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New WordPress.com for Lightroom Makes Publishing Your Photos Easy

Our new Lightroom plugin lets you export direct from Lightroom to WordPress.com.

We know a lot of WordPress.com users loving sharing their photos, and we know a lot of you use Adobe’s Lightroom.

Now we’ve made it even easier: with our new Lightroom plugin you can export direct from Lightroom to WordPress.com. Just select one or multiple photos from your Lightroom library, hit export, and save them to your WordPress.com Media Library.

Download the plugin from the Lightroom to WordPress.com plugin page.

Getting Started

You’ll be asked to login to WordPress.com to get started. After that, you’re all set. Export your photos direct to any of your sites by selecting them in Lightroom:

select images in lightroom

Click the Lightroom export button, select your site, and export!

export to wordpress.com

You have the full power of Lightroom under your control, as well as the standard export settings. If your photos have titles or captions this information will be passed along too.

The photos will upload to WordPress.com in the background and you can get on with something else. Once uploaded they will be available in your media library for use in posts and galleries.

images in post

WordPress.org users can also use the plugin–just make sure you have Jetpack installed in order to use it.

Full details about downloading and using the plugin can be found on the Lightroom plugin page. Enjoy!


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  1. Michael Arestad

    What? This is awesome!

    Liked by 11 people

  2. David Boles

    Delightfully genius and transparent! Truly “set it and forget it” — just the way we need to work today — heavy lifting done behind-the-scenes!

    Liked by 6 people

  3. Loewe Chan

    Yay! Lightroom is awesome 🙂

    Liked by 9 people

  4. John Carr

    How about Adobe Photoshop Elements too?

    Liked by 6 people

  5. Dan Hauk

    I love this. Thanks for putting this out there!

    Liked by 6 people

  6. Ladythine45

    This is great news as lots of people like taking pictures and putting it online. Amazing!

    Liked by 4 people

  7. Cardinal Guzman

    Nice!

    Liked by 7 people

  8. Vivie Bjørnstad

    Perfect🌟👍🏻

    Liked by 5 people

  9. Pat

    Love and kisses sent to WordPress! I’m looking forward to using it.

    Liked by 5 people

  10. jimiliaj

    PICTURES ARE WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS, SO LESS TYPING.LOL THANKS!!

    Liked by 4 people

  11. Khürt Williams

    Very cool! I have been using a plugin called Photo Upload. It can upload from Lightroom to other services but I never liked the way it handled the upload and setup was a bear.

    This plugin from WordPress.com is much easier to setup and use. Thank you so much.

    Liked by 5 people

  12. livimagess

    That’s is a good news! Thank you!

    Liked by 3 people

  13. anotherwisemonkey

    As someone who has never used Lightroom before, what does it do and how can it benefit my blog? I love taking photos and have sometimes felt frustrated that my Instagram and blog feeds are separate.

    Liked by 4 people

  14. David Jenkins

    This is a really great time saver. Thanks to all those who worked on bringing it to us. Its, neat, efficient, doesn’t try to do to many things and simply accomplishes what is normally a multi step process for me.
    High five to WordPress.

    Liked by 4 people

  15. Jeff Hester

    Thanks for this! This streamlines my workflow considerably!

    Liked by 4 people

  16. Leo

    Thanks for the plugin John, is there any tips on suggested upload size and compression which WordPress will handle well?

    Liked by 4 people

    • John

      WordPress.com can handle pretty much anything you throw at it! I personally go for a high quality and large size so it looks good on a HiDPI screen, and then let WordPress resize as necessary to fit the viewers device.

      Liked by 2 people

  17. Hannah Swain

    This is great, thank you!

    Liked by 2 people

  18. homeomart

    Interesting, but as far as I know Lightroom is subscription based feature while WP (basic) is free…so to use this feature one has to be a paid member of Adobe right?

    Liked by 3 people

  19. Jean

    Lightroom is a paid product..is this a sign of the 1st product plug-in connection for wordpress.com features of which only premium features are paid…

    Liked by 4 people

    • John

      If I understand you correctly, no – this isn’t a sign of anything other than a free plugin for Lightroom users.

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  20. Sherry Felix

    I can’t figure out how to install the plugin in Lightroom on my Windows 10 PC.

    Liked by 3 people

  21. Photography Journal Blog

    I’ll be looking into this, thanks for developing it.

    Liked by 3 people

  22. mickeychocolate

    Awesome

    So happy!

    Liked by 3 people

  23. Nicolai Friedrichsen

    Great. This will help me shorten my workflow. Which versions of LR does it support?

    Liked by 3 people

    • John

      Version 5+

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      • jwpc1966

        so it isnt backwards compatible with earlier versions? that’s too bad for those of us who love LR but dont feel the need to constantly upgrade with every version release from Adobe. Users who dont want to pay for a new LR license may find it easier to obtain an older version of the application (2-4) for much less money than a new one.

        Liked by 2 people

  24. streetphotogssi

    Is there an upper limit on photo upload? Thanks for getting back as you are able.

    Liked by 3 people

    • John

      In terms of number of photos you can upload? Just whatever the amount of free space you have on your blog. In terms of image size? It’s currently 55mb per image.

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  25. Zahid Ameen

    Great change indeed! But certain restrictions like paid only and image size is not a good thing.

    Liked by 3 people

    • John

      As I mentioned above, the plugin is free – you do not have to pay for it. Do you have photos larger than 55mb?

      Liked by 1 person

      • Zahid Ameen

        John, thx for giving me this information. if it is free, then lighroom plug in will be a great helpful thing for us. And, no, my pics do not exceed from 3-5 mb.
        i vl must give it a try 🙂

        Liked by 3 people

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