Lightroom: Update and/or add faster and easier to use web galleries

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Your webgallery templates are seriously outdated. Not changes with LR3. Sorry, but my clients are complaining about how tedious it is to choose photos. In the meantime there are galleries visible on the web that seriously outshine LRs in functionality. My clients don't want to deal with flash. I don't need yet another fancy gui in charcoal. I want to satisfy my clients need re: ease of use. So they can move around a gallery faster and see more images enlarged quicker and be able to go back and forth with easy access to filenames, so they can tell me their choices. I hope someone in the development department reads this.


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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Thanks for the request.

If you weren't already aware there are a wide assortment of web gallery templates available for Lightroom from 3rd party developers (many of the free):

Lightroom Web Galleries on Adobe Exchange

Lightroom Plug-in Resources

The Turning Gate Web Gallery Plug-in Site

Photographer's Toolbox

Slide Show Pro

Lightroom Galleries

Misc. Links to web galleries from Lightroom News

You can also create your own gallery designs/templates using the Lightroom SDK:

Web Gallery A-Go-Go - Tutorials and creating your own web templates
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Richard Kinsinger

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In LR2 I built a single index - multiple gallery web site using the Turning Gate plugins, but I found it frustratingly difficult to add new galleries to the site after the original build. In LR3 I completely scrapped the TTG modules and built a 12 gallery site using the WSPP-Impact plugin from Photographers Toolbox. This uses the Publish Services feature of the Library Module to update the overhead files, including the Index page, automatically when you add or update a gallery. Its a great concept, but the plug-in author has apparently abandoned his product and it has stopped adding new galleries to the index page.

Mr. Tranberry, I don't want to use 3rd party plugins for my web publishing needs because (1) they do not today provide the needed functionality (specifically easy addition and modification of an existing site), and (2) although they are a good way to add non-essential capability to a core program like Lightroom, but they are too undependable to build into one's essential workflow, especially when the end result (eg a professional web site) depends on backwards compatibility of its design process.

I strongly second Ms. Allygaier's request for a major improvement in the LR Web Module. The WSPP functionality could be a good starting point.
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Sure. I get that. I just wanted to point out work arounds/extensibility/existing solutions in case those hadn't been explored