This Lightroom plug-in generates comprehensive reports in various formats (plain text, CVS, HTML, XML, etc.) using photos' metadata. The plugin operates in two modes: as a post-processing action for export and publish operations, and as an interactive inspector for selected photos.

Requirements

  • Lightroom 2 (2.4 - 2.7): Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X
  • Lightroom 3 (3.0 - 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 - 5.6): Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Mac OS X

Licensing

This plug-in is released as Shareware (no source code provided). The registration fee is $10 (USD). 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

The unregistered version has no functionality restrictions. You may use the unregistered version at no charge for 30 days. After the trial period you will be required to purchase your personal registration code to continue using the plugin.

Sample Output

HTML Itemized HTML Grouped
html html_grouped
HTML Tabular Plain Text
html_tabular text
XML XMLWorksheet
xml xml_worksheet
Excel 2003 (New in 3.2.0)  
excel_2003  

Support the Development

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

Your participation is greatly appreciated!

Version History

3.2.3

Jun 11, 2014

(Latest Version)

  • Fixed the issue with generating Excel 2003 Worksheet format under Mac OS.

3.2.2

Jun 3, 2014

  • By customer request, added new fields: baseName, exportBaseName - same as fileName and exportFileName, but without the extension. To include in your fieldset, go Fieldset Editor - Available Fields, and select the File Information metadata set.

3.2.1

Apr 24, 2014

  • By a customer request, added new fields: isCropped, aspectRatio, croppedWidth, croppedHeight, originalWidth, originalHeight, fileType, fileSizeBytes. To include in your fieldset, go Fieldset Editor - Available Fields, and select the File Information metadata set.

3.2.0

Apr 23, 2014

  • New "Excel 2003 Worksheet" template with support for embedded thumbnail images.
  • Other minor improvements.

3.1.3

Mar 10, 2014

  • Fixed: Lightroom 2 compatibility issues.
  • Fixed: unable to access the Fieldset Editor.
  • Other minor improvements.

3.1.2

Feb 4, 2014

  • Added application presets for revealing the report file in Exporer (Windows) and Finder (Mac OS).
  • Fixed the issue with applying plugin updates.
  • Other improvements and bug fixes.

3.1.1

Nov 24, 2013

  • Fixed an invalid field reference in the "Simple" fieldset causing errors when running the report.
  • Fixed the "bad argument #1 to 'find'" error when rendering reports.
  • Other minor improvements and bug fixes.

3.1.0

Oct 13, 2013

  • The new "File Information" metadata set provides special fields with various path and folder information.
  • Added field folderPath containing the Lightroom hierarchy path of the folder containing the photo.
  • Added field parentPath system path of the directory where the photo lives.
  • Other minor improvements and bug fixes.

3.0.2

Oct 1, 2013

  • Now the "Customize Fieldsets" option is available in the Export dialog.
  • Fixed an error when running the plug-in as a post-processing action.
  • Fixed styles in the summary section of HTML templates.
  • Fixed compatibility issues with Mac OS.

3.0.1

Sep 25, 2013

  • Fixed a few screen layout issues specific to Mac OS.

3.0.0

Sep 25, 2013

New Features

  • Completely redesigned the internal template mechanism. New templates provide support for logical and formatting operations in LUA (the internal scripting language of Lightroom) and the ability to include sub-templates.
  • Added the concept of fieldsets to facilitate the customization of data columns without having to modify the entire template.
  • Fieldset Editor for interactively customizing report columns.
  • Now you can use any metadata field to generate grouped reports. The "Group By" field is now specified by the user at runtime; grouping parameters no longer need to be included in the template definition.
  • Addded support for new DNG format options (Camera Raw 6.6 and 7.1) introduced in LR5.
  • New simple XML template.

Fixes and Improvements

  • Improved the look-and-feel of HTML reports, added support for CSS themes.
  • Export Dialog - long path string no longer push the Choose button out of the window area.
  • Export Dialog - the Choose Folder dialog now opens at the currently selected path.
  • Fixed the exception when generating HTML reports containing offline photos.
  • Fixed the issue with generating HTML output when there are video files selected.
  • Other minor improvements and fixes.

2.6.3

Apr 6, 2013

  • Improved error handling - fixed the issue with some error messages appearing twice.
  • The plugin no longer throws a "Permission Error" message when the previously generated output file is still open.
  • Improved handling of empty metadata fields in output templates.

