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I would appreciate some guidance regarding export from Lightroom for optimum Alamy quality and best chance of image acceptance.

Image format JPEG...Colour Space ( sRGB  ? )....Quality  100..( assume no limit file size  ? )

Image Sizing ( Resize to fit or not ?)....Assume resolution 300  ?....Output Sharpening  ?

 

Any other idiots guide to Lightroom Export appreciated.

 

Kind Regards..With Thanks....David

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Location and file naming = up to you

File settings = JPEG / Adobe RGB (1998)* / Quality 100*

Image sizing = depends on how big your files are, mine are fine as is (canon 40D, 10.1MP)

Sharpening = Alamy very clearly say no*

Metadata = leave all your data in

Watermarking = clearly not

PP = up to you

 

* You will find some alternative opinions on these points dependant upon various factors (search the forum)

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When I first started I was told that JPGS straight from LR are not good enough. I was to export them as TIFF then open them in PS and save as JPEG using Baseline Standard and Highest Quality. When you do it that way, you end up with a bigger file size that matches what you get with DPP at image quality 10 and DPI 350. 

 

One of the reasons I actually stopped using LR for Alamy work. 

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Quality 100 inflates the file size a good deal. Mine pass QC at 90.

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Lightroom seems to default to 240 pixels per inch when exporting 100% JPEG / Adobe RGB (1998). Should I stick with that or upsize to 300?

Thanks in advance.

John (aka Jan)

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I believe the DPI setting makes no difference? Isn't it just a tag in the file that determines the default size the image will print at?

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Location and file naming = up to you

File settings = JPEG / Adobe RGB (1998)* / Quality 100*

Image sizing = depends on how big your files are, mine are fine as is (canon 40D, 10.1MP)

Sharpening = Alamy very clearly say no*

Metadata = leave all your data in

Watermarking = clearly not

PP = up to you

 

* You will find some alternative opinions on these points dependant upon various factors (search the forum)

 

Agree with comment on sharpening. If you are going to apply some sharpening it's probably best to do it within LR so you can check the effect and for absence of sharpening halo/artefacts etc..

 

Applying it on export to jpg for Alamy seems risky to me.  If sharpening is overdone you risk problems with QC.

Edited by M.Chapman

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I sharpen on import. Never on export.

 

Allan

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Whatever, looks like the OP sorted out his PP three years ago, when this post started, as he's still submitting.

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