• Global community
    • Language:
      • Deutsch
      • English
      • Español
      • Français
      • Português
  • 日本語コミュニティ
    Dedicated community for Japanese speakers
  • 한국 커뮤니티
    Dedicated community for Korean speakers
Exit
0

Cannot export photo as pdf from Lightroom

New Here ,
Jun 29, 2023 Jun 29, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

I'm in a time crunch and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to export a photo from Lightroom (not classic) as a PDF. It gives me only the options: JPEG, TIF and DNG but I must have the file in PDF format. The internet says I can export as a PDF from the Print section of the toolbar, but my screen doesn't display a toolbar at all (doesn't show up by pressing T or Command/Control T). Am I missing something?

 

Creative Cloud says Lightroom is up to date and running the most recent version - my Mac laptop isn't up to date but I figured that wouldn't have any impact.

 

Any help is appreciated, thank you.

TOPICS
macOS

Views

451

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Expert ,
Jun 29, 2023 Jun 29, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

The simple answer is that you can't. There is no option to export as a PDF in the Lightroom app. There are some PDF options in Lightroom Classic (e.g. exporting a Slideshow or Book as a PDF), but nothing like that in Lightroom.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Jun 29, 2023 Jun 29, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Thank you for the fast reply I'll give lightroom classic a go.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Enthusiast ,
Jun 29, 2023 Jun 29, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

As Jim said you cannnot. The short term solution is to export the image as JPEG, and open the image with Apple Preview or Photos (or similar app) and print to PDF.

 

Tim

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Jun 29, 2023 Jun 29, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Thaks for the fast reply, do you know if this affects image quality?

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Enthusiast ,
Jun 29, 2023 Jun 29, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

LATEST

Two parts to the question. 1. Does exporting from Lr affect the quality? 2. Does the print engine you use affect the quality?

For 1. that is up to you when you export. 

For 2. I left the Apple world in 2013. So I do not know what they do now. I think it likely Photos would have a fairly good chance to maintain the image quality. Preview tool, that is a complete shot in the dark  for what it does.

 

Tim

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
New Here ,
Jun 29, 2023 Jun 29, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Hi I cannot  export a photo from Lightroom (not Classic) as a PDF. It gives me only the options: JPEG, TIF and DNG, but I must have the file in PDF format. The internet says I can export as a PDF from the Print section of the toolbar, but my screen doesn't display a toolbar at all (doesn't show up by pressing T or Command/Control T). Am I missing something?

 

Creative Cloud says Lightroom is up to date and running the most recent version - my Mac laptop isn't up to date but I figured that wouldn't have any impact.

 

Any help is appreciated, thank you.

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines
Community Expert ,
Jun 29, 2023 Jun 29, 2023

Copy link to clipboard

Copied

Already answered in your other thread.

 

Votes

Translate

Translate

Report

Report
Community guidelines
Be kind and respectful, give credit to the original source of content, and search for duplicates before posting. Learn more
community guidelines