In Lightroom, you do not save photos in the traditional sense. Instead, you export photos. You can export photos in various file formats suitable for a wide range of uses.
For example, you can:
- Export photos as JPEGs to share online or as TIFFs for a print publications.
- Export to a folder on a computer or to an attached or networked drive, including Flash drives.
- Burn the photos to a disc after exporting so you can share them on a CD or DVD.
When you export photos, you create new files that include Develop module adjustments and other changes you’ve made to the photos’ XMP metadata. When exporting, you can choose a photo’s filename, color space, pixel dimensions, and resolution. You can save export settings as presets for reuse.
In addition, the Publish Services panel allows you to export and upload JPEG photos directly from Lightroom to photo-sharing websites. You can also upload layouts from the Book module to Blurb.com. See Post photos online using publish services and Create a photo book in Lightroom 5.
To export photos from Lightroom to a computer, hard drive, or Flash drive, follow these basic steps: