Lightroom: Different Catalog watched folder

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For auto-importing, I would really like the ability to be able to set a different watched folder independent for each catalog.

Photos added to a "watched" folder while lightroom is not running stay there till which ever catalog is opened. If I want auto-import on two different catalogs to import different photos which ever i open first will grab the watched folder photos.

Please, please add this feature.
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nigel

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Pierangelo Velli

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Different Watched Folders for different Catalogs.

Feature request:
A watched folder is a Lightroom setting, not a catalog setting. So a watched folder will import into whatever catalog is loaded, rather than change based on what catalog is currently open.
It will be useful making the Auto Import destination settings "Catalog-specific" instead of "Lightroom-specific". Each Catalog will be able auto-loading from different folders
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Good idea. One way to accomplish your goal for the mean time is to have two different preference files, and use a batch file to start Lightroom with desired catalog, which does this:

* Copy catalog prefs to Lr prefs.
* Open Lr (and wait for it to close).
* Copy Lr prefs to catalog prefs.

You could drop a catalog on the batch file, or have a different batch file for each catalog.

If you want preference edits to apply to both catalogs, you'll have to re-make them, or use a tool like BeyondCompare to synchronize..
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Pierangelo Velli

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great, tsk
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Henrique Feliciano Silva

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LIGHTROOM - Auto Import, different watched folders per catalog.

I use several catalogs for different professional and private
purposes. I use auto import, but would like to establish different watched
folders for each catalog. Here it is, as a suggestion!