I just finished my first wedding album in the Lightroom 4 book module (yay!) now I would like to be able to upload the book via the web module so that my clients can approve it, but when I move to the web module, it seems to only upload the individual images--not the page layouts.
Is there a work around?
Book is for creating books, web for web galleries - they're separate end products.
What you can do is export the book as a PDF and put that online / email it to the client. Then they get to see the book in a way that looks more book-like. Alternatively, you might export the pages as JPEGs, reimport them, put them in a gallery. Or you could upload the book to Blurb and share the book from there.
Oho! I see that! How did I miss that!
John--you have save my you-know-what today!!! THANK YOU!
OK--one last question since you seem to know everything--can I export the jpegs as a spread (ie--page 1 and 2 on a single 12" x 24" jpeg for 12" x12" book) Or do I need to import the jpegs back into photoshop and lay them together manually...does that make sense?
And thanks again for all your help today.
I'm pretty sure they're individual pages, Ellen. I must admit that I feel the PDF is much better for reviewing - if you have Acrobat Pro, you can edit the PDF and set the initial view to 2-up, prevent it being printed etc.
John--I did not know about the 2-up feature/print prevention. I only recenly upgraded to Acrobat Pro and have not explored it very much, I will look into that!
I work with an album company that needs jpegs--hence the desire to export it that way-but Its interesting to hear that PDF is better for viewing. I had always assumed that an online gallery was better, but perhaps I have that wrong!
In Acrobat Pro, look at File > Properties > Initial View. Like a lot of things, it just depends on your specific requirements and preferences, but I feel a more book-like experience works better when approving a book layout, and with some clients it's better to lock things down, just in case. You can always export the JPEGs later.