Adobe Lightroom as it is called gives you the ability to edit photographs and make them into the perfect ones that you want. However, when it comes to the part where you save the photos, you will find that they are not saved in the traditional sense.

There is a way that involves the exportation of said photo that will then give you all the flexibility that you need to use the photographs. So, that is why you are reading this; to know how to get it all right and make sure that you can access your photos with ease.

  1. Select The Photos

Here you select all the photos that you want to save because when you are in adobe lightroom, you can work with multiple pictures all at once. You just click on the photograph and then press ctrl after which you will hold it down and select all the photos you need from the thumbnails (and no, not your finger).

  1. Select File and Export

This is the part where a dialogue box opens up and then gives you a lot of option that will help you get the part just right. It will be easy to get through this part as it is almost self guiding. You will get a part that asks you where you want to save the files and then you select the hard drive.

The good thing here is that the photos you had as originals will remain. The software will just edit copies of the original so that even if you mess up, you still have the original files.

  1. Choose The Save File

Here, you will choose a folder where you want the photos to be saved in. that way, you will be allowed to proceed and when you will finish, you can know exactly where to find the photos that you edit. Also, you may pick the option of save later where you will choose a folder after you are done editing.

  1. You Can Name and Change The File Type

This is all found in the dialogue box that will open up right while you are figuring out how to save the photos. The folder can be named to a different name that you will be able to recall once you are done editing.

Changing the file type simply means choosing a format that you are comfortable with. After that, you can then go on ahead to know what kind of photos you want between JPEG, PSD, TIFF or DNG.

  1. Fill in the Other Forms

The dialogue box is huge and will include other boxes that allow you to do the following before you can say that you are done. These will include:

  • Video which allows you to specify the video format
  • Metadata that allows you to specify the photo tags
  • Post-processing to allow for more editing after you are done
  • Output sharpening for improving the image quality on paper
  • Image sizing for changing the image sizes and all that.

In Conclusion

After you have filled all that, you can now click on the export button to finish and everything is all systems go.

How to Save Photos in Adobe Lightroom
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14 Comments

  1. Thank you, I find this very useful. I love taking photos and this is easy to follow for a beginner like me.

  2. Jeffrey M. Maxwell

    Thank you! This is something that many can benefit from, an easy to use guide unlike the others that is so hard to understand and makes me want to cringe while reading! This is something that can be easily understood and really is helpful in terms of learning that Adobe Technique!

  3. Some really great advice espicially if you are a new photographer like me. I never knew so much of this stuff before. Excellent read. Will share it with my friends as well.

  4. With so many mobile devices around, it becomes extremely difficult to store all the images at a single location. Many of the happy moments are lost in the process. Adobe has provided a perfect solution to not only store but retouch your photos conveniently. You are no longer required to revisit the local photos studio again and again for processing your photos.

  5. Wow. Thanks. I’ve been looking for a solution for this but didn’t know it was right here. And what an easy of storing photos in order!

  6. Nelly Backer

    Really helpful, guys! I am kinda new in this industry and doing a bit of research. I feel more prepared now that I read this! Thank you!

  7. Will a simple ‘thank you’ be enough? I’ve lost track of for how long I have struggled with the issue, before coming across this simple and useful article. Great!

  8. Awesome! Thanks for this. I’ve been trying to enhance my skills for my portfolios and knowing more about Adobe Lightroom is one important addition to my skill and course!

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  14. Linda Liston

    To save photos in Lightroom CC, simply right click on one photo, or select a group of photos and right click on any of them. Select “Save To” from the resulting contextual menu. You can also select “Save To” from the File menu.
    From here, you choose to save your file as a JPG (with your edits flattened or “baked in”) or you can save your original file plus its settings. See the table below for how information is saved with each of these choices.

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