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Lightroom Desktop: Additional options needed when exporting

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 19, 2017 Oct 19, 2017

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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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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 19, 2017 Oct 19, 2017

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Right now it's just a version 1.0 product, so yes, it will probably be best suited to hobbyists at this stage. You're not missing those settings. You probably need to stick with Classic for now.
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The Lightroom Queen - Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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New Here ,
Oct 19, 2017 Oct 19, 2017

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I just thought the same.... maybe we need to wait until Lightroom CC 7 to get a professional cloud based LR... *it sucks*

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 19, 2017 Oct 19, 2017

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It'll gain features quickly. Which features get added first will largely depend on feedback here, so feel free to add "ideas" for your most-needed features. 
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The Lightroom Queen - Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 19, 2017 Oct 19, 2017

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I wish I knew it was the 'non-pro' version before buying it and spending hours trying to set it up

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 19, 2017 Oct 19, 2017

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Check my Lightroom Queen blog first next time Daniel. Everything you need to know is on there.
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The Lightroom Queen - Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 19, 2017 Oct 19, 2017

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So you mean it's not suffiicient to post it under "question" and should also add the same post under the "ideas" heading?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 19, 2017 Oct 19, 2017

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No, I can convert this to idea. I just meant any other missing features that prevent it from being suitable for your workflow.
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The Lightroom Queen - Author of Adobe Lightroom Classic - The Missing FAQ and Adobe Lightroom - Edit Like a Pro books.

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Community Beginner ,
Oct 19, 2017 Oct 19, 2017

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Great and thank you much for your feedback! Hopefully a loud chorus of users will quickly convince the designers that this is an essential feature because telling a client, "Sorry, but I can't customize DPI settings, just pixels and nothing else" might not cut it for some photographers...

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New Here ,
Oct 20, 2017 Oct 20, 2017

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I would like to see the feature about the custom export. This will be super useful in order to export the files properly. I would like to see most of the option such as Quality Control, Color Space, Files Format, and Output Sharpening. This feature request is also apply to iOS Lightroom CC too. In future, I'm going to stop using Lightroom Classic and use the new Lightroom CC instead.

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Engaged ,
Oct 22, 2017 Oct 22, 2017

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Yeah, this is extremely limited. It is like having a big block V8 with a straw for an exhaust...

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Engaged ,
Nov 17, 2017 Nov 17, 2017

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What a letdown, we really need a proper export setting like we had in the 'classic' version ... 

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Explorer ,
Nov 18, 2017 Nov 18, 2017

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We need more export / save options. And same in iOS version.
Currently only options are small (1048). Size , long edge and full. For jpgs output.
Plus importantly we need control for the compression/ quality and colour space to add Adobe RGB, as the jpgs are always sRGB., with some compression.
So I can give my clients full quality and colour space , in any size.

However , I noticed we can export to open in Photoshop . This opens a 16bit Adobe TGB TIFF in PS.
So there’s must be some decent output functionally and options behind the hood .

I’d be quite happy with a 8bit and 16bit TIFF (adobe RGB) options to save to be addded in to the save menu options.

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New Here ,
Dec 10, 2017 Dec 10, 2017

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It seems that Lightroom mobile and CC desktop (new) can’t export to anything better than a lossy 8bit jpeg. This seems insane to me, especially for more advanced workflows which involve editing in other applications.

My usecase: initial RAW adjustments in Lr mobile, then continue working in Affinity Photo on an iPad. Currently this transfer to another application is lossy.

But no matter what other third party application I’d choose, or even if I just wanted to simply save an image, something better than JPEG is definitely required in many situations. I cannot understand the reasoning behind this limitation.

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Explorer ,
Dec 11, 2017 Dec 11, 2017

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+1 to getting more export options - I would particularly like to be able to choose filename, and JPG quality / compression level

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New Here ,
Jan 01, 2018 Jan 01, 2018

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The ability to export to a lossless format such as tiff (or alternatively a very high quality jpeg) is urgently needed to enable proper to editing in other apps. Ability to specify parameters such as dpi is also required (as per OP original idea). This is basic stuff Adobe!!

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Engaged ,
Feb 24, 2018 Feb 24, 2018

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Why can I not save a full size jpeg directly from a raw photo I put on my iPad with an sd card reader? The maximum jpeg size Lightroom mobile can save is 8bit 2560 x 1707 @ 72 dpi. On desktop/ classic Lightroom I can export a 16 bit 6720 x 4480 @ 600 dpi. What’s the point of Lightroom cc when I can’t save a full res image?

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Engaged ,
Feb 24, 2018 Feb 24, 2018

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I want to be able to choose my file size, quality and format, I work for a sports photo Agency and they ask me for the file in a certain size and ppi but Lightroom mobile only gave the option of small size 2048px, and max available..

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Adobe Employee ,
Feb 24, 2018 Feb 24, 2018

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Thanks for your input, Tony. I've merged your post with a previous thread on this subject so your vote will be added to the rest.

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Community Beginner ,
Feb 27, 2018 Feb 27, 2018

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I agree. We need better export options in Lightroom cc and mobile

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Engaged ,
Mar 05, 2018 Mar 05, 2018

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I am looking to download images from Lightroom phone app that are a 4:5 ratio and sized 1080px to the short edge to may phone so i can use for Instagram.

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 05, 2018 Mar 05, 2018

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Thanks for the idea, Paul. I've merged your post with a previous thread so your vote will be added to the rest.

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Engaged ,
Mar 13, 2018 Mar 13, 2018

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Add my vote to this issue.  I would prefer using LR mobile on the iPad Pro as my primary editing app but I keep having to return to my Macbook Pro to do any exports or to edit an image in another program.  I would like to see LR Mobile for iPad export at the full resolution of the RAW image to at least JPEG, TIFF, and PNG formats.  Thanks.

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Adobe Employee ,
Mar 13, 2018 Mar 13, 2018

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Thanks for the input, Randy. Don't forget to check the "vote" box at the top of the page.

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Engaged ,
Mar 16, 2018 Mar 16, 2018

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Mmmh, just trying to use Lightroom CC for some simple editing...made some major adjustment in my processing from Lightroom classic...but major flaw I cannot get around starts at the export. I need to lower the quality of jpegs and retain the resolution. Just to save file size. This is still not possible...I understand something different under gaining features quickly.

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New Here ,
Mar 31, 2018 Mar 31, 2018

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I have a sneaky suspicion that saying things like "we need lossless export to continue editing in Affinity Photo on iPad" is only going to make things worse, and possibly one of the reasons why we don't have this obviously important feature in the first place. It might be in Adobe's business interest to prevent us from using competitor products, and lock us in the ecosystem. For example, Lr mobile has "Edit in Photoshop Fix", but no "Export with options". Similarly, Lr CC desktop can export as a 16bit TIFF to Photoshop, but nothing else.

Here's hoping I'm wrong.

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