Impressions: The Filmist Preset Collection by Seim Effects

Over time, the threads had kept me bound to Lightroom over the years had frayed, snapped or been severed. One of the last was the VSCO Film presets, professional-grade simulations of olden film stocks. These were discontinued in early 2019, though, alongside VSCO’s pivot away from the professional photo market and toward teenage “VSCO girls”. […]

July 2019 Updates for Backlight 2

New updates are now available for Backlight 2, and its Cart, Client Response, Theater and WP Theme add-ons, including new and improved applications of lazy-loading, a new Panoramic presentation in Theater, much improved URL handling How-to: Installing Updates in Backlight 2 Highlights below. Backlight 2.0.10 Adds protection of rendition directories during creation and within Update […]

Update 2.0.9: The One with Lazy-loading!

Backlight 2.0.9 is now available! In this update, we introduce lazy-loading of thumbnails in photo albums, and numerous other improvements. Lazy-loading improves page speed by loading only those image thumbnails currently visible in the browser, and the next images just out of view. As the page is scrolled, upcoming images are loaded on demand. Lazy-loading […]

Update: Backlight 2.0.8

Backlight 2.0.8 and WP Theme Add-on 2.0.3 are now available. In the WordPress theme, Fancybox support has been much improved for in-post image galleries, bringing photo presentations in line with those created using pangolin-album. The Backlight 2 update includes a variety of improvements and fixes, including reinstating of master access credentials, cross-links between albums and […]

Reorder Photos in Backlight 2.0.7

Announced in our most recent newsletter, Backlight 2.0.7 allows photo reordering within Backlight’s admin. This change further empowers users to manage their images galleries without Lightroom, from directly within Backlight’s own publisher. Here’s a quick video demonstration of the new feature in action: Updating to 2.0.7 from earlier versions of Backlight 2 is easy! How-to: […]

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