I use the Book module and export the resulting pages to jpeg files. Any text (text field, page caption, photo caption) is rasterized when zooming to 1:1 on the exported jpeg file. The pattern on the font edges is sharp without any smoothing (only black or white pixels, no shades on edges). In the printed pictures one can still see this pattern, it is really ugly. I never saw this when usig photoshop or any of those simple online programs for preparing photobooks.
In the "Book Settings" I set the same resolution as I use for printing by Blurb-like printing companies, e.g., 400ppi/dpi. Of course, the "solution" would be to set much higher ppi in the "Book Settings". But then propably the export sharpening does not work properly.
how does one get the fonts in the font drop down menu to display in the actual font? Right now, all I see is the list displayed in a default font and it's very hard to tell what the fonts really look like.
I am in the process of making a photobook using Lightroom and discovered when I reached page 240 that I couldn't add any additional pages, much to my surprise. I was surprised because I knew from Blurb's website that the limit for standard paper is 440 pages and mistakenly assumed that this limit would also apply within Lightroom. I did more research online and found many others being surprised by this limitation after spending hours and days on a photo book. I will likely work around this by exporting from Lightroom to .jpg and uploading to Blurb, but that will take extra time and effort and reduces the appeal of using Lightroom to create a Blurb book. I had also tried exporting from Lightroom to .pdf only to find that the .pdf format exported by Lightroom is not compatible with the requirements of Blurb.
I am trying to up load a 40 page 12" x 12" photo book to Blurb from the book module in Lightroom 4.2. It renders the pages and then having rendered the cover gets stuck, about 50% to 60% through the process. None of the photographs are starred or colour coded. I have uploaded successfully from this iMac in the last few weeks.
I'm having issues with Lightroom 4.3 not exporting to pdf from the "Book" module. I've cleared my library and re-imported the images back in and placed them on the book ready to export to pdf but when I click export it says "Exporting book to pdf" in the top-left but nothing shows on the progress bar? I've resized all of the images to be 6MB TIFF files as this worked for me on a pdf I did yesterday.
I have previously used the book module to set up a photo book. During the time I was working with it, I would switch over to the develop module to make adjustments to pictures and then come back and continue working on the book. I have since decided not to use that book and cleared it out.
Now, something has changed (and I can't figure out what). I'll go into the book module and place some pictures into a book. However, if I leave the book module and come back, all updates to my book are gone and I am shown an empty book. Another odd thing that is happening though is that the pictures in the film strip along the bottom of the screen still show a number above them indicating that they have been used in a book. But I can't access or find that book anywhere.
In Lightroom 4, all my photos are currently sitting in the Library Module in Raw form so none have been exported into jpg form. When I do Auto Layout into the Book Module, it imports all my photos which are currently Raw. Should I before I do Auto Layout in Book Module save them in the Develop Module as JPGs? If I can do Auto Layout with raw photos (and then send onto Blurb), would I lose any detail in the photos by not saving them to a Jpg first? Does Lightroom 4 recognize a difference between jpg and raw files in Book Module?
Putting a book together with the LR4 book module - incredibly my first time as a) have been too used to iPhoto books, and b) have been negligent in making books PERIOD. That aside I just want to make sure I am interpreting the Page Bleed guides correctly. If I understand properly displaying the Page Bleed shows the area of the image that will be chopped off during book production to produce a nice, clean full bleed final product. And so to that end with the Page Bleed guides active I should ensure that any image detail that I want to ensure does NOT get clipped should be INSIDE those bleed guides.
I'd hate to go through all this, spend the money and time, and realize too late I blew it.
I'm trying to design an album in Lightroom for the first time, and am looking for very clean layouts with lots of white space for wedding albums. I found a template with two vertical images that I liked a lot, but all the options available have some sort of funky black outline around them! I can't believe they didn't just include one of the same without an outline. They really need to have the ability to develop your own templates!!
I have just completed a 169 page book and am getting ready to send it off to Blurb. I'd like to create a book from a portion of the pages in the first book. Can save two separate books, one a shortened version of the other?
