Custom Text Templates
Sep06

Custom Text Templates

Following up to my post last week on custom filename templates, I wanted to share a tip on how to customize the display of text in slide shows, web galleries, and books. The answer is the same for all. The process is very straightforward, although not necessarily intuitive at first glance. The key to understanding the technique is that the unique text for each slide in a slide show or page is stored in the metadata of each photo. This...

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Setting Up Borderless (edge-to-edge) Printing in Lightroom
Aug28

Setting Up Borderless (edge-to-edge) Printing in Lightroom

Here’s how to have your image print right to the edges of the page without a white border.

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How to Make Multi-Photo Layouts For Social Media in Lightroom
Aug21

How to Make Multi-Photo Layouts For Social Media in Lightroom

Hi, everybody! I’m back from a weeklong barnstorming seminar tour on the West Coast, and I had so much fun! Met lots of great folks who read this blog daily; saw some old friends, and make some new ones. It’s so much fun teaching Lightroom and really seeing the lightbulb come on for people – I love it! 🙂 Today we’re looking at how to create layouts for social media, using a feature that’s a bit hidden in...

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Create Custom Print Size for Saving as JPEG
Jul19

Create Custom Print Size for Saving as JPEG

If you need to save out a JPEG version of a print layout for uploading to an online print service, or maybe create a JPEG version for some other reason, then this little tip is for you. Print Job Panel to the Rescue Creating custom print layout sizes is something I’ve seen trip people up.  The problem usually stems from the desired print size not corresponding to an existing printer paper size (such as the desired print being...

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Another Custom Lightroom Photo Album Layout Idea (and free downloadable template)
Mar20

Another Custom Lightroom Photo Album Layout Idea (and free downloadable template)

Hi Gang – I had planned on doing another photo book/print layout last week, but my whole schedule got off with my trip to Philly on Monday, and then the HDR camera thing, and blah, blah, blah, etc. here it is today: This is another 5-photo layout (since Lightroom doesn’t have any 5-photo template), and I give you an alternate layout as well, and a free downloadable preset, too! Here’s how to make your own: And...

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Yet Another Custom Print Layout for Wedding Albums (or whatever)
Mar08

Yet Another Custom Print Layout for Wedding Albums (or whatever)

It’s Wednesday, and time for another custom print layout. This is a six-photo layout with three wide photos, two small tall photos, and one large tall. Of course, I also make the template downloadable, but you should still watch the video (ya know, the whole “teach a man to fish” thing. 🙂 So, here’s how to create your own 6-photo layout: There you have it. Hope you found that helpful. Here’s a link to the template I...

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