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Popular web gallery plug-ins

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Here I want few minutes just to highlight a couple of different sites that you can visit in order to actually download some really interesting Lightroom web galleries. Now, the first thing that you want to do is navigate to Google and do a search for "adobe lightroom exchange," and the top link that you will find will take you to Adobe's site. And there, once you're at Lightroom Exchange, you can find a lot of really fascinating things in regards to Lightroom, different types of plug-ins and whatnot. But what we're looking for-- at least here--are web gallery plug-ins.

Popular web gallery plug-ins

Here I want few minutes just to highlight a couple of different sites that you can visit in order to actually download some really interesting Lightroom web galleries. Now, the first thing that you want to do is navigate to Google and do a search for "adobe lightroom exchange," and the top link that you will find will take you to Adobe's site. And there, once you're at Lightroom Exchange, you can find a lot of really fascinating things in regards to Lightroom, different types of plug-ins and whatnot. But what we're looking for-- at least here--are web gallery plug-ins.

So if you click on Web Gallery on the right-hand side, there you'll find some different web galleries. You can go buy Most Popular and see a huge range of different types of web galleries. The next site that I want to highlight is called The Turning Gate. And if you go to Flash Galleries, you'll see there's a huge range of galleries you can use. The one that I'm going to download and demo is the Turning Gate Polaroid gallery. And the nice thing about many of these galleries is that they're free. Here, you can see you can download this. All right, another site I want to highlight is called slideshowpro.net.

Now, the Slideshow Pro Web Gallery is incredibly popular, and rightly so. It's a really strong web gallery engine. What you can do is go to the section on SlideShowPro for Lightroom. You can learn more information about this, and you can also download a free trial, so you can test this out. And again I will demo this particular one as well. So visit slideshowpro.net to look for this type of web gallery. And again what you'll want to do is poke around a little bit, look at the examples, see how people are using these galleries, to see if it fits your needs.

Another site that I want to highlight is lightroomgalleries.com. Again, what you will do is search around for different types of Lightroom galleries, and there are few good ones on the site. The next site is lightroom-blog.com. Now, it may be a little tricky to find the plug-ins, but I found the easiest way to do so is to scroll down, all the way down near the bottom of the site, and here you all will see the ability to filter based on different types of content. Go to the web gallery there, and that will then filter the content, so you can find information about different types of web galleries on this site.

The last one I want to highlight is photographers-toolbox.com. Again, another really interesting Lightroom gallery. And there's all of these and a ton more. I'm just scratching the surface, trying to get you going as you're starting to think about what type of web galleries you might want to download and install and then integrate in to how you show off your images and how you work with Lightroom. This one is, again, one that you can get for free. And if you scroll down, you'll see that you can also click on some samples to determine if you like the layout, you like the way it works, et cetera, et cetera.

All right, one of the things that you want to do is at least download one of these, or find something that you like. And to download a gallery, typically you'll find a button which simply says Download like this here. And what I want to do next then is talk about how once we've downloaded a gallery, how then can we install it into Lightroom and take advantage of it and start to use it and integrate it into our workflow?

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Lightroom 3 Advanced Techniques

