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FrameShop Script v0.9.5 for Photoshop CS5 & CS6

Update (May 7, 2016): A newer version of the FrameShop script is now available for Photoshop CC 2015 and CS6. I highly recommend using the newer version if you are running either CC 2015 or CS6.

FrameShop is a script for Adobe Photoshop designed to give the photographer/artist a variety of mat and frame styles for displaying digital images on the Web. The initial version of the FrameShop script (v0.9) was described in detail in an earlier post on this blog. This new version (v0.9.5) runs on Photoshop CS5 and CS6, and has several new features:

  • Colors are selected using the Adobe Color Picker rather than color presets
  • Text positions are set by default to EXIF left, Title center and Signature right, all on the mat under the image
  • GPS latitude, longitude and elevation have been added to the selectable EXIF text items
  • Result can be saved as JPEG, TIFF, PSD, PNG or GIF
  • Result can be saved with the same ICC profile as the original file or another profile
  • Script runs on a duplicate of the original image and leaves the original image open after running

I have not tested the script with the Adobe Creative Cloud version of Photoshop (yet).
Update (September 9, 2013): The FrameShop script (v0.9.5) has been successfully tested with Adobe Photoshop CC.
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Where is the Edisto Island “Boneyard”?

The Edisto Island “boneyard” is located in the Botany Bay Plantation Wildlife Management Area near Charleston, SC. The park was opened to the public in 2008 and is managed by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The boneyard is a maritime forest and is one of the least visited but most photogenic features of the South Carolina coast. It is seldom photographed by the casual photographer because it is about an hour’s drive from Charleston and the directions to the park aren’t prominently posted.
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Geocoded Adobe® Lightroom® Web Gallery Plugin – Part 2

In a previous post, Geocoded Lightroom Web Gallery Plugin – Part 1, I discussed the concept of a geocoded Lightroom plugin for producing Web galleries, outlined what I wanted it to do, and showed the look-and-feel of a prototype design. In Part 2, I’ll discuss the view “under the hood”, detailing how to use GPS EXIF information in a Lightroom Web Gallery plugin. This information is intended for plug-in developers and those intrepid souls who want to understand what lies beneath the surface of a Lightroom gallery engine. It isn’t my intention to make this series of posts a definitive guide to Lightroom gallery engine design or anatomy. Instead, I’d recommend starting with the Lightroom SDK 2.0 Programmers Guide and Lightroom 2 SDK available from Adobe. The Adobe guide is a good starting point, but you can learn even more by dissecting an actual gallery engine, including those that are included in the SDK.
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Geocoded Adobe® Lightroom® Web Gallery Plugin – Part 1

After geocoding a few of my photographs, I looked for an Adobe® Lightroom® plugin that would produce a geocoded Web gallery. No joy. So I decided to do some research and embarked on a mission to create a LR plugin that met my specifications. I wanted an HTML gallery with no Flash. Having used JAlbum to produce HTML photo galleries in the past, and having tried the available LR HTML gallery plugins including the default LR HTML gallery, LRG One PayPal, TTG Highslide Gallery, and TTG HTML Gallery, I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted:

  • Geocoding
  • EXIF display
  • Tooltips
  • Drop-down menus
  • PayPal shopping cart “enabled”
  • Simple, clean appearance
  • Small unobtrusive icons
  • No Flash

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Where is the Old Patriarch tree?

The Old Patriarch tree in Grand Tetons National Park is one of the iconic images of the park. But it is seldom photographed by the casual photographer because it isn’t visible from the Teton Park Road and it takes a short hike through fairly thick sagebrush to get to it. Good directions to the tree are available in a thread in a Yellowstone Net forum, but I wanted to supplement those directions with GPS coordinates and a Google Earth view. Hence this post.

After finding the tree on a September 2008 trip to the Tetons and Yellowstone, I used a DIY GPS receiver with my Nikon D3 to pinpoint the exact location of the tree. I’ll describe the GPS gadget in another post. You can set these coordinates in any of the common GPS receivers to find the tree: 43° 47′ 0″ N, 110° 41′ 51″ W.

Here’s a photo of the Old Patriarch framed using PrintEXIF v3.1. The GPS information is displayed, and the photo is a link, so you can click on the photo to see a Google Earth view of where it was taken.

Old Patriarch Tree

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PrintEXIF Script v3.0

PrintEXIF, a Photoshop script that started as an adaptation of a script I found on a DPReview forum, has taken on a life of its own. For those unfamiliar with PrintEXIF, the script was written (in JavaScript) to prepare an image for display on the Web by “framing” the image and “printing” its EXIF information (shooting data) into the bottom of the frame. Why do this? When photographs are posted on photography forums, forum readers frequently ask, “What aperture and shutter speed did you use?”, “What ISO?”, “Which lens and what focal length?” You get the idea. So to answer those questions, PrintEXIF can be used to put that information into the photograph itself.
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