Exporting can sometimes be a tricky thing to do. Today I go over how to export images from Adobe Lightroom CC.
How to Export Images from Lightroom CC
Once you’re done editing your images, it is time to export. Here’s how:
- Hover over your completed image, right click, and choose export.
- Choose your desired location, rename the file if you wish to.
- Scroll down and move to the ‘File Setting’ section.
- Here you will get to choose your resolution depending on where you need to use the image.
For Low Resolution (Printing and Gallery):
- If you want a low resolution image then choose .JPEG. The quality should be between 85 and 100 – 85 will give you a decent image but save a lot of space. If you choose 100, the size difference will be major but not much difference in terms of quality.
- Choose color space as RGB and reduce the file size if you want to.
- Next, check the ‘Resize to Fit’ dialogue box and select ‘Long Edge’ from the drop-down menu.
- Select 2048 pixels and keep your resolution at 72 pixels per inch.
- Move to Output Sharpening and select sharpen for based on where or how you want to print. You can select Sharper for Screen’ and ‘Amount Low’ as this one works with most printers.
- You’re done, click Export and your photo will get exported to your desired location.
For High Resolution (Social Media Sharing):
- Follow the first four steps explained above.
- If you want a low resolution image then choose .JPEG. The quality should be 100.
- Choose color space as RGB and uncheck the Image Sizing box.
- Select 300 pixels per inch. This will result in a large and crisp image.
- In Output Sharpening, select options depending on your printer and click Export.
- You’re done. The file size will be huge but the image will appear crisp whether you upload it or take a print out.
This is all you need to know about exporting your images from Lightroom. Have fun editing.