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