Lightroom: Auto-publishing (preferrably with master enable/disable switch)

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I would like to see an auto-publishing option for publish services or publish collections such that when a photo is "marked as final" it will be published automatically in the background if it is a member of an auto-publishing service or collection.

Details:
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Presently all my exports are consolidated and initiated via a single plugin such that my workflow is:

1 import
2 edit
3 1-click export
4 repeat 2 & 3...

However, I am presently in the process of converting my exports to use publishing. That's the good news and the bad news:
- good: I no longer need to maintain independent change detection mechanisms, and have status visibility by way of the publishing thumbnails... (i.e. all the perks of publishing over exports).
- bad: I will need to initiate each publish service after each round of edits. I would prefer the repetitive part of the workflow to be:

2 edit
3 mark as final (& lock).
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Bonus idea: a master "pause/continue" switch so if for whatever reason I did not want those exports to be happening immediately/concurrently I could control it.

PS - I'd settle for an SDK function to initiate a publish service (and hopefully pause/resume too), but I think people who prefer non-plugin solutions might appreciate the native support.

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Rob Cole

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  • not saying its a huge deal, but there's something to be said for streamlining workflow as much as possible...

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I'd settle for a way to publish all of the collections within a Publish Service, rather than having to work my way through and publish each in turn.
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Rob Cole

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I have implemented this feature now as part of ChangeManager:

http://robcole.com/Rob/ProductsAndSer...

(no pause/resume, but still a big workflow improvement, for me anyway...)
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Rob Cole

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Publish Service Assistant supports auto-publishing:

http://www.robcole.com/Rob/ProductsAn...