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Publishing to a folder

From: Lightroom 4 Essentials: 01 Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module

Video: Publishing to a folder

Here we are going to interrupt our conversation about exporting to briefly talk about publishing. Now publishing is just another form of exporting. The reason why I want to talk about this here is we can do the same exact thing that we've done with exporting with publishing, it just has a little bit of a different built-in memory. Let me show you how this workflow works. What you can do is go to your Publish Services panel on the left-hand side in the Library module and click on Set Up. This will open up the Lightroom Publishing Manager dialog. Now what I'm going to do is go ahead and just give this a name.

Publishing to a folder

Here we are going to interrupt our conversation about exporting to briefly talk about publishing. Now publishing is just another form of exporting. The reason why I want to talk about this here is we can do the same exact thing that we've done with exporting with publishing, it just has a little bit of a different built-in memory. Let me show you how this workflow works. What you can do is go to your Publish Services panel on the left-hand side in the Library module and click on Set Up. This will open up the Lightroom Publishing Manager dialog. Now what I'm going to do is go ahead and just give this a name.

I will give this a name CO, my initials and I'm going to call this Desktop and then jpg (CO - Desktop - JPG). Again I want to export or publish files that are going to my desktop in a folder called JPEG and I want these to be full res JPEG files let's say. Well here I will choose the Desktop I will put them in a subfolder. Again I'm just going to name this JPG. Well how do I want to rename the files? I'll keep them as is. Do I want to Include Video Files? In this case, I don't, I am just kind of working with images so I am going to check that off. File Settings, I can choose my JPEG and Quality; crank that all the way up.

Choose the Color Space of Adobe RGB (1998). No resizing, Output Sharpening, I am going to Output Sharpen for Matte Paper on Standard. For Metadata, I will change that to my Copyright & Contact Info, Watermarking no need for that and then simply click Save. So again what that did was it set up these settings which looked a lot like my Export settings. And what I can then do is I can click and drag an image to this export or Publish Services settings that I've defined.

And I could also for that matter, select all of these images by pressing Command+A or Ctrl+A, and then dragging these to this location. I can go to different folders if I have other images, like these here that I want to bring in or publish out, I can drag those there as well. In other words, Publish Services, it allows me to kind of target files in an interesting way. Rather than having to select them and going to File > Export, I can just kind of tuck them away over there. It's almost like they are in a folder or in a to do box, and then when I'm ready to publish those files, well I can just click on those images, in this case these 28 and I can click one of the Publish button, this one here or this one up top.

And what will happen when I do this, is these files will then be published or exported and they'll be sent to this particular folder. And here you can see it's just showing me all the files that have been published and that they are in that location. Now if I want to pull up that location, I can go ahead and exit out of Lightroom for a moment, see if we can find that folder, close that window there and bring this folder over for a second. And here we can see if we open this up, we now have all of these files here. And these are different files right.

Some of them were the files from the beach_family folder, others from this Melissa folder, and they have different filenames and whatnot. And so you can see you can do here is you can export files out of Lightroom by way of this Publish Service panel. So in a sense, publishing and exporting well, it's pretty similar. They're two different ways to do very similar things. Well why would you want to use Publish Services? Well like I said, what you can do is simply tuck files away in there and then publish kind of when you're ready.

And this is a nice way also to keep track of things. For example, let's go to this Travel folder. I'm going to go to the Travel folder and drag a few more images into this Publish Services location. Now when I do that and I click on this, these two areas are divided up. New Photos need to be published these ones which already are. So why use Publish Services? A different way to do the same thing, but it also has the built-in kind of memory of remembering what you've done or what you haven't done. Have I already sent that file out? I have already exported it, well here; it shows me yeah that one has already gone out.

Or these three haven't, I will go ahead and publish those off and those are now part of this Publish photos folder and also they are on the desktop as well.

