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clee01l

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I manage all of my exports through a Publish Service using mostly Smart Publish Collections. My local camera club has monthly competitions that follow certain guidelines And images that fall into certain categories. I can submit up to 8 and sometimes 10 images per month.

I am having great difficulty tracking the images that have been submitted. And I can only see the problem growing as I submit more images in future months. I would like to develop a HD Publish Service that will track all of the images so that I can by looking in LR determine which images were submitted to the club for competition in which category and what month/year.

The Hierarchy of categories goes like this:
Code:
Print
.....Regular (up to 2 per month)
..........Nature (up to 1 per month)
..........Pictorial (up to 1 per month)
..........PhotoJournalism (up to 1 per month)
..........Travel (up to 1 per month)
.....Creative (up to 1 per month)
.....Monochrome (up to 1 per month)
.....Field Trip (held quarterly up to 3 per quarter)
.....Assignment (up to 1 per month)
Projected (Digital)
.....Regular (up to 2 per month)
..........Nature (up to 1 per month)
..........Pictorial (up to 1 per month)
..........PhotoJournalism (up to 1 per month)
..........Travel (up to 1 per month)
.....Creative (up to 1 per month)
.....Monochrome (up to 1 per month)
.....Field Trip (held quarterly up to 3 per quarter)
.....Assignment (up to 1 per month)[SIZE=2]
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In addition to the above possibilities, I have a Smart Publish Service that accumulates potential submissions
{All}
{Keyword}{ Contains}{@HCC}

{Keyword}{ Does Not Contain}{@Submitted}

Currently, I am manually moving images the have been published into {month/Year/category} folders out side of LR. I would entertain and ideas that will allow LR to do this for me automatically by testing internal keywords and other criteria to populate a HD Smart Publish Collection.

 

erro

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Well... it is "just" a matter of defining keywords that match the different competition categories and assigning them to photos. And then creating the corresponding smart collections/publish services. Or am I missing something?
 

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Well... it is "just" a matter of defining keywords that match the different competition categories and assigning them to photos. And then creating the corresponding smart collections/publish services. Or am I missing something?
Yes, probably because I was not clear enough. The category structure in my original post needs to be translated into a Published folder structure and that structure repeated for each month. The next competition is May2013 and then June2013 etc. This is the part that I am currently doing by hand out side of LR. I would like to be able to look at an image in light room and determine that the image was submitted to the 'Nature' category in March, 2013.
Ideally, I should be able to empty the local published folders after the monthly competition has ended to free up HD space but maintain that organization in LR to recreate a derivative if needed.
 

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Well, I'd still say hierarchical keywords. Especially if you want to remove the exported/published photos, then keywords are really the only way to identify your competition images?
 

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Well, unfortunately my advice here would be to "Ask Cletus, he's always working on stuff like that." If John Beardsworth doesn't have any ideas either, I don't know what to tell you...
 
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