Create a Simple Web Gallery in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Displaying all of your photos on the Internet has never been easier thanks to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. Lightroom is a popular image editing application, which simplifies the entire process and makes editing images very simple. Lightroom is very popular with bloggers who want to be able to upload their photos as quickly as possible, while still being able to edit them.

While Lightroom isn't a replacement for Photoshop, it is capable of performing some simple and useful touch-ups and enhancements. The web module in Lightroom can create two different types of web photo gallery, including a HTML and Flash gallery. Both of these are useful on different types of websites.

Tools and Materials Needed

  • Photos
  • Photoshop Lightroom

Step 1: Select Library Module

First, you should open Photoshop Lightroom and then open the Library module from the top of the screen. This should change the display so you will see the library options and settings.

Step 2: Choose Photos

Once the library module has been opened, you will see a list of your pictures in both the grid and filmstrip modes. You can select individual photos to include in the gallery or select a complete folder. The quick collection feature can also be used to select photos which are stored in various folders on your computer.

Step 3: Open the Web Module

Click the web module to load this view. This will display the photos in the center of the screen and also in the film strip.

Step 4: Rearrange Photos

It's now possible to easily rearrange the order of the photographs in the web gallery; to do this, it's simply a matter of clicking on the photos and then dragging them to rearrange them. It's possible to rearrange them as many times as you like until everything is perfect.

Step 5: Template

Choose a template to apply to your web gallery. Hovering over the different designs will help you to see how the finished design will look when it's applied properly. Once you have chosen the template, then click on it to apply the changes.

Step 6: Enter Information about Site

The site information panel can be adjusted so that all of your details are correct. Entering a title and a description will also help to attract visitors to your web gallery. Entering an email address and other contact information can also help people to get in touch with you if needed.

Information for each photo in the gallery can also be added if required.

Step 7: Appearance

These steps are optional, however, it is possible to adjust the layout and appearance. The color palette panel can be used to adjust the colors of various elements of the design. The layout can also be adjusted in the appearance panel. Flash menus have more features which can be customized.

Step 8: Output Settings

Open the output settings and set the size of the photo. When it is clicked, copyright information can also be entered if required. Check what the site looks like in your browser by clicking the preview site in browser. If all goes well and good, then you should be able to upload this to your website and allow your visitors easy access to all of your pictures.

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