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Mastering Lightroom in 7 Days: Exporting and Everything Else

Today’s post is the last in the Mastering Lightroom in 7 Days Series.  As I thought about what to share in this last post, about 100 things rattled through my head.  I’ve tried my best to condense those down and am going to share all my final thoughts about Lightroom.


Exporting Photos for Print and Web

This is one the topics that many Lightroom beginners have questions about.  Exporting photos from Lightroom is the way that you take those photos that you have edited and share them with the world.  The settings you export your photos with will change depending on whether you are going to print the photo or share it on the web.

I recently wrote 2 separate posts all about these 2 topics; including the settings I use when exporting for each.  Click below to get all the details you need to export your photos out of Lightroom and into the world!

Exporting Photos for Print

 

Exporting Photos for Web

 

We have also create an Exporting Cheat Sheet to help make Exporting your Photos so much easier!  Download it below!

 


The Other Modules

For the purpose of getting you started in Lightroom quickly, I didn’t spend time taking you through all the other Lightroom Modules and what they do.  Today I want to share with you the three other modules that you might find most helpful.  I can’t cover each of these in depth.  Instead I will give you links for each to help you learn more.

 

The Book Module

I love this module.  I use it several times a year as I create family photo books and books for clients.  Lightroom has set it up so that you can create books and send them directly to Blurb to be printed.  I LOVE Blurb books and print many books there.  However, you can also create books and save the images and layouts as JPEGs or PDFs and upload them to your favorite book printer.

Lightroom has many standard layout options that are simple and beautiful.  You can also customize the standard ones and save your customized layouts as new ones.  

Lightroom allows you to add text to these layouts.  You have access to all the fonts on your computer for use in your layouts.  Lightroom still isn’t a fantastic text editor so don’t expect all the tools you’d have available in other text editing programs.

To Learn More:

Take Advantage of the Book Module

Creating a Blurb Book in Lightroom

The Book Module Basics by Julieanne Kost

Advanced Book Features by Julieanne Kost

 

The Slideshow Module

This module allows you to create and save slideshows of your images to playback in Lightroom or to export as videos or PDFs for the ability to play in other locations.  Lots of options are available for customizing your slideshow, including the ability to add an audio soundtrack, have fades between images, and intro/ending screens.

To Learn More:

Creating a Slideshow in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5

 

The Print Module

This module is fast becoming another of my favorite modules within Lightroom and another reason not to have to head over to Photoshop.

In this module, you can create collages of your images for print or for web (depending on the settings you use.)  You can export your creations as JPEGs for uploading to Facebook, your favorite print lab, or for posting to your blog.

Lightroom comes with some default templates that you can use or customize.  We have recently shared some FREE ones here on the blog that you can access here.

To Learn More:

Printing the Perfect Image by Julieanne Kost


Thanks for Following Along!

I hope this series has helped you Master Lightroom.  If you’ve missed any of the posts in the series, you can go back and read/review them at any time by following these links!

1. Mastering Lightroom in 7 Days: The Catalog

2. Mastering Lightroom in 7 Days: Importing

3. Mastering Lightroom in 7 Days: The Library Module

4. Mastering Lightroom in 7 Days: The Develop Module

5. Mastering Lightroom in 7 Days: Developing Your Photos

6. Mastering Lightroom in 7 Days: Developing Photos With Presets

7. Mastering Lightroom in 7 Days: Exporting and Everything Else



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