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Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 3: Streamlining Your Digital Photography Process by Nat Coalson

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Chapter 7. WEB

Lightroom Web Galleries

In Chapter 3, we looked briefly at Library's Publish Services, which you can use to upload image files to photo sharing services like Flickr. (There's a lot more about Publish Services in Chapter 9.)

But going far beyond Publish Services, which only publish image files, you can use Lightroom's Web module to build complete photo galleries for your own Web site. Lightroom outputs all the required html, css and images used for each gallery. You don't need to know anything about coding to make galleries with the Web module.

Like the other output modules, Web galleries are usually started with templates. These are based on the Layout Styles installed with Lightroom. (In previous versions of Lightroom, Layouts were called Engines.) Lightroom comes with some built-in Layout Styles, and you can find more online. You can see which Layout Styles are installed in the top right panel; see Figure 7-1. The functionality and design of your Web gallery depends entirely on the Layout Style selected. We'll look at Layout Styles in more detail later in this chapter.

Figure 7-1

Figure 7.1. Figure 7-1

Before you start making a Web gallery, it's a good idea to do some organizing in Library first. Decide which photos to use and put them in Collections or Smart Collections. This makes it easier to choose which images are included, plus you can rearrange the photos as you like for each ...

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