Hi, I have now tested creating and editing albums via Backlight 3.1 Publisher to compare it with Lightroom Publisher.
My workflow at the moment since Backlight 1 is:
I edit my photos (RAW) with Lightroom Classic (also the IPTC data).
I create a collection where I store the photos for my website (Album Sets and Albums).
I export the photos with Perfectly Clear Plugin with a resolution of 1200 px and .jpg format to a folder on my hard drive.
Then I have to reimport them without any changes to Lightroom.
This is a little tricky but required because of the editing with Perfectly Clear.
In Lightroom Publisher I create the same folder structure like before. Now I put my imported photos into these folders and upload them via Lightroom Publisher to my website.
For my Custom Thumbnails I create the thumbs with the size of 512 x 512 pixels in Lightroom Classic like my other photos and upload them to my Custom Thumbnails folder (for best quality and crop).
If I use Backlight Publisher to upload my photos, it would be possibly much easier.
I can edit my RAW photos in Lightroom Classic and export them in original size and Perfectly Clear plugin into the same folder structure (Album Set, Albums) on my hard drive like on my website.
When I then upload the photos via Backlight Publisher, the size of the photos will change to the size I have set in my album template. The photo order is easy to change. For my Custom Thumbnails the workflow is still the same. I’ve been thinking about this workflow for a longer time and I think I will do it, because the clarity in Lightroom Classic will lost because of the many import folders. Also because of Adobes philosophy and future with Lightroom Classic. I have the same opinion as Mat.
But the only thing that bothers me is, that all full format photos remain stored in the
Master Folder. The smaller sized photos for the website are stored in the Photos Folder.
For that reason I need much more space than I need on my web space.
Therefore, I have to delete all the original photos in the Master Folder myself via Filezilla.
It would be great, to do this also with Backlight Publisher in the future to save space.
Or did I miss something here?