Lightroom Classic: Book Module - Is there any way to have a new cell automatically created when a photo is dragged in?

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Is there any way to have a new cell automatically created when a photo is dragged in. Most othet 'book' programs work that way.
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J Jay Ladouceur

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Robert Cullen

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It works for me (in a fashion)

1) Insert a 'New Page' gives me a page with the 'cell' template that is visible in the Page Panel. Dragging a photo to this page places the photo in a cell.

2) Insert (of have) a 'Blank Page' without a cell, then dragging a photo onto the page shows me the photo filling the page with cell handles to allow resize of the cell. But I cannot drag a second photo to the page unless the page template is changed to accommodate multiple photos, or a Right-click  [Add Cell > Photo] creates another cell.


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J Jay Ladouceur

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Thanks Robert. I had that experience too. In other programs all the photos one wants on a spread can be selected and dragged in and the necessary cells are automatically created.
It seems so cumbersome in LR that I gave up and resorted to Fundy. I had liked the idea of staying in LR to make a book but it is just too labor intensive. Oh well. Hopefully in future it will be enhanced.
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Mayuri Jain, Employee

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Hi,

We have included this new feature in LR Classic 8.4 release. Please update to 8.4 and try out this new feature where dragging a photo will create a cell automatically.

Thanks
Mayuri