If you are like me using Adobe Lightroom and you want to do everything in Lightroom you will soon discover that adding a border to your photo is not straightforward. I don’t know why… we should ask Adobe I guess.
way to do this isn't obvious in Lightroom, because there’s no border option
when you export photos. One trick is to do it through the Print module. Here’s
- Select the photo you want to apply a border to and go to the Print module.
- In the Template Browser on the left side of the application, select any Image template that satisfies your print size.
- In the Image Settings panel on the right side of the application, select Stroke Border. Specify a Width of the desired size (such as 2 points) and click the color swatch to choose a color, such as white.
- In the Print Job panel, choose Print To > JPEG File. Specify the resolution and other options (sharpening, JPEG quality, etc.)
- Click Print to File.
That's it. But if you want to standardize the process, you can even add your Identity plate as part of the border like I did below and save the all to a new Template by clicking on "Create Saved Print" in the top right of the preview pane.
This is the final outcome: