The Dropbox Plug-in allows you to export photos from Adobe Lightroom directly to your Dropbox account.


  • Supports Export operations
  • Supports Publish operations in Lightroom 3 and above
  • Photo and Video uploads
  • Import existing folder structure from Dropbox into your Lightroom catalog
  • Provides automatic pairing of online photos with photos in your catalog
  • Generate shared links for your albums without leaving Lightroom


  • Lightroom 2 (2.4 - 2.7): Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X
  • Lightroom 3 (3.3 - 3.6): Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X
  • Lightroom 4 (4.0 - 4.4): Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X
  • Lightroom 5 (5.0 - 5.7): Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X

Licensing and Registration

This plug-in is released as Shareware (no source code provided). The registration fee is $15 (USD) per single user. The license allows you to install the plugin on two computers, for example a desktop and a laptop computer, owned and operated by a single user.

Starting with Lightroom 5, you would need to purchase a new registration code for each major Lightroom version. This does not impact dot (minor) releases, e.g. Lr 4.1 to Lr 4.2.

Demo Version Restrictions

You may use the unregistered (free) version at no charge for a limited time (10 days), after which you have to register the plugin in order to continue using it. Otherwise, the demo version is a full-featured product and has no other restrictions.

Support the Development

There are many ways you can support further development of this plug-in:

Your participation is always appreciated!

Version History


Apr 11, 2015

(Latest Version)

  • Fixed the issue with publishing.


Apr 9, 2015

  • Added a configuration option allowing to suppress upload errors until the very end of export operations.
  • Export: Large uploads didn't respect the "create new files" option.
  • Fixed the issue with dropping suffixes from filenames when the name contains a period.
  • Fixed the issue with video uploads.
  • Improved name sanitizing for exported files.
  • Changed terminology (albums - folders) to avoid confusion with the new "Albums" feature of Dropbox.


Mar 4, 2015

  • Require to re-authenticate less often.
  • Publish Service: album-specific resolution settings didn't stick.
  • Export Settings: added low/high pixel threshold options for validading image size.


Feb 28, 2015

  • Fixed the "Unexpected Server problem http Error Code 400" error when uploading photos.


Feb 28, 2015

  • Added support for extremely large files (over 150 MB in size).
  • Added the "Validate Image Sizing setting" option controlling the "Oversized Image" warning during the export.
  • Updated authentication mechanism from OAuth 1.0 to OAuth 2.0 for better performance and easier operation.
  • Other minor improvements.


Jan 8, 2015

  • Added support for DNG uploads.
  • Implemented automatic handling of XMP sidecars when uploading images in camera raw format.
  • Export Dialog: minor improvements.
  • Other minor fixes.


Dec 17, 2014

  • Export Dialog: The "New Album" doesn't display an explanatory error message when the Create button is disabled.
  • Export Dialog: Minor fixes and improvements of the album caching algorithm.
  • Other minor fixes.


Dec 12, 2014

  • Export Dialog: fixed the issue with creating subfolders.
  • Publish Service: Improves support for watermarks when Lightroom presets are stored with the catalog.
  • SSL Vulnerability detection dialog - fixed the error after applying the solution.
  • Other minor bug fixes and improvements.


Nov 19, 2014

  • Export Dialog: possible stack overflow when reloading the folder hierarchy from the server.
  • Export Dialog: newly created album does not show up in the list.
  • Export Dialog: album disappears from the list after running the export.
  • Other minor improvements.


Nov 18, 2014

  • Improved error handling.
  • Fixed an intermittent issue with authenticating the user.
  • Export Dialog: Fixed the "attempt to call method 'addSessionAlbum'(nil value)" when creating new folders.
  • Other minor improvements.


Nov 16, 2014

  • Implemented "POODLE" (SSL Vulnerability) detection and remediation.
  • Export Dialog: implemented persistent caching. Once loaded from the server, album information is stored locally for quick access.
  • Export Dialog: new Quick Filter feature which enables you to search albums using a text string.
  • Export Dialog: improved the layout.
  • New Album Dialog: Now you can paste the name of the currently selected folder or collection with a single click.
  • Other minor improvements.


