I was recently shown how to create contact sheet pdf's in Lightroom 4 which could be emailed to clients onto which they could comment and return. All this without the need for more software or so i thought. I cannot seem to make it work. What software is needed and what do I need to do? Many thanks.
To answer your questions it was definitely not Bridge, I was actually shown using the LR5 demo but told it was the same. I am confident that I am following the process correctly it is just that I am not getting the option to print to pdf.
I am using Mac
Not in LR, but in the Mac print dialog. You can access this by clicking Print Settings in the bottom left corner of the Print module. Choose your printer as PDF here, and then print to it in Lightroom.
Thanks to you both for looking to assist me. Perhaps I could draw your attention to my original question, which was to produce the pdf as a document which can be commented on. I may have misunderstood what I was told. Victoria, I get this dialogue box and I can save as a pdf but simply as an 'image'. I have assumed I always needed some more software but not sure just what. Is it just the free 'reader' and if I send the pdf as I can save it using the above will it be able to be commented on by whomever it is sent to? I got the impression that it was self contained but I now wonder if the recipient also needs Adobe reader or something else?
Yes, I think Adobe Reader would be needed for anyone to make comments, but it may be that they need more than that (Acrobat or whatever it's called nowadays). I don't think Preview can do this, but I could be wrong.
Aaaaaaaaah, I see. No, that wouldn't have been through LR.
I don't think Preview can do it. PDF Pen can set it up as a form, and is somewhat cheaper than full blown Acrobat.
Or if the receipient's a Mac user, them installing Skim (free) on Mac would allow them to draw all over it to their heart's content.
I have downloaded Adobe reader now and opened the pdf saved within LR. This will do what I was shown, I think it may have been a combination of the process being badly described and me making some assumptions, although I am sure I was told nothing else was required, particularly for the client. (Perhaps this is included in LR5?) Anyway pretty much sorted. Thanks