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Publishing to a Smart Folder or Smart Photoset

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So far, as we've examined using the Publish Services, we've taken a look at how we can publish our files internally to hard drive or externally to Flickr. For the most part we've said, okay, well, how can I then add these files manually and we've clicked-and- dragged them to our particular set. Well, we can take things even a little bit farther. What we're going to do here is click on this plus icon, and when I do that you'll notice I've a number of different options. Here are the different publishing connections that I've set up. Here's the one for my parents, another Desktop one, my Flickr account and so on. One of the things that I can do with this: to the hard drive, I can create what's called a Smart Folder.

Publishing to a Smart Folder or Smart Photoset

So far, as we've examined using the Publish Services, we've taken a look at how we can publish our files internally to hard drive or externally to Flickr. For the most part we've said, okay, well, how can I then add these files manually and we've clicked-and- dragged them to our particular set. Well, we can take things even a little bit farther. What we're going to do here is click on this plus icon, and when I do that you'll notice I've a number of different options. Here are the different publishing connections that I've set up. Here's the one for my parents, another Desktop one, my Flickr account and so on. One of the things that I can do with this: to the hard drive, I can create what's called a Smart Folder.

Now, that's equivalent for my Flickr one as a Smart Photo Set. What Smart Folders or Smart Photo Sets are is exactly like what Smart Collections are. Let me show you what I mean. So, I'm going to create a Publish Smart Folder. This is going to be a part of this parent's connection here. I'm going to say, "you know what, give me all the files that have at least a 1-star rating." So, I'm going to name this 1 Star. I'm going to do this just to keep things simple. You don't have to name it 1 Star. You can name it whatever you want. Well, I'm going to match this particular rule. Now, keep in mind, there are a ton of rules that you can use here and you can see all of the different options.

In this case, again, just for illustration we'll include the 1-star rating. Well, I'll go ahead and create this. Well, now what it's going to do is it's going to give me a folder where I have these images that have a 1-star rating. Well, that's pretty handy. Let's say that the 1-star rating for me equalsyeah, this image is a keeper, and this is a keeper for a particular client or something along those lines, and I go back to another folder. I'm in this folder and I say, "you know what, yeah, this image should get 1-star." So, when I add a star to this, you'll notice that this particular folder has been updated.

So, I'm going to go ahead and add a few more star ratings there. When I go back to this folder or this set, you'll notice that those images have now been included in the mix. So, these photo sets are really dynamic and again it's identical if we do this for this Flickr account here. I'll do the 1-star rating, and I'll just name this one 1 Star as well just to keep things consistent, and hit Create. Down below you'll see that it's including those particular photos. Now, if you ever want to remove one of these, well, pretty easy.

Right-click or Ctrl+Click, and we can choose Delete. Now, you don't have to worry about deleting, because it's just going to delete the collection. It's not going to delete the images. The images still exist and we can see that if we go over here. All these images are still here. I'll right-click or Ctrl+Click, and I'm going to choose Delete there as well. That's just a nice way to clean things up when you're working with your Publish Services. Now, the last thing that I want to highlight here in regards to Publish Services is that if you want to find more icons, the last thing that I want to highlight here, is that if you want to minimize this interface a little bit, you can show or hide those icons.

So, if I show them, I'm not going to see the little Flickr logo or the harddrive icon. Although in my own workflow I tend to leave that on, because it's a nice visual to keep me tuned into what I'm uploading to. Then finally if you click on the plus icon, you can go down to the bottom option where it says Find More Plug-ins Online. This will take you to a location where you can discover some more plug-ins that will even extend the functionality of Lightroom even further.

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Lightroom 3 New Features

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  1. 14m 41s
    1. Welcome
      1m 26s
    2. Comparing Lightroom 2 with Lightroom 3
      12m 27s
    3. Using the exercise files
      48s
  2. 20m 32s
    1. Introducing the Import dialog
      5m 54s
    2. Importing photos and movies from a CF card
      6m 31s
    3. Adding and importing photos from a folder
      3m 51s
    4. Synchronizing and finding missing photos
      4m 16s
  3. 34m 46s
    1. Filtering photos
      4m 0s
    2. Working with collections
      5m 1s
    3. Modifying image and thumbnail overlays
      3m 17s
    4. Crop presets and overlays
      5m 43s
    5. Using Auto Sync
      5m 33s
    6. Working with movies
      7m 13s
    7. Using Smart Collections for video files
      2m 10s
    8. Focal length filtering and Smart Collections
      1m 49s
  4. 19m 10s
    1. Setting up Flickr publishing services
      3m 47s
    2. Uploading photos to Flickr
      3m 4s
    3. Publishing to a Flickr Photoset
      3m 56s
    4. Publishing to a folder
      5m 11s
    5. Publishing to a Smart Folder or Smart Photoset
      3m 12s
  5. 1h 1m
    1. How sharpening works in Lightroom 3
      4m 48s
    2. Introducing noise reduction
      4m 45s
    3. Applying sharpening and noise reduction
      8m 23s
    4. Adding a grain effect
      4m 31s
    5. Using the Collections panel
      5m 42s
    6. The Adjustment Brush
      5m 48s
    7. The Graduated filter
      2m 10s
    8. Adding a vignette
      5m 45s
    9. Improvements to the Crop tool
      1m 59s
    10. Quickly changing crop orientation
      1m 40s
    11. Understanding the Point Tone Curve
      3m 10s
    12. Improving images with the Point Tone Curve
      4m 2s
    13. Using the Lens Correction controls
      5m 46s
    14. Enhancing images with Lens Correction
      3m 6s
  6. 5m 16s
    1. Adding audio to a slideshow
      5m 16s
  7. 11m 13s
    1. Introducing the custom print package
      3m 42s
    2. Working with the custom print package
      7m 31s
  8. 8m 46s
    1. Introducing tethered shooting
      2m 12s
    2. Working with tethered shooting
      6m 34s
  9. 7m 41s
    1. Optimizing and backing up a catalog
      2m 49s
    2. Upgrading Lightroom 2 catalogs
      2m 13s
    3. Working with legacy Lightroom files
      2m 39s
  10. 27m 21s
    1. New presets in the Develop, Web, and Print modules
      3m 26s
    2. Importing and working with CMYK images
      5m 55s
    3. Bonus workflow tips
      4m 51s
    4. Adding watermarks in the Print, Slideshow, and Web modules
      1m 20s
    5. Making creative watermarks
      3m 20s
    6. IPTC Extension metadata
      1m 16s
    7. Exporting by file size and with watermarks
      1m 51s
    8. Exporting collections
      3m 22s
    9. Ejecting an external hard drive
      2m 0s
  11. 1m 44s
    1. Additional resources
      1m 15s
    2. What's next
      29s

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