9 Replies Latest reply: May 2, 2011 8:55 AM by susan41 RSS

    Is there any way to make copies of the maser image in LR3?

    ronchast

      Is there any way to make copies of the maser image in LR3?

       

      I do a lot of sports and dance photography and I need a way to make multiple copies of an image to drag into different folders in LR3.

       

      Example:  One dancer may be on several teams and I need to make copies of the team photos to put in each dancers folder before I upload them to my E Commerce site so each dancer see's their team photo with their individual photos in the same folder online.

       

      I know I can make virtual copies, but you cannot drag them to different folders as copies, it will move the virtual with the master.

       

      If they would just let us hold ALT or any key while dragging to "copy" instead of  "move", my problem would be solved.

       

      For now I have to go into Windows, make copies ,then synch the folders again. Pain in the rear to do that.

       

      Anyone have any experience here?

       

      Thanks

       

      ronchast

        • 1. Re: Is there any way to make copies of the maser image in LR3?
          areohbee Community Member

          If I were you, I'd use collections instead of folders and put different virtual copies into different collections, instead of different real copies in different folders.

          • 2. Re: Is there any way to make copies of the maser image in LR3?
            ronchast Community Member

            OK, I will give it a try.

             

            Thanks

            • 3. Re: Is there any way to make copies of the maser image in LR3?
              areohbee Community Member

              You're welcome - I think it'll be "going more with the grain", so to speak - and that way you won't have duplicates in your catalog either, which is generally preferrable, me-thinks.

              • 4. Re: Is there any way to make copies of the maser image in LR3?
                ronchast Community Member

                Yes, I am going to look into collections, I have never used them for sp[orts

                and dance

                 

                I may be trying to squeeze something out of LR that it can't do. My current

                workflow looks like this. I tried playing with the collections and it will

                lest me copy duplicate virtual copies which is great, but I think it will be

                a lot of work when we are capturing tethered. We don't have much time on

                site, maybe I can figure a way to use collections after the fact?

                 

                We just tried capturing tethered into LR 3 and did about 7000 images from

                two cameras. LR automatically created a folder for each dancer and we key

                worded each individual by their dance team name so I could pull up the whole

                team by checking their teams keyword. That was OK, but I ended up going back

                and entering each teams name in with the dancers folders and then dragging

                each dancers folder into their team folder. Now I have each team with all

                their dancers in that folder as a subfolder. Now in order for each dancer to

                order a team photo, I need to put a team photo in each of their individual

                subfolders. We use More Photo for our E Commerce and I need to end up with a

                file structure to upload that looks like this:

                 

                Dance Company name

                   Team Name

                     Dancer

                     Dancer

                     Dancer

                     Dancer

                     Dancer

                Team Name

                     Dancer

                     Dancer

                     Dancer

                     Dancer

                     Dancer

                Team Name

                     Dancer

                     Dancer

                     Dancer

                     Dancer

                     Dancer

                Team Name

                     Dancer

                     Dancer

                     Dancer

                     Dancer

                     Dancer

                 

                Thanks Again,

                 

                Ron

                 

                 

                Ron Chasteen

                www.encorephotovideo.com

                1 800 278 4703

                573 237 4545

                4820 Hwy KK

                New Haven MO. 63068

                • 5. Re: Is there any way to make copies of the maser image in LR3?
                  areohbee Community Member

                  I apologize for not reading super-thoroughly.

                  But from what I gleaned, One possibility may be:

                   

                  If you can figure out how to arrange a hierarchy of collections (smart or regular) then tree-publisher can mirror the collections as folders when exporting.

                   

                  There are some other possibilities too, but one step at a time...

                   

                  PS - You are right about Lightroom: exports all go to the same folder/end-point unless using a special export plugin that's been programmed to do what you want.

                   

                  Rob

                  • 6. Re: Is there any way to make copies of the maser image in LR3?
                    areohbee Community Member

                    Another option, if you can figure out how to arrange a sequence of exports that combined will do the job, then they can all be invoked with a single click by using ExportManager.

