Lightroom CC: Additional options needed when exporting

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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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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
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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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I just thought the same.... maybe we need to wait until Lightroom CC 7 to get a professional cloud based LR... *it sucks*
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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?
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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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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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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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Yeah, this is extremely limited. It is like having a big block V8 with a straw for an exhaust...
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What a letdown, we really need a proper export setting like we had in the 'classic' version ... 
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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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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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+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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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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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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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..
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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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I agree. We need better export options in Lightroom cc and mobile
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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.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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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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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. 
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Can we please have export as tiff?Please?
Thanks
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Exporting as tiff would be everything I would need as well, but at least with customizable bit depth. 16bit would be nice.
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Ok, guys...6 month and no changes to the exporting feature. I cancel my subscription and go to Luminar. Sorry Adobe, but you clearly do not see what a fast upgrade cycle is. The last changes made to Lightroom CC have been marginal and only to do with your auto filters...get the basics right before being fancy.
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I`m using LR CC as a professional. I wanted to uprgad to the 1TB plan. But then i realized I can ́t choose DPI and Color Range? Please put a serious export on the very top of your todo list!!
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I can't believe that this FR has only 35 votes. There are so less LRCC users out there? Or are they happy with the limited options here? I do not understand why Adobe did not implement such a basic feature.
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Contrary to what Adobe probably assumes, most users don't visit these forums at all. I doubt that the vast majority even cares about expressing their satisfaction or dissatisfaction in a forum like this one at all. They're angry and talk about it with their friends or just switch to a different product.

Getting useful feedback from your users is hard. But Adobe is worse at doing it that many other companies (perhaps intentionally).

If they added a more streamlined way for people to request for features (like an obvious button in the application's UI), the signal would increase dramatically... along with the noise.
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> Contrary to what Adobe probably assumes, most users don't visit these forums at all.

Adobe knows only a small number of their users visits the forum, but the percentage of votes compared to other requests still provides useful feedback, rather than focusing on the actual number of votes. In my experience, the percentages are fairly accurate when compared against the feedback I hear from a wide range of sources. 
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Came here solely with the hope that the export limitations are known and other people care. Of all possible features, the lack of control on export types/quality is the most crippling.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Add Export Options!!!.

I'm currently testing Lightroom CC on iOS and staggered about the non-existing export options. I really like the possibilities for the basic editing. But I don't understand that I can't define the export details like format/compression (JPG, TIFF, ...), ICC-Profile or dimensions of the photo. Please add these very basic options in the near future to keep up with your claim to be the best mobile editing app ...
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The fun part is that Adobe likes to pretend like this particular forum isn’t about Lightroom on iOS or Android at all (despite the fact that it’s called Lightroom CC on all platforms).

There are two product forums for Lightroom (not counting Classic):
Lightroom CC: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photos...
Lightroom for Mobile: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photos...

People post in either one of these product forums, referring to mobile products inside “Lighroom CC” and vice-versa. And of course they do, this product is called “Lighroom CC” everywhere. Adobe seems to be taking advantage of (or ignoring) this confusion when prioritizing features, blaming users for not knowing where to voice there opinion.

For example, they‘ve implemented “sync settings” on desktop but not mobile, claiming that people haven’t voted for the mobile feature. However, it’s clear that comments have been referencing all platforms extensively: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photos...

Another example: Adobe has been merging requests marked for both “Lightroom mobile” + “Lightroom CC” (desktop) into desktop-only threads, without a corresponding topic or vote in the mobile-only thread: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photos...

To do these things, yet also claim that more people vote for desktop but not mobile is either disingenous or proof that Adobe doesn’t know how to receive feedback. They’re doing a lot of great things, but I’m baffled at their continuous refusal to treat mobile as a first class platform.

So I guess you’ll have to more actively voice your opinion in the other product forum if you want to get something on iOS, then hope that Adobe listens to you in a few years :)
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> Adobe seems to be taking advantage of (or ignoring) this confusion when prioritizing features, blaming users for not knowing where to voice there opinion.
For example, they‘ve implemented “sync settings” on desktop but not mobile, claiming that people haven’t voted for the mobile feature.

Don't worry, all of the feature requests get considered, whether they're showing as mobile or desktop.

Mobile is considered a first class platform, but each team has its own features to be working on, so the different platforms tend to leapfrog each other. Each platform has its own strengths and weaknesses, for example, the mobile team has camera improvements to fit into their development time, which doesn't apply to desktop, and mobile operating systems and devices have different limitations to desktop ones.
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Victoria, if all platforms are first class citizens and all features get considered regardless of which product forum they’re posted in, that indeed explains why requests on one platform get merged into threads from another platform, for example this one: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photos... (and there’s plenty of other examples).

