Workaround for Windows 10 update

The October 2018 Windows 10 update may prevent LrControl from working. LrControl 2.3.7 contains a temporary workaround to get it to work again. After loading, it will check if the required background program is running, if not, it will be revealed in the Explorer, you can then launch it with a double-click.

Only install this when LrControl does not work after a Windows update!

Download LrControl 3.0 Beta

The latest version has support for the Behringer X-Touch and Mackie MCU PRO and other controllers with MC mode.

New features are not yet localized. Because this version is new, it has not been used much yet, so you may run into unknown issues. Please report anything unexpected as soon as possible so it can be fixed.

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

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.

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

Starting with LrControl v1.6, the plug-in 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.