I've written a number or short articles on the benefits of Lightroom and how it can improve my your work flow. Previously I have concentrated on how Lightroom integrates with the Gallery 2 image gallery.
As a Pixelpost user you can also benefit from Lightroom. There is now a great little plugin that allows you to export straight from Lightroom to your Pixelpost Photoblog.
Lightroom Export Plugin is extremely easily installed into Lightroom and allows you to export files directly to Pixelpost.
The installation of the plugin is trivial and exposes these great features:
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.
I can't stress enough how important it is to ensure that you make regular backups of your images. If you don't, you run the risk of loosing your images forever.
A good backup plan should be an integral part of your digital work-flow! Don't rely on a single layer of redundancy to secure your images. After all, you can't afford to loose your images, or worse still loose the image files which you have created for your clients.
There was a time when CD/DVD backups were an economical and effective way to backup your images. But, I have found that with the sheer volume of digital images this method is no longer viable. After all, who wants to end up with 100's of DVD's to search through in the event of a Hard Drive failure? Not me!