Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Exporting photos, part of Learning Lightroom 3.
If you're wondering where the Save button is in Lightroom, you're in good company.…This seems to be the number one thing that has many Lightroom users…scratching their heads.…The answer is there is no Save button because there is nothing to save.…As I've mentioned, all the adjustments that you make to a photo are…automatically preserved as instructions in a photo's metadata, and the actual…photo remains untouched, no matter what you do here in Lightroom.…So there really is nothing to save from Lightroom, and there is no Save…command or Save button;…however, you can export a photo from Lightroom.…
So let's say that you want to send a photo by email, so it has to be a JPEG.…Or you want to give one to a service bureau to print for you, and they are…asking for a TIFF file.…Or you want to make a copy of a raw file in the JPEG format, so that you can just…keep it in your computer and maybe include it in a PowerPoint or share with a…client or put it online.…In all those cases, the verb to use is export, not save, and to export one or…
- Understanding Lightroom catalogs
- Importing photos from multiple sources
- Organizing photos with ratings, keywords, and collections
- Working with virtual copies
- Making basic corrections to photo color and tone
- Making local photo edits with the Adjustment Brush and Graduated Filter tools
- Removing spots from multiple photos at once
- Reducing digital noise and sharpening
- Cropping and straightening
- Printing and exporting edited photos
Skill Level Beginner
1. Importing Photos
2. Organizing Photos
3. Learning the Basics of the Develop Module
4. Making Basic Photo Corrections
5. Correcting Part of a Photo
6. Photo Finishing
7. Sharing Your Photos
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