June 29, 2007
Over on the Lightroom Journal, Andy Rahn has a pleasing announcement to make relating to Web Galleries.
“The authors of three excellent Flash-based web photo galleries, Airtight Interactive, have agreed to let us integrate with Lightroom!
Download Adobe Photoshop Lightgroom Web Gallery Templates for SimpleViewer, Postcard Viewer, and AutoViewer:
SimpleViewer : http://adobelightroom.com/galleries/airtight_simpleviewer.zip
PostcardViewer : http://adobelightroom.com/galleries/airtight_postcardviewer.zip
AutoViewer : http://adobelightroom.com/galleries/airtight_autoviewer.zip
Unzip the archives, and save them into the “Web Galleries” directory in your Lightroom settings folder:
Mac OS X : /Users/[username]/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Web Galleries
Windows XP : C:\Documents and Settings\[username]]\Application Data\Adobe\Lightroom\Web Galleries
Windows Vista : C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom\Web Galleries
Relaunch Lightroom. These should now be visible in the Web module. Enjoy!”
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Update: John Nack has weighed in on these new galleries:
“What’s really sweet is the way the Adobe Flash Player is directly integrated into Lightroom, so that as you adjust the specific parameters for each gallery (image size, colors, number of rows/columns, etc.), you see the results immediately. With other apps you’d need to set parameters, export, review the results in a browser, go back to the authoring tool, tweak, and so on.”
He also has some sample galleries showing off how they look in the original post.
Personally I’ve always been a fan of the Simple Viewer gallery and even requested Lightroom integration on the Airtight Interactive site. Good work Andy and Felix!