Lightroom plug-ins show as a folders when downloaded

Community Beginner ,
Aug 25, 2022 Aug 25, 2022

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When I download a zip file with a plug-in for Lightroom, it unzips only as a folder and not as a plug-in file that can be installed. What do I do to make it a .lrplugin?

 

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Community Expert , Aug 26, 2022 Aug 26, 2022

Move it into the correct folder and try. I have found that some plugins do indeed look like a folder instead of a file, but they still work just fine. https://www.lightroomqueen.com/lightroom-classic-file-locations/

 

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Aug 25, 2022 Aug 25, 2022

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First, you are in the 'Lightroom-Ecosystem' forum- Does you question relate to the Cloud based "Lightroom v5.5"?  (Which does NOT support Plugins!)

 

In Lightroom-Classic v11.5- you do indeed select the Folder when you are adding a Plugin in the Plugin manager.

 

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 11.5 Photoshop 23.5.1, ACR 14.5, Lightroom 5.5, Lr-iOS 7.0.2, Bridge 12.0.3, Windows-10.

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Community Beginner ,
Aug 25, 2022 Aug 25, 2022

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I have Lr Classic 8.4. Based on YT tutorials, when you extract files from the zip it should create a .lrplugin but I'm getting just a folder. 

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LEGEND ,
Aug 26, 2022 Aug 26, 2022

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Windows but LrC v8.4?

What version and build of Windows? Some OS limitation preventing upgrade of LrC?

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Aug 26, 2022 Aug 26, 2022

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Move it into the correct folder and try. I have found that some plugins do indeed look like a folder instead of a file, but they still work just fine. https://www.lightroomqueen.com/lightroom-classic-file-locations/

 

-- Johan W. Elzenga

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Moved to the right location and everything works just fine!

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LEGEND ,
Aug 26, 2022 Aug 26, 2022

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Third party plug-ins usualy have instruction at the source website, did you not read those?

 

for your LREnfuse, see:

https://www.photographers-toolbox.com/products/lrenfuse.php?sec=install

 

mind you, those directions state any folder you desire, technically true, but more logical to place in normal LrC created folder along other plug-ins.

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