Hi, I have a problem that I hope you can help me with as it would greatly ease my workflow:
After shooting newly hired staff each month, I usually have a large amount of images that needs to be edited by other employees that have indirect access to the same folder that I export my images to (in order to make ID-cards ect.). By indirect I mean that they use a specific program to access the folder.
I would like to be able export these images directly from Lightroom to the specified folder and at the same time make a list of the filenames that I can send as an email to the HR-department.
Is there a simple solution to this? - Is it possible for instance to make a Lightroom export action open up my email program and produce a list of exported images (just the filenames as text) which then can be inserted into the email?
To achieve this you need a custom plugin that would be able to capure the names of exported photos and output them to a file.
Check out this page: http://alloyphoto.com/category/lightroom-plugins/export-list/
The Export List plugin can do what you need and more. In the nutshell, the plugin defines a post-processing action, which can be chained to any export operation. The user can choose to generate the output file in various formats and open it in the default program, or even launch Mozilla Thunderbird in compose mode with the output file automatically added as an attachment.
You know what Vladimir - this is exactly what I was looking for! Simply Amazing.
Can´t wait to try it out.