Lightroom: 'Master' publish button

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It would be great if there would be a 'master' publish button for all photos added to a publishing service. I use smart folders and folder sets to organize my online gallery and I have to click 'publish' on every folder set. The 'master' publish button I'm referring to would only require me to right-click the publishing service and select 'publish'. After that all updates (new photos, re-publish, removals) would be performed. This would be a time saver for me.
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JohanK

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Posted 6 years ago

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john beardsworth

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What about the big button that's right down at the bottom of the panel?
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JohanK

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I didn't notice that button before. I always use the publish button that's in the upper right corner. Both buttons do the same which is publishing a folder or folder set.
I'm talking about publishing on the level of the publishing service (and thus automatically all folders and folder sets contained inside this service).
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You can select multiple Publish Service collections and then hit the Publish button....
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I did not know this. Sir, if this information is accurate, I will send you one internet cookie for your troubles.
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Jim Wilde, Champion

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It works OK here on my Win7 system, though it is limited to being able to multi-select collections within the same Publish Service, i.e. can't multi-select from both a hard drive and a Flickr service at the same time.

Is that worth a chocolate chip?
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It also works on Mac. This tip really helps me a lot! Now I select all my folder sets in the smugmug publish service, just click 'publish' and let LR figure it all out. :)
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Lr4 supports selection of multiple collections within a publish service. Clicking 'Publish' will then publish all selected collections within the service.

What it does *not* support is selecting collections in more than one publish service, so if you have photos on 3 different publish services, you will have to select collections and click 'Publish' 3 times.

This predicament is assuaged via PublishServiceAssistant, which supports automatic selection of all "master publish collections" (across all publish services), thus it only takes one click on the 'Publish' button.

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The 'Master Publish' feature is here now today, for all those brave enough to use a plugin for it:

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