LightUp - The export plugin for Lightroom

LightUp (beta)LightUp(beta) For Lightroom3
The Lightroom Export plugin for
Copyright 2010 - Joe Lippeatt    

Current Version: 1.0.3

  • Provides a full list of all of your favorite Groups!
  • Lists all recent group events, no more hunting for URLs!
  • Uploads directly from Adobe Lightroom, no more exporting to temp directories
  • "Caption" automatically filled in with your Lightroom "Title"
  • Export settings are simplified and limited to only what's needed for
  • Automatically discover your API key
  • Works with all of your usual Post-Processing Actions (like Mogrify!)
  • Optionally posts selected image/camera data in a photo comment!

Some known bugs & issues:

The "comment" information is retained, so posting an image with a blank comment may result in hving the previous images comment posted.

A delay on's server will result in an unspecified error that fails the entire batch of uploads.  Consider limiting your uplod to less than 10 imges at a time.

Current Known bugs in 1.0.3:

  • Evaluations of numbers sometimes causes the plugin to crash
    • MeetUpUploadTask.lua:284: attempt to compare nil with number - fixed in 1.0.4
    • MeetUpExportDialogSections.lua:67: attempt to perform arithmetic on a string value (inside the callback for addObserver for condition eventSel) - fixed in 1.0.4
  • Comment tokens with blank values (such as "Lens" metadata when the lens is unknown (Lensbaby, etc) will create two camas in the comments (", ,") fixed in 1.0.4
  • Remove unneeded warning message that the image may not be instantly available on (fixed on meetup side) This is actually still needed.  The browser will often launch Meetup BEFORE your image is processed, so you will be taken to an error page on meetup.
  • Comment settings will sometimes be saved from one session to another - fixed in 1.0.4
  • Comments will post sometimes even when not requested - fixed in 1.0.4
  • Meetup.coms interface changes causes some of the metadata to displayed incorrectly (shutter speed)
  • "I'm just saying ..." label on the dialog for more than 15 images is confusing (somehow)

Requested Features for 1.0.4:

  • OS X 64bit (bug?)
  • OAuth
  • Sort Group list order by "Last Used"
  • Add comments for zenfolio/flickr/etc uploaders (photo:getPropertyForPlugin("info.regex.lightroom.export.smugmug2", 'url', nil, true).  "flickr2", "zenfolio2", etc.
  • Use's latest version of the "post comment" API (added in 1.0.4)
  • Post comments after each upload rather than after all uploads (fix) (added/fixed in 1.0.4)

Downloads (and previous version info):

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Added LR3 Support and better instructions for API
Added EXIF as "tokens" rather than groups of checkboxes. Many new EXIF parameters added.

Fixed bug that caused assertion errors, added "albums" not just "events", display number of photos in each album.

Added "Check for Updates", "Contact", "Donate" buttons

first public release


saving all settings as preferences


ignored "The" when sorting group names


added "LightUp" section with "check for updages" button


resorted the meetup groups by name


resorted the events by date


added a test button so users can see they are "logged in" to meetup

0.6 - 0.10

added checkbox options on the camera settings section


added custom camera settings to the message text,  added "label", "caption", and "URL" to the message


added spooling off a custom message at the bottom of the image


added dropdown for groups,  added dropdown for events based on groups


added "get api key" button for quick access


added "get api key" button for quick access


first initial build with actual photo uploaded to the beta site using api key



Joe is a User Experience Engineer, Front End Specialist and Application Developer for Bridgeway Software, Inc and part-time consultant for NGO and non-profit organizations in the Houston area. Joe is also a part-time Portrait Photographer at and organizer of the photography club. He and his wife Marty run the Support and Playdate group.