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Introducing web galleries

From: Lightroom 5 Essentials: 06 Creating Slideshows and Web Galleries

Video: Introducing web galleries

The Lightroom Web module, allows us to quickly and creatively build online web galleries. And the beauty of working with the Lightroom Web module, is that it's integrated into the overall Lightroom work flow. In other words, you can take advantage of all of that organizational work that you've done. You can take advantage of all of those hours that you've put in to processing your photographs. And then, you can bring all of those images into the Web gallery, and quickly create these online galleries. All that you need to do is to select the images, and then select the type of web gallery that you want to use.

Introducing web galleries

The Lightroom Web module, allows us to quickly and creatively build online web galleries. And the beauty of working with the Lightroom Web module, is that it's integrated into the overall Lightroom work flow. In other words, you can take advantage of all of that organizational work that you've done. You can take advantage of all of those hours that you've put in to processing your photographs. And then, you can bring all of those images into the Web gallery, and quickly create these online galleries. All that you need to do is to select the images, and then select the type of web gallery that you want to use.

And here in this initial movie, I just want to introduce you to the topic of working with these web galleries. So, we can start to think about how we might want integrate this to our own workflow. Well, in order to take a look at some of these galleries, I'm going to navigate out of Lightroom for a moment. And open up my web browser, and talk about a few different web galleries that I've created. Well here you can see I have my web browser open. This web gallery, well it's just kind of fun. These are some pictures that I captured in Mexico. And to navigate through these photographs, I can go ahead and click on an image to Zoom In, click again to Zoom Out. Or you can select another photograph, clicking on it to Zoom In, or using the Arrow keys to navigate around these pictures.

Now, the beauty of using a Web Gallery like this, is that it kind of combines these photographs in an interesting way. In a sense they're all together, they're all part of an experience. Now, there are so many different types of web galleries. Again, this one is just one of many. Lets take a look at another. Here's another web gallery, which is a little bit more simple and clean. I'll use these web galleries all the time. I use them to communicate with clients. There was one publication that wanted a photograph of this particular person, so after the shoot, I uploaded all of these photos.

They could then click through the pictures. As they clicked through the pictures, they would take notes, and eventually would say, okay Chris, you know what, we want to have image number five, and we want that at these dimensions. I could then send that client the full resolution file, based on that web gallery viewing and experience. Again, it's a great way to share your work with people, whether it's just for fun like those Mexico photographs, or force specific publication like this. In other situations, these web galleries can help out as well.

Here are some other photographs. This was from an event, a World Premiere of a movie featuring the musician Jack Johnson. Now, I shot these photographs, and then I uploaded them. And people were able to click through these pictures, and see some of the pictures from that event. And you can click Forward or you can click Backward, with this particular gallery. Now, it just so happened that some people saw these pictures and eventually a few of them were picked by Rolling Stone magazine. And what's great about that, is that these galleries just help you get your work out there.

And you can get your work out there in different ways. Whether you prefer a clean gallery like this, or perhaps something a little more vibrant, or creative, or alive, like this. And what's great about working with the Web module, is that it isn't very difficult at all. As you're about to discover, it will give you a real quick and creative way to get your work online.

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  1. 1m 36s
    1. Welcome
      1m 36s
  2. 20m 52s
    1. Introducing web galleries
      3m 13s
    2. Overview of domain names and hosting
      3m 56s
    3. Using collections to group images
      3m 13s
    4. Renaming and reordering images
      4m 57s
    5. Creating collections of virtual copies
      5m 33s
  3. 30m 42s
    1. Using web gallery templates
      6m 17s
    2. Selecting images with flags
      5m 27s
    3. Creating web gallery collections
      3m 49s
    4. Customizing web gallery site info
      5m 46s
    5. Changing the gallery's color and appearance
      4m 1s
    6. Adding captions and titles
      2m 35s
    7. Saving custom templates
      2m 47s
  4. 19m 14s
    1. Working with JPEG compression and using the Quality slider
      1m 37s
    2. Adding watermarks and sharpening photos
      5m 40s
    3. Uploading HTML galleries
      3m 50s
    4. Uploading Flash galleries
      5m 44s
    5. Exploring online web gallery resources
      2m 23s
  5. 39m 28s
    1. Creating an impromptu slideshow
      2m 56s
    2. Slideshow and collections
      3m 31s
    3. Using slideshow templates and customizing the layout
      5m 27s
    4. Adding slideshow overlays
      6m 39s
    5. Fine-tuning the slideshow and creating custom templates
      2m 40s
    6. Customizing the background
      4m 56s
    7. Adding beginning and ending title slides
      2m 26s
    8. Working with a soundtrack and playback options
      4m 31s
    9. Slideshow playback options
      1m 30s
    10. Exporting slideshows as JPEG, PDF, or video
      4m 52s
  6. 9m 58s
    1. Selecting the video files
      2m 28s
    2. Changing image order and customizing the layout
      3m 27s
    3. Adding a soundtrack and balancing the audio levels
      4m 3s
  7. 49s
    1. Next steps
      49s

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