June 22nd, 2011 by ariana
In my first collection that includes an album, I use the Finao Self mount (Eements) albums:
Self mount just means that you order the prints from your own lab and then mount them in the album via peel and stick. The album is 8×8 and square, and you don’t want people to have to turn the album to see the vertical vs landscape images, so the simplest way to accomplish that is to do create and order from your lab an 8×8 print with a 5×7 image on it. For those of you having a hard time visualizing, here is what it sort of looks like:
To create these 8×8 prints I used to use photoshop and run an action, but I recently realized how EASY it is to do this right in Lightroom! Here’s how:
I also am making available for download the album print templates for the LR print module that I showed you on the video. You can download them from here:
How to install
Unzip the folder.
Go to the print module in Lightroom and from the Template Browser on the left click the little plus sign and create a new template (name it anything you want, you can delete it later). Right click on your new template and choose “Show in Explorer” (Win) or “Show in Finder” (Mac) which will give you the correct folder to drop the UNZIPPED Album Prints folder into. DO NOT drop the zipped folder, you must unzip and drop that folder in the correct directory.
Mac users that folder should be somewhere like here: user/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Lightroom/Print Templates
Win users: C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom\Print Templates\Album Prints
IMPORTANT: You must close and restart lightroom for the new print templates to appear (they should now be in a folder called “Album Prints” in your template browser!)
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