Upgrading SimpleViewer Templates to Pro

If you use a script or template to create your galleries, you can upgrade it to to Pro by following these instructions. Upgrade the template, create a Pro gallery, then use svBuilder-Pro to configure the gallery.

Upgrading the Photoshop SimpleViewer Script

Before upgrading your PhotoShop script, please ensure you have installed the latest PhotoShop SimpleViewer Script.

To upgrade your Photoshop SimpleViewer Script installation to Pro:

  • Install the latest PhotoShop SimpleViewer Script.
  • Replace the svcore folder in the Photoshop SimpleViewer script folder with the one from the Pro download. To do this:
    • Copy the /web/svcore/ folder from the Pro download folder.
    • Copy it into the /Presets/Scripts/SimpleViewer/ folder inside the PhotoShop application folder, replacing the existing svcore folder.
    • Inside the svcore/js/ folder, rename the 'simpleviewer.js' file to '~simpleviewer.js' and the 'swfobject.js' file to '~swfobject.js'.
  • Restart PhotoShop. Any galleries you create from now on will be Pro.
  • To customize Pro galleries created with the template, open the generated gallery with svBuilder-Pro.

Upgrading the Picasa SimpleViewer Template

To upgrade your Picasa SimpleViewer Template installation to Pro:

  • Replace the svcore folder in the Picasa SimpleViewer template assets folder with the one from the Pro download. To do this:
    • Copy the /web/svcore/ folder from the Pro download folder.
    • Paste it to the /web/templates/simpleviewer_picasa_template/assets/ folder inside the Picasa application folder, replacing the existing svcore folder. [Note for Mac Users: To browse inside the Picasa package, use ctrl-click and select "Show Package Contents"]
  • Restart Picasa. Any galleries you create from now on will be Pro.
  • To customize Pro galleries created with the template, open the generated gallery with svBuilder-Pro.

Upgrading the SimpleViewer Template for Lightroom

Please note that default Lightroom SimpleViewer module does not support SimpleViewer-Pro v2.0. In order to use SimpleViewer-Pro v2.0 with Lightroom, you first need to install the TTG SimpleViewer-2 plugin.

  1. Install the TTG SimpleViewer-2 Template for Adobe Lightroom. Download and install instructions are here.
  2. Upgrade the TTG SimpleViewer-2 Template to use SimpleViewer-Pro:
  • Replace the svcore folder in the ttg_simpleviewer-2.lrwebengine package with the one from the Pro download. To do this:
    • Copy the /web/svcore/ folder from the Pro download folder.
    • Paste it to the ttg_simpleviewer-2.lrwebengine folder, replacing the existing svcore folder. Where this folder is depends on your OS:
      • 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: On Windows, 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 customize Pro galleries created with the template, open the generated gallery with svBuilder-Pro.

Upgrading Adobe Bridge to SimpleViewer-Pro.

To use SimpleViewer-Pro with Adobe Bridge you need to replace the SWF file in the Bridge template folder with the one from the SimpleViewer-Pro download. To do this:

  • Copy the /web/svcore/simpleviewer.swf file from the Pro download folder.
  • Rename it to viewer.swf
  • Overwrite the existing viewer.swf file in the following directory:
    • On Windows: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Bridge CS5 Extensions\Adobe Output Module\mediagallery\resources\airtightgallery\simpleviewer\
    • On Mac: /Library/Application Support/Adobe/Bridge CS5 Extensions/Adobe Output Module/mediagallery/resources/airtightgallery/simpleviewer/
  • Restart Adobe Bridge. Any galleries that you create from now on will be Pro.
  • To customize Pro galleries created with Bridge, open the generated gallery with svBuilder-Pro.

Upgrading Other Templates

For most other templates and plugins, to upgrade to Pro:

  • Replace the SWF file in the template folder with the one from the Pro download. To do this:
    • Copy the /web/svcore/simpleviewer.swf file from the Pro download folder.
    • Search for simpleviewer.swf inside the template folder. Paste the Pro SWF over the existing SWF.
  • Restart the application that uses the template. Any galleries that you create from now on will be Pro.
  • To customize Pro galleries created with the template, open the generated gallery with svBuilder-Pro.