The Fotomerchant Lightroom Exporter is a plugin for Lightroom 3.x or above which allows you to upload your photos from your Lightroom Catalog directly in to your Fotomerchant account.
To install the Fotomerchant Lightroom Exporter
Follow our Installing the fotomerchant lightroom exporter tutorial for a visual walkthrough.
- Download the plugin and extract using a zip utility
- Open up Adobe Lightroom
- Click menu: File > Plugin Manager
- In the pop-up window, click the “Add” button in the bottom left hand corner. Find the Fotomerchant Export Plugin on your computer and the click ‘Add Plug-in’ button.
- Click the ‘Done’ button and the plugin is now installed
To start using the Fotomerchant Lightroom Exporter
Follow the How to use the Fotomerchant Lightroom Exporter tutorial for a visual walkthrough.
- Select a couple of photos from your Lightroom catalog
- Click the Export button (bottom left or via the Lightroom Menu)
- In the ‘Export to’ drop down menu at the top of the page, select ‘Fotomerchant Exporter’
- Under ‘Fotomerchant Account’ click the ‘login’ button and enter the email and password you use to sign in to your Fotomerchant account
- Your Galleries will now be available for selection. Choose the Gallery you would like to upload to.
- File Naming: leave blank unless you would like to bulk-rename your images to be uploaded
- File Settings: We would suggest setting the quality to 90% and leave the colour space as sRGB
- Image Resizing: For faster uploading of images you can upload a medium resolution file for display on your website – set the ‘Resize to fit’ option to ‘long edge’ and the pixel size to 1600. If you sell a print product or digital file that is a higher resolution that the image you upload, you can replace it with a higher resolution image once an order has been placed. For full order automation you should upload your images at their original resolution. If in doubt, do not resize.
- Press the ‘Export’ button and your images will start uploading into your chosen Gallery.
You can repeat this process even while your other images are uploading.