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Locktastic - Find read-only files

Author: John Beardsworth

Locktastic is a simple plug-in for Lightroom 2 or later that marks read-only files with the red label. Its purpose is to help photographers who "lock" certain pictures in the camera, making it that little bit harder to delete a good shot. Some do this much more extensively to identify pictures they particularly want to work on when they get back to their desks. This plug-in helps identify those images once they're in Lightroom.

  1. Get the photos onto your hard drive using something like PhotoMechanic, ImageIngester, or Explorer - not Lightroom because it removes the read-only status
  2. Import the pictures from the hard drive into Lightroom
  3. Select them
  4. Run the menu command "Library > Plug-In Extras > Locktastic > Label read-only files".
  5. The plug-in tests if the file is read-only and changes its label to red.


After Locktastic has finished checking the pictures, it can also filter them so that only the read-only files are shown. This is optional, and the preference is set in File > Plug-In Manager.


Payment and Updates

The trial version operates on up to 10 images at a time. Purchasing the plugin will give you a registration code that will remove this restriction. All future updates are free.

Pricing and Payment

You may download and try the plugin for free, subject to its trial limitations. To unlock the full functionality you will need to purchase a copy.

Payments may be made via Credit Card or PayPal, and are securely processed via our payment partner - Paddle.


Note that VAT will be added for European customers.


US $9.10
UK £6.93
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