LR/Blog is my latest export plug-in, allowing you to export your images from Lightroom directly to your blog. Hopefully it will simplify your blogging experience and save you a bit of time.
Like previous plug-ins, LR/Blog is donationware. This allows the me to donate the time required to develop it. In its first incarnation it’s very simple; the options are limited and it’s only been tested with WordPress 2.7. LR/Blog needs your help!
Yes, this is your chance to design your own blog exporter plug-in! This plug-in has been released very early in order to garner the feedback necessary to meet your needs. It will undergo rapid development, but I’m going to wait for your comments so that I can make the plug-in as useful as possible for you. Adobe took this approach with Lightroom itself, so I know the community’s up to the challenge!
- What features would you like to see?
- What blogs would you like supported?
The plug-in’s been tested with WordPress, but it actually uses the the MetaWebLog standard to upload images, so it should work with other blogs too. Please let me know.
Wz also need help with the branding ‘banner’ along the top of the export dialog. Currently it’s utterly dull. The graphic should be 44 pixels high and no wider than 576 pixels, and it should fade to white on the right hand side. If you’d like to help out here wecan pass you a PSD template (courtesy of Jeffrey Friedl) that contains the standard green arrow and some important text). The person offering the winning entry gets a free copy of the plug-in
Update: Wade Heninger stepped up to the challenge and provided me with a nice masthead banner. Thanks Wade!
Please leave your ideas and feedback in the comments.
Update 10 Feb 2009:
We’ve just released version 1.15, which adds:
- The option of creating a new post directly from the plugin, and have the images embedded within it based on a definable HTML template.
- A nice Masthead graphic by Wade Heninger.
- Files may now be optionally saved to disk during the export.