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How to copy a collection from one catalog to another

Discussion in 'Workflow Discussion' started by mbmsv, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. mbmsv

    mbmsv New Member

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    Hi all,

    Here's my problem. I had two different catalogs from which I published photos to the same SmugMug account. Then I decided that it wasn't convenient because when in one catalog collections published from another catalog show as empty. Syncing with SmugMug reveals the folders but not their content. So I decided that I would do Import from Catalog effectively combining two catalogs into one. That brought in all the photos with all the edits, but not their associations with published collections. So, I was wondering if there is a way to do this?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Gene McCullagh

    Gene McCullagh Lightroom Guru Lightroom Guru

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    Hi mbmsv!

    Publish Services are a different beast than other collection types. At present I don't believe there is a way to combine them or import/export them. There is definitely room for improvement with Publish Services.
     
  3. Victoria Bampton

    Victoria Bampton Lightroom Queen / Owner Staff Member Administrator Moderator Lightroom Guru

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    Hi mbmsv, welcome to the forum!

    There's a plug-in called LR/Voyager that can move Publish Services from one catalog to another, although I believe it does have some limitations. Might be worth a try if you can't use a single catalog. http://alloyphoto.com/plugins/lrvoyager/
     
  4. Gene McCullagh

    Gene McCullagh Lightroom Guru Lightroom Guru

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    That's great Victoria! I hadn't seen this plugin before. Looks like it answers mbmsv's question and it has a 10 day trial too.
     
  5. mbmsv

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    Thanks a lot! I will give it a try.
     

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