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Slideshow and collections

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

Video: Slideshow and collections

The one in the previous areas of this course we've already talked about how we can create regular collections. In this movie what I want to do, is focus in on how we can create a slide show collection, which contains the images which we have in two separate folders. Here we are in the Library module, and in the library module you'll notice we have our exercise files folder in two different subfolders. The first one is Keith Carter and the other one is Keith Home. These are some portraits that I captured of Keith at his home and studio, and then I also have some photographs of the actual physical location.

Slideshow and collections

The one in the previous areas of this course we've already talked about how we can create regular collections. In this movie what I want to do, is focus in on how we can create a slide show collection, which contains the images which we have in two separate folders. Here we are in the Library module, and in the library module you'll notice we have our exercise files folder in two different subfolders. The first one is Keith Carter and the other one is Keith Home. These are some portraits that I captured of Keith at his home and studio, and then I also have some photographs of the actual physical location.

And some of the interesting details that I noticed there. Well what I want to do is I want to create a slideshow of both of these sets of photographs. To do that, you can go ahead and click on one folder then hold down the Cmd key and click on another. In doing that, that will then give you a view of all of these pictures. Here if we use the scroll bar, you can see that I now have all of these photographs visible in this particular view. Well once we've selected both folders, by holding down the Cmd key on a Mac or Ctrl on Windows, and clicking on the folders. The next step is going to be to navigate to the Slide Show panel. Here we'll click on the Module Picker button, which is titled Slideshow, to navigate to the Slide Show panel.

Then to create a slide show collection, we'll navigate to the collections panel, click on the plus icon and choose create slide show. We'll give this one a name, I'll go ahead and name this Keith. What I want this to do is just to be on the main level, so I'll leave this option turned off. And then we'll go ahead and leave these two options turned off as well, and then just simply click Create. What this will do is it will build for us a slideshow collection, which contains all of these photographs. If we navigate back to the Library module, we can see that we can select this collection and again here we can view these pictures. These pictures begin with these photographs here and then end down below with the portraits.

Well lets say what I want to do, is rearrange the order of these images for the slideshow. One way to do that is to navigate to the toolbar. If the toolbar isn't visible, we'll tap the T key. That allows you to show and hide the tool bar, and what we want to do is change our Sorting options. If the Sorting options aren't visible, you can select this menu button right here to toggle the visibility of that, on and off. Well, rather than using Capture Time, what I'm going to do is use File Name.

Here we'll click on the File Name option. What that will then do is reorder these images, as you can see now the portraits show up first. We can also because this is a collection, Click and Drag things around. If we want to change the order of an image or two, we can always drag that around, as you can see here. How I can change the order of those two images simply by dragging or dropping. And so here we can customize the way that these images are organized or the flow in the photographs. Which will help us out as we start to work on our slideshow.

Now, after we've worked a little bit on the user order, the next thing that I want to highlight. Is that, you'll notice that the collection icon for a slideshow collection is different. It has a little play button in it. This is to indicate that we can then play this as a slideshow. I also want to highlight that this is a functional collection. You'll notice that there's an arrow, located to the right of the collection name, where we have these 36 images. Well, if we click on that, it will then take us to the slide show, with these images selected. So that we could then begin to work on building, or assembling, the slide show.

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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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