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Can setting a label be made to export?

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Is it possible to have LR export an image if it is assigned a certain label?
 

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Do you want assigning the label to immediately trigger an export? Or are you asking whether you can select too many photos, then have the Export process skip all those that don't have the label?

If the former, no.
If the latter, no, not really, but you can certainly filter for the label yourself before initiating the export.
 
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Is it possible to have LR export an image if it is assigned a certain label?
If you use Smart Publish Service Collection, You can set any number of conditions to trigger an image being included in a Publish queue. Once in the Publish queue, Pressing the publish button will cause the export.
All of my Publish Services are driven by Smart Publish Collections This is an expansion on John Beardsworth's Workflow Smart Collections.
 

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Do you want assigning the label to immediately trigger an export? Or are you asking whether you can select too many photos, then have the Export process skip all those that don't have the label?

If the former, no.
If the latter, no, not really, but you can certainly filter for the label yourself before initiating the export.
that's what I assumed - thanks
 

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If you use Smart Publish Service Collection, You can set any number of conditions to trigger an image being included in a Publish queue. Once in the Publish queue, Pressing the publish button will cause the export.
All of my Publish Services are driven by Smart Publish Collections This is an expansion on John Beardsworth's Workflow Smart Collections.
thanks - some of this is over my head though (sorry!)

what/where is 'smart publish service collection'?

I certainly have started using smart collections, not toatally mastered it yet but finding it very useful
 
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what/where is 'smart publish service collection'?
In the Library Module on the left side, you have your Folder panel. Just below that is your Collections panel and just below that is your Publish Service panel. Publish Services are Special collections that manage images and export those that are needing to be exported (Published). If an image changes after it has been exported/published, the Publish Service collection recognizes this change and designates the image to be re-published.

Publish services are available to send images to most social websites, photo sites or your local HD. Publishing to your local HD is the same as exporting to your local HD. There is no reason to use the export function as a separate manual process when you can use the Publish Service to export your images and manage those images in LR.
 

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many thanks for the explanation Cletus
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just checked it out - thanks I had not even ever noticed it existed!
 
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In the Library Module on the left side, you have your Folder panel. Just below that is your Collections panel and just below that is your Publish Service panel. Publish Services are Special collections that manage images and export those that are needing to be exported (Published). If an image changes after it has been exported/published, the Publish Service collection recognizes this change and designates the image to be re-published.

Publish services are available to send images to most social websites, photo sites or your local HD. Publishing to your local HD is the same as exporting to your local HD. There is no reason to use the export function as a separate manual process when you can use the Publish Service to export your images and manage those images in LR.
I have only recently started "publishing" to my OneDrive account and after initial set up I started published using the manual Export route (because I was familiar with it and because I am a dinosaur !). However, after reading this thread I decided to have a go at using the "Publishing Service". It took a little while to get my head around it but after a bit of trial and error all I can say is WOW, WOW and WOW. This is one seriously powerful feature !

Setting up photos and albums to be Published is very similar to creating Collections, in fact the concept appears to be identical. I had already set up a Collection in which I had put the photos I wanted to publish but was concerned at managing the whole thing. i.e. I had added and culled from my Collections without adding and culling from my published photos and so ended up with a different number of photos in my "to publish" collection than actually published. However, the "Publish Service" manages this all for you.

I have now set up all "Smart Service Collections" that are linked to my collections. So I can simply add and remove photos from my "dummy" Collections and the Smart Publish Collection recognizes this. All jolly good stuff. I realize that there are a many different options for setting up the Smart Publish Collections and it will give me hours of endless fun over the next few weeks.

One question I have at the moment. If I have a photo that has already been published and I subsequently remove it from my LR Collection and hence my Smart Publish Collection and then Re-publish that entire folder will that redundant already published photo be automatically removed or does it have to be removed manually. Does it depend on how it was initially published ? i.e. whether by using the smart publish collection, the export feature or other non LR means ?
 
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One question I have at the moment. If I have a photo that has already been published and I subsequently remove it from my LR Collection and hence my Smart Publish Collection and then Re-publish that entire folder will that redundant already published photo be automatically removed or does it have to be removed manually. Does it depend on how it was initially published ? i.e. whether by using the smart publish collection, the export feature or other non LR means ?
First, I don't see a need for a special Collection that is not a Publish Service Collection And static Publish Service Collections are all manual. So, I recommend Smart Publish Collections in each Publish Service.
Smart Criteria like:
{Pick Flag}{is}{flagged}
{label color}{is}{purple}
{keywords}{contain}{@OneDrive}
will be sufficient for an image to be included in a Smart Publish Collection. Press the {Publish} button and off it goes. Change one of the criteria above and the "published" image no longer meets the conditions for inclusion. It then moves from the "Published Photos" queue into the "deleted photos to remove queue but remains in the Smart Publish Collection until you press the {Publish} button again. At that time, (if you use the Hard Drive Publish Service that is included with LR) the published file is deleted from the HD and disappears from the Smart Publish Collection. Other similar 3rd party plugins offer options to leave the file with the destination and just remove it from the Smart Publish Collection. The key point here is that Smart Publish Collections like Smart Collections have criteria that must be met for an image to be included in the Smart Publish Collection.
 
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First, I don't see a need for a special Collection that is not a Publish Service Collection And static Publish Service Collections are all manual. So, I recommend Smart Publish Collections in each Publish Service.
Smart Criteria like:
{Pick Flag}{is}{flagged}
{label color}{is}{purple}
{keywords}{contain}{@OneDrive}
will be sufficient for an image to be included in a Smart Publish Collection. Press the {Publish} button and off it goes. Change one of the criteria above and the "published" image no longer meets the conditions for inclusion. It then moves from the "Published Photos" queue into the "deleted photos to remove queue but remains in the Smart Publish Collection until you press the {Publish} button again. At that time, (if you use the Hard Drive Publish Service that is included with LR) the published file is deleted from the HD and disappears from the Smart Publish Collection. Other similar 3rd party plugins offer options to leave the file with the destination and just remove it from the Smart Publish Collection. The key point here is that Smart Publish Collections like Smart Collections have criteria that must be met for an image to be included in the Smart Publish Collection.
Thanks Cletus but I'm not sure you got my point which I probably didn't explain clearly enough.
I do now have all smart publish collections and I am happy with the smart criteria I have applied and the resulting photos that are in the smart publish collection. The thing is that I already had photos on the net in an album that I now no longer want to be published and so I have not included them in the smart publish collection. So my question is if I press the publish button will those unwanted photos that are already published (but not now in my smart publish collection) be removed from the published location or will I have to remove these manually.
 
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