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In Photoshop Lightroom 3 Essential Training, author Chris Orwig provides a comprehensive look at Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3, the popular photo-asset management, enhancement, and publishing program. The course covers indispensable techniques such as importing, processing, and organizing images in the Library, correcting and adjusting images in the Develop module, and creating slideshows, web galleries, and print picture packages. In addition to exploring all of Lightroom 3's capabilities, this course is rich with creative tips and expert advice on photographic workflow. Exercise files accompany the course.
Now that we have customized our Webgallery, we're ready to upload it to our server. So let's open up the Upload Settings panel. Now this particular panel may look kind of simple, maybe even weak at first glance, but don't let that fool you. There is actually a lot of power here, because it allows us to quickly upload our content onto our server as we'll see momentarily. I should also say that if you're new to this whole domain name and hosting thing, I've decided that I'll include a little bonus movie at the end of this chapter where I talk about those issues.
Of course, if that isn't enough, there are a number of other really great titles on the lynda.com Online Training Library, which can help you get up to speed with picking up domain names, and hosting, and working with your server, etcetera. All right, well here, let's go ahead and take a look at how we can work with this if we already have a domain name and hosting setup. What we want to do first is click on Custom Settings and then choose Edit. In this dialog, we're going to go ahead and first enter in our domain name, www and then the domain name. Next, we'll include our Username.
In this case, I'll add my Username and then my Password. If you're working on your own computer, you want to store that password as a preset. Now what about this next field, Server Path? Well, a server is simply a computer that's always on. On this computer where we have our files, there are a number of different folders. We need to find the correct folder where we need to upload our content. Now there are a couple of ways to do this. We can simply click on Browse here and then login to our server and select that folder and then choose Select here.
In my case, with my particular hosting company, and here it's Media Temple, the folder name is Html. Now keep in mind that the naming convention that each hosting company uses will be completely different. So you'll need to inquire with your own host, in order to determine what this is. Well here, let's simply click OK and see how we've done. Well next, you can see that the full path is going to be html/ a subfolder name, in this case, photos. Well, that's not what I want. Let me go ahead and type out beach_family_demo.
Then I'll click off of this field. This is going to update that here. So what I can do next is simply click Upload. When I do that, Lightroom will then export all of these images. It will upload these to the server. You can see the progress in the upper left-hand corner. The amazing thing about this is that Lightroom is going to act really fast in regards to how it's going to do this. The other side of this is that of course, if it's taking too long, you can always leave the Web module. You can go back and do other things. That's one of the great things about Lightroom is that you can always multitask.
All right, well, here it shows me that the task has been completed. So that I'm going to do is open up my Web browser. Here I'll pull up my Web browser. I'm just going to scoot this over to the side for a moment so that we can focus in on the path here. What we want to do is in this URL field, I need to type out my domain name, which was chrisorwig.com, and then the name of that folder that I created, which was beach_family_demo. So I'm just looking to match this name here with what I append to my domain name here.
So again, domain name, forward slash, whatever I name that subfolder, in this case, beach_family_demo. All right, well here I'll simply press Enter or Return. Now let's expand this a bit, so that we can see these photographs a little bit more efficiently. Well here, we can see that I can click through these images, and we can see that this Web gallery functions exactly like it function inside of Lightroom. I can make my way through this. I can click on these photographs. I can either select these by way of their thumbnails or of course I can use this navigation here.
All right, well, so far so good. We've explored how we can upload this Web gallery to our server. Well, in order to push this a little bit further, let's go back to our real scenario. I'll navigate back to Lightroom. Well, you may have recalled that what I actually wanted to do was I wanted to upload two different collections. One a Web gallery that was in color and another one that was in black and white. All right, well, now that we've gone through kind of a trial run with working with these Web galleries, let's explore some other options in order to dig deeper.
Let's examine how we can use a different template in order to upload a black and white, and also a color Web gallery to our server.
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