5 Replies Latest reply on May 27, 2017 12:01 AM by john beardsworth

    How to create a website with multiple web galleries that remain sync'd with LR?

    lpfertig

      Hi. I would like to publish LR collections as web galleries that remain sync'd with LR (i.e. LR edits are applied automatically to images in gallery). I know that I can do this by sharing a collection that is sync'd with LR Mobile, but that only publishes an individual web gallery and not a website with multiple sync'd galleries.

       

      The only way I've found of doing this is to publish to Smugmug. Are there any alternatives? (I'm not a professional and do not need website commercialisation or (much) customisation.)

       

      Thanks,

      Paul

        • 1. Re: How to create a website with multiple web galleries that remain sync'd with LR?
          Abambo Level 4

          Treat each gallery as an independent website, but in reality, it is only a subdirectory of a greater site.

           

          Site:

          www.mysite.com -> index page could be a static page pointing to the different galleries.

           

          Gallery 1:

          www.mysite.com/G1

           

          Gallery 2:

          www.mysite.com/G2

           

          ...

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          • 2. Re: How to create a website with multiple web galleries that remain sync'd with LR?
            john beardsworth Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            You will not find any web gallery where "LR edits are applied automatically to images in gallery". Technically it is possible, but usually you have to go through some other process or use a Publish Service.

             

            One idea is to take a look at Adobe Portfolio. It comes with your CC subscription and uses the same images as LrMobile. It fails your "LR edits are applied automatically to images in gallery" but is quite simple. You can add text, change layouts, even get you own url.

             

            Another route is based on the LrM collections at lightroom.adobe.com. As you know, it is possible to share your collections' URLs. But have you noticed you can copy a slideshow from there? You are copying a small bit of HTML which you can then put on your own web site, and this does display updated edits. Your site doesn't need to be fancy. I could suggest more detail if this is an option you might follow.

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            • 3. Re: How to create a website with multiple web galleries that remain sync'd with LR?
              lpfertig Level 1

              Thanks John and Abambo. I've started to use Adobe Portfolio but have become irritated at having to re-import images as and when they are edited further.

               

              There is (I believe) a Lr plugin which allows collections published to Smugmug to be republshed automatically whenever source images are edited in Lr. That would meet my requirement of remaining sync'd with Lr.

               

              I like the idea of creating a static page with pointers to LrM galleries. I'm just surprised that there is no plugin or whatever which will manage that all for me. I would have thought that my requirement is one that many people would have.

               

              I didn't know that you could obtain a link to a LrM slideshow; I would appreciate some more detail about that.

               

              Thanks,

              Paul

              • 4. Re: How to create a website with multiple web galleries that remain sync'd with LR?
                john beardsworth Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                lpfertig  wrote

                 

                I didn't know that you could obtain a link to a LrM slideshow; I would appreciate some more detail about that.

                With your web browser go to  Lr on the Web lightroom.adobe.com. Choose a collection that you have already shared, and click the pale blue Shared button at the top.

                 

                The next screen lets you edit the Share Settings and you need to click the second icon in the middle. The first one, which looks like infinity or chains, is a URL. But the second one looks like a tag and switches the main box to some HTML. You can then copy this and paste it into another web page.

                 

                John

                 

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                • 5. Re: How to create a website with multiple web galleries that remain sync'd with LR?
                  john beardsworth Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  Also, go to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom  and see the May 10 notice - US style date 5/10/2017. You can now edit the background colours.

                   

                  Here's an example of the HTML you cut and paste:

                   

                  <div class='lr_embed' style='position: relative; padding-bottom: 50%; height: 0; overflow: hidden;'><iframe id='iframe' src='https://lightroom.adobe.com/embed/shares/XXXXXXXXXXXXX/slideshow?background_color=%2319191 9&color=%23cccdcd' frameborder='0'style='width:100%; height:100%; position: absolute; top:0; left:0;' ></iframe></div>

                   

                  One detail that is important is the %23 which stands for # in a colour code, so %2319191 means #191919. You can also use rgb and rgba values.

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