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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.
Before you upload your online web gallery. You'll want to navigate to the Output Settings Panel, because here we can dial in some important settings in regards to our image quality. We could add a watermark to our photographs and also select the amount of sharpening that we want applied to our photographs. Well lets start off by taking a look at image quality. You'll notice that for this gallery, it has to do with the Large Images. So let's go ahead and click on one of these images, so that we can see this a little bit more clearly. Now, if we decrease the quality, well, the image will fall apart, increase the quality, the image will look better.
So what then, is an appropriate quality amount? Well this is JPEG compression. You don't want to go up to 100, because what that will do is it will increase your final size in your web gallery, well it will lag. It will run a little bit too slow. So therefore you want to find that optimum spot, where you lower the quality amount, but where the image doesn't fall apart, where it looks its best. Typically, this is right around 70 or 75. So again, that may be a good starting point for you. Of course, though, this will vary with the type of photograph that you have. But again, right around 70 is a pretty good spot for that. Next, we can include some Metadata with these images. In this case, these images already have my copyright on them. And it's picking that up.
It can include that with the photographs or if I have other Metadata that I've added in the library module, I can choose that as well. Well here I'll just select the Copyright Info.
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