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Adobe Lightroom Tips: Lightroom Export (Image Sizing)

After done working on our images in develop module, we might want to share it. Be it in prints, or to upload it on any website.

To go to export dialog, hit CTRL + Shit + E / CMD + Shift + E.

As we scroll down the menu, theres a title “Image Sizing”

This feature is pretty useful for us to determine what are the appropriate output for different usage.

Let’s say you and to export and share it on Facebook

Click on Resize To Fit and select dimension

I choose 2048 x 2048 pixel with resolution of 72.

Make Image format is set to JPEG sure in the “File Setting”  and select sRGB as your color space because most of the website recognize sRGB rather than AdobeRGB (1998). But if you do, the websites will automatically strips down the color space and change it with sRGB and there you will see the image might look slightly different than it suposed to be  when the image are uploaded.

Hit the export and now the image are ready to be uploaded to any website

Some stock images requires us to submit at least 4 megapixel image. In this case, go back to the Image Sizing in Export dialog.

Check the Resize to Fit and select Megapixel. And you know what to do after this step. 🙂

Just in case you want to export multiple image with different types of layout (landscape & portrait). It is a total mess to play around by specifying sizes in dimension, width & height. The trick here is to key in the long side for example 10×10 inch or you can try Long Edge or Short Edge, and this is going to put your nerves away.

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Adobe Lightroom Tips: Viewing in Library Module (Grid & Loupe View)

This is the basic of viewing our photos in Adobe Lightroom, the Grid View and Loupe View. You might want to try the shortcut key for both veiwing mode, to view the photos in grid view, press G (both Windows & Mac).

Adobe Lightroom 3 | Grid View

You can adjust the increase/decrease thumbnail size by pressing “=” (increase) or “-” (decrease) – it work for both Windows & Mac.

If you want to view it more detail and bigger, press E (Loupe View).

You can actually expand Loupe view by hiding the side panels, filmstrip, module picker, and expand it to fullscreen viewing. Shortcut key for this is Ctrl + Shift + F (Windows) and Command + Shift + F (Mac)

Adobe Lightroom | Loupe View (Fullscreen)

Thank You Lightroom

Since few months ago, i’ve been using Lightroom 3 for managing my files & editing. I do edit in Photoshop CS5 to do things like removing unwanted spots, you can do exactly the same in Lightroom, but i prefer to take the advantage of content-aware provided in Photoshop CS5. If you haven’t try the Lightroom yet, i recommend you to give it a try as this particular software are actually designed for photographer. It actually provides faster workflow that gives you less time on pc/laptop but to have more time photographing instead.  For those are new to Lightroom, this is what i found in wikipedia what is Lightroom all about.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a photography software program developed by Adobe Systems for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows, designed to assist Adobe Photoshop users in managing large quantities of digital images and doing post production work. It is not a file browser like Adobe Bridge, but rather an image management application database which helps in viewing, editing, and managing digital photos, the same way photographers used to do in the non-digital world.”

I’ve been using Lightroom for few years now but only to take the benefit of the post-processing (Develop Module). My workflow was import – develop – export, but now i’m fully utilizing the services provided in it.

I’m now spent less time editing, and it just took me few seconds to find picture that i want be it in my laptop drive or external hard drive. Thanks for the intelligence of the file management in Lightroom.

Adobe Lightroom 3 | Library Interface

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