We all want to show off our photos as best as possible on the Web and one of the best ways of doing this is with a Lightroom photo gallery. I showed you how to build one not long ago but I want to give you more resources than just the standard templates. Don’t get me wrong, I love the default templates and I use them all the time but you know what they say. Variety is the spice of life. 🙂
After searching far and wide across the www for you, here are some of my favorites. Some are free and some are just worth the minimal price they ask.
This is by far my favorite one. Why? Because for $15, yes, one-five, you can create a fully functional photography website! Sean McCormack did a great job here. You get a Home, About and Contact page and up to 6 photo galleries using the popular horizontal scroll bar look. It’s pack with features including a full user guide (how cool is that!). You can purchase it directly from his Website here or at Adobe.
This is a great free Lightroom plugin from FotoPlayer.com that has both Website templates and gallery templates. It has 5 for Websites and 15 for galleries. All are very customizable and if you’re not sure about certain features, there’s a complete online user guide. Way cool!
Lightroom Galleries is actually a site with many free photo galleries for Lightroom 2. The galleries are clean and simple and show off your images well. Some of them even have Paypal integration if you ever want to sell your prints. A great new add-on for your Lightroom gallery templates, for sure!
The Turning Gate Templates
The Turning Gate also offers a bunch of free Lightroom web photo galleries and a couple paid ones too. One of my favorites from the bunch is the free Photo Stack. The only drawback is that you can’t see a live preview in Lightroom but it looks so cool. 🙂 They also have a great HTML gallery called Client Response which is great if you have clients that need to make selections or leave comments. For only $10, I think it’s really worth it.
Foto Flow Gallery
Digital Crafts has a visually pleasing photo gallery for Lightroom 2 called Foto Flow. I’m listing it here because of the 3D feel to it. But I have to say that I find it a bit pricey at $29.90 if you compare it to the likes of LRB Portfolio.
Slideshow Pro is probably the photo gallery with the most customizable features but the look is very similar to other free products. Is it worth it for $35? Up to you to decide since you can try it free if you don’t mind big white letters across it.
And The Turning Gate also has a geat step by step tutorial on uploading your Web Photo Galleries directly from Lightroom. It’s worth the read! 🙂 I couldn’t have done a better tutorial myself.
If you know of any other Lightroom photo galleries worth installing, please share the links with us.