Official Zenfolio Lightroom Plugin
Zenfolio needs an official Lightroom 4 plugin.
I am seriously reconsidering my loyalty to Zenfolio.
From the beginning, I felt like trusting a third party application with an expensive serial number was a bad idea. But just recently I bought Lightroom 4 and upon trying to re-enable my zenfolio plugin, the plugin gives me some bull **** error code stating that the $150 I paid adobe is invalid.
I just want to express that until this is fixed, I am seriously considering shutterfly or smugmug.
roger lilford commented
Jeffrey Friedls Zenfolio plugin for Lightroom is simply brilliant!
Jaleel King commented
This thread is now nearly 4yrs old and NOTHING has changed. I've long left this platform and this is one of the primary reasons.
If Zenfolio really wanted to make this they would've have years ago.
David Portass Photography commented
This would be immensely useful as would one for Photo Mechanic for those that utilise that for their end of process workflow
Paul Verbanick commented
I don't publish as much as I would like but I always look foward to it with dread because the plugin does not work and it a whole riga marole to get an up dated version and so on. So just did a wedding ready to up load and what do you know jefferys plug in will not work... Very frustrating guys...
Nick Gunn Photography commented
I have asked again today to see if there is any way that a 1st Party Plug in can be made available, Smug mug have hag 2 way sync for at least 3 years and it really is effective. I have to seriously think about my next renewal. Its a deal breaker.
...I use Jeffrey Friedl´s Plug in.
T. Martins commented
Zenfolio has great potential to lead this market, but is losing the opportunity.
Company interest can not overcome customers needs, otherwise, we gone move to other places, or wait for some new option to come up.
It looks like people at Zenfolio are in vacation. A lot of features are missing that could revolutionize the product. But as it is, it will have a short life in the community besides giving others the opportunity to launch their products under take market share from Zenfolio. We are not here because of promotional offers from Zenfolio partners. We are here to publish and sell, and have a good ADMINISTRATION AND CONTROL over our images, Nothing more! So please start working on enhancing and providing flexibility and better control to your clients. Zenfolio wont regret going on this way.
After a few years on the suggestion/features list ans still no Official Lightroom Plugin.
What is the reasoning for no plugin Zenfolio?
Is Zenfolio in fact listening?
Come on guys. Lightroom is now on version CC now. That's the third update since this question was asked. Will we ever see a direct upload from Lightroom. Smugmug have had this for years ???
Any response would be much appreciated
This is only 3 years in the list. Don't expet anything this side of 2050.
"I too find it perplexing that Zenfolio does not have an "official supported" upload for Lightroom. As a previous Aperture user, one of the features that I took for granted was the upload to Zenfolio. Aperture is no longer interested in the professional photographer and I, like many have moved to Lightroom. Zenfolio, the industry is passing you by, don't force your loyal users to move on because you are not supporting the needs of the professionals that utilize your product and services. " JWB
I too find it perplexing that Zenfolio does not have an "official supported" upload for Lightroom. As a previous Aperture user, one of the features that I took for granted was the upload to Zenfolio. Aperture is no longer interested in the professional photographer and I, like many have moved to Lightroom. Zenfolio, the industry is passing you by, don't force your loyal users to move on because you are not supporting the needs of the professionals that utilize your product and services.
failure to seamlessly link with Lightroom is commercial madness given the audience size using this software, please rectify as soon as possible. A successful Zenfolio benefits us all and without this you are behind the curve being set by your competition. Time is money and failure to have a seamless workflow costs the photographer time and will erode loyalties to Zenfolio
Sam bendall commented
I made the move over to Lightroom and I love the program for my workflow over aperture. My biggest issue now is that, unlike aperture, there is no clean and easy way to export my images to a gallery in zenfoilo. The aperture to zenfolio was simple and perfect. Please create one that does the same for Lightroom.
I don't think the issue is with Jeff or John or Tim... Zenfolio, making all that money from memberships, print order commissions etc. STILL can't offer a "seamless" experience to the people who make them the money?
I prefer Zen's user interface over Smug (I know some will agree and some will disagree but that's a personal opinion and choice) but with SmugMug plug in, saved a lot of time.
Now having had all that hair pulling, errors in the middle of upload, wasting my MF time for first exporting than uploading...
you've gotta be kiddin' me!
Get on your game #Zenfolio or become another Yahoo by falling behind.
Lester Barrows commented
Coming from SmugMug, the Lightroom plugin for Zenfolio (at least under Mac OS X) is one of the few areas where I find the experience inferior. Managing folders is tricky, uploads tend to fail more often via plugin than direct uploads through the web interface, and the plugin has a tendency to break without explanation. An official supported plugin from Zenfolio would be greatly appreciated, uploading directly from Lightroom is an important part of the workflow.
Does anyone have a Phanfare plugin?
Darkroom Visuals LLC commented
Agreed that there should be an official...or at least cleaner looking plugin. Sure, Jeff's plugin is usable, but the amount of reading, planning and understanding to start using it is a lot more than what a plugin should take. If anyone has ever used the Apple Aperture to Zenfolio plugin, that is the kind of experience which makes sense (it's as easy as "select the gallery and upload to it").
RYAN KENNER PHOTOGRAPHY commented
Never had a problem with the Lightroom to Zenfolio plugin from Jeffry Friedl.
Robin Lund commented
I moved from PhotoShelter to Zenfolio, but I am probably moving back because of the lack of a working Lightroom plugin with Zenfolio.