Exporting photos from Lightroom is super easy! Plus, you can export a ton of photos at one type just by holding down “control” and clicking on each picture.
After you have chosen the photos you want to export click “Export”. A screen while pop up which gives you a lot of choices of what you want to.
I export two different ways – one for print and one for web. I place the photos back in the original folder but in a new subfolder titled “1 web” or “1 print”. I chose to put a “1” in front of those words so they would show up at the top. I wanted to be able to open a folder and see right away if the photos were saved for print and web without having to scroll through. I know I’m lazy :O) Remember this is just how I export and organize my photos. Play around with it and figure out what works best for you.
- Check box for “Subfolder” and title your folder – example “1 web”.
- I do not rename my photos but if you want to you would do that in the next section.
- Export as a JPEG and change the quality to 94 since some programs have a hard time if it is 100.
- Check “resize to fit” and choose long edge. This allows you to pick the widest size of your photo for your blog. I use 650 pixels for my blog.
- Make sure you have the resolution at 72. This will keep someone from stealing your photo and blowing it up for an advertisement.
- Check “Sharpen for” and choose “Screen”.
- Check “watermark” if you have one. The watermark option is very easy in LR and I suggest you playing around with it.
- Change the Subfolder to “1 print”.
- Keep it as a JPEG and sRGB since my labs will accept that.
- Unclick “Resize to Fit”.
- Change “Resolution” to 300 pixels per inch. You want to make sure you are sending the largest file possible to your lab.
- Unclick “Sharpen for”. You may want to experiment with the option for sharpening for “glossy” or “matte”.
- Unclick “Watermark”.