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How can I customise a built-in web gallery?

How can I customise a built-in web gallery?

If you know your way around your computer’s user folders, and if you can hack a Lua file in a text editor like Notepad or TextEdit, you can certainly change details to suit your needs.

It’s techy, but not difficult….

Modified HTML gallery

Want an upgraded version of the built-in HTML web gallery? Here it is.

Dropbox for web galleries

Here’s an idea that I came across yesterday. What made it more interesting was that I very confidently expected it wouldn’t work!

You need to copy the public link for the index.html file

If you use Dropbox, you may know about its Public folder. You put files in it and can right them and choose “Copy public link” from the context menu. You can paste the link into an email or instant message and the file can be shared with friends or colleagues who may not themselves have Dropbox installed. It’s quick and easy for everyone. Almost idiot-proof.

Well, yesterday I was bouncing ideas around for someone who needs an alternative to iDisk (as I understand it, Apple are withdrawing it, whatever it is!).

A couple of us had suggested Dropbox for sharing big files and attention then turned to a really, really simple way of sharing web galleries.

You can in fact share more…

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,

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