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Lightroom & Workflow
Free the Web, Free the Mind
I haven’t used Adobe Lightroom’s ability to export images to web since early on in the beta stage. At that point it was a matter of assembling a slideshow and exporting that to either Flash of HTML. Now the Web Module is a thing all to itself and I finally had a reason to play with it for a client.
This isn’t a tutorial – I just wanted to alert you to a couple things about the Web Module, if like me you haven’t been there for a while. I use Library, Develop, and Print. Slideshow has yet to see me darken its door and Web only just.
But the Web Module now allows you a wide selection of templates and that selection is increasingly wide thanks to the third-party plug-ins that you can install about as simply as importing Develop Module Presets. There are even templates that allow shopping carts and Paypal functionality.
The process for getting your pictures online is as painless as the rest of Lightroom tends to be. There’s even a built-in FTP client to send the stuff directly to your site.
Take a look HERE at the Lightroom Galleries site if you’re curious about what’s out there – because Web Module is all grown up and it can totally take you now. The possibilities for showcasing your own work, posting proofs for online viewing, and even selling prints, are incredible.
Also be sure to check out Lightroom Extra (click here) for dowloadables like end panel markers and Print Templates, Inside Lightroom (click here) for Develop presets and other goodies, and Lightroom Killer Tips for tips and tricks from NAPPs Matt Kloskowski
If you’re a NAPP member this might interest you:
This just in from Adobe… another money saving option for current US NAPP members! We just received a brand new 15% discount – exclusive to NAPP – for anything purchased in the Adobe Store starting today through August 31. Just add this special discount code: XXXXXX (editor: sorry, you got a be a member – if you are then log in, and go about 2/3 down the member’s home page) at check out to get the best deal for you!
Furthermore there are some great deals being offered to US members only (don’t even get me started on how much this nonsense frustrates me – sometimes US sites act as thought they operate under a giant glass dome. Grumble. Grumble.) – so if you happen to be one of the lucky ones (ahem) then check this out:
Adobe is offering a momentous discount (33%) to all NAPP members
(Canadian and International members read disclaimer for restrictions (HAHAHAHAHA – what the fine print says is TOO BAD! Grumble.))
that purchase Photoshop Lightroom and Photoshop CS3 between May 1, 2007
and August 30, 2007 through Adobe’s online store.
NAPP Member Special Pricing
- Purchase Lightroom 1.0 for only $199* (a savings of $100 off the retail price)
- Purchase Lightroom 1.0 and the Photoshop CS3 Upgrade together for $368* (a $130 savings off the retail price)
- Purchase Lightroom 1.0 and Photoshop CS3 Full together for $751* (a $200 savings off the retail price)
Ok, enough Grumbling. We’ll downgrade it mumbling, but dammit, let’s see some internationality here.
Have a great Thursday.