LIGHTROOM: export queue

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EXPORT QUEUE !!!!!!
I was looking for a place where I could place a feature request and this is where it brought me. Sorry if I'm in the wrong place. But I would love it if Lightroom would have an Export Queue. This way I could work on my project, setup the queue, start my next project and then run the queue at the end of the day. When I come back all the exports have been taken care of. I don't like having to wait for an export and not be able to work on another Lightroom project until it is done. If anyone reads this please help me get this feature included into the program. Thank you.
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Rob Cole

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Have you tried using publish services instead of just exporting?
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Thats a good suggestion although what I would really like is for LR to be able to do its export and/or publishing in the background allowing me to change catalog and work on something else. Or some kind of a Queue control Panel where I can list the different Catalogs that I have ready to export at the end of the day and have it work over night or something. It would be awesome if this imaginary queue and the publishing feature for FB, twitter, etc could be integrated onto it as well. So here is what Im envisioning... I have my Queue loaded and ready to render 3 different catalogs, each with their own export settings applied. And at the same time I can queue up some files that I would like published automatically to my FB at a certain time the following day. That would be a really cool new feature to LR. If youve used AfterEfects before you might get a sense of what I would like to see in a LR Queue. I wish I was a developer so I could make my own little 3d party stand alone Utility that would do this. Anyways, what do you guys think? Am I unrealistic?
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I think what you describe sounds great. Dunno how realistic it is - my guess: not something we'll see anytime soon - hope I'm wrong. I mean, if you only have one catalog, then simple publishing is all you need (or perhaps I should say: all I need). So it seems your problem is more related to a multi-catalog workflow, than single-catalog Lightroom use. Am I wrong? If I'm right, then the "little utility" of which you speak could be implemented by a simple batch file, in concert with a simple plugin:

Batch file:
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1. Open Lr w/ cat #1, and wait for it to finish.
2. Open Lr w/ cat #2, and wait for it to finish.
etc.

Plugin:
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* auto-start publishing upon startup, auto-detect when publishing is finished, and exit Lightroom.

Maybe it's time to roll up your sleeves and crack that manual ;-}.

Rob
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Haha ! I wish I could find the time. But you are absolutely right. It would be something for multiple catalogs. I have never done any batch files but I will look into it. Thanks for the suggestion.
Jesse
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Jesse - are you running Lr on a Mac, or in Windows? I went ahead and implemented this for ya (Lr5 only) but it's a little rough around the edges, and not super-well tested, yet (not at all on Mac). If you want to give it a go I'll shoot ya a copy - let me know: http://www.robcole.com/Rob/ContactMe

You have to edit a plugin configuration file in order to define auto-publishing services/collections, then customize a batch file to match your setup/catalogs. Then away ya go...

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