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Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 42 of 116

Exporting Files


Adobe Lightroom 2020: The Ultimate Guide Bootcamp

Lesson 42 of 116

Exporting Files


Lesson Info

Exporting Files

so there's a lot of ways for you to deliver to your client. And obviously the Web is the easiest way to get images out there really quickly, especially for those of us that work with people all over the world, are all over the United States or wherever you happen to be. Um, it's easy to deliver those images. It's easy toe proof images on the Web. But if you want to deliver your images to a client in a physical sense, whether that's you want to deliver a bunch of J pegs or PSD zor tiffs to an art director through Dropbox or if you want to deliver him on a disk, um, that's when you start to export. And so we're gonna talk about the exporting process. Now. The exporting processes is actually a lot better now in light room with the newer releases. So you will find that when you go to the export dialog box and we're just gonna we're going to go to a job. Here we go. Let's just export these images. We're gonna highlight all of these images and export them, and when we export them, we have tw...

o different ways to export. We can either export one type of image at a time to a specific area, this kind of the way we used to do it. You simply highlight a preset over here, or you can just choose what you want to do. So these presets make things really easy. So we have folders full of presets on the left hand side that give you specific ways that you can. You can export your images. What you're going to do is when you get to the export dialog box, you are going to choose where you want to send it. So in this case will make it to the desktop and we'll put it in a sub folder and we'll call that sub folder. Um, deliver delivery. All right. So that sub folders called delivery. We not going to add it back to the catalogue because we don't want the J pegs back. We already have the original files. That's the add to catalog is when you want to export a lot of images that you're then going to retouch so say of Rahm ages. You want to make him into PS D's and then you want to edit from there. Um, so don't don't check on that one. Uh, renaming the file might be a great idea. If you're sending them to a client, you want to just rename them so that it's it's whatever the file name is, plus the artist's name or file name, plus a custom name. And then you can just put your name in here. Jared Platt. If you're sending him to the Web, if you're gonna post them on your website, then it's a good idea to Instead of putting your name on Lee, it's a good idea to say Wedding photo. Ah, Arizona Royal Paul Royal Dash Palm's Dash. Jared Platt The more information that is in that J peg name, the better it off is, the better you are off for S e o purposes. So you might as well put some basic information in there. But if I'm just sending him to the client, say, an art director, I'm just gonna put my name on it so that they know it's my photograph. And then I can either choose a J peg PSD tiff, PNG or the original. If I do the original, it's just gonna take Let's say it's a CR three file from a us are. It's gonna take that that cr three file and it's going to copy the file and it's gonna take all of the data the X and P data that tells me what I did with the file and put it as a sidecar right next to it. If I exported as the D and G, it's going to actually create a new raw file with all of that ex MP data in it. And it's still a raw digital negative. But all of the stuff is together, which is really quite useful. So if someone opens it, it will open exactly the way you intended it. Toe look, when they open it in photo shop or camera, wrong or something like that. But we're gonna make a J peg high quality 100%. I'm not gonna resize to fit because I'm sending it to someone that I want to send the full file to. But if you're sending it to the Web, you might want to specifically pare it down to a long edge of you know, 2600 pixels or something like that. Just check with your web, um, with you with your Web host. Find out what? What is the right size for your specific website? Um, and then when we come down to the bottom, we can also add additional things. And I have something called J. Peg Mini. I'm an insert J Peg many and inserting J Peg many. It's It's all automatic. It does it all by itself, but it is an amazing plug in because it actually shrinks. It doesn't shrink the size of the photo. It shrinks the the mega