Exporting Images From Lightroom
The last portion of what I wanna be able to do is, what happens here is people turn around and they go, "Well, that's great now I know to develop, "now I know how to organize. "Now I know how to sort myself out. "How do I send it to somebody on Facebook? "How do I send the final result to a client?" That last part is the export part of the process. So we need to be able to take the stuff out of the house and send it somewhere. To do that, what we would do is we would right-click on the picture, go to Export and select Export from the list. So you are taking a copy of the picture that you have in your home and you're sending it out. From here you can specify where you're sending it out, in this case I'm exporting it to the hard drive. I'm gonna put it in a specific folder. I can rename it something, if I want. And then how do I send it out? From here I'm gonna send that as a JPEG, I wanna send that as a Photoshop file. If you were sending a hi-res picture to somebody, what I would recom...
mend is for you to just do a JPEG with a quality of 100, uncheck Resize to Fit, and leave your resolution at the highest resolution, which would be about 240. Not bad. Now, if you were doing this for Facebook, right? What I would do is, I would leave my quality here. I would change this to about 72 pixels per inch, because that's what computer screens are gonna see, and I would resize the picture. Usually, I like to resize it on something called the Long Edge. The long edge, meaning that if it is a vertical, the long edge is going to be 2000 pixels tall. If it is horizontal, it's gonna be 2000 pixels wide. That's it. Include your metadata and from here, just hit the word Export. Now you'll take all of the effects that you've done inside of here, and you place all of that information onto your desktop to be able to move. So getting your stuff imported correctly, I think is super essential. Knowing where it is, how to tag it, how to keyword it. Being solid about your culling work, right? You wanna be able to say, "This is how I organize, "this is how I can take the best of it, "this is how I take the worst of it." Getting that focus is something that's super important when you're working with that. From there, just running through your sliders. Tip or split? Do I need a lot of color? Do I need color in underrepresented areas? Do I need texture? Is it just a shadow problem? Is it just a highlight problem? Those four sliders, if you're shooting in raw, will give you a ton of information back. And then once you've done that organization, what is the medium that I need to send it to? Do I need to send a high resolution to a client? Do I need to send it to a friend? Do I need to put it into an email? Lightroom is a program that has a ton of different things that you can do with it. We can talk about this for days. But the important part about all of this stuff is that you just want to be able to get up and running. You wanna be able to get up and running quickly. And you wanna be able to start producing great work fast.