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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 organized things into different collections, in particular a collection of black and white images and a collection of color photographs, what we want to do is go ahead and navigate to the Web module. We can do so by clicking on the Web button in the module picker above. All right, well once we're here, we can all of a sudden see that what we have is a Web Gallery. Well how this was determined is if we scroll up to our Templates you'll notice there are a number of different templates. In this case, it shows the HTML Gallery by default. We can also scroll over these different options in order to see what some of these other options might look like.
I'll go ahead and choose another one like this Lightroom UI-HTML, and again the great thing about this is it's giving us a preview of what this particular template looks like. And this template isn't just for show. We can actually click on this, and it will show us how this particular gallery will work. Now how is it that it's pulling in all of the photographs? Well it's doing that because in the toolbar, we have this option turned on, All Filmstrip Photos. So in that case it's bringing in all of the images. Now there are certain times when you want to show a client a lot of photos, say 100 or 200.
Well in situations like that it may be helpful just to use the Selected Photos and then just to hold down the Command key on a Mac, Control key on Windows and then to click on just a few photos and then to make your selection of that Web gallery. And then by doing that it will only have to render the gallery with just those three or four images and what this will do for you is it'll speed up your overall preview. Again, rather than having to create the gallery with all 200 images, every time you simply click on a different template, you get a real quick preview of it here and in this case we can click through this in order to see how this will look.
Another thing that we can do in order to change the type of gallery we're working with is we can go over to Layout Style. In Layout Style, you'll see that we have a few general options. We have these Airtight options and also Lightroom Flash and Lightroom HTML. The Airtight were created by a design company and they're really fun and creative. So let's click on one of these to see how it works. Here I'll go to the Airtight PostcardViewer and then I'll go to Use All Photos, just so we can see how this will render out when you're using lots of images.
In this case, this particular gallery creates this interesting PostcardViewer. You can access or view the images by clicking on them. Click again to zoom out. You can also use your arrow keys to scroll through these different photographs. In this case again, we just have this really interesting type of a layout. I'll show you a few others. We have the AutoViewer, which is a little bit more straightforward, but nonetheless pretty fun. Really big images that we can click through and of course we can customize these layouts in many different ways. The last one is this Airtight SimpleViewer and again a really nice and clean way to view photographs.
The great thing about all of these different templates is that it does all of the work for you in regards to resizing, converting to a particular color space, sharpening and also the gallery's really intelligent. There's a lot of loading or queue loading which happens in the background. In other words, it minimizes the wait time for your clients, for your friends to see your photographs by using these different galleries. All right, well now that we've been introduced to the topic of Web gallery templates and also Web gallery layout styles, let's go ahead and dig a little bit deeper and take a look at how we can customize some of these different Web galleries, and we'll do that in the next few movies.
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