Using automation features

Galleries and collections can be associated with a series of actions to automate your workflow.

Automatically assigning images to a Collection or a Gallery

In the collection’s or gallery's More / Automation settings, you can choose to automatically import images to the collection based on their metadata.

For example, you can create a collection named "Landscapes", and use the Automatically import feature so that all images that match the keyword search "landscape" will be assigned to the collection.

Matching for images and videos occurs in the very same way as for the internal search in your library. Refer to the help on the internal search for more details!

Note: By default, Images are checked for automatic import upon upload or keyword changes. Check the box Rescan whole library and import matching images to check at once all images in your media library against the keyword search criteria.

Automatically applying pricing profiles or metadata to images

The following example automatically completes keywords and location metadata for images matching the search criteria "Manhattan", and publishes them to dedicated gallery:

  1. Create a new collection ;
  2. Set the collection to automatically import images matching the search criteria "Manhattan" ;
  3. Set the collection to set the images’ Location to "Manhattan", City to "New York", and Country to "USA" ;
  4. Set the collection to add the keywords "city, megalopolis, metropolitan area" ;
  5. Set the collection to publish the images to a gallery named "Manhattan" ;
  6. Done! New images, or images with updated keywords, will be automatically considered for processing.

See also

What are smart collections for? ›
About metadata and ingesting XMP/IPTC fields ›
How does the search work? ›
What is the difference between collections and galleries? ›
Creating and using multiple media libraries ›
Adding, managing and deleting websites ›
How should I organize my galleries? ›