Adobe Lightroom: everything you need to know about the ‘alternative Photoshop’

Adobe Lightroom: what every photographer must know about the 'alternative Photoshop'

Adobe Lightroom: how to share photos in ways you didn’t expect

In this section we take a closer look at your photo sharing option. Prints, Facebook and Flickr are not the only way to share photos in Adobe Lightroom. You’ll find three more.

Adobe Lightroom also offers Web Galleries, Slideshows and – new in Adobe Lightroom 4 – Books.

Adobe Lightroom: how to share photos in ways you didn't expect

The Web Galleries module follows the now-familiar Adobe Lightroom format of preset templates in the left sidebar and manual customising tools on the right.

Each Web Gallery consists of one or more index pages linked to individual photos.

Adobe Lightroom exports finished HTML files, which it can then upload directly to your web host (you will need a web hosting account and FTP upload details from your service provider).

Slideshows are a good way to show off your pictures to friends or clients. Again, you have a choice of templates on the left, and manual controls on the right.

The Book module has been produced in conjunction with online books publisher Blurb.

Instead of using web-based layout tools or a separate program, you can design books entirely within Lightroom. You then upload and order your book from Blurb.

PAGE 1: What Adobe Lightroom offers photographers
PAGE 2: Getting to know the Adobe Lightroom interface
PAGE 3: 3 things you need to know about the Adobe Lightroom Metadata Panels
PAGE 4: Adobe Lightroom Library Module – Folders and Collections

PAGE 5: Adobe Lightroom Library Module – Filter Bar
PAGE 6: Adobe Lightroom Library Module – Flags, Ratings and Labels
PAGE 7: Getting to know the Adobe Lightroom Develop module interface
PAGE 8: Making selective adjustments in the Develop module
PAGE 9: New sharing options in Adobe Lightroom 4
PAGE 10: How to create a website in Adobe Lightroom
PAGE 11: How to make a slideshow in Adobe Lightroom
PAGE 12: How to make books in Adobe Lightroom
PAGE 13: How to speed up your workflow using the Quick Develop tools
PAGE 14: All your options for printing photos in Adobe Lightroom


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  • jmeyer

    You’re right – thanks for pointing that out. Looks like we uploaded the wrong version of the infographic. This has now been fixed and it should be much more readable.

  • Michelle Ropiza

    Hi, I’m so confused. I’ve been scouring the internet and can only find this cloud version of lightroom that costs $9.99 a month (or more) Is there a program I can install on my mac, or just the web based system? Thanks for any advice. Michelle