Lightroom CC Print Module

October 9, 2019

This video is going to go over the
Lightroom Print Module. It’s laid out in the same way the other
modules are. On the left hand side bar are pre-existing elements such as
templates. They have pre-existing templates and you can create your own. You
also have access to collections which makes sense, since you’d probably be
printing from them. In the center is the layout of your current paper and on the right side
bar are a set of panels. The top one is the Layout Style. We’re going to be using
Single Image/Contactsheet. If you use Picture Package, that would be well
suited for things like weddings or school photos. So, we’re going to go back to single image. Right below this is Image Setting and “Zoom to Fill” means the image will fill the
current existing cell size. “Rotate to Fit” works if you are using some
horizontal images and some vertical images “Rotate to Fit” will make sure they all
are in the correct orientation. Then we have Stroke border, if you want to add a
little width to it, you can increase that width and also select a color in
that little box right next to it. Below that is the layout and I’m going to access the
guides just to show you what the layout looks like. You have the ability to set
margins, those margins go onto the pre-existing paper so you want to make
sure that the paper size you’re using has no existing margins and that way you can
custom set them in this panel. Below that we have a page grid, which sets up
multiple rows and/or multiple columns allowing you to print more than one
image on page. The Cell Spacing refers to how much space there is between the
images and you can make that choice if you want to have space between it
vertically or horizontally. We also have the cell size which can be controlled
individually. Below that we have guides, these are non-printing, they just show
you where the edges are. You have choices: you can add in background colors,
you can put your own name on top of the images, for the most part we’re not going
to be using them. We’re rarely going to be using Photo Info, but we are going to be
using this bottom panel called Print Job. You have the choice of printing
either to a printer, depending on which printer you have loaded, or you can print
to a jpg file. For the diptych we will be printing to JPG file. With Printer
you have the choice of the Print Resolution, Sharpening, whether you’re
printing to glossy or matte. Color Management that is where you would load
the profile for your printer. We now go to JPG file. Your final resolution, once
again. Your Print Sharpening, Media type (you don’t have to worry about that too
much), how much compression you want on your JPG. Once again your profile: if
you are going to eventually be using file to print then you’ll want to stay with
ProPhoto RGB or Adobe RGB. If you’re creating this to go online, then you
want to be in sRGB, and generally we use perceptual rendering. At the bottom here we
have a button Print to File, notice that when I change this dialogue to Print then that button changes to printer. The last
part of this is setting up custom page sizes. Over on the left hand side bar,
towards the bottom, you’ll see page setup and you click on your paper size, go down to
Manage Custom Sizes. You can click to create a new one. It’ll come up untitled
you want to name it and it’s always good to double check that these are done
correctly because you never know if the last person actually changed these. The big
thing that you want to do is zero out all these bottom margins. That gives you the
ability to control it on that right hand side bar and then simply say okay. You’ll
notice that it’s listed there click OK, the paper then changes and those are the basics. If you’ve selected more images than will fit on one page you’ll actually see it
listed down towards the bottom right side and you’ll see page 1 of however
many you’re using and that’s the Print Module.

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