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Quick Guide

This guide really is "quick" because there's so little to say! The best way to learn about Elegance is to experiment.

If you've tried other web galleries then you should be up and running with Elegance very quickly. Even if you haven't the learning curve isn't very steep.

Finding Elegance

Once you've installed Elegance you can find it like this:

  1. Choose the Web module in Lightroom
  2. Choose "Elegance" from the list of Engines in the top right.

A preview of the gallery will be created using the photos in the film strip.

Setting the title and description

Scroll down to the Site Info panel to set the title for your page. Even if you choose not to display the title or the description on the page, this step is important since it defines the page title that'll be shown in the browser's title bar and the title and description that will be indexed by search engines.

XML Auto Index

The XML Auto Index fields offer Elegance users the ability to integrate their page into a web site create using The Turning Gate's TTG XML Auto Index and TTG Pages galleries.

Changing the look and feel

This is where you need to experiment. Work your way down the right hand panels and change the various options to see what effect they have on the page layout.

A word about typefaces (fonts)

One aspect worth mentioning is that of font choice. Selecting fonts for web pages can be fairly complex since you don't know which fonts will be available on the user's machine. The solution offered to web designers is to supply a list of fonts (or a stack) in order of preference. Nevertheless this doesn't make the choice any easier for the non-expert who isn't well versed in typography.

Michael Tuck recently offered 8 ready made font stacks following his research into the problem. Since these stacks are so well thought out they are offered as presets when choosing typefaces in Elegance.

Note that once a preset has been chosen there's nothing to stop experts from altering it by hand or defining their own stack from scratch.

Creating your gallery

Use the Export button to export the gallery to your hard drive, or use the Upload button to upload the gallery to your site via FTP.

Obviously this part requires a certain amount a computer-savvy. If you're not sure we recommend using a web design service to help get you up and running.

Pricing and Payment

You may download and try the plugin for free, subject to its trial limitations. To unlock the full functionality you will need to purchase a copy.

Payments may be made via Credit Card or PayPal, and are securely processed via our payment partner - Paddle.

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Note that VAT will be added for European customers.

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