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Using Lightroom and InDesign to Generate Folio Pages

About five minutes ago I smacked my head in one of those “OF COURSE!” moments. I was thinking about my recent blog entry on using Lightroom and InDesign’s merge functionality to create Blurb books, and had an epihpany: the same process would work for generating folio pages. This little connection was likely triggered by an entry on Brooks’s blog about his printing workflow.

I don’t know why I didn’t come up with this before, but it will save me a ton of frustration. Right now I make my folio pages using Photoshop and a series of actions, but getting the sizing of the image area correct is always something that takes me hours to re-create.

But no more. I’ll just create an InDesign template that’s perfect, and use the data merge functionality for future folios!