• In Lightroom 5, it’s much easier to add text in the Book Module. Each page now has Transparent Buttons for “Page Text” and, if a photo exists on the page, “Photo Text”. Note: These are linked to the existing Page Text and Photo Text controls in the Text panel.
• When positioning your cursor over a page in the page picker, it displays a circle (just like the quick collection icon). Clicking the circle adds that page to the Favorites list.
• You can now print using Blurb’s “Standard” paper stock, which is a more economical yet lighter weight paper.
• All the same metadata that is available for captions in other modules is now available for captions in the Book module.
• Check the Page Numbers option in the Book module in Lightroom 5 to add page numbers to your book. Then, use the pull down menu to position them (Top Corner, Bottom Corner, Top, Side, Bottom).
• To change the start page for numbering, Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) in a page and choose Start Page Number. Note: Lightroom defaults to starting the page numbering on the first non-cover page.
• Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) in a page to change the appearance of Page number either globally or locally.
• Control -click (Mac) | Right Mouse -click (Win) in a page to hide a page number on a specific page.
In the Book Module in Lightroom 4, you can easily see what images have yet to be added to the book by selecting “Unused” from the Filter presets. You can also chose to view only the “Used” images. Note: the Filter options can be found in the lower right of the application, in the black bar, above the filmstrip.
Did you know that in Lightroom 4, you can use the Page Caption option to add text almost anywhere in your image? By default, a Page Caption is added at the bottom of a page, but you can use the Top/Bottom buttons in the Caption panel to place the caption at the top/bottom of the page and use the Offset slider to reposition it. Plus, you can use the Padding options in the Cell panel to reposition the type left or right within the Page Caption’s cell.