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Learning the Details of the Export Dialog Options in Lightroom 3

By Pye Jirsa on May 11th 2011

(The Lightroom video tutorial in this post is just under the introductory text below. The working files for this video can be found in any of the articles within the Creating Catalogs and Importing Chapter)

While getting images into Lightroom is the first step in our workflow, getting them out is the only way to see the work that was done on our images from within Lightroom.

So, this chapter is going to be dedicated to the exporting functions in Lightroom. In this video in particular, we are going to learn about all of the details of the various export options available in the export dialog box.


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  1. Joseph Prusa


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  2. Kcwebbah

    I’m loving the tutorials so far and learning a lot.  However, I have gotten hung up on this exporting feature.  I shoot in jpeg and when I export my images (using the settings recommended) the exported images look noticeably worse than they do in LR.  B&W photos look worse than color but all don’t look the same.  Is there any way to correct this?  Does the same thing happen with RAW images?  Thanks for the help!

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  3. Gazzaroonii T.

    Hi Pye,  I have been following your tutorials (all very good by the way).  And I am trying to start my own system based around your advice.  I am however having one pain point with dealing with new catalogues for each project.

    The publish services are lost between catalogues.  I have to set them up again and this is really painful.  Is there a way round this?  If not I will have to revert to some simplified single catalogues system (something I’d rather avoid).

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    • Pye

      The information in publish services, i.e. what has been published to Facebook, Flickr, etc is stored in each catalog. So, yes, if you would like all of your publish service information in one place, then you will need to have all your images in one catalog. 

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