As you work with digital images, at some point you’ll reach a point where saving a file is a good idea. It might be an in-progress save to capture work to date as you edit a photo. Perhaps it’s to prepare a file for printing or sharing on the Internet. Or maybe export to social media. Luminar offers many different options for saving and exporting images to meet your needs.

  1. When you are ready to export a finished image, you can choose Export in the Toolbar.
  2. In the Export controls Click Save to Disk.

  1. When you click the Save to Disk button a dialog box will appear in which you can choose where you want to save your photo and what format you want to save it in.LuminarAI can save a variety of popular formats including JPEG, TIFF, and Photoshop.
  2. To save a file you can share with family or clients or upload to the web, select JPEG, and adjust the Quality slider to about 85. Click the Export button to create the file.

Export Image Settings

  • Format. You can choose from six file formats. Some formats like TIFF and JPEG offer additional settings for controlling compression and bit depth.
  • Sharpen. Choose whether you want to sharpen the exported file and, if so, by how much. Sharpening increases details in the edges of the image and overcomes some of the compression artifacts introduced by formats like JPEG.
  • Resize. You can export your image at its original size or enter new dimensions for the image to fit its long side or short side.
  • Color Space. You can export your image in one of three color spaces.
    • sRGB is the narrowest color space but is most compatible with the web.
    • Adobe RGB is a common color space used in computer graphics and many software applications.
    • ProPhoto RGB is the widest color space and supports the broadest range of colors. This is the only color space that can contain all the colors captured in a raw photo.
  • Quality. Some formats (like JPEG) allow you to assign a Quality setting which will affect overall compression and the file size.

If you are exporting a single file, you can change its name to something more descriptive in the File Name field at the top of the Export Image window. If you’re exporting multiple images, you won’t see this option and the exported files will retain their original file names.

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