Instagram’s genesis as a mobile app has meant that basic desktop functionality, like image uploading, is often lacking and falls to third parties to develop. While there are many third party desktop uploaders, a new Lightroom plugin integrates Instagram publishing deeper into many photographic workflows.
Dubbed simply LR/Instagram, the free plugin lets you add Instagram to Lightroom’s publish service. Once you’ve authenticated your Instagram account, publishing Lightroom images is a drag-and-drop away. If you manage multiple Instagram accounts, you can set them up individually as their own publish collection in Lightroom.
The plugin supports your original image’s aspect ratio or the Instagram square crop. It also, naturally, supports hashtags and captioning.
While the plugin is free and compatible with Lightroom CC or v. 3.0 onward, its publisher suggests a $10 donation if you find it useful.
Hat tip: Digital Trends