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2.1K Points

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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15 Messages

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256 Points

2 years ago

Started using IPAD Pro with LR Mobile but it is pretty much useless to export anything since the quality is far too low for pretty much everything I want to do.  Try sharing a LR export on Facebook to see how bad it looks as an example!

Despite the so called "maximum" option - Working on RAW files which exported from desktop with decent settings come out about 10MB and look fine on Social Media.  The same file from LR CC comes out at 3MB on the Ipad export (this is the original RAW which has been imported onto the IPAd and actually synced by LR back to desktop classic version)

Might be fine for some use cases, but when sharing on Social Media (which is about only time I would export from the ipad) Its obviously compressed again by FB but quality is already too low to allow this to happen so it comes out the other side shockingly bad!

4 Messages

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110 Points

2 years ago

The workflow that kind of works for me so far: I edit and send on iPad what is really necessary. I sync from iPad with adobe cloud to Lightroom Classic (NOT CC) on my laptop. There I edit and export further what I need. LR CC is terrible, but by syncing to LR classic I get more flexibility, without losing the editing work I did on the iPad.

13 Messages

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172 Points

2 years ago

Oddly enough, that is now my new workflow.
Import to LR Classic, make my pick, then make a collection for cloud, and then edit on the iPad and all is synced.
Once I’ve finished, I can delete that collection on the cloud and local edit are kept.

2 Messages

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72 Points

2 years ago

I'm trailing this thread on Lightroom CC and noticing the export issue.  After reading this thread I'm not interested in Lightroom CC.  What do professional photographers use?

176 Messages

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3.7K Points

This the problem. There is no real competitor (maybe photos on macOS/ios but far from perfect).
And adobe got probably a very small team (or some very very little team on each  OS  develop on Mac, iOS, windows, android, web)  resulting lot of compromise and prioritizing). Becomes really sad about that 

Go for C1, succeed your cloud by yourself 

31 Messages

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442 Points

I've seen traditional pros using Bridge for culling, Photoshop camera Raw for basic edits and Actual PS for deeper cuts. LR tries to be a bit of both, and thus nothing more than a compromise. 
Bridge stores keywords into the file, while LR stores those into the catalog.

Of late, I've heard Luminar being mentioned more and more often.

I'm curious, are you still evaluating, or have you made a choice, if so, what was your choice, Alan?

13 Messages

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172 Points

2 years ago

Try Lightroom Classic CC, it’s basically LR that we’ve used for years. I used it when I was a professional and went back to it when LR CC isn’t fully up to Classic options, or maybe that’s Adobes idea... why had too options the same.

Anyway, you can still use cloud and work on iPad etc, just more options and tool with Classic CC.

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96 Points

2 years ago

This function is really important. I just bought a iPad Pro 11 1TB for editing photos on the go with Lightroom CC. It's my first iPad. I spend a lot of time editing my photos with Lightroom CC iPad version on the plane. Then after i exported the picture, i found i was cheated. The jpg picture exported is only 2.8MB. It could be 11MB if i exported by Lightroom Classic CC on my PC. The size different means a lot of details has been lost. I feel so sad about it.

15 Messages

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256 Points

Exactly this!

2 Messages

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72 Points

Good feedback! Thank you for reporting. I’m enjoying learning how to like the CC version and the convenience features like being able to edit on an iPad. But it appears there are some extreme limits too. I would equally be as frustrated as you. Maybe the Classic is the way to go. ??

4 Messages

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110 Points

CC on iPad, sync with Classic on desktop and vice versa. That works reasonably well. Serious exports etc have to be done on desktop.

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96 Points

@Arnd Bronkhorst I did not find an existing function to sync between lightroom CC iPad version and PC version of Lightroom Classic CC. And even the PC version Lightroom CC does not have a fully functioned export feature. If you export a JPEG file in PC version Lightroom CC, it will be the same size as in iPad version of Lightroom CC.
The only solution I can find out is:
1. Import your raw and jpg from DLSR to iPad Photos through a USB cable.
2. Import raw and jpg from iPad Photos to Lightroom CC iPad version.
3. Delete the photos in iPad Photos because you already got same copies in Lightroom CC iPad version application folder.
4. Edit your photos in Lightroom CC iPad version on the go.
5. Sync (upload) your photos to Lightroom CC photo cloud provided by Adobe.
6. When you get back home, open the PC version of lightroom CC, sync(download) the photos from Adobe Cloud.
7. Right Click the photo you want to export, select edit in Photoshop.
8. You get a photo in TIFF format with ProPhoto RGB color space in Photoshop.
9. You can use this TIFF for print or use photoshop to transfer it into high-quality JPG file.

4 Messages

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110 Points

For me this works (on iPad/Mac): send Raw file via Wifi from camera to iPad with ShutterSnitch, import raw file from ShutterSnitch to LR, edit on iPad Pro. LR on iPad syncs with Adobe Cloud, and I can set up LR classic in the Mac to sync with Adobe Cloud as well (not the entire catalog, just the ones coming from iPad). This is done in the preferences of LR classic. I don't use LR CC on the desktop, it doesn't have professional functionality IMHO. From LR classic I can export the images that were synced from iPad. This works for the few images that need quick processing. I send small jpegs from my iPad, and anything bigger from LR classic on the Mac. The bulk of the images I edit on the MacBook. Not perfect, but it works.

2 Messages

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122 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Export choices abysmal.

Lightroom CC doesn't have an export function that is useful. Can't change the image title on export, can't customise the compression settings, can't export to different sizes, can't upload to a to social networks, can't apply sharpening or any filters on export.

