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Thu, Oct 19, 2017 12:53 PM

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Lightroom Desktop: Additional options needed when exporting

I ask because when you export in Lightroom CC, called "save to," the only parameter you can adjust is the pixels. Nothing else that I can see. In other versions of Lightroom you get a whole bunch of parameters to adjust, including DPI. Clients specify sometimes the settings that they want. Or another possibility is that I'm doing it wrong, and if so, could someone let me know how to export and adjust things like DPI.

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3 years ago

Right now it's just a version 1.0 product, so yes, it will probably be best suited to hobbyists at this stage. You're not missing those settings. You probably need to stick with Classic for now.

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I wish I knew it was the 'non-pro' version before buying it and spending hours trying to set it up

Champion

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Check my Lightroom Queen blog first next time Daniel. Everything you need to know is on there.

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LR is the only software you need to check on other web site before you buy to understand what it is able to do or not. 1 year after, we are waiting export option. Or dean and drop or etc etc

Go for C1, succeed your cloud by yourself 

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186 Points

Victoria it's been almost two years since the release of Lr CC, and no export options have been added so far... I had to print a photo, and had to export the raw, import it in APPLE PHOTOS (yes! damn), edit it again, and export in TIFF 16 bit format. I've been paying for almost two years now for a software that doesn't allow me to do simple exports for printing. You guys are being lazy. Lazy with our money!

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124 Points

I had Lightroom Classic at work and I had no idea this version was not identical. I am unable to do the work I need to do in editing batches of photos for uploading to a website.

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Lightroom Classic and Lightroom Desktop are NOT the same program. Lightroom Desktop is the cloud-based Lightroom, and it doesn't have all the features that you are accustomed to using in Lightroom Classic. If you can adapt to using the "new" Lightroom then it might be the program to consider. Otherwise, you might want to install Lightroom Classic instead.

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124 Points

Absolutely. That is not explained at purchase time! I was disappointed to realize the export function was not included. I need to export, change from 300 to 72, and resize images to fit on a website. I will have to adjust my subscription.

Champion

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> I need to export, change from 300 to 72, and resize images to fit on a website

Just to clarify, you can already do that in the Cloudy app. You set the size in pixel dimensions, so 300 vs 72 makes no difference to the result.

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124 Points

The save function gives me the long side custom option, but doesn’t include the rename and other functions from the original Lightroom. I’ll play with it some more, but why is it different? I miss the original.

Champion

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It's different because it's still a baby. The cloud-based desktop versions aren't even 2 years old yet, whereas Classic is coming up for 13. This is a very valid feature request, and I'm certain it will be added sooner than later, but there's a lot of feature requests and they all take time. 

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124 Points

What I meant to ask is why did Adobe reinvent the wheel? What advantages, if any, are there with the cloud-based Lightroom?

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To lock you in with a monthly subscription. Smart move from Adobe. And the only way to justify it, is to provide some cloud features. Even full cloud features, which makes transition to another DAM even more difficult.

They could have kept LR classic and add a cloud part, but decided to start from scratch, targeting smartphone users. LR cloud is totally not oriented towards photographers, when compared to classic.

Plus the fact you are beta testing the software. "ship first, fix later"

Champion

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> What advantages, if any, are there with the cloud-based Lightroom?

The biggest advantage is access to your photos from any device, so you can shoot on your phone, and the photo's are automatically available on your desktop when you get to work, then you can sort through them on your iPad on the train home, and view them on your Apple TV over dinner, etc.

Cloud computing also allows them to do clever artificial intelligence stuff, like allowing you to search for specific photos without needing to organize or keyword them.

They're also working on more cloud connected workflows, like being able to share web galleries, allow other people to send their own photos to your albums for you to organize (for example, if everyone's at a family event and you're in charge of collecting everyone's photos).

It's still early days, so it's still developing. Classic remains focused on being a powerful single-desktop application.

Drawing on Antoine's comments, you might consider Classic as being for more traditional photographers, whereas Cloudy is focused more on the next generation of photographers. 

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124 Points

“...the next generation of photographers.” From the comments I have read that have been posted for more than two years, I am not alone in wondering why this version of Lightroom could not have offered the same functionality as the previous version while still allowing for all these cloud and sharing advantages you mention.

Champion

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You're certainly not alone in that thought Teresa, but they're building the new app from the ground up using modern code, and that simply takes time. On the up side, that also means fewer bugs!

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It's because they're two different applications. The fully-cloud-based LR CC app was built from the ground up and released initially with a subset of the features of the more mature LR Classic app. It was not a straight copy-and-paste job, with just some code thrown in to enable the links to the cloud. The strategy was to get something out that can satisfy many consumers/hobbyists who use their mobile devices to capture images, do light processing and share some of them mostly to social media (plus backup photos to the cloud), while gradually adding more of the other features the pros would need to move away from LR Classic (full asset management, more exporting options, proper colour-managed workflow) and reduce the need for relying on laptops out in the field.

