How can I save different versions in Lightroom?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by MaryL, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. MaryL

    MaryL Guest

    I am a brand-new user of Lightroom (just purchased this week), and I wonder
    if someone on this group can offer a solution to what seems like a very
    simple problem -- but I haven't been able to find the solution. That is, I
    want to be able to locate pictures edited in Lightroom and later use them in
    other programs or email them. I simply can't find any record of these
    pictures. I can't find "save as" or anything similar. I did try renaming,
    but that simply renames the *original* image and does not save the edited
    version to a file. If I close and then reopen Lightroom, it does open to
    the last change, but every other program I have provides a way of "saving
    as" so that I can have multiple versions that are readily available through
    Explorer or other searches.

    Can anyone help? I did look into "export," but that seems to assume using
    a DVD. I simply want to save a copy to disk.

    (I am using Lightroom 1.1 and Vista Home Premium.)

    Thanks,
    MaryL
     
    MaryL, Jun 13, 2008
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  2. MaryL

    Guest Guest

    you can make virtual copies of an image and modify each one separately
    (photo menu, create virtual copy). lightroom references the original
    file for all copies, so there's no wasted disk space.

    at any time, you can export a copy of the selected images to a jpeg,
    tiff, bmp or whatever format you prefer, in whatever size you need
    (e.g., small for email or large for printing), and named in any way you
    want. in the file menu, select export..., pick the various options and
    then click export.

    there are also lightroom plugins that can directly export to flickr and
    other photo sharing sites, without saving an interim file.
    you just bought it and it's version 1.1?? at a minimum, you should
    update to 1.4.1, and maybe look at 2.0 beta.
     
    Guest, Jun 13, 2008
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  3. MaryL

    MaryL Guest

    Thanks. I had located export, but it appeared (incorrectly) that it was
    only for burning to DVD. I just tried again and found that it really was
    saved to the location I selected, although Lightroom had created a
    sub-folder named "Lightroom Burned Exports."
    Yes, I bought it just this week from Academic Superstore (an online source
    for academic discounts). It never occurred to me that I might be buying an
    outdated version. Ironically, I bought Corel Wordperfect Office X4 at the
    same time, and that clearly is the newest version.

    Thanks, again.
     
    MaryL, Jun 13, 2008
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  4. MaryL

    MaryL Guest

    Thanks! I'll do that. I also bought Adobe Photoshop Elements 6, so I have
    my (learning) work cut out for me.

    MaryL
     
    MaryL, Jun 14, 2008
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