Photoshop Lightroom 1.0 Flash Gallery Tips and Tricks #15: Working in Advanced Mode
I’ve posted a bit of info in Tips #9 about advanced mode, here I’ll break down that panel a bit more and describe what each control does. To re-iterate, Advanced mode has been described as an experimental, unsupported feature. This appears to be accurate, as many of the controls do not “live preview” inside the app, and you’ll often need to “preview in browser” to see the effects of the settings. I personally find it more efficient to export a gallery first, and then edit the xml files. This way I can immediately “refresh” the preview and see the effects, without having to wait for the preview to be generated each time I make a tweak to a setting in the panels. That said, the panel controls can be very handy if you are exporting multiple galleries and already know the setting you want to apply.