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Offline babuja

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Hi guys,  i'm using a trial photo mechanic and need some help about workflow.

I use a laptop for catalog and external HDD as source for all photos at G:/Photography folder.

I would like to setup this workflow. Is it possible?

1. Ingest photos from SD card
2. Cull/rating/keywords/metadata and other presets
3. Copy selected photos to G:/Photography,  rename and create automatically year/day folders and store photo files accordingly.
4. Open LR and add photos automatically to catalog

Any help is very appreciate.



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Offline Kirk Baker

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Hi guys,  i'm using a trial photo mechanic and need some help about workflow.

I use a laptop for catalog and external HDD as source for all photos at G:/Photography folder.

I would like to setup this workflow. Is it possible?

1. Ingest photos from SD card

OK, use the Ingest dialog: http://wiki.camerabits.com/en/index.php/User_Manual_Flat_View#Ingesting_Images

2. Cull/rating/keywords/metadata and other presets

You'll want to familiarize yourself with these topics:
http://wiki.camerabits.com/en/index.php/User_Manual_Flat_View#Contact_Sheets
http://wiki.camerabits.com/en/index.php/User_Manual_Flat_View#Selection_Tags_and_Color_Classes
http://wiki.camerabits.com/en/index.php/User_Manual_Flat_View#Preview_Window

3. Copy selected photos to G:/Photography,  rename and create automatically year/day folders and store photo files accordingly.

Unless you want duplicates of your images in their ingested location and their final location, use the 'move' option:
http://wiki.camerabits.com/en/index.php/User_Manual_Flat_View#Copying_and_Moving_Photos

And for creating the directory structure use this option, along with Photo Mechanic's variables system.
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Copy to this folder: Copies files to the base path plus an additional (optional) subfolder. You can use variables to create the name of your subfolder

Choose your G:\Photography folder as the base path by clicking on the '...' button.

Read about variables here:
http://wiki.camerabits.com/en/index.php/User_Manual_Flat_View#Image_Variables

If you give me a concrete example of how you want your folders named I'll give you the exact set of variables to use.  Assuming four digit year, and two digit month you would use:

{year4}\{month0}

4. Open LR and add photos automatically to catalog

Select your images and use drag and drop onto Lr.  Lr should bring up its import dialog.

HTH,

-Kirk

Offline babuja

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Thanks for your help Kirk,  i'll give it a reading ????



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