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How to resize an image using Lightroom
In Lightroom you don't really resize an image,
you export a copy of your original
at a particular size
leaving your original untouched.
Right now you're looking at the Library module
and I have some thumbnails up.
I'm going to select some images by holding down COMMAND
if you have a PC you hold down CONTROL.
I'm going to select these 4 images\
just to show you I can select
and I can also resize verticals and horizontals
in the same action.
Once I have them selected I come down here\
to the EXPORT button on the lower left.
I click that.
And I pay attention to the dialog box
from top to bottom.
EXPORT LOCATION? Where do I want to put these?
It's going to the desktop, I can create
a new folder right now through Lightroom
and I'll just call this DEMO.
I can rename the files.
Right now they have my own filing system
But I can rename this
and I can go in to edit the custom settings
I'll just take this out so we
can start from scratch.
Let's say I want to name these
with my last name, an underscore,
my first name, and then an underscore.
I can just type those things in and
each file name will get that at it's beginning
and then I can go to SEQUENCE AND DATE
and I can choose a 2-digit sequence
and I can just click INSERT.
Oops, I already had it there. Sorry.
I can highlight that and delete it.
So there I have mueller_paul_ and a 2-digit
And I'm done with that.
This is where I decide if I want to export
as a a jpg, as a Photoshop file (psd),
a TIFF, a Camera RAW.
For now I'm exporting JPGs and this is how
you will export your images for assignments.
This is also a good way to export images
you want to email somebody or
put on your website.
COLOR SPACE sRGB is a good color space.
And now I want to resize in IMAGE SIZING
You'll notice it doesn't say "resize"
I keep saying that, but...
We're going to size it to 1000 pixels on the long side.
You have these choices to resize by the width
by the dimension,
by the long edge,
by the short edge,
or by the megapixels.
If I select LONG EDGE
and I type in a value here,
in this case I've typed in 1000 pixels,
my images will all be resized so that the longest
of the edges is 1000 pixels.
If it's a square image it will be 1000 by
if it's a vertical image it'll be 1000 by whatever the short edge is.
If it's a horizontal it will be 1000 wide
by whatever the height is.
So this won't turn a rectangular picture into a square picture.
72 pixels per inch is a good screen resolution.
The only other thing I want to pay attention to here is
Please don't watermark your images for this
After export I can have it do nothing,
or I can have the images open in Photoshop,
or in Mail or in something else but for now
I'm doing nothing.
I click EXPORT and you can see up here
there's a progress bar that says
"Exporting 4 files"
and we'll let that complete.
I can see on my desktop that
Lightroom has created a folder on my desktop
called "demo" and I'm going to open that now
Demo - and here are the 4 images
and each one is properly sized to be
1000 pixels on the long side.