fontoGallery is Adobe Lightroom Web gallery plugin a.k.a "web engine".
fontoGallery allows you to generate and publish in just a few clicks a complete web photo gallery for your clients.
Gallery published on your website allows clients to easily browse, choose and finally submit a form containing selection of photos that they are interested in.
You get a list of user selected photos by email. This list can be then easily uploaded into Lightroom, Total Commander etc. for automatic selection and further processing.
With a Pro version you can get more features inculding prints selection module with cart functionality. See "feaures" section below for more details on that.
As they say: "a picture is worth a thousand words", so please check out the working demo gallery (Lite version) at: galeria.tulipano.pl/demo/, or download the latest version ("download" section below) and try it yourself on your computer.
Features depend on the version installed.
There are two versions: a freeware version and a paid one. You can see the differences in a table below.
|customizable page and gallery title, contact info, identity plate||✔||✔|
|customizable image watermarking||✔||✔|
|automatic server FTP upload from Lightroom||✔||✔|
|responsive web design||✔||✔|
|mobile (touch) device friendly & RWD||✔||✔|
|build-in SMTP engine for sending user selections by email||✔||✔|
|list of selected files in plain text and Total Commander's "Load Selection" format||✔||✔|
|user interface in multiple languages (en, de, sp, fr, it, no, pl, pt, sv)||✔||✔|
|automatic save of last chosen user interface language||✔||✔|
|ability to set the default language of user interface||✘||✔|
|customizable image sizes (thumbnails and zoomed-in)||✘||✔|
|customizable image export quality and sharpening||✘||✔|
|customizable colors (text, background, form, thumb borders etc.)||✘||✔|
|user selections saved in a database||✘||✔|
|selections can be stored in photographer's DB (database) server 1||✘||✔|
|selections can be stored in user browser's DB (local storage) 2||✘||✔|
|photographer can use his own SMTP (email) server||✘||✔|
|(optional) prints selection mode (with customizable print formats and prices) 3||✘||✔|
|cart functionality (partial and total sums, cart preview)||✘||✔|
|selection checkbox on zoomed-in photos (for easier access)||✘||✔|
|filter for showing only selected photos||✘||✔|
|gallery password protection (required web server's htaccess files support)||✘||✔|
1 - to configure you need to provide MySQL server address, DB name, username adn a password. Selections are saved on the remote server, so user can access the gallery and selection made from any computer - from all those computers you see the same selections.
2 - no configuration needed. User selections are saved in user browser's memory (Local Storage). So in every browser you can have a different selections set and the gallery can be used by multiple clients at once.
3 - using this feature you can and should provide offered print formats information with corresponding prices and chosen currency. A special format for this information is required - you can find more information below.
* - time limited introductory offer, regular price will be 20€.
If you are interesed in buying the pro version just ask: .
In Adobe naming this plugin is a "web engine". You can identify a "web engine" by extension ".lrwebengine" added to the folder containing its files.
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Adobe\Lightroom\Web Galleries\
"c:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop Lightroom x.x\Shared"
Users/username/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Web Galleries/
To create a client selection gallery for the web - choose and select photos of your choice in the Library module, then switch to the Web module, choose fontoGallery web engine and setup required parameters explained below. Keep in mind that all described parameters are included in the fontoGallery Pro version, Lite version contains only subset of these options.
Here you can set information like: Site Title, Gallery Title, Contact Info, Contact Link and Identity Plate with a Link - quite self explanatory.
Here you can set up some basic colors in three sections: general colors (text, background, link, visited link), form (input background, submit background) and thubnails (background, border, inner padding).
You can decide what size should the thumbnails and big images have. The defaults are: 200px and 700px maximum size in pixels for thumbnails and big ones (respectively).
Not working yet - left for future development.
Here you can setup FTP connection to the server where you wish to upload your fontoGallery. Having the connection setup you can generate and upload your gallery simply by clicking Upload button in the right lower corner.
Although IMHO better (especially for galleries with lots of photos) is to use the Export.. button (next to the Upload) to generate and save the fontoGallery to your disk and the upload it later.
I recommend this solution because FTP upload is not 100% failsafe, so if it breaks while doing Upload from the Lightroom, when you click Upload button again Lightroom will have to do the gallery generation process all over again before reuploading your files. Using third party FTP tool (under Windows I recommend Total Commander or Filezilla) you can skip the re-generation part and reupload only the files that failed in the previous try.
Pro version: cannot send form using my SMTP Gmail configuration.
If you are using:
- customized SMTP Server Configuration and
- if the server of your choice is Gmail and
- if you are using Gmail's 2-Step Verification
in order for it to work you should generate an App Password and use it as your password in the fontoGallery SMTP Server Configuration instead of your original Gmail password.
You also need the fontoGalery version 0.1.7 or higher for ssl/tls to work correctly.
For more information: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/185833
App passwords page: https://security.google.com/settings/security/apppasswords
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