"You can now create your own custom layouts". Interesting. While it is a huge pain to have to spend hours creating exact layouts for really basic 3:2 templates, if I cant find a decent online service which supports the most popular photo aspect ratio on the planet, ill try it. I remember spending days creating exact print templates, then whenever I got a new computer or had to reinstall windows (and therefor photoshop/lightroom), I lost all my templates and had to start again. This basically put me off using the print module, so now I never use it - I live without having the layouts I need (which are more or less the same as the layouts for a photo book - this is not rocket science).
"You can now create your own custom layouts".
OK, just updated LR CC Classic, and now I get the "add cell". Unfortunately, it has no ruler or measurement, so it is impossible to get anything exact. You cant specify an exact aspect ratio, you cant specify exact size or distance from the next photo - its all approximate, by eye on a relatively low resolution monitor compared with print resolution. You cant even copy and paste or duplicate a cell, so its hit and miss just to get two cells the same size.
This is fairly useless for professional use unfortunately.
I have started creating a comparison looking for a service. Currently, there is only one service which actually says on their website they delivery to spain and gives a cost, mixbook, although if it is being sent from USA, delivery is likely to be weeks not days as they suggest.
Spanish delivery cost (approx)
3:2 or custom templates
Prices only available to registered customers
8.5"x11" $11.34 7-8 days
Not possible (only deliver prints to Spain)
USA and UK
Does deliver To Europe, but no prices
Photo book Europe
https://cewe-photoworld.com/ UK? Only deliver to UK according to their chat support. Photo Books Online | Personalised Photo Albums UK | Bob Books UK? They say they deliver to Spain, but no info on the site, only UK costs
The trick is to single click on the images in the cells, wait for a second for the zoom slider to pop up and then set the zoom to 0%. This will retain the aspect ratio of the as cropped image.