Lightroom 4 Image Sharing Workshop
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Lightroom 4 Image Sharing Workshop

with Tim Grey

Video: Playing an impromptu slideshow

When you think of a slideshow of your photographic images, probably what first comes to mind is a darken room with a digital projector and a screen, but sometimes you just want to quickly put together a slideshow without spending a lot of time fine tuning the presentation. When all you want to do is simply display a series of images, you can use the Impromptu Slide Show feature in Lightroom. I'm in the Library Module, and I have selected a folder that contains some images that I would like to share with others. I might, for example, just let a slide show play back during a group dinner so that folks can see the images that I captured during the day.

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2h 45m Beginner Mar 06, 2012

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You can take the greatest photos ever captured, but it probably won't mean much until you get them out there where people can see them. In this workshop from digital imaging guru Tim Grey, discover how to use Adobe Lightroom 4 to share your images with the world. Tim begins with the basics, like selecting images for sharing and working with collections, watermarks, and identity plates. Then he shows how to publish your photos to the web, whether you want to upload images to Facebook or Flickr or create your own web galleries. Tim also covers creating photo books and slideshows and offers advice on getting the highest-quality prints.

Topics include:
  • Selecting images for sharing
  • Using collections for sharing
  • Creating a watermark or identity plate
  • Publishing and exporting
  • Creating photo books and slideshows
  • Printing photos
  • Web photo galleries
Subjects:
Photography video2brain
Software:
Lightroom
Author:
Tim Grey

Playing an impromptu slideshow

When you think of a slideshow of your photographic images, probably what first comes to mind is a darken room with a digital projector and a screen, but sometimes you just want to quickly put together a slideshow without spending a lot of time fine tuning the presentation. When all you want to do is simply display a series of images, you can use the Impromptu Slide Show feature in Lightroom. I'm in the Library Module, and I have selected a folder that contains some images that I would like to share with others. I might, for example, just let a slide show play back during a group dinner so that folks can see the images that I captured during the day.

With the images I'd like to include on teh slideshow on the film strip I can simply click the impromptu slideshow button the toolbar beneath the preview area of the images. If yo don't have the impromptu slideshow button available, you can simply click the popup at the far right of the toolbar and then choose slideshow from the popup menu. But if you have the button available all you need to do is navigate to the images that you want to include and click that playback button.e And then Lightroom will generate and display a impromptu slideshow using the default slideshow template for Lightroom. And you can see that we can cycle through the images. They're advancing automatically, but I can also press the Right Arrow button on the keyboard to move to the next image, or the Left Arrow button on the keyboard to move to the previous image, and when I'm finished watching the slide show, I can simply press the Escape button on the keyboard.

So, as you can see when all you want to do is display a very basic slideshow so that others can view some of your images, it's very, very easy to do in Lightroom by simply navigating to the images you want to include and clicking the Impromptu Slideshow Button on the tool bar.

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