Have you ever had an experience where you're looking and looking for an answer to a problem and no matter what you try, you still can't find a solution? And then all of the sudden, when you've stopped looking, the solution falls right into your lap? Well, that happened to me when I was looking for a way to easily get my Adobe Lightroom catalog of well over 100,000 images onto the web so that I could share the photos with clients and students in my classes.
Out of the blue I received an e-mail from a daily deal type of service for photographers promoting a software service called Mosaic View, which allows you to install a piece of software on your computer that hooks into your Lightroom installation. From that point on (and depending on the level of service you're signed up for), JPEG images representing the preview images that Lightroom generates for your files will be automatically uploaded to Mosaic's website. And as you probably know, once the images are on the web, they're accessible from almost anywhere. Everything you do to an image in Lightroom (brighten it, crop it, saturate it, etc.) is automatically reflected on the image stored on the web.
Once the images are synchronized with the Mosaic site all you have to do is sign in with your login credentials and you're …
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