Lightroom: Web based proofing for clients

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So I have my import of RAW files, I now need to make some basic selects and pass them to the client for final approval/proofing/comments.

What do I and everyone else have to do? Export the images to email or Dropbox and send the client a link, then get them to come back to me with a list of file numbers.

T-e-d-i-o-u-s !

Adobe, do you know how many people would love a system where I can export previews, smart views perhaps, to some kind of web portal?

Where my client can log in and click through and yes/no images and add comments like 'black & white', 'crop'.. then have this fed back to Lightroom.

Please!
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Paul Civati

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john beardsworth

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Done already. Use LrWeb, the browser-based sibling of LrMobile.
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Paul Civati

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Well, this is not very well publicised...

Gosh...!
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john beardsworth

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Time to experiment! In LR you'll need to right click the collection to make it "public" and share its URL with the client. There's also a view on web link. In LR you can see selections and comments - there's a new sort order "Comment time" which helps select them.

One tip is that the client has to have an Adobe account to "favorite" (is select) or make comments, so what I suggest is that you set up a second account such as client@civati.com and tell the client to log in with it.
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Although the random url has SOME inherent security I don't think some of my clients would be comfortable with an "unsecured" gallery of their images on the web. I would love to see if someone could write a plugin that would either allow me to get the same operability (star ratings, and comments - synced to the collection on my machine) on a self hosted site, or the ability to password protect collections with the Adobe Lightroom web sharing interface.
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If you're in a WordPress web environment there's a third party plugin on the Lightroom section of adobe's add-on site called NextGen Gallery Export plugin from alloyphoto.com that will synch with NextGen Gallery's pro plug-in. It allows synching images right from Lightroom. The proofing and selecting function in the NextGen Gallery plug-in has worked well for me. 
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Another big problem to me is that there is no way to have a set of collections organized like subfolders.
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That's a separate feature request.  Please add your vote and opinion to this topic: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/collection_sets_for_lightroom_mobile_photo_wo...
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While waiting for Adobe to improve this feature I think a nice workaround is to use SmugMug :-)

https://news.smugmug.com/2015/05/07/the-power-of-smugmugs-lightroom-publish-tool/

To be able to get feedback from your customers as the Paul asks for you would need a SmugMug Business Account.
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Martin Letellier

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Checkout Evlaa, We build it to simplify the photos selections with a client. 
We build it as a Lightroom plugin so we are totally connected with the workflow. It's our main goal :-) 

Let me know what you think