April 4, 2008
Press Release: LRViewer, the Lightroom-catalog viewer, now has PhotoSelectLink to automatically send client selections and notes back to the photographer.
Here’s how PhotoSelectLink works:
All communication (using Amazon S3) is automatic and takes place within LRViewer. No emails, web sites, hosting accounts, or server-software modifications are needed.
Amazon S3 communication is very reliable and extremely cheap. There’s no need for you and your client to be online at the same time, since Amazon S3 stores the data permanently. Your client doesn’t enter or see your S3 login credentials, and doesn’t need his or her own S3 account.
LRViewer also works without PhotoSelectLink for viewing any Lightroom catalog without Lightroom itself. It can zoom images (including to 100%), examine EXIF information and metadata, and export JPEGs. Viewing and export are color managed.
In addition to enabling PhotoSelectLink, the configuration application LRVmaker can be used to protect your photographs by limiting zooming, preventing JPEG export, or placing a watermark on images. It can also customize LRViewer by placing your logo on the screen and by inserting a button that goes to your web site.
LRViewer, LRVmaker, and PhotoSelectLink are available now for Mac OS X and Windows. LRViewer is free and LRVmaker is $25 (free demo). PhotoSelectLink charges are billed to your S3 account.