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Export/Publish Settings window

When Exporting you can open the Settings window by clicking the Settings button in the Export window.

Note: You can also open the Settings window from the Album Selection window during the Export but note that your settings are not stored for future Exports if you change them at this time.

When Publishing you can open the Settings window by choosing Edit Settings… from your publish service’s right click menu.

The Settings window has different options depending on the upload service you are using, but looks something like this:

Settings - Settings

Overriding settings per photo

The plug-ins settings described here are applied to each photo that is uploaded. You can additionally choose to override these settings for a specific photo by specifying an alternative value using the metadata settings a photo. See this guide – Uploading photos – Overriding plug-in settings per photo.

General settings

Photo title

Determines how the photo title is put together.

  • Title
  • Caption
  • Title and caption
  • File name
  • File name (no extension)
  • Metadata
    The value is determined by an entry in the plug-in’s metadata “Settings” property.
  • Custom
    Defined by a template. See the help for the Custom Text window.

Photo summary

Determines how the photo summary is put together.

  • Title
  • Caption
  • Title and caption
  • File name
  • File name (no extension)
  • Metadata
    The value is determined by an entry in the plug-in’s metadata “Settings” property.
  • Custom
    Defined by a template. See the help for the Custom Text window.

Existing photos and videos

Determines the behaviour when an existing photo is identified on the upload service during an upload.

  • If names match, update
  • If names match, delete
  • If names match, duplicate
  • If names match, skip
  • Always update
  • Always delete
  • Always duplicate
  • Always skip

Display settings before publish

Allows you to view and change the Photo Upload settings before publishing.

This setting can only be used when publishing.

Mark new as published (no upload)

Publishes the new photos in Lightroom without actually exporting and uploading them. Can be useful to quickly mark photos in Lightroom’s published collections as having been published when you’ve  already uploaded them.

This setting can only be used when publishing.

Open album after upload

Determines if the Web page for the album or service is opened in your Web Browser.

This setting can only be used when exporting.

Multiple uploads at the same time

Allows more than one upload to take place at the same time.

This can improve upload speed, but because the photos are uploaded in parallel the order of the uploaded photos may not be the same order as within Lightroom.

This setting is only used when the export file format is set to “ORIGINAL”.

Generate exports one at a time

Forces the plug-in to only render a photo as and when it is its turn to be exported.

This setting can only be used when exporting.

Reduces disk usage during export. By default Lightroom tries to render all the export photos in one batch at the start of the export process. This can cause excessive use of the CPU and on large exports can fill up the local disk space with temporary files for exporting. This settings allows a single photo to be prepared for export as and when it is about to be exported – and then the temporary copy of the photo is deleted immediately afterwards to save on disk space.

Works around Lightroom not being able to export photos with identical names. Lightroom tries to render all the photos for export in a single temporary folder. This means that filenames for the photos must be unique and Lightroom will append a numeric suffix to filenames to make them unique. This setting only renders and exports one photo at a time in the background and so never encounters a problem with multiple files with identical names.

Note 1: Turning on this setting means that you cannot use post-process actions with your export (Lightroom does not apply them).

Note 2: Turning on this setting means that you cannot use Lightroom-generated sequence numbers in your uploaded photo filenames.

Advanced general settings

Display sequence for album list

Determines the sort sequence for the album list displayed either during an Export or in the Base Folder setting.

  • Ascending
  • Descending

Display album list sorted by

Determines the album property used for sorting the album list displayed either during an Export or in the Base Folder setting.

  • Created date
  • Name

Display full hierarchy in album list

Determines whether to show all albums on the upload service, including their hierarchy, or to just show the sub-albums within one parent album in the album list displayed during either an Export or in the Base Folder setting.

Displaying the full hierarchy means that the service is asked for information on all its folders. It can take a long time to retrieve this information, especially if you have a lot of existing folders on the service.

Turning this setting off means the plug-in only retrieves the information for one folder at a time. You can use the buttons marked “<” and “>” to navigate up and down your folder hierarchy.

Display dates in album list

Determines if the date the album was created is shown in the album list displayed either during an Export or in the Base Folder setting.

Update keywords

Determines when photo keywords are uploaded.

  • Never
  • New photos (i.e. only for the first upload of the photo to an album)
  • Always

Upload all keyword synonyms

Determines when all keyword synonyms for the keywords are exported.

Lightroom does not permit plug-ins to check whether or not to export synonyms for individual keywords. This setting applies to all exported keywords and their synonyms.

