LightRoom Question

BillN

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Bill
I would like to ut a written caption on some of my images, i.e. the name of the bird

Is it possible to do this in Lightroom in the develop module ....... I can do this in the print module but it is long winded and really messy

or I have to flip out into photoshop or Elements to do this
 

bartjeej

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I'm pretty sure it's not possible in develop mode... you're probably best off doing it in some dedicated photo editor (LR is at its core still a raw developer, although it's been getting more and more editorial features).
 

BillN

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Bill
Thanks guys

that's a bugger!!!

almost worse than trying to ID some of the birds I saw in SA, particularly the bloody Canary!!! ......Canary's or is it Canaries
 

KianO

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Geneva
If you use the print module, you can caption the shot and print to a jpeg file, that'll do the trick, I used this trick for greeting cards.
 

BillN

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If you use the print module, you can caption the shot and print to a jpeg file, that'll do the trick, I used this trick for greeting cards.
Yeh, I know that but it is really messy - quicker to do it in Elements, (if you have it) - I flip them out in jpeg batches - you can also do other suff easily in Elements like borders etc, (which is not possible in LR), tarting the images up etc., .... and it's only about £50 ........ pity there is not some kind of LR "plug in" for PS Elements - is there? anyone know?
 

bartjeej

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I use GIMP for everything that LR can't do - it's free and it's good, IMO. There're lots of little extra functions that you can download for free, too!
 

KianO

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Yeh, I know that but it is really messy - quicker to do it in Elements, (if you have it) - I flip them out in jpeg batches - you can also do other suff easily in Elements like borders etc, (which is not possible in LR), tarting the images up etc., .... and it's only about £50 ........ pity there is not some kind of LR "plug in" for PS Elements - is there? anyone know?
Yeah that would be great, but adobe is taking great care as to not overlap their offerings too much...
 

flash

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I do as Bill mentioned above. Export to Photoshop (Elements) via LR. Do the border and save. It will automatically come back to Lightroom as a PSD file stacked with the original raw. It actually works quite well.

Gordon
 

BillN

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Not sure if this is what you mean but it should be possible to set PSE as an external editor in LR. You do this through Preferences > External Editors > Additional External Editor.
Thanks Bill, tried that - it opens up the application, (Elements), but never the image - if I "edit with Elements" in LR - right clicking on the image etc.
?
but if I edit with Photoshop - the full version - it opens the image - strange?

I prefer Elements to the full Photoshop app as I just cannot remember how to use PS and find most of the things I need, ...... (must be my age) - Elements is much simpler and user friendly

maybe I have just not "ticked" one of the boxes when setting up Elements in LR as an external editor
 

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