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Essentials

Upload via FTP

Large submissions should always be submitted to us via FTP. It’s the most robust way for you to send us your imagery and we’ll be able to process it much quicker as we don’t have to download it from the ‘cloud’.

To access our FTP go to factory35.ddns.net and login using the details we have provided you. Make sure to upload your submission to the folder with your name. If you’ve lost your login details please get in touch with us.

For both Mac and PC we highly recommend using FileZilla, it’s free and robust. See our post on FileZilla here.

Essential Software

To get going you're going to need a licence to some basic software, this list currently includes…

  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • LR/TreeExporter [Lightroom Plugin]
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • PTGui Pro

All our video tutorials and workflow are based on using the above software and we can offer support, should you have any issues. If you wish to use other software such as third party photoshop plugins or an alternative HDR stitching program you may do so however, we cannot offer any support. Please also note, you cannot use Capture One as it does not fully support the DNG file format.

Non essential software although recommended includes…

  • Name Mangler [Mac only - various PC alternatives are available] 

Tree Exporter

You are unlikely to find what on the face of it seems like a more mundane plugin out there. Yet, this little power house is one of those fundamental tools you can't understand why the guys at Adobe don't build into Lightroom.

What it does. Quite simply, it replicates the original folder structure on export [Lightroom can only export into one folder at a time without it].

The plugin is made by Photographers Toolbox and like several of their plugins they ask for a donation amount of your choice.

This plugin is essential and works with our export presets you have been provided.

> Get LR/TreeExporter 

Setting up Lightroom preferences

How you have Lightroom set up visually is up to you but we advise making these changes when producing imagery for Factory 35 to keep your workflow running smoothly.

The file name settings for editing externally should be set like this…

 

Please make sure these preferences are used to avoid any errors that could cause submissions to be rejected.