But then why aren’t all feature requests treated the same way? Why are some cross-platform threads merged but others are not? Why did the above feature request get merged from mobile into desktop, but the “sync settings” feature request didn’t? I can’t figure out the rule for all of this, as these actions send mixed signals.

Why ask people to continue voting on mobile topics *after* a feature becomes under consideration or even implemented on desktop: https://feedback.photoshop.com/photos...

More importantly, I’m asking because I’m really struggling to understand how all of this works :) I want to contribute by helping Adobe accurately weigh feature requests, but the current multiple-product forum setup is confusing: some cross-platform threads get merged together but others don’t, some features get released on multiple platforms at the same time but others don’t, some features are marked as “implemented” cross platform but others are marked in the same way but require continued voting on desired platforms.

Thank you for being patient with my questions :)
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Threads get merged so all of the votes are combined into one place. If a thread is for both desktop and mobile, it should end up tagged as both Lightroom CC and Lightroom for mobile, so it shows up in both forums, although occasionally that doesn't happen.

> why aren’t all feature requests treated the same way? Why are some cross-platform threads merged but others are not?
Sometimes it simply depends on who's doing it! Or sometimes, they're features that would need to be implemented in completely different ways depending on whether it's desktop or mobile. Syncing settings across multiple photos is a great example, since the selection mechanism is completely different on a desktop vs. a mobile device.

> Why ask people to continue voting on mobile topics *after* a feature becomes under consideration or even implemented on desktop
When a feature is implemented on one platform, it's automatically a priority for other platforms as Adobe's aiming for feature parity long-term. Where there's a separate thread for mobile, like in the case of that sync feature, I recommended people vote on the mobile one so that they'd be notified when it was also implemented on mobile. However, the votes are still useful because some features may be used more on one platform than another. For example, how much do you need HDR merge on mobile, when it would be 10x quicker to do on the desktop.

It is a little fuzzy, but don't worry too much about the mechanics of how they gather the information. Just know that the people making the decision get a good overview from this forum.
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Absolutely crazy that this has not been solved, finally decided to give lightroom cc mobile a go, upgraded to the 1tb plan, imported 2000 photos, spent hours editing a selection, now I wish to make further edits in affinity for example, but there is no point in making any further edits to a lossy jpeg! Wished I had done further research into the export options before investing a lot of time and money into this! Will need to look for an alternative solution, maybe scrap adobe all together, and stick to capture one on desktop too.
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Export limitations are a bad Thing for all platforms. It limits the users in their workflow and does not allow further editing without loosing Qualität. Sure, a high quality jpeg ist not bad at all but there are many use cases you need loosless exports like tif or psd. I am sure this would be very easy to implement because these formats are state of the art and maybe just export parameters.

Additionally, if you want to print photos, you may need a quality that is somewhere betweend the two offered options. You may not believe it, but in many regions upload speed is still limited. However, let the user define the compression rate and size of the picture would and should also not be a big thing. I am sure you use existing libraries for that and they all allow to export with parameters (type, compression, size, etc). So how long would it take to implement and test? 1 day? Maybe 2
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I picked up on this thread linked to another relating to CC mobile. I use IOS, so I cannot comment on Android.


Firstly I wanted to say how happy I am to finally be able to export or share all images instead of the limited 15 at a time we had before, thank you adobe.


I noticed many still frustrated by the two available quality export options, high quality and 2048px quality. I cannot offer a bit depth or file type change solution for export, but I do have a way of changing pixel values on export to whatever I want below that of the original image pixel value.


I use the workflow app and have designed an extension which pops up after rendering (same place it asks you for a location). Before you share your files, set the pixel width or length in workflow, then when you choose the workflow extension, it will save all your images set to your pixel count.


Lastly, many people are concerned about the 72dpi Lightroom sets on all exported images in cc mobile. If you have a high res camera, which most people have, this really does not make much difference when printing. If you have for example a 6000 x 4000 image, like what my camera generates and Lightroom mobile exports not cropped, but with 72dpi, is the equivalent, once converted to 300 dpi to a 20x13.3 in print, which is bigger then most need. If anyone needs larger then that, just take the image you need printed manually or through the cloud into photoshop and set it correctly. If I printed 6000x4000px image on a 72dpi printer setting, it would give a 83in (length) print. It’s hard to even tell the difference between a 200 dpi and 300 dpi image when printing. If you set a 6000x4000px 72dpi image to print at 200 dpi, you get a 30in (length) print. 72dpi shouldn’t be a concern for most. It’s your pixel value that really matters and with the workflow app, you can set it on export.


Hope this helps
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I suspect that your workflow hack simply re-converts the lossy compressed image exported from Lightroom to the format you want. This doesn’t mitigate the lossy compression artifacts and loss of quality at all.
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