Lightroom Desktop: 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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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.
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Exactly this!
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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. ??
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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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@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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The export function of CC needs a user parameter, to set the resolution. This is very urgent !!!
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I’m on the free trial and can’t see subscribing without being able to control more on export - colorspace, for example.
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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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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



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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.
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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.
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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...
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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. 
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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.
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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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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....
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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.
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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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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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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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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!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Export files in TIFF setting color depth, dpi, sharpening level..

I would like to edit photos in Lightroom mobile for my Ipad Pro (great with such a fantastic pen) but is a shame not to being able to save the pics in formats different by jpeg or png for edited version of the picture.

Why don't make possible to have an Ipad limited version with, for export, setting like TIFF, color depth, dpi or sharpening for print/screen?

This would change the workflow of many thousand users of Lightroom for Ipad pro, being able to fully develop pictures on mobility!

Thanks!








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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Keeping geo location data when saving an image as a jpeg outside of Lightroom Clo....

When using the ‘Save To’ function in Lightroom Cloud and saving the photo as a JPEG please can you allow
1. The photo to keep its geo location data
2. The photo taken date to be kept as per the date the photo was taken and not the date the JPEG was created
3. Allow us to re-name the file as part of the saving process. For example save the name as ‘01 - summer fun’ and allow the numbers to increase automatically with exact photo exported.

There are all features from Lightroom in 2015 and the geo location data was kept in the previous version of the Lightroom app earlier in 2019.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Classic: Lightweight export.

 I'm a sports photographer and can end an event with several thousands of photos. I'd like the ability to be exporting one batch while editing the next set in Lightroom Classic. However, the export step hogs up so many resources that I can't effectively edit any more photos until it is done. My computer is reasonably capable and has lots of RAM. It would be nice to have the export feature be something that could run with lower priority so I could still perform edits. 
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Was Merged into wrong thread

Please reference the new conversation here: Lightroom Classic: Lightweight export.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Add auto cropping and sizing to Lightroom.

As a photographer working for a media agency, we have to export our images from lightroom and resize and crop for all the different social media and ad platforms individually. It would help streamline our workflow so much if we could export from lightroom those formats for web. 
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled The app needs more export options like the Lightroom Classic app on desktop!.

As I said, the app needs more export options and the ability to export at better quality/less compression, like the Lightroom Classic on desktop.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom CC, Web & Mobile: Please add HEIC/HEIF as export option in addition to ....

HEIC/HEIF provides superior compression without compromising the image quality much in comparison to JPG. So, it'd be really nice to have this as an export option.
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Adobe has made it clear that any export setting at all on Lightroom CC would be blasphemy
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> Adobe has made it clear that any export setting at all on Lightroom CC would be blasphemy

No, it's a valid feature request, it's just not there yet.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Lightroom Mobile (Android): Keep the original filename..

When exporting image in Lightroom Mobile (Android), it renames the original filename to be something like*Export* which is extremely inconvenient and annoying. Especially when you export hundreds of images on the mobile, you lose the track of which image is what. Keeping the original filename is "logical" and convenient. Also, it'll eliminate the need for a second and needless export on the desktop version in order to have the original filenames!
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I want to switch to Lightroom CC from Desktop but this is one of the main reasons why I can't. Not being able to set the file name and export options is stunning in a very bad way!!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled I would like to be able to control the size of the exported file..

I end up with files from 1mb to 30 mb. It seems like a lottery. Never know what I'm gonna get.
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I can't believe Lightroom CC doesn't have decent export as... file type and quality options yet. This is a must-have feature!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Export File Name Format Option in Lightroom CC; as it is in Classic.

I work with a team of 35 other photographers who all use Lightroom Classic in their workflow. For most of us, we would rather be using the newer Lightroom CC version, so that we can work seemlessly between our Desktop devices and our portable devices (iPads etc).

However, we are restricted to Classic for the simple fact that CC doesn't offer the option to export with a certain file name format. We compile our photos into a single database and organise them into Date and Time using the file name format:

Date (DD) Date (Month) Hour-Minute-Second NAME

This helps keep our database in a readable structure.

