Lightroom Web Module is meant for creating gallery web sites. It’s the tool that will allow you showcasing your work to the World. You can create a web gallery and upload it to a live hosting using FTP protocol, or export it as a set of files and run locally on a computer. Or both. As many times as you want.
Typical workflow in the Lightroom Web module consists of the following steps:
- Select images for your gallery. This can be done either in the Grid or Filmstrip view.
- Arrange images in the order you want them to appear in your gallery. At this stage you need to switch to the Web module.
- Pick one of the Lightroom Web templates, you will find them on the left hand side in the Template Browser. You may also customize a template of your choice.
- Enter your website info on the right hand side Site Info panel.
- Do the textwork – set titles and captions to your photos (to each individually). You can also add watermark if you wish.
- Adjust output settings such as image size and applied effects.
- Check out the browser preview of your gallery to make sure everything is OK.
- At this stage you can either upload your gallery to the live domain (using FTP protocol) or export it to a specific location on your hard drive to view locally and upload later.
- If you decide to adjust a Lightroom Web template, you can save it as a new layout to use it later for another gallery, which is a handy option.
That’s pretty much it. As you can see, almost no work is done on photos themselves. Lightroom Web module is sort of publishing tool – you compile a photo collection and then publish it. Please let us know in comments if you would like us to go through any of the process stages in more detail.