Juicebox Lightroom Plugin

Follow these steps to automatically build Juicebox galleries usingĀ Adobe Lightroom 4 and higher (Windows or Mac).

Installation

  1. Download and unzip Juicebox to your desktop. Juicebox-Lite can be downloaded from here.
  2. Install the plugin, depending on your OS:
    • Mac OS X - Double click the juicebox_lite.lrwebengine file inside the 'adobe-lightroom-plugin' folder.
    • Windows - Drag and drop the juicebox_lite.lrwebengine folder inside the 'adobe-lightroom-plugin' folder onto the Lightroom desktop shortcut.
  3. Restart Lightroom.
  4. In Lightroom, go to the 'Web' panel. Check that 'Juicebox-Lite' is listed in the 'Layout Style' menu.

Manual Installation

If the method above does not work, you may need to manually install the plugin by copying it to the one of the following locations, depending upon your operating system. If the 'Web Galleries' folder does not exist, you need to create it manually.

  • Mac OS X - Users/username/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Web Galleries/
  • Windows Vista & Windows 7- C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom\Web Galleries\
  • Windows XP - C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Adobe\Lightroom\Web Galleries\
Juicebox Lightroom Plugin
The Juicebox Lightroom Plugin.

Building a Gallery with Lightroom

  1. To choose your gallery images, go to the Lightroom 'Library' panel. Select the images, then right-click and do 'Add to Quick Collection'. Now in the Catalog section on the left, select 'Quick Collection +'. You will see the selected images show on the image strip at bottom of Lightroom.
  2. To add titles and captions to your images, in the Lightroom 'Library' panel select an image then use the 'Title' and 'Caption' fields in the right-hand 'MetaData' section. You can leave the metadata in place for just the duration of creating the gallery or you can save it to your source images. If you do this, the image titles and captions will be embedded within the images themselves and can be extracted for use in future galleries (using either JuiceboxBuilder or the Lightroom plugin).
  3. Now switch to the Lightroom 'Web' panel. Select 'Juicebox-Lite' from the 'Layout Style' menu.
  4. Use the 'Color Palette' and 'Appearance' sections on the right to customize your gallery. Updates will automatically show in the main web preview.
  5. Once you are happy with your gallery, click 'Export...' to export to desktop or 'Upload' to upload to a website.

Upgrading to the Pro Lightroom Plugin

The Pro Lightroom plugin is included as a separate installer in the Juicexbox-Pro download. To install the Pro Lightroom plugin do the following:

  1. Download and unzip Juicebox-Pro to your desktop. The Juicebox-Pro download link is emailed to you upon purchase.
  2. Install the plugin, depending on your OS:
    • Mac OS X - Double click the juicebox_pro.lrwebengine file inside the 'adobe-lightroom-plugin' folder.
    • Windows - Drag and drop the juicebox_pro.lrwebengine folder inside the 'adobe-lightroom-plugin' folder onto the Lightroom desktop shortcut.
  3. Restart Lightroom.
  4. In Lightroom, go to the 'Web' panel. Check that 'Juicebox-Pro' is listed in the 'Layout Style' Menu.
  5. To build a Pro gallery, follow the same steps as above. You are also able to customize all Juicebox-Pro options via the 'Appearance' section on the right.

Alternative Methods to Set Pro options

In addition to using the Lightroom Web panel 'Appearance' section to set Pro options, there are other methods to consider:

  1. Open the published gallery folder with JuiceboxBuilder-Pro to customize.
  2. Add the Pro options directly in the gallery embed code.
  3. Modify the default options that are applied to new galleries generated by Lightroom by opening the Lightroom plugin's 'config.xml' template file in a plain text editor and adding configuration options to the opening juiceboxgallery tag.