A Clever Use of Smart Collections

It was a cold and rainy day today. A perfect time to catch up on some video podcast viewing!

One of my favorites is Terry White's Adobe Creative Suite Video Podcast. I really recommend that you subscribe to this FREE podcast in iTunes. Just click here to learn more and subscribe.

In the last two episodes, Terry talked about a very clever use of Smart Collections with Publish Services. He shows us how to create smart collections that tie into a regular collection and duplicate the content across several Publish Services. In his example, he has a regular collection in which he keeps 24 of his most recent portfolio level shots. He wants this same set published out to Flickr, Facebook, SmugMug, Google+, etc. without having to manually recreate those collections in each Publish service. Terry walks through the steps to set this up.

If you want to see these videos without subscribing (although I don't know why you wouldn't subscribe) you can check them out on his site. The first video is How to Use Lightroom 3's Smart Collections in Publish Services. The second talks about doing this for Google+: How to Publish your Photos From Lightroom Directly to Google+.

If you've been keeping current with you podcast viewing this may be old news. But, I thought is was rather clever and wanted to share it with you in case you missed it. Enjoy!