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Lightroom - This Drives Me Nuts!

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Mar 12, 2008 17:25 |  #16

I agree with OP. I've gotten used to it, but it still creates unnecessary mouse movement and clicks.

I don't know how many photogs would actually work from different folders at once, unless they have some overly complex organization system. For me, everything from an event goes in a folder and I work on that event. When I'm done with that event, I move on to the next event, which is in another folder.

Assuming people are going to be working on many folders at once was like most other assumptions.

Based on the many advanced programs Adobe has on the market, I don't buy into the "they couldn't figure out how to let us choose."

For the record, I like Lightroom...mostly. I just don't like the defensive excuse-making.

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Mar 12, 2008 19:47 |  #17

The majority of Pro Photographers I work with on a daily basis work off multiple folders in one go, for example processing multiple portrait sessions which are in folders by customer identity. That's not to say that a massive proportion of LR users work that way, but the functionality has to be robust enough to cover such situations, as people would also complain about that.

Who said...

cdifoto wrote in post #5102842 (external link)
"they couldn't figure out how to let us choose."

then? I didn't! They know how to do it, no question, but as with everything, there are limits to what you can do in a reasonable length of time. If they'd waited until everything was exactly the way they wanted, LR wouldn't be shipping yet. I'm not here to make excuses by any means, and I'm not on the Adobe payroll, before anyone asks, but we do have to be a little realistic. If a missing feature is important to you, add your voice via the Feature Requests page here: …m/index.cfm?nam​e=wishform (external link)

But yes, I agree it's a high priority for a lot of people, myself included, and the sooner it's added, the better.

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Mar 13, 2008 12:19 |  #18

Just looked into the SDK thing last night.
Went to Adobe's Lightroom SDK forum (not very many posts there, BTW.)

Apparently theres some people trying to do this, but the API for Lightroom doesn't have any variables to return the full path of the image you are exporting (if it did, you could have the export be placed in the same folder with a unique name.) Those on the board report that all they can find is one that returns only last folder of the path, not the entire tree.

I find this strange actually, since you can obviously right click on an image and have windows open the containing folder... so that full path is there. Why don't we have access to it? Unless those working on this are missing something, LR's API just won't let them do it currently.

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Mar 13, 2008 12:42 |  #19

If they give us features we "really need" then we won't buy the upgrade.

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