Share albums with friends and family, or showcase your photos on social media. It’s easy in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, whether you’re using the built-in sharing tools from your computer, your mobile device, or the web.
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Share photos from your computer

Choose a single photo, or press Ctrl+click (Windows) or Cmd+click (macOS) to select multiple photos in Lightroom on your computer. Click the Share icon in the upper right and in the Share section choose Get a Link…

Photos in an album in Lightroom for desktop with the Share icon highlighted and the Get A Link share option displayed in the menu.

Lightroom creates a link to a web gallery of your photos. The access to the link can be set to Anyone can view or Invite only. In the Invite tab you can enter an email address and click Invite to send an invitation via email, or click the icon of the clipboard to copy the link so you can send it to others or to post on your favorite social media channels. Click the Customize and Settings tabs to choose custom display options and sharing settings for the gallery.

The Share & Invite window in Lightroom for desktop displays the available options for sharing photos as a web gallery.

If you want to share an entire album of photos, right-click on the album in the left-hand panel and choose Share & Invite. A window will appear with the same options for Invite, Customize, and Settings that are available when you click the Share icon in the upper right. If you want to share an album to a web connection such as Adobe Portfolio, Blurb, or SmugMug, choose Share to > Add Connection.

Click on Shared in the column on the left to view all the albums you’ve shared.

A view of the Albums in Lightroom for the desktop showing how to share an album of photos, as well as the view of just the Shared albums.

Save or share photos from your mobile device

Select a photo in Lightroom on your mobile device and tap the Share icon in the upper right. Then choose from the different options to Share, Get a Link, Invite People, or tap Open in… to share to an app such as Facebook or Instagram. If you want to save a copy to your mobile device, choose Export to Camera Roll.

To select multiple photos, tap the ellipsis in the upper right and then choose Select. Tap individual photos or, if you have an iOS device, swipe to select multiple images. Then tap the Share icon at the bottom of the screen.

Lightroom for mobile on a phone showing the share options for a single photo, as well as how to select multiple photos for sharing.

To share an album, view the list of albums and tap on the ellipsis to the right of an album name and choose Share & Invite. When viewing the thumbnails of photos in an album, tap the ellipsis in the upper right to display the menu with the Share & Invite option.

Save photos to your computer

Select one or more photos in Lightroom on your computer. Click the Share icon in the upper right corner. In the Export section of the menu, select one of the presets for JPG (Small), JPG (Large), or Original. Choose Custom Settings to access additional export settings.

Photos in an album in Lightroom for desktop with the Share icon highlighted and the Export options displayed in a menu.
The Export window in Lightroom for the desktop shows the custom settings that are available when exporting a photo to your computer.
05/25/2021

Adobe Stock contributor: Biletskiy Evgeniy

Photographers: Jillian Lukiwski, Seán Duggan

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