I’m quite useless at keeping prints and films organized and I make my contact sheets in Lightroom because I do not have the time to make them all in the darkroom. So I made a little plugin for Lightroom so i can keep track of all informations on my analog pictures inside Lightroom and it helps me with archiving.
The plugin adds a 3 metatag sets with metatag fields to let you associate your analog infos with the photo.
The Camera metatag set let’s you store infos about :
- Camera brand
- Camera model
- Camera lense
- ND filter
- Misc. notes
The Developing metatag set let’s you store infos about :
- The film used
- Its ISO or ASA
- Pushed or pulled process ( ex: +1 or -2)
- Stand development
- Misc. notes
The Printing metatag set let’s you store infos about basic printing :
- Contact sheet reference number
- Misc. notes (dogde, burn etc)
Tags are searchable and you can filter your library by them.
It should work with any recent version of Lightroom and is installed as any other Lightroom plugin.
Available in English and French so far. (i’d love to get some help with other languages)
Drop a comment if you have issues with it or if you want to add something to the plugin. I’ll post update on twitter @tiboalberny and the Facebook Page
And it’s open source and free. The code can be seen on GitHub. Have fun in your darkroom !
If you feel like this plugin has changed your life forever, you can send a donation that will be spent right away on films and beers.
EDIT – Apr. 27th 2018
V1.3.2 – Corrections on the “All” tagset
V1.3.1 – Corrections on the french translation
V1.3 – Added Contact Sheet number to the Printing metatag set to help archiving
V1.2 – Added 2 new metatag sets with new fields .
V1.1 – Added “Toning” meta to the plugin