User Judith Nicholls has been frustrated with the lack of formatting in Lightrooms Web module. As I read over the posts I realised that I had posted about this very topic a long time ago. You can see the post over at Lightroom-news.com. Now a lot of the information is based on a much older version of Lightroom, but the inherent principle is the same: An unsupported method of formatting in the caption box.
Let’s see how to apply this to the current Caption box.
First go to Image info in the HTML Gallery in Web.
Click on “Custom Settings” beside Caption and choose Edit
Begin by entering the following text: <ag:formatted></ag:formatted> into the text box of the Text Template Editor.
Any proper XML (not pure HTML) entered between these tags will be rendered. Use <strong></strong> for bold text and <emp></emp>for italic text. To create a new line use <br />
. You need to use this from of br because of the way XML works.
Here’s a template I’ve created:
And here’s how it looks:
Hopefully this will help in the quest for tidy Metadata in Web. Like I mentioned, this is unsupported and may vanish from Lightroom at any time, but it is working for now.