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Retoucher

Megan E Griscom

Posts: 453

Bordentown, New Jersey, US

Hi,

I hope I dont sound like a dummy but is there any way to export from LR without it compressing to a jpeg? I just downloaded it today, edted the raw in LR, exported to a folder and opened in PS. But it compressed to a jpeg and I dont want to do that...

Nov 26 12 09:02 pm Link

Photographer

Deirdre Holmes

Posts: 1264

San Pedro, California, US

yes, there should be a drop down menu in the export menu that gives you  options like - original, jpeg, psd... etc -
In Export menu there is:
Export Location
File Naming
File Settings

Nov 26 12 09:07 pm Link

Retoucher

Megan E Griscom

Posts: 453

Bordentown, New Jersey, US

Deirdre Holmes wrote:
yes, there should be a drop down menu in the export menu that gives you  options like - original, jpeg, psd... etc -
In Export menu there is:
Export Location
File Naming
File Settings

Nov 26 12 09:09 pm Link

Photographer

Clarence Zimmerman

Posts: 4048

Orlando, Florida, US

DONT export it. If you open the RAW in LR you can go right from LR to PS using the edit in photoshop command.

right click on the image in the develop module and mouse down to EDIT IN and you can see the command from there.

LR3; this should be available in LR 4 also. It will open in PS and from there you can save as a photoshop file and close and from there that NEW PS file will show up in LR next to the original raw file.

As long as you load both the raw and jpegs as ONE into LR to begin with or at least just the raw you should be fine.

Nov 26 12 09:19 pm Link

Photographer

Rich Arnold Photography

Posts: 944

Los Angeles, California, US

Clarence Zimmerman wrote:
DONT export it. If you open the RAW in LR you can go right from LR to PS using the edit in photoshop command.

right click on the image in the develop module and mouse down to EDIT IN and you can see the command from there.

LR3; this should be available in LR 4 also. It will open in PS and from there you can save as a photoshop file and close and from there that NEW PS file will show up in LR next to the original raw file.

As long as you load both the raw and jpegs as ONE into LR to begin with or at least just the raw you should be fine.

Cmd-E will open a LR file in PS.

Nov 27 12 07:06 am Link

Photographer

Rich Arnold Photography

Posts: 944

Los Angeles, California, US

Megan E Griscom wrote:
Hi,

I hope I dont sound like a dummy but is there any way to export from LR without it compressing to a jpeg? I just downloaded it today, edted the raw in LR, exported to a folder and opened in PS. But it compressed to a jpeg and I dont want to do that...

You can easily export as a TIFF. But as pointed out below, cmd-e will open the LT file in PS.

Nov 27 12 07:08 am Link

Retoucher

Megan E Griscom

Posts: 453

Bordentown, New Jersey, US

Clarence Zimmerman wrote:
DONT export it. If you open the RAW in LR you can go right from LR to PS using the edit in photoshop command.

right click on the image in the develop module and mouse down to EDIT IN and you can see the command from there.

LR3; this should be available in LR 4 also. It will open in PS and from there you can save as a photoshop file and close and from there that NEW PS file will show up in LR next to the original raw file.

As long as you load both the raw and jpegs as ONE into LR to begin with or at least just the raw you should be fine.

Oh awesome! Thanks...thats what I was hoping it would do...so I didnt have to go throught the folder. Thanks you. I just got LR...I had trial before but couldnt figure it out. Ive so many good things about it that I decided to give another go. I love Creative Cloud!

Hah! I just tried and it worked. Thank you very much!

Nov 29 12 03:29 pm Link