Join Mikkel Aaland for an in-depth discussion in this video Exporting images from Lightroom, part of FotoMagico and Photoshop: Creating Slideshows.
When I have finished editing and processing my images Lightroom, I have them in the order I want. I'm ready to export them into a folder that I will then take into FotoMagico. In this video, I'll show you my procedure for doing this. So, the images are in the order I want them now. I'm going to select all the images, Cmd+ A, and go under File > Export. I'm going to export them to the desktop.
I'll put them in a sub-folder that I've called The River in Norway. I'm going to rename them, and this is the more critical part of this procedure. I'm going to do a custom renaming. I don't want the file name necessarily, but I do want the sequence. So, the first slide I choose will be number one, and so on to the end in sequence. Select Done. And under File Settings, JPEG is the file format, that's preferable in FotoMagico. You can do TIFF if you want, but we're talking pretty big files there. Photoshop file format will not be accepted the quality for your JPEG, well, it's up to you.
I usually bump it up a little bit from the default. I don't go to the highest quality JPEG setting. I don't think that's necessary. Color space, SRGB. Just because that's the color space, most monitors work with. Image sizing, okay. Here's another important setting. I will choose 2000 by 2000. And the reason I'm doing that, I'm not going to go much larger than that. In fact, most of the time, my presentations will be less then 2000 by 2000, But I'd rather have more then less.
Output Sharping, you can select for Lightroom to do some sharpening based on the Screen Presentation setting, not the other two settings. It'll give it a slight sharpening effect which you can control the amount here. I just leave it at the standard. Metadata, I just leave them, deselect it. I don't want a watermark on these particular images. Normally, I do select this when I export my pictures, but in this, case no watermark. And then, Show in Finder. When it's done, it shows me the folder on the desktop. So, when that's done, I just hit Export and I let Lightroom do it's work. And it'd take too long.
I'm not going to sit here and wait for it to be done. So the main thing is that, this will be in a folder, on my desktop. And all I have to do is simply drag the entire folder into FotoMagico and I'm ready to create my slideshow.
- Choosing and preparing content
- FotoMagico basics
- Adding titles and text
- Working with transitions and animations
- Using special effects