Direct from Lightroom to Instagram Handy Plug-in

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Check out this great desktop app that lets you go direct from Lightroom to Instagram. The plug-in is simply called LR/Instagram and it allows you to easily publish multiple photos and to publish to multiple accounts (super handy)! You can also add post-processing actions to crop the image square, add some padding and different aspect ratios. And because you’re going straight from LR to Instagram you don’t have to export your image, dropbox, iCloud or email it to yourself.

Download the plug-in and test it free right here. But if you find yourself using it loads, and trust us you will, then throw this clever guy a $10 fund development bone and register it in the Lightroom Plugin Manager. It’s soooo worth it. The plug-in is compatible with Adobe Lightroom CC, or LR 3.0 (or later), on Windows XP (or later) and Mac OS X 10.7 (or later).

So simply install the plugin, add new service in Lightroom Publishing Manager and authenticate with your Instagram account.

publish Direct from Lightroom to Instagram Handy Plug in

Then drag photos to the publish collection, click Publish to immediately upload your photos to Instagram.


Hashtag Metadata
+ LR/Instagram provides a new metadata panel, where you can add hashtags to caption, only to be published to Instagram. By selecting a custom template, you can also specify format using {template} tags.

Crop & Padding
You can add post-process action to force cropping of photos to aspect ratios supported by Instagram (4:5 through 1.91:1). Or simply use the automatic padding with white border, which is enabled by default.

Multiple Accounts
LR/Instagram allows you to publish to multiple accounts simply by creating new publish collections.


This video tutorial is helpful way to get you started, it includes installation, setting up and publishing.

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Shanna June

Shanna June

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