LR Plugin - "real" publish on metadata change
I'd like to suggest an option to save you bandwidth and storage.
I think there's a very nice feature of the LR plugin for most people where with metadata changes it only sends the metadata. Fast, efficient, and adequate for most purposes.
However, not all. I want metadata in the image if it's downloaded, and an important use for me is to allow press and schools to download images. If their copy of the image has incomplete or incorrect metadata, it is a problem.
And since I'm always in a hurry to get shots up, I am often still correcting metadata after the initial upload, maybe fixing a caption here or there, keyword changes where I keyword players, etc.
So here's my workflow and it stinks:
1) Edit some key images, publish fast for press release use
2) Edit the rest, publish
3) Review and edit some more where needed, AND change metadata where I see a need
In step 4, image changes upload the image, but metadata only changes do not. There is no setting that will cause it to do so once you make the metadata change (at least there wasn't a year or so when this came up, maybe something has changed?). So, sadly, Step
5) Publish to make sure all are marked not modified
6) Mark ALL to republish
7) Publish again
This last step is uploading 90-99% of the images again that did not need to be, to get the few that needed to go. I can't remember all the images I changed (only) metadata on, so this is the only way I can get them all up.
How about an option in the publishing plugin (at the global level) that says "Metadata changes upload the whole image".
It will SOUND Like this will be a waste of your bandwidth, but for those that need it to happen, really it will be a lot LESS bandwidth and uploads, as it will only upload what is needed. As it is now, as a safety net, I just mass upload everything at the end. It's not a huge hassle for me, I have 150/25 mbs service. But it means you waste a lot, plus since (unless you changed it) you store all the replaced images forever as well, it would save you storage.
Just a check box -- "upload image data on metadata change".
Please consider it.