Did Adobe really miss out on an absolutely fundamental requirement in the book module? I finished my book, went to add page numbers to do the location index, but can't find anything that would automate it. Do I really have to fat finger page numbers? If so you've got to be kidding. Books require page numbering. How could they be so ridiculous as to miss this important function? I'll see if I can take the time to rebuild the book in Blurb's bookify.
I'm currently editing a photo book in the new Book Module in Lightroom 4. I have added some background graphic to the cover of my book and it looks fine in thumbnails. In the preview however the graphic is horizontally mirrored and overlaps with the title. This is the first book I make with Lightroom and I would like to know which rendering I should trust before ordering the book.
I created a book with 75 or so photos using Lightroom 5.3. Everything is ok and all done - but I forgot that my display is overbright so that I can see things clearly. On single images, I usually increase brightness and contrast in the print module before saving off a single file to print. I don't want to do this to all the 75 images one at a time. is there a way to adjust the brightness/contrast in the book module... kind of in a batch?
If not, what does the print adjustment equal to in the develop module? For example, I have found through testing, that if I go with +67 brightness and +51 contrast in the print module, it compensates any and all photos that I have developed in the develop module with my overbright display.
I've completed a book and want to make sure that when I return to it, the pictures which will appear only if the edits I made at the time I published the book. I find a "create virtual copy" option when first saving a book, but am a bit befuddled as to how to ensure the book is associated with the correct copy of the photo upon subsequent saves.
Other than the cover template, there doesn't seem to be any page template that allows you to put type directly over a photo -- which can be a useful graphic technique. I know I could do it in Photoshop, and import it into Lightroom, but that wouldn't allow for easy chages in text type or color, etc. and would be an interruption of the book module's workflow. It would be nice to be able to add a text box to a page. Can it now be done and I just haven't found the way?
I just spent half a day designing my first book in LR 4. I completed the book a few minutes ago, and it was only then that I realized I don't seem to be able to export as a Jpeg or as a spread--only as a PDF, and then only single pages, so each spread is chopped in half.
LR is supposed to be a pro tool and this book module seems to be acting more like a consumer tool. If I am correct, then the entire module is basically useless to me and I have wasted half a days work, as I'll have to begin all over again in a new program.
I would like to request a feature to export a book module as indd file. I like PDF's but .indd is nice also so we are able to to more in depth layouts.
Having Lightoom being able to manage all your pictures and book layouts would be nice, alot of things can be done in one application.
Another Feature: Using Lightoom as book layout management.
Being able to send a page(s) of the book from lightroom into InDesign to do indepth layout and editing, then being able to send it back into lightroom Almost similar to how you can send a photo from LR in Photoshop to do indepth editing and then send it back into lightroom.
This could and will ease the workflow of book management and layout design. So lightroom will not only be able to manage photos, but also indesign and book layouts. [URL]....
I'm unable to upload my photo book to Blurb. I sent the almost identical book two weeks ago without issue. I have since made a few minor changes and now I cannot upload. I've tried 5 times, with and without a Cover Page, and it hangs about mid-way through the upload.
As I review photos clicking on their thumbnails in the book module's film strip on the bottom of the screen I can't seem to find a way to have (1) the name of the photo file displayed and (2) the name of folder where the photo file resides.
In Bridge one has the option to have up to 4 lines of customer-selected information displayed below each thumbnail.
Is there a way do do something similar in Lightroom 4.1 ? How can I view the file name and the name of the folder where it resides as I select the image in the film strip ?
I saw a video about customizing a layout in the book module. I need to replicate a layout used for story boards. see attached. I found some pages that have a grid of photos. Is there any way to start from scratch or edit a multi photo page? I'd like the text elements as well. This would be an amazing time saver in preparing a story board book.
I have made a book in the book module and was really looking forward to send it to Blurb for printing. I push the "Send book to Blurb... " button but nothing happens. I have tried to export to PDF and JPEG aswell, but nothing. I am Connected to internet, I have an account at Blurb but no reaction. Are there any settings I have missed or are there any bugs that prevents me from exporting? Do Blurb ship to Norway or is that the problem?