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How To: Create A Lightbox

With so many images added to Lobster every day, it is an incredible resource when you are looking to explore different styles and techniques. To collect a group of images to use later as a resource for your photography, why not create a lightbox! Lightboxes are private collections of images and videos that can be…

With so many images added to Lobster every day, it is an incredible resource when you are looking to explore different styles and techniques.
To collect a group of images to use later as a resource for your photography, why not create a lightbox!

Lightboxes are private collections of images and videos that can be added to, edited, or shared anytime.

How do I create a Lightbox?

Step 1: 

Log in and access the menu on the top right-hand side ( on smartphones or tablets this will look like 3 lines stacked on top of each other, for everything else this will simply look like an arrow pointing down)
From here click on lightboxes – this will take you to this screen:

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Step 2:
Creating a new lightbox
The default lightbox that loads on this page is your “Favourite” images
To create something new click on “Lightboxes” – a menu will appear with a box for ‘Lightbox Name” and a plus symbol. Type the name you would like to give your lightbox and then click the plus symbol and your lightbox will be created!

How do I add content to my lightbox?


Easy – search whatever images you would like to add.
For example, I am creating a “Trees” lightbox, so I have searched trees like this:

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To add an image to my Trees lightbox I just need to go to Add to Lightbox and then select Trees

Once I’ve added it to the lightbox, the name of the lightbox has turned to a darker colour to let me know the image has been added.
I can view this lightbox anytime by heading to “Lightboxes” in my profile drop-down menu.

Sharing A Lightbox

Sharing lightboxes is a great way to share ideas when working on a project or collaboration, or just to show everyone what style you are enjoying at the moment or a technique you wish to try.

To share a lightbox, head to the Lightbox in your profile and click “Get Public Link” like this:

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Once the link is generated you can share the lightbox with anyone!
If you want to check what it looks like before you share it, just click on the eye symbol here in orange:

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Have more questions?
Ask us here or join our Lobster Community on Facebook to start a discussion or ask other contributors for advice on different techniques.

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