10 Replies Latest reply on Jul 14, 2018 4:38 AM by effeegee

    Add relative border

    bena77449568

      Hi all, I'm trying to process thousands of images so that they all end up the same size as a standard sheet of paper (594mm by 420mm) and include a white border. I can get the exact result I am looking for by using the print module and adding a border and then saving as a jpeg, but it doesn't save the titles.

       

      I have had a look at adding a border as a watermark but because all of the images are totally different shapes this doesn't work, at least as far as I can tell.

       

      Anyone able to provide any solutions?

       

      Thanks!
      Ben

        • 1. Re: Add relative border
          cmgap Adobe Community Professional

          Have you created and tested a template in the print module?

          • 2. Re: Add relative border
            JohanEl54 Adobe Community Professional

            bena77449568  wrote

             

            Hi all, I'm trying to process thousands of images so that they all end up the same size as a standard sheet of paper (594mm by 420mm) and include a white border. I can get the exact result I am looking for by using the print module and adding a border and then saving as a jpeg, but it doesn't save the titles.

            I'm not sure I understand what you mean. You can add the title to a print template. Check 'Photo Info' in the right panel and choose the title for the option you have (use 'Edit' to get more options).

            • 3. Re: Add relative border
              effeegee Level 3

              I use a plug-in LR2Mogrify to solve a similar problem w.r.t. size and portrait/landscape 'padding'. You can also get the title(selected metadata) to print in the border if you want but if the border is relative I am not sure how the title would vary in position or size.  Essentially you have a default canvas size of 594x420mm set in the plug-in and it automatically varies external borders/padding to suit the maximum image dimension you set - it can be set to automatically sort out landscape and portrait variations. LR2Mogrify is quite a powerful plug-in but the steep learning curve is well worth it.  Note: if you are using it on a PC you need to install a legacy version of ImageMagick.

              • 4. Re: Add relative border
                bena77449568 Level 1

                Thanks for the reply. Sorry, I'm trying to get the title of the file to be correct. This method just adds the title to the image which is not what I want. Thanks anyway though.

                • 5. Re: Add relative border
                  bena77449568 Level 1

                  I have not, I'm not sure how I would do that. However, in the print module the issue is that the title is not saved. Rather it saves the files with generic names. It is important that I keep the original file names for hosting files online.

                  • 6. Re: Add relative border
                    bena77449568 Level 1

                    Thanks, I actually downloaded both Mogrify and the other program that I needed to run it. I have it installed as a plugin but all I could see was adding a border manually using pixels. Maybe it wasn't really clear. I'll have another look through the online guides and hopefully, that will do what I need. From your comment, it definitely sounds like it will.

                     

                    Thanks!

                    • 7. Re: Add relative border
                      WobertC Adobe Community Professional

                      in the print module the issue is that the title is not saved.

                      In the LR Print module you require the "Title" to be entered into the photo metadata (in Library module) before you will see it on the print.

                       

                      This is the "Filename"  selected for [Photo Info]

                      ScreenShot048.jpg  ScreenShot050.jpg

                      This is the "Title"  selected for [Photo Info]

                      ScreenShot049.jpg  ScreenShot051.jpg

                       

                      ScreenShot052.jpg

                      You can also select [Edit...] and construct a template to show any combination of metadata on the print.

                      ScreenShot056.jpg

                      • 8. Re: Add relative border
                        effeegee Level 3

                        To get the title on your jpeg use the Text Annotation in Mogrify add a token for the metadata for title or caption so that it changes with each print with a wide range of choice of fonts and colour. You get to select the position either in terms of pixels or in terms of %of image dimensions.

                        To get a 'relative' border use the Canvas feature - select a no of pixels for both dimensions (print resolution x dimension in cm  pixels per cm e.g. 118x59.4=7096).  Choose to resizing every photo to same dimensions, keep aspect ratio, and adjust for landscape/portrait.

                         

                        I may have been confused but have just struggled to get the title outside the image area in the border but have not exhausted all the permutations of fonts and border size with negative and positive insets. The file below includes an outer border of 2% of the short side with other settings as above Mogrify has increased the short side borders to retain the aspect ratio. (Colours set to demonstrate not taste!)  

                        A2Test-1.jpg

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                        • 9. Re: Add relative border
                          bena77449568 Level 1

                          Thanks everyone, I think I must have been a bit confusing with my question. I need the actual file title to be the same as the original file. So when I open a bunch of files and process them through Lightroom's print function and then save them as jpeg they are saves as file 1, file 2, etc. I do not want the title to appear on the image.


                          I found a solution though, which was long-winded. I had to process them through Lightroom to make the width of all the Portrait and square, and Height of all the landscape the same. Then I processed them in Photoshop by reducing the image size and then increasing the canvas size in batch processes Landscape and Portrait (and square) separately.

                          • 10. Re: Add relative border
                            effeegee Level 3

                            That sounds torturous. Probably too late but you should be able to achieve what you want with LR2Mogrify and probably in a single pass. Happy to help if you want to know for future reference.