Lightroom to iPhoto export update 1.2

Upgrading my Lightroom export plugin to support Lightroom 3 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

When Adobe Lightroom first came out I wrote a quick Lightroom to iPhoto photo exporter. The plug-in copies the selected photos from your Lightroom library to iPhoto. This weekend the plug-in got a well-needed update for Lightroom 3 and Snow Leopard.

The new version is tested on Adobe Lightroom 3.x and iPhoto 9.x (the one bundled in iLife ‘11).

Download iPhotoExport v1.2.1


What has been changed?

  • The most important change is the complete rewrite of the AppleScript part, responsible for adding the photos to iPhoto. The old one was still depending on the Mac OS X Classic environment for which Apple has dropped support in Leopard.
  • Besides that, it got some small modifications to work well with Lightroom 3, like support for video exporting.
  • Lastly, the plug-in has been translated into English, French, and Dutch.

Event names

Ever since iPhoto added Events I would like to support these in the plug-in as well. Today the iPhoto API does not offer a way to organize Events. It's high on the wishlist but depends on when and if Apple will expose Events in their iPhoto AppleScript API.

Source code

As always the code for the plug-in is open source and freely available. Feel free to improve it when you know some Lua or AppleScript.