3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 31, 2014 11:42 PM by jjjdfkdiiiejsjnxniie

    automatically export after importing?

    jjjdfkdiiiejsjnxniie Level 1

      Hi, I do equine event photography, and would like to use Lightroom (on a Macbook Pro) to import images, which I then need to export (either to a shared folder or to a PC laptop over a network).

       

      Since I only have moments between most event classes, I can't afford to wait for the import to finish and manually start the export.

       

      What would be perfect is some sort of "post-import" action, where upon completed import (and application of the Develop Preset, chosen during Import), it would automatically run the Export. But this doesn't seem to be an option in LR (yet).

       

      Is there another way to accomplish this, using LR? I could use other software to get the images into the system, but then I wouldn't have LR's Develop Presets, which I want to apply to make the images have more pop when showing them to customers.

       

      Thanks,

      David

        • 1. Re: automatically export after importing?
          dj_paige Level 9

          What would be perfect is some sort of "post-import" action, where upon completed import (and application of the Develop Preset, chosen during Import), it would automatically run the Export. But this doesn't seem to be an option in LR (yet).

          You are correct, there is no such option or action in Lightroom.

          Is there another way to accomplish this, using LR?

          Not that I know of.

          • 2. Re: automatically export after importing?
            areohbee Level 5

            jjjdfkdiiiejsjnxniie wrote:

             

            Is there another way to accomplish this, using LR?

            Yes, here are 3 ways I know of:

            1. Using Jeffrey Friedl's Folder Watch plugin (if you have publish service setup - does not support non-publish exports).

            2. Using my Ottomanic Importer (export after import preset - does not support publish service exports)

            3. Using my Publish Service Assistant plugin (general purpose auto-publishing..).

            ~R.

            • 3. Re: automatically export after importing?
              jjjdfkdiiiejsjnxniie Level 1

              Thanks Rob, I've used publish plugins for my Smugmug site, but hadn't considered using Publish for local purposes. You got me to research that a bit, and it probably will benefit me to go that route, because I can make my initial jpegs, yet still make changes to some files, and then have the changes propagate later to the viewing station (if I understand right).

               

              So I've got the smart-collection and Publish thing going, now I just have to try the import with auto-export plugin.

               

              I was looking through your plugin list, and got my hopes up when I saw Xmp Crop, but I'm not sure if it can do what I was hoping for: Some people order CD's of all the photos of a rider in an event, and to try and ensure my logo is likely to end up in their prints, I send them 3 copies of each image (4x6 ratio, 5x7, and 8x10). Best best way I've figured out so far is to crop them all to 4x6, but use the ratio-guides to make sure the 5x7 and 8x10 crops will look good as well (and flag the ones that will need custom cropping for the other sizes), and then make the 4x6 JPEGs with file-naming prefix of 4x6, then crop one to 5x7, Copy that develop setting (with only Crop Ratio checked) and paste that to all the other shots (I have to wait for the 4x6 jpegs to finish, of course) and process those (with custom filename set to prefix 5x7), then do the same for 8x10. It would be nifty if I could just crop to 4x6, then let a plugin take care of the rest (with the exception of the flagged images needing custom cropping). Would that be possible with an existing plugin?

               

              David