Lightroom: Please add layflat paper offered by Blurb in Book module

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Please add layflat paper offered by Blurb in LR module. Thanks
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Blurb Layflat photobook.

Add Layflat Photobook Support when composing photobooks in Lightroom to be printed with Blurb
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Joyce Le Mesurier

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I would also like to see this so hopefully Lightroom could add this feature as I'm currently making a book with a few two page spreads 
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Sarah Saunders

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I really need this option!
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Wesley Steen

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Please, please, please add the layflat paper option.  In fact, Adobe really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really needs a significant upgrade to the Book module.  This is more important than you think.
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Please add layflat pages option to the book module of Lightroom Classic CC
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Robert Rosenberg

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I agree, a lay flat option would be important to add to Photoshop Book module.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LR Book Module - Blurb Lay-flat Format.

Blurb has introduced a lay-flat book format and I asked if they intend to available via the LR Book module and they advised I make a feature request so here I am. Would make a great addition.
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Alan Cameron

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I for one would also like this feature added to LR book module.
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Luca Viola

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I like this feature too...
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Nancy Roxanne

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Please add this feature!!
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Thanks for the endorsement Nancy.
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David Dodds

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I'd like to add my voice to the requests to add this feature!
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Martina Egli

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Yes please, add this feature to the blurb book module. Thanks!
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Steve Day

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It would be a great addition to LR ... very popular format for wedding photographers not wanting to go outside of LR after post production .
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I spoke to Blurb Tech Support on Oct. 19th concerning Layflat paper support in the LR Book module and their response is as follows:

"In regards to Lightroom, Adobe is responsible for the Book module within Lightroom. Blurb will be working with Adobe to see if they will add support for Standard Layflat Paper. To help encourage this, please visit Adobe’s Lightroom community page, and add Blurb Layflat Photobook Support as a feature request."

I sent Blurb Tech Support the the link to this post and I assume they have already contacted Adobe with the required information to add Layflat paper support in LR Classic.

I also spoke to them concerning updating the Blurb plugin for Adobe InDesign 2018. The plugin was updated shortly after our conversation and layflat paper layouts are now supported in InDesign CS3-6 and CC 2014-2018.

"I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble with the Adobe InDesign plug-in since you updated.  The good news is we're currently working on releasing a compatible plug-in for CC 2018 and I would suggest checking back later today to see if that has been updated."




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Thanks for the attention. I also communicated with Blurb who recommended my course of action.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Book Module LR Classic.

Please add the ability to access Blurb's lay flat books.
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Shannon Branson

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Layflat pages!! PLEASE!.

I was disappointed to find that I could not have layflat pages for my Blurb book through Lightroom! Please add this for us SOON!!!
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I was so happy when I saw Blurb startet to make lay flats, but equally disappointed when I learned that there was no LR integration for this. The book module is essential for me when making books and it has made my life so much easier, so please, please add the lay flat paper as an option. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled LAY FLAT PAGE support for my BLURB LAYFLAT PHOTOBOOK is urgently required JK.

I badly require  BLURB LAY FLAT BOOK MAKING TOOL using LIGHT ROOM CLASSIC
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What about exporting the book made in Lightroom as a PDF then upload the PDF to Blurb? Will this then give the option for Layflat paper?
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The easiest answer is Blurb didn't recommend this. Likely, it's because if one uploads a book you're still dealing with images - if it's a PDF the images have essentially "disappeared" into the PDF.
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The  'Send Book to Blurb' button uploads two PDF files (Cover and Pages) to your Blurb account for processing. You can also use the PDF Export function and upload the two PDFs manually on Blurb's website to your account, but the Lay Flat paper option requires  a new template that supports seamless two-page spreads. Until Adobe adds that support there is no way to create a book with Lay Flat paper using LR.

