Lightroom and QR codes...

Community Beginner ,
Apr 21, 2022 Apr 21, 2022

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Hey Gang,

Forever, I've been using a LR plugin from Capture Monkey that would read the QR code in an image, then rename following photos using the data in that QR code.

 

This made volume photography a breeze.

 

The plugin is no longer being developed, so I'm searching for a replacement...

 

There is a TON of intrest in a product like this if someone wants to develop a plugin.  

 

Anybody know of any alternate solutions?

 

Rob

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LEGEND ,
Apr 21, 2022 Apr 21, 2022

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"The plugin is no longer being developed, so I'm searching for a replacement..."

 

Does the plugin (LR Barcodes) no longer run correctly in LR 11?

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Apr 21, 2022 Apr 21, 2022

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It still works, but it doesn't work for many people.  I'm luckily one of the ones it's working for.

 

However, I fear with every Lightroom update I'm going to lose it.  For volume work, it saves me HOURS of time and prevents typos.

 

I know Tether Tools has Smart Shooter but I think you have to be tethered for it to work.

 

Rob

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LEGEND ,
Apr 21, 2022 Apr 21, 2022

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I don't know of other plugins that offer recognition of QR and bar codes.  I'd offer it in my Any Vision plugin, but it relies on Google Cloud Vision, and for some reason QR/bar code recognition is available only to mobile devices, not web-based services.

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Apr 22, 2022 Apr 22, 2022

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FWIW, and one needs to be comfortable in script/command line programming, I found  Zbar code reader that will output the QR code in a file (photo). You could then use that value to rename the files using EXIFTOOL. Here's an example of renaming.

 

I also found Advanced Renamer which is a GUI tool that could be used but the QR code would have to be manually entered.

 

I realize that this is outside of LrC but since you were looking for alternate solutions thought this may be useful.

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