Those nice WordPress people have just told me about a nifty new toy – a Lightroom plugin that will export images directly to a WordPress blog’s media library. It needs a wordpress.com login, which if you’re using Jetpack, you’ll already have.
Download the plugin, copy it to your Lightroom plugins folder (on my Macs that’s in the user Library folder under Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Modules) and you’ll find you now have WordPress.com as an alternative export location. The first time you use the plugin, you’ll need to log in with your wordpress.com credentials, and you’ll then see a list of all the sites you have associated with that login. From there on, it’s much the same as normal – set your size, sharpening and watermark options and click the export button. The plugin connects and drops the images into your media library, ready for inserting into a post.
Here’s one I just exported as a test:
This is slightly more convenient than exporting images to a folder then importing them to WordPress, so I think I’ll be making use of this. Get it here: