Monday, March 29, 2010
Lightroom Web Galleries
This new version of Red Grid #1 leads a random selection of pictures I used to try out two Web Gallery generators for Lightroom. My objective is to assemble a proper digital portfolio in a few weeks and have an easy means to sustain the effort.
First is the very capable SlideShowPro for Lightroom that Michael Rather demonstrates in a recent Podcast, "Lightroom for Digital Photographers". It took me about ten minutes to generate this gallery: http://sns.dnsdojo.com/test/. I just scratched the surface here. One of the best features is the way it manages multiple galleries. I can't wait to have time to take a serious stab at configuring the tool. For more information, see http://slideshowpro.net/.
The second is an iPhone friendly gallery generator called TTG iPhone Portfolio for Lightroom 1.1. Unfortunately, it took me about an hour to eliminate the bugs, but I emerged with a better understanding of how these Web Gallery plug-ins work. I'm going to make a few more changes to the template. Shoot me a note if you're interested in the debugged ASP.NET version. The test output is here: http://sns.dnsdojo.com/iphone/. For more information, see http://lr.theturninggate.net/special-purpose-templates/ttg-iphone-portfolio/
These two galleries are being served by an HP MediaSmart LX195, which is literally sitting under my desk. I got it to use primarily as a NAS for backups, but makes a great little web server for projects like this.