One-click Ways to Size, Optimize and Upload Images to Joomla sites w/ Lightroom

In this online meetup you will learn to upload stylish pixels in one click with Adobe Lightroom. Who hasn't had the problem of managing images easily in websites? It's one of the hardest things for people to master and it is so important.

Duke Speer will be presenting this meetup with a solution to this pressing and annoying problem that plagues us all with a software package called Adobe Lightroom.

Lightroom has an amazing ability to set up one-click presets that can style, crop and FTP images to the proper place in your Joomla website. This session will show why our speaker prefers to buy a license of Lightroom and gift it to each client in order to reduce the likelihood that they will upload images that do not match a carefully crafted template, to prevent 3Mb images being served and to enhance image metadata for SEO.  This will be good for anyone that has never used Lightroom as well as veteran users that have not mastered presets and used Publish Services.

About Duke Speer: Duke is on a mission to Save the World, one non-profit at a time.  Specializing in cause marketing, he builds photo and video-rich charity websites and integrates them with back office Donor Relationship Management (DRM) systems to provide a more personalized donor experience. 

Living at 7,000 ft. in Utah's snow country, he is celebrating his 35th season as a volunteer ski patroller.

This is an online meetup. There is NO physical location. RSVP yes and login details will be emailed to you approximately ONE HOUR before the meetup starts. You will need to pay for the meetup before 6pm on June 11th to receive the login details.

If you paid meetup dues of $5 in February 2014 or are Lynette or Paige, you can come to this meetup at no charge. If this is your first meetup, it is free. Just RSVP yes and we'll take care of the rest.

Up to 26 people can attend this meetup.

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  • Jennifer G.

    here's the link to the Joomla! roadmap infographic that duke spoke about last night: http://joomlart.s3.amazonaws.com/images/blog/2014/may/joomla/joomla-roadmap.png

    June 12

  • Jennifer G.

    great meetup! lightroom is very, very cool! thanks, duke so much!!

    June 12

  • James F.

    This Meetup opened my eyes to the power of Lightroom. Very informative!

    June 12

  • matt s.

    Bummer it is not an in-person, I am looking forward to the next real meeting... Signing up now.

    June 9

    • Jennifer G.

      It's still a real meeting. It's just not in-person. We are stoked to have Duke present from beautiful Utah. :)

      June 9

  • Carol M.

    Hi Renea and all,
    Sorry I can't attend next Wednesday after all, but thanks for the Content Templater mini-template idea. I think you found a solution for my questions below. I'll give it a try.
    --Carol

    June 6

    • Jennifer G.

      we'll miss you carol. see you soon though!

      June 6

  • Renea L.

    I use Content Templater whenever I can for client-maintained sites.
    http://www.nonumber.nl/extensions/contenttemplater

    You can use it to setup mini templates. For example, you create a template called "Image Left with captions".
    In that mini template, you insert a placeholder image, wrap it in a div, float it, include a generic caption, and style the caption.

    Now, when you client wants a left-aligned image with a caption centered underneath, all they have to do is click a button for the mini-template, click the image to edit it and type over the caption.

    Teaching them how to use a predefined mini-template for their content is usually easier than teaching about floats and div and classes, oh my.

    May 27

  • Carol M.

    I'm happy with using Photoshop to prep my images, then use media manager to upload them to Joomla then use JCE or hand code the link to the images. But that is too much to ask of clients, so Duke's Lightroom solution will be of interest to me.

    Two related questions/topics: how to generate captions and how to position the photos?

    Captions: Older Joomla (or some template) let you specify a caption for the photo then some macro would turn it into a centered, wrapped text below the photo. How to do that today?

    Positioning: For each template in the CSS I set styles that float left and right and set margins and borders accordingly. (The margins are NOT all equal: float left images should have zero left margin; float right images should have zero right margin.) However it's difficult to remember the names of these styles and difficult for clients to apply the class to their image. Some clients are OK with setting image margins and position in JCE. What other solutions are there?

    May 27

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