Export Actions do the Dirty Work

by David Miller

Getting copies of your developed & processed images (whether they be JPEGs, PSDs, TIFFs) or your original RAW files out of Lightroom is just as easy as getting your untouched originals in to the application: simply select which files you want and select File → Export from the menu.

And in much the same way that Metadata & Develop Presets can save you some work by getting a jump on developing and cataloging your images as they are added to your library, Export presets and actions can save you some effort by saving you from rummaging through your folders and performing the same basic actions on your images every time they’re created.