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LR 3.4.1 Export Settings issue/question.....

Discussion in 'Printing' started by tanngrisnir3, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. tanngrisnir3

    tanngrisnir3 SC Regular

    137
    Nov 11, 2010
    About a week ago, on the advice of someone who thought the files I was exporting after post (as .jpegs) were too large, and thus took longer to upload and were not ideal in size to avoid possible online-theft, I changed the settings around in LR3 and have, ever since, got export results that simply do NOT resemble what LR shows me as the final product once I've finished.

    I.E., what I see on the screen in LR is NOT what I see in the folder I export them to.

    What I'm getting after export are shots that look much, much darker than what I see in LR. Like someone went rather wild with the 'blacks' slider.

    My current settings are:

    Quality 100%
    Resolution 72
    No sharpening

    Any ideas?
     
  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Just to be clear, are you asking about exporting for posting on a website or on Flickr (or email) or are you asking about exporting to print? I think you're talking about the former, not the latter.

    For Flickr export:

    Quality setting is 75, Long Edge is 1400 pixels, Sharpening for Screen is Standard

    For export to my hard drive: Quality 80 (don't ask me why I don't have the same on Flickr); Resize to Fit: Long Edge 1400 Resolution 240; Output: Screen Sharpening is Standard.

    My settings are set as per advisement. My pictures look just as they do in LR on Flickr and when I post them here or email them.

    I have has some prints, not many:redface: made and they looked good, too...however, I have always called Don and had him walk me through the settings for out put for prints first. I'm afraid I have not written them down.:rolleyes:
     
  3. tanngrisnir3

    tanngrisnir3 SC Regular

    137
    Nov 11, 2010
    Thanks! I'll try them out and see what happens!
     
  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I hope it works for you. You've been missed, by the way.:wink: I'm sure others have their own settings but those have worked nicely for me for computer/screen/website/emails. No doubt you'll get some other posts as the day/evening goes on.
     
  5. tanngrisnir3

    tanngrisnir3 SC Regular

    137
    Nov 11, 2010
    Thanks! I've been experimenting with lots of Canon lenses on my g/f's trusty old Rebel xTi in anticipation of jumping up to the 7d, but our photo trips have had crapola (and even dangerous) weather, so no great results yet.
     
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  6. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    LR 3.4 Export Problems - Help please!

    I usually export my processed images to my desktop in a folder I called x port. For some reason today, the exports seem to be going elsewhere! I can find them and open the files in Preview. After extensive fiddling I just can't see anything different in my settings :redface:
     
  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    That's weird, Christina. :confused: Perhaps some LR technicians can offer you some help?
     
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  8. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    LR has a memory. If you change to a different setting or output folder, it will remember that. You have to pay attention to your export settings the next export.

    Changing the quality from 100 to 70 just changes the file size. If your seeing a different image tone etc, a setting is off. Some sites optimize an upload to their standards and that could change the look but most recognize the LR profile and accept it.
     
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  9. pictor

    pictor SC All-Pro

    Jul 14, 2010
    Which color space do you use?
     
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  10. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    That is a very interesting question, isn't it?
     
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  11. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Thanks for the replies, I found the pics within the right folder but they were set in another column and I needed to slide the view along :redface: I don't know what happens when this gets full? Does it get full ever? Mystified as ever!


    By the way, I plugged in my external hardrive this morning, thanks for the kick!
     
  12. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Colourspace: sRGB for best visiblity on the web... that is, getting closest to presenting to everyone what you want them to see, regardless of their own monitor calibration. I'm not sure what to use for printing.