Lightroom: Needs the ability to "export all"

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I imported 35 photos into Lightroom. I straightened them out, but I go to export, I can ONLY export one picture at a time! I DO NOT want to export as a catalog. I want them all to remain jpg. However, there is NO option in Lightroom CC Classic 2019 to export them all with just one click. No, I have to bring up each picture one by one and export one by one! That is way too time consuming when there SHOULD be an option to export them all.

How could something SO OBVIOUS be overlooked?
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Justin Coolidge

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Alan Harper

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I think, Justin, you may be confused about what you are trying to achieve.

When you export a photo in Lightroom, you get a new copy with new attributes. You can change the file format, the resolution, the metadata, etc. and get a new file that is derived from the base image + develop settings in Lightroom. Think of it as "printing" the image.

When you export photos as a catalog, you get a new catalog, and, optionally, new copies of the base images. But in this case, the copies are exact copies of the base images.

Both can be done on one, some, or all images in your catalog. Just select the images that you want to process and choose the menu item.

Which are you trying to do? And why do you think that you have to process one photo at a time?
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Jeffrey Klug

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You need to be in grid mode, select your first image, hold the shift key and select the last image. That should have selected all of the images you want to export. Then click the export button, select where you want to the files to go, what type of file and the size and anything else that pertains to that dialogue box. Then click export and all of the selected files will be exported in the file format that you chose and in the location that you chose.

I hope that is what you are looking for.
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You don't need to switch to Grid mode.  Export is one of the exceptions in Develop mode that a command usually operates on only the most selected photo photos.  You can select several photos on the filmstrip and it will export them all.
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If your photos are not contiguous and/or in different folders, you can put them in in the quick collection. Then, from the quick collection, you can select all these photos and export all with one command.
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Zigi Putnins

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or just clt click the ones you want, and export.
But back to the OPs question
"How could something SO OBVIOUS be overlooked?"

Answer: it wasnt :)