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Adding text to a printed image

From: Lightroom 5: 05 Printing

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At times you may want to include some

Adding text to a printed image

At times you may want to include some text along with your images on the printed page. A typical example of that would be a contact sheet. I'll go ahead and choose one of the templates for the contact sheet and then I'll change the option here to All Film Strip Photos so that we can see a contact sheet featuring all of the images on the film strip. And you can see very clearly that we have text below each of the images. In this case specifically, we have text that identifies the file name so that if we were to share this contact sheet with someone else, they could reference our images by file name, so that there would be no confusion about which image we were talking about.

But what about a situation where you're printing a single image. For example if I wanted to produce an 8 by 10 inch print, or perhaps a 5 by 7 inch print and I'd like to have essentially a caption of some sort with that image. I'll go ahead and first change my option to Print Only the selected photo. And then I can specify which particular image I actually want to print. I'll go ahead and choose this image for example. And I want to provide some form of caption for this image. I'll go ahead and scroll down on the right panel and then in the Page section I'm going to turn on the check box for Photo Info.

And you can see that by default, the photo info that will present on the page is filename, and so sure enough we can see the file name is presented below the image here. But I can also change that to something different. For example, I could include the exposure information so that I specify which shutter speed and aperture for example, we're used to capture this image. But generally if I'm going to include photo info for a single image, I probably want something of a caption of sorts. And there're a couple of options that we could use to accomplish that.

First, I could choose the custom text setting here. And then I could type that custom text. I'll just type Sheep for the moment. And you can see that now the word Sheep appears below the image on the page. But I can also use Metadata for the image in order to add a caption. I'll go ahead and choose the caption option and you can see that there's now no text at all for this image and that's because I have not yet defined a caption in Metadata for this photo. But I can fix that very easily.

I'll switch to the library module. And then for this image I'll scroll down. And in the Metadata section, I'm going to look for the caption field. Once I find that field I can click in it and then type a new caption for this image. I'll just type Sheep in the Piranies, and then I'll press Enter or Return on the keyboard in order to apply that change. I can then go back to the print module, and you'll see that automatically that caption has now been added. So simply by turning on the photo info check box, and then specifying that I want to use the caption as the photo info to be presented with the image.

I now have that caption from metadata added below the image. I can also change the font size if I'd like. If I want to make that text a little bit larger for example, I'll go ahead and choose the 16 point option and you can see that the font for that photo info caption has now gotten larger. So, by simply turning on the photo info check box, adjusting the font size as desired and then choosing which particular information we want to appear below the image, we're able to include caption information in a variety of different forms, with our images.

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