Exporting Photos from Lightroom
There's lots more to learn about editing, but I wanna show you how to export a photo to save it for sharing. You need to have your photo tray film strip down here, open and select the photo or photos you want to export. You can click on it, you can shift, click a series or you can command or control on a PC, select specific photos. So I'm gonna take this photo that we played around with and the keyboard shortcut for it for it is command shift, E on a MAC control shift E on A PC or going up to the file menu and going to export. Here. We have this box which can look a little bit daunting but just take it one step at a time. The first panel is the export location here. You basically just under folder, click, choose and find or create the folder on your documents that you want to save it to next. You have your naming. So this is you can get super creative with it. If you want. Starting at the top of the drop down, you have your custom name. So this is if you want to just give this photo a ...
specific name. So maybe kitchen more realistically though you would want to choose custom names, original file number or custom name sequence. So for example, I might call this California House or what give this house a name and then all the photos that I export would be in sequence. Then so California house one, then two, then three et cetera or another one that I often use is the original file number. Since this is ad NG with a custom file name, it doesn't include it, but this is often nice because it includes that file number. So if you ever have to go back and reference that, that photo re edit it or you, you're working with a real estate agent or who whomever and they say, oh can you re edit that photo of the kitchen? You can quickly find it. You can give it all kinds of custom numbers and names as well. For example, if you want to just rename it to the file name with a sequence, so the existing file name that you that's already on here and then in the sequence, you can do that as well or completely custom. But I generally choose custom name, original file number or custom name sequence. Next we can skip video, we're not doing video. OK? File settings. This is important. So JPEG is typically what you'll want to export out out as 100 quality, not limiting the file size. Unless for some reason you're working on a platform where you can only upload files that are 1000 kilobytes or one, which is the same as one megabyte or two or whatever it is. But generally, you don't wanna limit it so that it can be the full resolution, full quality. So that's the quality. Next is the size. Generally, I also don't want to adjust the size. But if for some reason on a website or whatever platform you're posting to, it's optimized to be specific to a certain aspect ratio or aspect size, then you might want to change these settings. So generally I leave it as the long edge and then I put that that pixel size, so pixels, 2000 pixels, et cetera and I leave it to the long edge. So that if it's a vertical photo, which is generally not going to happen with real estate photos, then it would set that as 2000 pixels and then adjust the shorter aspect side to whatever is necessary based off of your aspect ratio that you've chosen in your crop. So generally that so if I had to set the long edge to 2000 pixels and it was this photo, the bottom and top would be 2000 pixels and then the sides would be whatever pixel that aspect ratio of two by three resolution. Um Also this doesn't have to be a specific number if you don't have the resize. But 150 is pretty high quality for online viewing. So I would just leave it at 150 output. Sharpening. This is something you can play around with. If you choose to turn it on, you can choose screen and then standard. The other options are for printing and this can look a little bit good. But I like to do my sharpening in the detail panel while editing the photo. So I generally turn that off metadata. So this is if you have you want to remove your personal or location info on the photo itself, so or you can include it, so you can include your copyright info. You can include all the metadata that's with the photo, which is like the camera settings used. If your camera does connect to locations, it would include that it's up to you if you want to include that or not, I generally just keep it on there just so that I have that info on that photo file. Watermarking also generally don't do that for real estate photos. But if you want to add a watermark, you can turn that on and then click this drop down and click edit watermark. And here's where you can create your watermark, your name, you can choose the positioning, you could upload a file if you have a logo or anything like that here, let me turn that off and then post processing, I'll say show and finder. So I can see where it is. And I'm just going to click export, you'll see the export bar in the top left and then it will open the file. So now I have this photo saved. It's 2000 pixels by 1 33 3, 1333. And we can see that this is a nice high quality export of this edit. So that's how you export in lightroom. I'll see you in another lesson. Continuing with our photo editing. Cheers.