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LightRoom Question

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by BillN, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    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
     
  2. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    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).
     
  3. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    you'll need to flip out bill
     
  4. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    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
     
  5. KianO

    KianO SC Top Veteran

    568
    Jun 27, 2012
    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.
     
  6. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    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?
     
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  7. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    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!
     
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  8. KianO

    KianO SC Top Veteran

    568
    Jun 27, 2012
    Geneva
    Yeah that would be great, but adobe is taking great care as to not overlap their offerings too much...
     
  9. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    multiple canaries...... the canary's beak
     
  10. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    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.
     
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  11. flash

    flash SC Veteran

    372
    May 6, 2011
    Gordon
    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
     
  12. BillN

    BillN SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 25, 2010
    S W France
    Bill
    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