Add the possibility to schedule the export procedure

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The export procedure take time, so for me can be interesting have the possibility to schedule the export procedure in order to prepare some big project and set the time of the export (for exampla when I'm busy with other task, or night).

More interestng if this possibility work also with different catalog. (someting like Media encode for video)
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Elia Mazzaro

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Glenbo

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Great idea, schedule while on a lunch break come back and deal with the results, brilliant!
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Johan Elzenga, Champion

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Export is in the background, so why woukd you want to schedule that? I know there is a plugin that can schedule a publishing service, but I don't think it can also schedule an export. Scheduling an export from another catalog than the one you are currently working in is definitely not possible, because Lightroom can only work with one catalog at a time.
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Elia Mazzaro

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Dear Johan,
my idea come out from the using of Adobe Media Encoder for with. Here there is the possibility to fill an queue of rendering projects and start when I want. This permit me to work with different project, prepare the editing and start when I want (for example during louch time).

Similar here in lightroom, I propose to evallute the possibility to schedule the export because export process need a lot of resources of my PC (8core, 16GB, SSD, ..) so the export slow down the PC. So If become possible to schedule the export, I can prepare different project (also from the same catalog, for example different wedding) and schedule the export procedure. This permitt me to work without slowndown and leave the PC working in a period of time where ?m busy with other activity.
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I understand that, but scheduling an export from another catalog is not going to happen. Unless one day Lightroom can work with more than one catalog at the same time.
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Elia Mazzaro

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My proposal is only and idea, I'm sure the the adobe developper can think about that. Moreover I propose the idea thinking this concept:

Now:
  1. Lightroom work with a singol catalog, and this is fine!
  2. The catalog is a SQL file, so can be read also from other application
  3. The main file can be read also for other application (isn't iside the catalog)
  4. The render engine of camera raw and Lightroom is almost the same
Proposal:
The "Scheduler Exporter" can be an additional software that:
  1.  Receive the task from Lightroom where is specified the file that is necessary to export;
  2.  Can read the catalog and use the render engine of camera raw to render the final file.
So the "Scheduler Exporter" can receive more task from lightroom also from different catalog (once at time) and finally when the operator need to take a long break (lounch, sleep, enjoy) the software can start all the task.

For sure this idea is not simple and neet to introduce some variation in the actual structure of the Lightroom, but considering that catalog is a Database, I think that is possible to obtain.
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One can always dream... ;-)