One of the more persistent questions I get in my inbox, or encounter on any photo-related forum, has to do with the use of the Resolution field on Lightroom Classic’s Export dialog. I want to focus on a specific use scenario where the exported copies are only ever intended to be shared/viewed on screen (not…
I came across this piece on Lightroom Killer Tips and thought I would share it here in case anyone missed it.
I had no idea that this was the case! Admittedly, I very rarely leave the ‘Resize to Fit:’ checkbox un-ticked, but I am glad I now know what was covered in the article.
When Resize to Fit is unchecked, the Resolution field is simply a metadata tag stored in the exported copy. You could put any number in that field, and export it 10 times with 10 different Resolution values and the pixel dimensions and file size in bytes will be the same for all 10 copies (assuming you used the same settings in the File Settings panel each time).
Mind = Blown
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