I know it can be frustrating to users who expect them to be the same, but to achieve that in the incredibly short time-frame required to meet that expectation (i.e. within months), the cost of the app would've been quite prohibitive. It's like asking why a builder, who's built a large house over the course of years, can't make a copy of it within months for the same price, albeit with a different foundation and more modern look/feel. The average user has no idea how complex Classic is: a full-fledged cloud-based version of it built from the ground up cannot be built in that short timeframe without increasing the costs and risks of missing/fixing bugs.

Perhaps Adobe could've done a better job of making customers aware of this, but I won't put any blame on the developers: IMO (with the little bit I know of IT & software development), they're doing an admirable job getting new features and bug fixes out several times a year...

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Edmund, no one would ever blame any dev. They're doing their job with the tools and time they have.

But in the end -and that's what matters- Adobe ends up selling two software: the "old" one with poorly implemented sync features, few updates and at increased price; and the second, "new" one which does not seems to meet the requirements.

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I believe your concept "old" and "new" is a little misleading. Both versions of Lightroom are being updated continually. It's just that the cloud version is new from the ground up, and providing conformity across multiple platforms (computers, tablets, phones, etc.) requires a lot of careful forethought and planning that I don't think a lot of us even take the time to consider.

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64 Points

Would be really nice thats all im missing to be fully happy with lightroom cc everything else is fine ‘ please make it happen

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252 Points

3 years ago

I just thought the same.... maybe we need to wait until Lightroom CC 7 to get a professional cloud based LR... *it sucks*

Champion

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It'll gain features quickly. Which features get added first will largely depend on feedback here, so feel free to add "ideas" for your most-needed features. 

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So you mean it's not suffiicient to post it under "question" and should also add the same post under the "ideas" heading?

Champion

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No, I can convert this to idea. I just meant any other missing features that prevent it from being suitable for your workflow.

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Great and thank you much for your feedback! Hopefully a loud chorus of users will quickly convince the designers that this is an essential feature because telling a client, "Sorry, but I can't customize DPI settings, just pixels and nothing else" might not cut it for some photographers...

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192 Points

Mmmh, just trying to use Lightroom CC for some simple editing...made some major adjustment in my processing from Lightroom classic...but major flaw I cannot get around starts at the export. I need to lower the quality of jpegs and retain the resolution. Just to save file size. This is still not possible...I understand something different under gaining features quickly.

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262 Points

It will gain it so quickly that 1 year later we are still here...no words

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60 Points

What is up with not being able to export files anymore from LR CC????  That has always been a feature I used a lot to order prints from my photo lab.

Champion

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You can still export photos, just in Lightroom CC (the new baby cloudy one) it's called Save To.

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60 Points

Are they still printable when saved at “normal size”

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110 Points

After the last update I don't know how to export as a TIFF image.

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122 Points

Just bought LR CC without realizing it isn't Lightroom. Frustrated by the limitations, especially around exporting images. Please improve ASAP!

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122 Points

Just bought LR CC without realizing it isn't Lightroom. Frustrated by the limitations, especially around exporting images. Please improve ASAP!

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60 Points

Agree, what a let down.

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"It'll gain features quickly", she said. That's TWO YEARS ago, for a feature as essential as exporting with custom settings applied.
"Which features get added first will largely depend on feedback here, so feel free to add "ideas" for your most-needed features.
I think I made the right decision to stick with LR for Professionals, aka LR Classic. It would have been a long two years to wait for all this nonsense.

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"It'll gain features quickly", she said. That's TWO YEARS ago, for a feature as essential as exporting with custom settings applied.
"Which features get added first will largely depend on feedback here, so feel free to add "ideas" for your most-needed features.
I think I made the right decision to stick with LR for Professionals, aka LR Classic. It would have been a long two years to wait for all this nonsense.

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244 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Feature Request: Custom Export Configuration.

I would like to see the feature about the custom export. This will be super useful in order to export the files properly. I would like to see most of the option such as Quality Control, Color Space, Files Format, and Output Sharpening. This feature request is also apply to iOS Lightroom CC too. In future, I'm going to stop using Lightroom Classic and use the new Lightroom CC instead.

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140 Points

3 years ago

Yeah, this is extremely limited. It is like having a big block V8 with a straw for an exhaust...

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220 Points

3 years ago

What a letdown, we really need a proper export setting like we had in the 'classic' version ... 

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126 Points

Agree! Adobe please make it happen :)

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174 Points

No kidding.  This is ridiculous - moving to "new" and then take away important features.

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1.1K Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled More save export options.

We need more export / save options. And same in iOS version.
Currently only options are small (1048). Size , long edge and full. For jpgs output.
Plus importantly we need control for the compression/ quality and colour space to add Adobe RGB, as the jpgs are always sRGB., with some compression.
So I can give my clients full quality and colour space , in any size.

However , I noticed we can export to open in Photoshop . This opens a 16bit Adobe TGB TIFF in PS.
So there’s must be some decent output functionally and options behind the hood .

I’d be quite happy with a 8bit and 16bit TIFF (adobe RGB) options to save to be addded in to the save menu options.

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1.5K Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Can’t export in a different format other than JPEG.

