Posts tagged with SlideShowPro

Flashing (getting it out in public)

I noticed the other day that in the darkest corners of my hard drive are some Flash files dating back to 1999. That I've been dabbling with Flash for ten years was a surprise, but these were Precambrian era fumblings . . .

LR3-beta – Publish Services

Like many of the features in LR3-beta, Publish Services seems a small step forward. Its obvious use is for those who use services like Flickr, Smugmug etc, and before long I hope SlideShowPro’s Director can also be included. But it . . .

SlideShowPro 1.96

SlideShowPro's latest update is a bit more significant than most - it introduces a “Ken Burns” pan and zoom effect - so I'm downloading it right now. A Lightroom version of this is here now.

SSP Director 1.3

I'd been holding off upgrading SlideShowPro Director until I had enough time to do so properly, but I was itching to try the smart albums included in version 1.3.

Here I've set my new photos section so it's now calculated . . .

So you think Flash is safe?

Just as a lot of photographers think they have to go Mac, a lot think their web site has to be Flash-based because it stops people stealing their pictures. “Stops”, of course, has always been an exaggeration - someone could . . .

Unplugged

Launching a Flash site has always been a background project - it's not as if I'm unhappy with the current site - and it's pretty easy to find a reason to keep it in the garage and keep tinkering away. . . .

Why iView, still?

I was asked recently for a few reasons why I still use Expression Media (I still call it iView) rather than depending entirely on Lightroom, so in descending order, here goes:

By far the biggest reason is to manage in a . . .

Borrowdale Fell Run

Although Sunday’s annual Borrowdale Shepherd’s Meet had been cancelled, I knew the fell run was still happening. A book I’d been given last Christmas contained Patrick Ward‘s great wide-angle photo of the nearby Wasdale fell run, and I wanted to . . .

Lightroom web galleries from the ground up

One reason why I still use iView rather than switching completely to Lightroom is because I prefer its HTML web gallery templates. iView takes about a third of Lightroom's time to output a big contact sheet style web gallery of . . .

SlideShowPro Director and Lightroom – update

OK, I tried it out. After my little joke about Ahmedinejad and his centrifuges, I should say that this little toy didn't work 100% properly first time…. The Lightroom side of it worked perfectly, and the plug-in also created a . . .

SlideShowPro Director and Lightroom

While the existing SlideShowPro for Lightroom generates individual web galleries, when your site consists of multiple galleries you have to do some manual editing of xml files which (a) not everyone can do (b) is still manual work for those . . .

New stuff

Just refreshed the site with a few new pictures - the new gallery is again all new stuff, as it should be, while the wedding gallery includes newer work as well as some old favourites.

Both galleries are Flash-based . . .

SlideShowPro for Lightroom, Dreamweaver menus, and a quick hack

I recently added some Flash-based galleries which are powered by the SlideShowPro for Lightroom engine, but I found that they had truncated my site's DHTML menus when the galleries were viewed in Firefox (my preferred browser on PC and Mac). . . .

New gallery

Getting my Flash-based site up and running is taking me more time than I'd hoped. Now there's a surprise. Actually, that's not quite fair - within about 3 or 4 days I had written something decent, but I am being . . .

SlideShowPro for Lightroom

News that the excellent SlideShowPro Flash gallery is coming to Lightroom:

With that, there will be two versions of the plugin - a “complete” version that ships with everything a new customer (without Flash or SlideShowPro) needs, and an “incomplete” version . . .