Posts tagged "Export"

October 13, 2011

LR3 – Private (or Non-Exporting) Keywords

In Lightroom you can mark a keyword so that it doesn’t export by double clicking on the keyword in the Keyword panel and unchecking Include on Export. This may come in handy when using hierarchical keywords. For example, you might have France, Germany and Italy all under the parent keyword “Countries” to make them easy to find. However you don’t necessarily want the “Countries” keyword to be exported.

At this point some of you might be thinking of adding a  “nickname” for your client – perhaps something that you wouldn’t want them to see. If you want my advice – don’t do it. Seriously, accidents happen.

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October 5, 2011

Video Tutorial – Opening Files from Lightroom into Photoshop – FAQ

In this episode of the Complete Picture, I hope to help you avoid unwanted or puzzling results by answering the three most frequently asked questions around opening and round-tripping files from Lightroom to Photoshop.

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September 30, 2011

LR3 – More Slideshow Shortcuts

•  Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + Shift + H show/hides guides.

•  Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + J exports a PDF Slideshow.

•  Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + Shift + J exports a sequence of JPEG files.

•  Command + Option (Mac) / Control + Alt (Win) +  J exports a Video Slideshow.

Note: Holding down the Option (Mac) / Alt (Win) also toggles the Export PDF button (in the lower left) to Export JPEG.

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September 6, 2011

LR3 – Minimizing Embedded Metadata

Every image stores various amounts of metadata. For example, there is EXIF metadata, which describes the camera and lens that captured the image, as well as f-stop, shutter speed and a plethora of additional information about how the image was captured. In addition, images can also contain custom metadata information (such as that defined by  IPTC) including the copyright, contact information, rights usage and so on.

Typically photographers want this metadata to travel with their files, but every once in a while I am asked how to remove the extraneous metadata when exporting a file to be delivered to a client. To remove all metadata in an image (including camera settings, ratings, develop setting, etc.) except the Copyright Notice and Copyright Status upon export, check the box next to “Minimize Embedded Metadata” in the Export dialog.

Note: The develop settings will still be applied to the image on export so the image will look as you intended, but the settings will not be embedded in the file.

If you need to selectively strip metadata from exported images, check out Jeffrey Friedl’s Metadata Wrangler. 

And, if you want to see even more metadata than lightroom displays, check out Jeffrey Friedl’s Metadata Viewer.


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August 12, 2011

Exporting .psd and .tif files with Paths

If you have a .tif or .psd file in Lightroom and want to export the image in order to resize the file (perhaps to give a low res, layered version to an art director) be aware that Lightroom will remove any clipping paths. This can be solved in a variety of ways including using Photoshop’s Image Processor script to resize instead or using actions and droplets as a Post processing step in Lightroom. For more information on using Photoshop Actions with Lightroom click here…



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August 10, 2011

LR3 – Export a JPEG to a Specific File Size

Limit an image’s file size when exporting as JPEG by checking the “Limit File Size To” option in the File Settings section of the Export dialog box. When exporting other file formats, it is also possible to choose to limit the file size to “Megapixels” (under the Resize to Fit option in the Image Sizing section) to limit the file size. Plus, you can check the “Don’t Enlarge” button in order to prevent resizing an image larger.


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August 9, 2011

LR3 – Export as Original

Under the File Setting section of the Export dialog box, one typically chooses to export their files to .pdf or .tif when taking images into Photoshop, or to .jpg if emailing images or posting to the web. However, there are also times when it’s necessary to export files of different file types while retaining their original format. To do this, select “Original” from the Format drop down list – the raw files will remain raw, the tiffs will remain tiffs etc.


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August 8, 2011

LR3 – Export

• Command (Mac) / Control (Win) + Shift + E  to display the Export dialog box.

• Command + Option (Mac) / Control + Alt (Win) + Shift + E  to Export with Previous (settings).

• And, don’t forget, if you save Export presets, you can Control (Mac) / Right Mouse (Win) -click on an image and select the saved preset from the context sensitive menu!


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June 29, 2011

Video Tutorial – Watermarking Images in Lightroom

In this episode of The Complete Picture, I will show you how to quickly save your vector and raster logos in Photoshop to be applied to photographs in Lightroom  as watermarks in the Slideshow, Print and Web modules as well as Publish Services).

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March 17, 2011

LR3 – Export a Collection

Control (Mac), Right mouse (Win) -click a collection to Export the Collection as a Catalog.

Click here for more information about working with Multiple Catalogs.


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June 7, 2010

Video Tutorial – Moving Between Lightroom 3 and Photoshop CS5

In this video tutorial, Julieanne demonstrates how to take a single image or multiple images for editing seamlessly between Lightroom and Photoshop. Also, see how to use Photoshop tools like Photomerge, HDR pro, and the export dialog in Lightroom for exporting multiple files.

Note: This tutorial is part of the Lightroom 3 Getting Started Series.

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May 18, 2009

Video Tutorial – E-Mail Photos Directly from Lightroom

In this Lightroom 2 tutorial, Julieanne Kost shows you how to set up Lightroom to e-mail your photos with the simple click of one button.

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June 27, 2008

Video Tutorial – What’s New in Lightroom 2

Take a tour of the updated Develop module in Lightroom 2.0 (What’s New in Lightroom 2 – The Develop Module)
Julieanne Kost shows how to make nondestructive localized corrections using the new Adjustment Brush and Graduated filter tools.

Julieanne Kost gives an overview of the updated Export options in Lightroom 2.0 What’s New in Lightroom 2 – The Output Modules. Learn about integration with Photoshop, as well as updates to the Print, Slideshow, and Web modules.

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