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Lightroom photobook page size

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Hi, 

 

I am currently working on a photobook and I am using Indesign to work on some of my photos. 

 

I am having trouble with sizing when exporting my work from indesign and re-importing in lightroom photobook module. 

 

My photobook size is 10 x 8 in. 

 

Then, when I create a document n indesign, by the size of 10 x 8 in, export it and re-import the picture in my photobook page, the sizes does not fit! 

 

What I am missing?

Thank you

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Lightroom photobook page size

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Hi, 

 

I am currently working on a photobook and I am using Indesign to work on some of my photos. 

 

I am having trouble with sizing when exporting my work from indesign and re-importing in lightroom photobook module. 

 

My photobook size is 10 x 8 in. 

 

Then, when I create a document n indesign, by the size of 10 x 8 in, export it and re-import the picture in my photobook page, the sizes does not fit! 

 

What I am missing?

Thank you

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The 8x10inch specification is just a guide! You must also consider that a book needs to consider-  Trim, Bleed, Margins, etc.

https://au.blurb.com/make/pdf_to_book/booksize_calculator#book-attributes

Best you can do is to choose a suitable Page Template for the page, and then 'Fit' your JPG document into the 'Photo' Cell.

If you choose a template that is "Full Page" then you can expect the images to be trimmed slightly when the book is printed.

I doubt you could ever achieve a book where the images are exactly 8x10inch.

Placing photos into a Photo Cell will cause the image to be re-sized (re-sampled) with the option to "Fit" within the cell.

 

Regards. My System: Lr-Classic 10.0, Photoshop 22.0, Lightroom 4.0, Windows-10. Nikon DSLR.

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Hi Simon,

 

Umm, why are you using InDesign to work on your images? Kind of like using Photoshop to write a novel?

 

Joking aside, why not use Lightroom to work on your images? What kind of "work" are you doing to your images?

 

Regardless, it sounds like a resolution issue. Do you know about resolution and how to adjust it? If I said an image was needed that was 5 x 7 @300 dpi would you know what that meant? Not trying to be snarky here, it's a fundamental question on resolution

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If you want to use InDesign why not use the Blurb InDesign Plugin? It has all of the book templates and InDesign is a true page layout program with many more features than the LR Book module.

 

https://www.blurb.com/indesign-plugin

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