Revel/Lightroom: What's the recommended Revel workflow for Lightroom users?

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Since today's blog about the future of Carousel did not mention anything about where in a workflow Carousel fits in, I would like to ask if the Adobe staff (who I assume use both Lightroom and Carousel) about how we can achieve to easily add new photos from Lightroom to Carousel and ensure that updates photos in LR also gets into Carousel.
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kurka

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Well as it stands right now Carousel will only import JPG files, and Lightroom only applies the changes you make in Develop to exported copies, so if you want photos you've processed in Lightroom or photos that start in raw to be imported into Carousel you will have to:

- import into Lightroom
- process as desired
- export JPG copies
- import JPG copies into Carousel

You could use a hard drive publish service in Lightroom to help track which photos have been published/exported and which are pending.
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kurka

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Thanks.
If I use a publish service, I think it means that I can not delete the photos from the destination after they are moved into Carousel, because I think it means that LR will export them again the next time. If this is true, I have to manually keep track of which photos are already in Carousel, right?

There is no way to automatically import photos to Carousel? AppleScript? Watch folder?

And what about modified photos? If I modify a photo in LR and re-export, will Carousel know that it's an updated photo. Regardless of filename? The reason for why I ask about the filename, is that photos that are sent to Carousel from my iOS device may and may not have the same filename as when I move the same photo from iOS to LR and further on to Carousel.
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You're correct in recognizing these issues. Right now Carousel will not know you have simply updated an existing photo that you re-adjusted and re-published from Lightroom. Such a photo would show up in Carousel as a second instance of the photo, and you'd have to manually delete the initial instance if you wanted it gone.

For now, what Rob recommends above is the way to do it. But we hear you that this is too much work, and we're working on making this simpler, reducing the number of steps, and avoid the consequence of ending up with multiple instances.

-Sumner Paine, product manager
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FYI. I would be interested in Carousel if Lightroom integration was as simple as adding the photo to a Lightroom collection, or adding a particular tag (which may then auto- add to a smart collection,) then it just shows up in Carousel at an appropriate resolution. No publishing, exporting etc.
And I would need some auto integration to my tv (e.g. Apple tv, or AirPlay mirroring...)
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Do i really have to import the pictures form Lightroom one by one? Or can i import the complete Lightroom library in one step into carousel?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Carousel: How do I import my Lightroom library into Carousel?.
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You can import multiple photos at once. In the Import dialog you can multi-select JPGs, or you can select whole folders of JPGs at once. Another way to import is to drag-and-drop JPGs or folders of JPGs onto Carousel from the Finder.

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