Lightroom Gallery 2 Client
As a keen photographer I am always looking for ways to improve my work flow so that I can spend more time taking photos and less time in front of the computer processing and uploading to my online gallery.
You may recall the article I wrote a little while ago regarding the benefits of Lightroom EXIF Data and automatically naming images, adding descriptions and keywords. To build on these benefits there is a great third party export plugin now available for Gallery 2.
Lightroom-to-Gallery is extremely easily installed into Lightroom and allows you to export files directly to your Gallery 2 album (I assume that it uses the Gallery Remote protocol).
The installation of the plugin is as simple as copying a folder to the root directory of Lightroom.
Now when you export an image, or series of images, you have an additional option to Upload to Gallery. If you select this option rather than export files to disk you are given a very intuitive interface where you can select a range of options including:
- The Gallery Account to export to
- The Album to export to (or create a new one)
- File Naming
- File Settings - JPG quality
- Image Setting - Image size
This is a great little plugin that will save a lot of time and effort by allowing a direct export to Gallery 2 rather than having to export to a folder and use another client to submit to the Gallery.
With Gallery 2 and Lightroom you can now, add image titles, descriptions and keywords, export directly to Gallery 2 Albums (or create new ones), automatically apply non destructive watermarks (via Gallery) to your images in a single process. All this is done without accessing your website from a web browser.