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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Yes I wrote that it’s only to control the image pixel value, not compression, bit depth or file type. I believe the only way to export an uncompressed file from lightroom mobile is unfortunately one at a time. But I would suspect most people would not need all images exported this way, only one or two, just when required for particular uses. I haven’t been able to determine the bit depth or compression level, but what you can do is select an image, “edit in” then choose a app like Fix, it will open in fix, then save straight back into mobile without editing it and it creates a duplicate PNG file uncompressed. You then just select it and export original, now you have a edited uncompressed image. For example, the image I did the other day when exported high quality jpg was a 12mb image, with this method, the same image PNG was 45mb. Again I don’t know the full specs around what lightroom generates for fix, but far less compression if not any at all. By the way the workflow app also batch renames on export or can both do a batch rename and resize at the same time.

I printed three 8x12in images the other day, one a 16bit uncompressed file, one 8bit lossy from lightroom mobile and one 8bit jpg from classic set to 300dpi, couldn’t tell the difference.

For me batch export was the biggie, any special scenario where I need higher quality, I’d be on my Mac.
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Editing in Photoshop Fix on iOS, going back to Lightroom Mobile, then exporting that as PNG is a pretty nice hack indeed, I haven't thought of that! Less than ideal for sure though.

Is this an 8-bit or 16-bit PNG? The crucial thing for me is being able to continue editing in other apps such as Affinity, without lossy compression.
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Thanks Victor, I don’t know unfortunately because I’m battling to get info on the image once created, non of the software I own can read the metedata on it. When I loaded it into classic and bridge it seems to give less info then the original RAW and the high quality lossy jpg, I think FIX losses some of the metadata when saving. One thing is for sure, it’s far less compressed. From what I’ve heard PNG is also a decent file type for many applications. Hoping someone with particular skills can give us info on the created PNG.
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11 months later, nothing happen with this underpowered feature.
Adobe prioritize in very confusing

I've discover iOS is able to embed copyright in the photo. Seems not ti be able in LR CC 1.5, do I'm wrong or right?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Export TIFF from Lightroom CC.

I find very annoying that I cannot export photos in TIFF format from Lightroom CC after one year or more it has been released, and I am still paying for it. Am I supposed to use JPEG on other editing software that are part of my workflow? Isn't it time to add export settings? It looks like a bad joke to photographers that prioritize uncompressed format.
Thank you
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Yup. So much for having LR mobile being a professional tool. :-(
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It seems to be the most requested feature in the forum but still 1 year later nothing has changed, hilarious
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom CC: Uncompressed TIFF export for print.

I need uncompressed TIFF export for external print shop delivery. Right now, I have to roundtrip to PS and export. Inconvenient.
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Hi.

As a full time military a documental photographer I though that perhaps a more lightweight yet powerful setup for my workflow will be consist on a IPAD PRO12.9 and Lightroom mobile but there’s a huge issue and that is the lack of .Tiff exporting capabilities in the LR mobile.
I know there’s no currently a way to export Tiff’s or PSD using Lightroom Mobile on an IPAD PRO.
But, I want to ask to que community if you think that perhaps ADOBE is goin to allow that soon.

Adobe needs to put that feature ASAP.

The lack of TIFF or PSD exporting capability is a pain because I can’t send photos for large prints.
I need to send high quality files to my clients, so, any good news?

Regards.

Oliver Ehmig
www.oliverehmig.com
IG:oliverehmig
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Still no words on this after adobe max?
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Jpeg export quality.

it would be very interesting to have the possibility to choose export parameters for files, such as dpi and jpeg compression
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Prioritize this please, exporting TIFF files at some point is an essential part of most people's photography workflow as well as being able to set export parameters like quality, resolution etc. I would kill for Capture One style processing recipes. 
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Just seen on a photography YouTube channel (think it was Jared Polins news fix) that Adobe has announced full photoshop for mobile. No timeline was given, but this is the first official announcement Ive heard. Hopefully this will open up lightrooms capabilities on export with more file types. Here’s hoping.
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My prediction: lossless sharing between Lighroom mobile and Photoshop mobile (yay), but severely limited export options in Photoshop. This way you’re locked into using Photoshop mobile instead of Affinity Photo or other competitor products. I’ll eat my hat if something else happens.

I’ll believe the “Adobe has no interest in preventing you from using other products” line when I see it.
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That would be outrageous and hard to believe (not impossible). There is more to workflow than Photoshop. Just give your customer industry standard export options: original, lossy and lossless. 

Locking every down also ensures that their entire Classic user base will never switch over, which should be their goal since they are leaking customers to Serif, Skylum, On1, Capture One and many others right now judging on comments and forums. 

Let's see... here is hoping that we'll get this for Christmas in the December update.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Export with ICC profile.

It would be very useful to be able to export photos in jpeg format with the desired icc profile applied, like in lightroom cassic, so you can export the photos to be printed.
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I just bought Lightroom CC and wish I had known ahead that there was no way to change the dpi settings. It's very frustrating not to have that since I do need to submit things to print as 300dpi. I can't afford Photoshop.