pixel size of the photograph, so it compresses it and it keeps compressing until it starts noticing and a visual change in the images. And then it backs off one step, and then it saves it. So it's like it's an automatic compression and you will never be able to see that it compressed. It's it's beautiful. And if you're putting things on a website, or if you're sending things on a disk to a client, get get J peg many and and run it on everything because it does a great job. The only time I don't run J. Peg Mini is when I'm sending something to print. I send him the entire full file, No compression whatsoever. So then I can hit export. But before I hit export. If I've done a lot of work here, then I What I really should do is come over and click, add, and I'm gonna add J peg delivery as a preset. And I'm just gonna put that in the user preset folder now so we can find it really quickly and hit, create. And then if I also want to deliver the same type of file But I want to deliver it as a as a PSD 16 bit pro photo RGB so that I can send the client J pegs and PSD is just in case they want to ever edit them. They could go to the PST, So if I'm doing that, then I'm going to go. And I don't need J peg many on this, so I'm gonna remove it. So I'm changing some of the stuff on this. I'm gonna actually say Jared Platt, Dash uh, ps de 16 bit designer. Ah, designer copy That way they know this is not the one for them. This the view copy is the JPEG. So now I've got that all set up I'm going to go down, make sure everything's Yeah, Everything looks good. So I'm gonna go and make another preset and I'm going to go into the user preset folder and I'm going to say P s d toe live. Vory and hit create. Okay, so now I'm gonna get done. Let's I didn't actually export them. So the done button just saves the changes that I've made inside of the export dialog box but doesn't actually export. So let's go back into export now. And this time, if I go into the user presets, I have options of J. Peg delivery and see how it changes everything to J pegs. And then I have PSD delivery, and then it changes everything to PSD delivery. So if I want to quickly just export the J pegs, then I would just click on this and export and it would deliver it to a folder on my desktop called Delivery. And that's it just happened really fast. But if I want to deliver it to a client with both file types, then that's when I use the check boxes. So I would click on this check box and then I would click on this check box. So now I'm going to deliver a J peg and a P S D delivery. Okay, so two different deliveries if you want to deliver both of these files. So if you want to actually deliver J pegs and P ST's, then you're gonna have to check box both of them. But if you do that, it's gonna put both of them inside of this delivery folder because that's where you told it originally in the pre set to go. So what we want to do is we want to say, Let's go in and edit this and say, um, shoes folder later, okay? And then once we've done that, we're going to go on right click that J Peg Delivery and update the current settings. Then I'm gonna go to the PSD, click on that one, and I'm going to say, choose the folder later, and I'm gonna right click the PSD and update current settings. So now when you look at it saying, I'm gonna choose this file later, I'm gonna choose this location later. That way, if you check box the J peg delivery and the PSD delivery this if you export it Now it asks you where do you want to deliver these files? And I would sit choose. And now I'm gonna put them on my desktop and say new folder and I want to put him in Ah, delivery. But then, inside that delivery, I want to create a folder called J Pegs. And then I'm gonna choose that one, and then it's gonna ask me where I want to put all those with the PSD. Sorry. Choose. Let's ah, back out of that and new folder PSD. So pst zehr gonna go into this folder and then the J. Paige's are gonna go into this folder and then I'm going to hit, done. And once I do that, it's starting to export all of these files both as a J peg and as a PSD into their individual files than once they're done. I can simply grab that file off the desktop dragon onto a disk dragon into my dropbox and send a link to the client. However, I want to deliver it, but it's it's all very automatic, and Aiken export 30 different file types at once if I want to. And so that's how you use the export dialog box to get your images out to your client if you're not just sending him to the Web via, like, a collection or maybe a published service to SmugMug.

