Tutorial: Sizing images for the screen using Lightroom 5
The last two tutorials on this blog were aimed at sizing images for print using Adobe Lightroom 5 and Adobe Photoshop CC 2014. Here's a new tutorial devoted to sizing images for screen display using Lightroom 5.
Sizing images for various displays is a perennial question at camera clubs, which run monthly competition nights where members enter their images in Projected Images and Printed Images categories. Many clubs have strict parameters for pixel dimensions, resolution, colour space and file size of images submitted for the Projected Images category (ie. displayed on a computer monitor and projected onto a screen). This short tutorial is designed to help Adobe Lightroom users work out how to get your images ready for entry in the Projected Images category.
A couple of key points before we launch into the tutorial:
- If you're a member of a camera club, double check with your club for its parameters or specs for Project Image entries. The specs used in this video are examples only.
- If you're exporting your image for Facebook, you'll need to keep the longest edge either at 960 pixels (for vertically oriented photographs) or 2048 pixels (for horizontally oriented photographs.
- The video includes the use of Sharpening for Screen during the Export. You might prefer to export without sharpening and sharpen your image/s using Photoshop after they have been exported from Lightroom.
Okay, with that out of the way, here's the video: