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Chapter 10. Creating Backups and Exporting Photos

10. Creating Backups and Exporting Photos

Saveguard your photoghraphs and develop settings against loss using Lightroom’s build-in backup tools. Save just your catalog file, or your entire photo library—complete with develop settings and copies of your original image files. Export photos in different file formats to be used in multimedia presentations, further processed in external image editors, burned to CD or DVD for archival purposes, or sent as an e-mail attachment.

Lightroom offers a variety of options that make it easy to back up and export all the data connected with your image library. You can immediately create backup copies to an external storage device when importing images, have Lightroom automatically back up your catalog file at your preferred frequency, and perform full or incremental backups of your photos and develop settings. Lightroom supports a variety of file formats suitable to transfer your photo library to a different computer, to further process images in another appliaction, to archive your projects, and to optimize the file size of images exported for on-screen viewing.


  

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