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Add your identity plate to a slideshow

  1. In the Overlays panel of the Slideshow module, select Identity Plate.
  2. If necessary, do any of the following:
    • To use a different identity plate, click the Identity Plate preview and choose from the pop-up menu.

    • To adjust the opacity or scale of the identity plate, move the sliders or enter a percentage value.

      Note: You can also scale the identity plate by clicking the identity plate text in the Slide Editor view and dragging a bounding box handle.

    • To change the original color of your text identity plate, select Override Color and then choose a new color by clicking the color swatch to the right.

    • To move the identity plate, click the identity plate text in the Slide Editor view and drag inside the bounding box.

    • To move the identity plate behind the photos, select Render Behind Image.

      Note: Make sure that the template layout lets enough of the identity plate show from behind the photos.

    Lightroom Classic CC Displaying the identity plate behind photos
    Displaying the identity plate behind photos

  1. In the Overlays panel of the Slideshow module, select Watermarking.
  2. Choose a watermark from the pop-up menu.

Display ratings in a slideshow

The rating stars that you give to photos in the Library module can be displayed in a slideshow.

  1. In the Overlays panel of the Slideshow module, select Rating Stars.
  2. Click the color box on the right and choose the color you want for the stars from the pop-up window.
  3. Change the size of the stars by doing one of the following:
    • Adjust the Scale slider or enter a Scale percentage value.

    • Click the rating stars in the Slide Editor view and drag one of the bounding box handles.

  4. Click the rating stars in the Slide Editor view, and then do any of the following to position them in the slide layout:
    • Drag from within the bounding box.

    • Click the Rotate Left or Rotate Right in the toolbar.

    As you move the rating stars, the bounding box tethers itself to points on the image border. This behavior allows the stars to float next to or within an image at a consistent distance from the image border, regardless of the size or orientation of the image.

Add text and metadata to slides

You can add text that appears on every slide, or a unique caption on each slide. For example, you can display the stars rating that you applied to an image, or the caption that is recorded in an image’s metadata.

  1. In the toolbar on the Slideshow module, click ABC.

    The Custom Text pop-up menu and text box appear in the toolbar.

  2. Do any of the following in the toolbar:
    • To create text that displays on all the slides, type the text in the Custom Text box and press Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac OS).

    • To display a caption that is different for each slide, click the Custom Text pop-up menu and choose a metadata option.

    • To use the Text Template Editor to specify the text that appears under each slide, click the Custom Text pop-up menu and choose Edit. Then, select tokens to create a custom text string. See The Filename Template Editor and Text Template Editor.

    Text Overlays is automatically selected in the Overlays panel, and the text and bounding box appear in the Slide Editor view.

  3. Format the text by doing any of the following in the Text Overlays section of the Overlays panel:
    • To choose a text color, click the color box to the right of Text Overlays and choose a color from the pop-up window.

    • To adjust the text opacity, drag the Opacity slider or enter a percentage value.

    • To choose a font, click the triangle next to the font name and choose from the pop-up menu.

    • To choose a font face, click the triangle next to the face name and choose from the pop-up menu.

  4. Do any of the following to position or scale the text or object in the Slide Editor view:
    • To adjust the size of the text, drag one of the bounding box handles.

    • To move the text to a specific location, drag from within the box.

    As you move the text, the bounding box tethers itself to points on the image border. This behavior allows the text to float next to an image or within an image at a consistent distance from the border, regardless of the size or orientation of the images.

  5. (Optional) If you want to add another text box, click ABC in the toolbar and specify the text options.

    Add as many text boxes as needed.

Add a drop shadow to text in a slideshow (Mac OS)

  1. In the Slideshow module, click the text in the Slide Editor view.

    The text is selected and a bounding box appears.

  2. In the Overlays panel, select Shadow.

    A preview of the drop shadow with default values appears in the Slide Editor view.

  3. Adjust the Shadow options:

    Opacity

    Sets the shadow’s lightness or darkness.

    Offset

    Sets the shadow’s distance from the image.

    Radius

    Sets the hardness or softness of the shadow’s edge.

    Angle

    Sets the direction of the cast shadow. Turn the knob or move the slider to adjust the shadow’s angle.

Move and rotate text and other objects in a slide

All text elements, rating stars, and an identity plate can be moved anywhere in a slideshow template layout. Selecting them in the Slide Editor view displays a bounding box. The bounding boxes are anchored to points on the image’s border, which allows the text or object to float next to an image or within an image at a consistent distance from the image’s border, regardless of the size or orientation of the images.

  1. In the Slideshow module, click the text, rating stars, or identity plate in the Slide Editor view to display its bounding box.
  2. Do any of the following:
    • Drag the bounding box to the location you want. To set the anchor point to a fixed location, click it. The anchor point becomes yellow when fixed.

    • In the toolbar, click Rotate Left or Rotate Right.

    Lightroom Classic CC Text boxes anchored to a cell line
    Text boxes anchored to a cell line

Scale the text and other objects in a slide

  1. Click the text, rating stars, or identity plate in the Slide Editor view.
  2. Drag a bounding box handle to adjust the size of the text or object.
    Lightroom Classic CC scale text and other objects in slide
    Dragging a bounding box handle to adjust the text or object size.

Remove text and other objects from a slide

You can remove text from a slide layout. You can also temporarily turn off the text overlay so that it’s no longer visible in the slideshow. Temporarily turning off the text gives you the option of restoring it at any time by turning the text overlay back on.

  • Do any of the following:
    • To permanently remove text from a slide layout, click the text or object in the Slide Editor view to select it, and then press the Delete key.

    • To turn off text visibility, deselect Text Overlays in the Overlays panel.

      Note: Deselecting Text Overlays does not turn off the visibility of the identity plate or rating stars.

    • To turn off the visibility of your identity plate or rating stars, either deselect Identity Plate or Rating Stars in the Overlays panel, or select the object in the Slide Editor view and press the Delete key. You can always restore your identity plate or rating stars to a slide layout by selecting their options in the Overlays panel.

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