Lightroom Classic CC - Export and Resizing Images

Exporting and Resizing Images in Lightroom

Are you looking for a quick and simple way of resizing and exporting your lightroom images? If so then you have come to the right place. Once you have gone through your editing workflow and you are happy with the final image the next thing you may want to do is export your image to use as a desktop background or to print. Below is a quick guide on how you can export your images from lightroom to a specific location, give your image a name and then to resize it to fit your needs.

First thing you want to do is select the image you want to export and resize. This can be done from both the Develop or Library module.

Once selected click File -> Export on the tool bar or press CTRL+SHIFT+E on your keyboard. The export window will come up and should look something like this.

Here you will see a list of options that can be applied to the image when exporting. For now we will only be looking at three of them.

  • Export Location

  • File Naming

  • Image Sizing


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Export Location

Depending on your preference you may want to change the location of the image you are exporting. To do this select Specific Folder and then click Choose. In the window that comes up locate and select the folder you wish to save in.


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File Naming

Now that you've set the location you want to save your image too the next thing is to give it a name. Under file naming make sure rename to is checked and then from the drop down you can select one of several options.

If you want to create your own custom names the easiest option to select is Custom Name. This will open up the custom text field and you can then give your image any name you wish.

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Image Sizing

Lastly we have image sizing. This will allow you to resize the image you are exporting. Again you will have a few options to select from and depending on which you select you may get slightly different results.

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Now that you’ve set your save location, named your image and set the size you want the image to be the only thing left is to press Export.