Chapter 11. Exporting Images

As long as you work within Lightroom, all your changes are saved as metadata. At some point, however, you may need to export those files so that you can burn them onto a disc or edit them in a non-metadata–based program like Photoshop. When exporting Lightroom files, you can save copies of your original images in four formats: JPEG for email or the Web, PSD for working in Photoshop, TIFF for print projects, or DNG (digital negative).

But you need not leave behind all the advantages of Lightroom since it can still keep track of images even when they are saved in other programs. When exporting photos, the Export dialog box includes an option to include them in the catalog—making it easier to find them within Lightroom. ...

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