lightroom?

You have two options: If you delete a gallery in Lightroom a dialog will show up where you can choose between leaving the gallery on Picflow or also deleting that gallery on Picflow.

How do I know when my upload or sync is completed?

Once you have started an upload or synchronization, a progress bar on the top left corner of Lightroom will show up. Do not make changes to the plugin while an upload or sync is in progress.

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