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The ability to upload directly to photo sharing sites

I use SmugMug and would like to be able to directly upload a finished file to the album of my choice directly from photo raw. This needs to be implemented for the other photo sharing sites such as flicker, shutter fly, picasa, and snapfish as well.

53 comments on “The ability to upload directly to photo sharing sites”

  1. On June 28, 2016 at 2:34 pm Allen Gambrell wrote:

    It would be much better to have some kind of plugin sdk so other could write plugins for the lots of different sites. Like Lightroom has now and is missing for C1.

  2. On June 29, 2016 at 8:18 am Nick Allenton wrote:

    Related: It would be nice to have a way to see which photos have been most successful on the various photo sharing sites.

  3. On June 29, 2016 at 4:21 pm John Hoke wrote:

    I agree, and would like to add 500px and ViewBug to the list of wishes … but I completely agree, an SDK/API layer that would allow those of us who enjoy code as much as photography to write our own… examples I could think of is NexGen Pro integration for WordPress and others

  4. On July 7, 2016 at 2:58 pm Dan Harlacher wrote:

    We have this to a degree on Mac today. We use the built-in sharing options. Any service that you can configure on a Mac will appear automatically, like Flickr. For Windows and services not supported directly on the Mac we will consider them for the future based on popularity.

  5. On July 12, 2016 at 4:50 pm Carl Spencer wrote:

    Consider it Popular for us Windows users. I need windows to maintain availability for operational/accounting software for my “day Job”.

  6. On August 12, 2016 at 1:39 pm Carl Burton wrote:

    I do use a mac and I love what is available for most sites. SmugMug is one that does not work using the share menu directly. I would be happy with a SDK so someone could make a plugin to enable SmugMug connections directly from PhotoRaw.

  7. On August 28, 2016 at 9:45 pm Bruce Webb wrote:

    In Lr, the standard Flickr upload capability sucks which is why I use the plug-in developed by Jeffrey Friedl. The same plug-in works for both Mac, which is what I use, and PC users and gives me total flexibility on what I want to do with my uploads.

    Something along these lines should be done for Photo Raw or provide an API which would allow developers like this to provide these great tools.

    1. On November 11, 2017 at 3:29 am John Norton replied:

      I totally agree, and for me this is one of the few reasons left why I cannot leave lightroom – the manual method is tedious in the extreme and just not worth the hassle, so I simply don;t post images at the moment.

  8. On November 23, 2016 at 11:11 am Larry Kanevsky wrote:

    Having a SmugMug plug-in On1 would save time – less program juggling with LR.

  9. On December 8, 2016 at 2:10 pm Donald wrote:

    As a SmugMug user I’m quite disappointed that this hasn’t been included.

  10. On December 15, 2016 at 4:01 pm M C wrote:

    Agreed. Super useful to publish directly to SmugMug.

  11. On January 6, 2017 at 3:21 pm Axel Buecker wrote:

    I need to throw in my 2 cents as well. I am also using export to Zenfolio with Jeffrey Friedl’s extension, and it is an important part of my overall workflow today when I manage hundreds of photos per event.

    One of the important features is that it keeps track of which version has been uploaded to my web gallery, and which version of my photos needs to be updated.

    This web production integration with Zenfolio is just one example. I know several of my friends are using SmugMug as well.

    The Export functionality definitely needs a well documented and powerful API, so that folks like Jeffrey Friedl can do their magic and maybe help with this effort ;-)

    1. On September 5, 2017 at 5:33 pm Bruce Webb replied:

      Totally agree, I have posted that it is needed for Flickr as well.

      Having independent developers whose only focus is, in this case, export & publish or just export plug-ins allows those to be fully developed and optimised.

      Take Lr’s Flickr plug-in, it is rubbish and only there so Adobe can state that they support export to these sites.

  12. On January 22, 2017 at 5:39 pm David Stevens wrote:

    Another smugmug user here. Need the ability to upload to an existing gallery, folder or create a new folder or gallery.

  13. On February 12, 2017 at 8:23 am Martin Macleod-Brown wrote:

    Please please implement this – with flickr losing popularity, people are moving to other solutions. I spent the Xmas break migrating away from Flickr to smugmug so id love this to happen

  14. On September 5, 2017 at 5:27 pm Bruce Webb wrote:

    Instead of using Lr’s native Flickr export tool, which I found lacking in every way, I utilise Jeffrey Friedl’s “Export to Flickr” plugin.

    This little application givers me so much flexibility when I export to Flickr it’s not funny, so, I would highly recommend that you allow the ability for guys like this to develop export plug-in’s so you guys can concentrate on getting the base program operating optimally.

    1. On September 5, 2017 at 5:30 pm Bruce Webb replied:

      Oh yeah I forgot, he does plug-ins for Smugmug, zenfolio, Google Drive, Picasa Web etc.

    2. On April 15, 2019 at 5:48 am Anthony F. replied:

      I used to rely a lot on Jeffrey Friedl’s “Export to Flickr” plug-in, a really handy one, especially for image visibility and license type based on keywords. Could be excellent to have something similar within ON1.

