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Starting with a collection of photos is a great way to get started with creating a slideshow. The pre-packaged templates in the Template Browser provide a really fast way to create a slideshow with a single click.
The templates also make for a convenient starting point for customizing your slideshow the way you want it to look.
The Titles panel is where you'll find the tools to add a starting and ending slide to your slideshow. Learn how to add text or a graphic to your title slides.
Music can add real emotional impact to your slideshow. Matt shows you how to synchronize a song file to your slideshow and tweak the transition times of your slides to make it all flow together.
While you can play a slideshow from within Lightroom that may not always be practical for your needs. Exporting your slideshow as a video saves the entire show, music, transitions and all, in a convenient MP4 file format.
Exporting a slideshow as a PDF is another option that can come in handy when you don't need to include music or transitions, but want to deliver your slideshow in a compact package.
If you are using a computer with 2 monitors, you can configure Lightroom to run the slideshow on the second monitor.
Similar to the slideshow, you can enter the Web module with a collection of photos, choose a template from the Template Browser, and have a web gallery ready to go to the Web.
The templates also make for a convenient starting point for customizing your web gallery the way you want it to look.
There are 2 basic types of web galleries in Lightroom, one is HTML and the other is Flash. Flash galleries are more fun and interactive, but require the Flash plugin to be viewed, and are not supported on all devices. HTML galleries are simple, but work in any web browser.
The Output Settings panel is where you can access the Watermark Editor, which will allow you to add a watermark to all the photos heading to your website.
Once you've finalized the layout of your gallery it is time to upload it to the web. You can upload directly from Lightroom if you know the username/password information for your web server, or you can export the gallery to a folder on your desktop and hand off all the files to the person in charge of your website.
Matt is the full-time Director of Education for Kelby Media Group and a Tampa-based photographer. He's the Editor-in-Chief of Lightroom Magazine, the lead instructor on the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom LIVE…