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#1 2017-04-05 12:24:05

reinharw
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Registered: 2013-04-19
Posts: 21

Multiple Galleries

I'm a huge fan and long time user of Turning Gate Products.  Currently, my site (www.williphotos.com) was built using CE4 but I'm wanting to convert it to Backlight as soon as I'm comfortable with its features and know that I can functionally duplicate what I have now.  So far I'm very impressed with Backlight and how easy and fast it is to build and modify a website.  It is far easier than using CE4.  That being said, I can't figure out how to duplicate with Backlight something I've done with CE4 on my current website.  Basically, from my top level menu, I have a menu choice of Special Occasions, and Recipes. If you select Special Occasions it takes you to a number of galleries and if you select a gallery, it takes you to those photos.  Choosing Recipe menu choice does the same thing but obviously takes you to different galleries and corresponding photos.  I remember needing CE4 Auto-Index to implement this configuration but I don't see any corresponding to it in Backlight or a way to do it.  As I said in the beginning, I'm a rookie at using Backlight so I may be just over looking something obvious.  First please confirm that Backlight can do what I'm currently doing with CE4 and second suggest how it can be done.  Thanks - Bill

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#2 2017-04-05 12:45:57

rod barbee
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From: Port Ludlow, WA USA
Registered: 2012-09-24
Posts: 12,559
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Re: Multiple Galleries

You can do the same thing using album sets. They are analogous to auto indexes.

You can either create them within your existing top-level gallery of you can create new top-level galleries yo publish to.


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#3 2017-04-07 02:15:13

Matthew
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From: Seoul, South Korea
Registered: 2012-09-24
Posts: 4,654
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Re: Multiple Galleries

As Rod says. You simply need to create album sets in Lightroom's Publisher, then create albums inside of those sets.

For design, you can create or edit the Album Set Template using Backlight's Designer.


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#4 2017-04-14 22:00:48

mikkelmand
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Registered: 2015-06-04
Posts: 84
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Re: Multiple Galleries

One of the things that confuse me about the support around this product is the inconsistent terminology. As far as I know there is no such thing as an "album" in LR. I assume this word points to collections, but in the beck of my head I always think "I might be wrong, and maybe that´s the reason why it won´t work for me" - when trying to solve a problem...

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#5 2017-04-14 22:20:36

rod barbee
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From: Port Ludlow, WA USA
Registered: 2012-09-24
Posts: 12,559
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Re: Multiple Galleries

Albums in Lightroom are created under Publish Services. They act like collections but are not "stored" under the Collections control pane.


Rod 
Just a user with way too much time on his hands.
www.rodbarbee.com
ttg-tips.com, Backlight test site

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#6 2017-04-15 02:11:59

Matthew
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From: Seoul, South Korea
Registered: 2012-09-24
Posts: 4,654
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Re: Multiple Galleries

"Album" and "Album Set" are terms pulled directly from Lightroom's Publish Services. You may right-click Publish Services to see them for yourself. If we are using inconsistent terminology, it's usually in an attempt to match up with Lightroom's own odd and inconsistent terminology.


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The Turning Gate, http://theturninggate.net

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