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5 - Printing Workflow

Here's a typical printing workflow.

Set Up

1) Set up Lightroom for your printer and paper.

Go to 1 - Set Up.

You'll select your printer.

You'll select the paper's:

• Type.

• Size.

• Orientation: Portrait or landscape

• Profile.

Select Photograph(s)

2) Select a photograph or photographs to be printed.

Library Module

In the Library module, select a photograph or photographs.

You can select more than one preview by pressing and holding the Ctrl (Windows) or Cmd (Mac) key.

Develop Module

If you're in the Develop module and go to the Print module, the photograph that you were editing will be the one to be printed.

Print Module

In the Print module, click on a collection in the Collections panel on the left side of your screen.

Then, select a photograph or photographs in the Filmstrip.

Go to the Print Module

3) If you're not already there, go to the Print module.

Select a Template

4) Select a template in the Template Browser panel on the left side of your screen.

As you move the cursor over the templates, each template is displayed in the Preview panel.

Modify the Template

5) Modify the template, if necessary, by changing the options in the the panels on the right side of your screen.

The default print resolution and sharpening settings are often the best.

Update or Save the Template

6) If you modify the template, and are likely to use the same settings again, choose one of the two options below.

Option #1 - Update the Template

Right click on the template, and select Update with Current Settings.

Option #2 - Save the Template

With a New Name

a) Click the + icon in the Template Browser panel tab on the left side of your screen.

b) Rename the template from Untitled Template, and select a folder, such as the default folder, User Templates.

Print

7) Click the Print button in the lower-right corner of your screen.

Resources

Go to Printing.