Watch Folder Option
ETA I have search with Darkroom but they now offer the option "Event Gallery" that basically does exactly what I would like to do on my website but on their site and pay for the option.
- an ftp program that automatically uploads new files added to a watched folder
- mount the ftp to a drive letter, so darkroom can save the files directly to the ftp
I've experimented with both of these methods on my Macbook, but have gotten major headaches from it. You may have better luck with Windows though. One problematic issue is that if you have Sytist doing the "watched folder" thing, then it deletes files and folders as it imports them, and if the ftp-sync method re-uploads the files, then you can end up with a lot of duplicate photos. Also when I've tried to automate it too much, if Internet access is slow, the photos can end up out of order on the site.
I've ended up doing it manually, keeping an FTP app open, and periodically uploading the new photos, then doing "Process" on Sytist (not "Watch"). This gives me far fewer problems.
I'm also a photographer + boother using darkroom booth... The workaround for this is that you have to write a script (ask chatgpt :P) for your ftp program to move the local file from your watch folder to a different folder once it has uploaded, or it will keep uploading the file once sytist has moved/processed it...
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