Lightroom Classic CC: export a set size image with padding

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Iregularly output many images of a set size, say 1920x1080, from LightroomClassic CC and need padding on either the long or sort edges dependent on thesource image's crop size and orientation. This can be done via the Print modulewith some fiddling but I lose the great file naming features of Export inthe resulting output filename.  So mypreferred enhancement would be an addition to the Export dialog in the Image Sizingarea to allow the explicit image output size in pixels and then the selectionof the colour for the resulting padding. An optional extra not important to me mightbe to pad some pixels along all edges so as to create a full border.
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petere

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Robert Somrak, Champion

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petere

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Hi Robert
Thanks - it sounds like it will do the job and has lots of good features which also should be in LR itself - I have not ventured into plugins before. 
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David Converse

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I find it easier to use Photoshop actions (although Lightroom DESPERATELY needs the Tools->Photoshop->Batch command from Bridge.)
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john beardsworth

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Agreed.

But save the actions as droplets and call them up as external editors or post-processing steps (Export dialog).
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David Converse

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I've been concentrating on learning Extendscript and writing extensions for Bridge and Photoshop but I'm considering looking at Lua and possibly writing some things to work with Lightroom.
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As above, a PS action is the way to go. I do it all of the time to any image I post to Facebook. 
Create and save your action, put the files in a folder, then in PS run "Automate" - "Batch".