Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Export and output options in Lightroom, part of Introduction to Photography: Lightroom and Photoshop.
- Having a nice copy of your image to look at…on your own computer is great, but at some point,…you're gonna want to send an image out into the world,…and Lightroom provides a number of ways to do that.…If you want an edited copy of the image to give…to someone else, then you'll use Lighroom's export command…to render out a new file in the format that you want.…Lightroom processes the original image according to…your list of edits and creates the new file…at the location that you specify.…As I mentioned, when you export from Lightroom,…you have the choice of several file formats.…
In general, you'll most likely stick with JPEG, TIFF,…or Photoshop.…JPEG is the format you use when you need to…post something to the web or create an image…that's very small in file size.…However, saving an image as a JPEG degrades its quality,…so you don't want to use JPEG if you don't have to.…If you want to give someone a copy of an image…while preserving as much quality as possible,…then you'll choose TIFF or Photoshop format.…
Where to begin learning tools like these? Right here. In this course, photographer, author, and educator Ben Long introduces the concepts and creative options behind photographic post-processing. From fixing problems to retouching, Ben shows how to do it, without overdoing it, with Lightroom, Photoshop, and the Adobe mobile apps.
- Importing and organizing images in Lightroom
- Rating images in Lightroom
- Adjusting images in Lightroom
- Retouching in Photoshop
- Making pixel-level edits in Photoshop
- Syncing and editing images in Lightroom mobile