Bird Photography – Getting Ready to Print in Lightroom

One of the final steps in my Lightroom RAW workflow is to take the best overall “selects” from a shoot and prepare them to be printed by Mpix.com. The easiest way to accomplish this is by creating a print template which includes all the layout information as well as all the print job information (as shown in the three screen captures below). Then you just select the image you want to print in the Filmstrip panel and you’re ready to “print” your image to a jpeg file which can be uploaded to Mpix.com.

I know I’ve said this before but the best place to learn more about using Lightroom’s Print module is in Scott Kelby’s new book The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Book for Digital Photographers or at Matt Kloskowski’s Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Killer Tips blog.

Lightroom Print Template

Lightroom Print Template layout and print job settings for a 16″ x 20″ fine art print including a custom identity plate. Mpix can print this high-resolution jpeg in 4′ x 5″, 8″ x 10″ or 16″ x 20″ sizes and the prints look great!

Lightroom Layout SettingsLightroom Print Job Settings