#CreativeFriday – Re-size your photographs to a larger size using Lightroom

Have you ever wanted to export your processed images from Lightroom, but at a much larger size than the original size.

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Above is a typical RAW file with some adjustments made within Lightroom. I would like the exported file to be 260cm on the long edge, with a resolution of 250 pixels per inch.

Below you can see the export dialog box (available from the Lightroom Menu / File / Export). You can see that in red, the export file type has been specified to be TIFF/16bit. Under the Image Sizing, the Long edge have been chosen (this can be changed based on your needs of course). Then the new length has been specific as 260.00cm, with a resolution of 100 Pixels per CM.

Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 21.10.29 copyIf the Pixels per CM is changed to Pixels per Inch, you will see the value in inches (in this case 254 Pixels per Inch).

Screen Shot 2016-05-20 at 21.10.34Then clicking ‘Export’ will create the larger file in the specified location with the Lightroom adjustments applied.

Also, don’t forget, you can also up-sample an image in Photoshop as well. I wrote a blog post on this techinque a while ago when the new “Preserve Details” feature came out in the 2015 release.


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