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Plug In for LR 6.14 perpetual

Smorton

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If one builds a plugin for LR 6.14 perpetual, do you need Adobe's permission to sell it?

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I'm going to take a guess and say no for any plugin, for any version. Again that is just a guess.
 

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"No, you can do that." meaning you can develop a plugin for Lightroom 6.14 even if it restores the map module features that are now unsupported?

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No, you don’t need permission to write a plugin. You can do that as long as you do not include hacked Adobe code in the plugin. I know there is such a ‘map restore’ plugin, although I do think that using it involves doing some hacking as well. It’s not a matter of placing this plugin in the usual Modules folder and that’s it. This plugin may indeed require you to do something illegal.
 

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I think there is already a plugin out there unless you want to build it yourself. I know Jeffrey Friedl has geotagging of some but I briefly read it was not the same. I don't know anything about it as I'm using CC. Never used the map module either.
 

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This would be different from Jeffrey Friedl's module as that takes you to an external link to Google Maps unless I don't understand his plugin. This one would not.

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Found it. This is what I read about it so you are correct.

A great plugin for geo tagging photos. But unfortunately it only links to external maps and the Google Earth integration for visual tagging is often broken. So not really a replacement for the Maps module.

This is the other one I read about.

astuder/lightroom-map-fix
 

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I didn't know that. Thanks
 

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What exactly made you think this maybe is a licence violation?
Because you are patching the application itself, using hacked Adobe code. You only have a license to use Lightroom, not a license to change any code. And you don't have a license to use that hacked code.
 
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