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Web Engine Names

Unzipping downloaded files is simple enough a thing. But it's also very important to our installation. There are two key points to keep in mind here:

  1. Do not change the name of the .lrwebengine package.
  2. Do not allow the system to change the name of the .lrwebengine package.

It is very important that the unzipped files remain named as they are delivered. These are the correct file names for each package:

TTG-CE3-Auto-Index.lrwebengine
TTG-CE3-CRG.lrwebengine
TTG-CE3-Gallery.lrwebengine
TTG-CE3-Pages.lrwebengine
TTG-CE3-Stage.lrwebengine
TTG-CE3-ViewportSizer.lrwebengine
TTG-CE3-WordPress.lrwebengine

File names intact, and packages installed into the locations below, and you should be good to go with CE3.

Installing TTG CE3 Publisher

TTG CE3 Publisher has a separate set of installation instructions. Please refer to that documentation when setting up the Publisher.

Installing a Web Engine

Web engine is the proper name for what is sometimes called a web gallery template or plugin for Lightroom’s Web module. Web engines are easily identifiable as packages or folders ending with the extension .lrwebengine. When installed properly into Lightroom, and Lightroom has been restarted, web engines will appear in the “Layout Style” list in the upper right-hand corner of the Web module control panel.

The easiest way to install a new web engine is to double-click the .lrwebengine packing, allowing the OS to install it for you. This method of installation is not recommended, however, as it does not allow you to manage the contents of your Web Galleries folder (an important thing to do!). Instead, The Turning Gate’s official stance is that web engines should be installed manually.

Installation for all web engines is the same.

1. Download and extract the template zip archive. The web engine will be a package or folder ending in .lrwebengine.

2. Copy the .lrwebengine package to one of the following destinations, depending upon your system. If you have not already done so, you may need to create the Web Galleries folder manually.

on Mac OS X Snow Leopard / Leopard
Users/username/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Web Galleries/

on Mac OS X Lion
Users/username/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Web Galleries/

On Lion, the location is the same as on previous Mac operating systems, but accessing that location works differently because Lion hides the /Library/ folder in the Finder view. To access the /Library/ folder, go to the Finder’s Go menu, hold the OPT key and “Library” will appear in the list. Select it, then drill down in the usual fashion:

Hold the Option key to display the Library folder in the list, then select it to open the folder in a Finder window.

on Windows XP
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Adobe\Lightroom\Web Galleries\

on Windows Vista, Windows 7 & Windows 8
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom\Web Galleries\

On Windows platforms, the “Application Data” directory is usually hidden. You must enable “show hidden folders” in the folder options before you can browse to it.

3. Open Lightroom and access the Web module. In the “Layout Style” control pane on the right side, you should see the newly installed web engine listed for use.

If upgrading from a previous version of a gallery, or from a demo version, remove the existing version from the Web Galleries folder before installing the new version. It may be a good idea to keep a backup of the older version in the event you need to rollback to an earlier version.

Installing a Web Template

Web templates are groups of presets for a particular web engine. Any changes you make to a gallery in Lightroom’s Web module, you can save as a template for later use by using the Template Browser located in the left-hand control pane of the Web module. Several TTG templates include pre-made templates.

Lightroom web template files are easily identified by their file extension, .lrtemplate. These files are sometimes grouped into folders when downloaded.

Where and how these templates should be installed depends on several things. The first consideration is your Lightroom preference settings. In Lightroom’s Preferences, filed under the “Presets” tab, there is a check-box “Store presets with catalog”. When this check-box is disabled, Lightroom uses a centralized storage location, and all presets are accessible from any catalog. If this is the case for your configuration, then your templates should be installed in one of the following locations, dependent upon your operating system:

Hold the Option key to display the Library folder in the list, then select it to open the folder in a Finder window.

on Mac OS X Snow Leopard / Leopard
Users/username/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Web Templates/

on Mac OS X Lion
Users/username/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Web Templates/

On Lion, the location is the same as on previous Mac operating systems, but accessing that location works differently because Lion hides the /Library/ folder in the Finder view. To access the /Library/ folder, go to the Finder’s Go menu, hold the OPT key and “Library” will appear in the list. Select it, then drill down in the usual fashion:

On Windows XP
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Adobe\Lightroom\Web Templates\

on Windows Vista, Windows 7 & Windows 8
C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom\Web Templates\

Web templates may be installed either as loose .lrtemplate files, or you may copy a group of templates into the Web Templates folder as a sub-folder.

If the “Store presets with catalog” check-box is enabled, then you must instead location your Lightroom catalog. With your catalog, you will find a folder, Lightroom Settings, and within it a Web Templates folder into which your .lrtemplate files should be installed, either as loose files or grouped within a folder of their own. Templates installed this way will only be available to a single catalog, and much be installed separately into each catalog you wish to use them with.

At this point, you will need to restart Lightroom for the templates to appear in the Template Browser.

For some users, this will be enough. Others may still find that the templates do not appear in the Template Browser. If that is the case, then you will need to Ctrl-click (Mac) or right-click (Windows) within the Template Browser. This will cause a menu to appear; select “Import”, navigate to your web templates. Click the Import button, and your templates should now be available for use.

installation.txt · Last modified: 2013/07/29 07:25 by admin