Save photos to your computer or a hard drive. Share photos on Facebook.
Save photos. Share on Facebook.

Save photos to a computer, hard drive, or Flash drive

Save as full-sized originals or JPEGs at a specified size

In Photoshop Lightroom CC, you choose to save your edited photos as JPEGs (small, maximum, or custom size) or as full-sized originals. You can save to a folder on a computer or to an attached or networked drive, such as a Flash drive.

When you save photos, you create new image files that include the edits and other metadata changes you’ve made to the photos.

To save photos from Photoshop Lightroom CC to a computer, hard drive, or Flash drive, follow these basic steps:

  1. Select one or more photos to save.

    • If you're in Photo Grid () view or Square Grid () view, select the photo that you want to save. Control-click to select multiple photos.
    • If you're in Detail () view, select the photo that you want to save from the filmstrip. Control-click to select multiple photos.
  2. Open the Save dialog.

    After selecting the photos, do any of the following:

    • Click the Share () icon at the upper-right corner and choose Save To from the menu that appears.
    • Right-click the selected photo or the selection photos, and choose Save To from the context menu.
    • From the menu bar, choose File > Save To.
  3. Specify save options.

    Save dialog in Lightroom CC
    Specify save options in Photoshop Lightroom CC.

    In the Save dialog box, specify the following:

    File Type

    Choose JPEG to save the photo in .JPG format. Choose Original+Settings to save the photo as full size original.

    Location

    Save at the default location or select another folder to save the photo. The default location is:

    • Win: C:\Users\[user name]\Pictures\Lightroom CC Saved Photos
    • Mac: /Users/[user name]/Pictures/Lightroom CC Saved Photos

    Size

    You can specify a size if you've chosen File Type as JPEG. Choose any of the following from the drop-down list:

    • Small: Limits the length of the saved JPEG photos to 2048 pixels. The breadth is scaled accordingly to maintain the original aspect ratio.
    • Full Size: Exports the selected photos in highest available quality in JPEG format.
    • Custom: Applies the specified pixel value to the long edge of the photo and uses the original aspect ratio of the photo to calculate the other edge. The long edge value can't exceed 65,000 pixels.
  4. Save your photos.

    After specifying the options, click Save.

Share photos on Facebook

Send photos to Facebook to share with friends and family

To send photos to Facebook from Photoshop Lightroom CC, follow these basic steps:

  1. Select one or more photos to share.

    • If you're in Photo Grid () view or Square Grid () view, select the photo that you want to share. Control-click to select multiple photos.
    • If you're in Detail () view, select the photo that you want to share from the filmstrip. Control-click to select multiple photos.
  2. Open the Share To Facebook dialog.

    After selecting the photos, do any of the following:

    • Click the Share () icon at the upper-right corner and choose Send To > Facebook from the menu that appears.
    • Right-click the selected photo or the selection photos, and choose Send To Facebook from the context menu.
    • From the menu bar, choose File > Send To Facebook.
  3. Authorize Lightroom CC to access your Facebook account (required when sharing for the first time).

    Link your Facebook account
    Authorize Lightroom CC to access your Facebook account.

    Click Go To Facebook and follow the prompts on facebook.com. After linking your Facebook account, you can return to Lightroom CC to complete the sharing process.

  4. Enter photo caption and choose a Facebook album.

    Share photos to Facebook
    Share photos to Facebook dialog

    In the Share To Facebook dialog, choose the following:  

    Caption

    Enter a photo caption to display on Facebook.

    Post Photos To

    Choose Timeline Photos to share photos on your timeline or choose any of your existing Facebook albums from the drop-down list.    

    Note:

    The Share button appears dimmed (disabled) if you do not have any Facebook Albums. Go to facebook.com and create at least one Facebook album to which you can post your photos from Lightroom CC.   

  5. Share your photos.

    Click Share.

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