How to install my Lightroom plug-in for PicDrop?

Download the plug-in

Go to “Account Settings” in your PicDrop account and download the plug-in under “Lightroom”. Save the ZIP to your hard drive, preferably in a place where you won’t accidentally delete it later. You can place the plug-in in the same location where you already save your Lightroom library. Your Lightroom installation folder or Dropbox is also a good place.

There you unpack the zip file. The result is a file called “picdrop_ftp_upload.lrplugin”, which you simply leave there.

Install the plug-in

  • Launch Lightroom Classic
  • Open the “Plug-in Manager”. (Under “File” – “Plug-in Manager…”)
  • At the bottom left you will see the option to “Add” a plug-in.
  • Search for the saved plugin “picdrop_ftp_upload.lrplugin” and confirm your selection.
  • Close the Plug-in Manager
  • Select some images to export and open the Export… menu.

Here’s what you should see now:

Select “PicDrop FTP Upload” in the upper area instead of “Hard Disk”…
… and then click on “User-defined settings” in the “FTP Server” section.

Select “Edit…” and fill in the following fields exactly as shown below:

You can find our username in your PicDrop account settings right where you downloaded the plug-in. In the password field enter the password you use to log-in to your PicDrop account.
Now do not click on “OK”. Instead open the “Preset” dropdown menu at the top and select “Save Current Settings as New Preset…“.

Enter “Picdrop” and click on “Create“. Then click “OK“.

Upload first pictures

You can now mark images in Lightroom at any time and upload them directly to your PicDrop account using the “Export” function. All you have to do is select “PicDrop FTP Upload” as your destination and make the usual settings for image size, sharpness, etc. Make sure that Picdrop is selected as the target server and you must enter the name of the gallery to which you want to upload the images. Please always enter the gallery name in the pattern shown below and not the secure link or similar shortcuts. Of course, you can also create a new gallery. All you have to do is type in the wanted gallery name. Subfolders (folder/subfolders) can also be created. You are completely free in the naming and arrangement of your gallery folders.

Example:

The destination folder “Wedding
becomes
www.picdrop.de/YourUsername/wedding
The destination subfolder “Wedding/Cake”
becomes
www.picdrop.de/YourUsername/wedding/cake

 

PLEASE NOTE: Do not use special characters (&, $, /, é, à, etc…) or umlauts (ä,ö,ü) in folder names.

There are problems with the upload or you get an error message? Please read this article carefully. If nothing helps, just write us at hello@picdrop.com and we will find a solution to the problem together.

P.S. The plug-in is not absolutely necessary to use PicDrop. You can also upload images at any time via drag&drop or your own FTP access. But it is practical!