9 Macro Layout

9 Macro Image



Part 1 – Image Setup

Open Adobe Lightroom.

Go to the Library Grid mode (Letter G).

Find your Macro images taken of one room or one large object.

Look for your best nine images. Give them a rating you’ll remember.

Select one of the images for cropping. When selected press the letter R on your keyboard.

Within the crop area select the Aspect ratio of 1×1.


Once selected crop your image the way you want it to appear in your layout.

Smallwood Making Your Life Easier TIP: After cropping press the number 1 key. That way the image is rated. . . . .  Stayed tuned for more later in Part 3.

REPEAT – Now that you’ve completed the first crop. Crop the remaining 8 macro images.


Part 2 – Getting Layout Setup


Now that all images are cropped go to your Print area within LR.

Using the mouse on the LEFT side of the LR window. RIGHT Click the words “User Templates”

Select Import

Go to the Templates and Graphics folder. Look to the bottom and select 9 Square Macro 12×12 file.

Once selected choose import.

Now your design layout is ready for images.




Part 3 – Placing Images

Smallwood Making Your Life Easier TIP:
Press the letter G and then Bottom Right corner next to the word Filter select the first star.

If you did the tips only the images you edited are showing now.

Once the layout is imported go through and place your nine images into the layout.

Now that the layout is filled turn your attention to the right side of LR.

Place the background color on the layout under the Page option area.

Then go to the Print Job area. Make the following settings:

  • Print to: JPEG file
  • File Resolution: 200 ppi
  • Print Sharpening: Standard



Part 4 – Printing…. actually Saving File

When correct press the Print to File… button.

Go to Templates & Graphics > File for Printing > Class Period Folder Number  either 4 or 5 folder.

Save the file as normal. ClassPeriod-HighSchoolLetter-FirstLastName (6-P-Justin Case)