Yesterday while working with Dale, who purchased my Business of Real Estate Photography e-book, and was trying to use the branding box HTML that is in the book, I discovered that the newest 1.4 version of Slideshow Pro for Lightroom broke my branding box HTML code. This is the trouble with writing HTML for someone else's product
Using HTML to put a branding box on the top of Slideshow Pro slide shows always felt a little involved to me. That's probably why not many photographers have used the technique. This is what the HTML branding box looked like.
The current version of Slideshow Pro has the ability to put what it calls a "logo" (GIF or JPG) above the slide show. And if you just create a rectangular banner in Photoshop that's the same width as the slide show it works well as a branding box. Just put all the branding information in this rectangular JPG and you can add a link if you want. Here is an example of what using a JPG branding box above the slide show (I have not added a link to the JPG). This technique is much easier for most photographers than using the HTML branding box. In Lightroom you just enable the header feature by clicking the Header check-box, add a URL that points to the header JPG or GIF (this header graphic has to be uploaded to some online location so you can point to it), minimize the space between the header and the slide show and you are done.
Since I'm in the process of doing an update for the Business of Real Estate Photography e-book I've decided to incorporate this JPG branding technique in the e-book replacing the HTML method that was previously in the book.
Update: Dale just told me he got my branding box HTML to work for Slideshow Pro 1.4 so a fix is possible. Here's what Dale's solution looks like.