Using this setting for keyword synonyms overrides Lightroom’s “Include on Export” setting for a keyword. This means that keywords can be chosen to be excluded from export, but their synonyms can be exported .

Extra keywords

Allows you to specify a comma-separated list of extra keywords that will be uploaded with the photos.

Extra keywords sort order

Allows you to specify the ordering of the extra keywords and where they will appear relative to the other keywords.

  • Mixed – the extra keywords are mixed in with the photo keywords
  • Alphabetical at start – the extra keywords are kept at the start of the photo keywords and sorted alphabetically
  • Unsorted at start – the extra keywords are kept at the start of the photo keywords and left in the order entered

Upload sidecar (XMP) files

Determines if an existing sidecar (XMP) file for a Raw photo is uploaded alongside the photo.

For sidecar files to be uploaded:

  1. The photo being exported must be a Raw file and the “File Settings” option should maintain this by having the “Image Format” set as “Original”
  2. The sidecar file must exist prior to the upload. The plug-in does not generate sidecar files, it only uploads them if it finds them. Lightroom generates the sidecar files, and you can do this by right-clicking the photos in the Library, choosing “Metadata” and then selecting “Save Metadata to File”
  3. The sidecar file must have the same filename as the Raw file (but with a XMP extension). Lightroom does this automatically if it generates the sidecar
  4. The sidecar file must exist in the same folder as the Raw file. Lightroom does this automatically if it generates the sidecar

Base folder for exporting/publishing

Determines the starting folder that is used when exporting or publishing.

When Exporting, the base folder is used to determine the starting folder whose contents are listed in the Album Selection window. If a photo has already been exported then the most recent folder it was uploaded to is displayed instead of the base folder.

When Publishing, the base folder is used to determine the folder that the base of the publish service hierarchy represents. Any new folders or albums created in that publish service are created beneath the specified base folder on the service.

Ignore sub-folder

Allows you to specify a name for a sub-folder that indicates that all photos within that sub-folder will not be uploaded.

This setting may be useful if you have sub-folders that contain images that make up a combined image, e.g. “source” for images that are part of a panorama or a stacked exposure.

Sub-folder names

Specify which of the sub-folders will be recreated during the export.

  • All
  • Last
  • Combine (flatten)

Put in sub-folder

Allows you to specify a name for a extra sub-folder that is created at the end of the exported folder(s).

Export sub-folder hierarchy

Determines if part of the photo’s original folder hierarchy (path name) is recreated on the service.

See this guide for a tutorial on using this feature.

Source base folder

Determines the base folder on your computer where your photos exist. All sub-folder names from this folder will be used to recreate the folder hierarchy of the exported photos.

Remove sub-folder

Allows you to specify a name for a sub-folder that should be removed from the exported sub-folder hierarchy.

This setting may be useful if your sub-folder hierarchy contains sub-folders that you do not want to include in your exported sub-folder hierarchy, e.g. you may want to remove a sub-folder that  contains your camera model name.

500px-only settings

Photo category

Choose one of the photo categories supported by 500px to categorize your uploaded photos.

Photo license type

Choose one of the license types supported by 500px that should be applied to your uploaded photos.

New photo privacy

Determines the privacy setting for uploaded photos.

  • Private
  • Public

New album privacy

Determines the privacy setting for newly created albums.

  • Private
  • Public

Blogger-only settings

Post text

Determines the source for the text that accompanies each post.

  • None
    No text is used.
  • Title
  • Caption
  • Title and caption
  • File name
  • File name (no extension)
  • Metadata
    The value is determined by an entry in the plug-in’s metadata “Settings” property.
  • Custom
    Defined by a template. See the help for the Custom Text window.

Display text entry window

Determines whether a text entry window is displayed during export\publish. The text entry window will be populated with the text specified by the “Post text” setting.

Post photo caption

Determines the source for the caption that accompanies each photo in a post.

  • None
    No text is used.
  • Title
  • Caption
  • Title and caption
  • File name
  • File name (no extension)
  • Metadata
    The value is determined by an entry in the plug-in’s metadata “Settings” property.
  • Custom
    Defined by a template. See the help for the Custom Text window.

Combine photos into one post

Determines whether all the photos being uploaded are combined into a single post, or uploaded as separate posts.

Post state

Determines the published state for newly created posts.

  • Draft
  • Published

Facebook-only settings

Upload to album

This option uploads your photos to an album. You should choose between this option and “Create post”.

Auto-generate feed story

Determines whether a news feed story is automatically generated for your uploaded photos.

