Exportingweb Galleries

You can also export Web galleries from Lightroom even if you don't have a Web hosting account set up. In a way, a Web export is the opposite of Upload: the files are saved to your hard drive but not to a Web server. (It's important to understand that exporting a Web gallery is different than using the regular Export command to make derivative files, in which only image files are produced.)

Because of the way Lightroom packages all the files within a single, top-level directory, and because all the links to files and pages are relative to one another within that folder, you can do all kinds of useful things with exported Web galleries. For example, you can export a Web gallery today, and then upload it to a server next week. (If you have a dedicated ftp p rogram, this might be the fastest/easiest way to upload Lightroom galleries to your server.)

Lightroom Web galleries also make great offline presentations, even without an Internet connection. For example, I've produced some effective disc-based galleries using this method: I make Web galleries and burn them to disc for delivery to clients, galleries and prospective vendors. Simply export the gallery to your desktop, then burn it to a cd o r dvd . From the disc, people can then open your gallery index page in the browser on their own computer, and navigate the gallery, just as if it was delivered from a Web server.

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