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Uploading photos to Facebook and Flickr

From: Lightroom 5 Essentials: 02 Managing Images with the Library Module

Video: Uploading photos to Facebook and Flickr

Another way that you can publish your photographs in the library module is by taking advantage of the publish services. Which allow you to publish your work to different sites, like Behance, Facebook, or Flickr. And so here, let's take a look at how we can do this. And just to illustrate, I'll show you how we can work with Facebook. And the process is nearly identical when we work with these other sites as well. What you want to do first is select a photograph, like this one here, and I want to quickly develop this image. You could use quick develop or the develop module, and here I'm just going to increase my overall exposure just a little bit, I'll add a touch of clarity you know, decrease some of the vibrance, because if I'm really going to post this some where I want to make sure that the image looks good.

Uploading photos to Facebook and Flickr

Another way that you can publish your photographs in the library module is by taking advantage of the publish services. Which allow you to publish your work to different sites, like Behance, Facebook, or Flickr. And so here, let's take a look at how we can do this. And just to illustrate, I'll show you how we can work with Facebook. And the process is nearly identical when we work with these other sites as well. What you want to do first is select a photograph, like this one here, and I want to quickly develop this image. You could use quick develop or the develop module, and here I'm just going to increase my overall exposure just a little bit, I'll add a touch of clarity you know, decrease some of the vibrance, because if I'm really going to post this some where I want to make sure that the image looks good.

Well after you've finished your processing in quick develop, or perhaps in the develop module even better, the next step is to navigate to publish services here in the library module. Click on the setup button, and this will launch the Lightroom Publishing Manager. This is where you can manage your different connections. For this first one, I'll go ahead and just type out my name so that I can have a connection here Which will remind me this is for my Facebook account. I'll click Authorize on Facebook. Here I'll agree to those Terms of Services and what this will do is it will open Facebook and ask me if I want to authorize this connection.

I do. When you click Connect this will open open up the connection between Lightroom and Facebook. We'll go ahead and click OK a few times, and that will then allow me to be able to upload to certain areas on the site. Alright, well next, let's go back to Lightroom for a moment, and back here in Lightroom, what we need to do is further modify these settings that we have here for this Facebook connection. Well, one of the things that we'll want to do, of course, is determine where we want to include these photographs. Do we want these to a particular album? Do we want them as cover photos, timeline photos? You name it. Here, I'll just choose Timeline Photos.

And I'll go ahead and leave the album setting as is. You can also create new albums and other things, as well, to organize your photographs. Now for the title, what you may want to do is perhaps use something which is custom, or maybe even leave it blank. This will make it a little bit more clean. So I'll go ahead and leave that blank, so that there isn't a title there. Or another good option would be to use the overall file name. If you use the file name perhaps what you'll want to do is choose a custom name. Or rename the files. So here I'll just go ahead and rename this one Steven-tiller, which is the subject of the photograph that I'm going to post.

Alright, well we can also post video files if we want to. We could include those, if we needed to. For our file settings we'll leave this here at a quality of about 75 or 80 should work well. Regards to the long edge, we'll leave this on as default size here. I'll put sharpening for screen on standard, an then I'll include some meta data here. I'll include the meta data of the copyright an the contact information. Well after having done that, really all that we're going to do is click save. What this does is it remembers all of these settings which we've dialed in here for this particular connection for our publish services. And again, you can do the same thing for Behance or for Flickr. Or click on this button to find other services as well. Now, when you're ready to upload a photograph, just drag and drop it to this area.

And like we saw previously, to publish one of these pictures, which we have for one these services or to a hard drive, we can click on this area. I like to view this in the grid view because it shows us which photographs we have, which we're able to publish. Then you just need to click one of the publish buttons. There's two: either this one here, or the other one in the upper right hand corner. Go ahead and click publish. What this will do is it will then export this file, which is a huge raw file. It will rename it, and make it much smaller, and then upload it to Facebook for me. So now that this task is completed, I'm going to go ahead and navigate back to Facebook.

