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Captions

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Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)

You can add captions on your photographs using the Slideshow module.

The appearance and position of the captions will be the same in each photograph.

Do the following.

Collection

1) Press g to go to the Library module.

2) Select photographs and place them in a collection, if needed.

Perhaps add them to the Quick Collection in the Catalog panel.

The Quick Collection is for temporary collections.

Click the faint circle in the upper-right corner of each preview.

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Add Photo to Quick Collection

3) Select Quick Collection in the Catalog panel.

Metadata Panel

4) Press Ctrl + d to deselect all of your photographs.

5) Select your first photograph.

6) Open the Metadata panel on the right side of your screen.

Enter the caption for the photograph in the Caption box.

Select the next photograph, and repeat the above.

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Caption Box

7) Go to the Slideshow module.

The photographs in the Quick Collection are in the filmstrip at the bottom of your screen.

8) Open the Overlays panel on the right side of your screen.

9) Deselect these sections:

• Identity Plate

• Watermarking

• Rating Stars

You don't want the above to appear on your photographs.

10) Select the Text Overlays section.

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Text Overlays Section

11) You can change the following.

As mentioned, the appearance and position of the captions will be the same in each photograph.

The only way to vary the appearance and position of the captions is to only have one photograph at a time in the Slideshow module.

Color

To change the color, click the color picker rectangle.

Initially, you will only see black, grays, and white.

If you need a color, move the saturation slider (narrow white rectangle) from the bottom to the top.

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Saturation Slider

Click on a color in the field.

Opacity

If needed, decrease the opacity percentage to blend your caption with the photograph.

Font & Face

Open the menus to change the font and face (bold, etc.).

12) Click the the ABC icon below your photograph.

13) Open the ABC menu (tiny double triangle icon) and select Caption.

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ABC Menu

The caption appears.

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Caption

14) You can change the following.

As mentioned, the appearance and position of the captions will be the same in each photograph.

Move

To move the caption, click on it, hold, and move your mouse.

You can also use the arrow keys on your keyboard.

Resize

To resize it, click and hold on a corner, and move your mouse.

Delete

To delete the caption from the photograph (not from its metadata), mouse over it and press Delete.

Saving as JPEGs

To save the photographs and their captions, do the following.

1) In the lower-left corner of your screen, look for the Export PDF button.

2) Press and hold the Alt key (Windows) or Option (Mac).

The Export PDF button changes to Export JPEG.

3) Click the Export JPEG button.

4) Release the Alt or Option key.

5) At the top of the Export Slides as JPEGs window, navigate to destination for the photographs.

6) Enter a name for the photographs in the File name box.

Lightroom will create a folder with the name, and will rename the exported files with the name.

7) Select the Quality and Size options.

8) Click Save.

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The export folder and exported files.

Import

To use the captioned photographs in Lightroom, import them.