Preview, export, and upload web photo galleries

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Video tutorial: Host a Adobe Photoshop Lightroom web gallery

Preview a web photo gallery

You can preview your web gallery in the Web module or in your default browser before saving or uploading it.

  1. In the Web module, do either of the following:
    • To preview your web photo gallery in a browser, click Preview In Browser in the lower-left corner of the window.
    • To update the web gallery preview in the Web module work area, choose Web > Reload from the Lightroom Classic main menu.
    Note:

    The web gallery preview in Lightroom Classic updates as you make changes to the gallery, so you usually won’t need to use the Reload command.

Save a web photo gallery locally

  1. In the Web module, click the Export button.
  2. In the Save Web Gallery dialog box, type a name for the gallery in the Filename text box and then specify a location for saving the files of your web photo gallery.
  3. Click Save.

Upload a web photo gallery

You can specify the FTP server information in the Upload Settings panel and use the FTP capabilities in Lightroom Classic to upload your gallery to a web server. After you click the Upload button, Lightroom Classic automatically generates the necessary files and then transfers them to the web server you specify.

To use a separate FTP application for uploading your files, or to generate a gallery for offline viewing, you can first export the files. When you click the Export button, Lightroom Classic creates a folder containing HTML files, image files, and other web-related files. If you’re saving a Flash gallery, the necessary SWF files are included. The folder is saved in a location that you specify.

Note:

Web gallery photos and image thumbnails are saved as JPEGs with embedded sRGB profiles.

  1. In the Upload Settings panel, choose a web server preset from the FTP Server pop-up menu.
  2. Select Put In Subfolder and type the name of the folder (web output folder) that will contain your web photo gallery.

    The Upload Settings panel displays the server output path (server path with subfolder containing the web gallery files).

  3. Click the Upload button.
  4. In the Enter Password dialog box, type the password to access the web server and click Upload.

Create and manage FTP presets

You can set up one or more FTP presets for uploading web photo galleries to specific web servers.

Create an FTP preset

  1. In the Upload Settings panel on the right side of the Web module, choose Edit from the FTP Server pop-up menu.
  2. Enter the URL of the web server in the Server box, and your username and password for accessing the web server.

    You can let Lightroom Classic remember the password in the preset.

  3. Do one of the following to specify the path to the appropriate directory on the web server:
    • Type the path in the Server Path box.

    • Click Browse and navigate to the directory.

  4. (Optional) Specify a web server port.
    Note:

    Port 21 is the default web server port for the FTP protocol and is usually the port to use.

  5. (Optional) Choose Passive from the pop-up menu labeled Passive Mode For Data Transfers. Passive mode helps data transmission through a firewall.
  6. Choose Save Current Settings As New Preset from the Preset menu at the top of the dialog box.
  7. In the New Preset dialog box, type a name for the new preset and click Create.
  8. Click OK in the Configure FTP File Transfer dialog box.

    The FTP preset is added to the FTP Server menu.

  9. (Optional) To create another FTP preset, choose FTP Server > Edit in the Upload Settings panel. Then specify the configuration for the preset and repeat steps 6 through 8.

About specifying a server path

The server path specifies the location on the web server for placing the web gallery folder you’re uploading.

When typing the server path, use slashes for designating the directory and sub-directories. For example: /root_directory_name/www/In this example, “root directory” is the name of the root level, the directory you must enter to access space on the web server, and “www” is the name of the specific sub-folder where the web files will be uploaded. Check with your web hosting provider to verify the path for accessing your public folder on the web server.

/root_directory_name/www/

Edit an FTP preset

  1. In the Upload Settings panel on the right side of the Web module, choose FTP Server > Edit.
  2. Choose the preset that you want to edit from the Preset menu at the top of the Configure FTP File Transfer dialog box.
  3. Change the configuration for the preset and then choose Update Preset [Name Of Preset] from the Preset menu.

  4. Click OK.

Delete an FTP preset

  1. In the Upload Settings panel on the right side of the Web module, choose Edit from the FTP Server menu.
  2. Choose a preset from the Preset menu.
  3. Choose Delete Preset [Name Of Preset] from the Preset menu.

  4. Click Delete to complete the operation, then click OK to close the Configure FTP FIle Transfer dialog box.

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