June 29, 2007
Great new Flash galleries for Lightroom
Here’s a little Friday afternoon treat: the Lightroom team has been working with Felix Turner, creator of the excellent Airtight Flash galleries, to integrate support for the galleries. Lightroom engineer Andy Rahn has posted three gallery templates on the LR team blog, along with installation instructions. Here are examples I generated using each one:
What’s really sweet is the way the Adobe Flash Player is directly integrated into Lightroom, so that as you adjust the specific parameters for each gallery (image size, colors, number of rows/columns, etc.), you see the results immediately. With other apps you’d need to set parameters, export, review the results in a browser, go back to the authoring tool, tweak, and so on.
I think this is a sign of more good things to come, and if you’re a Flash developer who’s like to integrate with Lightroom, drop me a line. We’ll work on updating the galleries to run in the new Bridge-based Adobe Media Gallery (which uses the same engine) as well. To use PostcardViewer directly from Photoshop, see previous.