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In Photoshop Lightroom 3 Essential Training, author Chris Orwig provides a comprehensive look at Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3, the popular photo-asset management, enhancement, and publishing program. The course covers indispensable techniques such as importing, processing, and organizing images in the Library, correcting and adjusting images in the Develop module, and creating slideshows, web galleries, and print picture packages. In addition to exploring all of Lightroom 3's capabilities, this course is rich with creative tips and expert advice on photographic workflow. Exercise files accompany the course.
Now that we know a little bit about exporting our images from Lightroom, here I want to focus in on two new export features inside of Lightroom 3. Go ahead and select an image. And then navigate to the File pulldown menu and choose Export. This will open up our Export dialog. Now we know that what we can do is we can click on one of the presets that we've already created, like this one here. I'll go ahead and click on that option. It will then update a number of my different settings on the right-hand side. Next up, I am going to scroll down and focus in on File Settings.
So far, we've talked about and discussed how we can change the over all quality of our JPEG by modifying this JPEG's slider here. Well, there is also another way. As you might have noticed, there was a check box for limiting our file size to a particular size. Well if we turn on this option, it'll gray out this quality slider. So what exactly is happening here? Well, what we are doing is when we turn on this option we are telling Lightroom: I want to file that is 100K; therefore, make the file 100K and modify the quality so I can get the best quality file as possible at this particular size.
And of course we can click in here and change this as well, if we want a different file size. All right, well, the next thing I want to highlight is down near the bottom. If you scroll down, you'll notice that there is an option for watermarking your photographs upon Export. All that you need to do is to simply click on this check box here. Now in this case, I've already created a watermark. So I'll go ahead and simply choose one of those, copyright chris orwig - big. This one is a little bit larger. And I will use that one and include that here in this Export. Now by doing that, I can have that graphic on top of my image, embedded in the file, so it can protect the image.
And this can be of particular importance and particular help, especially if you are sending your images to your client to review. You want to make sure you maintain the copyright of those files so that they are not used in anyway that isn't appropriate. All right, well, that wraps up our extra look at a couple new features inside of the Export dialog.
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