Export 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.

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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. 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 saves the exported files to the Files On CD/DVD destination specified at the top of the Export dialog box, in a subfolder named Lightroom Burned Exports.

    Export To DNG
    Exports photos in DNG file format. By default, this preset specifies no postprocessing action and allows you to choose a destination folder after you click Export.

    For E-mail
    Opens a message to allow you to send the photos to someone using email. See Email photos from Lightroom.

    For E-mail (Hard Drive)
    Exports photos to the hard drive as sRGB JPEG files. Exported photos have a maximum size of 640 pixels (width or height), medium quality, and a resolution of 72 pixels per inch. Upon completion, Lightroom shows the photos in the Explorer (Windows) or the Finder (Mac OS). Choose the destination folder after you click Export.

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.