• Welcome to the Lightroom Queen Forums! We're a friendly bunch, so please feel free to register and join in the conversation. If you're not familiar with forums, you'll find step by step instructions on how to post your first thread under Help at the bottom of the page. You're also welcome to download our free Lightroom Quick Start eBooks and explore our other FAQ resources.
  • The August 2019 Lightroom updates are now available. Lightroom Classic includes advanced GPU support, batch HDR/pano merge and more. Lightroom (cloud-based service) has deleted photos on the desktop/mobile apps, as well as video support and batch metadata editing on Android. The Missing FAQ and Edit Like a Pro eBooks are already updated for the changes.
  • Stop struggling with Lightroom! There's no need to spend hours hunting for the answers to your Lightroom Classic questions. All the information you need is in Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ!

    To help you started, there's a series of easy tutorials to guide you through a simple workflow. As you grow in confidence, the book switches to a conversational FAQ format, so you can quickly find answers to advanced questions. And better still, the eBooks are updated for every release, so it's always up to date.

Book module Photo Borders in Book Module

Joined
Dec 23, 2012
Messages
48
Lightroom Experience
Intermediate
Lightroom Version
Lightroom Version
Classic 8.2
Operating System
Windows 10
It has been a while since I used the Book Module and after updating Lightroom Classic today I was excited to see some features added to it that I've wanted to have for a long time. I quickly downloaded the update to the FAQ book on Lightroom Classic and read up on these new features to add cells and modify their size and placement. I also see that photos can now have borders.

Does anyone know if there is a way to add borders to ALL existing photo cells and set the size of them? The default is too thick for my taste and I would like to have borders on all my pictures, but adding that manually be clicking the option each time and changing the point size seems like more work than it needs to be.

Thanks!
 
Joined
Nov 27, 2013
Messages
1,152
Location
Queensland
Lightroom Experience
Intermediate
Lightroom Version
Classic 8
It is possible to put a simple 'Stroke' border around all photos-
Except when- the page template used fills the page with the photo. So you need page space around image cells.
One other problem is that the 'Stroke' is applied to the CELL and not the IMAGE.
You can select ALL photo cells from the menu-
12364


Then tick the box to apply a Border- You have Color and Width to set:
12365


An example where photos with empty space around the cells- the stroke is applied to ALL cells, and one single photo and one page where the photos do not 'fill' the cells.-
12366


For 'multi image' page templates- You can select multiple photo cells by holding [CTRL] as you click on each photo.

If you want to get 'fancy' or decorative with photo borders, there a a couple of 'Creative' page templates within Lightroom, but I found it necessary to edit the photos for the Book in an external editor (Photoshop, NIK, xnConvert, etc) to apply any style of border you like, then use these copies in the Book.
A snippet of a NIK Silver Efex Border-
12367
 
Joined
Dec 23, 2012
Messages
48
Lightroom Experience
Intermediate
Lightroom Version
Thank you. I did discover that if you want to add a border to every single photo in the entire album you can do that by first switching to the mode where all the pages are shown and then Select All Photo Cells. Appreciate the quick advice that solved my question.
 
Joined
Nov 27, 2013
Messages
1,152
Location
Queensland
Lightroom Experience
Intermediate
Lightroom Version
Classic 8
Yes, you discovered that [Ctrl+Shift+Alt+A] only selects all the photo cells available in each view mode . (Single Page, Spread, Multi-page)
Like many other 'selection' controls- if you have selected all, and some photos do not need the border, then you can de-select selectively by holding [Ctrl] as you L-click on cells.
 
Top