Download LrControl 5.1

LrControl 5 uses a new license code. A license code from LrControl 4 or earlier is not valid. More about upgrading to LrControl 5. If you do not want to upgrade yet, scroll down for LrControl 4 downloads.

Install LrControl

Before installation, quit Lightroom. After installation, Lightroom should load LrControl automatically. But sometimes it does not. To load the plug-in, open the plug-in manager from the file menu and click the Add button.

Mac Install Location

On the Mac the plug-in is installed for all users. Find the plug-in starting from the root folder of the system disk.

/Library/Application Support/­Adobe/Lightroom/­Modules/lrcontrol.lrplugin

Windows Install Location

Due to a recent Windows SmartScreen change, Windows could block the installer and show you a warning. The installer is signed and safe to use, please choose more info and then install anyway. This problem will be fixed soon, an expensive extended validation certificate is needed to prevent this warning, it takes some time to save up for that.

Please use the default install location in the installer. Otherwise Lightroom will not load the plug-in automatically.

The plug-in is installed for the current user only.


Note that the AppData folder is a hidden folder.

Loading LrControl

These videos show how to load the plug-in form the plug-in manager.



Starting LrControl

Connect the controller before starting Lightroom. Once the plug-in is loaded, it will start receiving inputs from the controller automatically.

You can find the menu items for LrControl in the Lightroom Help Menu, under the Plug-in Extras submenu.

Control Functions Reference

LrControl can generate a printable web-page with all the control functions, including any changes you made. This page opens in your default browser and can be generated and viewed off-line.

Previous version of LrControl.

LrControl 4.0 only works with a license code purchased before May 30, 2020.