Exporting photos using presets



Export presets make it faster to export photos for common uses. For example, you can use a Lightroom preset to export JPEG files suitable to e-mail to clients or friends.

Save export settings as presets

  1. In the Export dialog box, specify the export settings you want to save.
  2. Click Add at the bottom of the Preset panel on the left side of the dialog box.
  3. In the New Preset dialog box, type a name in the Preset Name box and click Create.

Export photos using presets

  1. Select the photos you want to export and then choose File > Export With Preset or click the Export button.
  2. Choose a preset from the list on the left side of the Export dialog box. Lightroom offers the following built-in export presets:
    Burn Full-Sized JPEGs
    Exports photos as JPEGs converted to and tagged as sRGB with maximum quality, no scaling, and a resolution of 240 pixels per inch. By default, this preset places the exported file in a destination subfolder named Lightroom Burned Exports. This preset also chooses the Files On CD/DVD destination at the top of the Export dialog box. (Not available on 64-bit Windows.)

    Export To DNG
    Exports photos in DNG file format to a destination subfolder named Exported DNG FIles. By default, this preset uses the photo’s original filename for the DNG file, and it specifies no postprocessing action.

    For E-mail
    Exports photos as JPEGs converted to and tagged as sRGB. Exported photos have a maximum size of 640 pixels (width or height), medium quality, and a resolution of 72 pixels per inch. By default, this preset places the exported file in a destination subfolder named To E-mail, and it specifies the postprocessing action Show In Explorer (Windows) or Show In Finder (Mac OS).

Note: You can also choose File > Export With Preset, and then choose the preset you want.

For a tutorial on e-mailing photos from Lightroom, see Julieanne Kost’s video E-mail photos directly from Lightoom on Adobe TV or Victoria Bampton’s Attach exported files to e-mail tutorial.