P: In the Export dialog, provide the option to add a simple borders

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 16, 2011 Jun 16, 2011

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In the Export dialog, provide the option to add a border. Nothing fancy - any colour so long as it's black - and give control over its width in pixels. And of course, make sure too that it is added after any sharpening.

People simply shouldn't need to rely on plug-ins for this, not after 3 versions of the program.

John

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Mentor ,
Jun 16, 2011 Jun 16, 2011

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If you're going to do any width, why not any color?
If you're going to do any color, why not any texture?
If you're going to do any texture, why not any gradient?
If you're going to do any gradient, why not bevels and other treatments?

I'm just trying to get ahead on the feature request timeline here. 😉

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 16, 2011 Jun 16, 2011

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I admit, I've gone for the minimum I think necessary!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 16, 2011 Jun 16, 2011

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It would be handy John but I do add borders to jpegs through the print module anyway so don't see it as a high priority.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 16, 2011 Jun 16, 2011

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And then you have a big white border too.

I'd suggest that it's one of a number of basic features that should be a priority but whose continued absence from LR has led us to reduce our expectations....

John

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LEGEND ,
Jun 17, 2011 Jun 17, 2011

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Good idea, but I'd allow to select the colour.

Having said that I'd rather see basic things like a missing keyboard flow control for the temporary eraser brush fixed. It would be trivial to fix in particular in comparison to requests like this one.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 17, 2011 Jun 17, 2011

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I think they're both in the same category of "basic features that should be a priority but whose continued absence from LR has led us to reduce our expectations.... "

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LEGEND ,
Jun 24, 2011 Jun 24, 2011

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If you have Photoshop select the edge of your frame and stroke it. You can control if the stroke goes inside, outside or in the center of the selection. You can also control the hardness of the stroke with the feather setting.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 24, 2011 Jun 24, 2011

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Oh John, I did vote for it!!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 24, 2011 Jun 24, 2011

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Thanks, I know. The point of my request is that Lightroom users should not have to do that for as basic a task as a simple, sharp border.

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LEGEND ,
Jul 02, 2011 Jul 02, 2011

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Lets not mess around, just do the job properly and make it a "Add Picture Frame" feature. While your at it, make it available as an update for LR3 users now, instead of having to wait for a future LR4. I am suprised this wasn't put in ages ago in LR2.

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Mentor ,
Jul 02, 2011 Jul 02, 2011

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They generally don't add significant features in dot-releases.

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People's Champ ,
Jul 02, 2011 Jul 02, 2011

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John,
Do you really think that this is the kind of wording and attitude that makes people wanting to consider what you're requesting right away?

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Contributor ,
Nov 16, 2011 Nov 16, 2011

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It would be very useful to be able to add key-line borders to images when exporting them from Lightroom.

for example my photo-blog has a black background, so dark images often look "lost" unless I can frame them somehow.

I am using Mogrify, but honestly don't find it great (a bit clunky, and not well integrated) and this idea seems so straightforward for Adobe to build in.

Hope this helps

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Engaged ,
Nov 16, 2011 Nov 16, 2011

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I wrote a fairly extensive javascript to do this between Bridge and Photoshop a few years ago, and I think the documentation covers what I would like to see in Lightroom.

http://members.shaw.ca/hillrg/ditto/w...
http://members.shaw.ca/hillrg/ditto/e...

BTW, while I use Ditto, I do not support it anymore, so if you want to use it you are on your own...

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LEGEND ,
Jan 31, 2012 Jan 31, 2012

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I would like to see the capabilities of the Stroke command in Photoshop, just basic stuff. I am happy to go to Photoshop for more elaborate borders.

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 09, 2012 Apr 09, 2012

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It should be part of the Develop module.

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LEGEND ,
Aug 29, 2012 Aug 29, 2012

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This feature exist in print mode and is interesting. It should be nice to have the same frame feature in develop mode. Or frame option in exporting module !

(just thickness and color should be fine)

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Community Beginner ,
May 08, 2018 May 08, 2018

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PLEASE, can we have the facility, in Lightroom, to put a border around an image and then export it to file. It is too complicated in the Print module - and then the border never seems to be with the exported file. I need to project digital images and I'm feed up with having to export to Photoshop to use the stoke tool.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 08, 2018 May 08, 2018

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You can use the LR/Mogrify 2 plugin for this: https://www.photographers-toolbox.com/products/lrmogrify2.php
-- Johan W. Elzenga

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LEGEND ,
Dec 06, 2018 Dec 06, 2018

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Why can't we just get this feature added its not rocket science even Picasa used to provide it

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 06, 2018 Dec 06, 2018

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Set up a Print preset, then it becomes very easy to "Print to File" multiple images from the Lr Print module with a simple Stroke border.

Set Paper Setup for Borderless, (image to 'fill' cell)
Set Stroke width & color
Use 'All Filmstrip Photos' or 'Selected Photos'
Set 'Print To:"  as JPEG File
[Print to File...]
Save the Preset Template.
Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 11.3.1 Photoshop 23.3.2, ACR 14.3, Lightroom 5.3, Lr-iOS 7.0.2, Bridge 12.0.2, Windows-10.

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LEGEND ,
Dec 06, 2018 Dec 06, 2018

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Yes i know that but my point is why cant we have a simple process in the develop module like Picasa used to have. From a software coding viewpoint this would be incredibly easy to acomplish

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New Here ,
Feb 15, 2020 Feb 15, 2020

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Add option to create a key line around an image in Lightroom. I do find that sometimes the only reason for taking an image into PS from LR is so I can add a white border around it. It would be very useful if this could be possible in Lightroom.

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LEGEND ,
Feb 15, 2020 Feb 15, 2020

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Just go into the Transform panel and lower the scale value from 100.  A white border will appear.  Unfortunately, white is the only color choice you have but in your case it will work perfectly.

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New Here ,
Feb 19, 2020 Feb 19, 2020

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Thanks for the tip. This works really well, except when I have applied a crop to the image. If I have, then this will produce lop sided results and still requires Photoshop to perform a Canvas resize under Image. 

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