3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 18, 2016 12:30 PM by johnrellis

    Using Smart Gallery to Mirror a Smart Collection?

    Nshowalter

      I'd like to create a smart gallery based on criteria (pick flag, label color, star rating) so that my best images will automatically go into that "My Best Images" collection.

       

      Can I then create a smart gallery in Zenfolio that will mirror that collection?

       

      I have tried to create a smart gallery whose criteria is simply "Source contains all words 'My Best Images" but that doesn't seem to work. It produces 0 images.

       

      Any help would be appreciated!

       

      Nic

        • 1. Re: Using Smart Gallery to Mirror a Smart Collection?
          johnrellis Most Valuable Participant

          Yes, you can create a Zenfolio smart publish collection that uses the same criteria as a smart collection. 


          1. The first step is to make sure you have a working smart collection with the desired criteria.  Have you been able to do that? Don't proceed to the second step until you've done this.

           

          2. The second step is to set up the smart publish collection for Zenfolio.  Are you using this third-party Zenfolio plugin?

          • 2. Re: Using Smart Gallery to Mirror a Smart Collection?
            Nshowalter Level 1

            Yes, I am using that plugin. If you could give me instructions for creating that smart publish collection, I would appreciate it. There is apparently something I am missing or not getting correct in the process.

            • 3. Re: Using Smart Gallery to Mirror a Smart Collection?
              johnrellis Most Valuable Participant

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              The information about how to do this is sort-of-kind-of on the help page, but it's not presented very clearly. To create a smart publish collection in a Zenfolio service:

               

              1. At Zenfolio.com, in the Photos section, create a new empty gallery:

               

              2. Right-click the Zenfolio service in the Publish Services panel and select Edit Settings.

              3. Scroll down to the section Zenfolio: Galleries In This Publish Service.

               

              4. Hit the Refresh List button. Then scroll the list of galleries, find the one you just created at Zenfolio.com, and check Smart:

               

              5. At the bottom of the Edit Settings window, click Save.

               

              6. In the Zenfolio service in the Publish Services panel, right-click the new gallery and select Edit Smart Gallery to enter your smart-collection criteria.