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Jeff

How To Export Multiple Photos In Lightroom

Published On:
May 14, 2022
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Seeing as you're here to learn how to export multiple photos in Lightroom - we will show you a couple different ways to go about it!

The biggest benefit to exporting multiple pictures in Lightroom is, simply put, time. If/when you have hundreds (if not thousands) of images to export in the same catalog - multi-export (batching) can save you tens of hours.

By the end of this short article, you'll learn a few ways to export multiple images in Lightroom so you can start saving time on your projects!

Let's get started!
                                                   

Step 1: Click On Your First Image

Ensure that all of the images within your catalog/album are the images that you want to keep and export.

At this point, you should be able to see a preview of each image within your album. This is located at the bottom of Lightroom.

Refer to the image above. Now, click the image furthest to the left. This will start your selection.

Step 2: Shift+Click Your Last Image

Ensure that all of the images within your catalog/album are the images that you want to keep and export.

At this point, you should be able to see a preview of each image within your album. This is located at the bottom of Lightroom.

Refer to the image above. Now, click the image furthest to the left. This will start your selection.

Step 3: File>Export

Now that you have all of your photos selected - go to the top left and click file, then export.

Simple, right?

Step 4: Choose file location, image quality, watermark settings, etc.

Just as the title reads - all you'll have to do from here is choose your file location, image quality, and your watermark settings.

When you're finished with that - hit the export button.

Step 5: Exporting and Waiting

After you start exporting - be prepared to wait quite some time for your images to complete rendering.

Needless to say, the more images you have, the longer the exporting process will take.

You'll be able to monitor the process with the exporting progress bar in the upper left (as seen in the image above).

Once it completes - make sure to check the folder you chose as the file destination.

That's it!

Step 6: Selecting More Than One Image To Export (But Not All Of Them)(Optional)

This step is optional - but I've found that, from time to time, I've wanted to select a few images to export but not the entire album.

This process is straightforward as well.

All you'd need to do is select an image you want to export and then CTRL+Click the other photos you wish to include.

If you want multiple images in a row (with no breaks) - you can again click the first image and then Shift+Click the last picture in that row.

If you're looking at the preview images and you see a few photos you want to export in a row, then an image you don't want, followed by more images you want to export... Click the first image, Shift+Click the image that precedes the one you don't want, then finish selecting the ones you do want by Ctrl+Click[ing] them.

If you Shift+Click at any point after the images you do not want, Lightroom will select all of the images before the one you clicked (including the ones you don't want). Naturally, this is something you wouldn't want to do.

Bonus: Deselecting Images To Export

I thought I would throw in this little tip as well. It's made exporting a lot faster when I have a ton of images to export, but I don't want to take the time to select a lot of them manually.

It's pretty simple, really.

If an image is selected, you can Ctrl+Click the image to deselect it.

You can use this to your advantage by selecting all of your images for export in lightroom, then Ctrl+Click the images you don't want.

This comes in really handy if the amount of images you want to export in lightroom far exceeds the ones you don't.

That About Does It!

Now you know how to export multiple photos in lightroom.

Not only that - you know multiple ways to select the images you want to export (or to exclude from exporting).

I really hope you've benefitted from this article. Be sure to check out some of our other helpful photography articles, such as how to shoot indoor photography without a flash, photography exercises for beginners, or 50mm landscape photography!

Until next time, stay safe and keep creating!

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Jeff

2022 marks our fourth year in business and my 8th year in photography. I have learned so much about not only photography, running a business, and everything web-related... I've learned so much about myself. Truly determining my passions and constantly learning and improving has gotten me to where I am today.
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