Lightroom: In the Export dialog, provide the option to add a simple borders

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In the Export dialog, provide the option to add a border. Nothing fancy - any colour so long as it's black - and give control over its width in pixels. And of course, make sure too that it is added after any sharpening.

People simply shouldn't need to rely on plug-ins for this, not after 3 versions of the program.

John
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If you're going to do any width, why not any color?
If you're going to do any color, why not any texture?
If you're going to do any texture, why not any gradient?
If you're going to do any gradient, why not bevels and other treatments?

I'm just trying to get ahead on the feature request timeline here. ;-)
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I admit, I've gone for the minimum I think necessary!
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It would be handy John but I do add borders to jpegs through the print module anyway so don't see it as a high priority.
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And then you have a big white border too.

I'd suggest that it's one of a number of basic features that should be a priority but whose continued absence from LR has led us to reduce our expectations....

John
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Oh John, I did vote for it!!
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Good idea, but I'd allow to select the colour.

Having said that I'd rather see basic things like a missing keyboard flow control for the temporary eraser brush fixed. It would be trivial to fix in particular in comparison to requests like this one.
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I think they're both in the same category of "basic features that should be a priority but whose continued absence from LR has led us to reduce our expectations.... "
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If you have Photoshop select the edge of your frame and stroke it. You can control if the stroke goes inside, outside or in the center of the selection. You can also control the hardness of the stroke with the feather setting.
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Thanks, I know. The point of my request is that Lightroom users should not have to do that for as basic a task as a simple, sharp border.
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Lets not mess around, just do the job properly and make it a "Add Picture Frame" feature. While your at it, make it available as an update for LR3 users now, instead of having to wait for a future LR4. I am suprised this wasn't put in ages ago in LR2.
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They generally don't add significant features in dot-releases.
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Beat Gossweiler

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John,
Do you really think that this is the kind of wording and attitude that makes people wanting to consider what you're requesting right away?
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It would be very useful to be able to add key-line borders to images when exporting them from Lightroom.

for example my photo-blog has a black background, so dark images often look "lost" unless I can frame them somehow.

I am using Mogrify, but honestly don't find it great (a bit clunky, and not well integrated) and this idea seems so straightforward for Adobe to build in.

Hope this helps

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Add borders to images when exporting.
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I wrote a fairly extensive javascript to do this between Bridge and Photoshop a few years ago, and I think the documentation covers what I would like to see in Lightroom.

http://members.shaw.ca/hillrg/ditto/w...
http://members.shaw.ca/hillrg/ditto/e...

BTW, while I use Ditto, I do not support it anymore, so if you want to use it you are on your own...
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I would like to see the capabilities of the Stroke command in Photoshop, just basic stuff. I am happy to go to Photoshop for more elaborate borders.
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It should be part of the Develop module.
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This feature exist in print mode and is interesting. It should be nice to have the same frame feature in develop mode. Or frame option in exporting module !

(just thickness and color should be fine)

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
LR4.2RC : frame feature in develop mode.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Classic: Ability to export with a border.

PLEASE, can we have the facility, in Lightroom, to put a border around an image and then export it to file. It is too complicated in the Print module - and then the border never seems to be with the exported file. I need to project digital images and I'm feed up with having to export to Photoshop to use the stoke tool.
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You can use the LR/Mogrify 2 plugin for this: https://www.photographers-toolbox.com/products/lrmogrify2.php