How to change printer in Lightroom?

1 year 5 months ago #600715 by Doug Taylor
I must be blind.  How in the world do you change the physical printer you want to print from, within Lightroom?  


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1 year 5 months ago - 1 year 5 months ago #600754 by Shadowfixer1
CTRL+P if a Windows machine

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1 year 5 months ago #600758 by garyrhook
It's handled (only) in the Print module. Which is where you're going to be doing your printing anyway, so it sorta makes sense? Sorta.

NB: you can go to Print from a library folder, or from a collection. You prepare all the images you want to print in the Develop module first (crop, etc) then go to Print.


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1 year 5 months ago #600781 by Shadowfixer1
There is also a button on the lower right of the print module that you can click on to change printers.

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1 year 5 months ago #600782 by Shadowfixer1

garyrhook wrote: It's handled (only) in the Print module. Which is where you're going to be doing your printing anyway, so it sorta makes sense? Sorta.

NB: you can go to Print from a library folder, or from a collection. You prepare all the images you want to print in the Develop module first (crop, etc) then go to Print.

The question was how to change printers if you have more than one.

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1 year 5 months ago #600952 by EOS Man

Shadowfixer1 wrote: CTRL+P if a Windows machine



+1 agree

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1 year 5 months ago #602402 by garyrhook

Shadowfixer1 wrote:

garyrhook wrote: It's handled (only) in the Print module. Which is where you're going to be doing your printing anyway, so it sorta makes sense? Sorta.

NB: you can go to Print from a library folder, or from a collection. You prepare all the images you want to print in the Develop module first (crop, etc) then go to Print.

The question was how to change printers if you have more than one.


Which point I believe I made: it's done from the Print module (only); ctrl-P takes you there. I think that it is confusing for most that printing isn't handled from the (e.g.) File menu, or whatever. So while specifying the steps to make the change is like giving a fish, I was pointing out that context is relevant (where you have to be in order to deal with printing steps), and chose instead to focus on teaching how to fish. Which was the point of the N.B.

Once in the print module, that button is labeled "Page Setup..." which still doesn't clarify that the printer selection is made therein. I think both of us have helped clarify the steps.

Printing in LR is anything but immediately intuitive, IMHO. I could have been more helpful by adding more words to my post.


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1 year 5 months ago - 1 year 5 months ago #602455 by Shadowfixer1
He did just ask how to change printers not print. I think he was already in the print module so telling him to go there didn't do much for him, but that's just my opinion. 

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1 year 5 months ago - 1 year 5 months ago #602557 by garyrhook

Shadowfixer1 wrote: He did just ask how to change printers not print. I think he was already in the print module so telling him to go there didn't do much for him, but that's just my opinion. 


A fair conclusion, but unclear from the OP. Sometimes just knowing where to start is the challenge, but as I said, I could have added more words to my response for the sake of thoroughness and clarity. Note taken.


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