I'm trying to publish only the flagged photos from a collection-set to my local disk in a folder hierarchy that mimics the collection hierarchy you build within Lightroom.

I am aware of "Jeffrey’s “Collection Publisher” Lightroom Plugin", in fact the description of what I want to do is partially copied from his site. But if I'm not mistaken, it isn't possible to apply rules to the mirrored collection(-sets).

Of course I am aware it is possible to manually create new collections without the flagged photos in them. This would require me to recreate all my current collections, and I would have to manually keep the new collections up to date in the flagged only versions.

I could also create a normal collection-set in Jeffrey's collection publisher plugin and create smart collections for each "normal" collection and filter all non-flagged photos by adding rules. But this also would mean I need to create a new smart collection every time I create a new "normal" collection.

I've previously been using the "Folder publisher" plugin, in which I select a root directory to publish and filter non-flagged photos by adding a rule. The main advantage of this setup was I didn't need to do anything multiple times. I could just make adjustments to my photos and click publish and be done.

Am I perhaps missing something in the “Collection Publisher” plugin, or does anyone have some other methods of doing this?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Do you want to do this in a single click of a button when the collection is selected/open, or a 2-3 steps process would also do it? \$\endgroup\$
    – Dragos
    Commented Dec 14, 2015 at 20:39
  • \$\begingroup\$ I would prefer a one click solution like I had with the Folder Publisher, but if there is no other way... Needing to create new (smart)collections every time is a bridge to far tho. What do you suggest? \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 14, 2015 at 21:22
  • \$\begingroup\$ After reading your first sentence, I'm already confused! \$\endgroup\$
    – Itai
    Commented Sep 10, 2016 at 1:52

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You can set the Attribute Filter on Flagged Lightroom Filter only Flagged

Then select all pictures, click right and Export

  • \$\begingroup\$ When doing this I wont have the collection-structure as a folder structure after export. Adding this filter before publishing via the collection publish plugin doesn't mean the unflagged photos are not published. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Dec 14, 2015 at 21:25

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