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Lightroom plugin

Installing plugin

SlideShowPro Player for Lightroom is downloaded as a compressed ZIP file. To decompress, simply double-click on the ZIP. When complete, you will see a folder named "Install" containing four folders: "Lightroom 1", "Lightroom 2", "Lightroom 3 and newer", and "Web Templates". You will move these folders as part of the installation process. If you run into problems unzipping the file, please see "Invalid archive after download".

Note: If you have already installed any version of SSP/LR (including the trial version), please follow the instructions under Updating instead

Step One: Install extension

The easiest way to install the extension is to let Lightroom show you where it needs to go. Launch Lightroom, and select "Lightroom > Preferences" on OS X, or "Edit > Preferences" on Windows. The "Preferences" window will appear. Click on the "Presets" tab, and look for a button that reads "Show Lightroom Presets Folder." Click this button. (See button in Lightroom 2 / See button in Lightroom 1)

Your operating system will open a new window pointing to a folder named "Lightroom". Open the "Lightroom" folder. You should now see a folder named "Web Galleries". Open the "Web Galleries" folder, or create it if it does not exist.

Now move that window to the side, and return to the folder you unzipped. If you are using a 1.x version of Lightroom, open the "Lightroom 1" folder. If you are using a 2.x version of Lightroom, open "Lightroom 2". If you are using a 3.x or newer version of Lightroom, open "Lightroom 3 or newer". Inside all of these is a folder named "slideshowpro.lrwebengine". Move the "slideshowpro.lrwebengine" folder to the aforementioned "Web Galleries" folder.

After you have performed the installation, please make sure the following files exist according to your operating system (there should be more, but this is just a start).

Step Two: Install templates

When step one above is complete, move the "Web Templates" folder inside the unzipped folder to the same "Lightroom" folder you moved "Web Galleries" to in step one.

Note: If a "Web Templates" folder already exists in "Lightroom," move the contents of "Web Templates" instead.

Step Three: Launch Lightroom

If Lightroom is currently open, quit/relaunch the application. When relaunched SlideShowPro Player for Lightroom will be available in the Web area.

Where to from here?

With SlideShowPro Player for Lightroom now installed, head over to the Quick Start walkthrough to start working with the extension immediately, or look through the Overview for more information.


If the installed plugin doesn't appear after relaunching Lightroom, check the following directories. The plugin should be in the following directories, depending on operating system.::

Windows XP:

  C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Application Data\Adobe\Lightroom\Web Galleries\slideshowpro.lrwebengine
  * The "Application Data" folder may be hidden

Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 2008:

  C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom\Web Galleries\slideshowpro.lrwebengine
  C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom\Web Galleries\slideshowpro.lrwebengine
  * The "AppData" folder may be hidden


  /Users/$USER/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Web Galleries/slideshowpro.lrwebengine
Page last modified by tdominey on January 23, 2014, at 01:09 PM
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