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lightroom plugin


Oct 02, 2014 09:50PM EDT

I've just started using the lightroom plugin to upload a collection of appx 1,000 photos. My photos are organised in folders on my computer's hard disk and these folders are added to the lightroom catalogue which I sync when new photos are produced. The folders are created by subject so I am constantly adding to them.

Right now I am recreating the folder structure in the Koken publishing service - so each folder will correspond to an album in Koken and I can then maintain an ongoing updating process. Recreating the folders will take some time but I don't mind doing it once.

That leads me to my question. Let's say I switch computers / get a new one / have to reinstall the OS in my current one and, therefore, reinstall lightroom and the Koken plugin, I am going to lose the album structure I have manually created in the Koken plugin. For everything up to that point, it's fine as it will have been uploaded but going forward, the only way to restablish the one-way sync between the local albums and the website is to go through this manual process again.

Am I being dumb here and missing a better way to structure the workflow? If not, is there any way of creating persistence in the Koken plugin?

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Oct 03, 2014 01:38PM EDT
I think I've answered this myself. If I create the albums in the Koken plugin as smart collections I can export the settings and if I ever need to recreate the album structure all I need to do is import the same settings into a fresh version of the plugin.
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Todd Dominey Koken Agent

Oct 04, 2014 03:45PM EDT

Adam – plugin settings are stored with your Lightroom catalog, so assuming your catalog doesn’t change then you should be able to continue using it. For example, if your LR catalog were stored on an external HD, and you used LR on a different computer to load that catalog, the publish service collections should still be there.

The option you came up with too for smart collections sounds good as well.

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