Lightroom 4 Beta – Enhancements to Publish Services

Adobe Lightroom Classic

• In the Lightroom 4 Beta, only the Facebook and Flickr plug-ins are installed in the Publish Services panel by default. However, a button has been added directly underneath them to easily “Find More Services Online”. Although it might seem like added work to have to install a plug-in, there is an advantage – if a plug-in is not baked into the application, it can be updated by the developer at any time.

• Publish Services (collections) can now include video.

• After making small changes to images (such as adding a keyword  etc.) in Publish Services (collections), you may not want to republish the images, If you do not want to republish, simply select the images and Control -click (Mac) / Right Mouse -click (Win) and select  “Mark as Up-To-Date”.

Adobe Lightroom Classic

Posted on 01-30-2012


  • By Louis Dallara - 5:15 AM on January 30, 2012  

    Julieanne, Thanks for the great tips.

  • By David McLaughlin - 5:59 AM on January 31, 2012  

    Hi Julieanna,

    I haven’t heard if there has been any changes/enhancements done to the web module?
    Just wondering?


    • By Julieanne Kost - 10:23 PM on January 31, 2012  

      Hi David, The default flash gallery has been rewritten to support color management in the browsers that support color management. Plus there is a link to find additional galleries on Lightroom Exchange. And you can now save your web creations – this will save the gallery settings as well as the images selected for the gallery.

  • By Brian Smithson - 8:01 AM on January 31, 2012  

    Julieanne – your third point here about making incremental changes to images and not wanting to re-publish is, literally, going to save my mind! 🙂

  • By Red Jioras - 10:36 AM on February 12, 2012  

    There is a lot of chatter about LR4 beta not running in XP. Will the full version of LR4 be XP compatable?

    • By Julieanne Kost - 6:38 PM on February 12, 2012  

      Here is the response on LIghtroomjournal (link below):
      “As many have noticed, the Lightroom 4 public beta we released last week does not support Windows XP. This decision did not come lightly and was based on a number of factors. With each version of Lightroom, our goal is always to provide a consistently excellent customer experience. Developing and testing across Operating System versions and platforms to ensure that we’re achieving this goal is a significant effort that takes time and resources. XP is substantially different from Windows Vista and Windows 7, and requires a independent testing matrix, which increases the complexity of our development efforts. Every cycle we need to make difficult resource tradeoff decisions and operating system support competes heavily with new features and performance enhancements planned for each version. The decision this cycle was to end XP support for Lightroom going forward. NOTE: On the Mac platform we needed to make a similar decision to end support for systems that are not 64-bit capable.”

  • By GayleV - 3:20 PM on February 17, 2012  

    Just scrolling through all your recent posts and this one caught my eye! I hadn’t noticed that you you can now mark images as up to date in Publish Services (haven’t published with Lightroom 4 since most of my images are still in Lightroom 3.) THIS WILL LITERALLY SAVE MY LIFE!!!!! I have hated that when I make a small change to an image it makes me update it! This causes HAVOC on my blog. May I please sing the praises of the person who saw the need to fix this :)!!!! THANK YOU!

  • By Larry Garvey - 1:38 PM on August 22, 2012  

    I have posted images to Smug Mug outside of Lightroom (Smug Mug up-loader) as well as through Lightroom via the “publish services” option. Is there any way the Lightroom can become aware of the content on Smug Mug that was uploaded outside of Lightroom?


    • By Julieanne Kost - 11:39 AM on August 28, 2012  

      As far as I know, LR has to be the application that publishes the images in order for it to be aware of them.