Lightroom Mobile Organization, Sharing, Exporting
Now that you've made all these fantastic images, you need to organize and figure out how to export and share these images. So on the organization, the very first thing I like to dio once I have a setting a set of images, I like to create an album. How you do that is you click on while you're in your library. You click on the plus sign for the albums, and then down here you'll see you get the option to create an album or a folder. Oh, an album or a folder. Which do you choose? So I use albums to organize my images, and then you can organize your albums inside folders. I have to tell you, I can get by with just albums. I don't do the folders, but if you have a lot of imagery, you might want a second tier of organization. So how it works, Um, like I said is you just click on the button for the albums. However, on the handout, you'll see these other options of what to dio. So let's take a look. We're gonna add this image to the handout. I mean, pardon me to the album. What do we dio? We ju...
st click and long hold and I have selected one image at this point, or I can click another image and another and another. So now I've got four images selected, and then I'm gonna now have to make a decision. So what is my decision? Do I want to add it to an album? Do I want to share or do I want to remove? So this is where you get your choice when you click on add toe album, then you just have to go to your destination. So you scroll through the albums that you have and you find whichever destination you want it. So I'm gonna put it under Martin test and I'm gonna click at. And now I'm still in my original area where I found my photos. And if I have to want to go back, then I could go back to my albums. I'm going to school. Do you see? I use a lot of albums. It's crazy, isn't it? Martin test. And now I have all these images inside my Martin test. It's really quite easy now, managing within an album. So let me go out here for just a second. And let's see if I go to my print album. I have an album for printing. I only have two images there. And let's say this image of Jack I want to delete out of the album all you do is click on the image and then do you see the three dots on the upper right there? You have a choice to organize view options. Copy settings create preset lots of options. I'm gonna click on organized, and then once I'm in the organized window, I could make more decisions. Do I want to add to it to another album? Do I want to move it? Do I want to remove it? Delete or set as the album cover lots of lots of under the hood stuff here, but this is pretty basic. You just got to remember that for almost every item in light room. If you see a little arrow, there's more choices underneath there. Alright, searching. I cannot live without searching. I've got to tell you this is one of my favorite things. That's why I sing, and unfortunately this is not available in the free version. But let's say I'm in my all photos and I want to search for dog. I can click on dog type and dog, and it's gonna find every picture of a dog that I have. And right now I've 1103 images of dogs. My goodness, I should love dogs. So this is worth its weight in gold. Definitely worth e 4 99 a month, If you ask me now, you can also flag photos and raped photos. I do not do this. This will be on the handout for you. But if you need to make some decisions and editing and you wanna kind of go through and make select, this is a great way of doing it again. It's flagging and rating photos not available in the free version. Sorry. All right, let's talk about exporting and sharing. So again, you made all this great stuff. How you gonna get it out of your phone or your Web app or your desktop version? All right, so let's take a minute to look at this window here. Sharing the sharing icon has, As I said, Ah, lot under the hood. You've got Get a link invite open export camera roll export the files share edit and export as Let's take a look at this. All right, so the first one is get a link. I use this all the time to send to clients. I will say, Hey, do you wanna look at the 25 or the 50 or the 100 images I shot for you and it will give you a title. You show your author you can put a theme and appearance. It looks really, really professional. I think you'll enjoy this a lot. Get a link. All right. You can invite people. Now, this is great for clients and collaborators. And the only thing I'm going to suggest you watch out for is that you wanna know if they could just view it or they can actually contribute to it. So just be a little careful here. Some of these items you're gonna see your little redundant, but that's all right. So the share to how to do the share to you click on the little sending icon like sending an email kind of thing. I just wanted to point that out. Um, that's how you get to the share to menu. Now open in. I use open in all the time. This is how I post directly to Facebook or to instagram share. Edit. You can actually share your own personal edits in the light room discovery and learn platform. It's a pretty cool area where you can see how other people are doing their work, and if you choose to, you can save your presets so other people can use them. It's really a fun way to learn and get discovered by other artists. Export as this is super important, choose which file type to export Really important. You can export JPEG tiff or a dog, and depending on which one you choose, you're gonna have different options. And what do I mean by that? What I mean is, for example, if you're using a tiff, you're out putting a tiff. You can choose small or large eight bit, 16 bit compression. You can also include a watermark. How cool is that? You can also because they just have to give you more choices. Here. You can also choose which color space you'd like to use, so that's if you choose a tiff. Now, if you choose a d N G, you will not have these options. Now the watermark. Here's a groovy cool thing about the watermark. You can add text like a copyright symbol if you'd like. But now you can also add quite literally, a graphic, uh, logo, whatever you like. And you can using the controls here in the middle, you could decide its size and its opacity and its position. The key is you have to have access to this graphic so that graphic needs to be saved on your phone. I like to save a PNG with a transparent backdrop and use that. All right. Hey, did I mention things are a little redundant? Yeah, Things are a little redundant in light room. So when you happen to be in your album and you see that little plus sign with the portrait that gives you a kind of a shortcut window to the share and invite window in case you want to use that. So as you work in light room, you're going to see a lot of the same options appear in different areas. Okay, One last thing I'd like to mention is, do you know that you can share directly to Photoshop if you are on your IPad. I love this feature. I use it all the time when I'm working on my IPad. So the light room works seamlessly with your phone to your IPad, and you can click on the share button and go directly to edit in Photoshop. If you are on on IPad, that will show up. Now you can send a file back to light room from Photoshop on your IPad. However, I need to be 100% clear about that. That will be a flat file because light room does not support layers. So ultimately you could go back and forth between light room and Photoshop on your IPad. However, you will lose all the editing because it'll be a flat file when it sends back. So you don't actually lose the edits you've done. You just can't undo them. Hopefully, that makes sense. So get organizing and get sharing