Exporting in Lightroom: How to Protect Your Privacy When Sharing Photos

Files that you export from Lightroom to share with people contain a lot of information, called metadata, that can be read by others using various applications. This can include where and when you shot the photo, who's in the photo, copyright and contact information, keywords, stars, flags, and color labels; titles, captions, and other [...]

2017-08-15T16:44:12+00:00 August 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Exporting in Lightroom: Export Location Settings

In the first article of this series on exporting from Lightroom, I discussed what exporting is, and when you should and shouldn't export. In short, you'll click on the Export button to export a copy of your selected photo(s) pretty much any time you want to share them with the outside world. Now I'll start discussing the [...]

2017-07-26T11:58:28+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|10 Comments

Exporting in Lightroom: When to Export and When Not to Export

This is my first article in what will be a several part series on Lightroom's Export function. This article will focus on what exporting is for and when you should export. Future ones will go into the settings. Background: Lightroom's Non-Destructive Approach to Image Editing Lightroom works non-destructively, meaning that it never touches your original raw [...]

2017-08-02T11:30:26+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|11 Comments

Lightroom 4 Sales on Now!

Amazon U.S. currently has Lightroom 4 on sale for $40 off ($109.99). I do not know how long this will last. Adobe has Lightroom 4 on sale for $30 off through May 11, 2013 in the Adobe store with coupon code SPRING 30. (At the moment the discount code is not working online, but from your [...]

2017-06-28T20:26:48+00:00 April 30th, 2013|3 Comments

Sharpening in Lightroom Part Three: Output Sharpening

In this third article of a three-part series on sharpening in Lightroom, I explain output sharpening.  Here are the other two articles:   Part 1: Overview of the Three Step Sharpening workflow, and Capture Sharpening in Depth Part 2: Creative Sharpening - Sharpening Eyes and Other Local Elements To summarize the first two steps in the [...]

2017-06-28T20:46:53+00:00 July 11th, 2012|35 Comments

How to Email Photos Directly from Lightroom

Starting with Lightroom 4, you can email photos directly from Lightroom rather than having to export jpegs to your hard drive, and then outside of Lightroom, attach them to your email.  It has some limitations that I’ll discuss, but I find that it often saves me a lot of time.  Instructions in this article apply to [...]

2017-06-28T20:54:16+00:00 April 12th, 2012|42 Comments

JPEG Compression and the Lightroom JPEG Quality Setting

Anytime you create a JPEG file using Lightroom’s Export dialog (or any other method), the file is compressed — information is thrown away in order to make the file smaller. How much is determined by the Quality setting or, in Lightroom 3 or later, if you choose instead, the Limit File Size setting. The big benefit [...]

2017-07-09T12:15:23+00:00 October 18th, 2011|13 Comments

Exporting Images to CD/DVD

Hint:  click on the title of this post above to see the post larger! You can export images directly to CD or DVD using Lightroom.  The feature is a little bit hidden: In the Library module, select your images to export. Click on the Export button At the top, you see the following: Click [...]

2017-07-09T14:45:27+00:00 October 2nd, 2009|24 Comments
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