Exporting images : About exporting
About exporting
There are two main ways to export photos:
Export — you can use the Export command to export one or more selected photos (versions). This method does not use predefined batch settings, so each time you export, you choose the settings that you want.
Export with Batch Preset — a batch preset uses a set of predefined settings to export one or more photos (versions). You can configure batches with your favorite settings so you can process many images very quickly without having to choose a folder, image format, rename format, and other settings each time you export. This is often easier and faster to use than Export, even when you are exporting a single file.
Output types
There are three types of output that you can choose from when you export: File, Copy, and Gallery.
File output is the most commonly used output type. For example, if you simply want to output your RAW file as a JPEG file, this is the file type to use. This output type creates a new image file in the format that you select. You can apply adjustments and resize the image. You can save to a predefined folder or specify new file names and folders by using renaming formats.
Copy output is ideal for transferring images from a memory card to a specific location on your computer and importing files to your Library, all in one step. This output type copies source files (master file and sidecar file) to the folder of your choice. You can also automatically import the files after they are copied so that your catalogs and Library is up-to-date.
Gallery output creates image and HTML files that let you create a Web gallery for your photos. Just upload all the files to your website.