What you’re seeing here is SlideShowPro’s SlidePress, a WordPress plug-in that uses SlideShowPro to display images drawn from content management systems such as – in this case – SlideShowPro’s Director.
As noted above, it is a WordPress plug-in. Set-up was almost entirely through WordPress’s Plugins section and it went right first time – always a good start. The only thing I had to upload was an up-to-date copy of the SlideShowPro swf file.
To add a slideshow to a post such as this is a quick job. You just click the plug-in’s button in WordPress’s Edit Post toolbar, and then tell SlidePress which set of images to load. Here I pointed it to Director, but you can also draw images from Flickr or other data feeds. Publish the post and you’re done.
Each slideshow or “gallery” can have its own styling. Always in WordPress – you never have to mess around with Flash – you click an “Edit Style Settings” button and then gain access to all SlideShowPro’s parameters. So you can choose effects such as the Ken Burns panning here, or configure the navigation buttons to prevent full screen use. You can even set image sharpening through WordPress.
To gain an idea of the workflow from Lightroom, you’d use SlideShowPro’s export plug-in to send pictures to Director, and then compose your post. That easy.
And apart from SlideShowPro being pretty slick, it’s also free if you’ve got already got SlideShowPro Player. Flash has taken a bit of a knocking over the last year (I’d be interested to know what iphone/pad users see here), but I’m very impressed.