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Show off your hard work; display your photographs with the easy-to-build slideshows and web galleries in Lightroom. They're a straightforward way to display images on the web, on the desktop, or projected onto a screen. In this breezy segment of Lightroom 5 Essentials, Chris Orwig explains how to select your best images and group them into collections, apply a design template, and customize the look and feel of your web gallery or slideshow. Then learn about watermarking photos for copyright protection, uploading HTML and Flash galleries to a website, and adding a soundtrack and titles to a slideshow. Plus, discover how to create video-based slideshows, new to Lightroom 5.
When it comes to setting apart or grouping our photographs together in the collections. Typically, we start off doing this, just creating general collections in the Library module. And that's what we've done here. Yet, as our workflow progresses, and as we make our way to the different modules in Lightroom. It becomes helpful to create collections, which are specific to those modules. Like here, in the Web module, we can create a collection which is specific to this module. And the benefit of doing this, is that it will set these images apart, and really to see the full benefit.
What we need to do is create one of these collections, so that you can see how this works. Well, let's go ahead and do that. You notice that I have my general collection here, Butterfly Beach. I want to select all of the images in this collection. To do that press Cmd + A on a Mac, Ctrl + A on Windows. The next thing that we're going to do is click on our Plus icon. When you click on the Plus icon, you notice that you have the option to Create a Web Gallery. Now, actually what you're creating here is a Web Gallery collection. It's a collection, which is specific to this particular module. So, let's click on that option and open up our Create Web Gallery dialogue. Here, I'll go ahead and name this Butterfly Beach dash WEB. Next, I'll place this in that same area next to the other collections there. No need to turn on virtual copies.
I'll just use these images as they area, and then simply click on Create. Now once you've done this, you'll notice that you have a new collection here in your panel. At first glance, well it's the same images. What's the big deal? Well, what's interesting about this is we have a new icon. And this little Visual icon. Well, it can help us out. And also, there's a little bit of functionality built into this collection. Let me show you what I mean. If we navigate to another module. Say, the Library module or the Develop module.
You'll notice we have our Collections panel. And as we click on those collections, we can then target those photographs. Yet, when we get to this collection down here, something different happens. On the far right, you'll notice there's an arrow, and this arrow shows up regardless of the collection that your in. And that arrow tells us that we can go somewhere. So, not only do we have this small visual queue, this icon which tells us this is a Web Gallery collection. We also have some functionality here.
If I click on this Arrow, what it will do is it will take me to the Web module, and target that collection. So, the reason to do this really, is because what will happen in your own work flow, is you'll have all of these collections. You'll start to have more and more. And by having these collections with different icons, it can be a queue, it can be a trigger, kind of an ear mark to say; oh yeah, that's a collection that I'm using for a Web Gallery. It also adds that little extra functionality, which allows you to quickly navigate the module for which that collection was created.
There's also another way to create collections like this. For example, if we click on one our normal collections here in this case this Mexico one. We can actually convert this to a Web Gallery collection by using a button up here above the gallery. Notice this one is unsaved. You can save this or Create a Web Gallery collection, by simply clicking on this button. And I'll go ahead and name this Mexico dash Web, and then click on Create. You'll notice that will then show up down below, with all of those images active in that collection. And once again, if we were to go back to the Library module, or any of the other modules, we would see that that arrow would show up. And as we go through these collections.
We could then click on that Arrow. It would then jump to the Web module and populate our Online Web Gallery with those photographs.
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