I mean why not just go back to the Classic app but make it more connected. Lightroom Classic works well and has pro level workflows, the ONLY useful feature in CC is the ability to share an album with colleagues or clients allowing them to download images as they need direct.

All the other features are dumbed down, confusing and hobbled. It's real shame, wasted opportunity in my view.

176 Messages

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3.7K Points

You are right. Back in 2000 a software without drag and drop or print function is not a production software but a pré-alpha
This is so strange ADOBE does not implement such functionally and even more strange, no road map is published.
Customers just have to pay and ask no question about the future.

Go for C1, succeed your cloud by yourself 

2 Messages

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92 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Save for Web in Lightroom CC Desktop.

I want to save for web in Lightroom CC Desktop. The "small" option when downloading the images is too big for my website. I need a way to reduce the resolution and size without having to go into Photoshop or Lightroom Classic.

3 Messages

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144 Points

2 years ago

The export function of CC needs a user parameter, to set the resolution. This is very urgent !!!

3 Messages

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122 Points

2 years ago

I’m on the free trial and can’t see subscribing without being able to control more on export - colorspace, for example.

5 Messages

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182 Points

2 years ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Pointless menu for sharing.

The share option (top right button) has two options on it.  I find this is annoying.  I would rather have a single click operation to launch a dialogue box with a function to do a "share and invite" (who cares about this option anyway?)  The dialogue also needs the ability to change the exported filename.

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62 Points

2 years ago

Hi photo lovers,

 

In my adoption of the newest Lightroom (cloud-based) I noticed that the Full size JPEG export file size of Lightroom is much smaller than Lightroom Classic. See screenshot below.

I use the same RAW picture, exported unedited from both Lightroom and Lightroom Classic as full quality JPEG in sRBG color. In Classic that is with settings "quality 100" and in Lr  that is "full size JPEG".

However, the exported JPEG from Lightroom Classic is 13MB of size and the JPEG from Lightroom is 9,6MB of size.

 

My question: How can this be, where does the significant difference in file size come from?

More importantly: Does the newest Lightroom export JPEGs that are of lower quality versus the Lightroom Classic JPEGs?


I really hope an expert can explain me what is going on, otherwise I'm a bit hesitant on switching over from Classic to cloud-based Lightroom


 BTW, I'm running on Lightroom Classic version 8.3 and Lightroom (cloud) version 2.3



Champion

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5.9K Messages

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104K Points

LR Cloudy doesn't let you set the compression yet. Last time I checked, it automatically applied about JPEG quality 80, which will create smaller file sizes without visible artifacts. If you compared the two, you're unlikely to spot the difference.

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

5 Messages

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208 Points

Its still insane to me that this isn’t a configuration after years of this and other threads still ongoing. This is probably the most basic export setting alongside size that anybody would want. I get the whole aim for simplicity ideals of LR cc, but this neither introduces user complexity (especially in comparison to other program features) nor is it an obscure feature to include in photo editing software.

“Probably won’t notice” isn’t really what people want when they’re going to print something.

13 Messages

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172 Points

It’s the fact that you only have 2 basic options and no control, that’s bugging people.
I now work with Classic on the desktop doing the exports, unless it’s to social media or maybe a basic email. But the email export doesn’t look good, so like to do that via classic.

The only reason I’m sticking, is the option to work on images on the iPad Pro. If Capture One did this, I’d probably be off.
So they’ve got me for now...

Champion

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5.9K Messages

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104K Points

Yep, extra export options got my vote from the outset. But in the meantime, try this test... export a photo from Classic at quality 80 and again at quality 100, put them in layers in Photoshop and zoom right in, even 400%+. Toggle the layer visibility on and off and see if you can spot the difference. Then you won't worry about prints. 

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

55 Messages

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1.5K Points

I can't stress this enough, and other folks have expressed this as well: this isn't just about prints. This is about continuing the editing in other software, which JPEGs at any quality are *not* suitable for.

5 Messages

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208 Points

Zooming in and toggling layers won't show compression artifacts like banding over a large gradient. Better response: then why is this even configurable in Lightroom Classic? Why not remove the quality setting for simplicity?

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172 Points

So why does Capture One and other software give you the option? Because it’s just that, and option!
All people are saying is they want the option.
Why not just shoot your 40mp camera at 20mp or less to start with? I mean most output you can’t see the difference....

Champion

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5.9K Messages

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104K Points

It's a good request, no question. It's just not there yet. At 117 votes, it's one of the most popular requests for LR Cloudy, so I'm sure it's a high priority for Adobe to add.

Victoria Bampton a.k.a. The Lightroom Queen

www.lightroomqueen.com

Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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208 Points

I’m going to guess a lot of people don’t even know to find this forum or maybe never even really got into using the software because of the significance of this deficiency in comparison to the other kind of asks here, which don’t seem like things that’d ward off casual users. That, and this general underlying problem is also filed in various different ways it seems.

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646 Points

2 years ago

I believe the difference is the dpi setting on the compressed jpeg. One might be set to 72dpi and the other, the native camera dpi, which is probably 240dpi or 300 dpi. If this isn’t the different, it may just be a higher level or different type of compression when rendering.

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82 Points

a year ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled File compresses when upload from IPad to google docs.

I was trying to upload some pictures for my client to google docs so they could access them, but they were badly compressed, and I had to use my laptop. Please make it so I can use my IPad for everything.

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94 Points

a year ago

Dear Adobe developers, an export format with lossless compression (e.g. TIFF) is urgently needed! Just to remind you, TIFF was taken over by you (Adobe) in 1994, so please step up your game!