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, sv)||✔||✔|
|automatic save of last chosen user interface language||✔||✔|
|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
Preamble: This Agreement, signed on Apr 9, 2014 [hereinafter: Effective Date] governs the relationship between Person (user), a private person, (hereinafter: Licensee) and fonto.pl, a duly registered company in Poland whose principal place of business is address, Poland (Hereinafter: Licensor). This Agreement sets the terms, rights, restrictions and obligations on using [fontoGallery] (hereinafter: The Software) created and owned by Licensor, as detailed herein
License Grant: Licensor hereby grants Licensee a Personal, Non-assignable & non-transferable, Commercial, Royalty free, Without the rights to create derivative works, Non-exclusive license, all with accordance with the terms set forth and other legal restrictions set forth in 3rd party software used while running Software.
Limited: Licensee may use Software for the purpose of:
Running Software on Licensee’s Website[s] and Server[s];
Allowing 3rd Parties to run Software on Licensee’s Website[s] and Server[s];
Publishing Software’s output to Licensee and 3rd Parties;
Distribute verbatim copies of Software’s output;
Non Assignable & Non-Transferable: Licensee may not assign or transfer his rights and duties under this license.
Commercial, Royalty Free: Licensee may use Software for any purpose, including paid-services, without any royalties
Term & Termination: The Term of this license shall be until terminated. Licensor may terminate this Agreement, including Licensee’s license in the case where Licensee:
Became insolvent or otherwise entered into any liquidation process; or
Exported The Software to any jurisdiction where licensor may not enforce his rights under this agreements in; or
Licensee was in breach of any of this license's terms and conditions and such breach was not cured, immediately upon notification; or
Licensee in breach of any of the terms of clause 2 to this license; or
Licensee otherwise entered into any arrangement which caused Licensor to be unable to enforce his rights under this License.
Payment: In consideration of the License granted under clause 2:
Licensee can use fontoGalleryLite free of charge under this Agreement.
To use fontoGalleryPro Licensee shall pay Licensor a fee, via PayPal or any other mean which Licensor may deem adequate. Failure to perform payment shall construe as material breach of this Agreement.
Upgrades, Updates and Fixes: Licensor may provide Licensee, from time to time, with Upgrades, Updates or Fixes, as detailed herein and according to his sole discretion. Licensee hereby warrants to keep The Software up-to-date and install all relevant updates and fixes, and may, at his sole discretion, purchase upgrades, according to the rates set by Licensor. Licensor shall provide any update or Fix free of charge; however, nothing in this Agreement shall require Licensor to provide Updates or Fixes.
Upgrades: for the purpose of this license, an Upgrade shall be a material amendment in The Software, which contains new features and or major performance improvements and shall be marked as a new version number. For example, should Licensee purchase The Software under version 1.X.X, an upgrade shall commence under number 2.0.0.
Updates: for the purpose of this license, an update shall be a minor amendment in The Software, which may contain new features or minor improvements and shall be marked as a new sub-version number. For example, should Licensee purchase The Software under version 1.1.X, an upgrade shall commence under number 1.2.0.
Fix: for the purpose of this license, a fix shall be a minor amendment in The Software, intended to remove bugs or alter minor features which impair the The Software's functionality. A fix shall be marked as a new sub-sub-version number. For example, should Licensee purchase Software under version 1.1.1, an upgrade shall commence under number 1.1.2.
Support: Software is provided under an AS-IS basis and without any support, updates or maintenance. Nothing in this Agreement shall require Licensor to provide Licensee with support or fixes to any bug, failure, mis-performance or other defect in The Software.
Bug Notification: Licensee may provide Licensor of details regarding any bug, defect or failure in The Software promptly and with no delay from such event; Licensee shall comply with Licensor's request for information regarding bugs, defects or failures and furnish him with information, screenshots and try to reproduce such bugs, defects or failures.
Feature Request: Licensee may request additional features in Software, provided, however, that (i) Licesee shall waive any claim or right in such feature should feature be developed by Licensor; (ii) Licensee shall be prohibited from developing the feature, or disclose such feature request, or feature, to any 3rd party directly competing with Licensor or any 3rd party which may be, following the development of such feature, in direct competition with Licensor; (iii) Licensee warrants that feature does not infringe any 3rd party patent, trademark, trade-secret or any other intellectual property right; and (iv) Licensee developed, envisioned or created the feature solely by himself.
Liability: To the extent permitted under Law, The Software is provided under an AS-IS basis. Licensor shall never, and without any limit, be liable for any damage, cost, expense or any other payment incurred by Licesee as a result of Software’s actions, failure, bugs and/or any other interaction between The Software and Licesee’s end-equipment, computers, other software or any 3rd party, end-equipment, computer or services. Moreover, Licensor shall never be liable for any defect in source code written by Licensee when relying on The Software or using The Software’s source code.
Intellectual Property: Licensor hereby warrants that The Software does not violate or infringe any 3rd party claims in regards to intellectual property, patents and/or trademarks and that to the best of its knowledge no legal action has been taken against it for any infringement or violation of any 3rd party intellectual property rights.
No-Warranty: The Software is provided without any warranty; Licensor hereby disclaims any warranty that The Software shall be error free, without defects or code which may cause damage to Licensee’s computers or to Licensee, and that Software shall be functional. Licensee shall be solely liable to any damage, defect or loss incurred as a result of operating software and undertake the risks contained in running The Software on License’s Server[s] and Website[s].
Prior Inspection: Licensee hereby states that he inspected The Software thoroughly and found it satisfactory and adequate to his needs, that it does not interfere with his regular operation and that it does meet the standards and scope of his computer systems and architecture. Licensee found that The Software interacts with his development, website and server environment and that it does not infringe any of End User License Agreement of any software Licensee may use in performing his services. Licensee hereby waives any claims regarding The Software's incompatibility, performance, results and features, and warrants that he inspected the The Software.
No Refunds: Licensee warrants that he inspected The Software according to clause 8.3 and that it is adequate to his needs. Accordingly, as The Software is intangible goods, Licensee shall not be, ever, entitled to any refund, rebate, compensation or restitution for any reason whatsoever, even if The Software contains material flaws.
Indemnification: Licensee hereby warrants to hold Licensor harmless and indemnify Licensor for any lawsuit brought against it in regards to Licensee’s use of The Software in means that violate, breach or otherwise circumvent this license, Licensor's intellectual property rights or Licensor's title in The Software. Licensor shall promptly notify Licensee in case of such legal action and request Licensee’s consent prior to any settlement in relation to such lawsuit or claim.
Governing Law, Jurisdiction: Licensee hereby agrees not to initiate class-action lawsuits against Licensor in relation to this license and to compensate Licensor for any legal fees, cost or attorney fees should any claim brought by Licensee against Licensor be denied, in part or in full.
If you think this little piece of software is useful to you and feeling generous, consider a donation. Thanks!
Your gratitude and finance help will motivate me to continue fontoGallery development.