Exporting Your Photos

Nearly done! The last step of the process is to export your photos, plus, for that, you’ll need to enter the particular export dialogue.

In addition to organizing and post-processing your photos, exporting is one of the most important tasks that Lightroom can accomplish. It may be also quite user-friendly and simple to learn for yourself.

To start, click on a single photo or multiple photos in the same time. (Lightroom can export photos in batches without a problem). In fact, if you want to highlight every single photo seen in the particular folder, press Control A on your keyboard (Command A on Mac).

After that, right click, plus go to Export > Export. The particular export dialogue will pop up:-

Exporting Your Photos
Exporting Your Photos

The majority of the settings within the particular export dialogue are usually self-explanatory. If you want the longest edge of your photo to be 2500 pixels wide, set it in order to 2500 pixels. In case you want the slightly-compressed JPEG, choose JPEG at, state, 80% quality.

There are only few points worth noting.

1st, under the “Image Sizing” tab, in case you’ve chosen your dimension when in terms of pixels (rather than inches or centimeters), the particular “Resolution” option indicates nothing. A digital picture displayed full-screen will certainly look 100% similar whether you select 300 ppi, 72 ppi, or 2 ppi. This setting only matters in case you’ve chosen your dimension when it comes to inches or millimeters rather. If so which will usually be the case just if you’re trying to print your picture and you don’t want to do any calculations yourself you can inform Lightroom to print a 4×6 inch photo at 300 ppi and this will automatically calculate that you need a 1200×1800 pixel photo.

2nd, under the “Metadata” tab, the concept here is that each picture you get has associated data other than the particular picture itself. In case a photographer has not removed the metadata from a picture, you can observe a lot of behind-the-scenes data about the picture:- the camera plus lens, the exposure settings, the date and time this was taken, plus so on. In case you don’t would like people knowing these details, select Include > Copyright Only.

Last but not least, if you wish to save all of your settings as a preset something that you may reuse at any time quickly in the future it’s an easy process. Click on the “Add” button on the left-hand side of the export dialogue, and simply name your preset whatever you want.

Exporting Your Photos