Sharing Your Work
So our next major topic is how to share your work. So you've reported it. You've keyword it and all of that, and then you've developed it, and now you need to share it with the world. Right? So we're gonna look out how Teoh email photos from light room for how to export copies of your photos. J pigs and other copies watermark them in during the process if you choose to how to publish your photos directly online onto Facebook flicker and other services. So we're going to start with email direct email from light room. Now, this functionality is only available in light room four so you won't find it if you look for it in light from three. But rest assured, once we do this, we're gonna look at how toe export JPEG copies to your hard drive that you can attach to email. So that's how you would do it if you have light room three or earlier. Yeah, so Teoh to email photos. It's simply a matter of selecting whatever photos you want to email. We'll just take these three. What's the next step? Rig...
ht, right. Collect right click and coming down to email photos so I can see here. That light room has the files listed here in the attached file section. Now the email functionality has two pieces to it. It has the Web service email scenario for Gmail and a well and other Web services. And then you can also email from e mail software or email clients on your computer. At home. I have Microsoft Outlook. That's what I would choose here. So let me just say I could email from my Microsoft Outlook. I could also email for my Gmail account, for example. So here in the from section, we're going to be choosing what software or client we're going to use. So this computer has apple mail, so I could use Apple Mail to email out. So let's take a look at this scenario first using the email program on your computer, So outlook, Apple mail, etcetera. Now, in this scenario, I would go ahead, put in an email address, put in a subject, and I would click on the send button. Now with your email client on your computer light room doesn't send the file immediately What it does. Okay, I'm sorry. I guess it's not set up on this, this computer, but that's fine. What it does is it opens up a new email from Outlook or Apple Mail, and in that email you type in your message. So with these programs on your computer, you have no message box here. That's fine, because the message, once the email pops up itself the message, you can enter the message. At that point, the alternative is to use your Web service, and I've got a borrowed one from Sarah here. It's a Gmail account, but let's say that you didn't have one here. Um, let's go ahead and that's okay. Sorry. Um, OK, so let's let's start over here. Let's say that your fresh toe light room for email you need to set up a Web mail service. What you would dio is click on the add button here and then specify. I'm sorry. Click on the bad start. Alright. Specify this is gonna be my Laura Gmail account, and it's going to go through a well Gmail windows, live mail, etcetera. And then I would say, OK, I would put in the email address here Laura Laura shoe or a gmail dot com put in the password. It would validate that email address. And then from now on, that would appear in this list here. Okay, with Gmail or another Web mail service, I have, of course, the two box here, Laura at lord's, shoe dot com and the subject. So test. And then I also have the message box here. So with a web service, you type in your message here, you conform at it, using the formatting options available here and then down at the bottom. You've got the send button, and it will send it immediately at the very bottom here. Noticed that we've got a size preset here so we can specify what size photos light room should send out when we email. So right now it's 500 pixels on the long edge. I tend to like to send out a little bit bigger photos, so I might say, 800 pixels, long edge and and go with that notice that I can also set a new preset for size is that we'll get into when we get into the export dialog. This would take you to the export dialog where you could set up. Um, exactly what size you want watermark the photos at the same time, etcetera. Okay, now the email functionality is great for casual sharing of photos. It has some limitations. So one of the limitations is that when you're using a Web service, the photos are embedded in the email. Now that doesn't doesn't matter to a lot of people, But some people prefer that photos be attachments are easier for other people people on the other end to get the photos out of the email. So that's one limitation. Another limitation. Whether you're using a Web service or a client on your computer like Outlook or Apple Mail, is that light room doesn't have access to your address books from those other programs. So my Gmail address book I don't have access to that. I've gotta gotta know the email addresses. Type the men with a Web service. There's there's no way around that. You just have to accept that you can build your own address book here in light room with a client on your computer. So Apple Mail, Microsoft Outlook, etcetera One way around. The address book issue is actually to not put anything in the to box here, because when you're using outlook or Apple Mail and you hit send. It's gonna pop open and a new email. So at that point, you can put in to you can use your address book in Outlook or the other program to put in to Put in your address is if you want to access your address book once I hit Send, um, you know, again, it would pop open an email for A for a client, Um, on your computer. It would just go straight, Teoh. I would just be sent straight out if you're choosing Gmail or another accounts, and that's it. So if I cancel out of this and I again just basically say right, click Yes, select my photos, right? Click email photos. I've already got my account set up. Put in a little information hit send, and I'm done. So it's a very efficient way to get photos out straight from White Room questions on that in questions. Okay. All right, great. All right, let's go on to, um, exporting, creating copies of your photos. It may be to email out using lightning three or using light room for, um, it may be to send out to print whatever it may be to back up for whatever purpose