  15. On November 11, 2017 at 3:32 am John Norton wrote:

    This has to go in – for me RAW image processing is about removing steps, not adding them – if I wanted more steps I wouldn’t even be looking at this software as I’d not have got annoyed with Lightroom (I have Fuji files and a PC so to get the best out of them Lightroom doesn’t cut it).

    As mentioned above opening an API – something I have suggested in the Project that has been ignored – would be an excellent idea.

  16. On November 16, 2017 at 1:32 pm Sam B wrote:

    I am a SlickPic user. Please add SlickPic too.

  17. On January 17, 2018 at 6:27 pm johnny boyd wrote:

    I agree, in fact this is the main reason I still use LR and play with On1. SmugMug-Zenfolio and Dropbox in that order would be great.

  18. On January 19, 2018 at 8:19 am laurence@harvsphotos.co.uk wrote:

    Not having built in upload capabilities is one of the biggest reasons why I can’t dump Lightroom in favor of PhotRAW. Flickr, Google Drive, DropBox & Facebook are all essential in my workflow. Yes please, let’s have it soon.

  19. On February 25, 2018 at 11:04 pm Malcolm Thornton wrote:

    This is one of the remaining functions that I depend on LR for and would welcome (the other is a real keywording solution like in LR). I use LR published collections for 500PX, Instagram, and my Smugmug account. I also publish to Twitter, Facebook, a Facebook Page, Tumblr, Flickr, IOS Photos, Pinterest and Google Photos but I use the IFTTT service for those, all of which are automatically triggered from my 500PX LR Published Collection high res upload.
    500PX and Instagram are very important photography image sites, with instagram being the largest and 500px for photographers that spend time with products like ON1 to create beautiful images.

  20. On March 6, 2018 at 8:37 am Raymond wrote:

    Like some others, this is still the biggest thing that keeps me using LR. The ability to easily upload photos to Smugmug, Instagram, Facebook etc is increadably valuable.

  21. On April 2, 2018 at 8:43 pm Robert Hickman wrote:

    Add me to the list. I want to drop LR, but need the ability to export to FaceBook and to Flicker. Where is this on the list of new features?

  22. On April 7, 2018 at 12:27 pm Stan Parsons wrote:

    I use SmugMug, 500PX, Flicker & Facebook… Sure would be awesome to publish direct from ON1 Photo Raw 2018.1 to them. I know this is under review, so will this become a reality in the not too distant future???? Thanks & cheers

  23. On July 8, 2018 at 11:55 pm Mark wrote:

    I primarily use SmugMug and it would be so much easier to switch the PhotoRAW exclusively if I could easily sync photos from my On1 library to SmugMug. I’d rather not a hard-coded upload module within the software, but rather an open API so users of things like Zenfolio, 500px, etc., could also hook into the library using a plug-in, etc.

  24. On August 1, 2018 at 4:05 pm Mark Drudge wrote:

    I also use SmugMug as well as Facebook, FlickR, and Google+. Being able to easily upload directly from RAW would make switching from LR much easier.

  25. On October 26, 2018 at 7:48 pm Steven Schlichtmann wrote:

    With MacOS Mojave removing sharing to accounts like Flickr, Twitter and Facebook, I think this feature needs to be bumped up in priority.

  26. On November 20, 2018 at 9:59 pm Gus Panella wrote:

    +1 on Smugmug… Drag and drop from the On1 interface to the Smugmug upload interface would be helpful.

  27. On December 26, 2018 at 10:34 am Steven Marvin wrote:

    Yes, this should be a priority. I would like to be able to publish directly to Flickr, Facebook and Instagram. It would also be very helpful to be able to specify one or more presets that could be automatically applied before publishing (e.g. Watermark preset). Similar to watermark option in export but using presets. Thanks

  28. On February 11, 2019 at 11:01 am pandcswaim wrote:

    Since this suggestion appears to under review, I would like to request that the Smart Export/Publish be considered at the same time. I would like send exports to a folder that can be local AND/OR a remote publishing site. I think the ability to use publishing presets with Smart Albums could easily satisfy most user needs and help organize published content based on keywords.

  29. On March 1, 2019 at 11:09 am william connett wrote:

    I agree… madening that the upload to instagram, FB and smugmug is not available. Please …

  30. On March 30, 2019 at 7:21 am Ronald Skinner wrote:

    I use Smugmug too, an uploader would be great, right now I use the uploader in Photo Mechanic, it not only lets you upload to existing gallereries but you can also create new galleries to upload to.

  31. On May 14, 2019 at 1:44 pm anne Warfield wrote:

    I’m a Zenfolio user and also use Jeffrey Friedl’s plug-in in LR. It’s a huge time saver. This is one of the things keeping me from making a complete switch. The other thing is the spot removal and cloning in PS. (They are faster and more precise.) Fix those, and I would likely give up Adobe.

  32. On July 5, 2019 at 4:54 pm Nicholas Winkworth wrote:

    +1 I rely totally on Jeffrey Friedl’s plug-in for Zenfolio. I may use other sites in future. This is all I need to finally dump Adobe.

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