New photo privacy

Determines the privacy setting for uploaded photos.

  • Public
  • Friends of friends
  • Friends
  • Private

See the setting for “New post privacy” for details of Facebook’s restrictions on what privacy levels you can use.

Create post

This option creates a post on your timeline containing your photos. You should choose between this option and “Upload to album”.

Post text

Determines the source for the text that accompanies each post.

  • None
    No text is used.
  • Title
  • Caption
  • Title and caption
  • File name
  • File name (no extension)
  • Metadata
    The value is determined by an entry in the plug-in’s metadata “Settings” property.
  • Custom
    Defined by a template. See the help for the Custom Text window.

Display text entry window

Determines whether a text entry window is displayed during export\publish. The text entry window will be populated with the text specified by the “Post text” setting.

Combine photos into one post

Determines whether all the photos being uploaded are combined into a single post, or uploaded as separate posts.

Post state

Determines the published state for newly created posts.

  • Published
  • Scheduled (+1 day)

Post privacy

Determines the privacy setting for newly created posts.

  • Public
  • Friends of friends
  • Friends
  • Private

Facebook only allows the plug-in to use a privacy level that you have authorised for the plug-in, e.g. you cannot use “Public” if the plug-in is only granted a level of “Friends” in Facebook. You can view or change the privacy level that you allow the plug-in to use from your Facebook settings under “Apps”:

New album privacy

Determines the privacy setting for newly created albums.

  • Public
  • Friends of friends
  • Friends
  • Private

See the setting for “New post privacy” for details of Facebook’s restrictions on what privacy levels you can use.

Flickr-only settings

Photo license

Choose one of the license types supported by Flickr that should be applied to your uploaded photos.

Update photo license

Choose when the license for photos should be updated.

  • Never
  • New photos (i.e. only for the first upload of the photo to an album)
  • Always

New photo privacy

Determines the privacy setting for uploaded photos.

  • Public
  • Private
  • Friends
  • Family
  • Friends & Family

Update photo privacy

Choose when the privacy for photos should be updated.

  • Never
  • New photos (i.e. only for the first upload of the photo to an album)
  • Always

Picasa Web (for Google Photos)-only settings

New album privacy

Determines the privacy setting for newly created albums.

  • Private
  • Protected
  • Public

Pinterest-only settings

Photo website

Enter a web link that is used when a person clicks on a photo in Pinterest to take them to the source website for that photo.

SmugMug-only settings

New album privacy

Determines the privacy setting for newly created albums.

  • Private
  • Public
  • Unlisted

Tree Mirror-only settings

Export to folder

Choose this option to export photos to a folder on your computer.

Destination base folder

Determines the base folder on your computer where your exported photos (and their individual sub-folder hierarchies) will be copied.

Add to this catalog

Adds the exported photos to this catalog, so that you can see the exported photos in Lightroom’s Folders panel.

Export to publish service

Choose this option to export photos to one of your existing Lightroom publish services that use one of the Photo Upload services.

Publish service

Allows you to specify the existing publish service (that is based on a Photo Upload service) to export your photos and their sub-folder hierarchies to.

Additional album for photos

Allows you to always create an additional album (published collection) for your photos when exporting to a publish service. This is useful when you have folders on your computer that contain both photos and sub-folders.

Note that Lightroom’s publish services have a restriction that computers do not, in that folders can only contain sub-folders and albums can only contain photos.

Tumblr-only settings

Post text

Determines the source for the text that accompanies each post.

  • None
    No text is used.
  • Title
  • Caption
  • Title and caption
  • File name
  • File name (no extension)
  • Metadata
    The value is determined by an entry in the plug-in’s metadata “Settings” property.
  • Custom
    Defined by a template. See the help for the Custom Text window.

Display text entry window

Determines whether a text entry window is displayed during export\publish. The text entry window will be populated with the text specified by the “Post text” setting.

Combine photos into one post

Determines whether all the photos being uploaded are combined into a single post, or uploaded as separate posts.

Post state

Determines the published state for newly created posts.

  • Draft
  • Private
  • Published

Post date

Determines the date given to each post.

  • Current
    The current date is used.
  • Photo
    The photo date is used.

Photo source website

Enter a web link that is used to denote the source for the photo.

Twitter-only settings

Tweet text

Determines the source for the text that accompanies each tweet.

  • None
    No text is used.
  • Title
  • Caption
  • Title and caption
  • File name
  • File name (no extension)
  • Metadata
    The value is determined by an entry in the plug-in’s metadata “Settings” property.
  • Custom
    Defined by a template. See the help for the Custom Text window.

