February 26, 2010
Timothy Armes has today released version 1.10 of “PLUS for Lightroom”. This plugin is used to embed PLUS image licensing metadata into images as they are exported from Lighroom.
The major new feature in the release is the ability to specify multiple PLUS “Packs” when defining a license. A PLUS Pack is essentially a pre-packaged set of image rights usages that significantly simplify the specification of image licences for many common scenarios – they form part of the PLUS standard.
PLUS for Lightroom is the first PLUS application to offer the ability to specify multiple packs. This was new territory and Timothy worked with PLUS to iron out complications that he came across.
You can learn more about the plugin here:
You can learn more about the plus standard here:
February 12, 2010
Timothy Armes has just released version 1.20 of his Elegance web engine for Lightroom.
Version 1.20 offers a few bug fixes, but the most interesting change could be prove to revolutionise the distribution of Web Engines in general – Elegance is now distributed as a Lightroom plugin.
Traditionally Lightroom Web Engines have been treated as second class citizens. In comparison to plugins, which are installed and managed easily using Lightroom’s plugin manager, the installation of web engines has been a little ‘old-fashioned’, requiring the user to create a specific folder on his or her file system and then copy the Web Engine inside that.
Lightroom doesn’t afford Web Engines the same degree of flexibility as plugins either. The most obvious disadvantage is that updates have to be done manually since there’s no convenient way for a web engine to check for updates automatically.
Timothy decided to use his experience developping Lightroom plugins to circumvent these issues. Distrubuted as a plugin, Elegance is now installed using Lightroom’s plugin manager. The plugin then handles the installation of the Web Engine on the user’s behalf, provides easy access to the user’s registration and also checks for updates automatically. It’s really a very ‘Elegant’ solution (pun intended).
This isn’t the first time that Timothy’s squeezed an extra mile out of Lightroom’s plugin support. When export plugin support was first added to Lightroom 1.3 he quickly thought well outside the box to create the very popular LR/Enfuse – a plugin used to blend multiple exposures together directly from within Lightroom – thereby providing a service that didn’t seem to have anything to do with exporting at all…
You can learn more about Elegance from here:
February 9, 2010
Matthew Campagna has announced that TTG Stage has been updated to version 2.2. The most exciting addition is the new liquid stage mode, which sizes Flash galleries such that they occupied the entirety of the browser viewport, minus the space needed for the header and site menu. Pretty cool stuff.
He’s also revised Google Analytics implementation, included new options for adding custom CSS and scripts to the page and more.
The new liquid stage:
And here’s the original, fixed layout (still an option for use):
The full news posting with complete changelog is here:
TTG Stage currently supports Airtight Interactive’s SimpleViewer, AutoViewer and PostcardViewer, as well as MonoSlideshow, Polaroid Gallery, FlashNifties, SlideShow Pro, DIMIN Slideshow and the Lightroom Flash Gallery. TTG Stage can also display photo sets from your Flickr account.
February 4, 2010
Lightroom Blog has announced the launch of LRB Exhibition, a new web gallery plugin for Lightroom. This plugin provides a showcase style website for Lightroom users.
Home, About, Contact and Blank page
6 Galleries, 2 external links
Google Analytics support
SEO features built in
Custom jQuery Gallery
Multiparagraph, floating text boxes
W3C vaild (base code)
More information at Lightroom Blog.