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Hot Folder Work Flow

Posted: Mon, 5th Dec 2011, 11:16pm

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I'm trying to improve my workflow with PhotoKey 4 Pro. I do event shoots and I'm presently doing themed images relating to Christmas. I have 25 backgrounds to choose from. I saved each background, with all the relating adjustments, layers and overlays as a photokey project.

So I'm thinking great, this will be a big time saver as I shoot all these people who want different themes. My camera will be tethered, all images will go into a hot folder. I can print the image, mark each image as unique and set for batching.... so at the end of the event I can for export the image to later.

However, my plan failed me straight away, when I had to open a different project (background setting) all the hot folder images had to be reimported and any unique settings are lost.....

I hope that is clear.....

Anyway, does anybody know how to do what I'm trying to do, (opening different projects while the hot folder remains open....


Posted: Tue, 6th Dec 2011, 4:25pm

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Is the Hot Folder selected before you saved the project? If you set up the Hot Folder, then save, then the project should re-open later with the Hot folder still selected, and all the images it contains ready to go. If you are looking to tag an image as unique in one project, and still have it tagged unique when you open a different project, that's not possible, sorry.