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?

  • 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? – Dragos Dec 14 '15 at 20:39
  • 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? – FlyingNimbus Dec 14 '15 at 21:22
  • After reading your first sentence, I'm already confused! – Itai Sep 10 '16 at 1:52

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

Then select all pictures, click right and Export

| improve this answer | |
  • 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. – FlyingNimbus Dec 14 '15 at 21:25

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.