Sep 8, 2014

  • Implemented throttling of the rendering queue to protect against high disk space consumption during large exports (Lightroom 5).
  • Export Dialog: implemented persistent caching to minimize server requests when loading folder information.
  • Export Dialog: now displays progress information showing the number of folders retrieved from the server.
  • Export Dialog: fixed the "The requested resource no longer exists on the server" error when the selected folder contains raw images.
  • Export Dialog: album thumbnails sometimes do not show up (Windows, Lightroom 5.6).
  • Improved verbosity of error messages when authorization fails.
  • My Account section: now displays space utilization info.
  • Other minor improvements.


Jun 29, 2014

  • Export dialog: redesigned navigation between foldersFixed the issue with switching account information when working with multiple publishing services configured for different accounts.
  • Fixed: chosing the "Only the Photos folder" option when the folder doesn't exist at Dropbox may cause a "The requested resource no longer exists on the server" error.
  • Fixed the issue with switching account information when working with multiple publishing services configured for different accounts.
  • Other minor improvements.


Jun 11, 2014

  • Fixed "HTTP Error 403" during authentication.
  • Fixes issues with the automatic update mechanism.
  • Other minor improvements.


Apr 24, 2014

  • Publish Service: fixed the error when creating albums within album sets.


Apr 1, 2014

  • Publish Service: fixed the "attempt to compare string with number" error when using album specific resolution settings.


Mar 17, 2014

  • Fixed the iusse with authorizing the user in some cases.


Mar 13, 2014

  • New major feature - Reclaim Photos. This feature enables you to download photos from Dropbox to your hard drive.
  • Export Dialog - fixed the issue with navigating to the top folder in the album hierarchy.
  • Other minor improvements.


Feb 5, 2014

  • Associate Images: Now you can fine-tune association by File Number Suffix using pattern matching.
  • Added the ability to initiate multiple uploads in parallel.
  • Added support for print resolutions.
  • Improved handling of name collisions when renaming albums.
  • Fixed the issue with applying automatic plugin updates.
  • Fixed the issue with creating multiple publishing services for different accounts.
  • Other minor improvements.


Jan 9, 2014

  • Fixed the issue with creating shared album links.
  • Other fixes and minor improvements.


Dec 25, 2013

  • Now you can choose a color space when uploading photos.
  • Publish Service - added the ability to customize sharpening options for individual albums.


Dec 14, 2013

  • Improved session management (the user is prompted to authorize less frequently).
  • Improved the Automatic Update feature for future plugin versions.
  • Fixed the "Access to an undefined variable: params" error when creating public links for a photo.


Nov 24, 2013

  • Now the plugin can resume connection with Dropbox after a long period of inactivity.
  • Fixed: Unable to create albums at the top level.
  • Fixed: The plugin is asking to login every time on Export.


Nov 11, 2013

  • Now you can upload RAW files.
  • Export Dialog: fixed the issue with creating albums at lower levels of the album hierarchy.
  • Export Dialog: fixed the issue creating new albums when there are deleted albums in the folder.


Nov 8, 2013

  • Fixed the issue with republishing photos after moving albums from one parent album to another.
  • Fixed the issue with publishing to albums that were deleted from Dropbox.
  • Improved the handling of large uploads.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.


Aug 29, 2013

  • Fixed the "You do not have enough permission on the server to access this function. Access has been denied." error when there is no Photos folder in the account.
  • Other minor fixes and improvements.


Jul 14, 2013

  • Publish Service: now you can customize metadata and watermarking options individually for each album.
  • Now "Export with Previous" after creating new albums works correctly.
  • Fixed the "attempt to index a nil value" error when using a particular combination of album-specific resize options.
  • Other minor improvements and fixes.


