Lightroom: Make The Print Module Better In LR4 With a Few Simple Adjustments. Please.

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The book module seems to be limited to Blurb. How about adding the same additional features to the print module such as the caption, guides, text boxes that use any font on your computer, the ability to add a background or graphics with the opacity slider and finally the ability to rotate the cells to any angle on the page and to add any color border to the individual photos on the page. I begged for this in LR2 and I pleaded for this in LR 3 so that I could create any size page /spread with any design, save it out to a JPEG and send it off to any lab and print any style book.

You were so close with LR 3. You didn't need to create a new module that is only useful to those who print Blurb books. You just needed to improve the print module. Now that you have created the the book module it does not seem to be a far stretch to add those options to the print module. I'm not going to beg this time. However I'm going to be enticed to upgrade without the improvements to the print module that are long overdue.
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Aron Schmukle

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5. i am just trying out the new book module and really like it very much. there are nice templates and graphics. however, i hope to see the possibility to freely arrange and rotate pictures and text on the pages.
5.1 also to create my own templates like it is possible in the print module. i was asking myself why did adobe not take this nice aproach of picture packages over to the new book module?
5.2 or why did they not build in a full text editor (with all text attributes like we are used to work in ms word, pages or indesign including tab stopps and text flowing from one box to another, instead of inventing the wheel all new)
5.3 and why are there no simple layout options from other popular products like indesign (magnetic guide lines, center elements in page or against each other, resize and rotate frames, etc.)?

there must be reasons i don't understand yet.
it would be great to get this functionalities in LR4.

regards, Aron
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I agree with you. It seems as though Adobe created a new module instead of improving on what they already had with the improvements in Lightroom 3.0.
It would be nice if they took what they created in the book module and added those options to the print module.
Here is what I have been asking for since Lightroom 2. In the print module.
1. The ability to create your own page layouts. (they have done so.) Thank you.
2. The ability to create a text box anywhere on the page and use any font on the users computer.
3. The ability to free transform (rotate) the photos on the page independently.
4 Add to that the things that are in the book module.
A. Apply Background Globally.
B. Cover Layout
C. Cell, Caption and Type.
Now that would be a professional book creator. Just print to JPEG and send to lab.
My lab, Bay Photo (ROES) do not accept PSD files but they do take JPEG files.
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Hi Robert, these are good ideas but this site works best if ideas are separated out individually so users can comment and vote on each one separately.

Please read this topic.

http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

It's important to:

1. Not create topics that are laundry lists of ideas. Create a separate topic for each idea so users can vote and comment on individual ideas. If you do create a topic that's a laundry list of random ideas, community admins will mark it as "Not Planned" and ask you to separate out your ideas.
2. Do a search to see if your idea has already been submitted and add your vote/comments to existing topics before creating a new one. For example: Save book pages to JPEG has already been asked for: http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
2. Give your idea a title that says what the actual idea is.

Thanks.
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Hi Jeffrey,

I understand your points and tried to do searches for my ideas and found it really hard to narrow down the topics result list. It seems that the more I try to narrow them down the more Result i am getting.
For example:
"book module move cell" equals 1624 results.
"book module move" = 1545 results and
"book module" = 770 results.
This is just the other way around of how i expected it. Did i get something wrong with the search engine or does it combine the terms with OR instead of AND? How can i quickly narrow the endless topics list down?

Thanks
Aron
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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If it doesn't show up the first page of results, go ahead and create a new topic.
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Aron Schmukle

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Wow that was at cyberspeed! :)
Ok, thanks. Ijust found a workaround with a site specific google search like this:
lightroom book module arrange cell site:http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...
= 8 results :)

cheers
Aron