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Want an upgraded version of the built-in HTML web gallery? Here it is.
Here’s an idea that I came across yesterday. What made it more interesting was that I very confidently expected it wouldn’t work!
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .