I have made a number of photo books using Lightroom's Book module, featuring mostly my own photographs. More recently, I am working on magazines and photobooks that showscase images made by different photographers, using different cameras and lenses.
To this effect, I use the Book module's photo text feature to pull metadata automatically from a given picture, to display, information like who took it, with which camera and lense, at what focal length, etc. For photos that span the entire width of the page, it looks good. However, for photos that are not full bleed, the photo text is flush the respective photo border.
To my eye, this doesn't look good and it's not really usable. I am aware that the vertical offset can be adjusted, but what about the horizontal offset for the photo text, to control the horizontal distance from the left or the right, depending on the text alignment?
I am attaching a screenshot to show the issue. In the main issue, notice the photo text with the metadata touching the right margin of the photo. I have not been able to find a way to space it out a bit. Even if editing the text, adding spaces doesn't actually do anything. I can't even add tabs in there to create extra space from the margin.
So any chances that horizontal offset can be added to have flexibility in such scenarios?
So I have found an answer and solution to my question. What I described as photo text horizontal offset exists already in the book module in the form of cell padding. It is not very intuitive, but if you make sure to select the Photo Text cell and then go to the Cell panel, you will be able to adjust Left and Right padding of the text only to allow for the breathing room needed from the edge of the photo.
Before posting my original question here, I did attempt to adjust the padding in various w