Lightroom Mobile: More Export Formats Besides Jpg of edited photos!

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First off I love Lightroom in all iterations: cc classic and mobile. Now that I do a vast majority of my photography on mobile, The limitation of exporting only unedited originals as DNG is a downer. I edit a large portion of my photos in LR mobile and I’m stuck with a not so awesome JPEG as my only export format. DNG or PNG would be fantastic as it preserves the original oomph of the raw capture and allows for higher quality edits in other apps/programs. (I know HEIC is in the works). Greatly appreciated!
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Thanks, Evan. Great idea!
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+1 I raised this in another thread.

In the mobile app we only have one option 2048px , with no control of the compression level or colour space .
While an sRGB compressed jpg at 2048px is fine for web use and general previews .

I find an iPad Pro is great for editing/ grading images , it’s a shame it only has one option.

Plus on desktop Lightroom cc is very limited by its output options too
-in fact there is NO WAY to output a highest quality jpg or tiff Adobe RGB file , all outputs (even full size) have compression and are only sRGB .
That’s amatuer at best.

So if I make a grat image and a lovely grade , how do I pass the best quality version to my client or print for myself.?
(The original + xmp is ridiculous - designers just want an adobe RGB tiff to embed in their design layout.)

Do adobe think this is a web only tool? And have they gone completely immersed in ‘the cloud’ thinking people don’t need full quality images any more?
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Hi Evan, not sure if this helps, but you mentioned PNG as a option you would like on export. You could try the following, once you have edited your image, choose to edit in photoshop fix for example. Once it opens in fix, don’t edited, just save it back into Lightroom mobile and it will create a new PNG from your original RAW image back in LR Mobile. Then the way you export it is to go into the creative cloud app on same device, look for your album that the png is in and you’ll see it there, which can now be copied to wherever in files. Hope that helps. What I do is at the end of my edit, the selected images I’ve marked a certain way, I filter them, edit them in photoshop fix, but don’t do anything to them and then grab them from creative cloud. Unfortunately creative cloud doesn’t do multiple image exports I believe, so one at a time.
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John - I will definitely use that’s in a pinch but, you do see how insane that work around is, right? Even down to the fact that the creative cloud app won’t do multiple exports at once. This all just seems bass-ackwards for a company that has its own AI to autotune our images... thank you nonetheless! My hat is off to your puzzle solving abilities!
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Your absolutely right, for me just allowing more then a 15 image export out of Lightroom mobile at one time would be enough. It’s crazy, the only thing I can think of is that iOS is restricting Adobe due to design flaws in apples setup, but who knows. I’d hate to find out they do this purely to stop people only using mobile and not purchasing creative cloud for desktop. I’d pay more just to get mobile working properly. I’ve got a work around for most things, just waiting on adobe to add multiple image export.
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There’s a huge thread about this as well in the Lightroom CC category. Perhaps it should be merged?
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Link to thread: “Lightroom CC: Additional options needed when exporting” https://feedback.photoshop.com/photos...