                    • 7. Re: Is there any way to make copies of the maser image in LR3?
                      ronchast Community Member

                      Thank You, I will check it out!

                       

                       

                      Ron Chasteen

                      www.encorephotovideo.com

                      1 800 278 4703

                      573 237 4545

                      4820 Hwy KK

                      New Haven MO. 63068

                      • 8. Re: Is there any way to make copies of the maser image in LR3?
                        JW Stephenson Community Member

                        Ron,

                         

                        I too need to make "Real Copies" of images and hate doing anything directly from the OS because of the chance that my LR catalog gets out of Sync with the actual images on the computer.  So I make the copies inside LR with an export routine and then move the copies inside of LR with the normal drag and drop.  Once the export preset is created it can be executed from the Library Grid by right-clicking on the image (or selected images) to make the copies.  My settings are as follows in case you are interested:

                         

                        RealFileCopyExport.jpg

                        This is the first time I have posted an image before and I am not sure if you will be able to read it or not.  The contents from the export preset in the image above are as follows if that helps:

                         

                        s = {

                        id = "3AF0E3D2-BC6A-4D53-A7BE-B7A6C4D673AC",

                        internalName = "Make Real File Copy",

                        title = "Real File Copy",

                        type = "Export",

                        value = {

                        collisionHandling = "overwrite",

                        exportFilters = {

                        },

                        exportServiceProvider = "com.adobe.ag.export.file",

                        exportServiceProviderTitle = "Hard Drive",

                        export_colorSpace = "sRGB",

                        export_destinationPathSuffix = "",

                        export_destinationType = "sourceFolder",

                        export_useSubfolder = false,

                        extensionCase = "lowercase",

                        format = "ORIGINAL",

                        includeVideoFiles = false,

                        initialSequenceNumber = 1,

                        jpeg_limitSize = 100,

                        jpeg_useLimitSize = false,

                        metadata_keywordOptions = "lightroomHierarchical",

                        minimizeEmbeddedMetadata = false,

                        outputSharpeningLevel = 2,

                        outputSharpeningMedia = "matte",

                        outputSharpeningOn = false,

                        reimportExportedPhoto = true,

                        reimport_stackWithOriginal = true,

                        reimport_stackWithOriginal_position = "below",

                        renamingTokensOn = true,

                        size_doConstrain = false,

                        size_resolution = 300,

                        size_resolutionUnits = "inch",

                        tokenCustomString = "RC",

                        tokens = "{{image_name}}_{{custom_token}}",

                        tokensArchivedToString2 = "{{image_name}}_{{custom_token}}",

                        useWatermark = false,

                        watermarking_id = "<simpleCopyrightWatermark>",

                        },

                        version = 0,

                        }

                        Let me know if you have any questions.
                        Jeff

                        • 9. Re: Is there any way to make copies of the maser image in LR3?
                          susan41 Community Member

                          Thanks for the export preset. That is helpful. But is a long way round to Joneses!

                           

                          Adobe,

                          there seems to be a real need for a copy/paste capability within LR that makes real copies. In my case it is intending to use the image with InDesign where I want to Edit Original without changing the master file, which may be a TIFF file that I also  use for print, so I need a copy of it.

                           

                          And have I said before that for me Round Trip Editing is a real nuisance? I want to go to Photoshop one-way - edit the image there and save it in a different folder and NOT have the TIFF file show up in LR in the view of the folder that holds RAW files OR the collection on which I am working. I'm an old dog and I keep track of things by folder. When I need cross-folder collections I use...collections! I work in LR, then go to Photoshop, and save into a new folder. If I want to see the edited images in LR I want to see them in the view of the new folder, not in the view of the source folder.

                           

                          In LR as it is today I have to delete the TIFF from the collection or folder in which it shows up, or close LR before saving the TIFF from Photoshop. Not a disaster but definitely a nuisance.

                           

                            - susan