For members that use (or are thinking about using) Lightroom, here is an (updated) example of the settings to use when exporting images for our monthly competitions:
The file settings section is where you set it to JPEG, ensure the colour space of the exported file is sRGB (doesn’t matter what your source image is, the export will be sRGB) and enable a file size limit (JPEG quality is automatically adjusted to achieve this which is why quality is greyed out).
In the image sizing section is where you size the image. These settings will produce an exported image that fits within our maximum width of 1920 pixels and maximum height of 1080 pixels while maintaining the aspect ratio.
If you had to severely crop your image (eg you didn’t have a long enough zoom) then the don’t enlarge setting will not stretch out a small image to the 1920×1080 size that could result in a blurry or blocky image..
Ignore the resolution option. This is only a suggestion for printing, it has no impact on how many pixels are in the image. In general, unless you are scanning from or printing to a physical surface, don’t worry about ppi or dpi.
Once you have your export settings entered, you can save them as a user preset so that next time you just select the preset instead of going into the export dialog.
Yes, you read right, the Adobe Ambassador, Mark Galer is coming to WCC to do an all day Photoshop and Lightroom seminar. WCC is very lucky to have secured the services of Mark Galer so this is one you won’t want to miss. See the image below for further details.
This is the first competition night of 2016 starting at 7.30pm in the Main Hall at Mt Waverley Community Centre.
This will be a great photography weekend. You can stay at the motel with us or make your own arrangements, it’s up to you. But, you will need to act quickly.
In 2016 we have a big year planned for WCC members: