Photodex has released a new version of its ProShow Plug-in for Adobe Lightroom. The plug-in helps photographers quickly create video slideshows by removing all the busy-work involved with preparing photos and importing them into a show. The plug-in is completely free and supports both Mac and PC.

The ProShow Plug-in for Lightroom now supports ProShow Web, Photodex's new online slideshow service for professional photographers. ProShow Web instantly creates video slideshows from any Mac or PC. The plug-in makes it quick and simple to upload photos to a new or existing show. Photos are automatically resized and formatted, providing users with the best quality video and faster upload speeds. The plug-in makes it easy to go from Lightroom to ProShow Web in just a few seconds. Great for busy photographers needing a quick and easy way to show off a catalog of images online.

While ProShow Web is free, Premium accounts offer photographers unlimited show creation and sharing in HD for just $150/year. A built-in royalty-free music library and hundreds of drag and drop effects allow photographers to quickly create unique slideshows for their clients on a Mac or PC. Shows can be shared online or downloaded to a computer in HD, up to 1080p.

When exporting to ProShow Producer, the ProShow Plug-in for Lightroom offers additional built-in features that jumpstart show creation and make creating a slideshow easier than ever. The plug-in automatically prepares and exports photos to a folder, creates a basic show containing the photos, and opens the show in Producer. Users can set a number of parameters in the plug-in to help set up the basics of their slideshow. Options for selecting transitions, motions effects, photo borders and adding captions from metadata are all supported in the plug-in. Users can also select from presets that automatically create shows that can be fine-tuned in Producer.

The ProShow Plug-in for Lightroom is free and can be downloaded directly from the Adobe Lightroom Exchange website. The plug-in is Mac and PC compatible and works with Lightroom 2.0 or newer. Export support for ProShow Producer is PC only. For more information please visit the Photodex website.