Lightroom: Ability for "Event Favorites" in SmugMug to sync back to catalog

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Photoshop Lightroom: I haven't tried the LR4 Beta yet, but one change I've been wanting based on my many hours on LR3 is an ability for "Event Favorites" selected in SmugMug to transfer back to the original LR3 catalog from which they came. I routinely use LR3 to conduct my initial culling down froma photo shoot, then post the remaining shots online for the client to review and select their favorites using SmugMug's "Event" functionaility. In an Event, users (and it can be multiple) select their favorites with the click of a "heart" symbol. What slows my workflow, is that I have to manually go through the clients selected favorites and write down the file numbers, then go back to LR3 and annotate them in some way (with a flag, or rating, or color, etc.). If there was a way to sync with SmugMug to pull the identified "favorites" back into LR so that I can see in LR which were selected as favorites and by whom, that would certainly help me out. May be a bridge too far for LR4, but boy would that be a timesaver for my workflow! - Jim Remigton, jwremingtonphotographics@gmail.com
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You have a huge amount of control over the gallery.
Your client simply checks the images they want, fills in the form at the bottom and it emails you a list of the photos based on their filenames, then you simply copy that list, ie MG_1234, MG_1245, MG_1256 etc and paste into the search box in LR, and you have that clients preferred photos all ready to edit and send to them.

Its a superb piece of coding, and it works, very well.

Try it,
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Hamish,

Thank you for your reply to my post on Lightroom Forum. I do not yet have my own domain as I'm trying to get a little smarter about my actual requirements and desires before I have one built. It appears from Turninggate that I will need my own domain, is that true? All I really want to do right now is be able to post photos to a site (theturninggate.net is fine), enable clients to easily making their selections, and then get those selections back to me in a way that I can easily bring back to LR for selection without having to do it manually. If I don't need my own domain for doing just that much, than I'm happy to move forward and jump in on The Turning Gate. I appreciate your feedback. Thank you and I look forward to checking out more of your photos. This set to which you provided a link is incredible!

Best, Jim