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5.5 Exporting From Lightroom

So, now that I'm happy with how my sequence is looking in Lightroom, it's time to get it out of there and start using it as video. So to do so, I want to export it as an image sequence. Exporting as an image sequence from Lightroom is very straightforward. First, I need to expand the stack using Ctrl+A, I'll select all of the images. Once this is done, I go to File and choose Export. When you install LRTimelapse, it does come with some presets, which are useful, but I prefer to set up my own export settings, so what I am gonna do is choose a folder to put them in. And I've got one for this particular location, and I keep this folder of all of my exports and this one, the location is Sundsvall. So, I'm just gonna select the folder there. I'm gonna put it in a subfolder called pair2, so it's gonna generate a folder inside of Sundsvall with this name. I've also added the rename two. So, instead of the file names, it's going to add a custom text. So, each of the files will correspond to the title name that I've given it here. So, I wanna keep it all consistent. If I scroll down, we have some options here. So, I'm using JPEG with a quality of about 80. You could be slightly more generous and you could also use TIFF if you wished, and use a greater bit depth than 8 bits, but I find for my workflow, JPEG is gonna be good enough. The quality is still pretty tidy, and the output is rather marvelous. The color space I've set to SRGB because it's the same that my monitor is configured to. And, it's the same my camera's using. I'll ignore the resize. And, if your resolution is anything different, you might wanna set it to 72. All of these things say you don't really need. Once that's done, click on export and it's gonna start writing those files to that location. So, as a side note, you can open up your raw images directly in after effects, but the files are going to be very heavy and very big. So, I think doing this part of the process saves that headache and speeds up your work flow. One of the other things to be aware of is this part of the process, this should really be no turning back. Cuz once you've exported them as JPEG, you should be moving forward in the editing software and all of the color corrections, color grading decisions should probably be made here. Once in Premier, though, you might discover that you're not entirely satisfied with your sequences, and you may need to jump back into Lightroom, unless that can be done. So, this is how I would export my images ready for use in aftereffects in Premier.

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