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How to Get a Custom Print Layout Into Lightroom’s Book Module

Ever since I started posting these custom print templates, I’ve been getting questions about how to take these layouts (once you’re done putting images into the layouts) , so I thought I’d do a short video about it.

NOTE: if you’re not doing Wedding albums, watch till the end of the video where I use the exact same layout for a travel photo book. These layouts can be used for any topics.

Hope that helps. 🙂

If you’re in Boston or Philly…
I’m inviting you to come out and spend the day with me as I kick off my new Lightroom On Tour full-day seminar. It’s just $99 (including a detailed workbook), and it’s 100% guaranteed — if it’s not the best Lightroom seminar you’ve ever attended, at any price, we’ll refund your ticket right on the spot! I’m in Boston on Friday, March 10th, and Philly on Monday the 13th. Come on out – we’ll have a blast! Details and tickets are here.



P.S. My next seminar stops after that are Chicago on April 10th and then the Detroit area on April 11th . If you’re up that way, I hope you’ll come join me. 






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  3. Nigel 3 March, 2017 at 22:07 Reply

    Thanks for expanding your tips to cover these additional Lightroom modules. It is a shame that you have to explain something like this though because Lightroom really should have a Book module that allows you to create pages like your examples simply and easily. The Book module has been neglected for so long I think we have all become accustomed to dealing with its inadequacies. To think that Adobe, the same company that produces InDesign and Acrobat etc has a book publishing module in Lightroom that is so bad it makes Microsoft PowerPoint look sophisticated must be embarrassing I would have thought. I am assuming a lot of the development resource is going in to the mobile apps but unless the desktop app keeps moving forward someone will catch up and take over Lightroom someday soon. I am not asking for InDesign built in to Lightroom but being able to align photos and space them evenly etc is pretty basic stuff.

    • Jim Arco 4 March, 2017 at 07:54 Reply

      AGREE, AGREE, Agree….
      it has always been absolutely maddening to me that Adobe requires this extra step to do anything beyond “canned” layouts in Lightroom. Because I cannot design an album layout, and because I have to use the same workaround for any meaningful text work, I am forced to do my albums in some other non-Adobe software.
      I seriously doubt this is a development issue, but perhaps a fear on Adobe’s part that someone might use Lightroom, instead of using InDesign.
      Maybe Adobe could, at least, give us a way to design our own album pages (maybe even using InDesign?)

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