When I create a new lightroom catalog, is it possible to copy my published services?

I am able to copy my lightroom presets / preferences by saving with my catalog - but then, in the new catalog, I have to set-up my published services all over again - it seems to be stored with the catalog, and not in the settings anywhere.

Basically, I archive off photos into a new catalog, but then when I go back to them, sometimes I want to re-publish a set of photos without having to redo all the settings.


Edit: The best solution I can think of is to copy the contents of published services into collections, that way the groups of photos are preserved, even if the published services need to be recreated.

  • By "library" do you actually mean "catalog"? Feb 17, 2015 at 22:43
  • @james-youngman - yes, thank, updated the question. Feb 18, 2015 at 16:39

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Don't know if this will help, but you say you save presets/prefs with catalog. If you are going to have multiple catalogs and you want the same presets/prefs then you want to UNCHECK the catalog option. That way all your catalogs share a common presets and prefs. Maybe that will also apply to published services. Also, I am fairly certain prefs are always central.

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