When you auto-import using a watch folder, you can't rate, flag or lable the photo and then set a filter and keep this filter, because LR automatically jumps to the newest imported photo an resets the filter to non. Since my assistant flags or lables photos and then filters these while I keep on shooting new photos he always gets kicked out of the selection. Is there a solution or workaround to this issue?
We have tested it and it works fine at our end.
Created a watched folder and selected a user preset under the develop setting.
Copied 4 images in watched folder and Lightroom imported all the images with changes according to the user preset.
You can try reset the Lightroom preferences back to default and check if that helps.
Press the shift + option keys immediately after you restart Lightroom, and select Reset Preferences from the resulting dialog box.
Let us know if that helps.
LR automatically jumps to the newest imported photo
Uncheck the option Preferences > General > Select The Current/Previous Import Collection During Import.
This will stop an auto import from jumping to the Previous Import source (in the Catalog panel on the left of Library). However, it will also stop explicit imports from jumping to the Previous Import source -- after doing an explicit import, you'll have to click Previous Import to see what was just imported.