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When you're satisfied with the changes you've made to your raw files and you decide that you don't have any further editing to do in Photoshop then all you need to do is click the Save Image button in order to save the image. You'll notice that we can save this in the same location or we can save it to a new location. We also have the option to change the file name. Let's assume that I'm preparing this image to send to a client via email, so I'm going to go ahead and change the file name. I'm simply going to add a LR after the fact, because I'm going to send them a low-res Version of this file.
We can see here in the example, it will keep the initial name, the Glacier, but it will add, LR after it. Right now it's telling me that it's going to export a .DNG file, because that's what the formats set to. But if I'm going to send my client this file, I probably want to change this to a jpeg. When I select jpeg, we get all sorts of different options. But I will point out that you can also save to a tif file or a Photoshop file. But for now, we'll save to jpeg. You can tell Camera Raw how much meta data you want it to export.
If I was sending this to my client, I'd want to send it as the smallest file size. So, I would probably include just the copyright and contact information. As for quality, because I want them to see a high quality image, I'm going to select ten. You'll notice that I could select up to a maximum of 12, but if I choose ten instead of 12, my file size will probably be cut by at least a third. If I knew there was a specific file size that I had to keep this file under. Then, I could choose to limit the file size and enter in that value.
There are also options to change your color space. Now, if I was sending this to a client, I'm going to go ahead and leave it in Adobe RGB. If, however, I was posting it to a website then, I might want to change this down to SRGB. But for now we'll leave it in Adobe RGB. You'll notice that because I have the jpeg format selected, I can only choose eight bits per channel because jpeg doesn't support 16 bit. If I wanted to resize this image ,I would enable the resize to fit option and in this case I'm going to choose the long side which I want to be four inches.
I'll type that in ,and I'll keep the resolution at 300 pixels per inch. Because I'm not taking this image into Photoshop but instead I'm saving it and sending it directly to the client, I'll also choose to apply some output sharpening. So if I think the client's only going to look at this on screen. So if I think the client's only going to view the image on the monitor, I'll choose Screen. But if I think they're going to print it, I'm going to either choose glossy or matte paper. I'll leave the amount to standard. Now, after we've spent all this time setting up these options.
Up at the top ,we can click where it says Custom and we can save this option as a preset if we think we are going to want use it again and again. In this case I'll name it ,JPG and then ten, which will remind me of the quality and then Adobe RGB to remind me of the color space. Once I click OK, that new preset will now appear on my preset list. When I click save, camera raw will go ahead and save that file to its destination.
And if I had selected numerous files here, in camera raw. We can save all of those files at once. So as you can, see this is an excellent way to quickly save off an image directly from camera raw when no additional edits are needed in Photoshop.
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