Lightroom Classic: Book template flexibility

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Finding it really frustrating (and unnecessarily so) at the inflexibility of the book module templates. Would be keen to have the cells movable and resizable. Also to have the ability to add and remove cells. The templates are OK as starters - noting that conventional page layout design considerations would have been the basis of the templates, and that the ability to shrink/expand an image within a cell is great - but when it comes to refining page layouts for book projects the fixed size and immovable cells are a frustrating pain. (I have had to build my own layouts for several pages - particularly for pages with 3 images - one large and 2 small - as those templates are effectively useless).

The solution can simply be a refinement of the existing menu of template layouts by with having the extra capability to move, resize, add and delete cells.  It shouldn’t be too hard to implement? (Have noted a similar thread asking for the ability to create custom layouts from scratch. The ability to resize/move/add/subtract cells from an existing template set may be simpler to implement? and also achieve that thread’s requested objective?)

Hope this suggestion helps (I’ll be starting to research alternative programs).
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Colin URen

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Yves Crausaz

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Would it be possible to open the access to the book module for other suppliers, because Blurb is not available in Switzerland directly and customs adds another tax?
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Joel Weisbrod

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Try AdoramaPix.com. They have an excellent book creation tool (does all you asked, Colin) and the quality of their books is super. They have lay flat books that actually lay flat with no image distortion!
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Just checked out the latest update to LR Classic (21 Aug 2018). The Book Module enhancements in this release fix the proposals in the suggested idea - they are great!! Well done Adobe!!!!