If this option was available on CC I'm sure more of us would use that as our editing software, as we find its such more satisfying and speedy for our personal work (lots of us use it when we're working separately for photos that aren't going into the Database.

Does anyone have any idea of a workaround for this? Currently my only option is to export from CC, and import back into Classic, simple to change the file name; which just isn't worth the extra import+export time sadly.


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You can sync iPad iOS Lightroom to Lightroom classic as well. I do this. I work in the field with my iPad, with images sent from my DSLR. They sync from iOS iPad Lightroom to Lightroom Classic on my laptop, and I can then export them the way I want it. 
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Hi Alex! I don't normally use LR CC to export & share images, but tested the latest version on my Android tablet: it exports photos (via the Save to device option) with a really odd name:

LRM_EXPORT_[15 seemingly random digits]_YYYYMMDD_HHMMSS[4 digits]].jpeg

It's not explicitly useful, and I could find no clear way to specify an alternative. If it's the same on the iPad, then I guess you're looking for a way to get an exported image with the format you already use for naming files during import (as you specified above), correct?

If so, then I have a few things to consider.

If you're willing to do this one photo at a time, then you could export and just use the existing iOS Files app to rename the photo. The date appears in the default exported filename, so you can export/download each photo in LR CC then switch to the Files app and rename each photo in turn.

If you need to do this with a batch of photos at once, then you'd need an iOS app that supports batch renaming with variables. Hopefully someone else can help with this (from a quick Google search, I couldn't find any that seemed reputable - which is odd for an Apple product), and I don't have an iPad to test.

The only other workaround I can suggest is to go to the Lightroom for Web CC (LRfW) interface instead using your web browser (lightroom.adobe.com and login with your Adobe ID) and open the photo there. Then save/export the photo from there using the Download this photo icon (below the Share icon on the rightside taskbar). For some odd reason, LRfW provides the same number of limited exporting options as LR CC app but the default file name is [Filename].jpeg - so you'd get your exported image with the same naming convention as your LR Classic CC import convention. That way you don't have to do any file renaming. The only downside is that even though you can select multiple photos in LRfW when viewing all photos in an album (or collection) by ticking the auto-hidden selection tick-box in the upper right corner of each photo on the grid, LRfW does NOT provide the Download this photo option in its list of actions - so you can't currently batch export multiple photos. Also, I haven't tested to see if LRfW automatically uses the photo's Title metadata (if not blank) instead of the Filename, so do your own testing first.

Hope this helps.
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Just re-read your message, Alex - my last tip won't work without the photo being in Adobe's CC storage. So I'm not sure what you mean by 'processing photos that don't need to go in the database' but if you meant you'd like to use the LR CC app to edit a photo without syncing it to your Adobe CC storage (is that possible?) and then export from there, my tip won't work for you. You'd need to sync the photo first (so it's available on LRfW) and then use my workaround: once the photo is synced, it will automatically be added to your LR Classic catalog (i.e. its database) through the cloud...
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Need option to save images in 300dpi in LR CC..

Really need the option to save images in 300dpi in LR CC. Print shops and editorial want 300dpi but LR CC only saves in 240dpi. I don't want to switch to classic or have to edit in photoshop all the time, Can you please give this option to save as 300dpi to speed up work flow.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled compression?.

My photos are about 32mb when I add to lightroom and when I export they're only about 3mb! I'm not sure about how much quality is lost but not so much compression would be nice!
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Would be great to have at least the control on:
export sharpening like lightroom classic
at least tiff 16bit

Now with IpadOS , lightroom cc will be my first approach to for the editing and would be great to stop the need to go on desktop for a simple high quality export.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Light DNG export.

So it sucks that we have to use a computer just to export our presets as DNG files .It will be dope if we can just make a preset and save our photo as a DNG so we can share some of our presets with others.
DNGs are very popular and just don’t get the right attention from you guys and if you let us do this I’m 100% the app will be better.