And I'll refresh this view here so we can take a look at this photograph. And here you can see that this image was posted, and we have this particular picture as part of the timeline here, which is included now on my particular Facebook page. And so in this way, what we're starting to see is that we can use these connections via the publish services panel, in order to be able to get our work our there, and to share it with the world. And what I recommend you do here is that you take a few minutes to set up those connections, so that when you're ready or when you come across a photograph that you want to publish to one of these sites, you already have that connection established.

And all that you'll need to do is to drag the photographs to the particular service and then simply click the publish button. In order to publish and to share those photographs with others.

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  1. 2m 32s
    1. Welcome
      1m 54s
    2. Using the exercise files
      38s
  2. 22m 0s
    1. Working with flags, stars, and labels
      3m 52s
    2. Adding flags, stars, and labels more quickly
      5m 10s
    3. Using Auto Advance to speed up rating photos
      4m 44s
    4. Rating and ranking groups of photos
      1m 50s
    5. Rating and ranking in the Grid and full-screen modes
      4m 5s
    6. Quickly delete rejected photos
      2m 19s
  3. 14m 0s
    1. Filtering by flag, stars, and labels
      3m 44s
    2. Filtering by still photos, virtual copies, and video files
      1m 51s
    3. Filtering by text, metadata, and file type
      3m 3s
    4. Sorting photos
      2m 30s
    5. Stacking photos into groups
      2m 52s
  4. 18m 14s
    1. What is a collection?
      2m 36s
    2. Creating a collection to group images together
      4m 35s
    3. Creating targeted collections
      2m 50s
    4. Using Quick Collections
      2m 42s
    5. Using Smart Collections
      5m 31s
  5. 10m 49s
    1. Overview of the new Map module
      2m 47s
    2. Tagging images with locations
      3m 21s
    3. Creating saved locations
      4m 41s
  6. 11m 10s
    1. Using Quick Develop
      4m 39s
    2. Synchronizing settings
      3m 58s
    3. Making incremental adjustments to images
      2m 33s
  7. 15m 54s
    1. Playing video in Lightroom
      2m 40s
    2. Trimming a video
      3m 47s
    3. Editing the color and tone of a video
      5m 21s
    4. Setting the poster frame
      1m 54s
    5. Capturing a still image from a video
      2m 12s
  8. 11m 1s
    1. Exporting to a hard drive
      3m 29s
    2. Publishing to a hard drive
      4m 18s
    3. Publishing video to Facebook
      3m 14s
  9. 18m 55s
    1. Why use DNG?
      7m 32s
    2. Using Fast Load DNG
      5m 0s
    3. Saving size with Lossy DNG
      6m 23s
  10. 27m 56s
    1. Adding keywords
      6m 3s
    2. Creating and using keyword sets
      3m 35s
    3. Synchronizing keywords
      2m 13s
    4. Keywording with the Painter tool
      3m 4s
    5. Working with the Metadata panel
      4m 24s
    6. Adding copyright metadata with a template
      4m 36s
    7. Filtering photographs based on metadata
      4m 1s
  11. 31m 0s
    1. External editing preferences
      4m 23s
    2. Editing raw photos in Photoshop
      6m 15s
    3. Editing an original TIFF or PSD
      4m 30s
    4. Editing an original JPEG
      5m 36s
    5. Editing a modified TIFF, PSD, or JPEG file in Photoshop
      4m 3s
    6. Opening an image as a Smart Object in Photoshop
      3m 16s
    7. Including multiple images in Photoshop as layers
      2m 57s
  12. 27m 40s
    1. Exporting photographs to a hard drive, CD, or DVD
      5m 51s
    2. Exporting photographs with previously used settings
      1m 32s
    3. Creating and using exporting presets
      3m 45s
    4. Emailing photographs from Lightroom
      6m 40s
    5. Using Publish Services to export photographs to a folder
      5m 16s
    6. Uploading photos to Facebook and Flickr
      4m 36s
  13. 40s
    1. Next steps
      40s

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