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How to make Flash galleries show more than 500 pictures?

You need to modify the Flash template. This is at

Windows: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.x\Shared\webengines\default_flash.lrwebengine
Mac: Applications\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop Lightroom [version]\Shared\webengines\default_flash.lrwebengine

Copy that lrwebengine to

Windows: C:\Users[user]\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\LightroomWeb Galleries
Mac: [user]\Library\Application Support\Adobe\LightroomWeb Galleries

Open the file galleryInfo.lrweb in a text editor. Notepad is fine on Windows, or TextEdit on Mac where you may need to right click the lrwebengine and select “Show Package Contents” to get to the file itself.

Look at line 21 and replace the following lines with this:

title = LOC “$$$/WPG/Templates/Flash/Bluefire1=Lightroom Flash Gallery > 500”,

id = “com.adobe.wpg.flash.bluefire1modified”,

galleryType = “Flash”,

groupPath = “resources/mediaGroupData/group.xml”,

mainSWF = “resources/gallery.swf”,

maximumGallerySize = 50000,

How do you enable Auto Sync in Library?

AutoSync mode in Library means that metadata changes apply to all the selected images, and is normally enabled by clicking a switch in the right panel (F8). But what if that switch isn’t visible?

It took me a while to figure this out, but the switch is only visible when you are in Loupe view (E) and when multiple items are selected. So when you’re in Grid view, you get the “Sync Metadata” button. But when you’re in Loupe view, that button changes to “Sync” and it is inactive if only one image is selected. If multiple images are selected (via the Filmstrip) that Sync button has a little switch that lets you go into AutoSync mode.

Why are colours different in Flash galleries

It’s because the Flash gallery’s SWF (the Flash file) isn’t colour managed.

Flash does now support colour management.  But the SWF would have to be ActionScript3 (the version in Lightroom is AS2)

You also have to consider what the person viewing your site is using. Assuming the visitor isn’t using a Flash-hobbled device like an iPad, that computer would have to be running Flash Player 10 and would only get good colour if the monitor is properly colour-managed.


If you want to use a Flash-based gallery, look at SlideShowPro for Lightroom. It’s not colour-managed though.
If you can code Flash, get SlideShowPro standalone
Commission me to build a colour-managed Flash site