Allow Exporting Photos w/ More Options

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Please bring in more photo exporting options in Lightroom CC! I am enjoying Lightroom CC with editing and cloud storage, but Lightroom CC only allows relatively small JPEG resolution. I use and edit RAW, but would like to convert to an Excellent Quality JPEG. Right now my RAW file size is anywhere up to 50MB, but the largest exported JPEG Lightroom CC allows even when clicking “full size” is like 5MB. THATS A HUGE DISPARITY. I just want to be able to share a large JPEG versions as RAW files are not shareable. Thank you!
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Andrew Whittaker

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Andrew Rodney

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Andrew Whittaker

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Do you use Lightroom CC? Not Lightroom classic CC. Lightroom CC has no quality selections.
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From the testing that I've done, comparing exports from LRCC with exports of the same file from LR Classic, it would seem that LRCC's default "full size" export quality is set around 90. If you read that article that Andrew Rodney linked to, you'll see that 90 is more than adequate.

Don't be distracted by the difference in file size between the original raw and the exported Jpeg. The jpeg file type is compressed, and the affect of that compression on the output file size will vary from file to file depending on factors such as the amount of fine details in the image. Also bear in mind that if you have cropped the image in LRCC that will also have an affect on the size of the resulting jpeg.

As an example, I just exported a 30mp raw file (file size 35MB), uncropped, from both LRCC and LR Classic. In Classic, I set the quality slider at 80 (again, more than adequate), and the size of the resulting jpeg is 8.7MB. The exported jpeg from LRCC is 13MB, because the default quality is higher.