Display text entry window

Determines whether a text entry window is displayed during export\publish. The text entry window will be populated with the text specified by the “Post text” setting.

Combine photos into one tweet

Determines whether all the photos being uploaded are combined into a single tweet, or uploaded as separate tweets.

WordPress-only settings

Upload to Media Library

This option uploads your photos to the WordPress site’s Media Library. You should choose between this option and “Create post”.

Create post

This option creates a post on your timeline containing your photos. You should choose between this option and “Upload to album”.

Post text

Determines the source for the text that accompanies each post.

  • None
    No text is used.
  • Title
  • Caption
  • Title and caption
  • File name
  • File name (no extension)
  • Metadata
    The value is determined by an entry in the plug-in’s metadata “Settings” property.
  • Custom
    Defined by a template. See the help for the Custom Text window.

Display text entry window

Determines whether a text entry window is displayed during export\publish. The text entry window will be populated with the text specified by the “Post text” setting.

Combine photos into one post

Determines whether all the photos being uploaded are combined into a single post, or uploaded as separate posts.

Post state

Determines the published state for newly created posts.

  • Draft
  • Pending
  • Published
  • Published privately
  • Scheduled (+1 day)

Zenfolio-only settings

Auto-link Raw files to photos

Determines whether links are created for uploaded Raw files to any corresponding non-Raw photos in the same album.

New album privacy

Determines the privacy setting for newly created albums.

  • Inherit
  • Private
  • Public

Custom Text window

You can use the Custom Text window to define a template for the text that will be assigned to the setting using it.

Tokens can be used to insert photo specific data into the spacing and words you specify.

The tokens that can be used are as follows:

  • {Filename}
  • {FileNameNoExtension}
  • {Title}
  • {Caption}
  • {Keywords}
  • {Metadata}

The token names are not case sensitive.

The tokens can be combined with regular text and spacing. For example, if you wanted some text describing the title and caption with two new lines in between then you would enter:

{Title}

{Caption}

Create/edit publish service collection/collection set window

When creating or editing a collection or collection set within a publish service the following settings may be available depending on the upload service selected.

Settings - Album or Folder

Album on <upload service>

The album/folder is created on the upload service.

Redirect to album on <upload service>

Specifies that this collection/collection set is redirected (i.e. linked) to an album/folder on the upload service. Any photos published from a collection with this setting will be uploaded to the redirected album on the upload service. You can name the collection in Lightroom differently to the album on your upload service.

For Facebook, using this settings allows photos to be uploaded to the News Feed (the “Wall”).

This setting also allows you to create published collections that upload to the root folder on an upload service (if applicable to that upload service).

Collection in Lightroom only

An album/folder is not created on the upload service. The collection only exists within Lightroom.

When the upload service does not directly support creating albums, all collections and collection sets have this setting selected, e.g. for Twitter or WordPress.

Configuration window

When creating or editing an album or folder within a publish service the following settings may be available depending on the upload service selected.

Time-out for internet

Time (in seconds) that an internet operation is permitted to take before it is cancelled.

If the operation does time-out, then the operation is retried in accordance with the “Retries for internet” setting.

Time-out for uploads\downloads

Time (in seconds) that a potentially long internet operation is permitted to take before it is cancelled. Long internet operations include uploading and downloading photos and videos.

If the operation does time-out, then the operation is retried in accordance with the “Retries for internet” setting.

Time-out for internet connections

Time (in seconds) that the connection part of an internet operation is permitted to take before it is cancelled.

If the operation does time-out, then the operation is retried in accordance with the “Retries for internet” setting.

Retries for internet

The number of times an internet operation is retried before the plug-in indicates the operation has failed.

Only operations that have reached the time-out and operations that are indicated by the remote server as needing a retry are retried.

Extra parameters for internet

A place to enter additional parameters that may help with debugging internet operations.

Log machine IP address

Determines whether your machine’s IP address is included in the log file.

The IP address is retrieved by communicating with ipecho.net. For security reasons this setting is disabled by default.

Including the IP address in your log file may help when troubleshooting.

Temporary folder for exported photos

Allows you to choose an alternative folder that Lightroom will use to store temporary copies of the photos to be uploaded.

Any folder path specified here will override the “Export Location” settings specified in the main Export/Publish Service window.

Test Connection

This Test Connection button opens the Test Connection window which automatically tries to verify your internet connection by communicating with a representative list of mainstream websites.

If the Test Connection window cannot connect with a site then this is reported.