Save time and the number of intermediate steps required by directly uploading images to your site with the Format Publisher plugin for desktop (WindowsOS and macOS) versions of Adobe Lightroom Classic LrC.
Simplifies the tasks of uploading and updating your Gallery Pages and Client Galleries.
Does not upload to Custom Pages, Blog Posts or Store Products.
The plugin is not compatible with the web based version of Lightroom CC.
Download the Format Publisher plugin
You can use this link https://www.format.com/lightroom/download/ for the latest version of the Format Publisher for Adobe Lightroom plugin or:
Navigate to the More Apps panel
From the lower left sidebar click More Apps
Click 'Download Plugin'
Locate the downloaded plugin
Your web browser should have an icon or link to help you navigate to where the downloaded plugin was saved to
Click the icon to 'Show in Finder' (macOS) or 'Show in Explorer' (WindowsOS)
Extract the plugin from the ZIP file
Depending on how your web browser is configured, the ZIP file may have already been unzipped automatically on download, and the ZIP file deleted leaving you with just the plugin file. If the file is already showing as
format-1.5.10.lrplugin go to the next step.
Navigate to where the downloaded plugin was saved to
Single-click to select the plugin file which should be named something similar to
Right-click (hold down 'Option' (macOS) to activate the contextual menu and select the 'Open With > Archive Utility app (default)' and unzip the file
Move the unzipped plugin to your Documents folder
We recommend moving the Format Publisher plugin to your 'Documents' folder.
This is to ensure that the plugin does not get deleted from the Download location in error, as this would stop the plugin working in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (once installed and configured).
Install the plugin through the Lightroom Plug-in Manager
Start or change applications to have Lightroom Classic running in the foreground.
Use Lightroom Classic’s 'File' menu
Select 'Plug-in Manager…'
Add a New Plugin
Click 'Add' option from the lower-left corner of the Lightroom Plug-in Manager window
Select the Format plugin file
Navigate to the Documents folder (or where you saved the plugin to)
The Format plugin you download may have a different version number to the screenshot above but it will be named similar to:
Select the plugin and click 'Add Plug-In'.
Format Plugin Installed and Running
Format plugin should show as Installed and running
Plugin update area: Local and Latest versions should match, as you have just installed, there should be no need to click the 'Check for updates' button at this time
This is the file directory path to where the plugin has been saved and added
Status showing that the plug-in is enabled
Click 'Done' to close the Lightroom Plug-in Manager window
Set up the Format Publisher Service
Now that the plug-in has been installed and enabled you now need to set up the Publish Services by logging in with your Format account details.
Navigate to the Library > Publish Services area
Navigate to the Library Module of Lightroom Classic
Ensure the left sidebar area is visible and open the 'Publish Services' pane
You should see 'Format Publisher' as being visible, click 'Set up…' on the right
Log in to your Format Account
From the Publish Services list on the left, select 'Format Publisher'
Under Format account, add your Format account email address and password
Click 'Login' button
Can't Save Changes: Authorize before save message
Logged in as email address will be shown here
Now you can 'Save' which will sync with your Format account
Format Site Name (dropdown opened to show pages inside this website) if you have more than one website, it will show here (even if inactive)
Client Galleries and Gallery Page names displayed
Image counter, this will show as ‘
0’ for any images not unloaded via the plugin.
Edit Settings before Publishing
Right-click on the main 'Format Publisher' Publish Services name to get the contextual menu to appear
Click 'Edit Settings…'
All Format Publisher Settings Overview
Format Publisher service selected so all related Settings appear on the right side (use the triangle toggle button next to the Setting name to open or close)
Syncing: Update your list of galleries on Lightroom by clicking “Sync with Format” every time you add or delete galleries on your Format site(s). Syncing will not import images from your galleries
Favorited Images: Mark favorited images in Client Galleries projects with flags (do not use this feature if your personal workflow already uses 'flags' for other reasons as this might cause a conflict)
File Settings: The image format is JPEG by default, you can set the Quality or limit the File Size published
Image Sizing: Publish at the original dimensions or resize with a range of options available including Resolution (The Resolution set does not affect the image quality. Setting at 72, 96, 200 or 300ppi will produce exactly the same image size and quality)
Output Sharpening: Sharpen for Screen or Print media with Amount variations
Metadata: Various options available
Watermarking: Option available here, or you may want to add a watermark only to Workflow Client Galleries following our Watermark Editor guide.
To reduce the length of this help article we have created separate, detailed guides on how to use the Format Publisher for Adobe® Photoshop Lightroom￼® plugin.
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