Day One Lightroom Plug-in

While it feels great to sift through Lightroom 5.7.11 and delete photos that don’t give me joy, there are some photos that seem worth saving in Day One. Philip Lundrigan saved the day created the Day One Lightroom Plug-in awhile ago2, and it works well. Lovely time saver. I’m glad I finally took a few minutes to search for it and install.

After you export the photo(s) to Day One, nothing else will visibly happen. You’ll need to open Day One to see the newly added image(s).

The following warning is worth emphasizing because it’s easy to get carried away:

Pictures that are exported can be extremely large and take up a lot of space in iCloud or Dropbox. You can use the normal Image Sizing options to scale down the picture.

I made a Day One export preset folder with a couple presets:

  • fullres (keyword added) — Under Entry Settings, this preset automatically adds the “fullres” tag.
  • 2000px long — Resizes the image(s) so the longest side is 2000 pixels. Under Entry Settings, this preset automatically adds the “2000px” tag.

For both, I’ll also automatically add a “LightroomExport” entry tag to make these easier to find within Day One.

I haven’t considered my workflow after exporting photo(s) to Day One. That’s a problem for future Bryan.😉


  1. You can compare Creative Cloud Photography (which includes Lightroom), Lightroom 6, and Lightroom 5. I don’t need to “easily create HDR images and stunning superwide scenes with panoramas” or “easily find photos of specific people with facial recognition”, so I haven’t upgraded to Lightroom 6. 
  2. As of this writing, the most recent GitHub commits by Philip Lundrigan were on January 16, 2014

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Bryan Villarin

Bryan is a Happiness Engineer at Automattic. He's also a photographer, card magician, and cat whisperer. (Thanks to my friend and colleague Steve Blythe for the sweet photo!)

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