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.      

4 comments:

David said...

These are nice! I've been playing with cooliris for galleries here: http://gallery.yellowstonetraders.com/tour/

The major problem is that I had to handcode the xml file. I wish there was a way for Lightroom to export it.

Preston Page said...

Is cooliris a Lightroom add-in?

David said...

It's a flash object. Here's the link: http://www.cooliris.com/developer/

I had to manually create this xml file: http://gallery.yellowstonetraders.com/gallery.xml

and then used their wizard to create the embed code: http://www.cooliris.com/yoursite/express/builder/

I couldn't find a way for Lighroom to export that media.rss file.

Preston Page said...

You might see if you like the SlideShowPro for Lightroom product. They have a free trial. If you like it, the cost is $35. I'm to the point where I want to do almost everything in Lightroom if I can to keep the tool clutter to a minimum.