Class Description

All lessons are also available here for individual purchase.


  • Efficiently cull and retouch photographs
  • Manage your files to enable seamless and immediate recall
  • Get your computer and software to run faster
  • Create impressive photo books and slideshows
  • Take advantage of global adjustments
  • Improve your mobile workflow with both your iPhone and iPad
  • Deliver and share your images directly from Lightroom


Adobe® Lightroom® is the industry standard for post-production workflow and in Adobe Lightroom: The Ultimate Guide, you’ll learn Jared Platt’s gold standard for retouching and managing files quickly and efficiently.

Jared will show the ins and outs of Lightroom Classic, Lightroom Mobile, and Lightroom Desktop. He’ll demystify the difference between each and demonstrate when to use each one for maximum output.

Jared will share tips on improving every phase of your workflow – from shooting to archiving. You’ll learn how to take advantage of the latest Lightroom tools and features and become faster and more skilled at adjusting your images.


  • Beginner, intermediate, and advanced users of Adobe Lightroom
  • Those who want to gain confidence in Adobe Lightroom and learn new features to help edit photos
  • Students who’d like to take ordinary images and make them look extraordinary with some image editing or Lightroom fixes


Adobe Lightroom Classic 9.2
Adobe Lightroom Desktop 3.2
Adobe Lightroom Mobile 5.2


Jared Platt is a professional wedding and lifestyle photographer from Phoenix, Arizona. Jared holds a Masters of Fine Arts in the Photographic Studies and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Photography from Arizona State University and has been a professional photographer and college educator for the past 12 years and has been a speaking, debating and lecturing for the past 17 years. His attention to detail and craft make him a demanding photography instructor. Jared has lectured at major trade shows and photo conferences as well as at universities around the world on the subject of photography as well as workflow. Currently, Jared is traveling the United States and Canada teaching and lecturing on photography and post production workflow. Join him online for monthly "Office Hours" at


  1. Differences Between Lightroom Desktop and Lightroom Classic
  2. Hard Drives
  3. File Organization
  4. 30,000 Foot View of Workflow
  5. Importing into Lightroom
  6. Building Previews
  7. Collections and Publish Services
  8. Keywords
  9. Hardware for Lightroom
  10. Searching for Images
  11. Selecting Images
  12. Organizing Images
  13. Collecting Images for Use
  14. Develop Module Overview
  15. Profiles
  16. Basic Adjustments
  17. Basics Panel: Texture, Clarity, and Dehaze
  18. Basics Panel: Saturation and Vibrance
  19. Tone Curve
  20. HSL
  21. Split Tone
  22. Lens Corrections
  23. Details
  24. Transform Tool
  25. Effects Panel
  26. Synchronizing for Faster Editing
  27. Spot Tool
  28. Skin Softening and Brush Work
  29. Range Masking
  30. Dodge and Burn
  31. Working with Specific Colors
  32. Edit Quickly with Gradient Filters
  33. Making Presets
  34. Preparing Image in Lightroom
  35. Content Aware Fill
  36. Skin Repair
  37. Skin Smoothing
  38. Expanding a Canvas
  39. Liquify
  40. Layers and Composite Images
  41. Sharing via Web
  42. Exporting Files
  43. Sharing with Slideshows
  44. Archiving Photos and Catalogs
  45. Designing
  46. Making Prints
  47. Color Management and Profiles
  48. Archiving Photos and Catalogs
  49. Using Cloud Storage
  50. Adding Images to your Portfolio
  51. Collecting for Your Portfolio
  52. Publishing Unique Websites Per Project
  53. Sharing to Instagram
  54. HDR
  55. Panorama
  56. HDR Panorama
  57. Making Presets
  58. Creating Profiles
  59. Maps
  60. Setup for Tethered Shooting
  61. Sharing with the Client
  62. Watched Folder Process
  63. Second Monitor and iPad
  64. Backup at the Camera
  65. Gnar Box Disk Backup
  66. iPhone and iPad Review
  67. Importing to Lightroom on iPad
  68. Cloud Backup
  69. Adjust, Edit, and Organize
  70. Using Lightroom Between Devices
  71. Lightroom Desktop
  72. Removing Images from the Cloud
  73. Profiles
  74. Light
  75. Color
  76. Effects
  77. Details
  78. Optics
  79. Geometry
  80. Crop
  81. Adding and Using Presets and Profiles
  82. Local Adjustments
  83. Healing Tool
  84. Synchronizing Edits
  85. Editing in Photoshop
  86. Finding Images
  87. Sharing and Exporting Albums on the Web
  88. Posting Images to Social Media
  89. Overview of Lightroom Desktop
  90. The Workflow Overview
  91. Organizing Images
  92. Albums and Shared Albums
  93. Lightroom Desktop Workspace Overview
  94. Importing and Selecting Images
  95. HDR and Panoramics
  96. Light
  97. Profiles
  98. Tone Curves
  99. Color
  100. Effects
  101. Details
  102. Optics
  103. Geometry and Crop Tool
  104. Sync Settings
  105. Making and Adding Presets
  106. Healing Brush
  107. Brush Tool
  108. Gradient Tool
  109. Edit in Photoshop
  110. Finding Images with Sensei
  111. Sharing Albums on the Web
  112. Print through Photoshop
  113. Exporting Images to Files or Web Services
  114. Connecting with Lightroom Classic and Mobile Devices
  115. Archiving Images for Storage
  116. Review of the Workflow



Thorough but very easy to follow. I've noticed a significant improvement in my work since starting this course a couple weeks ago, and I'm also spending noticeably less time editing my photos. I appreciate that it's up-to-date as of October, 2020, so the info is current (I wish CL would take down some of the older courses, since software changes make some of them obsolete).

Kayode Olorunfemi

I have been using lightroom for upwards of 6years and I still found this course incredibly useful. It can be useful learning through desperate tutorials online, but having a course that ties everything together, coupled with foundation principles, is invaluable.