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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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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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.