October 24, 2007
Via John Beardsworth
SlideShowPro, the popular Flash based gallery generator is making its way to the Lightroom Web Module.
“A frequent request from many, I’m pleased to announce that in the coming weeks we’ll be offering a plugin for Adobe Lightroom, the Windows / OS X photo management and editing software developed for professional photographers.
The SlideShowPro plugin fits right into Lightroom’s “Web module” workspace, which is where you can export/upload HTML/Flash photo galleries using your Lightroom content. You simply decide what size you want your slideshow to be, how you want it to be styled, and Lightroom publishes all the XML data, HTML, and imagery for you. It all works beautifully, and will (hopefully) be of interest to new customers (especially those without Flash or web development experience) as well as existing users of the Flash component.
With that, there will be two versions of the plugin — a “complete” version that ships with everything a new customer (without Flash or SlideShowPro) needs, and an “incomplete” version designed for existing users of SlideShowPro. For the “incomplete” version, you simply publish a SWF containing the component and add it to the SlideShowPro for Lightroom’s plugin folder. Your “incomplete” version will then be “complete,” and ready to go.
Both versions will be purchasable, with “incomplete” obviously costing less than “complete,” but we haven’t figured out exact pricing yet. Expect more information on that, including screenshots, in the near future!”