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In Photoshop Lightroom 3 New Features, photographer and author Chris Orwig explores the enhancements that Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 brings to each phase of the photographic workflow—from importing and editing, to exporting and publishing. This course details Lightroom 3's new importing and asset-management features and its significant improvements in the Develop module, including enhanced sharpening and noise reduction. Chris also shows how Lightroom 3 broadens output options, and shares workflow tips and advice for upgrading Lightroom 2 catalogs and working with images processed in earlier Lightroom versions. Exercise files are included with the course.
Here I want to briefly cover two small yet really helpful new features in regards to exporting our photographs from Lightroom. Well, here I have a portrait of my friend David and he is a fascinating person, a great author, a phenomenal photographer. Let's say that I want to send this photograph to them. Well, I need to export this from Lightroom. In order to do that, I can go ahead and navigate to my File pulldown menu and then select Export. This will then open up the Export dialog. Now, what we'll discover here is that for the most part, this will be very similar to Lightroom 2.
But if you scroll down to File Settings, there's something a little different. Well, here in File Settings, we can define the File Format, the Color Space. We can also choose the overall JPEG quality. We can increase this this way and increase the overall quality of the file. Or you have a new option. And this option is to limit the file size to a specific size. What this will do is it will disable the Quality setting. So, let's click on this check box. Notice that's now grayed out.
We can then change this to say how about 250K? In this case, what Lightroom is going to do is say "hey, I'm going to make the best JPEG that's possible at this particular file size." So, in this way, we can define the quality either with a Quality setting or now, new to Lightroom 3, by a particularly defined file size. All right. Well, the last thing that I want to highlight here is that if we scroll down, we also have the ability to add a watermark to our photograph. So, let's go ahead and click on this option and then in this pulldown menu, if we've already created watermark, we can go ahead and choose one of those.
This can be really handy when we're e-mailing clients photos for review. If we're doing that, we can then add a watermark to those images in order to protect them.
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