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Photoshop Lightroom 1.0 Flash Gallery Tips and Tricks #14: Put a graphic in the header

Photoshop Lightroom 1.o will let you put a custom graphic/identity plate in the header of a Flash gallery. But, sometimes it is hard to tell how it will be scaled. Here’s some info on that. The gallery header can contain a graphic that is up to 46 pixels tall, and up to 600 pixels wide. If you have a long string of text in the right side of the header, it can cause the text on the right to truncate if the browser window is small, and when this happens the baseline of the text shifts downwards a bit (bug). So if you use a really wide graphic, make sure to preview it in a browser window at the smallest size that the gallery will fluidly scale down to (about 650 pixels wide). Note that you can put a .jpg, gif, or PNG graphic in there, or a SWF. To do this manually you’d edit a line of text in the style.xml file of an exported Flash gallery:

<pageTitleImg visible=”true” src=”bin/images/myheadergraphic.swf”/>

Note that it appears that galleries hosted on certain web servers, and then on some end-user machines have a problem loading images when a graphic is in the header. I’ve posted some additional info about that here

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