Lightroom: customized images back-up into cloud

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I would like to have an option to back-up some image files into some cloud service. That image should be the same raw unchanged file. Ideally I would prefer to back-up everything, but since I have tons of images, that will cost quite a lot. So, now I would prefer to back-up at least some important images. In my case, those images are marked "Pick", but that is not generic enough flag for everyone, so a dedicated flag can be given for that.

Raw file should be in pair with all changes script. The whole catalog can be backed-up without big problems, I guess.

The process of moving between host and cloud can be done in background.

I would guess that it looks like plug-in feature, but I doubt that it can be implemented via current plug-in API.
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Ilya Burylov

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Rob Cole

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How would a software go about uploading to this "cloud"?

You can always export 'ORIGINAL' files (based on some criteria of your choice), then transfer however to the cloud...

Plugins can do http or ftp, so if the "cloud" interface uses one of those protocols, then it could probably be automated with a plugin.

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Well, LrPhoto gives you access to the type and path of the referenced file. Many cloud apps allow you to set up a watched directory or set a number of directories to be backed up in the background.

A plug-in would just have to move a copy of the original to one of these directories.
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So, there is an easy work-around as we speak, but how could Lightroom help so a separate folder of cloud-bound originals would not need to be created?