Build a Professional Looking Website Completely in Lightroom without Breaking the Bank!

Last week Lightroom guru  Sean McCormack released a new web engine plug-in, LRB Exhibition.  I have to say, I am impressed — in less than an hour I was able to use Lightroom to create a complete website that I would not hesitate to show someone who might  judge my work.  The plug-in accomodates a home page, about page, contact page, one additional page of your choice, up to two external link pages, and up to 6 gallery pages.   You can modify text placement, fonts, all colors, and much more.  And it costs just 15 Euros, or USD $21  at today’s exchange rate!    This includes up to 9 downloads, so as Sean continues to refine the product, you can [...more]

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Video about Adding Borders and Watermarks with LR2/Mogrify

I had planned to write more about Timothy Armes’ great plug-in LR2/Mogrify, which among other things allows you to add fairly sophisticated borders and watermarks to your images when you export them.  However, today I noticed that my very talented colleague David Marx has posted a video about this on Lightroomlab.com.  Do check it out!  You can download the plug-in here.  Read the Quickguide for more instructions and examples.

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Plug-Ins Galore!

Last week I wrote about Jeffrey Friedl’s plug-in that allows you to export images directly to Facebook.  There are lots of other great third-party plug-ins out there.  But how can one find out about them? Easy, of course, or I wouldn’t be writing about it!   In the Library module of Lightroom, click on the Export button (bottom left), then Plug In Manager (bottom left), and then Plug-in exchange.  This takes you out to the Adobe web site, where you can browse and download plug-ins.  You can choose to look at most popular, highest rated, featured, or all, and browse by category — Develop presets, Export plug-ins, Web galleries, and Other.   You can also filter by whether they are shareware, donationware, [...more]

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