5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 6, 2015 8:02 AM by andyn62206479

    Publish Plugin: Photodeck


      Photodeck Publish Plugin:


      Heeeelp!!! I just deleted the Photodeck Publish Service that I had been using to upload my photos, so I've lost the record in LR of the ones that were uploaded.

      I do have backup of my catalog which has just about the latest Photodeck uploads. However, I've done a lot of processing of photos since then, so I was wondering if there is a way to transfer the Photodeck plugin record from the backup version to the latest version? (Such as editing the SQL database directly...) Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Publish Plugin: Photodeck
          john beardsworth Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Slightly different way round - you could get more recent work into the backup catalogue....


          In the current catalogue, select all the recently-edited images and do a Ctrl S (Win) or Cmd S (Mac). So we're saving most of your recent work back to the files (most omits virtual copies, stacks, pick flags.... but all adjustments and most metadata).


          Now restore your backup catalogue and see if you can find a way to identify the above images. Are they all in a few folders, for instance. Then select them and do Metadata > Read Metadata from file. That should bring in your work and apply any edits to the published images too.


          Editing the SQL could be time consuming and messy.

          • 2. Re: Publish Plugin: Photodeck
            andyn62206479 Level 1

            Thanks John.

            I thought about that, but I have been working all over my catalog, on virtual copies, flagging and stacking - all the things you mention won't copy! I'm not going to be able to remember which files I worked on, as it's been about 3 or 4 weeks since the backup, which is why I'm thinking of editing the database. I have opened the lrcat in SQL-manager (another copy - backupbackupbackup!) and can see the Photodeck plugin records, so thinking I could copy them...?

            • 3. Re: Publish Plugin: Photodeck
              john beardsworth Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              You can try, but there's no documentation in that area so you'd have to test carefully as you proceed.


              What about this idea.... Restore the backup catalogue and do a File > Import from Catalog, importing into it the entire current catalogue. Publish service data is omitted from this method, though all the other non-xmp stuff should be OK.

              • 4. Re: Publish Plugin: Photodeck
                andyn62206479 Level 1

                Ah! That might work... I'll run the import and let you know. Thank you.

                • 5. Re: Publish Plugin: Photodeck
                  andyn62206479 Level 1

                  Actually, what I needed was the Publish data from the backup, and the latest edits from the latest catalog. I was going to import the entire new catalog into the backup version, but I found the "sort by Edit Time' feature, which saved me re-importing the entire catalog into the back. It worked like a charm!  Thank you for your advice! Much appreciated! (One very happy LR fan here again!)