2.6.2

Feb 12, 2013

  • Fixed the issue with using the "XML Worksheet" output option.

2.6.1

Nov 23, 2012

  • Fixed the issue with generating thumbnail images for HTML output.

2.6

Nov 18, 2012

  • Fixed the "We can only wait from within a task" error when accessing the Extras dialog (Library > Plug-in Extras).
  • Fixed issues with templates using the "grouping by keyword" feature.
  • Fixed the issue with grouping in some cases.
  • Output templates are now grouped into two folders - one for export operations and another for selection based operations.
  • Inventory Selected Photos: Added lots of output templates.
  • Inventory Selected Photos: Eliminated the unnecessary dialog.
  • Inventory Selected Photos: Improved the layout and functionality.
  • 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.

2.5

Sep 20, 2012

  • Fixed: creating thumbnails for HTML output sometimes fails.          
  • Fixed: generating output files sometimes would fail due to an undefin
  • Fixed: TIFF compression method does not appear in the output.        
  • Export Dialog: "Export with Previous" now works correctly.           
  • Export Dialog: The Output Format option now has a default value.    

NOTE: Please note, the extension name of the plugin's folder has been changed from .lrdevplugin to .lrplugin. If you are updating an older version of the plug-in you have two options:

  1. Remove the ExportList.lrdevplugin folder, then install the update using the new installation packages.
  2. Apply the auto-update. When you restart Lightroom you will be reminded to remove the .lrdevplugin folder and add the new .lrplugin folder (created by the auto-updater next to the old folder) using Lightroom Plugin Manager.

I apologize for the hassle, but this is necessary to keep things consistent and in line with Adobe's recommendations.

2.4

Jun 10, 2012

  • Extras Dialog: "Save output file to" option now points to "Documents" by default.
  • Extras Dialog: The "Generate output text in-place" option is now disabled when the number of photos in selection exceed 200. At this volume the output needs to be set to an external application or saved to a disk file.
  • Extras Dialog: Implemented a progress indicator to provode a feedback on generating the output file.

2.3

May 13, 2012

  • Fixed the "attempt to call global 'expand' (a nil value)" error.
  • The plug-in is now compatible with Lightroom 4.
     

2.2

Mar 4, 2012

  • Added the ability to generate lists of selected photos, without performing an export.
  • Added the ability to create custom templates in a separate folder, so they wouldn't be destroyed when installing plug-in updates.
  • Added XML Spreadsheet template (MS Excel 2003 and above) supporting Unicode characters.
  • Added the ability to embed photo thumbnails into generated HTML documents. All HTML templates have been expanded to include photo thumbnails.
  • Fixed the "attempt to index field 'outputMethods'" error when using the "Export with Previous" action.
  • Fixed a formatting issue in the 'Plain Text' template.

Note: Version 2.1 has been skipped.

 

2.0

Sep 10, 2011

Plug-in has been re-released as Shareware.

Changes and Fixes:

  • Added support for grouping of output list by keywords or other metadata fields of exported photos
  • Added new text and HTML templates for listing photos grouped by keywords
  • Drop-down menu items are now sorted alphabetically
  • Now the plug-in can automatically update itself

1.5

Apr 9, 2011

  • Fixed the "Selected options are incomplete" error when exporting photos using presets
  • Added a new placeholder for the exported file name
  • Added placeholders for File Settings, Image Sizing, and Sharpening Settings summaries
  • The output file now can be saved to a folder of your choice
  • Added the ability to submit the debug log directly from the plug-in

1.4

Sep 26, 2010

  • Added support for new metadata fields introduced in Lightroom 3.
  • On Mac OS, Apple Mail now can be used to compose e-mail with the export list attached.
  • Added the ability to submit the debug log directly from the plug-in.

1.3

Mar 14, 2010

  • Now the plug-in generates output even if the template contains misspelled metadata field names.
  • The option names in drop-down lists are no longer truncated.
  • Added the option for automatic checking for plug-in updates.

20100126.2

Jan 26, 2010

The plug-in is now compatible with Lightroom 3 Beta.

20090925.1

Sep 9, 2009

The initial release.

  • The user can choose to generate the list in HTML (tabular or itemized format), Plain Text, or CSV formats.
  • Generated file can be opened in the default application for the selected format, or in Mozilla Thunderbird as an attachment.
  • Provides options for opening the generated file in the default application for the selected format, or in Mozilla Thunderbird as an attachment.
  • Metadata fields included in the output can be controlled via the template.