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Online keyword syncing

dvt

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I have a large catalog in Lightroom Classic that I need to collaborate with some people to remotely keyword the images. LRCC of course doesn't sync keywords:bored:. I've tried several photo hosting services (smugmug, zenfolio), but I've run into some issues with them. All I want to do is publish LR collections to a cloud browser-based interface that will allow other people to edit keywords, pick favs, write captions . I would then sync it all back to LR. Does anyone know of anything that would do this?
 
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Jfriedl's web page for his Smugmug plugin (Jeffrey Friedl's Blog » Jeffrey’s “Export to SmugMug” Lightroom Plugin) says

"FYI, SmugMug itself offers a Publish-only plugin for Lightroom here. . There are pluses and minuses to each: my plugin, which predates SmugMug's own by several years, is generally more configurable and has more features, and also supports non-publish Export, but it's also more complex; SmugMug's plugin heroically supports two-way gallery synchronization."

The last line suggests may mean that keywords will go back and forth. I don't know as I don't have a Smugmug account to test it with but it may be worth a shot.
 

dvt

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Jfriedl's web page for his Smugmug plugin (Jeffrey Friedl's Blog » Jeffrey’s “Export to SmugMug” Lightroom Plugin) says

"FYI, SmugMug itself offers a Publish-only plugin for Lightroom here. . There are pluses and minuses to each: my plugin, which predates SmugMug's own by several years, is generally more configurable and has more features, and also supports non-publish Export, but it's also more complex; SmugMug's plugin heroically supports two-way gallery synchronization."

The last line suggests may mean that keywords will go back and forth. I don't know as I don't have a Smugmug account to test it with but it may be worth a shot.
Thank you. Yes, I am using both plugins and it's working fine for that. The issues I'm having with smugmug have to do with their interface and architecture of their site. Smugmug has some permissions issues that force me to make my galleries public in order for the Assistant login (which limits certain access) to be able to work with the keywords. Otherwise I would need to let them login in with the Master login if I want to keep the galleries private, which I don't want to do. Also, their "pick favorites" feature is ONLY available by creating an Event and then inserting galleries, which can't be done in Lightroom (I can upload the galleries, but then have to go to smugmug for the rest). I wanted to see if there was another service that would allow for the lightroom sync, online picking and keywording that would be more "user friendly" for the people I'm recruiting to keyword things (some of whom aren't very tech savvy). I use Zenfolio for my own photos, but I'm not crazy about their interface for this project.
 
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