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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.
So, far we've taken a look at how we could upload a custom HTML gallery. Well, here let's explore how we could upload a gallery of photographs, but use one of those flash galleries. The first collection that I want to work with, is this one here its Jeff Johnson. And in my own workflow I typically don't use galleries like this. I think that they are just a little bit too cumbersome. Typically, what I like to do is use the flash slideshow gallery. So, I'll scroll down to that and click on Slideshow. This one is really simple and clean. It's really focused on the images.
You can click through it, and see the photographs here. Well, now that we can see this, let's go ahead and upload this one. In order to do that, it's really as simple as making the selection of the template here. And then dialing in any settings that we may want to change, but here, I think it looks fine. And then determining our sub-folder. I'll name the sub-folder Jeff Johnson. So, it's going to be chrisorwig.com/JeffJohnson, and then I'll simply click Upload. This will then upload these files to the server.
Let's do one more Flash Gallery, just so we have something to compare this to. This time we'll click on Mexico, and we'll go to another Layout Style. Let's choose a fun layout style. How about something like PostcardViewer, which gives us this little grid of all of these different pictures. For this grid, I may want to change this, so we can go to Appearance and change the number of columns. I'm going to crank this up. As you'll start to work with these different web galleries. You'll notice that each web gallery, it will have different options in these panels, depending on the type of gallery that it is.
And here, I'm just looking for one that might work. And I think this one works pretty well, and is kind of interesting. So, I'm going to zoom in. And then go ahead, and just navigate through this. And just look at how this appears here in this window. Okay, well perfect, I like it. I've dialed in my Settings there. I'll go down to my Upload Settings. I'll go ahead and type out the name of the town where these images were captured, Sayulita. And then I'll click on Upload. This will then upload those photographs. Well next, what we'll need to do, is we'll need to navigate to our browser, and open up a new web browser, and we know how this works already.
We simply navigate to the domain name and then the name of the folder. For example, we could go to that folder which was called jeff_johnson, and it will take us to the images. And with this Flash Gallery, the beauty of it is that there's que loading. In other words, if I click really fast through these images, you see that there is really no lag time at all, because all of the loading, well it's taking place behind the scenes. And that's the wonder of working with a gallery like this, is it speeds up the way someone can view those pictures. Lets look at another gallery, which was that one which was in a folder titled Sayulita.
And when we go to that URL address, we can see this. And whats fun about this one is that it populates this with all of these different images, and also will change. If we change the size of our browser, it kind of hides or changes the view here. If you've refreshed this, you notice that it will distribute the images differently. And it distributes them differently every time you click Refresh. And we already know how this one works. We can click to Zoom In, use our Arrow Keys to navigate around the images in order to view those pictures. And again, you can click to Zoom Out.
So, let's say with this Sayulita one, I don't like the layout. I go ahead and expand this, and I notice that based on my grid I kind of have one orphaned photograph. That doesn't work. I need to change this web gallery. Oh, what do you do? When you want to change the Flash or an HTML gallery? Oh, what you do is you navigate back to Lightroom. Back in Lightroom, you can change the way that this is display. Here what I'm going to do, is go ahead and choose use the Selected Photo.
And then I'm going to select the pictures that I want to use for this gallery. Clicking on one, holding on the Shift key, and then going all the way down the line to select the pictures, all of them, except for this last photograph. Or to make this a little bit more simple, I'll go ahead and remove a whole row of pictures here. You can see that it will update my view. Now, all of these fit in this space. I have fewer pictures and I think that works. So again, make whatever changes you want in this gallery using the panels, or selecting images, whatever it is. Next, what you'll want to do is re-upload these images. To do that, you click Upload.
It will give you this warning message. It says, you know this specific destination, it already exists on the server. What do you want to do? Do you want to over write what's there? Well in my case I do, so I'll click Continue. This will then re-upload all of these images. It will take what's there, and replace it with this new Web Gallery. And once this is complete, we can then pull up our web browser, and we'll wait for that to be complete up here. And then now, we'll click on Refresh and refresh this gallery, and what we'll see is something that is new.
It has less images, less rows. This one fits more effectively in this space. So, the process of making changes to your web gallery is really as simple as going back to Lightroom, dialing in those changes, and then re-uploading. And then finally, I want to highlight here again, that in order to share these pictures, you're just going to highlight this full URL stream. Highlight everything there, and then go ahead and send that link in an e-mail to your client, or a friend, and then that way you can share this web gallery with others.
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