Upgrading to SimpleViewer Pro

SimpleViewer-Pro supports advanced customization options, no branding, unlimited images and more. To upgrade your TTG Simpleviewer engine to SimpleViewer-Pro, do the following:

Purchase and download SimpleViewer-Pro.

Replace the /svcore/ folder in the ttg_simpleviewer.lrwebengine package with the one from the Pro download. To do this:

Copy the /svcore/ folder from /web/svcore/ in the Pro download folder.

Paste it to the ttg_simpleviewer.lrwebengine package, replacing the existing svcore folder. It's probably a good idea to remove the original /svcore/ folder before copying in the Pro version.

Replace the /svcore/ folder

The location of the ttg_simpleviewer.lrwebengine package depends upon your operating system:

On Mac: Users/username/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Web Galleries/ [Note: To browse inside the package, use ctrl-click and select “Show Package Contents”]

On Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Adobe\Lightroom\Web Galleries\ [Note: the “Application Data” folder is usually hidden. You must enable “show hidden folders” in the folder options before you can browse to it.]

On Windows Vista & Windows 7: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom\Web Galleries\ [Note: the “AppData” folder is usually hidden. You must enable “show hidden folders” in the folder options before you can browse to it.]

Restart Lightroom. Any galleries you create from now on will be Pro. To verify success, check that the “SimpleViewer” badge no longer appears in the lower-right corner of your new galleries.

Take note, the TTG SimpleViewer engine will only ever offer options permitted by the SimpleViewer free version. To customize Pro galleries created with the TTG SimpleViewer engine, open the published gallery with the svBuilder-Pro application.

Using SimpleViewer-Pro with TTG CE2 Auto Index

TTG SimpleViewer already imbues your SimpleViewer gallery with auto indexing support for use with TTG Auto Index and TTG Pages. Easy!

But if you’re using SimpleViewer-Pro, you may want to setup the Back button as a way of providing return navigation back to your gallery index.

In the svBuilder-Pro application, under Customize, access the “Back Button” options. Enable the “Show Back Button” check-box.

Create a Back button with svBuilder-Pro

“Back Button URL” may be set as a relative or absolute URL to which the browser will be taken when the button is clicked; otherwise, the default value of “null” will cause the page to go back one page in the browser history (which should land you on the auto index page). In most cases, the “null” value should suffice.

Other options allow you to customize the appearance of the button, so make the button to your liking, then Save the gallery from the Publish tab.

Having originally created your gallery with TTG SimpleViewer, the autoindex.xml file necessary for auto indexing will already be in place; svBuilder-Pro should retain that file when republishing your gallery, so there should be no problem.

If using TTG Auto Index CE, copy the entire folder containing your SimpleViewer-Pro gallery into the auto index folder on your server, as described in the TTG CE2 Auto Index documentation.

If using TTG Pages, copy the entire folder containing your SimpleViewer-Pro gallery into the /galleries/ folder on your server, as described in the TTG CE2 Pages documentation.

Using SimpleViewer-Pro with TTG Stage CE

SimpleViewer Pro in TTG Stage

Using TTG Stage CE and SimpleViewer-Pro is exactly the same as when using the free version of SimpleViewer. As usual, follow the instructions as displayed in TTG Stage CE. The gist of it is this:

After republishing your gallery from svBuilder-Pro, rename the gallery folder “simpleviewer”, then move that folder inside the folder exported with TTG Stage CE.

Loading your page into a browser, you should find that your SimpleViewer-Pro gallery is now embedded into your page created by TTG Stage CE, including your site header, navigation menu, etc.

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