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Photoshop® Lightroom® 2 for Dummies® by Rob Sylvan

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Chapter 12. Building a Web Gallery

In This Chapter

  • Getting to know the Web module interface

  • Establishing a Web workflow

  • Customizing Web galleries

  • Creating templates

  • Getting your gallery online

It's an online world these days. High speed Internet and digital photography go together like peanut butter and chocolate. Lightroom's Web module offers a diverse range of photo gallery styles and configurations for creating professional-looking galleries without touching a bit of HTML code. Seamless integration between your portfolio and Lightroom's built-in FTP (File Transfer Protocol) software means you can take your photos from import to Web gallery to Web server in a matter of minutes!

Building a Web Gallery

Just like a slideshow, you can create a Web gallery from any grouping of images you can pull together in the Library module. You can start from a folder, keyword search, metadata browse, or collection. If you can group them, you can put them on the Web!

Exploring the Web Module

If you've been reading this book from the start, you might be tired of hearing it by now (but at least you won't forget), but each Lightroom module is structured essentially the same way to make your workflow more efficient. Here's the benefit from this consistency: The interface behaves the same way no matter where you are! You can show/hide and collapse/expand panels as needed to maximize your work area, and only display the controls you ...

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