Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Activity Center and exporting to a percentage size, part of Lightroom Classic CC 2015 New Features.
- In this movie I want to highlight how we can begin to work with the new Lightroom Activity Center, and I also want to talk about a couple of new features when it comes to how we export our photographs from Lightroom. All right, we can find the Activity Center by positioning our cursor over the Identity Plate and then just clicking. When we click it, we'll open up the Activity Center and here it will show us a few things. Like we can sign into our Creative Cloud account if we have one, or we can turn on and off Address Lookup or Face Detection.
Now what these two features allow us to do is Address Detection will actually look up GPS coordinates in our photographs, which will be helpful when working with the Map module. Face Detection, on the other hand, would ask Lightroom to go through our entire catalog of photographs and to search for faces to detect those faces and then find similar faces. To turn either of these on, simply click once and that process will begin. Click again if you want to turn it off. Now with both of these I recommend that you only turn those on when you aren't really doing other things in Lightroom.
Perhaps like at the end of the day you could have those processes run and go through your entire catalog, and then come back after it's complete the next morning. All right, let me show you a few other things with the Activity Center and also exporting the photographs. To do that let's go back to our Grid View of our images. In the Grid View, what I want to do is select all of these images. To do that I'll press command a on a Mac. That's control a on Windows. Next step will be to go to our File pulldown menu and here we're going to choose Export.
So again, select all of those photographs and then go to File and Export. This will then open up our Export dialog. I'm gonna export these images just to a folder on my Desktop named Demo. If we scroll down a little bit, we have some options in regards to our File Settings. I'll choose a file format, say, like TIFF. A new feature inside of the Export dialog is when it comes to image sizing. If you click on this on this pulldown menu, you have the ability to choose percentage.
You can choose a percentage other than 100. For example, let's say we want these images to be 75% their size, we can now enter that into this field. I should also point out one of the other new features with Exporting is that it now export images much faster, which is a very welcome feature. You'll have to see how that works yourself. But what we'll do here is simply click Export. What that will do is then begin to export those files. Now if we go back to the Activity Center, this will then show us the progress of that task and it displays that in this area.
Whenever you do a task which is happening in the background, you'll now see that in the Activity Center. You may recall that in the previous version of Lightroom, you kind of had to click through to see all the different tasks that were happening. Now they're displayed in this new pop-up window, which just gives you easier access to that information if you want to cancel the task that's happening or just monitor its progress as well.
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 02/05/2016. What changed?
A: We added one new movie, "Boundary Warp for better pano photos."
Q: This course was updated on 10/18/2017. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover new localized masking, color masking on a landscape, luminance masking on a landscape, and localized masking.