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Working with JPEG compression and using the Quality slider

From: Lightroom 5 Essentials: 06 Creating Slideshows and Web Galleries

Video: Working with JPEG compression and using the Quality slider

Before you upload your online web gallery. You'll want to navigate to the Output Settings Panel, because here we can dial in some important settings in regards to our image quality. We could add a watermark to our photographs and also select the amount of sharpening that we want applied to our photographs. Well lets start off by taking a look at image quality. You'll notice that for this gallery, it has to do with the Large Images. So let's go ahead and click on one of these images, so that we can see this a little bit more clearly. Now, if we decrease the quality, well, the image will fall apart, increase the quality, the image will look better.

Working with JPEG compression and using the Quality slider

Before you upload your online web gallery. You'll want to navigate to the Output Settings Panel, because here we can dial in some important settings in regards to our image quality. We could add a watermark to our photographs and also select the amount of sharpening that we want applied to our photographs. Well lets start off by taking a look at image quality. You'll notice that for this gallery, it has to do with the Large Images. So let's go ahead and click on one of these images, so that we can see this a little bit more clearly. Now, if we decrease the quality, well, the image will fall apart, increase the quality, the image will look better.

So what then, is an appropriate quality amount? Well this is JPEG compression. You don't want to go up to 100, because what that will do is it will increase your final size in your web gallery, well it will lag. It will run a little bit too slow. So therefore you want to find that optimum spot, where you lower the quality amount, but where the image doesn't fall apart, where it looks its best. Typically, this is right around 70 or 75. So again, that may be a good starting point for you. Of course, though, this will vary with the type of photograph that you have. But again, right around 70 is a pretty good spot for that. Next, we can include some Metadata with these images. In this case, these images already have my copyright on them. And it's picking that up.

It can include that with the photographs or if I have other Metadata that I've added in the library module, I can choose that as well. Well here I'll just select the Copyright Info.

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  1. 1m 36s
    1. Welcome
      1m 36s
  2. 20m 52s
    1. Introducing web galleries
      3m 13s
    2. Overview of domain names and hosting
      3m 56s
    3. Using collections to group images
      3m 13s
    4. Renaming and reordering images
      4m 57s
    5. Creating collections of virtual copies
      5m 33s
  3. 30m 42s
    1. Using web gallery templates
      6m 17s
    2. Selecting images with flags
      5m 27s
    3. Creating web gallery collections
      3m 49s
    4. Customizing web gallery site info
      5m 46s
    5. Changing the gallery's color and appearance
      4m 1s
    6. Adding captions and titles
      2m 35s
    7. Saving custom templates
      2m 47s
  4. 19m 14s
    1. Working with JPEG compression and using the Quality slider
      1m 37s
    2. Adding watermarks and sharpening photos
      5m 40s
    3. Uploading HTML galleries
      3m 50s
    4. Uploading Flash galleries
      5m 44s
    5. Exploring online web gallery resources
      2m 23s
  5. 39m 28s
    1. Creating an impromptu slideshow
      2m 56s
    2. Slideshow and collections
      3m 31s
    3. Using slideshow templates and customizing the layout
      5m 27s
    4. Adding slideshow overlays
      6m 39s
    5. Fine-tuning the slideshow and creating custom templates
      2m 40s
    6. Customizing the background
      4m 56s
    7. Adding beginning and ending title slides
      2m 26s
    8. Working with a soundtrack and playback options
      4m 31s
    9. Slideshow playback options
      1m 30s
    10. Exporting slideshows as JPEG, PDF, or video
      4m 52s
  6. 9m 58s
    1. Selecting the video files
      2m 28s
    2. Changing image order and customizing the layout
      3m 27s
    3. Adding a soundtrack and balancing the audio levels
      4m 3s
  7. 49s
    1. Next steps
      49s

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