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Copy Collection Structure to Publisher

jgwalter

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Is it possible to copy the structure of a Lightroom collection directly to a Publisher with or without the associated images?
 

Johan Elzenga

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What do you mean with “the structure of a Lightroom collection”? A collection is basically just a list. If you select all photos in a collection, you can create a new one (also inside a publishing service) and check the option to include the selected images. Or do you mean the criteria of a smart collection? Or does ‘Publisher’ refer to something else?
 

Hal P Anderson

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Or do you mean a bunch of collections within a collection set?
 

jgwalter

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What do you mean with “the structure of a Lightroom collection”? A collection is basically just a list. If you select all photos in a collection, you can create a new one (also inside a publishing service) and check the option to include the selected images. Or do you mean the criteria of a smart collection? Or does ‘Publisher’ refer to something else?
Thanks for the response. I guess I wasn't very clear. For example, I have currently in Lightroom, a collection of about 1000 images from various dates and events. The collection is sub-divided into about 8 or 9 collection sets, each of which is sub-divided 6-18 collection sets.

I want to duplicate this collection set hierarchy with all of the images into a Publish Service (SmugMug currently). I've completed this task manually by first copying the name of each set, one at a time, via the rename function, then selecting all of the photos in each set, then creating a new set in the Publish Service by first pasting the name, then checking the box to 'include selected photos), and finally choosing the correct SmugMug preset in the publish dialog.

This method works just fine, except it needed to be repeated 120 times for this effort. I'd like to automate it somehow, if possible, for future projects. But, I don't see any options for that within Lightroom itself.
 
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