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I only stumbled over this after exporting images last night, and thinking why do they look so compressed or lower res.
I’m guessing it’ll be fine for printing, but looking at them on the 12.9 iPad screen, they don’t look good. In Lightroom CC fine.
I thought I’d found a perfect setup, mac and iPad and having everything linked up.
If it’s not fixed, then I’m going to have to look elsewhere for a solution. Most of the time I’m looking at images on a screen not for print.
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This just gets better. If you make a folder in iCloud, then put the image in there and view all good. Just not direct in iCloud root folder.

All very odd, but I can work with all now I know that oddities.
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Just to confirm to everyone.
The images were being viewed on the iPad, and was the same issue on my pro and air.
Just don’t view direct from iCloud, out into its own folder. Or save to Lightroom folder. Still need a better way to rename etc, but the issue was poor images equally.
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When you say rename, what are you referring to? Renaming the file on export?
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Yeah that’s it.
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You can use the app called Workflow. I think apple bought it and changed the name, it may be called shortcuts now. In this app you can create a file renaming and resizing based on pixels action as an extension or widget action.  See attached these shortcuts I've created, you are welcome to use them.

This may sound complicated, but just go check it out, its easy. You either have a choose to save the files first to a folder then rename with a widget, or rename with an extension. Batch resize, batch rename and both rename and resize at the same time as both widget and extension.

Batch Resize File Ext
Batch Resize File
Batch Rename / Resize Ext
Batch Rename File Ext
Batch Rename File
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom CC: Export Issues, again.

I am beyond frustrated.  I want to get an original out of Lightroom CC so that I can use Aperture to send it to a photo printer at a high enough resolution.  It would seem that, once an SD card is erased, my original is being held captive by Adobe.  Something  needs to be done about export options.
I am not a professional, I subscribed to Lightroom CC (the mobile one which I mostly use on my desktop) because I was looking for an alternative to Aperture and I thought it would  be a good thing to store my images in the cloud.  I'm happy with the photo editing process but lack of file renaming and limited export options have me searching for a new photo processing option.  I don't want to have to do that, it is way too time consuming.  Please fix this!!!!!
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If you are looking to export 1 original at a time, select an image, then top right, hit the share icon and export original.

If you want to get all your original raws held by lightroom off your iPad, plug it into your desktop or laptop, open iTunes, select file sharing, select Lightroom and you’ll see one folder with a long name. Select folder, scroll down to save button, hit it, choose folder and save.

In that folder is every raw file held by lightroom.

If you referring to the fact cloud Is now holding the originam image and not your mobile device, then I’m not sure. That’s why I always make sure I choose store locally on albums, so I’ve got a hard copy on my iPad.
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Jean, why not use LR Classic? Classic has the printing module, so you could ditch going via Aperture.
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> I want to get an original out of Lightroom CC

In LR CC desktop, select the photo (or multiple photos in Grid view), go to File menu > Save To > Original & Settings format. That'll download the original from the cloud if it's not already stored locally, and save it to your hard drive in its original format.
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You can get your original out the cloud. You can download the original jpeg or Raw file, and you can save this to your desktop or mobile, no issues.

If you get stuck then let me know.
As for renaming, okay I hear you. But I’m thinking that Adobe is moving to tagging your images, so that you can search all your images better.

If your working on mobile and desktop, then file names aren’t an issue unless you’re sending to someone that needs them in a naming format. But John and others have found a work around for that. But I agree, bit silly to be steered a certain way.
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My Lightroom 5 will not work now. I have tried Lightroom CC and I don't like it. Why try to fix something that isn't broken. I had no problem before but it appears it's not on option, and honestly, i don't want to ready pages and pages of responses and questions to many different problems. It just makes this more chaotic when I have customers waiting for me to get the work done that I can't. I really hate paying every month for Cloud. It's all about money. 
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My dad still uses Lightroom 6, and works fine. Why has Lr5 stopped?
Lightroom CC is a very different thing, than Lr Classic CC.

I like Cloud auto backup and have it working across my devices, I'm now just using Lr CC on desktop and iPad. 
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@Delia Can I assume that you charge your clients too? And that when they will ask you for another job, you will charge them again? Software works the same... OS updates come every year (of twice a year for Windows) and stuff breaks. This means that the ongoing maintenance is a real cost to companies. And the older the original software, the harder it gets. If you are a working professional, the cost of upgrade shouldn't be an issue. If you don't like subscriptions, there is plenty of good alternatives to Adobe software nowadays without one. 

The cost difference of regularly updating software versus subscriptions is negligible, and for professionals charging clients, something you should include when calculating your fees.
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+1 
Channel swapping is part of my editing process. I can't edit photos on Lightroom Mobile while on the go and then later finish up on my computer at home. Using compressed JPEG exports for final edits is not ideal. I understand that the company wants to segment their market but this is a basic feature. 

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Robust exporting options.

We need more exporting options - smaller file compression, Tiff and PNG files, etc.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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?

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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 
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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.