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Unleash Lightroom Classic with Lua

The Adobe Lightroom software development kit (SDK) gives you a clean, fast, lightweight toolset for enhancing and extending the capabilities of Lightroom. Build plug-ins in Lua, the scripting language built into Lightroom.

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Leverage the power of Lua

Lightroom incorporates Lua, a lightweight, powerful, and portable scripting language, for developing your plug-ins. Lightroom enhances Lua with a custom object-oriented infrastructure that gives you access to the API.

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Customize export and publish

Customize the export and publishing processes: alter the rendering process, send rendered files to alternative locations, change the export and publish dialogs, and define post-processing functions.

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Work with metadata

Define customized public or private metadata fields for Lightroom to be associated with individual photos. You can also define new ways of arranging the display of metadata within the Library module’s Metadata panel.

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Enhance the Lightroom UI

Build custom sections for the Plug-in Manager or Export dialogs. Display or enhance predefined dialogs and write your own custom ones. Add menu items to give users access to your custom functionality.

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Build web engine plug-ins

Create an HTML web-engine plug-in to define a new type of HTML photo gallery. Your web-engine plug-ins let you build new layouts and processing capabilities into photo galleries shared on the web.

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