OK, technically there is a way to do what I’m going to propose (but only in Lightroom Classic, and even then, it’s kind of a pain), but this is something so simple and something I’ve had people ask me many times if it’s possible to do in Lightroom. What is this request?

An easy way to add white space around our image

In Photoshop, this is literally a couple of clicks in the Canvas Size dialog box (shown above). I can add a 1″ border, or 2″ (as seen above) or 10″ to any side or all sides in just a couple of clicks. Why can’t we have something like that in Lightroom?

I want to go from this…. (edge to edge image)..
To this…adding a simple white border, without having to use the Print Module (and of course, Lightroom Cloud has no print module, so you can’t do this at all there).

Now, if you have Lightroom Classic, and you understand how to use the Print Module pretty well, you could technically do this, but you’d have to either: (a) create a custom paper size if you want the white border to extend outside your image without shrinking the physical dimensions of your photo down, or (b) you’d have to make your image smaller than it’s original size to reveal a white border, and anyway you look at it — it’s not as simple and easy as what you can do in Photoshop in just a couple of clicks.

Here’s hoping this is something the Lightroom team might consider adding.

My Canon EOS R6 “err 70” issue

If you caught my post about my camera problem during last week’s airshow shoot with my new camera and lens, I think I may have found a solution (at least, I’m hoping this is it). Here’s the link to my post about it.

Have a great weekend everybody!


P.S. Let me know if in the comments if this “adding canvas size” feature is something you’d like to see added to Lightroom.