I have been looking through forums for months and have not found a solution to my question.
I am a wedding photographer and need to design book layouts, the major problem I have in Lightroom is that I cannot design books to the specific sizes my printer needs, instead am given the option of books only available on Blurb.
How can I set my own customised size So I can layout my books in Lightroom?
Hi Khalid Moon,
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No help, as all people are stating the same as me. same question no answer.
Hi Khalid Moon,
Check this link for more details - BOOK Create custom page layouts? - Lightroom Forums
I cannot design books to the specific sizes my printer needs,
Not possible in Lightroom!!
Try other software from a book/album printer.
Lightroom only uses page sizes as provided by Blurb ( as in the Book module- Book Settings Panel)
You can see:
I have applied this method to create my own templates using page sizes different from the standard pages included in Lightroom.
The procedure is not user friendly, but it is possible to make it work.
Now with 7.5 and ability to make custom layouts, the book module has gotten more attractive. But the critical feature of custom book sizes for own or non-Blurb printing is still missing. Please add custom book size to LR, please... I would just love to be able to do own fineart printing on quality paper for page sizes that fit the many options for own binding. Please.
Fully agree! This would be a great addition to LR. I would also like to be able to design my own custom albums with custom sizes. Ideally even print them from LR.
Did you ever find a way to do it?
Any workaround on this?
My thoughts are-
Choose a Book Page size that is as close as possible to your desired Page RATIO (eg. 11x13 might suit A4), Export the Book to JPEG, then trim the JPG files to your exact page requirements.
(For Blurb printing from Lr- no work-arounds!)
are you saying that i can't make a pdf book of any custom size? ...just on the 8 options available ? .... in 2020 .... on lightroom ? .... is this normal? ....whaaaat ?
I sympathize, I am saying only what I know as another user of Lr-Classic! We are not Adobe here in this 'Community' forum.
"... is this normal?" Well that is just how it is. Lr-Classic has the primary purposes of Library Data management and raw interpreter/editor. I believe the Book module was added in v4 to promote sales. Adobe would probably like you to use Adobe In Design if you are a 'serious' book creator.
You will get Adobe people seeing your post at the "feedback" forum- For example:
ahhhh .... ok! ....so many forums and so many community suport "things".... that ...mistakes are made !:) thanks for the info!
meanwhile .... "added in v4 to promote sales" ... thats considered a bad move i think! ...and the "overlap" of "functionality" on 9 thousand apps and webservices and others ..... is just a big mess (in my opinion)! one cliente ...one product its not a thing ...just saying!
I am also a bit frustrated that LrC does not include this option natively. I live outside US and using Blurb is too expensive, and I would like to fit the layout to the local available sizes. I will use the workaround to choose the closest size and trim later.
Free choice Book Page Size still remains a limitation in LrC and the best you can do is set the Book to JPEG in the Book Settings panel. You then get a couple more page size options than the Blurb Photo book. Choose a size that is close to the page RATIO you want.
Note with JPEG, (even choosing 5x8in 13x20cm) you can then set Resolution and Quality that would suit your book page size.