Lightroom Classic: Book module - what need to be improved

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This is just a feedback but i think it could help you improve the book module.



we all know that the template part need to be more flexible, but i think it needs more to it.


It should be easy to get a stroke  (plain colors or graduant colors) and a drop shadow around pictures that we want also.

i have to edit in photoshop but the cropping of the picture has to match the exact proportion of the cell, which is not easy AND it doesn't recognize shadows neither.

PNG image should be another format that we could use to do collage or stickers for examples but lightroom doesnt handle transparency. the only way is to layer in photoshop and merge the layer into the final effect in photoshop before using it into lightroom.


i do a lot of books but i use complex design that require to spend a lot of time in photoshop instead of lightroom.
i have to use the print module to create a layout of each page, jpg them open each page in photoshop, cut out the white background, use another background (i know it's possible in lightroom to use a background picture) then and only then i can do complex stroke on my image (multi colors and drop shadow).

right now, i use templates created in the prints module then i use photoshop for each panel of my albums to finish the pages. i just wich i could just use one software instead of 2.


The book module as limitation and i hope it will get improved.

also, we should be allowed to decide the size of our pages. not everybody use the same album maker. i know the template are now more flexible but it's not quite there yet.

Any body has any thought of it?
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