As I mentioned Lay Flat paper is supported using the Blurb Plugin with InDesign. You could also use the tools available on Blurb's website:

http://www.blurb.com/layflat-photo-books
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Thanks Todd. You're a champion :)
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Hello, I ́m only using LR Classic and hope the new Layflat Paper will be added in the book module. Is it possible to use the inDesign module in LR?
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I don't know but doubt it. It would be added to use as an edit or export operation to make that possible. Also a Publish service - http://lightroomsolutions.com/integrating-with-indesign/
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The Publish service workflow at the link you provided just outputs the LR image files to a folder, which can then be used inside InDesign with the Blurb plugin book templates. Unfortunately, the Blurb InDesign plugin only works with InDesign. We'll have to wait for Adobe to add the support in LR Classic

You could use the LR Publish service workflow method with the Blurb Bookify web-based application at the below link. Select the book size, cover type, and Standard Layflat 100# paper. Next click on 'Create Your Book With Blurb, select 'Get Photos' From My Computer, and start placing your pictures.

http://www.blurb.com/getting-started?tab=tab-photo-books#/layflat-photo-book/keepsake
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Me too! I would like the addition of LayFlat option in the book module of LR (Classic CC in my case).
And also the other options Blurb offers  like magazine and trade book.
robert
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But wouldn't magazine and trade book be more than just photos and thus not the typical LR model?
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robert quiet photographer

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But it's possible to include photo  to create a photo zine...I think...
robert
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martinhughharvey

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Okay and thanks.
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Patrick Pielarski

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Please add the layflat option to LR!
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Mark Stephenson

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Can you add Blurb Layflat Photobook Support in Lightroom Classic please. Thanks.
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yes please
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Blurb Lay Flat books.

HI,
It would be nice if we can create the new lay flat books from blurb directly in Lightroom.
This can use the same templates, though adding some extra lay-outs for the lay flat books would be appreciated (2 side spread pages).
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Had a very unpleasant surprise when I discovered that features available in Blurb....

Had a very unpleasant surprise when I discovered that features available in Blurb are not supported in LR Classic CC. May have to switch book making software.
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Blurb support redirect me on Lightroom Request too. It would be really lovely to have lay flat support in LR! Please add this option :)
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How is this not a thing? Come on, Adobe, and update LR for the new paper. Two-page spreads already exists, so this should not be a challenge.
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Great response. In genera, there’s a feeling of neglect IMHO around the Book module.
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Indeed, Adobe has invested little in the book module since it was first released. Going forward, Victoria Bampton (Lightroom Queen) wrote, "Future development of Lightroom Classic is being refocused on improving performance and enhancing the editing tools."  So the minimal focus on fixing bugs and improving features (other than in Develop) over the past many years will be even more reduced. 
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Perhaps Blurb can add this option to their 'Order' interface when ordering a book.
You can already change paper and end sheet in the ordering process.
Blurb offered me "Lay Flat" for reprints of a book I already had printed, so it's up to Blurb I think.
Nothing needs to change in the Lr Book Module. Double-page spreads are still Double-page spreads in Lay-Flat. (Layflat paper page limits are between 20-110 pages.)


Blurb Quote:
Photo books just got an upgrade! Photo books with Layflat paper make great gifts for holidays, anniversaries, weddings, or any other special occasion. Layflat paper allows images to spread across a two-page spread, allowing your images to take center stage and make a bigger impact.  Now, I know what you might be thinking, “I already made this book, I don’t have time to recreate it,” which is where the best part comes in: You can easily reorder any of your existing photo books with the Layflat paper option.
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That page is only helpful if you're using InDesign or Acrobat Pro, which allow editing the cover layout dimensions. For the LR Book cover PDF you will need to do this manually based on what you see in the uploaded PDF on Blurb's website. The wider binding when using layflat paper will cause placed photos and text on the cover to shift slightly towards the binding. You can move these placed items slightly in the LR Book module if necessary, upload the revised PDF, and check the preview again on Blub's website. As I mentioned the cover may look fine without any changes depending on your cover layout.

Try uploading your LR Book PDFs at the Blurb 'PDF To Book' link, select the Layflat paper option, and check the cover preview.

 http://www.blurb.com/pdf-to-book
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I've just attempted this and still having the same issue. And received the same response from Blurb - Adobe is responsible for the Book module within Lightroom. Blurb will be working with Adobe to see if they will add support for Standard Layflat Paper. 
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What did you try and what specific issue did you encounter? Was it the PDF-To-Book alternate upload procedure I described above?
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It was the PDF-to-Book upload, but I've worked it out. You have to select the "hardcover imagewrap". Layflat doesn't work with the dust jacket.
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Great, so you were able to upload the LR Pages and Cover PDFs. Make sure to check the cover preview on Blurb's website. You may need to adjust the cover layout in the LR Book module to compensate for the thicker binding. If necessary you'll then need to upload the revised cover.