If like me you have struggled to prepare a layout plan for sheet your panel then these are the Lightroom settings that I currently use.
These settings work only for a simple layout plan with equal numbers of images on each row.
Prepare your images
In the library module make sure that your images are ordered sequentially following your desired hanging plan. Select and click to ‘pick up’ and image and move its position if you need to. In my early panels I named each image with a leading number so that an alphabetic sort would do this for me.
The order in the hanging plan in your folder then is the top row left to right followed by the next row down again left to right etc.
The Print Tab in Lightroom
This tab needs to be approached methodically otherwise what is appearing on your screen will definitely cause concerns!
Start with Page Setup if needed.
This is how you change from Portrait to Landscape and select the size of ‘paper’ for your sheet.
In my case I use my printer’s information for this.
I start at the bottom of the tab with ‘Print Job’. This section diverts the Lightroom output to a file on disk.
Section – Print Job
Print to : JPEG file
File resolution : 300 ppi
Print sharpening : Standard
Media Type : Matte
JPEG Quality : 100
Profile : sRGB
Now back to the top of the tab and I work my way down each of the sections in turn.
Section – Layout Style & Image Settings
Single Image/Contact Sheet
Note none selected
Section – Layout
Ruler Units : Centimeters
Set row/columns first in Page Grid
Then adjust Margins, Cell Spacing and Cell Size until you get the look that you want
Note Keep Square not set
This section allows extra information to be added below each image, I have chosen the File Name.
Adjust the font Size as required
Print Tab Overview
Finally here’s what the Print Tab looked like before I clicked Print To File.