Well it’s that time of year again. Time to get the Lightroom Calendar Presets and Templates rolling for 2017. I’ve been posting about these every year for a while now. Years ago, Ed Weaver from RED Photographic contacted me with these really cool Lightroom Calendar Presets he created. I posted about them and they were an instant hit.
So every year since then, Ed has been kind enough to create new presets. He hosts them on his website (click here), and he has some directions on how to use them (he’s got versions with weeks that start on Sunday and Monday). But I also created a quick video for you below on how to install and use the presets.
Why Calendar Templates?
In case you’re wondering what the use is for these presets, here’s some ideas. I tend to think of these presets as something I could print up and hang on my refrigerator one page at a time. They’er not necessarily the traditional calendar you may be thinking of, where you have all 12 months printing and just flip to a new page. Why? That’s because if you printing each separate page, you’d then have to take it somewhere to have them bound together. By the time you did that, I think it would have been just as easy to go to a printing website and have a custom calendar printed.
To me, this something I would print once each month and hang on the fridge. Or, he’s even got a 12 Month version you could print at the beginning of the year and hang up for the whole year. Here’s a couple of examples.
How to Install and Use Lightroom Calendar Presets
Okay, as promised here’s a quick video that shows an example and shows you how to install them.
Downloading the Lightroom Calendar Presets
Here’s a link to Ed’s website to download the calendar presets. Don’t forget, he’s got 2 versions for weeks that start on Sunday or Monday. And While you’re there, poke around his galleries because he’s got some beautiful photos as well. And once again, let’s all give a huge thanks and shout out to Ed for taking the time to create and share these (free by the way) with everyone each year. Thanks Ed! 🙂
Hi Matt, when I went to install the presets, the import menu item did nothing, no file dialogue box. I was able to drag and drop the printing preset using the dock icon, but any idea why the import menu did not work? Looking forward to the 2019 versions
Just seeing this amazing tutorial and calendar presets. How do I get 2019 presets from Ed Weaver? Thanks much
I’ll post about it as soon as I hear more 🙂
please help, when I download all I get are four excel files for templates…I don’t get Ed’s manual and am unable to import into lightroom thanks
Love the templates – having trouble with the photos aspect ratio.for the photo’s – appears I need to crop the photo’s before going to the print tab and dragging them into the template. Does anyone know what ratio I should be cropping to? (a bit green with Lightroom – been using PhotoShop Elements for years) .
when I try to follow the link to Ed’s site, I get “forbidden”
Not sure if there was something going on, but I just checked and his site is working now.
Thanks for this opportunity. And PS great photographs.
Ian Bradshaw Photographer NSW Australia
Can’t seem to find how to subscribe….
Can you help me?
I just wanted to say that I just created a great calendar for my son! I am very satisfied with the result.
Happy Xmas everyone!
The photos I wish to use are all portrait (Milky Way) shots. When I tried to use the 3 month template scaled down to 8.5 x 11, I end up with a jumble I can’t seem to shrink down from the 24 x 17.5 size. Any tips for sizing down? (Your demo for small to larger was easy to do.) And/or, fitting the vertical photo in the other templates without losing half the photo?
(I’m still using LR5, no CC updates)
Awesome. Many thanks Matt and Ed and Happy Holidays to you both.
Thank you very much, Matt and big thanks to Ed for sharing his templates. I love his Brugge photos! Very inspiring! I wish I stayed there longer than a day when we visited, to have the opportunity to take photos like that.
Thanks a lot for this! How ever I did not succeed in converting the print formats to the standard paper sizes we use here in Sweden (A4, A3, 13×18 cm etc.) There was a good explanation on how to do it in the video, but I did not get it to work.
So I will have to search for templates somewhere else.
Thank you anyway
Problem solved by the use of Thomas L’s adaptations to ISO formats – see Thomas’ post above from Dec 6th.
Thanks Thomas! And thanks Matt and Ed!
I have been trying to figure out how to do a Calendar in Landscape. Photo on right or left. I tried to make a template 19×13 but the rulers keep saying 8.5×11. Am I doing something wrong? Or its not possible?
..any suggestions for someone who needs to sharpen his skills? lol
Is there a quick way to tone the 12 month calendars? If I tone one, I am unable to then select all the others and sync the changes. I am able to select the next one and click on Previous to make the changes, but hopefully there is quicker way.
Hi Dudley – the calendars are just like any other photo so you can sync and copy changes to them like you normally would.
What is a Good Paper Type.
Hi thanks for the templates. I am having an issue getting the portrait 12 month template to show up correctly in the print module. It will only show 6 months with the correct paper size set in page setup
Thank you Matt. Best of had season.
Thanks Matt, it looks like you are non ending source of education. Your video is great help on using Ed’s templets.
I will check his website too. Thanks for passing the information.
I always look forward to these templates. Thank you so much and Merry Christmas to you both!!
always a pleasure to learn especially from you Matt.
Awesome, thank you Matt and Ed. Happy Holidays!
Thank you! 😀
Hi! Thank you both for making these available! Are the numbers customizable? I tend to prefer to have some room to write in the squares, and the big numbers take all the space. Thanks again!
Did you try the small number calendar images instead? They have more room.
Wonderful Matt. You introduced me to Ed’s calendar template years ago when he first came out with them. I have been using it every year since. Your explanatory video was great. The only problem I have is that thru the years my hair has gotten grayer, yours has not. What the hell is with that buddy boy.
I don’t think you have an old enough photo of me Gerry. Definitely more gray. Heck, even the girl that cuts my hair “kindly” suggested last time “Did you ever consider coloring your gray hair” (true story) 🙂
Thank you !
If you like these templates but want the weeks to start with mondays or are looking for templates in other languages you are free to stop by and pick them up at http://thomasljungberg.se/lightroom-calendar-templates-2017/.
Actually Ed’s templates have versions that start on Monday’s too. Thanks for sharing though.
That was great! Imported everything and it works wonderfully! Thank you to both!
Matt. I’m using windows 10, Can’t seem to get the import box up when in print module. Any suggestions?
Matt, Awesome job with the video!
I look forward every year seeing the calendars everyone comes up with!
Everything worked just as you suggested in your video so a big thanks to you and Ed for making this available. A question, is there a way to export our completed calendar to a flash disk so that we might print multiple copies as a gift for our friends at a commercial printer?
Hi Sal – yes, in the Print module at the bottom right (Print Job panel), you can change it from Print To:Printer to a JPEG instead. Have fun!
A big thank you to Ed and to you for making these available year after year.
Thank’s a lot. Very good work.