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Join photographer and author Chris Orwig in Photoshop Lightroom 4 Essentials: Organizing and Sharing with the Library Module, as he explores the interface of this popular image-management program and shows how to use its Library module to organize and manage a photo library. The course covers importing both still images and video; shooting in tethered-capture mode; organizing and rating images with flags, stars, labels, and location tags; and working with collections. The course also details how to export, email, and share photos, and introduces the Lightroom 4 video-editing features, as well as its ability to work together with the full editing power of Photoshop. Exercise files are included with the course.
Here, we're going to take a look at another way that we can export our video files from Lightroom. This involves using what's called the Publish Services. Now, the Publish Services are actually kind of fascinating. You can kind of think of the Publish Services, in this case to a hard-drive, kind of like export, but export with a little bit of memory. Let's take a look at how we can set this up. I'm going to go ahead and click on Setup and this will open up the Lightroom Publish Manager. I'm going to name this export as Video, and I'll name this Max, because I'm going to use a quality of a maximum here.
So I have that name there. I'm going to put these in a subfolder, that same subfolder we used before, "Video." Then, I can choose my format, my quality, and then if you scroll down, you have a few other options which really are most relevant to images. So I'm just going to leave this as is. In other words, these settings are almost identical to the settings I used in the Export dialog. Well, why create them here, and what's the deal? Well, what this allows me to do is to drag video clips to this Publish Setting and then to publish those all at once.
Let's take a look at this. I'll go ahead and click Save and you'll notice that it's just going to create this little Publish Service for me. This one I just created which is called Video, here. So I can drag a video clip to that, and you'll notice that I now have one video that needs to be published. I could also drag another into that spot. This will always be saved inside of Lightroom. This is part of the Lightroom Catalog. Well, if I want to view these two, I can click on them, and then next, what I can do is actually go to view these. I'll go to the Grid View, so I can check them out here as these two video files need to be published.
To publish these or really to export them out of Lightroom to another spot on the hard-drive, I can either click the Publish button here or this one down here. I'll go ahead and click this button, and it's going to start the publishing process. Well, the great thing about using this Publish feature is this. What it will do is it will export these, but it kind of keeps track of things for you. In other words, if I leave this and then come back to it, it's going to tell me, hey, these video files have already been published. It will show me that and we'll take a look at that in a second.
All of this publishing also takes place behind the scenes. Well, these two files are going to take a second to publish out. So what we'll do is go ahead and speed this process up a little bit, and then we're going to pick up where once these are completed, we'll take a look at what will happen with Lightroom. So we can see that it's gotten through one of the video files. That one is complete, and it's working on the other. Now these video files have been published. So what we want to do is just go ahead and double-check and make sure they're in that folder and everything.
I'm going to open up my Finder window and there you have them. Here are these two video files that we published out of Lightroom. So as you can see Publish in this case, it works a lot like Export, but it just has this built-in memory. Why would you want to use this? Move back to Lightroom for a moment. You may want to use this if there are certain Export or Publish settings that you're using again and again and again, or maybe you want to publish a video three different ways at three different sizes. Well, in that case, you could go ahead and set those up and have three different options here, and then just drag your video to each option, and click Publish.
So this gives you a little bit more flexibility. Well, Publish Services isn't all about just publishing to a hard-drive. It also gives you the ability to publish your content to different sites like Facebook or Flickr. Well, let's take a look at how we can do that in the next movie.
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