7 Replies Latest reply on Oct 28, 2017 12:09 PM by johnrellis

    How do you install Lightroom 2 plugins?


      I have run across a number of interesting plugins for Lightroom but don't know how to install them.  Can anyone help with this?



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        • 1. Re: How do you install Lightroom plugins?
          DdeGannes Adobe Community Professional

          The provider of the plugin usually provides that info on their website.

          • 2. Re: How do you install Lightroom plugins?
            Ellen001 Level 1

            I am new to this stuff and have just tried the ones listed in Adobe.  When I pick Plug-In Manager in Lightroom and then to to Plug-In Exchange, there are a number of plug-ins that just have "download" and then you unzip a file.  Where does this go and how do I teach Lightroom about it?


            • 3. Re: How do you install Lightroom plugins?
              Mel Davis. Level 3

              Ellen, check the top post out here for some other related advice:



              I haven't tried any Lightroom plugins myself, though I have been curious.  Can anybody recommend any plugins they've used with Lightroom (I do not have Photoshop) that they've found particularly helpful and a good value?

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              • 4. Re: How do you install Lightroom plugins?
                SeanMcCormack Adobe Community Professional

                While placing them into the Modules folder works, it means the Plugin is always there.


                C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.3\Modules

                ~/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Modules


                If you create a folder called Lightroom Plugins (anywhere e.g. in My Pictures or Pictures), you can then use the Plugin Manager (File Menu>Plugin Manager) to install and remove any plugin.

                • 5. Re: How do you install Lightroom plugins?
                  Stoobeedoo Level 1

                  1. Lightroom 2 can work with export plug-ins regardless of where they’re located, but it’s easiest if you put them in one of the following folders:

                  •     Mac OS: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Modules
                  •     Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Adobe\Lightroom\Modules
                  •     Windows Vista: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom\Modules

                  To install a plug-in, simply drag it into one of those folders, and then launch Lightroom. Lightroom will automatically find the plug-in and make it available.

                  2. Use the Plug-In Manager to enable/disable plug-ins. Choose File > Plug-In Manager or click the Plug-in Manager button in the Export dialog box.
                  3. To use an export plug-in, click the double-pointing arrow ( arrows.png ) at the far right of the Files On Disk button that straddles the top of the Export dialog box. Then, choose the plug-in from the list.

                  4. Some plug-ins have additional functionality that is available by choosing Plug-In Extras from the File, Library, or Help menu.

                  • 6. Re: How do you install Lightroom plugins?

                    I don't see this path on my MacBook Pro: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Modules, because I have Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.  I am trying to place a new folder "Modules" in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC AMT and it does not work.

                    Is there something I'm doing wrong.  Please advise as soon possible.  For reference, I'm using MacOS Sierra v10.12.6.



                    • 7. Re: How do you install Lightroom plugins?
                      johnrellis Most Valuable Participant

                      You've got the wrong path for the folder.  It should be:


                      /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Modules