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 and Compatibility

The plugin supports both Windows and OS X, and is compatible with the following versions of Lightroom:

  • Lightroom 2 (2.4 - 2.7)
  • Lightroom 3 (3.3 - 3.6)
  • Lightroom 4, 5, 6 / CC 2015, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 / Lightroom Classic


This plug-in is released as Shareware (no source code provided). 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.

When Lightroom is upgraded to a next major version (e.g. 9, 10, etc.), a new registration code needs to be purchased, unless your most recent purchase was made within a 3-month period before the release of the most recent Lightroom's major upgrade.

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 Tabular Plain Text
XML XMLWorksheet
Excel 2003 JSON (New in 3.4.0)

Version History


Jan 19, 2020

(Latest Version)

  • Fixed the "Lightroom preferences file was not found" error in Lightroom 6 and 7.
  • macOS: The isntaller disk image is now properly signed and notarized for Catalina.


Nov 20, 2019

  • Lightroom 9 compatibility.


Oct 23, 2017

  • Lightroom 7 support.
  • Fixed the issue with displaying Unicode characters in Excel when using the CSV format.


May 25, 2017

  • Export: Fixed the issue with generating output files when using the "Save to Export Folder" option for output handling.
  • The "Filenames Only" preset now generates works correctly.


Feb 20, 2017

  • HTML Templates: fixed column alignment for Photo Index and Rating fields in itemized templates.
  • Fixed the "You have not specified some of the Export List Plug-in options" error when exporting photos via "Export with Previous".
  • Fixed localization of preset descriptions.


Feb 14, 2017

  • Fixed output grouping by non-metadata fields, such as FileType, ParentPath, CroppedWidth, CroppedHeight, etc.
  • Fixed output grouping by rating when one of the photos is unrated or has a zero star rating.
  • Now photo ratings are displayed using star symbols instead of a number.
  • Excel Worksheet - fixed the issue with corrupting the output file when there are more than 26 columns.
  • Redesigned the structure of HTML themes to provide a better customizability.
  • HTML Tabular, Grouped - fixed column spanning of the group heading row.


Feb 9, 2017

  • Improved German translations - added translations for template titles and descriptions.


Feb 5, 2017

  • Added German translations. Many thanks to Wernfried Domscheit and Joerg Knoerchen who contributed to this translation!
  • Metadata presets: added a preset for the Big Note (by John Beardsworth) plugin's metadata.
  • Fixed the error when processing photos that are not available, e.g. located on a disconnected external drive.
  • Other minior fixes.


May 19, 2016

  • Installer: fixed digital signature validation errors.
  • AutoUpdate - fixed a bug preventing the installation of plugin updates in some cases.


Feb 12, 2016

  • Implemented the ability to display plugin-specific metadata.
  • Added a metadata set with Print Size Calculator fields (see
  • File Information fieldset: implemented new fields - Publish Service Name, Published Collection Name, Contained Collections, and Contained Published Collections.
  • Fieldset Editor: improved the layout and usability.
  • Text templates: implemented automatic padding/justification of field titles for better readability.


Sep 30, 2015

  • Re-designed the automatic update mechanism.
  • Export Dialog: Added the option to save the output file to the export folder, as specified in the Export Location section.
  • Export Dialog: Fixed the issue with generating reports when exporting videos in the original format.


Aug 9, 2015

  • Mac OS: Fixed "Show User Presets Folder" and "Show Plugin Presets Folder" buttons.
  • Added the ability to customize titles for HTML page outputs.


Jun 19, 2015

  • Fixed the "bad argument #3 to '?' (number expected, got string)" error after entering the thumbnail size by hand.


May 30, 2015

  • HTML and Excel 2003: implemented thumbnails for video files (Lightroom 5 and above).
  • HTML and Excel 2003: Now the plugin can generate thumbnails even when original files are offline (Lightroom 5 and above).
  • HTML and Excel 2003: Fixed the "bad argument #1 to '?' (string expected, got no value)" error when rendering thumbnails for photos that are offline.


May 7, 2015

  • Fixed the error when adding a custom fieldset.
  • Now available fields in the fieldset editor are sorted alphabetically.


Apr 30, 2015

  • HTML format: now custom checkbox columns can be included in all HTML reports.
  • Excel 2003 and all HTML templates: now you can easily customize the size of thumbnail images.
  • New JSON template.

Excel 2003:

  • Improved thumbnail placement in order to optimize row space.
  • The top row with column headings is now frozen.
  • The print area now sets automatically.
  • Default print page orientation changed to Landscape.


Nov 30, 2014

  • Excel 2003 template - now you can customize up to 4 checkbox columns for various selection options.
  • Output Profile - improved the layout.
  • Location presets: added the "country name" field.
  • Other minor improvements and bug fixes.


Jun 11, 2014

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


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.


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.


Apr 23, 2014

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


Mar 10, 2014

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


Sep 25, 2013

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


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.


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.


Feb 12, 2013

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


Nov 23, 2012

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


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.


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.


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.


May 13, 2012

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


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.



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


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


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.


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.


Jan 26, 2010

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


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.