Lightroom Collection Export feature request

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Hi!

 

Professional photoprapher and longtime lightroom user. 

 

I mainly use a combination of bridge/lightroom for categorizing my images into projects before sending them into their respective project folders to be made into PDFs for book/portfolio/etc projects.

 

I know that LR is capable of creating presets in the export interface, I just wish that there was a way for collections to have their own individual export settings. What I mean is when you right click on the collection you are able to assigna an export destination per collection so there is no need to have to re-assign or find the folder every time you need to export images. Don't know if this is something that is possible, it would be a nice time saving feature for a user like myself.


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Roelof Moorlag

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Did you consider a publish service (to the hard drive) for this?
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jacob skoglund

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what do you mean?
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Roelof Moorlag

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See the description of Philippe below.
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Philippe Coudé du Foresto

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I also think that Publish Service should cover your need.
In short, they are special cial collections you create dedicated to a specific export (to a web service or to disk).
Look at the bottom of the left panel in the Library module. There is a tab called "Publish Servivces". It's were you create such a collection.
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Many thanks for your replies. It looks promising.. I will have to recreate folders and see how it handles with my workflow over the next couple weeks. I'll keep this thread updated if I have anymore feedback on it. Thanks!

One more question (or feature request if not possible).. Is it possible to sync collections across different catalogs? Or if it's possible to use the same publish service structure per catalog?

For example, I like to mimic my lightroom collections to how I structure my project folders structure (master -> categories -> sub categories [if any] -> photo projects -> images). This way I can keep track and stay organized, but it's increasingly inefficient to do in every catalog. 
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