Lightroom: More publishing presets for more websites included in installation

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Hello.
Lightroom provides publishing services and this is great feature! And I really like it! But what I am sad about is there is just few publishing presets! Even photoshop.com is not there in the installation package! Of course I could go to internet, download this package, install it myself, but... it would be a kind of a hassle for the others! That would be a big appreciation from adobe to develop and include publishing presets in installation package. For example, I would like to have preset for publishing images on photobucket.com, I found one in internet, but it's buggy and appers in export menu instead of publishing one. And I would like to have one from professionals.
Thank you.
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Yuri Aldanov

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The publish services are highly dependent on the third-party APIs, for both basic functionality and entire feature set.

Creating and maintaining these would be a tremendous amount of work. (I am speaking as the author of a publish service.) The fact is, users should not care where the plug-ins come from, and ideally it is the third-party services themselves that should just make it an easy download.

What users will see, though, is that Flickr has some feature that Photobucket does not, and they will ask for that feature, even if that feature is impossible given the Photobucket API. No one at Adobe wants to increase that sort of dialogue for a service that they have no control over. They already get enough grief over the services they do provide.

Adobe has create a pretty decent environment for these services to be created by someone to scratch an itch, or to boost visibility for their service.
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Thank you for your answer. I understand that writing plug-ins is a hard work. But installation package could have publishing service for your own photoshop.com resource. And the second thing is it is weird that such an exotic programming language as LUA was chosen for plug-ins over, let's say java one...
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lua not a bad choice IMO - just wish the lua/SDK support was more complete.