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Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 43 of 116

Sharing with Slideshows


Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 43 of 116

Sharing with Slideshows


Lesson Info

Sharing with Slideshows

Now there's one other way to share your images to your client on that's at the actual event. So I'm a wedding photographer, so I do things at an event as well. So I'm photographing all day long or all week long, and during its the reception or during a party, or maybe a brunch or something like that, I may be asked or want to show images that I have been taking all week long or during one specific day. In this case, I was shooting a wedding in the Bahamas, and so is an entire week event S O. I may be asked to then share those images as a slideshow, either on a small monitor over by the bar or maybe up on a monitor or ah, projector on a screen somewhere. But I'm going to create a slide shot of that. Now, the easiest way to make a slide show to show to your clients or showed anybody is simply, especially if, like, say, you're just in your studio and you want to quickly run a slide show to a client that's coming in the studio. To see a set of portrait is to simply collect those images int...

o a collection, and I've got one here. So there's the collection, and I'm going to highlight all of those images. And I'm just going to simply eso have about 139 images to show. And I'm just going to click on the slide show module right up here at the very top, and I'm gonna click on that slide show module, and it's gonna take me to an interface that gives me options on that slide show. And quite frankly, there's a lot more options than you ever need to deal with. Um, once you've figured out on the right hand side all the settings that make your slideshow look the way you want it, Teoh, then you simply go over to the right hand or the left hand side and add a template here. So I'm actually going to choose one of my templates, which is just going to be a simple cross fade slide show. So once you click on the left hand side and choose your preset, it will change all of the information on the right hand side and let me just show you what that information is so that you know what I'm doing here. So I'm almost doing nothing. So I'm not choosing to do. Like, for instance, I'm not zooming to fit the frame. I just want the image to be whatever it is on the frame. I'm not this showing guides is just showing it to you right now. It's not gonna show on on the slide show, and I don't have any kind of name information on it. I don't have a color wash or a background image or anything. All of this stuff is turned off. I can turn on an intro screen that will give a specific title to the slide show. But I'm just gonna be running this on a constant loop for a long time. For hours. It's just gonna be sitting there at the bar that showing people slides so I don't wanna intro screen. I can put an exit screen. So there were once in a while my logo will show up, but usually I don't like to do that at an event itself. Everybody knows who I am. Um and then I'm not choosing to put music in it. And the reason for that is that there's already music playing at the event, so I'm not going to be using music toe over Teoh. Negate what they're playing, so I'm just turning off the music. But if for some reason you wanted toe have people see music like, say, in your studio, you just simply turn on the music option and then go find a song in your music library. It's just whatever's on your computer. You'll just click on here, find the song and choose it, and you can choose several. You can add several pieces of music, so choose one and then at a push, this little plus button at another one. It's very simple to do, and it will just show you how long the duration is right now, because this song is not actually on my system. It's zero. There's no music associated with it. But I'm gonna turn this off because I don't want to use music in the slideshow for my client. And then the last part is this playback option, and these air the important things. So you definitely want to choose the rights length of slide. I think maybe eight seconds is maybe a little long, but it's better because it holds. So this is not a good idea, for if people are sitting down to watch the slideshow, 45 seconds is better. But if people are just wandering by eight seconds, is pretty good. So that's why it's longer. Um, you can pan and zoom so it'll do kind of that. Ken Burns effect light rooms. Not great at it. But if you do a pan and zoom, make sure you put it at the very, very lowest setting. Because anything higher than low is, it's like almost make you sick movement. It's it's it's horrible movement, so just keep it low. If you do that, then I'm gonna repeat the slide show. And then it's important to make sure that it's high quality, not just standard quality. So then I and I don't know why that was there. So now I'll go back over here and right click that CrossFit fade simple, and I'll update the settings because I just changed a setting. And then I'm just gonna hit play, and it's gonna prepare these images for the slide show, and then once it's been finished preparing him, it will start the slide show, and it'll just go full screen and play. If you happen to have another monitor attached to it, it'll play on that second monitor instead. But that's it. It's a very simple process, and it gets your images out to show it in a very soft, nice way very quickly. Now, if you want to do online slide shows, you would actually have to export this file so you would actually have to come down here. And instead of hitting play, you would have to come over to this side and export it as a video, and it's gonna take a while. The export Light room is not a great video exporter, and it's not gonna look amazing that I just have never been impressed with the video capability of light room. It's just not it's not there yet, and I don't think it's meant to be there, Um, so you can export a video. It'll be fine, but it won't be amazing, Um, and so I highly suggest that if you want to do videos online, side shows online, I highly suggest that you use an actual program that's meant for that, like, for instance, and a moto is a really good program to use. It's an online. You upload your images to it, and there's all sorts of different types of slide shows you can make very easy to use. Another one is called Smart Slides. Smart Slides does a true four K video online of your images, and so you just upload them to smart slides. Smart slides keeps the full four K size and then it. If someone logs in tow, watch it on a small screen. It gives them a small version, but if they log in and they're showing it on like a really big monitor, like a 60 inch TV, it will deliver a four K video for them. Tow watch. So it's a really intelligent system, very easy to use. Um, if you happen to be a person. That album is an album designer. They also make a album designer the same company. Fundy is another tool that you can use that has a slideshow component. So there's a lot of different slide show you makers, Um, and they're much better than light room for making a slide show. The only time I used light room is a slide show maker is specifically when I need to do something right now. So I simply edit my images. I highlight them all. And then the client comes in and I turn on a slide show that all happens right here, inside of light room so that they could get a sense of what it was like. Put some music on. They love it. So that's how we do a slide show. Really, really quick. Inside of light room for anything else, I'm gonna go outside of light room and just export the J pegs and upload them to the service.

Class Description

All lessons are also available here for individual purchase.


