Lightroom: Add ability to have borders around pictures in the Book Module

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In my Photobooks, I always add a thin border around my pictures.
I'd like to have this option in the Book Module.

The same options as in the Print Module (image settings - inner stroke chosing color) would be perfect.
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I would want one more related thing: to be able to add 2 borders:
1. an outer stroke, a small black line (but please give choice for colour and pixel width)
2. an inner stroke, broader and white-ish (just give the same choice for colour and pixel width).

Ideally I could have this both in Print Module/custom package
and in the new Book Module.

I would like to define this as standard/preset for any new image box I put on a template.

Use case: to have a passe-par-tout like layout, which is clean and simple.
It is especially good looking of you have a semi-transparent image as background underneath as it separates the pictures on top better than using shadows.
Of course that is subject to personal taste.
But my specification is flexible enough so everybody can use it partially or not at all.
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I would suggest to re-name current functionality in print module / custom package:
"Photo border" does not add a line of a specified width currently, as I would expect from the term.

But it puts padding around the picture of the specified width, i.e. free outer space.
So what about calling current 'Photo border' 'Photo padding' ?

Then if you follow my version of this feature request, use the term "border" for both the inner and outer stroke.

Update this in Print Module as well as adding it to Book Module.
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I COMPLETELY agree with this feature request!!!! I am an Apple Aperture user and think that this is a reason to keep using Aperture. While I think LR Books is implemented very well I am really surprised this was not included.

Look at a page layout in Aperture with the borders.....it makes it look Soooooo much more professional.

PLEASE PLEASE include this in the final release!!!!
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Added a +1. Such a basic feature I was surprised when I didn't find it. Same capability is in the Print module so why not?!
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Hi,
a great feature for the book module would be the support for colored borders around photos.
Ideally, both color and thickness of the border should be configurable.

Kind regards,
-Thom

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
LR4b: book module: ability to added a border around a photo.
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I'm a bit disappointed the border funtion is not included in the Book module of the final release!

Please oh please add this in the next update!

Kind regards,
David
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I would like to see a facility to add a plain coloured border around individual images in Lightroom's Book Module.

I do not like mixing different page backgrounds in one book and would like to be able to add a plain back, or other coloured, border around some images as can be done in the print module. The creative border is OK but not what I am looking for.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Borders for images in Lightroom Book Module.
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My desired specification would cater for your wish,too: you would set 1 colour for either the inner or outer stroke in your desired width, and leave the second stroke at zero.
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Adding borders to photos is essential for a creative book. I hope this will be added in the next release
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Let's go with Borders pronto! You have it elsewhere it's odd that is is not in V 4 now
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This would be the first option I'd add to Lightroom and books, just like in the 'Print' module.
Since it exists in the 'Print' module I think it's rather easy to implement in the 'Book' module.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom & Blurb books: I miss the 'stroke border' option.
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Look at just about every photobook on the market and you'll see the use of stroke borders around images to isolate them from the page. So why is Lightroom 4 incapable of adding this feature in the book-create tool, and when is it likely to be added, do we think?

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
.. of Lightroom, books and stroke borders....
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Where are the stroke options for photo cells in the book module of Lightroom 4?
One would expect this to be there, as it is one of the most basic photo effects which can enhance the look tremendously.

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Stroke option for book module in LR4.
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The development team are curiously silent on the subject..... when might we get some feedback, do we think?
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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Don't hold your breath. They very rarely announce new features in advance, and very rarely add them in dot releases (apart from x.1) so I'd be thinking LR5 at the earliest. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
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Oh that's ok. I'm getting used to Adobe glitches; like the one I've had since LR3 days where Lightroom allows me to 'edit' an image in PS Elements 9, loads PSE9 and then won't actually load the picture! Priceless! Issues like these one expects from 'interfaces' with 3rd party software... I can enjoy them just by sticking to Adobe products :)
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Please add the border option to Book module. It is a basic requirement, a must have option and a real BIG oversight by Adobe?
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Well, LR4.2 popped up today so I D/L and installed it. Did it fix the "No stroke Border" problem in the book module? Hands up everyone who thought it did.... ah, nobody. Dead Right. Without this feature, for me, the book module is still a chocolate fireguard.
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Just to set expectations, they can only add new features in full releases (and often sneak them into x.1 releases as long as they're in the same accounting quarter) so it's likely to be LR5 at the earliest before you get this request, sorry.
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Well, LR5 will cost me and then there will likely be something else of importance omitted and only available in LR6 at yet further cost. Adobe are kind of assuming that I'm going to stay loyal to their software.... My last post on this subject.
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Would like to add borders to lightroom 4 book module

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Lightroom: Would like the ability to add borders in Book module.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Would love to see Stroke options for photos when using LIghtroom to make a Blurb book.


Is there still no way to add a stroke border around a photo in Lightroom when making a Blurb book? Blurb's own program, Bookify, has such a feature and it would be sooooooooo nice to be able to do the same from within Lightroom. I'm using Lightroom 5.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
WHY CAN'T I PUT A STROKE AROUND A PHOTO IN THE BOOK MODULE?.


When I use Cewe Photobook software or Fuji create, they both allow you to make different sized stroke's around a photo, come on adobe, why is this feature not in the book module of LR, I have to design all my pages in Photoshop if I want to make a stroke around a photo and it looks so much more proffesional.
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Totally agree with everyone here. Lightroom books must have the ability to create borders. I much prefer the Lightroom book module to iPhoto, but this one difference makes lightroom much the worse for book making.

Please include it in LR6!
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Omitting borders in the book module may have been a big failure in LR4 in the first place.
Not correcting it in LR5 is inexcusable.
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Even now with LR 5.5 there still isn't a stroke capacity in the Book module -- at least not that I have seen. I wish someone from Adobe would answer us with a reason why this isn't an option. Is there something about the programing that just doesn't work with Lightroom that we lay people don't understand? Bookify has it, the print module of LR has it, so I don't understand why it would be so difficult to add it to the Book module. Adobe, please give us some feedback.
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I can export my photos from Lightroom into Blurb book application which DOES have the ability to add simple borders to the photos. I cannot understand why this obvious feature is not part of Lightrooom V5.5
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Please add this feature. I actually can't believe this feature wasn't included from the start. Why wouldn't you want to put a border around prints in a book?