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Lightroom CC: Essential Training

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Sharing Images with Gallery

Mark Wallace

Lightroom CC: Essential Training

Mark Wallace

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20. Sharing Images with Gallery
Creating an online gallery to showcase your work is easy with Lightroom. In this session, Mark explains how to create a gallery and the ways that galleries are different from normal sharing.

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Sharing Images with Gallery

there's another way to share images that's really intuitive and easy to use. And that's called gallery. Now there are a few things to be aware of with gallery first is this is a web only feature. So you can't do this in your desktop application and your mobile application doesn't show up as well. So you have to be on your web application, you can share multiple albums in your gallery. So this is fantastic for creating sort of a portfolio or a best of and then also you can do slide shows on the web from gallery. So what is gallery? Let's go over to Lightroom. And what we'll do is we will zip over here. Um and you can see here, it's not anywhere visible because this is my desktop version. I need to go over into google chrome or whatever browser you're using. And then you can see right here there's this thing called gallery. So I'm going to click on gallery now, you can only have one gallery, you can't have more than one gallery. So that's one big difference between a gallery and a share.

You can have many, many different shares, but only one gallery. And the gallery is going to have a link that anybody can see. And so that link is going to be up here. You can copy and paste that. It's a huge long link. And so you probably would take that and add it as a link to some other website or maybe your posted on instagram or twitter or other social media to say go here and see this. But that is the link. So I'm gonna copy that by clipping a little copy thing and I'm gonna go to a new tab and I'm gonna paste in my gallery and we can see there's nothing there. Just got a picture of me looking all svelte and an empty gallery. So let's see how we can add content to this. So by default we can customize our gallery. So I have a name. So I'm gonna say I'm gonna change this to Mark's Cool gallery and in the description um some images from my class now we need to add albums to this to add albums. We can just drag them over. That doesn't work because this is a web interface. We need to click add albums and then we need to select which albums we want. This is where having folders and albums really works is really helpful. So I've got this folder called Marks portfolio and I'm gonna add beasts. And I'm gonna add life in black and white and people and reflections and scenic and studio. Remember these are already on the internet. I don't have to upload them because it's in the cloud. So I'm gonna add six albums. There they are. And uh if I want, I can show metadata or loud downloads allow, I'm gonna allow comments and likes. I don't want people downloading my images necessarily. So I'm gonna keep those turned off. I could change this image here from my headshot to something else if I wanted to. But let's go back over here. I'm just gonna refresh this page, so I'm gonna click that and just like that, I have a gallery of images. So think of it as an art gallery that you can build out of your own stuff, This could be your website. And so the only downside is it's got this very cryptic link. So you would have to take that and maybe forward it from somewhere else for people to get to it. But you've got your gallery when you go into that gallery, you can click and see all the thumbnails of images and if you click on those you get a large view, it looks very much like the share that we had earlier. But this is more of a website that you can build. People can like that, they can see the information, they can add comments, all the stuff that we showed you before with a share. But unlike a share, this is a gallery that is more of a portfolio piece that you can send out and show people multiple uh multiple views of your different albums and stuff. And it is a really, really excellent way to showcase your work. You're building out a website with just a couple of clicks. It's really, really awesome. Now, if you want more power than that. If you want to build a real website with a custom domain and maybe some links to your social media and a description and a link to your blog or whatever it is, there is a tool that's included, an adobe creative cloud called Adobe portfolio, and Lightroom is integrated fully with portfolio, and I'm gonna show you how you can build your own custom website next.

Class Description


  • Use Lightroom to its fullest potential using the Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Edit photos quickly and creatively.
  • Share your images in custom websites and on social media.
  • Grow your editing skills for years to come.
  • Share editing techniques with thousands of others.
  • Create prints and albums using Lightroom Connections.


This class is a step-by-step walkthrough of Lightroom CC. This class will give you an overview of Lightroom and how it fits within the Adobe Creative Cloud universe. You’ll learn how to maximize Lightroom’s potential by learning now to organize and edit your images. You’ll also learn how to share your work with the world using online galleries, portfolios, and more.

Topics Covered in this class:

  • Adding photos to Lightroom, backing them up and keeping them organized.
  • Editing your images quickly using Presets and Enhance.
  • Using the advanced photo editing features in Lightroom; the global and local adjustments.
  • Adding titles and captions to your images.
  • The many ways to share images from Lightroom; exporting, building online galleries, using Adobe Portfolio and Behance, and more.
  • How to share your images quickly on social media by exporting by using Adobe Spark.
  • Expanding your editing skills with the Discover and Share Edit features in Lightroom.
  • Lightroom and Lightroom Classic syncing.
  • Lightroom and Photoshop integration.


  • Beginner and Intermediate Photographers
  • Professional Photographers looking to streamline their workflow
  • Lightroom Classic users wanting to make the transition to Lightroom CC
  • Social Media Influencers who need to post frequent updates
  • Professional Photographers looking for ways to reach more clients
  • Photographers looking to learn new ways of editing their photos


Adobe Lightroom 2021
Adobe Photoshop 2021
Adobe Lightroom Classic 2021
Adobe Portfolio (web)
Adobe Behance (web)
Adobe Spark (iOS, web)


Mark Wallace is a photographer based in the United States. Best known for his web-based video series Digital Photography One on One and Exploring Photography sponsored by Adorama.

Millions of people have watched Mark’s videos on YouTube, and the numbers continue to grow. Mark has a strong social media following on Facebook and Twitter, where he spends time interacting with viewers and workshop attendees.

In 2014, Mark left the United States to embark on a 2-year worldwide adventure. He visited 28 countries and captured thousands of unique photographs across the globe.

In 2016 Mark decided to give up planes, trains, and automobiles and is now exploring the world on his motorcycle.

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Susan H

What a great class! I've started & stopped a few Lightroom classes up until now, but generally gotten bored, confused or felt I needed to step away to learn something else like Adobe Bridge first. Mark is a great instructor, engaging, specific & very clear with his explanations. I finally feel confident to play in Lightroom instead of feeling constantly overwhelmed by what I don't know!! Awesome! Thank you, Mark, you've also inspired me to dream about travelling again now the world is opening back up :)

Glenn Pierce

Excellent fundamentals course on Lightroom! I really enjoyed Mark's teaching style which is easy to follow and very relaxed :-)