I'm sorry, but that doesn't speak to LR's choice of DEFAULT printer. I can
obviously select a printer whenever I open the dialog, but it is annoying
to have to change the printer LR has selected every time I want to print
something. I go back and forth every few months between two different
locations. each with its own printer, and when I move I'd like to be able
to tell LR just once which printer to use and not over and over again
whenever I print. After a few weeks of doing that, LR finally "teaches"
itself; but, by then, I'm ready to move again. It's not impossible but it
is rather a nuisance. (My computer, of course, does not have this problem;
once changed, it stays changed.)
Thanks for trying.
On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 6:05 AM, Akash Sharma <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I don't know what list this first screenshot shows--it doesn't occur in my
LR printer drop down list. If you are telling me how to set the default
printer for my computer, I do know how to do that, and it does not correct
the problem in LR print module. I believe I described this problem in
detail in my original post.
On Wed, Aug 9, 2017 at 4:29 AM, Akash Sharma <email@example.com>
Yes, I do understand your question.
The first screenshot is what I see in Lightroom by going to the Print Module, and in the lower right corner, clicking the "Printer" button. The dialog box that I see for my Epson printers is seen below:
The first screenshot in my first post is what I see when I click on the "Printer" dropdown menu in the above screenshot. It tells Lightroom the default printer for Lightroom.
You can also get here by clicking the "Page Setup" button on the lower left corner of the Print Module.
Can you show us a screenshot of what you see?
You indicate that you have printers in "two different locations". Does that mean on two different computers? What operating system? What is different about the one where you can't seem to set the appropriate default printer?
What you see when you click "Printer" on lower right in print module is not
what I see. What I see is the same dialogue box as comes up when clicking
"Page Setup" on lower left. (I'd send a screen shot, but I've forgotten
where to post it--can't attach it here, I know.) It is actually just the
Epson printer dialogue box. It shows me which printer is selected (which I
can change with its drop-box), tells me whether it's ready and allows me to
set the printer properties, select number of copies, page range, etc. I
don't see the options shown in your screen shot links. In other words, I
believe what I am seeing is an Epson dialogue box and not a LR one, nor do
I see any way to access a LR one.
I can change the selected printer but only for the current printing
session--it will revert next time I go to Print Module. After I've
manually done this numerous times, LR will eventually change it's default
selection. I would like to be able to change the default myself as
needed, so I don't have to keep fixing it every time I select "Printer" or
I have one computer (Microsoft Surface Book), which travels with me between
two homes, so same operating system (Win 10, 64 bit) and same everything
else EXCEPT computer manages the default printer for the computer itself
depending, I assume, on which one is plugged into the computer. I can't
ever select the default printer myself in LR in either case--it always
makes its own selection.
IF you'd still like a screen shot, please be kind enough to remind me how
to post one. Thanks.
Below is screen shot with a printer profile selected and Print window opened by clicking on "Printer" at lower right. This makes sense since selecting a profile includes selecting a printer. BUT, the same Print window opens if no profile is selected and the color is "managed by printer." I still don't see any way to change that, no way to have color managed by LR without selecting a profile, and no way I've found to get the drop-down options shown in your screen shots. (Perhaps my issue can be solved only by figuring out how to set default printer through Epson dialogue and not in LR? though I'm not sure how to do that either.)
Your dialog is different than mine for the same printer, perhaps because you are using Windows and I am on a Mac. Are you saying that the drop down menu for print "Name" does not give you the option to set a default printer? Perhaps someone using Windows might be able to help.
Right you are. Nowhere in LR does anything give me that option. The only
place I can set a default is in the computer's "Printers and Scanners"
dialogue--and now Windows does that for me automatically. I appreciate
your answers. I'll try to find another way to solve this.
On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 5:04 AM, JoeKostoss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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I don't believe that Lightroom is Default Printer aware. I think you will have to define the printer in Page Setup each time you print to a different printer, or-
For a work-around you could try- Making two Template Presets for each print design- the two templates will have the different printers stored in the Presets.
eg. User Templates: 8x10 for Printer(A) 8x10 for Printer(B).
Save a Template with Printer(A), connect to Printer(B), save another Template.
Once again, that simply selects the printer for that particular session.
It does not select a default for future sessions. (Maybe a Mac gives
different options, but Windows does not.)
Thanks. That's a possible work-around, though it's probably just as easy to select the desired printer each time. People who use a Mac seem to have found a way to set up, in LR, which printer comes up first, or automatically, but the options they see don't come up in Windows. Maybe there are other ways, using Epson or Windows, but I haven't found any. (I have marked your answer Helpful.)