Image Versions & Sharing Your Images
Let's talk versions and sharing. I love versions. Alright, versions are the module in the far right, and what they allow you to do is multiple edited images in one. What do I mean by that? So let's say I have this image of Jack and I want to do multiple edits like I'm not sure I want to have one super contrasted one flat, one colour. But it's all the same image with versions. What you can do is that's all compacted in one image. But all the editing is applied for one segment. Let's just call it, and all you have to do is you have your edit up. You've done an edit that you like. You click on the versions module and you click apply, and that will give you a new version. It gives you the option to name it. You might not want to name it something like high contrast Jack or Purple Jack or whatever makes sense for you. I have a tendency to be honest to just label in or four. But be smart about your labeling so that you know what you've done. And in addition, that three dot right here in the...
upper right hand corner. If you click on that, that will allow you to rename a file or delete aversion. Whatever you like. Either way, versions are amazing. You won't be able to live without them once you know about them now. And, uh, that's that. And, um, again, I really want to stress. Why would you want to have versions? Well, in the old days, what you used to have to do is I used to have to copy out the same image of Jack four times to save each edit for each one. And now you no longer have to do that. I have one image, and I have multiple versions saved. So I have a flat contrast. I have a contrasting one. I'm very mad or on the boat. Kind of the same thing. So, yeah, versions. They're fantastic. Let's talk about exporting and sharing. You've done all this hard work. How do you get it out of here? So, on the share files, this is under the heading of sharing files. If you're in your light room settings and you click sharing options that will allow you to set some parameters up So, for example, you can include your copy Mark your Circle C, which is always great, and you see here on the dialogue on the box on the right. You can change the size of that type. You can change the colour of that type. You can even change the location up or down wherever you want to appear for whatever image. And you can also include your metadata, location, camera information, whatever you like. It's pretty good. All right. Here's where the juicy bits are for me. So on the sharing your image that little send file, as I like to call it, there's a lot to unpack here. So first of all, you can click share, too, which is pretty generic. Um, that's probably most people are used to, but you can also click on Get a Link, and when you click on get a link, you can send a link to a client so they can see a particular image or image gallery and preview it on the Web, which is kind of cool. You can invite people to a gallery or to an image, and on that you actually have some options to allow them to have editing capacity or not. So be careful if you don't want them to touch your image. Um, opening opening is a way of opening it in like a third party app. If you have that set up on your mobile device so I could directly open it into an illustration app like Prisma or something like that Export camera roll. Pretty self explanatory. But why do you do this? I do this all the time because I want to do some extra editing in a third party app and that might not be opentable through the open end. So if I save a file to my camera roll, I can then open it in a third party app. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. So I use that quite a bit. So the exporting files this is pretty important and the export as which is, on the bottom, the kind of co hand in hand. So when you export from light room, you have some choices you can export as a JPEG to tiff or a DMG. How awesome is that right? You can Also, if you're exporting as a JPEG, you can change it to a low image quality or high image quality depending on what your client needs. And then again, you've got your more options, which are including a watermark. Metadata. You can even change the file name over here. So one of the things you may see Do you remember we were under that share? Edit? Pardon me? Um, we were back here in the settings, and the share options were there. And then if you are in here on the export as some of those same options are available, like the, uh, metadata, that kind of thing. So you will see sometimes similar functions in different areas in light room. Nothing to get too worried about. Now, let me take a moment to talk about sharing her edit what this means. This means if you want to share it in the the light room Discovery section, which is so cool you guys should go here. The light room discovery. You can check out different people's work, get totally inspired. Some people even save presets, which is cool. Well, how about you be one of those people? Yes. You can share your own artwork and post it to the light room Discovery file for the whole world to see how cool is that? And if you choose to, you can include your presets. So whatever edit you did you can share with your fellow artists. And it's, you know, it's a really cool way to get discovered by other people. And, Well, frankly, we're doing all this work. Why not share it right? Get seen. Get your stuff out there. So share. Well, yeah, sure. So I want to talk about one more thing about sharing, which is, if you are. If you're working on your IPad with your in the light room ecosystem, do you know that you can share directly from light room straight over to Photoshop? This is on your ipad and what's awesome about that? You can edit in Photoshop. Very cool. Let's say you want to do some heavy lifting something a little more well, different that you can't do in light room like compositing or you want to mask out something. Who knows how cool is this? But if you decide to share back from Photoshop to light room, I just want to be super clear. That's going to be a flat file because light room does not support layers. I'll just say that one more time. Light room does not support layers. So if you go from light room Photoshop and you add some layers and then you want to go back to light room for any reason, it'll be a flat file. Just say enough anyway. Share, Share, share. Why not?