It seems that Lightroom mobile and CC desktop (new) can’t export to anything better than a lossy 8bit jpeg. This seems insane to me, especially for more advanced workflows which involve editing in other applications.

My usecase: initial RAW adjustments in Lr mobile, then continue working in Affinity Photo on an iPad. Currently this transfer to another application is lossy.

But no matter what other third party application I’d choose, or even if I just wanted to simply save an image, something better than JPEG is definitely required in many situations. I cannot understand the reasoning behind this limitation.

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124 Points

When we are paying for Adobe Lightroom, we should not need a workaround. It’s ridiculous that Adobe made this decision.

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312 Points

3 years ago

+1 to getting more export options - I would particularly like to be able to choose filename, and JPG quality / compression level

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386 Points

It is extremely frustrating to be unable to change the file name, both within LR and as an export.  I identify photos and it is all lost  on export, requiring a lot of extra work.

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646 Points

Try this work around if using Apple IOS.
Download the Workflow app on the App Store.

Create your own extension workflow that batch renames. Set the file name of your choice in the workflow app.

Now you have two choices, you can either export all the images you want into a folder on your iPad, sort them in date order at the top filter, then run your workflow over them to rename all, or on export in lightroom mobile, select the extension you made on export and it will batch rename as it exports to folder of choice.

I use workflow, it’s a fantastic tool. I can batch rename and resize at the same time on export in lightroom mobile with it. There is a ton of stuff you can do with it.

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Is workflow able to create smart folder or drag and drop?

Go for C1, succeed your cloud by yourself 

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130 Points

3 years ago

The ability to export to a lossless format such as tiff (or alternatively a very high quality jpeg) is urgently needed to enable proper to editing in other apps. Ability to specify parameters such as dpi is also required (as per OP original idea). This is basic stuff Adobe!!

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122 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Cannot export full res photos uploaded to Lightroom mobile directly to iPad.

Why can I not save a full size jpeg directly from a raw photo I put on my iPad with an sd card reader? The maximum jpeg size Lightroom mobile can save is 8bit 2560 x 1707 @ 72 dpi. On desktop/ classic Lightroom I can export a 16 bit 6720 x 4480 @ 600 dpi. What’s the point of Lightroom cc when I can’t save a full res image?

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272 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Ability to choose my export size, quality and format in lightroom mobile.

I want to be able to choose my file size, quality and format, I work for a sports photo Agency and they ask me for the file in a certain size and ppi but Lightroom mobile only gave the option of small size 2048px, and max available..

Adobe Administrator

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Thanks for your input, Tony. I've merged your post with a previous thread on this subject so your vote will be added to the rest.

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Rick, you’ve merged a topic specifically referring to the mobile product into a desktop product thread.

I offer more examples of this repeated behavior here: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photos...

Given that Adobe seems to be putting a lot of weight on where exactly features are requested when prioritizing them, perhaps you can elaborate into where users should ask for feedback for a specific platform, and why mobile is treated as a second class citizen given how topics are merged and how thread comments are interpreted?

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648 Points

3 years ago

I agree. We need better export options in Lightroom cc and mobile

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130 Points

3 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Mobile: Resize images in the app.

I am looking to download images from Lightroom phone app that are a 4:5 ratio and sized 1080px to the short edge to may phone so i can use for Instagram.

Adobe Administrator

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Thanks for the idea, Paul. I've merged your post with a previous thread so your vote will be added to the rest.

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100 Points

3 years ago

Add my vote to this issue.  I would prefer using LR mobile on the iPad Pro as my primary editing app but I keep having to return to my Macbook Pro to do any exports or to edit an image in another program.  I would like to see LR Mobile for iPad export at the full resolution of the RAW image to at least JPEG, TIFF, and PNG formats.  Thanks.

Adobe Administrator

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Thanks for the input, Randy. Don't forget to check the "vote" box at the top of the page.

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3 years ago

I have a sneaky suspicion that saying things like "we need lossless export to continue editing in Affinity Photo on iPad" is only going to make things worse, and possibly one of the reasons why we don't have this obviously important feature in the first place. It might be in Adobe's business interest to prevent us from using competitor products, and lock us in the ecosystem. For example, Lr mobile has "Edit in Photoshop Fix", but no "Export with options". Similarly, Lr CC desktop can export as a 16bit TIFF to Photoshop, but nothing else.

Here's hoping I'm wrong.

Adobe Administrator

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Hi Victor,

Adobe has no interest in preventing you from using your images in any software you please. The "Edit in Photoshop" function is there to make it more convenient to edit and save your changes in Lightroom. You can already export the original file and open it in any other compatible program. No matter what software you like to use, we are happy that you choose to include ours in that workflow. 

Other export options are under consideration but, as you know, there are a lot of feature requests to work on and they are prioritized by popularity. Where this one is in that list I can't say but if the idea gains enough support you could likely expect to see it in a future release. 

Thanks again for your input.

Rick

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172 Points

You are right, Export the original is possible. But: Then I don't need Lightroom, the original is already on my SD Card. Since most tools I know do not (fully) interpret the XMP File that is exported with the original, the way to use Lightroom as a tool between makes no sense.