Can I use my web browser to access me.com while usingĀ  the plug-in?

Starting with version 1.17, the web browser can be used to access the MobileMe gallery while the plug-in is uploading pictures.

How many pictures can I upload to a single album?

The MobileMe service caps the albums size at 500 photos. However, if you are running an unregistered copy of the plug-in, the limit is 10 photos in a single album.

Why JPEG the only available format for photo uploads?

At the time of writing, MobileMe supports only GIF, PNG and JPEG formats, which leaves only one option available for photos rendered in Lightroom - JPEG.

What color spaces does the plug-in support?

Prior to version 1.17, only sRGB was supported. Starting with version 1.17, Adobe RGB and ProPhoto RGB are also available.

What image settings should I use?

If you are uploading photos for viewing purpose I recommend the following combo:
  • JPEG Quality: 75-80%
  • Resize to Fit: Long Edge, 1024 pixels -OR- Dimensions, 800 x 1024 pixels
  • Resolution: 96 pixels per inch (this isn't really important if you are specifying the size in pixels, this is just to remind you that you are publishing/exporting for the purpose of viewing on a regular monitor)
  • Sharpen For: Screen, Amount: Standard
If you are going to provide the ability to download photos at full resolution, then don't select the Resize to Fit option, however be prepared for a very long upload. Each photo will take 3-4 minutes (or longer) to upload. Full-resolution JPEGs from modern cameras (12-18 megapixels) will be around 6-7 MB in size, for high resolution cameras like Canon 5D Mark II and Sony A900, full resolution JPEGs will be even larger, and therefore take longer to upload.

I have uploaded my photos successfully, but they are displayed in MobileMe as black boxes. What's wrong?

You may have ran out of your iDisk quota. This might be a good time to do some clean-up.

I keep getting "cannotConnectToHost" errors. What do I do?

Most likely, this is the result of your firewall blocking Internet access for Lightroom. Make sure Lightroom is allowed to make Internet connections on port 80 and 443 (HTTP and HTTPS).

I am getting "An SSL error has occurred and a secure connection to the server cannot be made" error. How to fix this?

This could mean one of two things. Either your firewall is blocking HTTPS connections for Lightroom (on port 443) or MobileMe is performing a maintenance. First, check your firewall settings and make sure Lightroom is allowed to make Internet connections on port 80 and 443 (HTTP and HTTPS). Second, check if you can access https://www.me.com in your web browser. If you receive a similar error, then all you can do is wait for the MobileMe service to be restored.

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