Feb 282013

Lightroom Book Page LayoutHere’s an idea for a cool Book photo layout in Lightroom — choose a multi-photo page layout, and use different parts of the same photo in each cell!


  • Select your page by clicking on it, click on the downward triangle and choose a multi-photo layout:


  • Drag your single photo from the Filmstrip up into each of the photo cells on the page:


  • At this point each photo fits entirely within each frame. To get just a portion of the photo to show, click inside the photo cell, and enlarge it by increasing the Zoom percentage.



  • Then click and drag within the photo to choose which part of the photo should show in the cell.  Figuring out what Zoom percentage works and positioning the pieces so that the lines in your photo match up is the part that takes a a little bit — or sometimes a lot — of fiddling with — but it works!

Here’s another example, with a page caption also added (black border not included):

Lightroom book page with caption


Related Posts:

Lightroom 4 Book Module Video Tutorial: Basic Skills

Lightroom 4 Book Module Video Tutorial: Changing and Refining Page Layouts



  5 Responses to “Creative Page Layouts in Lightroom’s Book Module”

  1. What a great idea!! I’ve used something similar to create single-image triptychs in Lightroom’s print module (see here for an example: (http://www.flickr.com/photos/wolfnowl/5247089938/in/set-72157625109908217/) but I never would have thought to use it in the book module. Thanks for sharing!!


    • Thanks, Mike! I have done them in Print as well — but in Book, no need for virtual copies. Came to me as I was falling asleep the other night. 🙂

  2. Nice idea! Our best creative moments often appear at the twilight of sleep! Thanks for sharing. Carol

  3. Great idea!

    I’m a photographer for the Spreckels Organ Society in Balboa Park. I post “teaser” images to their FB page, as a preview to the complete photoset I post on the Web page. I think this would be a great idea for the “teaser” image on the FB page!

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