Start learning with our library of video tutorials taught by experts. Get started

Lightroom 5: 05 Printing
Illustration by

Lightroom 5: 05 Printing

with Tim Grey

Video: Quick print overview

For many photographers myself included the prefered method

Watch this entire course now—plus get access to every course in the library. Each course includes high-quality videos taught by expert instructors.

Become a member
please wait ...
Lightroom 5: 05 Printing
1h 6m Beginner Jun 12, 2014

Viewers: in countries Watching now:

By carefully setting up and proofing your images in Lightroom, you can create prints worth sharing and selling. Author Tim Grey continues his exploration of Lightroom, this time in its Print module, and shows you how to print contact sheets and individual images, add watermarks and text overlays, create picture packages, correct inaccurate prints, and save print jobs for future use.

This course was created by Tim Grey. We're honored to host this training in our library. Watch more courses in this series here.

Subjects:
Photography Printing Photos
Software:
Lightroom
Author:
Tim Grey

Quick print overview

For many photographers myself included the prefered method of sharing a digital photo is through a print. In some aspects this probably comes form a simple from of nostalgia. After all, I got my start working in a wet dark room producing prints as essentially the only method for actually being able to share my images. But the bottom line is that when we think of a photographic image, we tend to think of a photographic print, and so it makes sense that we'd want to share our images as prints.

And light room makes it very easy to create prints of your photographic images in a variety of different layouts. Let's take a look at a quick overview of the basic process involved in creating photographic prints from within light room. The first step is to make sure that the film strip down at the bottom of the light room interface. Is populated with the images that you would like to actually print. That might mean navigating to a particular folder for example or perhaps to a collection. You could also filter and sort your images in a variety of ways so that you have the images that you would like to print available on the film strip.

Once you have those images on the film strip, you can then switch to the print module using the module picker up on the top panel. And that will take you to the print module where you can specify the layout, the overall appearance of the final printed image. In this case, for example, I have a single image. That will be printed as an eight by ten, on a single sheet of paper. Very simple, and that is achieved essentially in most cases, by simply choosing a template over on the template browser, and then printing.

In other words the template browser contains templates that store the information about how images should be printed. So for example if I wanted to print a couple of five by sevens, I could choose the two five by seven option here. In this case that creates a picture package where we have the same image printed multiple times on the same page but we could also change that I'll go ahead and choose a template that has a single image. And then I will change the number of rows so that we get two five by sevens and right now I have the option set to print selected photos.

And so if I want to add a different image on to this printed sheet all I need to do is select an additional image on the film strip. So again, that basic process of printing from within light room is rather straight forward. We select the various images we want to print on the film strip. We choose a particular template from the template browser and maybe adjust any settings we need to on the right panel. And then we're ready to print. The process really can be just that easy. Of course, there are a variety of settings that you'll want to consider, but in general, once you've figured out what those settings are and you save a template so that you can gain easy access to those settings, printing is a simple matter of selecting images, selecting a template, and printing.

There are currently no FAQs about Lightroom 5: 05 Printing.

 
Share a link to this course

What are exercise files?

Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course. Save time by downloading the author's files instead of setting up your own files, and learn by following along with the instructor.

Can I take this course without the exercise files?

Yes! If you decide you would like the exercise files later, you can upgrade to a premium account any time.

Become a member Download sample files See plans and pricing

Please wait... please wait ...
Upgrade to get access to exercise files.

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Learn by watching, listening, and doing, Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along Premium memberships include access to all exercise files in the library.


Exercise files

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

For additional information on downloading and using exercise files, watch our instructional video or read the instructions in the FAQ.

This course includes free exercise files, so you can practice while you watch the course. To access all the exercise files in our library, become a Premium Member.

Join now "Already a member? Log in

Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?

This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.


Mark all as unwatched Cancel

Congratulations

You have completed Lightroom 5: 05 Printing.

Return to your organization's learning portal to continue training, or close this page.


OK
Become a member to add this course to a playlist

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses—and create as many playlists as you like.

Get started

Already a member?

Become a member to like this course.

Join today and get unlimited access to the entire library of video courses.

Get started

Already a member?

Exercise files

Learn by watching, listening, and doing! Exercise files are the same files the author uses in the course, so you can download them and follow along. Exercise files are available with all Premium memberships. Learn more

Get started

Already a Premium member?

Exercise files video

How to use exercise files.

Ask a question

Thanks for contacting us.
You’ll hear from our Customer Service team within 24 hours.

Please enter the text shown below:

The classic layout automatically defaults to the latest Flash Player.

To choose a different player, hold the cursor over your name at the top right of any lynda.com page and choose Site preferencesfrom the dropdown menu.

Continue to classic layout Stay on new layout
Exercise files

Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.

Mark videos as unwatched

Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.

Control your viewing experience

Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.

Interactive transcripts

Click on text in the transcript to jump to that spot in the video. As the video plays, the relevant spot in the transcript will be highlighted.

Are you sure you want to delete this note?

No

Your file was successfully uploaded.

Thanks for signing up.

We’ll send you a confirmation email shortly.


Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

Keep up with news, tips, and latest courses with emails from lynda.com.

Sign up and receive emails about lynda.com and our online training library:

Here’s our privacy policy with more details about how we handle your information.

   
submit Lightbox submit clicked
Terms and conditions of use

We've updated our terms and conditions (now called terms of service).Go
Review and accept our updated terms of service.