December 05, 2007
SlideShowPro Flash gallery comes to Lightroom
I’m glad to report that Dominey Design’s excellent SlideShowPro Flash gallery is now available for Lightroom. As the site notes, you can “change any of SlideShowPro’s 60+ parameters and preview your changes inside a real, working preview of SlideShowPro before you publish.” The gallery offers a slick full-screen viewing option (click the icon in the lower right corner of the example here). From within the Lightroom Web module you can upload directly to the Web server of your choice. You can also upload to Dominey’s SlideShowPro Director hosting service, which offers online tools for browsing and managing your uploaded library. The gallery costs $25, and hosting is available at various rates (free for 14 days).
In covering this announcement, Rick LePage from Macworld also notes that Felix Turner’s great Airtight Galleries for Lightroom (previously downloadable on their own) are now included with Lightroom 1.3. So, if you’ve run the update and haven’t looked at your Web module for a while, take a peek; you might be pleasantly surprised.
[Update: At Inside Lightroom Michale Clark talks about SlideShowPro in LR, calling it "one heck of a deal for the money."]