Lightroom: A request for easier diptychs and triptychs...

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I would love the ability to make diptychs/triptychs in Lightroom! I know it's possible to do that through the print module, but where I would use it the most is in slideshows, publish collections (esp. Flickr), and send to email.

The way I envision this working would be similar to virtual copies. Two or more images can be selected, and joined to create a new virtual image in the library. There could be some basic frame templates like in the print module (two vertical side by side with white border, three verticals with no borders, etc.). It would also be great to be able to swap out the images to explore different combinations.

Many photographers like to showcase their images together. Some photos just belong together. The popularity of this technique is obvious when you see how many apps exist on the app store just to make diptychs or collages.

This would also make the Lightroom slideshows much more interesting. Currently, when a vertical image comes up on a widescreen slideshow, there is a lot of wasted real estate. I love the way my OS X slideshow screensaver fills my screen with photos, and wish I could do something similar in Lightroom.

Currently, the main reason I don't make slideshows in Lightroom is because of the difficulty to make diptychs. I know it's possible to do it in a roundabout way by going to the print module, printing to file, and reimporting, but it's quite a bit of hassle. I'd love to see some Adobe magic to make this easier!
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I agree, though I would settle for having slideshow optionally combine two successive verticals in to one slide. Or potentially use the book module interface for making a slideshow.