3 Replies Latest reply on Jun 1, 2017 1:36 PM by GeorgTrakl

    Lightroom plugins for Box.com

    GeorgTrakl

      I use Jeffrey Friedl's lovely plugin to publish directly to Flickr from LR, and Format's own plugin to publish to Format from LR. These work great.

       

      I have looked high and low for a plugin for box.com that would work similarly.

       

      I find only these:

       

      Box Export Plugin for Lightroom Download

       

      Box | Simple Online Collaboration: Online File Storage, FTP Replacement, Team Workspaces

       

      https://creative.adobe.com/addons/products/2288#.WS9zjRPyvOY

       

      Which actually all seem to be the SAME product. Little to no indication whether the plugin works.

       

      The lack of plugins for box.com, and the dearth of online discussions bemoaning that lack, makes me wonder whether I'm asking the wrong question.

       

      My questions:

       

      Why does there seem to be no market for a box.com Lightroom plugin?

       

      Is there some other, easier way to publish straight to box.com from Lightroom?

       

      I could set up a box.com sync folder and do it that way, but then I have to keep a great big sync folder on my hard drive, taking up space for no good reason.

       

      Any information or suggestions appreciated.

       

      I use Lightroom CC on OSX.

        • 1. Re: Lightroom plugins for Box.com
          Mohit Goyal Adobe Employee (Admin)

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          • 2. Re: Lightroom plugins for Box.com
            Conrad C Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            GeorgTrakl  wrote

            Why does there seem to be no market for a box.com Lightroom plugin?

            (I'm a Box user) I think it has to do with the type of service that Box is versus the types of services Lightroom plug-ins are typically built for.

             

            The Lightroom plug-ins are typically for services that are primarily dedicated photo galleries. You mentioned two of them: Flickr and Format. Other plug-ins are for other popular and professional photo sharing services like Smugmug, PhotoShelter, and Zenfolio, and high volume social media outlets like Facebook.

             

            Box is none of these. Box is more like Dropbox: a general file sharing service. Unlike most services that Lightroom plug-ins are written for, Box is built for any file format and has only rudimentary photo galleries. And even more than Dropbox, Box targets corporate/office collaboration around Microsoft Office files, not photos. Even Dropbox is used more intensively by creative professionals than Box.

             

            I've used Box photo albums so I know they exist, but it's just not their focus. I'm not saying a Box plug-in shouldn't happen, it should happen if a developer wants to, and you should request it. I'm only speculating on a possible reason why there isn't a Box publish service yet.

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            • 3. Re: Lightroom plugins for Box.com
              GeorgTrakl Level 1

              Thanks -- that does make sense. Thanks for taking the time to respond.