April 17, 2010
TTG Highslide Gallery Pro 2.0.1 is a maintenance release fixing several reported issues that had slipped through the 2.0 testing process. These bugs include page layout and browser compatibility fixes, and additional fool-proofing to prevent gallery breakage by enabling conflicting features. A new slider in the E-Commerce options also allows the user to adjust the length of time the shopping cart persists after the shopper mouses-out of the cart.
This update is recommended for all users of previous versions. Existing galleries should be updated using 2.0.1 to benefit from layout fixes. When upgrading the web engine, users should first remove the previous version before installing the update.
Version 2.0.1 fixes all known issues at this time; with any luck, further bug-fix updates will not be necessary.
March 28, 2010
The Turning Gate has released TTG Highslide Gallery Pro 2.0, a major update to its popular e-commerce web engine for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. TTG Highslide Gallery Pro harnesses the powerful Highslide JS presentation engine to create image gallery slideshows, client proofing galleries with email submission of client selected images to the photographer, and galleries integrating with a variety of online services for selling images directly from your website.
The 2.0 update brings a number of improvements and new features, including streamlined performance and interface, enhanced controls for gallery layout and design, support for paginated galleries, a new unobtrusive shopping cart system, support for GPS geo-tagging of images with Google Maps integration, improved page footers, greater control of image captions, support for Fotomoto’s new selling of image downloads and usage licensing features, support for the advanced watermarking capabilities introduced in the Lightroom 3 Beta 2 release, and more.
TTG Highslide Gallery Pro 2.0 is a free update for subscribed users, and $40 for new users. For full details, read the 2.0 overview at The Turning Gate.
Updates have also been made to TTG Pages and TTG Auto Index, bringing those engines in step with new features added in TTG Highslide Gallery Pro 2.0.
March 25, 2010
Camera Raw engineer Eric Chan has announced the release of new Beta profiles for the Niokn D3 and D700 cameras:
These updated Camera v2 beta profiles for the Nikon D3 and Nikon D700
are designed to reduce banding and highlight color artifacts. Note
that highlight areas may appear a little brighter compared to the
If you are on Mac OS X, drag the “Camera v2 beta” folder to:
If you are on Windows XP, drag the “Camera v2 beta” folder to:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Adobe\CameraRaw\CameraProfiles
If you are on Windows Vista or Windows 7, drag the “Camera v2 beta”
Note that the above path on Windows Vista and Windows 7 may be hidden
by default. Check your folder settings.
The profiles are currently in beta status. Please provide feedback via
the online Adobe user-to-user forums here:
These profiles are being well received by Nikon users, especially those concerned with ‘Hue twists’.
Download is available from the announcement post.
March 25, 2010
Timothy Armes has already made some major internal changes to his visually impressive ‘Impact’ web engine. Following popular demand there’s now lots of control over the image scaling behaviour, including an option to scale each image to fill the browser window cropping them.
More information on the new scaling options can be found here: http://photographers-toolbox.com/products/impact.php?sec=quickguide#scaling
This new version also enhances the viewing experience on the iPhone.
March 25, 2010
The Turning Gate has released two new web engines for use exclusively in the recently released Lightroom 3 Beta 2, taking advantage of the new support for AS3 Flash galleries.
TTG Simpleviewer-2 allows users to create Simpleviewer-2 galleries utilizing the full range of available configuration options, including many options not available in the Airtight Simpleviewer engine included with Lightroom. TTG Simpleviewer-2 also supports the new LR3 watermarking options, displaying of image sets from Flickr, and gallery indexing via TTG Auto Index and TTG Pages. TTG Simpleviewer-2 is available to all Lightroom users as a free download.
TTG Monoslideshow-2 allows Lightroom users to create galleries using the popular and powerful Monoslideshow Flash gallery. Designed for maximum flexibility, Monoslideshow can be used to create gallery types ranging from simple image rotators, to complex slideshows with thumbnail navigation, ken burns effects, professional image transitions, a full-screen viewing mode and more. To use TTG Monoslideslideshow-2, users must first purchase Monoslideshow separately and supply it to the web-engine. Until the end of March, TTG Monoslideshow-2 will be available at the introductory price of $15, after which it will cost $20. Those interested in demoing Monoslideshow before committing to a purchase can try out the fully interactive, online Monoslideshow demo.
Finally, recent updates to both TTG Stage and TTG Pages allow embedding of the new Simpleviewer-2 and Monoslideshow 2 Flash galleries, making it easy to integrate these galleries into your website. For more details, visit The Turning Gate at its new address, http://lr.theturninggate.net.
March 20, 2010
LRB Exhibition from Sean McCormack of Lightroom Blog has been updated to version 1.1. Feature additions and bug fixes include:
Added Top Gap
Added Numbers checkbox
Added body image check box.
Changed less for fewer
Change UI colours
Added a Switch to the galleries to hide the menu and force all images into Gallery 1, acting as a single gallery rather than a website.
Added Number Height slider
Added Menu Gap slider
Menu gallery swap
Menu and Identity Plate transparency choices
Added Flickr code and made icon.
Body Height added
Fixed spacing in Gallery numbers for Gallery 4, 5, & 6.
Add tiles for number colour and hover colour.
Changed copyright date
Fixed bug that caused error code to be visible when someone enters a period (.) in a number box.
Current users can update using their download link, and this counts as one of the 9 downloads they purchased. It’s not compulsory to download, unless you need the features and bug fixes here. The 9 downloads can be used as the user sees fit. For those interested in the plugins features and purchase information, you can access the main LRB Exhibition Page.
March 19, 2010
Timothy Armes has just released a new Web Engine for Lightroom called “Impact”. The gallery fills the web browser with imagery in order to provoke the greatest emotional response from the viewer. Tim discusses the philosophy of the gallery design on his blog.
As with his first Web Engine (Elegance), Impact is distributed as a plugin which simplifies the installation process and allows Tim to keep users up to date with automatic updates.
The gallery also feature some other interesting features, such as:
Multiple image resolutions are exported and the most appropriate resolution is used when displaying the images. This ensures fast loading on mobile devices without penalising the image quality on desktop machines.
Users can bookmark images and return directly to them (the URL changes as the slideshow advances).
Designed for iPhone. The iPhone will be served with low resolution images to increase download speed. When viewed in landscape mode the navigation bar is automatically moved out of way to leave more room for the images. Finally, users may then swipe between images.
Impact is available from the Photographer’s Toolbox.
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 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.