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Exporting a photograph

Exporting a photograph provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as … Show More

Lightroom Power Shortcuts

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Video: Exporting a photograph

Exporting a photograph provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Lightroom Power Shortcuts
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  1. 3m 0s
    1. Welcome
      1m 29s
    2. Using the exercise files
    3. Tips for getting the most out of this course
  2. 24m 51s
    1. Using advanced shortcuts for the Full Screen and Lights Out modes
      3m 0s
    2. Minimizing different areas of the interface
      3m 27s
    3. Exploring background and panel shortcuts
      3m 34s
    4. Advanced panel navigation
      2m 58s
    5. Choosing the different modules
      4m 9s
    6. Accessing contextual menus in each module
      2m 25s
    7. Adjusting preferences and catalog settings
      1m 11s
    8. Looking up keyboard shortcuts
      4m 7s
  3. 10m 10s
    1. Working with the interface
      3m 47s
    2. Importing images and videos
      3m 47s
    3. Understanding tethered capture
      2m 36s
  4. 20m 22s
    1. Zooming in on images
      4m 0s
    2. Exploring the Survey and Compare views
      4m 53s
    3. Rotating the image
      1m 52s
    4. Exploring view options
      3m 47s
    5. Creating a layout overlay
      2m 38s
    6. Finding and selecting images
      3m 12s
  5. 34m 25s
    1. Renaming and relocating images
      4m 55s
    2. Adding labels, stars, or flags
      4m 58s
    3. Deleting images quickly with flags
      1m 59s
    4. Changing labels, stars, or flags
      3m 17s
    5. Filtering based on labels, stars, or flags
      2m 3s
    6. Finding images quickly
      1m 45s
    7. Working with stacks
      3m 22s
    8. Working with collections and target collections
      3m 5s
    9. Using and showing Quick Collections
      2m 46s
    10. Creating, using, renaming, and moving folders
      2m 59s
    11. Removing and deleting with shortcuts
      3m 16s
  6. 7m 17s
    1. Adding and editing keywords quickly
      3m 7s
    2. Using keyword shortcuts and enabling keyword painting
      2m 0s
    3. Using keyword lists and saving metadata
      2m 10s
  7. 5m 21s
    1. Working with a second monitor
      2m 37s
    2. Exploring advanced dual-monitor shortcuts
      2m 44s
  8. 9m 6s
    1. Exporting a photograph
      3m 39s
    2. Editing in Photoshop
      4m 19s
    3. Emailing a photograph
      1m 8s
  9. 4m 30s
    1. Viewing video
      1m 47s
    2. Setting in and out points
      1m 52s
    3. Exporting video
  10. 28m 53s
    1. Correcting tone and white balance automatically
      1m 40s
    2. Correcting white balance
      1m 29s
    3. Making adjustments in the Basic panel
      4m 9s
    4. Navigating between basic panels
      2m 46s
    5. Resetting the image to its default settings
      2m 27s
    6. Understanding how to show and correct clipping
      5m 1s
    7. Synchronizing and copying settings
      6m 34s
    8. Viewing before and after
      2m 6s
    9. Quickly converting to black and white
      1m 37s
    10. Showing information overlays
      1m 4s
  11. 28m 18s
    1. Creating virtual copies
      5m 39s
    2. Working with virtual copies
      3m 40s
    3. Using Snapshots to save settings
      3m 36s
    4. Creating custom presets
      2m 24s
    5. Using the Targeted Adjustment tool
      3m 38s
    6. Creating strong black-and-white conversions
      1m 55s
    7. Making better split-toning adjustments
      1m 27s
    8. Sharpening and improving the details in your photos
      2m 43s
    9. Soft proofing shortcuts
      3m 16s
  12. 18m 10s
    1. Exploring tool strip shortcuts
    2. Cropping and resetting a crop
      2m 10s
    3. Changing the crop overlay
      2m 35s
    4. Switching the crop orientation
      1m 28s
    5. Retouching with the Spot Removal tool
      2m 24s
    6. Making corrections with the Adjustment Brush
      6m 14s
    7. Using the Graduated Filter
      2m 25s
  13. 6m 18s
    1. Zooming in on the map and changing the map style
      1m 31s
    2. Finding a location and adding images
      3m 53s
    3. Adding GPS information and moving markers
  14. 9m 23s
    1. Viewing the book project
      1m 51s
    2. Toggling the visibility of guides
      2m 31s
    3. Working with type
      3m 23s
    4. Making selections
      1m 38s
  15. 8m 20s
    1. Playing an impromptu slideshow
      1m 52s
    2. Playing and viewing a slideshow
      1m 42s
    3. Creating a custom template and saving the slideshow
      2m 55s
    4. Exporting as PDF, JPEG, and video
      1m 51s
  16. 7m 28s
    1. Choosing the Print module and changing the page settings
      1m 21s
    2. Customizing the layout and viewing the guides
      2m 35s
    3. Modifying the print settings
      1m 51s
    4. Creating a custom template and saving the print
      1m 41s
  17. 3m 40s
    1. Exporting and reloading
      1m 30s
    2. Previewing in a browser and saving your web gallery
      2m 10s
  18. 43s
    1. Goodbye

