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How to Change Image Files for the Internet using Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and On1 Raw


I’ve had some questions asked about how to get your high-resolution JPEG images ready for the Macro Chat Live Show.  That’s a good question and to tell you the truth I also thought this would help you prep for Social Media sharing.  That can be confusing too.

In this Quick Dive video I share with you easy steps on how to change your large image file into files for the Internet using Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and On1 Raw.

I also found a helpful site so you can see what sizes works well with various social platforms.  Check it out at the bottom of this article.

Adobe Lightroom


Click on Export on the bottom left in your Library Module

Click on where you want the file to go too once completed

Change to JPEG and sRGB in the File Settings

Image Size for High Resolution Files uncheck the Resize to Fit and change resolution to 100

Image Size check Resize to Fit and add what you want the file size to be.  Check ‘don’t enlarge’ and change resolution to 100

Click Export

Adobe Photoshop


Click on File on the top left area

Go to Export > Save for Web (Legacy)

Bottom right Image Size leave alone for High Resolution jpegs or change size for social media

Keep Percent to 100 for High Resolution JPEG

Under Preset click on small arrow for drop-down to select jpeg if you don’t see it and quality to 100

Check Convert to sRGB

Bottom left click Preview if you would like to see it on the internet.

Click Save

On1 Photo Raw


Click on Resize on the right

In Document Size change resolution to 100 and don’t change file sizes for high-resolution files

In Document Size keep resolution to 100 and change file sizes for social media and/or your website dimensions

Click bottom right on Export Icon

Set your Location on were you want the file to go after you’re done

In File Type click on small arrow if you don’t see JPEG.  Select JPEG

Bottom right-click on Export

My example image

joshua tree rocks

Joshua Tree Rocks – Light painting during Blue Hour

Story behind this image:

I shot this during the blue hour.  I took a large flashlight to highlight the beautiful rocks in the desert of California.  I love to photograph desert landscapes (if you couldn’t tell 🙂 ).  We had a great time camping!  Kevin helped a Swedish couple with their RV and they gave us a bottle of champagne.  I love Swedes 🙂 What an evening….I had champagne, enjoyed a nice camp fire and I shot this image playing with light painting.  Yes, I was one happy lady.

I want you to know that when I share on social media I don’t change all the sizes that the link below gives us.  That would take forever…I see what’s the minimum and go from there.

Click here to help you see the various sizes for Social Platforms. It really is a great reference.

Feel free to ask questions below or just say Hi…I read every comment.


Janice Sullivan

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