Jun 7, 2013

  • Added the ability to upload photos in their original format (without applying any conversion or resizing), provided the photos are already in the supported format (JPEG or TIFF).
  • Publish Service: now image settings (size, resolution, quality level, image format, color space) can be individually customized for each album.
  • Opening the Lightroom Publishing Manager panel and logging into Dropbox no longer triggers the "Not Saved" status unless you actually modify one of the publishing options.
  • Extras - Import Album Structure now works much faster, especially with a very large number of albums in the account.
  • Improved the handling of a Windows specific HTTP Error 12032 (the action must be retried).
  • Other minor improvements and fixes.


Feb 6, 2013

  • Publish Service: now "Check Photos" clears Dropbox Metadata fields if photos are no longer published through the Dropbox publishing service.
  • Publish Service: the "Associate Images" dialog has been redesigned to reduce the size of the dialog window.
  • Publish Service: fixed the issue with renaming unpublished albums.
  • Other minor improvements and fixes.


Dec 17, 2012

  • Added support for the TIFF format.
  • Added the option to manage all Dropbox folders as photo and video albums.
  • Publish Service - All "extras" functions such as Import Albums, Associate Images, Check Photos, etc. are now available right from the Publish Service Settings panel within Lightroom Publishing Manager.
  • Extras - Associate Photos: The photo matching algorithm has been significantly improved to provide a faster and more accurate matching, particularly when file names contain spaces and other non-alphanumeric characters.
  • Extras - Associate Photos: Added a new method of resolving conflicts - now you can prioritize pairing of rendered copies (JPEG and TIFF) over raw originals.
  • Extras - Associate Photos: Added a new matching method "by File Number Suffix" which compares only numeric image suffixes when searching for candidates.
  • Fixed the issues with deleting published collection when the corresponding online folder is already removed.
  • Other minor improvements and fixes.


Nov 11, 2012

  • Added support for video uploads.
  • Improved the display of photo rendering and uploading phases on Lightroom's progress indicator.
  • Export Dialog: fixed the issue with renaming albums.
  • Windows OS: Fixed the issue with installing the plugin when the username contains accented characters.
  • Windows OS: Fixed the issue with installing the plugin under a non-admin user account.


Sep 27, 2012

  • Added a safeguard against the situation when the Photos folder is missing.
  • Improved the validation of album names for leading or trailing spaces.
  • A number of minor fixes and improvements.


Jul 18, 2012

  • Improved the handling of server errors when you attempt to create an album with a duplicate name.
  • Publish Service: Fixed the issue with moving albums between album sets.


Jul 6, 2012

  • A few minor fixes.


Jul 3, 2012

This is the first official (non-beta) release of the plugin.

  • Extras: Added the ability to "Associate Images" in selected albums only (as opposed to all albums).
  • Minor text revisions.
  • Fixed a few compatibility issues with Lightroom 2.

1.0.5 (BETA)

Jun 24, 2012

  • Fixed the error when attempting to create a new album and there are no photo albums in the account.
  • Fixed the error with renaming published collections.
  • Improved handling of deleted albums.

1.0.4 (BETA)

Jun 17, 2012

  • Authentication: The "Token is not an authorized request token" error when the user attempts to proceed before completing the authorization process at Dropbox is replaced with a more meaningful message.
  • Implemented validation of album names based on Dropbox recommendations.

1.0.3 (BETA)

Jun 10, 2012

  • Export Dialog: Fixed the "attempt to yield across metamethod/C-call boundary" error in some situations.
  • Export Dialog: Fixed related error "We can only wait from within a task" in some situations.

1.0.2 (BETA)

Jun 9, 2012

  • Publish: Photo URLs for "Go to Photo in Dropbox" are now generated correctly.
  • Export and Publish: Added the ability to create album links for sharing.
  • Publish: Added the ability to create photo links for sharing and direct access via "Go to Photo in Dropbox".
  • Export Dialog: Improved the UI for creating nested albums.
  • Improved performance and eliminated unnecessary server operations.

1.0.1 (BETA)

May 29, 2012

  • Fixed the issue with using Unicode and control characters in album names.
  • Export Dialog: fixed the error when switching export destinations using the "Export To" drop-down list.

1.0.0 (BETA)

May 21, 2012

This is the first public release of the plug-in.