  • Efficiently cull and retouch photographs
  • Manage your files to enable seamless and immediate recall
  • Get your computer and software to run faster
  • Create impressive photo books and slideshows
  • Take advantage of global adjustments
  • Improve your mobile workflow with both your iPhone and iPad
  • Deliver and share your images directly from Lightroom


Adobe® Lightroom® is the industry standard for post-production workflow and in Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide, you’ll learn Jared Platt’s gold standard for retouching and managing files quickly and efficiently.

Jared will show the ins and outs of Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Mobile, and Lightroom Desktop. He’ll demystify the difference between each and demonstrate when to use each one for maximum output.

Jared will share tips on improving every phase of your workflow – from shooting to archiving. You’ll learn how to take advantage of the latest Lightroom tools and features and become faster and more skilled at adjusting your images.


  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced users of Adobe Lightroom
  • Those who want to gain confidence in Adobe Lightroom and learn new features to help edit photos
  • Students who’d like to take ordinary images and make them look extraordinary with some image editing or Lightroom fixes


Adobe Lightroom Classic 9.2
Adobe Lightroom Desktop 3.2
Adobe Lightroom Mobile 5.2


Jared Platt is a professional wedding and lifestyle photographer from Phoenix, Arizona. Jared holds a Masters of Fine Arts in the Photographic Studies and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from Arizona State University and has been a professional photographer and college educator for the past 12 years and has been a speaking, debating and lecturing for the past 17 years. His attention to detail and craft make him a demanding photography instructor. Jared has lectured at major trade shows and photo conferences as well as at universities around the world on the subject of photography as well as workflow. Currently, Jared is traveling the United States and Canada teaching and lecturing on photography and post production workflow. Join him online for monthly "Office Hours" at


  1. Differences Between Lightroom Desktop and Lightroom Classic
  2. Hard Drives
  3. File Organization
  4. 30,000 Foot View of Workflow
  5. Importing into Lightroom
  6. Building Previews
  7. Collections and Publish Services
  8. Keywords
  9. Hardware for Lightroom
  10. Searching for Images
  11. Selecting Images
  12. Organizing Images
  13. Collecting Images for Use
  14. Develop Module Overview
  15. Profiles
  16. Basic Adjustments
  17. Basics Panel: Texture, Clarity, and Dehaze
  18. Basics Panel: Saturation and Vibrance
  19. Tone Curve
  20. HSL
  21. Split Tone
  22. Lens Corrections
  23. Details
  24. Transform Tool
  25. Effects Panel
  26. Synchronizing for Faster Editing
  27. Spot Tool
  28. Skin Softening and Brush Work
  29. Range Masking
  30. Dodge and Burn
  31. Working with Specific Colors
  32. Edit Quickly with Gradient Filters
  33. Making Presets
  34. Preparing Image in Lightroom
  35. Content Aware Fill
  36. Skin Repair
  37. Skin Smoothing
  38. Expanding a Canvas
  39. Liquify
  40. Layers and Composite Images
  41. Sharing via Web
  42. Exporting Files
  43. Sharing with Slideshows
  44. Archiving Photos and Catalogs
  45. Designing
  46. Making Prints
  47. Color Management and Profiles
  48. Archiving Photos and Catalogs
  49. Using Cloud Storage
  50. Adding Images to your Portfolio
  51. Collecting for Your Portfolio
  52. Publishing Unique Websites Per Project
  53. Sharing to Instagram
  54. HDR
  55. Panorama
  56. HDR Panorama
  57. Making Presets
  58. Creating Profiles
  59. Maps
  60. Setup for Tethered Shooting
  61. Sharing with the Client
  62. Watched Folder Process
  63. Second Monitor and iPad
  64. Backup at the Camera
  65. Gnar Box Disk Backup
  66. iPhone and iPad Review
  67. Importing to Lightroom on iPad
  68. Cloud Backup
  69. Adjust, Edit, and Organize
  70. Using Lightroom Between Devices
  71. Lightroom Desktop
  72. Removing Images from the Cloud
  73. Profiles
  74. Light
  75. Color
  76. Effects
  77. Details
  78. Optics
  79. Geometry
  80. Crop
  81. Adding and Using Presets and Profiles
  82. Local Adjustments
  83. Healing Tool
  84. Synchronizing Edits
  85. Editing in Photoshop
  86. Finding Images
  87. Sharing and Exporting Albums on the Web
  88. Posting Images to Social Media
  89. Overview of Lightroom Desktop
  90. The Workflow Overview
  91. Organizing Images
  92. Albums and Shared Albums
  93. Lightroom Desktop Workspace Overview
  94. Importing and Selecting Images
  95. HDR and Panoramics
  96. Light
  97. Profiles
  98. Tone Curves
  99. Color
  100. Effects
  101. Details
  102. Optics
  103. Geometry and Crop Tool
  104. Sync Settings
  105. Making and Adding Presets
  106. Healing Brush
  107. Brush Tool
  108. Gradient Tool
  109. Edit in Photoshop
  110. Finding Images with Sensei
  111. Sharing Albums on the Web
  112. Print through Photoshop
  113. Exporting Images to Files or Web Services
  114. Connecting with Lightroom Classic and Mobile Devices
  115. Archiving Images for Storage
  116. Review of the Workflow



Thorough but very easy to follow. I've noticed a significant improvement in my work since starting this course a couple weeks ago, and I'm also spending noticeably less time editing my photos. I appreciate that it's up-to-date as of October, 2020, so the info is current (I wish CL would take down some of the older courses, since software changes make some of them obsolete).

Kayode Olorunfemi

I have been using lightroom for upwards of 6years and I still found this course incredibly useful. It can be useful learning through desperate tutorials online, but having a course that ties everything together, coupled with foundation principles, is invaluable.