Book module Photo Borders in Book Module

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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.

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