7 Replies Latest reply: Sep 20, 2015 3:05 PM by Jalil RSS

    Lightroom to Blurb

    Green.Ray Community Member

      I am having problems uploading from Book in Lightroom to Blurb.  I have a book collection saved and I am connected to my page in Blurb.  When I 'Upload to Blurb' the loading bar top left does not fill and the book does not upload.  This is recent as I have successfully uploaded books before.  There are no problems with my internet connection.  Has anybody had a similar problem or shed some light on the issue.

        • 1. Re: Lightroom to Blurb
          Kneedeep94523 Community Member



          I too cannot upload my book.  Also Export to PDF does not work.  Using LR 4.1  Adode, please fix this soon!



          • 2. Re: Lightroom to Blurb
            FCBCharly Community Member

            Same here!

            My book was about 40 pages and everything worked fine. Now i added about 17 more pages  and I am not able to export it anymore. (Neither to PDF, jpg or blurp!) Removing pages, reshuffling pages, whatever i do, doesn't work anymore.

            Deleting page by page from the end finally gives me the message "rendering ...." Happily i put all my pages back and removed only this 'last removed page' and to my suprise it doesn't exports again.


            bottomline; I have no idea how to solve it and I',m stuck with my project.


            ADOBE, PLEASE GIVE US A BUGFIX! (there are many many complains about this topic in forums etc.)

            • 3. Re: Lightroom to Blurb
              jlarewTX Community Member

              I have the same problem. My wife has worked for over a week on a 240 page book, and we cannot get it to export to Blurb. I'm able to render all the pages, but when it comes to uploading as indicated on the bar progress graph in the upper left corner, it goes part of the way across and then a window pops up saying there is a problem. I worked all this weekend on deleting pages until it finally uploads. I got down to page 106 of 240 and it finally uploaded. So I figured page 107 was the problem. I deleted the photos on this page and then reinserted them. That seemed to work but then it must be getting stuck on another page as it will now uploads up to page 115. So I thought 116 must be the problem. I tried the same procedure that I did for page 107, but no luck this time.


              PLEASE ADOBE! HELP US OUT!

              • 4. Re: Lightroom to Blurb
                thedigitaldog ACP/MVPs

                What specifically is the error message? It IS possible it is on Blurb’s receiving end so it might be useful to post where in the world you are trying to upload.

                • 5. Re: Lightroom to Blurb
                  jlarewTX Community Member

                  I was able to send half the book to Blurb and then sent the second half. Maybe it is a memory issue after I got page 107 fixed. The error message say the book failed to upload and gave me the option to Retry or Cancel. I'm going to see if Blurb and take both books and make one out of them.

                  • 6. Re: Lightroom to Blurb
                    www.two-in-love.ch Community Member


                    I had this problem as well - the upload to Blurb would not work. Creation of a PDF and export as JPEG in the book module worked. I use Lighroom 4 though.

                    For me, the solution was to turn off the Windows Firewall while uploading. Now it works!


                    Two-in-Love (Photographe de Mariage en Suisse Romande)


                    • 7. Re: Lightroom to Blurb
                      Jalil Community Member

                      Hello all,


                      I've spent a few hours with the same problem ... I tried every solution I could read (backgrounds, removing pages, disabling firewall, ...) until I found what was causing the problem in my case :


                      You may be in the same situation as me if, when you click "Upload" :

                      - The progress bar on the top left appears but never moves

                      - Lightroom does not show you a Blurb dialog where you can specify titre, subtitle, and author of the book

                      - You cannot export any book to Blurb, no matter how much pages

                      - You can export in PDF


                      What was causing the problem is that I used Blurb from Lightroom a while ago (2013), and Lightroom was "remembering" my Blurb account, but it seems that the stored information was either corrupted, either not valid anymore. Maybe because of updating to LR5 and then LR6 ...


                      The solution for me was to open Lightroom preferences file :
                      - Windows : %appdata%\Adobe\Lightroom\Preferences\Lightroom 6 Preferences.agprefs

                      - Mac OS : See here : https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/kb/preference-file-locations-lightroom-4.html


                      First, close Lightroom.


                      Then I searched for "Blurb" and I removed these 3 lines :


                      Blurb_Currency = "EUR",


                      LayoutModule_blurbUsername = "XXXXXXXX",


                      ["pw_pw_com.adobe.lightroom.layout.blurb_blurb_accounts_generic_username"] = "XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXX",


                      I saved, started Lightroom, went to a book, clicked on Upload .... and voilà !

                      Lightroom gave me a dialog to login to Blurb ... I logged in.

                      Then I had the dialog to enter title, subtitle, and author of the book ... yes !!

                      And then it started exporting (progress bar and all) and uploading !


                      I wish this could be useful to others !