5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 11, 2017 1:00 PM by trshaner

    Creating a collage strip to create a jpg ant to print

    muralin

      LR Collage making using the print module does not seem to meet my needs. I want to create a strip that is 1920x200 consisting of 4-6 imags. Is there any way to customize the page size to fit my requirement. Today, i use one of the page sizes, drop my images, save to a jpg and then corp the jpg. Is there a better approach? Thanks.

       

      Murali

        • 1. Re: Creating a collage strip to create a jpg ant to print
          trshaner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          The 'Custom File Dimensions' limits are 4.00 to 100.00 inch at 72 ppi so there's no way to do this in a single step. Use the below Print module settings to create a 3840 x 400 JPEG file and then the Export module settings to resize it to 1920 x 200. NOTE: The Layout> Page Grid> Columns value should be set to the number of images you want to use. I used 4 in the below example.

           

          Print Module

           

          Export Module

          • 2. Re: Creating a collage strip to create a jpg ant to print
            Brad Polt-Jones Adobe Community Professional

            This can be done in a single step.

             

            First go to Page Setup in the print module and define a page of 19.2 x 2".

            Lightroom002.png

             

            Then either create a custom layout or preferably use a template preset to the values you need.  In the screenshot you can see I set the columns to six. Populate the template cells with the six images you want. Then use these settings to print to JPEG file.

            Lightroom003.png

            The final JPEG should be 1920 x 200 pixels.

             

            Here is a link to a Lightroom Template set to a six column layout.

             

            Dropbox - 6X Collage.lrtemplate

            • 3. Re: Creating a collage strip to create a jpg ant to print
              muralin Level 1

              Thanks to both Brad and trshaner. My issue is that I do not have any printer connected as I do not own one :-). when i click on Page Setup in the Print module, i see only print to fax, a pdf file, and one note as options. All the 3 do not have any options to define a page with custom dimensions such as 19.2x2". All I see are A4, A6, Letter, Legal, etc. What am I missing. Do I need to download an epson printer even though i dont have it. If so, what driver do u recommend I download. Thanks.

               

              Murali

              • 4. Re: Creating a collage strip to create a jpg ant to print
                Brad Polt-Jones Adobe Community Professional

                Can you post a screen shot of the options you have for Page Setup?

                 

                Here is what I see on my system. Use Manage Custom sizes to set the values you want.

                 

                Lightroom006.png

                 

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                • 5. Re: Creating a collage strip to create a jpg ant to print
                  trshaner Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  muralin  wrote

                   

                  Thanks to both Brad and trshaner. My issue is that I do not have any printer connected as I do not own one :-). when i click on Page Setup in the Print module, i see only print to fax, a pdf file, and one note as options.

                  If you have Acrobat Pro installed you can enter a custom paper size as below.

                   

                  1) Go to Page Setup (CTRL + SHIFT + P) in the Print module and select 'Adobe PDF.'

                   

                  2) Click on Properties> Paper Quality> Advanced and next to 'Paper Size:' select 'Postscript Custom Page Size' and enter as below.

                   

                  On my Windows 7 system the output JPEG file is actually 1919 x 200 instead of 1920 x 200. This is probably due to a bug in LR.