Print pics at mutiple sizes
George Cairns shows you how to use the Template browser to create a range of print layouts, or create one from scratch by modifying cells
Learn how to set up templates so you can print pictures at different sizes in Lightroom
The Print module’s Template browser is packed with preset templates that enable you to duplicate and resize a photo (or a selection of images) so that you can produce a Picture Package containing prints with a range of sizes. You can also print a collection of photos in the Filmstrip as a series of thumbnails, courtesy of one of Lightroom’s Contact Sheet presets. In the Layout Style panel you also have the option to create a Custom Layout, which is handy if you need to print a range of sizes that aren’t available in the Template browser.
Lightroom’s layout templates place your photos in cells. These cells can be manually dragged into any position on the page so you can easily change the layout of a Picture Package. You can also manually resize individual cells and set the enclosed photo to zoom to fill the cell or shrink to preserve the original composition of the image. You can also rotate cells to suit a photo’s aspect ratio.
We’ll show you how to use the Cells panel to create a custom template from scratch and produce a unique print layout containing different-sized and -shaped prints. You can save your customized layout as a new template so that you can print it at any time without having to tinker with the size, shape and position of the cells in the layout.
The mission ● Set up a reusable template for custom print sizes Time ● 15 minutes Skill level ● Beginner ● Intermediate ● Advanced Kit needed ● Lightroom