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  1. 5m 57s
    1. Welcome
      2m 11s
    2. Strategies for success
      1m 49s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 57s
  2. 39m 0s
    1. Understanding how Lightroom, Bridge, and Photoshop work together
      6m 25s
    2. Working with Lightroom, Bridge, and Photoshop
      6m 35s
    3. Maximizing compatibility with Photoshop
      4m 7s
    4. Resolving Camera Raw mismatches
      7m 47s
    5. Customizing external editor naming
      3m 54s
    6. Stacking multiple photos
      5m 25s
    7. What to do when Bridge isn't seeing the raw adjustments
      4m 47s
  3. 18m 30s
    1. Setting up an additional external editor
      6m 38s
    2. Should I work with TIFF or PSD files?
      1m 3s
    3. Setting up an export preset
      4m 4s
    4. Integrating Photoshop actions into Lightroom
      6m 45s
  4. 11m 46s
    1. What are catalogs and why do they matter?
      3m 38s
    2. Where are my images?
      4m 2s
    3. The nuts and bolts of catalogs
      1m 52s
    4. Understanding catalogs, collections, and folders
      2m 14s
  5. 15m 22s
    1. Working with folders
      3m 22s
    2. Working with collections
      3m 55s
    3. The collections workflow
      8m 5s
  6. 16m 5s
    1. Exporting and importing catalogs
      7m 52s
    2. Diagramming multiple catalogs and computers
      2m 10s
    3. When to use multiple catalogs on one computer
      3m 40s
    4. Cleaning up the catalog mess
      2m 23s
  7. 10m 55s
    1. Catalog backup defaults
      4m 7s
    2. Performing a better catalog backup
      3m 45s
    3. Restoring from a backup catalog
      1m 27s
    4. Optimizing catalogs
      1m 36s
  8. 12m 24s
    1. Hard drive options
      9m 50s
    2. Further resources
      2m 34s
  9. 9m 46s
    1. Setting up tethered capture
      3m 12s
    2. Custom tethered capture white balance
      6m 34s
  10. 43m 38s
    1. Enhancing eyes
      8m 59s
    2. Whitening teeth
      2m 51s
    3. Smoothing skin
      6m 45s
    4. Reducing small blemishes
      6m 56s
    5. Darkening or dodging with the Adjustment brush
      2m 29s
    6. Adding dimensions and contrast
      4m 53s
    7. Retouching workflow with Photoshop and Lightroom, pt. 1: Reducing blemishes
      7m 10s
    8. Retouching workflow with Photoshop and Lightroom, pt. 2: Smoothing skin
      3m 35s
  11. 21m 42s
    1. Understanding color space and preventing color profile mismatch
      3m 29s
    2. Monitor calibration with ColorMunki
      1m 5s
    3. Working with ColorChecker Passport
      59s
    4. Creating and exporting a ColorChecker Passport profile
      5m 44s
    5. Choosing and applying a profile
      6m 42s
    6. Saving a profile as a preset
      3m 43s
  12. 19m 0s
    1. Are your prints too dark?
      5m 47s
    2. Monitor brightness presets
      3m 4s
    3. Custom grid layouts
      3m 38s
    4. Importing and exporting custom presets
      2m 31s
    5. Exporting from Lightroom to Pictage
      4m 0s
  13. 20m 19s
    1. Designing a custom watermark in Photoshop
      7m 0s
    2. Implementing a custom watermark
      3m 54s
    3. Using a custom watermark for effect in a slideshow
      5m 54s
    4. Using a custom watermark for effect in a web gallery
      3m 31s
  14. 15m 28s
    1. Exporting images for a Blurb photo book
      6m 45s
    2. Downloading and installing Blurb BookSmart
      44s
    3. Building and designing a Blurb book
      7m 59s
  15. 17m 26s
    1. Publishing to the iPhone or iPad
      8m 45s
    2. Publishing to Facebook
      2m 24s
    3. Publishing to Flickr
      3m 19s
    4. Publishing to SmugMug
      2m 58s
  16. 17m 31s
    1. Web galleries and web hosting
      2m 52s
    2. Creating and uploading a gallery
      6m 29s
    3. Popular web gallery plug-ins
      3m 10s
    4. Installing and uploading a web gallery plug-in
      5m 0s
  17. 25m 44s
    1. Exporting to burn on DVD or Blu-ray
      5m 33s
    2. Exporting to a blog
      9m 16s
    3. Exporting for the web
      3m 26s
    4. Exporting and posting a slideshow or video
      4m 34s
    5. Creating a Lightroom screensaver
      2m 55s
  18. 10m 10s
    1. Creating a client web gallery template
      4m 1s
    2. Sending high-resolution images via FTP
      6m 9s
  19. 10m 23s
    1. Emailing images from Lightroom
      5m 31s
    2. Emailing images from Lightroom with Gmail
      4m 52s
  20. 11m 59s
    1. Installing plug-ins
      6m 17s
    2. Accessing plug-ins
      3m 10s
    3. Creative plug-in resources
      2m 32s
  21. 45m 6s
    1. General navigation shortcuts
      6m 21s
    2. Importing shortcuts
      5m 49s
    3. Library module shortcuts
      8m 15s
    4. Develop module shortcuts, pt. 1
      4m 42s
    5. Develop module shortcuts, pt. 2
      4m 29s
    6. Develop module shortcuts, pt. 3
      5m 24s
    7. Develop module shortcuts, pt. 4
      3m 39s
    8. Develop module shortcuts, pt. 5
      5m 11s
    9. Shortcut resources
      1m 16s
  22. 6m 13s
    1. General tips
      2m 28s
    2. Increasing the cache size for greater speed
      3m 45s
  23. 55s
    1. Goodbye
      55s

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