Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Exporting photos , part of Up and Running with Lightroom 4.
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When you're all done processing a file, either a photo or video in Lightroom, …you may think that you need to save your changes but in fact you don't.…There is no Save button in Lightroom and that's because you're never really…changing your files when you work on them on Lightroom.…You're just writing instructions to Metadata, to the catalog.…The actual files remain pristine and original.…So, you never need to save in Lightroom but sometimes you do need to export.…For example, let's say that after I process this photo, I want to upload it to a website.…
Well, I need to get a copy of it in the JPEG format.…If you look down here, you can see that this is currently a .DNG format file…which is a RAW format.…It happens to be Adobe's universal RAW format.…So, to get a copy of this processed file as a JPEG, I'll have to go to…the Export dialog box.…To do that, I'll select the thumbnail for this file here in the Develop module…or if I am over the Library module I could select one or more thumbnails …
- What is Lightroom used for?
- Importing photos and videos
- Organizing your library with collections
- Adding keywords and ratings to photos
- Cropping and straightening photos
- Adjusting color and white balance
- Reducing digital noise
- Working with video
- Making changes with the Adjustment Brush and Graduated Filter tools
- Sharing photos on Facebook
- Printing photos