Lightroom Classic: Preserve collection when exporting with "add to catalog"

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It would be useful to add the option to preserve collections when exporting with "add to catalog". With other metadata (keywords, ...) it is possible, but associated collection is lost in exported image.For example, consider this workflow: convert selected images in various collection from RAW to jpeg and add them to catalog. Added images have no collection, and I have to add them to original collections manually.
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Nathan Weatherly

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YES.
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John R. Ellis, Champion

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You might checkout the Syncomatic plugin, which can automatically add the collections from the raws to the JPEGs:

http://www.photographers-toolbox.com/...
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Rob Cole

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Exportant will do exactly what you want:


http://www.robcole.com/Rob/ProductsAn...
(free, written by me..).

Instructions (after downloading and installing plugin):
* Add 'Main' and 'Custom Naming' filters (post-process actions) to export dialog box.
* Check the above-mentioned box (in 'Custom Naming' section).
* Save as preset for future use.
* Export as before..
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Yes, this is a more convenient solution, for sure. I didn't know that was one of its many capabilities.
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Rob Cole

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Hi John. It wasn't one of it's capabilities, until recently :-)

I know I am kindofa moving target (my plugins I mean).

Thanks,
Rob
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Danilo Ascione

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Hi, does Exportant support multiple collections assignment? I mean, the exported photo will have all the original collections? I haven't managed to make it works in this case.
Regards,
Danilo
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Still waiting for that feature.
"add to all collections of original file"
where original file is the file from which is exported (mostly the raw, but who knows)

I regularly make collections with raws (preselections of a job or so), then start to work on them, then export some to tiff with recatalog and then I have to manually replace the raws with the tiffs in all my collections. If I forget to replace in one collection and come back there at a later date I might not remember, that there is already a finished tiff.

So actually the option
"replace original files in all collections"
would be even better for me