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Exporting a photograph
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Exporting a photograph provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Lightroom Power Shortcuts

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This course enables you to harness the diverse features in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom literally at the touch of a button. Photographer and teacher Chris Orwig shares the keyboard shortcuts that make working with the modules in Lightroom more intuitive and efficient, including ways to navigate the interface, minimizing, maximizing, and zooming panels and images as you go, as well as methods for importing images. Chris also demonstrates shortcuts for organizing images with labels, stars, flags, and collections; editing image metadata; working with video; and making a wide range of image adjustments. The course provides photo editors with a whole new way to extend their reach in Lightroom: by bringing their toolset closer to the workbench.

Topics include:
  • Minimizing different areas of the interface
  • Performing a tethered capture
  • Finding, selecting, and labeling images
  • Working with stacks, collections, and Quick Collections
  • Adding keywords to images
  • Working with a second monitor
  • Exporting and emailing photos
  • Correcting white balance
  • Converting a photo to black and white
  • Rotating and flipping images
  • Creating virtual copies
  • Making better split toning adjustments
  • Retouching with the Spot Healing tool
  • Making corrections with the Adjustment Brush
  • Adding geolocation information
  • Creating impromptu slideshows and web galleries

Exporting a photograph

Here I want to highlight a shortcut for exporting our photographs from Lightroom. This is a picture that we worked on previously in the course, and what I want to do is I want to export this out of Lightroom as a JPEG. In order to do that, let's go and press the shortcut key combination for export. To do that, press Shift+Command+E on a Mac, or Shift+Control+E on Windows, and this will open up our Export dialog. Currently, I'm going to export this file to a hard drive, although we have other options as well; we could e-mail this, or we could export this to be burned to a CD or DVD as well.

Well next you can see that I have these different panels. You know, some of the panels there are opened; some are closed. You know, what I want to do, is I want to open up all of those panels, so I can dial this in exactly as I want it. To do that hold down the Command key on a Mac, or Control key on Windows, then click on one of the triangle icons. When you Command+click or Control+click on those icons, it allows you to expand or collapse all of those different panels. Next, I'm going to specify where to save this image.

I'm going to save this to a subfolder on my Desktop titled Portfolio. I need to rename this file, because right now it is titled crop_28. So here I'll go ahead and choose Custom Name, and I'll name this one Baja_Swing. Next, we'll scroll down; if we had a video file, we could choose Video Format and Quality settings here. I don't, so in this case, I'll close that panel. Then, for my Image Format, I'm going to choose JPEG. In regards to its overall quality, I can determine the Quality setting, the Color Space, and I can choose to resize this to fit within certain dimensions.

Next, in regards to my overall output sharpening, I'll select some sharpening specifications here. I'll sharpen this for screen, and typically for your Amount, Standard works best. I'll include my metadata information; no need to include a watermark. After I've exported this file, what I want to do is show this file in my Finder window. So here we'll go ahead and click Export. It will then export that file, and save it to that location, and here you can see it brought open my Finder or my Explorer window, showing me that it's exported this image.

And you know, after having exported this file, I've decided that I also want to export another image with those same exact settings. Well to do that I'll go back to Lightroom, and here I'll click on the photograph that I want to export. Now, previously we opened up that Export dialog by pressing Shift+Command+E on a Mac, or Shift+Control+E on Windows. Yet, if we modify that shortcut a little bit by pressing Shift+Option+Command+E on a Mac, or Shift+Alt+Control+E on Windows, we can export our file with the same exact settings.

The only problem here, of course, is that this file exists with this particular name. So what I need to do is to choose Use Unique Names. In doing that, it will then save this file out as a different name; here you can see it named it Baja_Swing-2. If that name isn't acceptable, I can just go ahead and click into this field, and I'll name this particular file Oak_Tree. But you can see that what you can do is you can take advantage of these export settings that you use, you can dial in all of those settings, and then you can reuse them by way of a shortcut.

And just to highlight those two shortcuts, to export you press Shift+Command+E or Shift+Control+E. To export with the previous settings, you press Shift+Option+Command+E on a Mac, or Shift+Alt+Contrl+E on Windows.

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