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274 Points

Sat, Nov 22, 2014 2:57 AM

Lightroom: Understanding pixels, print size, image size and aspect ratio the Export Dialogue

I'm fairly new to LR The only concept that I really don't "get" is how to export photos from LR.
Shouldn't LR include some sort of calculator in the export dialogue that helps users know the relationships between aspect ratio; image/crop size; pixels; print size and file size?
To help users export the correct size image with the right number of pixels for the intended purpose and size.
I think Photoshop has something like this (I don't have or know how to use Photoshop).
And a clear tutorial from Adobe LR please. I've read and watched so many different explanations.



4.5K Messages


76.3K Points

6 years ago

Crash course:

* You crop based on the region you want to include/exclude and/or required target shape.

* You export at max quality without resizing if to print.

* If for screen view, you resize to fit the largest supported screen area - full quality for local consumption, or reduced quality for web access (how much depends on desired download speed, and remote storage limitations..).

Sorry if this was too little, usually I give too much ;-}.