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  1. 2m 1s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 0s
  2. 13m 33s
    1. The broad Photoshop Lightroom overview
      3m 52s
    2. The photographic workflow puzzle
      3m 45s
    3. Why use Photoshop Lightroom?
      5m 56s
  3. 30m 18s
    1. The Photoshop Lightroom interface
      5m 21s
    2. Using the interface shortcuts
      4m 57s
    3. Working with panels
      4m 24s
    4. Customizing the identity plate and module pickers
      5m 49s
    5. Customizing interface elements
      5m 5s
    6. Creating a custom panel end mark
      3m 45s
    7. Using module tips
      57s
  4. 36m 32s
    1. Importing images and looking at file formats
      5m 27s
    2. Importing preferences
      3m 13s
    3. Introducing the Import dialog
      5m 10s
    4. Setting catalog preferences and import and preview options
      5m 38s
    5. Importing from a folder
      4m 2s
    6. Importing photos from a CF card
      10m 22s
    7. Creating an import preset
      2m 40s
  5. 11m 37s
    1. Drag-and-drop importing
      2m 8s
    2. Auto-importing from a watched folder
      4m 48s
    3. Importing from iPhoto or Aperture
      4m 41s
  6. 9m 36s
    1. Introducing tethered capture
      3m 47s
    2. Working with tethered capture
      2m 55s
    3. Considering color management with tethered capture
      2m 54s
  7. 24m 21s
    1. Introducing catalogs
      3m 12s
    2. Demystifying catalogs by way of comparison
      3m 34s
    3. Optimizing and backing up catalogs
      6m 13s
    4. Importing and updating legacy catalogs
      6m 38s
    5. Exporting a catalog
      3m 53s
    6. Learning more about catalogs
      51s
  8. 41m 51s
    1. Working in the Grid and Loupe views
      2m 14s
    2. Navigating and zooming
      4m 47s
    3. Customizing the Grid and Loupe views
      5m 14s
    4. Customizing the Filmstrip
      3m 17s
    5. Comparing two images
      5m 23s
    6. Surveying two or more images
      3m 15s
    7. Working with folders and files
      4m 2s
    8. Deleting and removing images from folders
      3m 1s
    9. Working with multiple hard drives
      8m 2s
    10. Dual-monitor support
      2m 36s
  9. 30m 25s
    1. Working with flags, stars, and labels
      5m 20s
    2. Adding ratings with the Painter tool
      3m 32s
    3. Filtering by flag, stars, and labels
      3m 58s
    4. A filtering workflow
      5m 54s
    5. Filtering by file type
      1m 54s
    6. Filtering by type and metadata
      3m 22s
    7. Sorting photos
      1m 58s
    8. Stacking photos into groups
      4m 27s
  10. 21m 51s
    1. Using Smart Collections
      4m 7s
    2. Using Quick Collections
      2m 25s
    3. What is a collection?
      3m 39s
    4. Working with collections
      3m 22s
    5. Going further with collections
      3m 17s
    6. An evaluative-collection workflow
      5m 1s
  11. 12m 23s
    1. Overviewing the new Map module
      2m 32s
    2. Tagging images with locations
      3m 46s
    3. Creating saved locations
      6m 5s
  12. 10m 44s
    1. Using Quick Develop
      3m 39s
    2. Synchronizing settings
      3m 12s
    3. Making incremental adjustments
      3m 53s
  13. 31m 41s
    1. Playing video in Photoshop Lightroom
      3m 50s
    2. Trimming a video
      4m 11s
    3. Editing the color and tone of a video
      5m 2s
    4. Using presets to edit the color and tone of a video
      1m 49s
    5. Setting the poster frame
      1m 35s
    6. Capturing a still image from a video
      3m 9s
    7. Exporting to a hard drive
      2m 37s
    8. Publishing to a hard drive
      3m 35s
    9. Publishing video to Facebook
      3m 18s
    10. Publishing video to Flickr
      2m 35s
  14. 17m 11s
    1. Why use DNG?
      7m 32s
    2. Converting to DNG and the Embed Fast Load Data option
      3m 45s
    3. Reducing file size with the lossy compressed DNG
      5m 54s
  15. 22m 39s
    1. Adding keywords
      3m 33s
    2. Creating and using keyword sets
      3m 6s
    3. Synchronizing keywords
      1m 58s
    4. Keywording with the Painter tool
      1m 29s
    5. Working with the Metadata panel
      4m 44s
    6. Adding copyright metadata with a template
      4m 23s
    7. Filtering photographs based on metadata
      3m 26s
  16. 27m 34s
    1. External editing preferences
      5m 14s
    2. Editing raw photos in Photoshop
      4m 43s
    3. Editing an original TIFF, PSD, or JPG file in Photoshop
      3m 40s
    4. Editing a modified TIFF, PSD, or JPG file in Photoshop
      4m 44s
    5. Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop
      4m 34s
    6. Including multiple images in Photoshop as layers
      4m 39s
  17. 29m 1s
    1. Exporting photographs to a hard drive, CD, or DVD
      4m 44s
    2. Publishing to a folder
      4m 5s
    3. Using exporting presets
      4m 51s
    4. Emailing photographs from Photoshop Lightroom
      5m 34s
    5. Exporting to Adobe Revel
      3m 39s
    6. Uploading photos to Facebook and Flickr
      6m 8s
  18. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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